Monday, January 17, 2005

What we do for fun

Just before Christmas, the Harris Poll released some interesting results from their Leisure Time Activities poll. The heartening news (at least for someone like me): Reading beat out TV-watching and going to the movies as the favorite leisure time activity. (The poll doesn't ask anything about what people are reading. It could be all Louis L'Amour, but I choose to believe it's Austen, Dickens, Joyce and Proust.) The disheartening news (again, for someone like me): Theatre is the least favorite leisure activity. Geez, sometimes it's like I spent 8 years in grad school and went deeply into debt for nothing.