Yo, What's Fun? 

We asked a bunch of people how they have fun.

Zachary Siegel

Carnival worker at Alameda County Fair

Q: How did you start working carnivals?
A: A girlfriend I had in Merced introduced me to the carnival, and I've been doing it since.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Work the goldfish. Make some kids happy.

Q: That's a noble pastime. When are you at your happiest?
A: When I'm makin' money.

Connie Kehn

Snack company saleswoman at the fair

Q: When are you at your happiest?
A: When I'm with my friends, at a concert.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: [laughs] I go to concerts, with my friends. Sorry, not very interesting.

Cseneca Parker

Community Law Center worker interviewed outside office

Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Actually seeing a difference made in people's lives.

Q: What do you like least about your job?
A: The lack of legal services available for people in need.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Oh God. Um ... What do I do for fun? ... Well, I mean, I do have fun. I guess ... go to Lake Merritt, feed God's ducks. Relax, y'know?


Liquor store clerk interviewed at work

Q: You're responsible for a lot of fun in the East Bay. What do you do for fun?
A: Oh, man, the list goes on and on. Work on my bike, draw ...
[His friend butts in: "Chase women."]
... play with my girl.

Q: How do you draw the line between what you do and what you do for fun?
A: Well, I work in a liquor store, so my hours are crazy, and like, I try to just have fun during the week. But there's never anything to do.


High school student interviewed outside the Gap

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: Um, I go to school?

Q: What grade are you going into?
A: Eleventh.

Q: Are you excited?
A: Uhh, not really.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Hang out with my friends, my family. My close family, like my cousins and brothers.

Q: When are you happiest?
A: The afternoon?

Q: Why then?
A: That's when the good shows come on.


Man holding "No Unlawful Sex" sign in downtown Oakland

A: No unlawful sex, playa!

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: Serve the Lord.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Serve the Lord.


Statuesque transvestite waiting for the bus

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I'm on SSI.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Go out to clubs, you know ...

Q: Any particular favorites?
A: That one down the street, um ... Cable Street.

Q: When are you at your happiest?
A: Honestly, when I've got some money, so I can shop.


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