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First and foremost, I am a roller coaster junky. The faster and taller, the better. I'm not big into wooden coasters (most tend to be too jarring), but the thrill of a steel is like nothing else. I take a digital camera on to as many of them as I can to video tape the ride from the front seat. I've been on the tallest and fastest in the world 3 times - Millennium Force when it held that rank in 2000, then Top Thrill Dragster when it held the title (2003), and finally Kingda-Ka (currently the tallest and fastest at 456' and 128mph). These 3 coasters still rank in the Top 5 Tallest and Fastest in the world (the other two spots are held by coasters in Japan). My goal is to find a coaster that scares me... it hasn't happened yet.

 

I love to cook, and (without being too immodest) I'm good at it too. There are few things better than a well-prepared home-cooked meal.

 

I enjoy dressing up for the reniassance faire, and have done faires in NY, PA, MD, NJ and TX. Technically though, this hobby is at least related to miniatures, as both of those hobbies are offshoots of gaming for me.

 

I enjoy building and fixing computers, but I am admittedly a hardware guy, not a programmer. Keep me away from your software issues. :;):

 

I'm also an avid football fan, tho i'm not sure how much that counts as a hobby. I certainly spend enough time watching games from August-January that it should count. :lol:

 

There's more, but that's the major non-gaming related stuff that I'm active in.

 

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I'm kind-of a jack of all trades too:

 

- Being a husband and daddy

- Faith exploration/Christianity

- Epee Fencing

- Minis

- D&D

- Reading

- Writing/working on the development of my game world

- Playing recorder

- Cooking

- Gardening

- Fine woodworking

- Remodeling my house

- Birdwatching

- Volunteer zoological research (helping to find and catalog rare species)

- Hiking

- Backpacking/camping

- Trout fishing

- Oragami

- Anything else that catches my flitting mind and attracts me :rolleyes:

 

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Cat herding

 

I'll second that with 3 of them. You shoulda seen it when we kept our 3 kitties' brother for about a month. 4 rambunctious kittens chasing each other all over the place. Yeah, that's a herd.

 

4 kittens isn't a herd, try 19. with 11 under 6 months.

 

The time there were 10 cats running amok (2 adult female mommies and their broods of 2 and 6 respectively) was horrid enough, especially since their favorite hangout at the time was my room (sleep, what sleep? There were kittens to play with!).

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You had to ask what else I do for fun didn't ya?

 

Let's start rattling off:

-Weaving

-Beadwork

-Jewelry making/Chainmaille

-Pottery/ceramics

-Bonsai

-Collecting rocks/minerals/fossils

-Sewing

-Collecting cookbooks

-Cooking/Baking

 

And yes I try to find time for at least some of that between two jobs and the new hat I now wear of beading instructor at my main job which means even more hours at work. Someone pass the pillow and blanket as I think I'm at work now more than I'm home.

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And yes I try to find time for at least some of that between two jobs and the new hat I now wear of beading instructor at my main job which means even more hours at work. Someone pass the pillow and blanket as I think I'm at work now more than I'm home.

 

I will make no mention of your camp cot in the back room if you will ignore mine... ::P:

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And yes I try to find time for at least some of that between two jobs and the new hat I now wear of beading instructor at my main job which means even more hours at work. Someone pass the pillow and blanket as I think I'm at work now more than I'm home.

 

I will make no mention of your camp cot in the back room if you will ignore mine... ::P:

 

No worries, I'll even pass you an extra blanket! :lol:

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Anything else that catches my flitting mind and attracts me

 

This is something about me that irks my wife. I see something I want to try and I try it. So I have a brand new Bass guitar and amp in the weight room sitting untouched for 6 months now, drawers of calligraphy equipment, stacks of tile in the garage.... it goes on and on.

 

I always tell her "Hey, at least I tried it. It's better than laying on my death bed saying I wish I would have tried it..." Yeah, a bit of a stretch but it's true.

 

I can honestly say the only hobbies I consistently come back to are mini and book collecting. Other activities are fun but I don't consider them hobbies, just stuff to do that's fun. Hiking, snowboarding, running, volleyball, mountain biking (okay, I haven't done this in over a year..).

