I love technology and it gives me immense pleasure to learn new things or get to know about knew things. So, if I am totally free, I would certainly like to learn a few more tech things. For that, I need a newspaper & a computer with an internet connection. The best way to learn something new is by doing it, well, that's what I think.
Now, suppose I have my computer but no internet connection, like if I am in a remote village or something. Then I would prefer to do is to clean up all the junk on my drives & desktop. Organize my computer and organize my several mail accounts (if I have an internet connection). That should take a few hours at the most, say 8-10 hours.
I have two bags full of analog photos since my infancy. I have converted some of them to digital photos by scanning them. Still, I have a lot of the analog photos to convert to digital. It would probably take a month or so. I may get bored doing that for a month on a daily basis, so would like to go for long walks in the woods in between, which I so dearly miss in the urban jungle that I am living in at present.
Converting all those analog photos to digital will give me a work for my lifetime, a work which I so much love, but hardly get time these days for. My passion is to touch-up photos, like removing blemishes, wrinkles or scars from a face, make someone look muscular or slimmer (Oh! Wifey dear is going to certainly kill me if she reads this. This henpecked foo! will certainly delete this line in a few days, lest she may read it someday) and make them better using software like Photoshop.
Prior to accidentally landing up on ISC one fine evening, I used to edit photos on my comp and upload them on Flickr, Sulekha, and other travel related websites daily. That desire, to make someone or make self too look better in a pic, made me learn Photoshop on my own. The drives on my comps are getting fuller with so many pics being saved on them almost everyday.
So, I have a lifelong work to touch-up photos even if I retire today, the work which I enjoy doing the most.
When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new!