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Whats YOUR choice of "play"?

Asked on January 11, 2015
Created January 03, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Title says it all really :)

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 10, 2012
at 04:24 PM

As in taking huge falls while rock climbing

60a45c627fa2c5d2c8e2359b27f6ea02

(0)

on July 10, 2012
at 02:29 PM

+1 for "circus shenanigans"!!

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on February 01, 2012
at 04:38 AM

this is officially my absolute favorite question. Brilliant to think of, too.

81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on January 04, 2012
at 01:30 PM

I like being a Monkey too

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 04, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Off the couch and into the AIR! And upside down and sideways.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 04, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Well, it helps to have an Army (strong) blanket you can pull tight; I too was in the Army many years ago but have never made a "bouncy" bed at home--too many dogs and kitties to be worthwhile. :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 04, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Well, it helps to have an Army (strong) blanket you can pull tight; I too was in the Army many years ago but have never made a "bouncy" bed at home--to many dogs and kitties to be worthwhile. :-))

B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

(837)

on January 03, 2012
at 10:07 PM

The more dancing we do, the more it extends into the rest of our lives, too, because when we're cooking, shopping, or working together, it's playful, too.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on January 03, 2012
at 10:00 PM

In some ways yes, but in Tango you have way too much else to think about than "wooing". :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 03, 2012
at 09:17 PM

Hot damn - so it's for real?!?! I think I better give in and youtube the process for tips as I still haven't been successful with my attempts. Wait! I use flannel sheets.. I wonder if that's hindering the process..

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on January 03, 2012
at 08:42 PM

I find it weird, in a question like this, to see many more responses than upvotes for the question. Sure, the question doesn't have any content, but its asking provides a good resource for people looking for ideas.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on January 03, 2012
at 07:05 PM

upvote for you! I also like chronic cardio... 10-mile runs with friends

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on January 03, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Informationally, you can bounce a quarter off of it... both my ex husband and my son actually had to DO it. Too bad they never had any interest in making the beds at HOME! *LOL*

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:52 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. Wish my dad played soccer with me.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:52 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. Swimming is the most miserable hour of my life, I feel like I'm going to drown constantly.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. I should really learn how to dance, must help to woo the ladies.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch, and into bed ;)

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:50 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. P.S. I should try this so I'm less embarrassing when I dance with friends.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch.

8c8e71eb729c0edb4786c6f3ba8614e4

(568)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:33 PM

I did this today :D

8c8e71eb729c0edb4786c6f3ba8614e4

(568)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:33 PM

heh, I did this today :D

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Df7cf48be85c91165f9f39f1fe462e41

on January 03, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Dancing...horizontally...naked, in bed with my hubby. Hiking would be my very distant second choice.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch, and into bed ;)

B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

(837)

on January 03, 2012
at 10:07 PM

The more dancing we do, the more it extends into the rest of our lives, too, because when we're cooking, shopping, or working together, it's playful, too.

10
Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 03, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Me? Just a few examples are: cooking with music and singing horribly along, breaking into bad dance moves between lifting sets, skipping to coffee, chasing after the dog, chatting up farmers at the greenmarkets, taking the train to a new stop and wandering around. Getting a Zipcar for the day for a random adventure to hell knows where. Organizing books by colour instead of alpha or by author. Attempting to make the bed military style to see if, really, you can bounce a quarter off of it.

Why have a certain activity? Life should be play!

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on January 03, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Informationally, you can bounce a quarter off of it... both my ex husband and my son actually had to DO it. Too bad they never had any interest in making the beds at HOME! *LOL*

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 04, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Well, it helps to have an Army (strong) blanket you can pull tight; I too was in the Army many years ago but have never made a "bouncy" bed at home--too many dogs and kitties to be worthwhile. :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 04, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Well, it helps to have an Army (strong) blanket you can pull tight; I too was in the Army many years ago but have never made a "bouncy" bed at home--to many dogs and kitties to be worthwhile. :-))

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 03, 2012
at 09:17 PM

Hot damn - so it's for real?!?! I think I better give in and youtube the process for tips as I still haven't been successful with my attempts. Wait! I use flannel sheets.. I wonder if that's hindering the process..

