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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:33 AM
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What are your hobbies/interests?
Ever since I discovered DU, I've pretty much stayed on the 2004 Election forum. I do come to the DU lounge forum every now and then when I need a break from the voter fraud issues, and when I need a smile.

I'm curious to know what your hobbies/interests are? I myself love:

- anything that has to do with home decorating
- I just recently started a sword and knife collection
- I play guitar and write songs
- low carb recipes
- I like going out to see live local bands
- I love meeting new people online or in person
- I collect local artists' art work to display in my home
- I'm an avid American Chopper fan
- going to flea markets and yard sales
- I love talking about politics


What are some of your hobbies and/or interest?





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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:34 AM
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1. Harleys, (I ride), fast cars, shopping, eating and travel.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:17 PM
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14. I love harleys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you own one? Or you just like them? I personally don't have a Harley but it's on my list to buy before I die. lol.
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:34 AM
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2. Reading, painting animals on rocks, playing with my ferrets,
drawing, gardening, and volunteering.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:18 PM
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15. Very cool. Do you have any drawing online ?
What are your ferret's names?
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:24 PM
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49. No, no drawings online.
My ferrets are Akira, Tetsuo, and Michiko.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:35 AM
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3. Live music, WWII history, politics, muscle cars, being with my friends.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:45 AM by GOPisEvil
I also like long walks on the beach and candlelight dinners. I feel like I'm writing a singles ad. :silly:

Oh yeah, I forgot my little avatar guy - I also play golf.
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:37 AM
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4. What kind of muscle cars? Love the old 70's muscle cars and totally
lust after Shelby Cobras
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:39 AM
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5. mid '60s to about 1973
I have to confess a favor for the 1968 model year, because then I could drive a car as old as I am. :-)

I share your Shelby Cobra lust. But they are like the really pretty girl in high school. I admire from afar.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:21 PM
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16. haha!
Yeah I read the thread and I was like, gosh this is like a single's ad. lol! What's your handicap?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:40 AM
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6. Cool Q!
TV (generally British), a wide variety of music from virtually all genres (except country), gaming, collecting movie posters, speaking my mind on internet discussion forums about issues I have no control over.

In short, I am a loser. :D
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:22 PM
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17. Hmm. Are you overseas?
What movie posters do you have?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:14 PM
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33. No, actually, I just grew up watching a lot of PBS...
:D

Posters (originals only) include:

Licence to Kill (UK, 1989)
For Your Eyes Only (US, advance, 1980)
The Living Daylights (UK Quad, 1987)
The Living Daylights (Spanish, 1997)
Star Trek II (1982)
Star Trek VI (1991)
Star Trek First Contact (1996)
Star Trek Insurrection (US, advance, 1998, double-sided)
Contact (advance, 1997)
X-Men (advance, 2000, double-sided)
Death becomes Her (US, 1992 - am looking for the much better UK Quad)
Batman Forever (advance, 1995)
I Spy (NBC TV Promo poster, 1965)

Thx for asking!
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:43 AM
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7. well...
I like reading newspapers (yeah I know, I'm so cool)
I like movies - comedies and sci-fi mostly.
I like standup comedy
I like sitting on my back deck sipping tea
I like drawing and painting (I'm better at drawing than painting)
I like dancing (but I'm horrible at it- not a good combination to love something you're horrible at)
I like going to the driving range and whacking balls about 225 yards
I like shopping at bookstores and not actually buying books, but reading them in the store.
I like laying on the couch with my girlfriend and cuddling.
I like sports - football (Jets), baseball (Mets), basketball (Nets) and hockey (Islanders)
I like going to the beach in the summer, it helps when you live on an Island.
I like riding the train and the subway into the City.
I like making people laugh.