 

We only have 2 cats and that about 3 cats too many. I love animals, I truly do, but I could live with out the fur getting every where, furniture clawed to pieces (I know, you can train them not to do this, but it takes a little while and the furniture still suffers), can't keep anything breakable where the cats can get to it (which is everywhere)... and the litter box... I can definitely live without that.

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Well,...sad to say I am a World of Warcraft addict ::P: I like to play on an RP server and have been lucky enough to get on a European Server where I have met some great people.

 

I play on and run a World of Darkness play by post game. Very big into that. Tis fun and een more fun writing.

 

Writing, something else I enjoy. And thus belong to a e-mail game that is all writer based were we all work together on various stories to weae one "big" one.

 

And come spring I will start a proper garden. With peas, tomotoes, the works!

 

And Horses! As many can a test to. Model horse collecting, painting and showing. And soon hopefully a new horse to replace my old. A rrescue horse in need of a good and loving home.

 

And that is all I can think of for now.

LT

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Well today my free time led to the end of a zelda game. "A link to the past" has been conquered. 56 lives total, none lost on final dungeon.

 

 

"Link's awakening" is almost done, and I've only died 13 times on hat one.

 

 

 

Now to finish off the new one and then get back to "majora's mask".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did i mention I got a vehicular manslaughter on halo today? Yeah, too much video gameing.

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Another Anthropologist! Tell her I say Hi! My specialty (when I go back to school for a Masters and Phd) is going to be Paleopathology . . . I've done many a excavation of human remains . . . usually crumbled and almost dustlike but still! I had to be blessed by a Pima medicine man too in order to continue working with their burials. They don't like women digging up their dead, they believe the spirits will harm females and any potential off spring.

 

One of her professor's is ahead of the excavation of a Civil War fort, Fort Wright. My wife digs sometimes, but when they aren't digging she works in the lab cleaning the artifacts. She may get to excavate some Indian mounds in the future, we are in a hotbed of Hopewell mounds. She's still not sure if she wants to go more towards archeaology or cultural or physical, but wants to eventually teach. She has mentioned an interest Anthropological Forensics a few times.

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This is something about me that irks my wife. I see something I want to try and I try it. So I have a brand new Bass guitar and amp in the weight room sitting untouched for 6 months now, drawers of calligraphy equipment, stacks of tile in the garage.... it goes on and on.

 

I'm terrible about that as well. Past hobbies (and I do still have all the associated equipment, gear, etc.)

Home brewing

Snowboarding

Hiking/backpacking

Weight lifting

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Fly fishing/tying (much in common between fly tying and mini painting actually)

Welding

Fine woodworking

Vespa scooter

 

There's probably more...

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Well... One hour every day goes to zazen (basically sitting on my butt turned towards a wall and focusing on nothing...)

I have Three kids: 3, 8 and 12 years old. So plenty of time there. But I find time to do other stuff to (some of them with the kids):

 

scubadiving is one of the big interests. Mainly overhead diving. Wrecks, shallow caves and icediving. Future dream is to make a full cave certificate and explore deeper caves. Need at least a hundred logged dives before I can even think about it though (12 left to go)

I like caves on land to and am a member of a group that arranges cave exploring trips around Sweden. Few underwater caves here so diving is mainly in mines set under water (Common with chalk quarrys to prevent forest fires)

I like to walk and walk every night after the kids have been put to bed. Sometimes I take inlines instead. Can't run because of bad knees after running to much in stairs as a paperdeliverer and as a postman.

I train aikido. My daughter (12) started and I got hooked watching her, then she quit but I stayed

I cook. I cook all the food at home but am also regularly "employed" by almost every person I know to make their party dinners. So I'm fairly skilled at making buffets for 150+ people as well

I sing in a band and we have gigs about once every second week or so.

I draw and sketch but don't paint.

I climb a lot but mainly indoors on climbing walls. This I also mostly do together with my daughter.

I'm planning on adding underwater rugby to my sports. It seems like great fun. Loads of people wrestling for a tiny ball completely conducted underwater. Great for building stamina! And they're training at the same time and place as my daughters skindiving training (diving without equipment) so I can do something while she's practicing holding her breath.

 

I never watch TV, never watch films, never play games ( I just sculpt...) and sleep very little. I DO however spend far to much time on forums such as this :poke:

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