Playful Pastimes From "Sex and the City"
Bored with your same old spin class on Mondays and cooking class Thursday nights? Try some hot new hobbies, Sex and the City-style!
Freelance writing is the perfect excuse to trial activities you've been too lazy/self-conscious/afraid to attempt before. You can always trot out the old "I'm a writer -- it's for a story" line as a get-out-of-jail-free card if you mess up. My obsession with road-testing the latest craze means this is ideal for me, both giving me a reason to try new things and a handy source of fresh story ideas. I can think of no better source of inspiration than Sex and the City.
While Carrie and co. aren't the stay-home-and-play-Scrabble types, they have been known to explore the world beyond sex, shoes and shopping. Here's a sampling of their extra-curricular interests...
Yoga: Featured in several episodes, including the one in which Samantha has a crush on her celibate yoga teacher (Season 1, "The Drought").
Psychic Readings: Charlotte wants to know if she'll ever marry (Season 1, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful").
Drag Queen Bingo: Samantha runs into an ex-boyfriend who's now her drag queen alter-ego (Season 2, "Old Dogs, New Dicks").
Tantric Sex Classes: Charlotte convinces the other girls to attend a tantric lesson after a partner falls asleep during the deed (Season 2, "Was It Good For You?").
Horse Riding: Charlotte "gets back on the horse" (literally) after a traumatic riding accident as a child (Season 2, "Ex and the City").
Tap Dancing: Charlotte takes up classes during her divorce from Trey (Season 4, "Change of a Dress").
Flying Trapeze: Carrie trials trapeze for a story she's writing for Vogue (Season 6, "The Catch").
Karaoke: The girls sing "I Am Woman" in the "Sex and the City 2" movie.
I can't tell you the number of tantric lessons I've attended. Just kidding! But some of these I have tried before (helllooooo, horse riding, karaoke and yoga). Some I'm keen to attempt (tap dancing, psychic readings and drag queen bingo). Some scare the crap out of me (flying trapeze and tantric lessons, that'd be you).
For the ones I'd realistically consider, I feel some story ideas coming on...
Can you remember any other SATC hobbies? What would you secretly like to try?
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