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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:12 AM
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9. self delete
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:14 AM by mlle_chatte
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:23 PM
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18. Nice list Magic Rat..
I'm jealous that you live on an island! Where? Do you have any of your artwork online?
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:25 PM
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21. nah
but i could probably ask my g/f to put up a drawing i did of her dog.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:37 PM
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28. okay, here's her dog, Puff (as imagined by me as a diver)
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Fiendish Thingy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:00 AM
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8. In a word, BEATLES
I collect Beatles memorabilia (check out my website here )
I play live Rock and Roll with my friends, and we even get paid occasionally
I have a small, woefully under-used recording studio in my home (you can hear my anti-Iraq war song "A Lie For A Lie" here )
I love going to antique shows with my daughter
I'm a big fan of classic animation (Looney Tunes, Tex Avery, Max Fleischer, some Disney) and collect everything I can find on DVD.
When I can afford it, I enjoy traveling; my favorite destinations are Maui, Europe, and Vancouver. Someday I'd like to cruise to Alaska, and visit the Caribbean.
I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of right now.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:24 PM
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19. I LOVE the Beatles!
What instrument do you play? I'll check out your web site in a few.
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Fiendish Thingy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:26 PM
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39. I play bass (a Hofner like Macca's) and guitar n/t
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:13 AM
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10.  ok here's what i like
plants. I love growing them, cutting them, making new plants from cuttings, telling people what to do in their yards, doing yard projects, and totally changing a yard from a waste of space to something nice. I do it for work and as a hobby.

jewelry, I collect it and make it. The stuff I make is simpler than the stuff I collect
I paint and draw. I have enough credits to have a degree in Art, but never collated it into the paper. Art student.

Forging and metal working. very butch. but I work small, so not mega-butch. I make mask thingers.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:25 PM
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20. Plants is definitely on my list to do.
What's the easiest to grow? in the east coast around this time of year? I would so love to do some metal work! What are mask thingers?
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:52 PM
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52. oh lets see
the east coast stuff I am not familiar with...East coast winters tend to be colder than those here so it can be a whole different plant palette back east.

I heat mild steel to red hot and pound it with hammers on anvils and and dies to sink a shape...they are from 7"-12" x 3"-5". I poke holes in them with punches and then I polish them with wire brushes and wax. They look like faces.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:18 AM
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11. My interests
Travelling (when I can afford it), reading (mostly magazines b/c I have a short attention span but a good book can really engross me), shopping (don't always buy but I love to look), working out (6 days a week), hiking, chasing after my dogs, and of course arguing about politics.



I'm glad you had started this thread. I'd gone to bed last night feeling like a bit of a loser for 'not having done enough with my life'. You know the drill. Putting my life down on a list and reading everyone else's puts it in a little better perspective. Thanks.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:27 PM
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23. haha! I know what you mean about short attention span. lol
i like reading magazines too.. Damn, working out 6 days a week? I bet you look good. What kind of dogs do you have?
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:14 PM
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37. I have 2 Shelties, Black and White. They're brother and sister
Quite a handful. Yesterday morning I woke up with big dark blue streaks on my leg. Turns out one of them brought a ball point pen into bed and chewed it up. Bad doggies!
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sk8tenn Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:08 AM
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12. My hobbies are...
Figure skating - I am a figure skater, and I am an obnoxiously avid fan and trivia nut about it (as bad as the worst baseball and football fans). I am the kind of nut trying to perfect double jumps and flying camels in my thirties, which I would have been too afraid to try twenty years ago when it would have been more normal.

Jewelry making - I took up jewelry making when I developed a nickel allergy and had trouble finding jewelry I could wear. It's now a major creative outlet.

Those are the main ones, but I have other interests like general crafts (needlework, etc.), reading, movies, etc.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:29 PM
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24. Figure skating. How neat!
Are you training for it? I'd love to see your jewelry.. I too love crafts. I wanna make a xmas ornament this year, not sure what yet. I think I've made just about home made ornament you could make. lol.
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sk8tenn Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:02 PM
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47. I do train in FS. I practice three times a week, including weekly lessons
It is the most engrossing exercise. There is always something new to learn. In addition to freestyle (jumps, spins, footwork and working on a competitive program), I have done some ice dance (just testing, no competing), and I have started doing some school figures to develop my edging and control. I love the combination of the phyisical and the creative. I have seen people in their seventies still skating and completing in adult competitions.

For Christmas ornaments, have you tried ribbon star ornaments? They are like prairie points of ribbon pinned to a foam core in a star pattern. If I can figure out how to post pictures maybe I can put some pictures up. They're hard to explain, but can be very nice to do. My mother and I used to do them when she was alive, and I have all of those ornaments and they completely cover the tree. Also, on these ornaments, you can use a piece of embroidery in the center of each side of the sphere and frame it with the prairie points of ribbon. We used to use a piece of silk ribbon embroidery on satin for the centers, which went well with ornate ribbons.

