Random Nerdy Hobbies I Could Get Way Too Into

May or may not have mentioned this before, but I have a tendency towards more. I think that is part of the reason I started grad school and why family planning has taken up so much mental space in my head. I like to know my next step and work towards it.

So, I probably need a hobby. I have reading, but I would also enjoy something to physically do with my hands. 

I've been trying to think of things, and this is what I have come up. They are all pretty friggin' nerdy...to no one's surprise.
1. Genealogy
    • Okay, so this isn't really anything to do with my hands. But, I like research and this is a fun, personal way to do that...without being graded.
2. Crocheting
    • I so want to learn to crochet! Every time I think I have a teacher or class, it doesn't work out. And I am not sure it's the kind of thing I can self-teach...but I really want to learn. You'll know if it happens because everything ever will be crocheted.
3. Puzzles
    •  Guys, I really enjoy puzzles. I don't have a dedicated space in my house to do them, without risking extreme breakage...so I'm considering getting a puzzle mat so I can do it.
4. Sewing
    • This is not so much a hobby as just a skill I really need...for some reason I end up with little holes in my clothes all the time! I have a friend who will do it for me, but I feel bad asking so often. 

What are your hobbies?


  1. you can totally teach yourself how to crochet - i did and now i can crochet all kinds of things. i used youtube and took me 3 days of utter frustration that i wanted to scream and cry but then it 'clicked' and it's been awesome since. just be prepared to scream your face off for a bit but keep at it!

  2. My Mom Mom taught me to crochet when I was younger. I wish I had kept on with it or retained it. My aunt does it now, she taught herself.

    I'd love to be able to sew.