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Hobbies?

Postby Phoenix6570 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:15 am

My biggest hobby is something I'm trying to develop more and more. I'm into creative writing and currently working on a fantasy story. I've been working on it for a while now and decided to redo the entire thing because I didn't like the direction I was going in. I'm much happier with it now, and while I don't always write everyday more and more I'm trying to make that a goal so I can complete it. In addition to that I also like to write about my ideas about the world and society. I've dabbled in play-writing and a small amount of poetry and found that to be fun.

So What do you guys love to do when you have some free-time to kill?
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Kori » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:22 am

I've always been interested in poetry and baseball. It's not really that baseball is a hobby, but the sport brings back good memories I have of my father.

A creative writer? If it's in your comfort zone, I would cherish the opportunity to see an excerpt. At the very least, you'll have someone to give you feedback.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby glas_scot » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:34 am

I'm a big theme park geek. Been on 3 coaster trips with over 50 people on each trip around the world. Been all over Europe and was in Japan for 3 weeks in June. I absolutely love it and the people I go on the trips with are amazing. Been on over 300 coasters now and ain't stopping any time soon!!! :D
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Kori » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:30 am

Which park would you say was the best experience so far?
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby glas_scot » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:54 am

Tokyo DisneySea blew me away. You could go there, not ride a single thing and still have a absolute blast. It's just amazing.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby nimby » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:07 pm

glas_scot wrote:I'm a big theme park geek. Been on 3 coaster trips with over 50 people on each trip around the world. Been all over Europe and was in Japan for 3 weeks in June. I absolutely love it and the people I go on the trips with are amazing. Been on over 300 coasters now and ain't stopping any time soon!!! :D

Wow, very cool. I loved coasters too when I was younger. Two days ago I was at Hershey Park in Hershey, PA. There they have a coaster called Farenheit. Took one look at it and almost peed, so I passed. I still love the older, wooden coasters though.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:48 pm

I spend my free time reading ~ a rather sedentary hobby, but one I thoroughly enjoy...History primarily...
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby olywaguy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:38 pm

Guinness Fan wrote:I spend my free time reading ~ a rather sedentary hobby, but one I thoroughly enjoy...History primarily...


My degree is in American history. What kind of history do you like to read?
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Guinness Fan » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:10 am

^^American & European history...1850's - 1950's...
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby DeckApe » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:26 pm

Now that I've successfully done one, I can add "repairing antique radios" to my list. My 1940 Philco now makes pretty noises.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:49 pm

Hmmm let's see.


video games (World of Warcraft / PS3)
3D modeling & animation
music (making / listening)
Watching movies (home / theater)
Drawing
YouTube surfing

... this list might grow over time.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby DeckApe » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:18 pm

I don't think I ever made an actual list. In addition to learning how to repair antique radios, I also enjoy gardening (particularly in the Japanese style), traveling to the Oregon Coast, watching TV with my husband, light reading (hubby is working on securing a publisher for his murder mystery series at long last!), computer geeking, cards and games... I'll see if I can think of anything to add as well.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:49 pm

DeckApe wrote: learning how to repair antique radios,


I'll keep that in mind ~ I've acquired a couple during my travels - mostly 30's/40's Art Deco bakelite table models - one, a barn find, complete with rat's nest. I have gotten a couple of the repaired and are now in working order....the rats nest (since removed) one needs an overhaul.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby DeckApe » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Guinness Fan wrote:I'll keep that in mind ~ I've acquired a couple during my travels - mostly 30's/40's Art Deco bakelite table models - one, a barn find, complete with rat's nest. I have gotten a couple of the repaired and are now in working order....the rats nest (since removed) one needs an overhaul.


Sweet! What makes/models? I have two Philcos, two Silvertones, and one each for General-Television-and-Radio, Motorola, and Zenith.
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Re: Hobbies?

Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:52 pm

I'll let you know when I eventually move back to the States and unpack the stuff that I've left in storage...Forgotten what kind of "treasures" I packed away...besides a few radios there are a couple of rotary dial bakelite telephones that need some work.
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