Best Of Regina 2010 Spotlight: Best Hobby

Best of Regina is readers’ poll on our city’s swellest stores, businesses, folks and fun. Readers may vote in 125 categories including Best Roughrider, Best Clothing Store, Best Real Estate Agent and Best Place to Buy Condoms. The survey is open until noon Thursday, Sept. 23. One eligible voter will win $1000 in gift certificates to some of Regina’s best shops and restaurants. results and winners will be announced in our October 21 edition.

I’m previewing one category every day until the polls close. Up today: Best Hobby.

Some categories come back every year. Some just get thrown in once every few years to make things interesting. So it is with Best Hobby, one of our exclusive 2010 poll questions.

My 2001 edition Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines hobbies like this: “a member of an imaginary race similar to humans, of small size and with hairy feet…” wait that’s not it (flip).

Hobby: n. (pl. -ies) 1. a favourite leisure-time activity or occupation. 2. archaic a small horse.

Obviously, you’re voting on the activity here (although riding horses could be a hobby).

Hobbies are great. And there are tons of them. Off the top of my head: knitting, painting, board games, baking, movies, reading, building models, obsessing over model railroads, keeping fish, studying history, playing bridge, blogging, researching family trees, watching birds, bodybuilding, gardening,  jogging, collecting things like coins or stamps or art or toys, camping, playing World of Warcraft (nerrrd!), playing in fantasy sports pools (bigger nerrrd!), travelling (must be nice!) and, I’m sure, the list goes on and on.

What’s the Best Hobby? And is there a best hobby that’s specific to Regina? Let us know!

Up tomorrow: Reader’s choice! Let me know which category I should write about in comments. (Cue chirping crickets.)

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “Best Of Regina 2010 Spotlight: Best Hobby”

  1. We shall see! Real estate is one of those that could take off and pull in a million votes because there are a lot of agents out there who can plot and scheme and vote for themselves. There are also a lot of people buying exurban sprawled homes and newly condo-converted apartments these days, and I’ll bet they all had real estate agents.

    See? See how much fun this game is?

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