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indysmith

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 11:41:42 AM »
Also an obsessive reader, which is handy for general 'people avoidance'.
I'm so glad I'm not the only anti-social cretin on the board.
I avoid people at all costs.
my main hobby outside of guitars is my girlfriend, but she'd probably cut of my balls for saying that, ha ha.

after that I'd say cooking, I can't get enough of UK TV Food. 

I definitely want to start cooking more - I LOVE FOOD. I cook quite a lot for my girlfriend's family, but I only really have a few signature dishes; I'd love expand my ability to make something different every night.
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 12:05:13 PM »
I had several non-music hobbies:

Online Gaming: Asheron's Call & WoW
Watching sports: Rugby League, Cricket, Golf
Playing sports: Golf
Fitness: Boxing/home gym, Walking, Powerball (no, not that kind of powerball :))
Food/Drink: I collect Single Malt Whisky & I like to host dinner parties (OK, I'm not a great cook but I haven't killed anyone yet ;))

But with 2 small children almost all of these have fallen by the wayside.  The children need almost constant attention & there just isn't time for much else.  The only hobby I've been able to spend any time on (& even then only a fraction of what I'd like) is my guitar playing.

The funny thing is that it doesn't really bother me.  Being a parent is so tremendously rewarding that I don't really miss the other things too much.  As long as I can spend some time with my guitars (which are the most important hobby to me) then I'm happy...
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2008, 12:18:43 PM »
Next to music I'm into (American) cars. I own a '76 Mustang, lots of scale models and I make and customize the occasional model kit.


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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2008, 12:46:11 PM »
I build alot of PCs for myself/mates, that's allways fun.

I'm involved in alot of manga work, and am a staff member for mangashare/binktopia, (those who read manga etc, may know what that is).

I watch far too many movies/drama series/anime, etc. Shouldn't really be healthy.

I play quite a bit of PC Games, mostly Dota or CivIV with my mates.

I've started to ride my bike quite alot.

I love maths, often found doing exercises while in park with my mates :p
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2008, 12:54:40 PM »
Antag, WATCHING sports is not a hobby!!!

That would be something you do, are involved in some way in. Not something you watch others do!

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2008, 12:57:45 PM »
Like Noodle, I'm a PC builder in my other spare time. I also do online gaming (Team fortress 2 at the moment, but really any first person shooter). I was very heavily into the clan scene a few years back, but now much prefer playing around with mates in a much less formal manner.
Occasionally play squash, not ridden my bike since my wrist-destroyer of an accident back in January.
I suppose work is sometimes my hobby, too. When you get to play around with 3D models of proteins, it can be quite fun!
Probably the biggest time-consumer, which I suppose much be a hobby by default, is DIY. My wife does most of the gardening, and I do most of the "home-improvement". Currently doing the finishing touches to the bathroom, then it's onto the lounge and dining room...

And of course spending time with my lovely wife :)

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2008, 02:55:05 PM »
I love maths, often found doing exercises while in park with my mates :p

That is cool.  In my very uncool opinion, so then again maybe it's not.  :wink:
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2008, 03:04:07 PM »
I'd like to be a PC builder but I got my mate to put my custom build thing together - I dont trust my lack of expertise with fragile and expensive components :( I'm usually clumsy as well so I'd probably mess it up. I am thinking of getting a better heatsink/fan for the cpu though (according to speedfan all my cores are above 40 when the computers basically idle, 37 system temp) which I could try to fit myself - is it hard?

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2008, 03:06:53 PM »
Next to music I'm into (American) cars. I own a '76 Mustang, lots of scale models and I make and customize the occasional model kit.





Very, VERY cool! :o

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2008, 03:25:20 PM »
Antag, WATCHING sports is not a hobby!!!

That would be something you do, are involved in some way in. Not something you watch others do!
I disagree.  Note that I didn't say "lounging in front of the telly with the sports channel on" (though I don't even get the time for that nowadays :roll: :lol:)

Going to a Rugby League game in the north of England, or a day at a test match, or a European Tour event involves time, effort, travel & expense.  Once upon a time, these sports were very important to me (particularly RL, as an ex-pat Northerner I really missed being able to easily see games).  IMO that's a hobby.
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2008, 03:27:30 PM »
Well, I may let you off with that. But its a hobby like going to gigs is a hobby compared to playing guitar.

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2008, 03:59:38 PM »
Let's not start a debate about the definition of hobbies.

I was just reading that friendly exchange of views on the definition of different genres of METHUUUUUUUUULZZ... 


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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2008, 04:09:56 PM »
Genres of anything ;)

But, for some reason, there seems to be more inclination at large to carve metal up into different things.

And, Ok, fine :p

Drinking beer is one of my hobbies.

And another is the interwebz

and this forum

and walking

and breathing. I particularly enjoy the effects of getting oxygen out of the air, but I think I might be addicted!!!!!

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2008, 06:48:07 PM »
I used to do a lot of things that I don't do any more; riding motorbikes, I used to do it for a living and compete off road at weekends so I kind of did a hell of a lot of biking in 10 years. I feel that after thinking about some of the mental things that I used to do that I should stay off them and thank my lucky stars I'm still here, in one piece.
I used to fish as a kid.
I used to skate.
I used to cycle.
I used to swim.
I used to Ski.
$%&# I used to do so many things but work and women take up most of my time now and whats left i play my guitars and i love it.
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2008, 07:07:57 PM »
i like computer games, and reading... i'm pretty interested in science, history, politics, all stuff like that. used to play a bit of golf (wasn't any good), but i haven't for a while.

i don't really have any in-depth hobbies (or at least, as in-depth as guitar), but i'm slightly interested in everything, if that makes sense.