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4de8f1be3ed89b2b0de3463349fb1737

(964)

on January 03, 2012
at 07:18 PM

Monkey bars, climbing trees, playing how high can you jump...more or less being an 8 year old

81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on January 04, 2012
at 01:30 PM

I like being a Monkey too

7
22fcea5ec4415ff2238c663324aca40f

(556)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Dancing around like crazy while no one is around... I hope.

8c8e71eb729c0edb4786c6f3ba8614e4

(568)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:33 PM

I did this today :D

8c8e71eb729c0edb4786c6f3ba8614e4

(568)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:33 PM

heh, I did this today :D

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:50 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. P.S. I should try this so I'm less embarrassing when I dance with friends.

6
Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:31 PM

Tango Argentino and Flamenco.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on January 03, 2012
at 10:00 PM

In some ways yes, but in Tango you have way too much else to think about than "wooing". :)

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. I should really learn how to dance, must help to woo the ladies.

6
35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Aerial silks, static trapeze, handstands and assorted other circus shenanigans.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 04, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Off the couch and into the AIR! And upside down and sideways.

60a45c627fa2c5d2c8e2359b27f6ea02

(0)

on July 10, 2012
at 02:29 PM

+1 for "circus shenanigans"!!

5
C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on January 03, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Rockin' out to my favourite bands - preferably live but the iPod will do.

5
3414f91a77f564517f30c391d36c85b4

on January 03, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Sex. ;-) Dancing and hula hooping.

4
7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on January 03, 2012
at 08:38 PM

It's funny to me that the things I do to be active (walk, hike, bike, cross-country ski, and kayak) aren't the things that I think of as play. I enjoy them, but they aren't playful things in my mind.

For me, playing is lifting myself up on rings or a bar, doing somersaults, or climbing up things (be they abbey ruins or a small butte). Oh, and also, getting down on all fours and playing with my dog.

I don't play nearly enough.

4
Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

on January 03, 2012
at 05:25 PM

Chronic cardio.

Love me some 100 mile bike rides with friends.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on January 03, 2012
at 07:05 PM

upvote for you! I also like chronic cardio... 10-mile runs with friends

4
Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Swimming, raquetball, and dancing! (though my son swears he's going to get me on a hike-in zip-line in Korea sometime soon).

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:52 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. Swimming is the most miserable hour of my life, I feel like I'm going to drown constantly.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 03, 2012
at 11:46 PM

I'm with Sara S. I really enjoy walking, reading, knitting, watching sports, etc., but none of that is play.

My play consists of living with 3 toy dogs and 2 lively cats--more than enough hilarity on a typical day. I'm also fortunate to have amusing, light-hearted friends who bear with the challenges of life but still greet the sun with a smile.

2
Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on January 04, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Bboying (also known to media as breakdancing.) Good combination of balance, strength, a smidgen of glycogen depletion, and feeling "dangerous" every once in a while.

Or random monkey outdoor activities.

2
B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on January 03, 2012
at 11:56 PM

i like the swings at the park and playing tag. last night i lost an awesome tickle fight; my sides are totally bruised and my voice is octaves lower from all the screaming.

2
Eedf46c82d0356d1d46dda5f9782ef36

(4464)

on January 03, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Sex, Martial Arts practice, Running in the rain, Climbing, Obstacle Courses, Sand Volleyball

1
C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 10, 2012
at 02:16 PM

falling off the sides of cliffs.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 10, 2012
at 04:24 PM

As in taking huge falls while rock climbing

1
246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on February 01, 2012
at 04:29 AM

1
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 03, 2012
at 11:10 PM

Sex, frisbee, playing with our spazzy new kitten, cooking.. all fun!

1
7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on January 03, 2012
at 09:34 PM

Playing with my 5 and 6 year old girls...for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours...

