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What are your hobbies?

Post by w2mz » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:50 pm

I have been very fortunate to meet some awesome NOMs in real life who have similar hobbies to mine. I think it may be a good thread here to post some of our other interests so NOMs of a feather can flock together in other discussions as well. I'll go first:

I love the outdoors
Hiking
Backpacking
Camping
Fishing (fly and spin cast)
Archery (and the occasional bow hunt)
Fitness (some running, P90x, etc)
Skiing (water and snow)
Some guitar
Eating!
Also, some day I want to restore a classic VW. (Had one in HS)
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by SeeNoEvil » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:25 pm

My hobbies are:

reading all sorts of books on a variety of topics ... mysteries, historical fiction, science, history, poetry, philosophy...
gardening - I have a huge organic garden
dogs - I have a shorkie
talking long walks in a forest - I live in one!
traveling the US by car
cooking
dining out
antiques shopping
going to craft fairs and local festivals
going to farmers markets
writing poetry
living simply and authentic
piano and music
learning new things
and always... spending time with my family and friends
.... some day I'd like to learn to make pottery, get a horse and a yellow lab!
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by slk » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:34 pm

Pretty much about everything w2Mz likes and also cruising. I love visiting the the ruins in central america because it really strengthens my testmony of the BoM. :D

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Meilingkie » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:53 pm

Astronomy
Designing and making lens-based telescopes
World of Warcraft
Cooking
Politics
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Emower » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:17 pm

Playing the banjo
Fly fishing
Metalwork. I am a blacksmith.
Those three take up most of my time.

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Deepthinker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:32 am

Some of my hobbies:

Spending time with family
Reading
Running
Music
Hiking
Writing (poetry, but I do want to write at least one fiction novel someday)
Technology
Reading
Camping
Fishing (wet fly)
Physics
Reading
Politics (not so much this year, though :) )
Some video games

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Korihor » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:51 pm

Hobbies:

Sitting around thinking up new ways to sin
Hookers
Crack
Perpetually drunk
Leading the hearts of the children of my neighbors astray

oh wait, that's what I thought I would be doing after reading Mormonthink

Playing with my kids
Motorcycles
Woodworking
Fixing the house up
Reading NOM2.0
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Zadok » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:15 pm

When I was young and foolish, (I'm no longer young), I was a very addicted, hard-core small boat sailor. (Not the U.S. Navy).

I was commodore of the Great Salt Yacht club, Race Committee Chairman of the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, Race Committee Chairman for the Island Yacht Club in Alameda, California, Secretary-Treasurer (2 years) for the Island Yacht Club, Skipper of the Yacht "Liberty" (PHRF-fleet), Skipper of the Yacht "American Eagle" (IOR-1/2-ton Fleet), First place winner of the Metropolitan Yacht Club Midwinter series, (Oakland). Sailing Master of the 53' Yacht "Aledo" (Alameda), I also was foredeck crew on the Ocean Racing yacht "Equation" (Long-Beach). And a nationally listed member of the United States Yacht Racing Union, and certified Judge for the United States Yacht Racing Union.

Now I just sit around and masturbate...

No, seriously, before I met my wife, I was intending to sail around the world, but marriage, family and financial obligations but an end to that dream. As a result, we are now embarked on a different adventure of driving around the country in our "Land Yacht" motorhome. Which is a 35' BlueBird Wanderlodge built by the Blue-Bird bus company. CAT-diesel engine, and we tow our Suzuki Grand Vitara behind.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by cwald » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:40 pm

Zadok wrote:

Now I just sit around and masturbate... .
Ha. :lol:

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by cwald » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:40 pm

What are your hobbies?

Beer.

Horror movies.

Yard work/landscaping.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by LSOF » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:58 pm

Amateur radio. Electronics generally. Computer programming. Music. Studying religions, particularly Mormonism and Christianity (I hope to reduce this one over time).
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by 2bizE » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:32 pm

I have a very time consuming job, but it does allow me a lot of flexibility. Some of my hobbies include:
Soccer- my kids all play on competition leagues. I also am an assistant coach on my youngest son's team.
Outdoors- camping, hunting, riding all-terrain video vehicles.
Going on long walks with Mrs. 2BizE.
Fly fishing- This is my solace. I don't fish very often, but I find it very relaxing. I'm teaching my boys to flyfish.
Sex- I once had a colleague back east who when my 4th kid was born told me I should find a different hobby.
Videos- I enjoy watching videos on Amazon that I never would have watched a few years ago.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by nibbler » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:58 am

cwald wrote:Horror movies.
Recommendations?
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by hiding in plain sight » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:12 am

Korihor wrote:Hobbies:

Sitting around thinking up new ways to sin
Hookers
Crack
Perpetually drunk
Leading the hearts of the children of my neighbors astray


oh wait, that's what I thought I would be doing after reading Mormonthink

Playing with my kids
Motorcycles
Woodworking
Fixing the house up
Reading NOM2.0
That is definitely what my ward members think you are doing. :lol:

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by hiding in plain sight » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:13 am

My hobbies.

Definitely enjoying my family.
Hiking
photography
bird watching
reading
making new NOM friends.

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Corsair » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:12 am

Korihor wrote:Sitting around thinking up new ways to sin
Hookers
Crack
Perpetually drunk
Leading the hearts of the children of my neighbors astray
I'm pretty sure this is what my wife secretly thinks I might be planning to do. The only one I am actually doing is "Leading the hearts of the children of my neighbors astray" since I do work with the scouts in my ward and I actively teach them critical thinking and pursuing non-church goals when they are around.

My actual hobbies are a little more esoteric including:
Network traffic inspection ("Oh, that's what you were looking at on the web")
Annoying my children with DNS exploits ("Youtube.com keeps redirecting you to a 'watchingpaintdry.com'? Weird")
Video games on the Sabbath ("Nuclear launch detected" [bonus points if you can name that game])
Waiting for "Game of Thrones" season 7 ("Westworld? Yes, probably")

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by fetchface » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:35 pm

I design vacuum tube amplifiers.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Fifi de la Vergne » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:28 pm

Reading, especially historical fiction, really gritty, character-driven mysteries, some fantasy, and history -- especially 20th century and American Civil War, or British if it's about the Tudors or the Plantaganets

Sewing -- not quilting but RTW (or better) quality clothing

Camping and hiking -- although I live in the Midwest where it is miserable being outside 9 months out of the year (the older I get the less tolerant I am of our hot humid summers and our bitterly cold winters)

Conversation, especially with my kids
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by SeeNoEvil » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:37 pm

Fifi de la Vergne wrote:Reading, especially historical fiction, really gritty, character-driven mysteries, some fantasy, and history -- especially 20th century and American Civil War, or British if it's about the Tudors or the Plantaganets

Sewing -- not quilting but RTW (or better) quality clothing

Camping and hiking -- although I live in the Midwest where it is miserable being outside 9 months out of the year (the older I get the less tolerant I am of our hot humid summers and our bitterly cold winters)

Conversation, especially with my kids
Awww the midwest! I moved from Illinois about 3 years ago. I see what you mean about 9 mos out the year the weather is horrible.... I don't miss that at all. And you are an avid reader as well. I recently delved into mysteries and just completed the Louise Penny, Gamache series. I am always looking for a new good read. PM me if you have any you'd like to recommend. :D
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Zadok » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:44 pm

cwald wrote:Ha. :lol:

God, how I have missed you. Stop by my place again anytime.
We're on the wrong side of the mountain this time around, over where it it is continually raining and never dries. But you are on the list for the next time we are up north. I need to check out your progress on the beer making front.
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