If you've been reading my column for a while, you probably have noticed I have a ton of hobbies.

That being said, I have decided just for now to dub myself the "king of hobbies" until this whole thing blows over. Until then, however, feel free to check this list of hobbies that all come personally recommended by me after personal experience.

Some of these will be activities you should try (and can do so with social distancing) while others are activities that you should perhaps read up on and learn so you can do them when you can go out again.

  • Carve peach pits.
  • Harvest wild food.
  • Practice photography.
  • Build your own furniture.
  • Learn electronics and rebuild something.
  • Edit video.
  • Write a book/script/ poetry.
  • Write letters.
  • Cook something complicated.
  • Find an exercise you like.
  • Grow something.
  • Make your own vinegar.
  • Make your own wine.
  • Memorize your favorite poem.
  • Go magnet fishing (but don't steal my spots).
  • Look for shed antlers.
  • Go metal detecting (but don't steal my spots).
  • Study your community's history.
  • Teach yourself a computer program.
  • Landscape your yard.
  • Keep a diary.
  • Learn another language.
  • Learn to write upside down/backward/left handed.
  • Make fishing lures.
  • Read like crazy.
  • Learn first aid skills.
  • Do home repair you've been putting off.
  • Go geocaching.
  • Practice throwing something (baseball, football, darts, cards, bean bags, horseshoes).
  • Practice origami or airplane folding.
  • Learn electrolysis or electroplating.
  • Learn to etch glass.
  • Learn to rip an apple in half with your bare hands.
  • Learn to identify trees.
  • Learn to identify birds..
  • Learn to knit/crochet
  • Learn to repair your vehicle.

Travis Grimler may be reached at 218-855-5853 or travis.grimler@pineandlakes.com. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@PEJ_Travis.