List Your Other Hobbies / Interests
Writing (working on a SF novel, about 3 months from publishing on Amazon)
Just started some woodworking projects (pipe rack and tamper, of course)
Just doin stuff with my wife and two daughters, while the two teens still want to do stuff with us.
Makin the most of this life, I hope.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
I have played the piano almost my entire life, teaching myself guitar now
I also run my own business and awesomely enough I enjoy it so much I consider it a hobby
Also a huge music listener (of many genres) and a film buff
I'm really into watches and have a modest collection of Swiss, Japanese, and American timepieces.
I also enjoy weightlifting!
I like to smoke pipes
- I teach orchestra and music history in a public high school, and it's hard to tell where the job ends and the hobby starts. Since I can't sing or dance but love opera and ballet, I guess those are my musical spectator sports.
- Playing cello is still a hobby because I keep getting calls for horn gigs (my major instrument in college).
- Baseball. My wife likes baseball in theory, but isn't too thrilled about it in real life.
- Long walks with the wife to make up for the baseball.
- Old-time radio.
- Write if you get work.
- Hang by your thumbs.
I own a nice mineral collection and try to go dig or mine for them whenever I can. We also try to see as many concerts as possible, was once a tour kid that travelled from state to state show to show seeing what would be the remaineds of the Grateful Dead. Big on hiking and camping... but now my biggest hobby is workin on the home before the little one is born.
Robotics, Archaeology, and anything Sherlockian.
Went to a model rocket launch last weekend, and have now joined the High Power Association..yep, got the bug again after 25 years from being away from it. Ordered my first rocket this week and will do my Level 1 Certification flight at the December launch and take the Level 2 written test at the same time. This is what I'm going to do for those not familiar with it.
Earth: The Insane Asylum of the Universe. Nowhere else could things be more messed up.
Does a culture based on separation and competition, of scientific sophistication and mideval religion, offer happiness even as it ravishes the Earth that sustains it?
There are tons of Youtube videos on this stuff. 1200 pound rockets that fail to deploy the recovery chute and dive into the desert in a thousand pieces
Well, here are the things I am into other than pipes:
- Amateur Astronomy and Telescope Making
- Amateur Radio (callsign N8XE), morse code, old radios
- Woodworking (mostly telescope making stuff)
- Music (play piano/keyboards, bass guitar).. also write music
- Collecting Antiquated books (Especially old German Astronomy Books)
- The German language
- Collecting old insulators
- History (especially German and Civil War history)
I am a hobbie hoarder!!
"The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan
I hike, fish and camp. I love boating, especially sailing.
“Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
― Samwise Gamgee
Pipe and baccy
Would like to learn how to home brew one of these days...
Rockets are cool too...hmmm...
(Can you tell I don't have kids?)
"Are you absolutely sure there are no absolutes?"
Bump for all the new members to respond.
Canoeing, any chance I can get
Spending time with my son
Did I say canoeing?
-Anything involving horses and outdoors: mountain riding, training horses, cowboy challenge competitions, spending weeks in the backcountry with nothing but what I hauled in on the horses.
- Hunting, playing guitar, photography, writing, currently restoring an old barn.
Pictures of the barn for us?
Music, mostly jazz. Good scotch. Nice cars. Guitars that tune good and firm feeling women (thanks Waylon).
[quote]Music, mostly jazz. Good scotch. Nice cars. Guitars that tune good and firm feeling women (thanks Waylon).
Computer-everything, Gaming, Classic Heavy Metal, Reading, Writing, Swimming, Sunbathing, Movies and TV. I have progressing arthritis from a car crash in '79 including broken back and spine, so I can't do all the cool outdoors things I used to love.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” Patrick Henry
Love seeing everyone's posts in this thread!
For me, it's reading, movies and TV, music, and writing/recording songs in my home studio. (Two CDs available, so far, on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.)
-Pistol Target Shooting(IPSC)
-The Walking Dead Graphic Novels
-Collecting lots of things(i just enjoy collecting in general)
-Movies and TV series i love
-I try anything and everything at least twice.
Edit: i can just add and add and add to this the more i think about it.
A Great Storm No Matter How Great, Will Always Pass.
But The Clam After, Is What You Must Master, In Order For Life To Last.
