I used to be a secular Jew. As with any secular person, I watched tv, went to the movies, hung out with friends, went to bars, etc.
After becoming observant, most of these activities had to go. While I do believe that Jews are meant for a higher purpose than to waste their time on meaningless hobbies, I still sometimes feel bored and emotionally deprived if all I do is ruchnius.
Are there any kosher outlets for a frum person to ease the evil inclination and subside the American urge to "have fun"?