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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:11 AM
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13. My answers
Reading, especially history.

Bicycling, I have a goal of 1500 kilometers to reach from April to October (I can only handle the warm months). I've been lazy this year, only reaching 1223.

Gardening, I love to grow anything. Unfortunately my job has me in an area where red concrete pretends to be soil.

Caring for wild birds, as I become too attached to dogs and cats, this allows me to have 'pets' without the emotional connection.

Walking the beach. I inherited my mother's condo which is right on the ocean (Atlantic). I love to take my night scope and watch all the little nocturnal critters in the surf.

Favorite board game: Scrabble, I can play in either English or German. Any takers?

Traveling: I'll go anywhere if I have the time and the means. I've been to twenty-three states and seventeen countries.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:31 PM
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25. 1223 is friggin awesome!!!!!
What's your favorite country that you've visited and why?
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:09 PM
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32. Thanks
My average speed is 25 kph on a mountain bike ad I currently reside in a hilly region. When I'm in the low country of SC (flat as a pancake), my average speed can reach 28-29 kph. I usually ride at least 30-35 kph per outing.

My favorite country? That's a hard one to answer. In Europe it has to be Poland. Why? It has many similarities to my home state of SC. Also, Americans are quite popular there. While doing research on my doctorate, I had to travel to many small towns and villages to meet the actual participants of my research topic whom I wanted to interview. Children always ran out to greet me; and, I did not know why. I found out that it was because I looked American (blue jeans, hiking boots and such) and they wanted to meet me; plus many had never met a foreigner up close. Many of these small towns to which I had to go had erratic bus service, so I hiked in or hitch-hiked. The children wanted me to come to their homes and meet their families, many of which had relatives in the USA.
I would also had to include Norway. Being from the deep south, I have always been interested in the extreme north. So I took a jaunt to Hammerfest, the northernmost town in continental Europe (about 400km north of the Arctic Circle) and then to Tromso (about 200km north of the AC).

In the Caribbean my favorite was Barbados. It was relaxing, the remnants of colonial architecture combined with friendly people made me feel welcome.

In Asia, my favorite was Hong Kong, prior to 1998 (I was there in 1980). It was full of activity and there was always something happening.

And, in closing, I absolutely loved the maritime provinces of Canada.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:27 PM
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22. Another sword enthusiast
Swords are cool! :D Do you get the Museum Replicas catalog? Their prices can be steep but they have some beautiful stuff that is not just for show. My cousin has a really sweet swept-hilt rapier from them, with a matching main-gauche. One of these days I'm gonna steal them, LOL. I love going to Ren Faires and stuff and no outfit is complete without a blade IMO. :) I tend to prefer eastern weaponry more...the katana is probably my favorite sword but I also love scimitars, they are just so cool-looking and just feel better in my hands than the typical western long sword. Also it helps that one of my favorite fantasy characters of all times wields 2 of them. :)

I'm pretty much a stereotypical fantasy/sci-fi dork. Most of my hobbies are related to it somehow (reading, writing, watching TV shows & movies, dressing up and going to conventions, Dungeons & Dragons). Well not so much the stereotype because I'm a girl, I guess. But there's a lot of us into it. :)

I'm also a gamer and a huge anime fan.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:34 PM
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27. Never heard of that catalog
I'll have to search it online. I just recently started buying swords and weapons and such so I'm not an expert on the subject or anything... You sound like you know alot about weapons. I have to ask my brother to hop on here because he's been into weapons for many years and knows alot about them..

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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:54 PM
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31. Hey go on their website
http://www.museumreplicas.com

They tend to have a lot of closeout stuff and online specials...you can get some good deals buying off the website. :hi:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 06:10 PM
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66. have you seen the Albion site?
They do some nice custom work. I was interested in swords for awhile but have switched to armour now.

http://albion-swords.com/
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:33 PM
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26. I have several, but I suspect I have OCD
Because I throw myself into whatever my current obsession is with little time for my other interests. I'm trying not to do that as much, but what can I say - I'm intense.

