What are your hobbies?

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    Mar 26, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    Just as the title says, I want to hear about what you guys do for fun.

    Hard mode: No working out and no sports
  • shiningstar

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    Mar 26, 2011 9:45 AM GMT
    music or movies,sometimes books
  • alphatop

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    Mar 26, 2011 10:16 AM GMT
    BDSM is a hobby?
    Planting and growing marijuana?
    Collecting dirty white socks?
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    Mar 26, 2011 10:56 AM GMT
    Astronomy and plastic models to be precise W.W 2 Africa core icon_biggrin.gif
  • BardBear

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    Mar 26, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    I'm an active author and I write daily including two blogs in desparate need of an update.

    I'm a gamer (City of Heroes) and have a yen for comic books.

    My partner and I are Disney fans and go to Disney World frequently.

    I volunteer for causes related to literacy in the community and the Humane Society. I'm also considering becoming a Big Brother.

    I'm a cineast.

    I used to ghosthunt, long before there was a television show.

    I read constantly.

    Peace,
    Bardy

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    Mar 26, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
    About the only hobby I have these days is writing, though I still have outside interests, mostly gay charitable, especially with HIV/AIDS.

    I've had many hobbies over the years, and I'd pursue some of them at the same time. They included several involving hand woodworking:

    - building stringed musical instruments from scratch (interestingly I couldn't play them myself), primarily 3-string mountain dulcimers and 5-string banjos, both indigenous to the US
    - making miniatures (aka doll houses), though not for play, strictly for adult display, and mine not houses per se, but period stores, and made some of the tiny furniture for them, too
    - building wooden toys for kids, like cars & trucks, spinning tops & whatnot
    - making shadow boxes for wall display, my favorite material coming from discarded wooden fruit crates I'd salvage from behind grocery stores, themes including stores like above, and roadside country fruit, vegetable & flower stands, similar to those I remembered as a kid. I'd also make the flowers and pots myself from narrow paper ribbons using another hobby craft called "quilling"
    - photography, first in medium format, later 35mm, also doing the darkroom work myself, a hobby that lasted 40 years, my longest, though nowadays I just take digital snapshots, all my Leicas and other professional equipment gone

    I've engaged in lots of outdoor activities, too, like camping, motorcycling, fishing, hunting, hiking, long-distance bicycling, and interests like theatre, music & movies, but I don't really view them as hobbies. I've always felt that to be a hobby there needs to be a personal craft or collector element involved, though others may disagree with that definition.

  • Mar 26, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    Mostly movies and music~~

    I am into sports & books too...









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    Mar 26, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    Flying small planes
    Photography and videography
    Music composition/recording (keys)
    Astronomy and outer space stuff
    Sitting on my ass and posterbating on RJ
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    Movies
    Reading... although I go through spurts of reading a lot then nothing for months
    Draw- I like using charcoal more than pencil and/ or Sumie
  • rdberg1957

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    Mar 26, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    I am a singer, mostly standards now. i have sung opera arias and took voice lessons for many years. I still practice.

    I play racquetball and tennis. Sorry, I couldn't follow your rules.

    I read a lot, mainly online (new york times, nation, american prospect, the oil drum, Realclimate). Now and then I read short stories, a rare novel.

    I like theatre, usually only go 2-3x/year. When I was in my twenties, I went every month.

    When i have time and my kitchen is clean, I like to cook. Mostly main dishes, soups, salads. I rarely bake.

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    Mar 26, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    i search for vintage designer clothes.
    i work on music.
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    Mar 26, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    Reading... love a good book. Real one too, no Ebooks. Racquetball... will play any chance I get.
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    Mar 26, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    Let’s see, it's kind of a long list when I think about it;

    Collector car activities (mostly 60s big Detroit iron) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70IH6yYugX8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVSMH3dj5V4

    Drag racing

    Road racing AMLS (Mid Ohio Aug 4-6)

    60s vintage NASCAR

    Nostalgia drag racing www.fastraces.org/fastraces/fastraces.nsf/top-menu-items/ghp16

    Geezer rock, reggae, classical and just about anything on the ECM label

    Long road trips on lonely empty two lanes

    Weight lifting / cardio

    Cycling

    Classical music

    The Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon art show

    Conservative causes

    Guns / NRA www.nra.org

    And probably many more that I can't think of off the top of my head.


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    Mar 26, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said primarily 3-string mountain dulcimers


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  • douglasjames2

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    Mar 26, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
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    Mar 26, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    Play Piano

    Running

    Arts and Crafts (they suck though)

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    Mar 26, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    Off-roading / Camping
    Volunteer in an animal shelter
    Fixing things ...
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    Mar 26, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    hm...this IS hard...

    chilling with friends at the beach/pool, eating, and music
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    Mar 26, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    Reading, meditation, video games, scenic drives and hiking. Love the mountains.
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    Mar 26, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    I write poetry and garden.
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    Mar 26, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    bass player and master chef
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    Mar 26, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    I drink heavily and climb things. Or I draw. Either or.
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    Mar 26, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    I like to saddle one of the horses and go for a long ride..., especially if I need to clear my head.

    I love vegetable gardening and spend a lot of time in the garden during the summer.

    Deer hunting, fishing... both done here at home.

    I like to read. I'll go to bed about 8:30 and read until about 9:00.

    I also enjoy going to farm auctions, the livestock exchange's weekly auctions, etc.

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    Mar 26, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    I used to have hobbies: reading, movies, gardening, cooking, travel.

    Now? Diaper changes, picking up toys, going to Target, going to the playground. And laundry...lots and lots of laundry!

    I don't know how my mom managed to raise three boys, when one little girl is killing me! icon_smile.gif