Great photos Hunter185, Really enjoy old barns.
"You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman. "
Great photos and what a fantastic project. Do you know how much that wood alone is worth? A lot!
What an Amazing looking Barn wow
Ok...rmbittner, can you provide us with info on how to get or listen to your CD's?
Hunter, that is one of the most awesome barns ever, would be killer to have living quarters in the top.
I do like a good hobby!
Wells catfish fishing
Playing/teaching brass instruments
Marching bands/drum corps
Clay pigeon shooting
Air riffle hunting
Cooking ( I'm a chef)
Motor bikes. I'm disabled so as a spectator now
Breeding/rearing/loving bulldogs. I have 3 bitches.
Quad bike off roading
Carpentry ( very new)
music - my first love, I like it all and play almost all: classical, jazz, hip hop, singer songwriter/folk, reggae, ska, salsa, metal, etc. etc., I'm a trumpet and bass player (see below)
composing music - something i hope to do more of once i finish school for the second time
writing fiction - i wrote a novel for national novel writing month last year and I'm pretty proud of it. it comedic, but I'd like to write a sprawling epic like LOTR/The Dark Tower/His Dark Materials for my next attempt.
making art miscellaneously - I have lots of artists friends and sometimes I get the bug to do it myself. mostly painting and papier mache
learning Spanish and German - my wife is fluent/near fluent in the latter
more video games than I'd like to admit
it should be noted that all of these are on hold while I work towards a master's ...
dugsummerfest by Nonsense-Art, on Flickr
Ok you last two... What trumpet and mouthpiece do you play on?
Oh blimey. At the moment I'm more into my baritone which is a forward facing Degg (a discontinued marching instrument) with a mouthpiece that I've had for 25 years. It has no markings but I "borrowed" it from music class when I was at school and never returned it! It's slightly smaller than standard bar/euphonium mouthpieces which makes higher notes easier.
My personal instrument, finance nearly paid lol is a Bach New York extra large bore cos I'm a noisy bugger! I have a bob reeves cj2 mouthpiece for nice soft jazz ballads and a schilke 6a4z for when I'm dreaming that I can play like Maynard ferguson!
I really want a new trumpet ... saving up. I play a Bach Stradivarius Model 37, but my mouthpiece is exciting: Asymmetric Lead 342. It has really increased my range w/o significant sacrifice to endurance.
Seamusjft......good choice, I've played on a 6a4 the past 18 years or so.
Dizzy....I've never tried one of those.
My hobbies include:
Mineralogy (collecting rocks)
And anything else that interests me
Collecting vintage pop bottles & selser bottles
Fishing- Both freshwater and salt. All types including flyfishing for trout.
Reading- I prefer fiction. Currently reading "Chesapeake" by James A. Michener as I get ready for a vacation at the mouth of the Choptank river.
Coaching my daughters sports teams- Softball and Soccer
Tennis and Paddle Tennis
Scotch, Bourbon, Beer, Wine and Dry Martinis
In addition to the growing interest and use of pipes I also enjoy:
-Collecting and using fountain pens. They have the same ability as pipes to slow life down just enough and return you to the basics of thought and words
-Love to travel, mostly to the European continent but expanding the horizons as of late
-Reading is also a favorite, mostly geopolitics and government such as Churchill, John Quincy Adams, John Lewis Gaddis, Fareed Zakaria, and FDRs ways
-In music I enjoy the classics, classic rock, and especially jazz and some blues, most specifically of late Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Patricia Barber
-Researching World War II and Cold War history, especially that of resistance groups, the OSS and SOE
-30s and 40s era - movie genre, Clippers, radios, music, etc.
Best and respect to all,
Ok, I'll play.
-My #1 passion in life is my horse and training/riding. I only do trail riding these days and love to take him camping, but back in the day I was an advanced and ever expanding student of the disciplines of Dressage, Jumping, Reining and the flat Pleasure division classes. Now that I'm "older", I have my very first Tennessee Walker, and let me tell you the smooth-as-glass traveling gaits are nothing to shake a stick at.
-Camping with or without the horse, as mentioned above
-I've played piano since the age of 9, but life has gotten in the way so that it has been on/off here and there for the last 10 years. I'm in the process of getting my piano moved into my new house so that I can play at will.
