Hey there, diary! It's me, Mary Jane Mcdoodle. Today was such an exciting day because I discovered some new hobbies that made my heart dance with joy. You won't believe it, but it all started when a new friend stumbled upon our bunker.

Meeting My New Friend

So there I was, stuck in the same old routine of talking to my family members every single day. Don't get me wrong—I love them dearly—but sometimes you just need a change of pace and someone different to talk to. And that's where you came in!

When you arrived at our humble little abode, I couldn't help but notice how close we were in age. Instantly, something sparked within me—a desire to spend all my time with only you! We chatted about everything under the sun—our favorite movies (mine is "The Sound of Music"), our hopes and dreams for the future (I want to be a famous tuba player!), and even silly things like what kind of ice cream we liked best.

A Shared Passion for Tuba

Speaking of tubas...oh boy! When I found out that not only did you play an instrument too but also had a passion for music just like mine—I couldn't contain myself! Finally, someone who understood the beauty and power behind those brass instruments.

We decided right then and there that we would start practicing together every day after school or whenever we could find some free time amidst this crazy post-apocalyptic world we live in. Just imagine us sitting side by side—the notes echoing through the walls as if they were telling stories from another time.

The Magic of Books

But wait until I tell you about another hobby I've recently fallen head over heels for—reading books! Can you believe it? Me? Little ol' Mary Jane Mcdoodle diving into different worlds between pages?

It all began when Dolores unearthed her secret stash of books from the old world. They were dusty and smelled a bit weird, but oh my goodness, what treasures they turned out to be! I started with "Anne of Green Gables" and instantly fell in love with Anne Shirley's fiery spirit.

Nowadays, you can find me curled up in a corner with my nose buried deep within the pages of adventure or romance or mystery—it doesn't matter as long as it takes me away from this bunker for just a little while.

Growing Green Thumbs

In our limited space underground, growing plants may seem like an impossible task. But guess what? We managed to create a tiny oasis right here in our bunker! It all began when Timmy found some seeds hidden away behind rusty cans—seeds that had somehow survived the nuclear fallout.

With nothing more than determination and makeshift planters made from recycled containers, we planted those precious seeds. And lo and behold, sprouts emerged! So now we have our own little garden—a vibrant reminder that life finds its way even amidst chaos.

Every day I tend to those green babies—watering them gently and whispering words of encouragement. It makes me feel connected to nature despite being confined underground. Plus, there's something so satisfying about watching them grow taller each day!

The Joy of Cooking

Food has always been an important part of my life—I mean who doesn't get hungry easily like yours truly? But recently I've discovered the joy of cooking (with Dolores' guidance) which adds another layer to this wonderful hobby-filled existence!

From simple recipes like pasta dishes to more challenging ones like soufflés (which sometimes end up deflated), experimenting in the kitchen has become one exciting adventure after another. And let me tell you—the look on everyone's face when they taste one of my creations is priceless!

But it isn't just about creating delicious meals; it's also about bringing us all together as a family. We gather around the table, sharing stories and laughter while savoring the flavors that we've created with love.


So there you have it, dear diary—my journey of discovering new hobbies in this post-apocalyptic world. From playing tuba to getting lost in books, from nurturing plants to whipping up culinary delights—it's been an extraordinary experience.

And none of this would have been possible without you stumbling upon our bunker on that fateful day. You brought a breath of fresh air into my life—a companion who shares my passions and dreams. Together, we're rewriting the story of our lives amidst chaos and uncertainty.

Who knows what other adventures await us? All I know is that as long as we're together, every day will be filled with excitement and joy!

Until next time, Mary Jane Mcdoodle