(I would rate this entry as wholly imprudent, yet entirely impossible to resist writing.)

Allow me to present, in their original format, some highlights from the “Interests and Activities” sections of some of the 500+ resumes I’ve reviewed over the past few weeks:

•    Whittling
•    Beer snobbery
•    Historical photograph preservation and cataloguing
•    Erstwhile racer
•    Cooking: reinterpreting old New England favorites
•    Thrill rides
•    Award-winning chili
•    Going on walks
•    Supporting causes in sub-Saharan Africa
•    Passed seminar: “Negotiating for Success I”
•    Exercise
•    Real Estate
•    Opera (performance)
•    Proficient (actively working to become fluent!) in Spanish
•    Citizen forester
•    Playing euchre
•    Wine Tasting
•    Travel (12 people)
•    Jane Austen
•    Sewing hats
•    Internet savvy
•    Marathon (personal best:  3 hrs. 45 min)
•    Satirical fiction
•    Avid reader (9 people)
•    Antique shopping
•    College and professional football enthusiast
•    Pet lover
•    Own an epiphone acoustic guitar and play it almost daily
•    Album collector: have a collection of over 200 folk albums
•    Published a letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News
•    Entrepreneurship
•    Intramural basketball
•    Boy Scouts of America [is that an interest or activity, do you think? – Ed.]
•    Learning about other cultures, past, present, and future
•    Online poker
•    Antiquity
•    Sports memorabilia and model railroading
•    The family BBQ sauce business
•    Woody Allen films
•    Hobbies include teaching and learning
•    Fluent in English
•    Playing all styles of guitar and violin music both professionally and recreationally
•    Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, Rappelling, White Water Rafting, Scuba Diving, Canoeing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing and Live Jam Band Music.
•    Amateur paleontology
•    Irish History 1914-1916

To anyone who might currently be on the job market, take note:  we do read the interests and activities section, and if it’s totally ridiculous, we will share it with our friends and coworkers.  And the internet.

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