-I've played the flute since age 11 and still enjoy getting it out here and there.
-Motorcycles. I ride my own, and love it.
-Bicycling is another hobby that I really enjoy.
That's all that comes to mind, but there are others I'm sure.
I used to play the piano, trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, and DJ with turntables, but I've lost the passion I had for music. I really enjoy classical though.
I love fishing, I also am big into fish keeping. I also love animals, I have a dog, cat, 2 fish tanks, a chameleon, a gecko, and a ball python, plus I breed insects for food for my reptiles (crickets and mealworms). I like to cook on occasion, and gaming. But really I'm too busy and tired from working constantly to sit back and enjoy hobbies lately. My pipe hobby is my most active one at the moment. I also am big into the traditional latin Mass and prayer.
Add arguing with liberal minded folk about religion and politics to that, especially anonymously on the internet. I love to troll white nationalists and neo-nazi types on internet forums. I'm at a level of trolling it's borderline internet terrorism from the results I get from it, alot of them think I'm a paid internet troll that works for the Israeli government, only I just do it for the lolz. I stay good on this board though surprisingly and keep it to pipes.
Gaming (HUGE FIFA 13 addict)
Cooking of all kinds but particularly bread and pastry making.
Midwest Wood Creations
Be sure to check out Gecko13's handiwork when in the market for any of your pipe accessory needs such as tampers, cabinets, pipe racks etc.
Agility training with my border collie
Playing my violin
The occasional computer project (I'm a system admin for a living and it has taken some of the recreational fun out of it)
...especially anonymously on the internet.
LOL A great pastime.
Hmm....Pipes of course. Now the history of pipes. I am envious of those who have musical talent as the only thing I play is the radio. Writing. Managed to crank out three books and a bunch of shorts.
...same ability as pipes to slow life down just enough and return you to the basics of thought and words
+1 and then some.
Reading. The study of human nature,
Hiking with my dog,
Woodworking, canbinet making and log funiture.
When my first wife threw me out I decided to start skiing, I eventually became dam good, I've skied many, many double blacks, and even worked 10 years as a ski instructor.
When my last wife threw me out I decided to take up a hobby, woodworking. Now most of my furniture is hand made and I branched out into log furnitue.
I've had other things like biking, both pedal and motercyle, scuba, backpaking in the Rockies, etc. but most are memories now.
Musician (bass, guitar, accordion, keys, drums, F horn, trumpet, mellophone, anything given time), kayaker, fisherman, lunter, miscellaneous writings, gamer, people watcher.
Also I like to dabble in the kitchen.
"There can be no doubt that smoking nowadays is largely a miserable automatic business. People use tobacco without ever taking an intelligent interest in it. They do not experiment, compare, fit the tobacco to the occasion. A man should always be pleasantly conscious of the fact that he is smoking."
-John Boynton Priestley
Well, I have several hobbies/collecting habits... Paracord braiding, Fountain Pen collecting, Watch collecting, Pipe collecting, Cigars, Leatherworking, Motorcycle riding, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Gamer, Amature Photography, and I tinker with basic electronics..
Proud Member of the BlackBlood Society
I also am big into the traditional latin Mass
Me, too. My wife and I live just outside Washington, D.C. and we're very lucky to have several options in that direction. Our parish has a missa cantata every Sunday - everything from chant to Palestrina to Dutilleux when the schola's feeling froggy...
What part of the world are you in?
Pretty simple for me:
1. Baseball-coached Verlander in high school.
2. Music-listen or play....Van Morrison Fan
3. Fishing-salt or fresh water
4. Reading-mysteries (James Lee Burke is a favorite)
I'm surprised and excited to see all the musicians on here! Here's one more:
Opera/Musical Theatre singer
Craft Beer tasting
Reading (Powell's City of Books is here in Portland - Woo!)
Camping on Oregon beaches
Oboe / English Horn / Oboe d'amore.
Reading (English and Spanish)
Futzing around with computers.
Native American herbalism
Three teenage children
Any activity that helps me stay sober-i am a seven month sober alcoholic
Emergency Med. tech.
VA, good for you!!!
on the internet.. weight lifting, cage fighting, sky diving, martial arts, & brain surgery.
