Not many consider this the decade of fun. That label would better apply to the '80s (26%). Other good-time eras: the '20s (19%); the '70s (18%); the '60s (16%); and the '50s (10%). The current decade (6%) bested just the '30s (2%) and '40s (3%).
Here are some things we know about fun:
That slightly more people have fun with the same sex than in mixed company (40% vs 37%) and that 23% have more of it alone.
That roasting marshmallows over a campfire is way more of a hoot than a candlelit gourmet meal (63% to 37%).
That soft denim jeans, old sneakers and a favorite sweatshirt are almost twice the fun of a sundress miniskirt (66% vs 34%).
Princess Di seems like she'd be much more fun to spend an afternoon with (70%) than the queen mother (18%) or Prince Charles (12%), and President Clinton considerably more fun than his wife (63% vs. 19%).
A hot, scented bath is more fun than sex-and as good as a body rub/massage. Other "awesome" scorers by preference: Sleeping late beats pigging out on hot fudge sundaes, baking cookies or getting a letter or call from a "lost" friend.
Riding a mountain bike ties with losing 10 pounds. Warm cookies and milk nip past jumping on a trampoline and going someplace exotic. And tickling someone is lots more fun than being tickled.
Judging from this poll we don't recommend parasailing, beach volleyball, spying on people, smoking a joint, getting drunk, parade watching or marching, or skinny dipping.
But go ahead, watch those scary movies, play a practical joke on someone, shop for something frivolous and do take a chance springing that surprise party-81% would welcome it.