What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

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AKA JH70
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What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by AKA JH70 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:24 pm

Other than all things Amityville, what else does everybody have an interest in?

I love to garden. This past spring I helped my brother-in-law build two raised beds for my house. Yeah...I helped him because when it comes to tools, I'm an idiot. Anyway, I had an assortment of veggies in one box and in the other box, I had 21 tomato plants.

Other than gardening, I love the American Civil War.....especially the Battle of Gettysburg which is only an hour or so from my house. Sharpsburg, MD(a.k.a. The Battle of Antietam) is another one of my favorite places.

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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by KevinW » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 pm

Well, I'm in the process of starting up a new career in oil painting (http://chatanuga.org/KLWArt.html) that I started working on early last year.

I've also been a model railroader (http://chatanuga.org/WLMR.html) and railfan (http://chatanuga.org/RailPage.html) since I was a kid.

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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by Howard64 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:04 am

I enjoy writing fiction as well as research on factual studies (historical
computers and technology). I am finally working on my first book at the
behest of my wife. She has told me she likes how i write and that I should
so, I write.

I play World of Warcraft ( I have several level 85 Characters) and as long as
my back feels up to it,. I will sit and lose myself in quests and adventure.

I love COMPUTERS!! I have my own home network along with my own web page
server. I need to get off my duff and design a new web page, cant get motivated
though. I can build or work on my own equipment which saves money.

I love gardening as well, I have a selection of flowers on our front porch. This past
summer I thought my rose bush was going to die, but it is sprouting back to life. Seems
it did not like the sweltering heat. I have buds all OVER the bush now:) I'll post a pic
to share with you all:)

Oh and I listen to Opera ( mostly Samuel Ramey ) in addition to Native music and a
wide variety of other genres.

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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by AKA JH70 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:58 am

I used to love model railroads when I was a kid. Awesome stuff. If I had the space now, I'd love to have a model railroad setup in my house...nothing too fancy though.

I also used to LOVE playing World of Warcraft. I had a few characters. My favorite was a mage that I got up to around 55. Unfortunately I had to stop playing that when my gaming computer took a major dump on me and I didn't want to pay to get it fixed.

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Post by Matt9290 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:05 am

Unfortunately, it is difficult for me to get away from the subject of the paranormal! I’ve just taken-over the role of assistant editor of a publication called Psychic World, and I’m mid-way through writing a book, which I was commissioned to do about ‘Halloween: Legends and Folklore’ (UK legends and folklore only).
Because the Amityville story is the most ‘famous’ of all haunting… Hardly a day goes by without someone wanting to talk about it!!!

… I would like to say at this point that I myself am not psychic, and I only drifted in to writing about the paranormal when I quite working as a mainstream journalist in the early 1990's.

BUT – when I can get time to myself, my main passion in life is messing around with robotics (and old Sci-Fi movies). I don’t care how good (or bad) the movies are, in fact the cheesier the better.
I so miss MST3K

I do also like gardening, but I’m not very good at it. I once (thinking I was using weed killer) sprayed my whole garden with peroxide – I’m sure my neighbours thought my house had a radiation leak.
I also have a bad habit of telling inappropriate jokes at the wrong time! Speaking of - Did you hear about the man who spent all his money on Viagra ? Now, he's hard up !
I wish I had the nerve not to tip...

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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by Rokiisun » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:50 am

Mines are Drawing, Sewing and photography.
Photography is a massive part of my life as everything I do involves
my camera. I've started getting into photographing birds lately as
Scotland has some remarkable seasnal birds this time of year.
I'm also considering saving up and buying a bike. Last time I set
Foot on one was two years ago and before that it was like ten.
Always a useful thing to have.
Howard64 wrote:I play World of Warcraft ( I have several level 85 Characters) and as long as
my back feels up to it,
My Dad and younger sister are WOW obsessed! They have the new expansion which
Just came out and have several 85 - 86 level characters too on the Azeuremyst server.
I have tried to get into it, but because I am in temporary accomodation and only have
Mobile broadband I only play it when I visit them.
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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by kathyM » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:36 pm

I am now into scrapbooking.

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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by AmityPhotos » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:38 pm

Photography, remodeling (unfortunately), horror movies
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Re: What Are Your Hobbies/Interests?

Post by AKA JH70 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:41 pm

I was saving up money to build myself a gaming computer so that I can play World of Warcraft but I was laid off at the end of July and I had no choice but to use my computer building fund to pay bills.

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