1
C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

on January 03, 2012
at 09:17 PM

Walking around, playing bocce, shooting pool, dancing to music, exercising my creative muscle.

1
1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on January 03, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Practicing flips, snowboarding, skateboarding!

1
4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on January 03, 2012
at 06:50 PM

Squash. It's not outside, but you're literally bouncing off the walls.

1
6cdc6b1e75690cfcc4804a6c9eaa910a

(2171)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Playing football (soccer) with my sons in the garden (backyard). Scratch that: anything with my 2 boys!

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on January 03, 2012
at 05:52 PM

Upvotes for everyone! Whatever gets you off the couch. Wish my dad played soccer with me.

0
74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on January 20, 2013
at 03:50 AM

5Rhythms, known as 'moving meditation'. It helps create a state of presence, of being in the now. It's also a shit ton of fun to dance in a room with 20+ other people. You can be free to be whatever you are in that moment, not judging or being judged, embrace fear and vulnerability, and maybe be a tad embarrassed. But we have so much fun. It's incredible, the palpable joy that emanates from impassioned bodies moving to music.

0
C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on January 19, 2013
at 10:06 PM

Singing to my dog in a strange alien dog language that only I barely understand.

Making things with my hands.

0
9570a6d0e26d22f4c61f708a65fe1934

on January 19, 2013
at 09:36 PM

Dancing to Zumba on my Xbox 360. So fun! And playing bowling on it.

0
089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 11, 2013
at 03:01 AM

wancing!!! it's this thing i try to do as much in public as possible- i walk and dance at the same time. i look like i'm having a seizure, but it's awesome.

0
103a639b040a17bb579084287f2a5307

on January 11, 2013
at 01:03 AM

First tracks in untouched powder!

0
7b4f3e07f5ad78fa0cc2ee65604d4128

on January 11, 2013
at 12:13 AM

like many others, dancing around the house never gets old :) also love hula hooping, juggling, and canoeing!

0
Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on February 01, 2012
at 07:01 AM

i lucky, i can load my kyak and drive to the river four miles away. once there i can row fish or shoot wildlife with my camera. i hope i never get burned out on this playtime.

0
Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on February 01, 2012
at 06:49 AM

Play-wrestling with my sweetie! Awesome all-over workout, plus added ab workout from laughing so hard. :)

0
Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on February 01, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Me? Well, I make theatre, so I play every day. That's pretty great. Some of my work plays (pun intended) with what is "ritual" and what is "play". Besides, who doesn't love art in he streets, or out in big fields?

Cooking is fun. Man sizzle meat on fire. Sound like music. Smell good. Be tasty.

... But playing with my mate is pretty great too. That's my favorite.

PS: If anyone wants a great book on play as an evolutionary/anthropological phenomenon, Homo Ludens is dense and a bit outdated but very good. Free Play would also be one that the paleo people might enjoy.

0
D63a9a7789b948a1e88647f6c0e504ca

on February 01, 2012
at 04:30 AM

I always struggle with the play thing -- because I know the idea is that I just delight in some physical sport-like activity. Well, I'm a middle-aged woman, and I do exercise (and am at my perfect weight and look great), and enjoy the occasional gentle hike or bike ride or something like canoeing, and walk my dog a lot and enjoy that .... but play and pleasure for me would be something like exploring a great antique store or book store or new neighborhood, or getting together with a friend, or making jewelry, or something else that doesn't fit the chest-thumping paleo ideal at all. But basically, nothing involving running around or throwing things or whatever is my idea of a good time at all. Hated it when I was a kid, hate it now.

0
E0e8a1ed07605db268945bc898314266

on February 01, 2012
at 03:54 AM

As for games, UnReal World!

0
81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on January 04, 2012
at 01:32 PM

Crossfitting, Mud runs, and just being outside.

0
9de28a80b0dea81e50495aa5bf28184b

(180)

on January 04, 2012
at 08:16 AM

Soccer, our Team, Spain is the World Champion!!!!

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