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Other Hobbies?
« on: December 28, 2010, 03:54:30 AM »

Didn't see another thread about this...

What other hobbies (besides reading obviously) does everyone have here? I know a few from those of you who have shared in other threads, but not many.

I also play the guitar (poorly, but I really love it)
I draw (also poorly)
I enjoy watching football (NFL to be clear)
Beer tasting (is that a hobby like wine tasting?) good beer, not that cheap crap
I like to go to art museums in cities I visit
I collect coins, not actively these days, but I do have a decent collection still
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 01:05:35 PM »

  • I play indoor football twice a week, in both a men's and a mixed-sex team.
  • I hold season tickets to the Brisbane Roar and attend all their home games (and occasionally [read. this one time] embark on ridiculously long road trips to see them play interstate).
  • I'm a staunch supporter of the Boston Bruins and pay an exorbitant amount per season as a subscriber to NHL Gamecenter so I can watch them play live.
  • I'm a ticketed member of the Penrith Panthers Rugby League club and have supported them for over 20 years. I attend every game they play in South-East Queensland (read. Brisbane and the Gold Coast) and try to travel to Sydney to catch a home game at least once a year.
  • I suppose I'm something of a beer snob, but then I don't make it a hobby to try new beers. Instead I simply keep myself current on any news pertaining to Malt Shovel Brewery, who make my preferred brand, James Squire, and generally have an annual seasonal release that I look forward to.
  • I used to tinker about in a few bands, but stopped a few years back. I still play guitar but no longer write original music.
  • I collect vinyl records (specifically seven inch singles), but haven't bought anything new since I lent them all to a mate and he never returned them (they're currently sitting on a shelf in his living room, the bastard).
  • I've recently expanded my comic reading. I've never been big on the medium, with a few rare exceptions, but lately it's become something of an obsession. My current fix is Green Lantern.
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 12:24:33 AM »

  • I write--or I used to. There hasn't been a whole lot of writing going on for the past year or so.
  • I blog--not just about books at the blog in my signature, I also write a bit on Tumblr, which is more a personal blog and where I tend to talk about movies, and have a different sort of writing blog here, which I caption photos, most of them provided by a friend from Norway.
  • Working in a gas station, I took to collecting foreign coins and buying up all of the Eisenhower Dollars I happened across.

And hell, that's about it because I am a boring person.


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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 05:56:49 AM »

Hmmm, Hobbies. Stuff I do.  :elf_gloop:

- Play Basketball for a couple of different teams.
- Play soccer.
- Watch sport - particularly B-Ball (Bulls fan), Footy (Cats man), Real Football (Chelsea fan).
- Collect comics
- Writing - like James, this is happening less and less, especially since I became a Journalist - writing becomes less fun when it becomes your job.
- I Rap. Mostly freestyle shit when I'm p**sed on the town and someone says "Hey Dubbs, bust a rap". Was once "Victorian Freestyle Champion" after winning a series of battles, which basically means jack shit. That was about 8 years ago though. Have done a few open mike nights and all that since but not much.
- I make music. Just some crap with the mates. I usually play a bit of guitar, sing a bit, rap a bit and so on.
- Acting - Almost wernt to drama school, but couldn't afford it in the end (parents weren't gonna fork out, that's for sure). Used to do a bit of theatre and make short clips with the boys. Not that I have done much in a while, due to being too busy to commit to anything. 
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 11:24:08 AM »

I must be a tad boring too. I play the guitar (albeit very badly, I couldn't be in a band that's for sure).

I dabble on the computer. Some C++ scripts here and there. I've got new project that I need to get started but need to get hold of a new compiler.

I've found a use for my Wiki... It's an open source Role Playing Game based on the MUD that I occationally play. The C++ script I'll be working on is for character generation.

Other than that most of my time is spent with my wife and kids. :)
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 11:00:45 AM »

I don't really have a whole lot of hobbies other than the ones most people have here, like reading books and playing video games. Aside from that i play the occasional guitar and piano, and at the moment i'm quite passionate about cooking
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