- politics and news
- reading - mostly non-fiction
- true crime/serial killer junkie
- history buff
- photography and scrapbooking
- movies, especially DVD's
- home improvement/decorating
- I used to be hooked on Survivor, but now I'm just a casual fan
- camping
- computers (wannabe tech nerd)
- message boards
- yoga
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kitchen girl Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:52 PM
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29. Playing old-time fiddle and guitar and...
bobbin lace and most other forms of needlework
yoga
cooking
genealogy
history (especially fascinated with the early explorers)
dog agility
folk dancing, especially Appalachian clogging
jewelry making
shape-note singing

Sometimes, I even have time to sleep... ;)
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:52 PM
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30. Great thread!
I love seeing what other people enjoy doing to relax.

Mine are:

1) Organic Gardening (veggies and landscape)
2) Growing roses.
3) Xeriscape with local native plants.
4) My 5 cats and 2 dogs.
6) Reading, I am addicted to the printed word.
7) Recently I have been researching Scottish History.
8) I guess I have to add DU to this list now.
9) I love local festivals, Renaissance, Cinco de Mayo, etc.

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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:20 PM
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34. Rugby, combined training, dressage, crosswords, snowboarding,
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 04:21 PM by FarceOfNature
readins...etc etc edited to include: eating wierd food, and flippin' off HUmmer owners!!!!!!!!!
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:27 PM
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35. Going to nudist beaches with a yardstick
making an ass of myself in public, arguing politics with Freeper family members,.....oh, and music-- playing it, listening to it, recording it, sharing it, you name it.

Did I mention drinking beer?
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:35 PM
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36. Here are mine
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 04:38 PM by mvd
Music (I enjoy is so much - love many popular and lesser known artists, and my life wouldn't be the same without it! Beatles are my favorite artist of all time.)

Computers (programming, web design, security)

Politics

Dogs (not only love them but love finding info. on them.)

Writing (especially poetry and making lists)

The weather

The supernatural/paranormal

Reading (like many kinds of literature - classics, legal thrillers, novels, biographies, books from liberals and Democrats on politics, science fiction, books on history, etc.)
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:20 PM
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38. We share some interests: home decorating, American Chopper, the flea
markets/yard sales and politics!
I also love auctions/antique stores (I collect old wooden alphabet blocks, picnic baskets, vintage linens, sheet music, cobalt glass, rhinestone jewelry and assorted trash which I turn into treasure!)
Voracious reader, love camping (particularly in the Boundary Waters) gardening and road cruising.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:40 PM
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40. well what is current with me right now
finding a job
cooking;always interested in trying something new
checking out the local restaurants
cats (that is a permanent fixation) we have 4
reading.mostly fiction, mostly mystery/suspense
music, just for the fun of listening
DU
gardening
bargain hunting
mentally planning the kitchen redo that I one day want to do
TV ..certain favorite programs
movies

I love animation, classic, new, innovative, Japanese.

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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:53 PM
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41. What I like to do.....
Read....political books and some comics (Swamp Thing, Tomb of Dracula, Elric,...just getting back into this stuff after a long absence)
I also enjoy some sci fi but have been away for so long I don't have a current favorite author. Suggestions are welcomed. I prefer left leaning sci fi.

Music....GRATEFUL DEAD...Eminem...Klezmer....soundtracks (LOTR, Star Wars etc)

Movies...primarily sci fi and action flicks. I am female but I LOATH chick flicks...don't go much for the sappy stuff.

TV.....mine is not on very often these days since I don't have cable and most of the network fare just blows. I have many DVDs so when I feel the need to watch something I just pop one of them in. I used to LOVE Tech TV but it blows now that it's been bought out by G4.

Judaism...absolutely LOVE reading almost anything Jewish...check out Heeb magazine...http://www.heebmagazine.com /

Food...I LOVE experiencing new foods.

Nothing...sometimes just sleeping after a hard week's work is all the work I want to do. Sloth is entirely under rated and should not be the scapegoat it is among the seven deadly sins.


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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:19 PM
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42. Yay!
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:23 PM by kiki
Nice to see someone else who likes the comics... Gilberto Hernandez is my personal god, and all lefties should read his stuff. I'm ashamed to say I also like Dave Sim, even though his last book revealed that he is essentially a fascist (or that's what he is this week anyway - the guy is truly nutty). I'm supposed to be a cartoonist/illustrator, but I haven't really done anything in months.

Music: sort of into "urban" music at the moment, but I had my speed metal phase, my acid jazz phase, etc etc...

