I used to take my work seriously but then I got better. I'm fully recovered but I still get a bit competitive and it's possible I may only choose date activities I think I can win.
My birthday present to myself two years ago was motorcycle lessons. I'm still deciding whether or not that was a good idea but I did go out and buy myself a motorcycle a month after the class. This year, I got a LivingSocial voucher to go skydiving (which I just did in September). It was fantastic and I would definitely do it again. And again. And probably again until I was certified. Damnit, why can't I find cheap hobbies?