I like gardening a lot.
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Woodworking, sketching, sculpting, home improvements...
Nothing real musical, but all very hands-on type of stuff.
I work in a corperate office enviornment, i think that is one of the reasons i like building or creating things. It balances out my lack of physical activity at work and allows me to actually see and feel a finished product.
Custom hardwood furniture building. I have a dedicated shop in the basement. I build everything from shaker to mission styles, from kitchens to bedrooms. I'm pretty much only building for me right now, I get in one or two projects a year. I just started a cherry dresser for my wife today, hope to have it complete by Christmas.
Mijknarf, you and I have a lot in common. I'm into wood working hard core. I've designed and built every piece of furniture in my apartment including the stands for my signature 805's. My taste ranges from mission to shaker and everything in between.
Besides that, I'm also into jet skiing, mountain biking, watches, cars, trucks, anything with an engine including gas powered R/C/ cars, and custom home building.
My wife & 2 boys. 2 & 1/2 year old Jake and 3 month old Tanner.
Can't get enough of them! Jake already has some simple songs memorized and jams on our piano- looks like he's immitating Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder. Don't know where he got that from- puts a TON of body english into it.
other than music & family I just don't seem to have time for anything else, other than work that is!
Hope there are plenty others here who feel the same way.
Would you people believe I am a butterfly collector?
It is a hobby rarely practiced by adults these days.
On the other end of the spectrum I am a WWII armour nut.
I love german tanks and am an avid 1/35 scale modeler of armour kits.
I used to be a fine artist and graphic designer for about 17 years, now going thru my midlife crisis. Audio and collecting records is one of my escapes.
1) Alpine Skiing - When it gets hairy you get a new appreciation for life. Summer is what God gives you for your knees to heal.
2) Acoustic and Electric Guitars - only three, but let's see what happens there.
3) Kayaking - fresh and salt water
I noticed others who mentioned alpine skiing - anyone in the Northeast? It wouldn't be the worst thing to discuss components while taking the chair up.
Anyone with a house at Vail, Arapahoe, Park City, Whistler or anywhere else out west is also heartily encouraged to respond. Let me know.
Candy M. My day does not feel complete unless I have at least spoken to her on the phone. When I see her, I just do not how to explain the feeling I get. She is easily my best friend and a person I love without reason or qualifications. My godson,Nicholas-he knows everything, is a genius and tyrant, and I am in awe of most everything he does. Then, there is music and histories, which somehow seem intermingled in the way I relate to them.Audio is not really a passion for me as much as something that puzzles me. I love its designs.I love that it does not work without the human element. I wish my greatest passion was being humble, asking questions and really pausing to listen. This is something I have to actively work on though
Kickboxing (although being 53 I've cut back on sparring and heavy pad work by maybe 75%) and Latin & ballroom dancing with my wife.
Believe it or not, I can out-last and out-wind 80% of the young guys in our boxing group but, of course, I've simply learned over 30 years how to conserve energy and stay relaxed in there.
- Listening to acoustic Jazz
- Spending time with my son, who has grown into a wonderful young man (3rd year at university, and off to Scotland in a few days)
- Any activity with my wife (luckily, I married the woman of my dreams)
- Non-partisan discussions about current events, politics and democracy (unfortunately, despite greater availability and access to information, most folks are chosing to inform themselves by consuming the talking points spouted by party flunkies on TV, and offering it up as "discussion"), this one appears soon headed for extinction or my own disengagement, whichever comes first.