Movies: the good ones, which is about 0.00001% of them. Just finished watching 'Sling Blade' - not bad, fell back on cliches a couple of times. I'd give it an 8.5.

Games (for the geeks on the thread): the Tekken and Battlefield series.

Food: I've recently become addicted to Vietnamese food and pretty much eat nothing else... anyone know if a diet based entirely around rice noodles is particularly good/bad for you?

Other than that: drinking, smoking, swearing.

Re your comments on sloth - the cartoonist Daniel Clowes, in a strip about his favourite things in life, listed "sitting around for hours doing absolutely nothing" as one of them.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:27 PM
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43. Here goes, hope I don't frighten anyone... (lol)
I love to read and write. I hope to submit articles to the internet and eventually write a book. I enjoy fiction, non-fiction, chicken soup for the soul sappy stuff, just about anything that strikes me.

I love theater. I watch the Tony awards every year and weep for the shows I didn't get to see (since I am on the opposite coast). I am still mourning the fact that I didn't get to see Wicked in SF (it premiered there).

I love pretty much all things visual. I love film, have enjoyed some foreign films, drama, comedy, classics--if it's black and white with some kick ass actors and a great story I am there (i.e. All About Eve).


I collect music videos. I tape them incessantly and am very picky about the way the videos are taped and what goes on tapes together. (no 80's vids with modern videos, no Manson with Puffy, etc.) Mostly groups, songs and artists that I like. I don't tape many hip hop videos unless they are classics (Run DMC, Beastie Boys era).

I also tape many live music performances from television. Usually once they air on the Grammys, American Music Awards and assorted other shows they are lost forever and aren't aired again. So I like capturing those moments to watch at later times.

I collect comedy performances. I love comedy and comedians and love to laugh. :)

I've loved making things and creating since I was a kid and just got back into this recently. I took an airbrush art class a month ago and hope to get good enough to earn a living at it.

I also plan to study photography and videography. Again, I'm very visually oriented.

I love to walk.
I love yoga and pilates.
I also enjoy Disneyland and many Disney animated features.

Here's the scary part--

I watch far too much of those shows that profile murderers, serial killers, etc. You know, American Justice, City Confidential, Court TV, etc.

I am a chick and like Playboy, pin up art, and know entirely too much about a few porn stars. I don't know why... I just know it's disturbing to me in a way. lol

(Sorry for the dissertation length)

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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:28 PM
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44. Taxidermy
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Jack Schitt Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:33 PM
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45. Here's my list for those who want to know Jack Schitt
(In no particular order):

- Politics
- Gaming (X-Box, Gamecube, PS2, PC)
- Astronomy/Stargazing
- Hiking/camping
- Reading (especially books on the preternatural)
- Fishing
- Collecting rocks/minerals (I'm a senior geology major)
- Attending concerts featuring string quartets
- Visiting various museums (especially science museums)
- Working out
- Intramural sports (flag football, ultimate frisbee)
- Partying
- Getting drunk
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flying_monkeys Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:40 PM
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46. Guess I'll delurk here
I like reading DU
I like arguing politics
I like writing fiction, nonfiction, anything
I like reading pretty much anything, even shampoo bottles
I like cooking
I like animals - - Dogs rule
I like getting time away from my family (did I really say that? LOL)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:11 PM
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48. Let's see...
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:12 PM by primate1
Drawing
Graphic design
Web design
Stencil art
Playing bass
Skateboarding
Snowboarding
Various pseudo-nerdy things
Beatmaking
And of course, politics
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Bride of Cthulhu Donating Member (220 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:06 PM
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50. my main hobbies are----

in no particular order:
1. politics
2. cats - I have 3
3. graphic design - I post some of my wallpapers and desktop themes on themes unlimited.
4. writing star wars fan fiction - I am almost finished with my first book in a two - three book series called Imperial Honor.
5. watching movies - action/adventure, sci fi, murder mysteries, horror absolutely no comedies or chick flicks.
6. watching law & order, csi etc on tv.
7. role playing games - D&D, star wars, super hero, horror
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:17 PM
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51. Let's see...
Politics/current events: Well, obviously. I'm a girl who watches C-SPAN in my free time.

History: Specifically, I love ancient Rome, and medieval/Renaissance/Reformation Europe.

Reading: I read a wide range of stuff (fiction, nonfiction,
biographies, fantasy); as long as it grabs my interest, it's all good.

