'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,
'Ff'lo
fflo

thinking about fun is like talking about comedy is like reading about sex?

I was just thinking about having fun. Not as in "hey, maybe I'll go have some fun now" but as in "how about that fun, and having it, and thinking of it, and what it is to people?"

This isn't the post I was thinking of making last night. That post was going to be about my grandmother's Suzy Damn Doll. To be a Suzy Damn Doll is to be the thing somebody kicks around when they're mad about something or someone else. I gather my grandmother had a doll called Suzy who served this purpose for her, but by the time I was in the picture the expression was applied to people, usually in a context of defiantly saying "I'm not going to be your Suzy Damn Doll," or suggesting that someone not stand for being someone else's Suzy Damn Doll.

I thought of that stuff after hearing atleastdefiant talk of having had such a relationship to her stuffed animals at some point (presumably years ago) (ha!).

But tonight I'm wondering about fun, and what you think is fun, and how you know when you're having fun or how you define fun, and how much fun you think you have, and stuff like that there. So here's a poll, and feel free to comment, of course. Me, though---I may not get back here much before the weekend's over, as I'm aiming to have some fun of sorts one doesn't have on a computer.

Off the top of your head, what do you like to do for fun?

Which of the following conditions would you say are generally necessary for your favorite kind(s) of good solid fun?

the absence of serious responsibility or obligation
0(0.0%)
an atmosphere of spontaneity
0(0.0%)
someone(s) to share it with
0(0.0%)
an element of surprise
0(0.0%)
an element of security or protection from fears
0(0.0%)
sensual pleasure of some sort, as from food, drink, sex, touch, feel, smell, sound, etc.
0(0.0%)
a sense of open-endedness, as one might feel at the beginning of a long weekend or the night before a day one can sleep in
1(8.3%)
an intoxicant or two
0(0.0%)
physical exertion of one kind or another
0(0.0%)
a game or competition
0(0.0%)

Which of the following conditions would you say are in themselves practically sufficient for one of your favorite kinds of good solid fun?

the absence of serious responsibility or obligation
2(16.7%)
an atmosphere of spontaneity
0(0.0%)
someone(s) to share it with
1(8.3%)
an element of surprise
0(0.0%)
an element of security or protection from fears
0(0.0%)
sensual pleasure of some sort, as from food, drink, sex, touch, feel, smell, sound, etc.
3(25.0%)
a sense of open-endedness, as one might feel at the beginning of a long weekend or the night before a day one can sleep in
0(0.0%)
an intoxicant or two
0(0.0%)
physical exertion of one kind or another
0(0.0%)
a game or competition
0(0.0%)

How often do you have fun?

almost all the time!
0(0.0%)
quite a bit
3(25.0%)
fairly often, though I'd like to more
6(50.0%)
occasionally
3(25.0%)
not so much
0(0.0%)

How important is fun to you?

pretty doggoned important! natch!
5(41.7%)
significantly so
7(58.3%)
not terribly. i mean, not like when i was a kid.
0(0.0%)
it's good, but I can do without a whole lot of it
0(0.0%)
fun, schmun
0(0.0%)
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