Real life, RV/Camping, fishing, shooting (pistol), boating & travel (when we can leave work, small business owner)
Bump for the new members and also we need some pics along with the posts
Fishing when I can
Been diving into Graphology a bit lately
And perhaps one of my favorite hobbies would be
Studying/learning foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian)
It's my goal to one day be fluent in all of those, so far the closest I've got is Spanish. But when I move to Mexico for a year I'm sure it will improve.
"I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new." -Robert W. Service
"You think I wanted to?! Ryan...it was peanut butter"
I know I've posted somewhere in this thread before, but I'm working on another guitar right now. I've been putting this one off for literally a few years, so it's exciting to be in the home stretch...Picture is of the wet-sanding last weekend.
HAM Radio (KF5DMM)
Currently working on finishing my workshop
Also currently working on a new project to wrap phone cables in paracord (yourteamcables.com)
Hunting, Fishin, camping, walking anywhere, sailing, scuba diving, reading, hanging out with my kids and grandkids.
pylorns=would love to see pictures of your workshop.....I got my 3 HAM licenses this year, only have a HT so far.
ghost=guitar is super, thanks for the picture
Hunting, fishing, shooting, gun collecting, guitars, hiking, camping, antiquing, bowling, riding motorcycles, bush crafting, watching football, classic movies and shows, knife collecting. I'd say that about covers it, of course I cant leave out my pipe and tobacco collecting!
Hunting , shooting , guns , guitars , motorcycles , knives, and cars
Kaywoodie Pipes since 1851
Ham Radio, Hunting, Firearms, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, & ATV's
"If you're going to be dumb, you had better be tough"
"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."
Women, metalsmith/jeweler, lapidary, opals, gem mining, gardening, ukuleles, and stargazing
"Please don't throw me in that there briar patch!"
Ham Radio, Hunting, Firearms, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, & ATV's
What kind of HAM equipment do you have? and motorcycles?
pictures for us?
Other than pipes and tobacco:
Family and my fiance.
Beer and wine tasting.
Traveling (after all, I am a hospitality industry major.)
Did I mention Disney?
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney, fellow pipe smoker
OOOH, and antique shopping. I LOVE vintage.
Year round I'm a voracious reader, mostly history (post US War of the Rebellion and Irish history)or well chosen biographies. I'm very selective regarding any fiction, it has to light with no underlying messages from the author. I remember reading Moby Dick and and thinking that it was a great sea story. Then a teacher ruined it by trying to dissect it. Fiction for diversion and history for personal edification.
In summer, spring, and fall, meat and it's reaction to wood smoke is a consuming passion. God bless the pig! And the Steer! Not so much the chicken or the sheep.
A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
Quiet. Also painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Used to enjoy fast motorcycles, but nobody will give me a driver's license.
OK in no particular order:
Photography - primarily wildlife.
Theology with a focus on Apologetics.
Desert camping (fits in with the astronomy).
Hockey ( L A Kings fan) - used to play roller but too old now :-).
Drinking good beer.
Cooking with barbeque and grilling my favorite.
World War II history.
Hanging out with family and good friends.
And as of September 17th spending time with my new granddaughter.
The best part is my wife shares most of these hobbies with me. I am truly blessed.
Ah, the joy of pulling a hobby out of retirement. I used to make knives, but quit cuz it's hard to do with one hand. Friend asked if I would replace a handle on a knife.
Normally this is about as hard as polishing a pipe, but noooo. He delivered a beautiful old Western Boulder, Colorado knife circa the 40's. They didn't use a full tang, nor a hidden tang or even a rat-tail. A full H-tang that hasn't seen use in about sixty years. Almost done having replaced it with Indian Water Buffalo horn. Only three weeks worth of work.
Figured as I was back in the groove I would make up a nice Damascus tanto for myself.
matrial arts -
Esse Quam Videri - to be rather than to seem
Jeeping, pipe making, rc drifting, gaming, hunting, fishing, drawing, reloading, wood working, working on jeeps, body work on jeeps, welding think that about covers them.... Oh reading some.
-Composing "classical" music.
-Building scale model airplanes
-Restoring estate tobacco pipes
Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known?
- Galileo Galilei, Letter to Father Benedetto Castelli, 21 Dec 1613.
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