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?


  1. Hi. Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I have to admit that I've never seen Sex and the City. Not even the movies. No, I'm not a hermit! It's just that with getting kids to bed and trying to spend some quality time with hubby, I almost never watch TV in the evenings. I have tried yoga, though, and loved it. Happy Friday!

  2. I love sex & the city! I am now following and cant wait to read more.

  3. I can't think of any other SATC hobbies other than drinking cosmos does that count? Thanks for stopping by my blog as well, have a great weekend!

  4. Hi! Thanks so much for following my blog. Im now following back. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. I am blog hopping today and I am your newest follower! I hope you can come visit at

  6. thank you for visiting my blog!!! =)
    I love yours!
    and I used to have this same layout until yesterday at my blog... so cute heheheh

  7. Hello!

    Visiting from New Friend Friday! I love your blog and Sex and the City was one of my favorite shows! I cannot wait to read your future posts! Now following you through Google Connect.

    Stop by sometime and visit my blog at

    - Shelli :)

  8. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for visiting. Barb, I can totally imagine with kids that you wouldn't get a huge amount of 'me' time, so that's fair enough!

    I am planning some more "Sex and the City" posts in the next couple of weeks, including craft projects! I will also have posts focussing on writing and general stuff.

    Amieggs, I am so stoked with this layout. I only changed to it a couple of weeks ago. We both obviously have impeccable taste! : )

    Anyway, thanks for all your kind comments. : )

  9. LOVELY blog!
    Looks like you are on your way to success! I love what you write!
    Come follow me back.

  10. Thanks Frenchy. I just visited your blog and love, love, LOVE it!! : )

  11. Visiting from the Lady Blogger's Tea Party! I loved Sex in the City even though my life looked nothing like theirs! Anywho, I think trying things different is the perfect way to spunk things up a bit! I always said I wanted to take singing lessons and I did! I love it but when recital time came around I learned how hard singers have to work--think I just put singing in the "been there done that and got the t-shirt category". Following you!

  12. Wasn't a huge hobby shopping for shoes the price of a used car?

    I'm with you on the trapeze and tantric sex thing.

  13. Cute site! Stopping by from the Lady Blogger Society tea party ;)


  14. I just got dropped off by the Lady Bloggers Society tea party. They kicked me out because I asked for coffee. Love your site! It will be fun watching you make your writing dreams come true.....good luck. Got any coffee?

  15. New to blogging & found your site through LBS tea party. Love your site & following now!

  16. What a fantastic blog you've got here...the title alone drew me in. I admit I'm quite the SATC addict and fan! OOh this should be fun following along with you.

    Let's see one more I can think of: Trying on hideous looking wedding dresses for fun. The one where Carrie and Miranda (while she's pregnant)try on the dresses and Carrie breaks out in hives!

    Found you through LBS tea party:)

  17. Wonderful Blog! I am following now... pop by for a visit when you have a chance




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