The arts: the stage (dramas, plays, musicals...doesn't matter) and music (I'm a fan of most kinds, except most rap and all country) especially. I like the traditional art, the older, the better...modern art just doesn't do it for me.

Movies: Well, what I would consider "good movies." I like a wide range of stuff: drama, animated, comedy, dencent romances (most of the "romance" or "comedy" movies today disgust me.

Working with kids: I volunteer at an inner city grade school where my aunt is a resource teacher

Language: I'm in my fourth year of Latin, and am currently taking French through our local community college (I'm a senior in HS; my dad works there and I can take classes for free).
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:56 PM
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53. I have several
I also collect swords/knives. What do you have?
Also:
Cooking/barbecuing
Gold bullion coin collecting (although I let my collection go recently, I will start again)
Beer/winemaking
Scifi
MST3K
Politics
Martial arts
Target shooting-I don't hunt anymore because I don't like getting up at 2:30 in the morning to freeze my butt off. I'm too old now.
Other items too numerous to mention
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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:57 PM
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64. What martial arts do you do?
I am interested to hear.
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:51 AM
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54. Honda/Acura & The Steelers
Oh and I almost forgot - a dedicated hater of the idiot chimp.
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NC_Nate Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:57 AM
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55. I ride sportbikes...
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 01:01 AM by NC_Nate
have 02' GSXR 600, and I work too much.. but at work, i spread rumors on the internets !
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:43 PM
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61. OK now I'm jealous.
Of course I could get myself a nice sportbike (I could probably find a nicely priced one on the internets) but I just can't see myself living very long if I owned one. I'm not exactly what you would call cautious in a car. :evilgrin:
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:09 AM
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56. "Dedicated hater of the idiot chimp"
doesn't count as "hobbies/interests". That's a full-time job for everyone here.
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:44 PM
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62. Then can I at least say that I love my job?
"doesn't count as "hobbies/interests". That's a full-time job for everyone here."
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:09 AM
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57. Scrapbooking and writing.
:hi:
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:26 AM
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58. A few things.
-Math -- I do math in the morning to get the gears turning.

-Bike and skateboard -- My ass doesn't stay this fantastic on it's own.

-Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, and MySQL -- I like finding the most complicated solution to a easy problem.

-Drums -- My neighbor claimed that me playing the trumpet was the most annoying thing ever. He was wrong, me playing the drums is. He now knows this.

-Beer -- Nuff' said.


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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:33 AM
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59. Until recently it was horseback riding, playing my dulcimer, reading,
music, and movies.

Now it's mostly just stewing in my hatred for the GOP and George Bush. I can't help it. I can't concentrate on anything long enough to do anything else.

I quit riding. The people at the stable are too conservative for me.
I quit playing my dulcimer.
The television doesn't come on unless my girlfriend is home watching it.

My girlfriend is beginning to hate me, I think. My parents are pissed because I voted Democrat and they like Bush. So I haven't talked to them since the election.

If anyone needs someone that has very good communication skills to help fight the Right, let me know.

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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:36 AM
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60. RPGs & painting miniature wargames figures - both when time allows
I have a very active almost 2 year old that keeps me very busy now. My spare time is now spent unwinding...

I also love to read, watch movies & browse DU

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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:52 PM
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63. Yoga, Pilates, silent films, reading, gardening, working on my house
and controlling my anxiety.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 06:03 PM
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65. I just helped a local antique store assemble a full suit of armour ...
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 06:06 PM by Lisa
I'm more interested in the armour of the Roman era, but I also do medieval stuff. I've made a lorica segmentata and would like to learn how to do proper metal-to-metal articulation (as seen on knee joints for post 14th C armour) when I have more time and have acquired the right tools. For working 18 and 16-gauge mild steel, a proper throatless metal shear and a work bench to bolt it to would be much better than aviation snips and a hacksaw!

I currently own some replica helms -- Corinthian (c. 400 BC), Aquincum (1st century AD), and Deurne (4th century AD) -- also a 2nd-century Roman helm (Hebron model) which is currently out with the members of Legio XXX. (Some of the guys are freeper-types, but I guess there's no helping it!). I also fixed up a Deepeeka Gallic "H" for them with the cross-bracing installed as extra protection by the legions during the Dacian (Romanian) wars.

(the guy in the middle is wearing my helmet)

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