What are your hobbies?

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by achilles » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:12 am

My hobbies, well...

-playing Candy Crush (a serious timewaster)
-playing piano (classical, jazz, rock)
-linguistics (especially morphology and historical linguistics)
-astronomy, cosmology, particle physics
-watching documentaries on YouTube
-dogs! definitely basset hounds right now
-Japan
-flower gardening, landscaping
-vegetable gardening
-Tolkien (like, seriously, even the obscure stuff)
-learning about science (microbiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry, geology, genetics)
-eating tacos and pizza
-Ancient Egyptian history, culture, language
-Dungeons and Dragons, painting fantasy miniatures
-hiking

As you can tell from my hobbies, I no longer believe anything in the Book of Genesis was literal in any remotely possible way. Which also kills the Pearl of Great Price and everything up to the Books of Kings.

Edited to Add: How could I forget about Star Trek!
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by 2bizE » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:43 am

nibbler wrote:
cwald wrote:Horror movies.
Recommendations?
I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but I can't remember....the Kettering Incident is on Amazon and is a creepy, thriller series for sure.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Fifi de la Vergne » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:09 am

Jinx wrote:
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
Yes! I also like to read historical non-fiction, good biography, anything that can transport me to another place and time. And I'm a huge classics fan, Jane Austen, Dickens, the Brontes, Thomas Hardy. No one ever wants to read the books that I recommend. ;).
I bet I would like them! . . . it sounds like our tastes are somewhat similar. On a side note, are you on Goodreads or LibraryThing? I love them for bookish conversation and recommendations.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Jinx » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:39 am

Fifi de la Vergne wrote:On a side note, are you on Goodreads or LibraryThing? I love them for bookish conversation and recommendations.
I was on Goodreads for a while, challenged by a friend to read 50 books in a year (made it!) but I don't really have the time to keep up with it anymore.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by document » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:08 pm

Nerd alert:

My interests are:

- Studying music (specifically the pipe organ)
- Comics, Manga, and Anime
- PC gaming
- Reading biographies and history (love early Christian history)
- Computer programming (I've been making an evolution simulator for years now)
- Archery
- Astronomy

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Jinx » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:59 pm

document wrote:Nerd alert:
- Computer programming (I've been making an evolution simulator for years now)
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by azflyer » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:00 pm

I fly airplanes for fun.

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by oximormon » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:40 am

I fly and build airplanes for fun!!

in addition to:
Traveling,
Hiking, Camping
Geocaching
Amateur radio, electronics
Gardening
Cooking
Cycling

(no wonder I never have any freetime!!)

Im currently working on one of these....
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by FiveFingerMnemonic » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:33 pm

Mine include:

Exploring the obscure areas of the state of Utah, especially the west desert.
Skiing
Hiking
Backpacking
Firearms, including ameteur gunsmithing and building my own, competition, and helping to operate a local range.
Reloading and ammunition ballistics.
Technology, particularly home networking and IP camera surveillance systems.

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Snowdrop » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:30 pm

- reading, mostly classics though I am currently reading some Douglas Adams
- millinery
- sewing historic and movie reproduction clothing
- viola
- hiking
- theatre
- film
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by MoPag » Mon May 14, 2018 12:10 pm

I wanted to bump this thread.

Get some of our new NOMies to tell us about their hobbies. :D
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by IT_Veteran » Mon May 14, 2018 12:21 pm

I’m learning how to fly fish, bought a motorcycle, and have been spending time doing home improvement.

Graduate from grad school next week, so hopefully the amount of time I have available for hobbies will increase substantially.

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Enoch Witty » Mon May 14, 2018 2:26 pm

LSOF wrote:
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:58 pm
Computer programming.
What do you write in? I've moved to mostly Python, just recently learning web design using the Django framework. Super fun stuff. Something has clicked with CSS recently. JavaScripts...not so much. :lol:

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Mad Jax » Mon May 14, 2018 5:10 pm

Just got back into Muay Thai
Weight Lifting
Philosophy is something of a hobby but I do try to apply it to my life
I used to write code and should get back into it
Warhammer 40K
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by GoodBoy » Mon May 14, 2018 6:08 pm

* I have a hobby farm where I grow grass for cows to eat.
* I love working outdoors while listening to non-fiction books and podcasts
* I play celtic and bluegrass fiddle.
* I enjoy strategy board games and I have a lot of them.
* Then hiking, movies, family, etc. like most of the rest of y'all.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by slavereeno » Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Wow amazing how interesting to find this thread. Full of really interesting stuff, I love to see what people like to do that's not NOMming, its encouraging.

- Maker space: 3D printing, embedded projects on Arduino and RasPi, welding etc.
- Software Development: I do this professionally and can't seem to get enough. Current drug of choice is Kotlin
- Roller Hockey, I play with my kids and on an indoor court whenever I can get the chance
- Martial arts
- House projects, specifically electrical and tile work
- Family Time!
- Linux
- Minecraft
- Para-cord braiding
- fixing up old cars
- Movies

:geek: :geek: :geek:
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Evil_Bert » Mon May 14, 2018 9:09 pm

GoodBoy wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:08 pm
* I enjoy strategy board games and I have a lot of them.
What is your definition of strategy board games? There are so many types. I play hex and counter conflict simulations (wargames).

Lately I have been playing a lot of the new Battletech computer game.
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by slk » Mon May 14, 2018 9:22 pm

Slavereeno, thanks! I really feel like a loser now!

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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by Just This Guy » Mon May 14, 2018 11:00 pm

Ham Radio
Horse Riding (English style, I want to start jumping this year)
Reading
Star Trek
Sci-fi movies
Home remodeling (slow project to finish the basement)
Traveling the East Coast
Chasing Toddlers and small kids.
Experimental cooking (food and coffee mostly, but I am just starting to get into mixed drinks)

Sleeping (&%^#*ing 2nd shift.)
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Re: What are your hobbies?

Post by GoodBoy » Tue May 15, 2018 12:48 pm

Evil_Bert wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:09 pm
GoodBoy wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:08 pm
* I enjoy strategy board games and I have a lot of them.
What is your definition of strategy board games? There are so many types. I play hex and counter conflict simulations (wargames).

Lately I have been playing a lot of the new Battletech computer game.
Games like Agricola, Pandemic, Scythe, Power Grid, Terraforming Mars, etc. I haven't actually tried wargames. I should give it a try.
Always been the good kid, but I wanted to know more, and to find and test truth.

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