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BS: Your hobby

GUEST,Mr Red who subjects himself 06 Feb 07 - 08:11 AM
Captain Ginger 06 Feb 07 - 05:46 AM
GUEST,Ingrid Frances Stark 06 Feb 07 - 02:33 AM
TRUBRIT 05 Feb 07 - 11:44 PM
Janie 01 Feb 07 - 10:47 PM
saulgoldie 01 Feb 07 - 09:41 AM
saulgoldie 01 Feb 07 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,jOhn 01 Feb 07 - 08:48 AM
JennyO 01 Feb 07 - 08:37 AM
jacqui.c 01 Feb 07 - 08:34 AM
Jeri 01 Feb 07 - 08:28 AM
Little Hawk 31 Jan 07 - 09:57 PM
Alba 31 Jan 07 - 09:25 PM
TRUBRIT 31 Jan 07 - 09:19 PM
Alba 29 Jan 07 - 10:12 PM
JennyO 29 Jan 07 - 09:26 PM
Michael from Manitoba 29 Jan 07 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,little dick 29 Jan 07 - 02:52 PM
Little Hawk 29 Jan 07 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,ib48 29 Jan 07 - 02:30 PM
Cats 29 Jan 07 - 01:13 PM
Little Hawk 29 Jan 07 - 12:57 PM
mrdux 29 Jan 07 - 12:37 PM
GUEST 29 Jan 07 - 10:43 AM
Kim C 29 Jan 07 - 10:13 AM
John Hardly 29 Jan 07 - 07:59 AM
Mr Red 29 Jan 07 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Jan 07 - 10:52 PM
Bill D 28 Jan 07 - 02:19 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 28 Jan 07 - 01:29 PM
JennyO 28 Jan 07 - 09:06 AM
Leadfingers 28 Jan 07 - 06:34 AM
TRUBRIT 28 Jan 07 - 02:53 AM
Sandra in Sydney 28 Jan 07 - 02:44 AM
Amergin 28 Jan 07 - 01:57 AM
mg 28 Jan 07 - 01:22 AM
GUEST,Scoville 28 Jan 07 - 12:15 AM
frogprince 27 Jan 07 - 09:43 PM
Slag 27 Jan 07 - 08:05 PM
Phot 27 Jan 07 - 07:39 PM
bubblyrat 27 Jan 07 - 04:52 PM
Bill D 27 Jan 07 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,Dickey 27 Jan 07 - 04:19 PM
GUEST,saulgoldie 27 Jan 07 - 01:58 PM
skipy 27 Jan 07 - 01:07 PM
Ron Davies 27 Jan 07 - 12:56 PM
John Hardly 27 Jan 07 - 12:17 PM
gnu 27 Jan 07 - 12:00 PM
bobad 27 Jan 07 - 11:02 AM
Rapparee 27 Jan 07 - 10:58 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,Mr Red who subjects himself
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 08:11 AM

Well a hobby is something you do regularly that doesn't need to be done.

So in the modern flick-a-switch society, growing your own vegetables rather than getting Tescos to deliver or even walking to the shop to get them yourself - well I submit - in the culture of excess it is a hobby.

On the plains of the Kalahari Dessert - it would be a necessity - if a struggle, so not the Noble Nomad's hobby. (yea, yea, I know - but nomads do husband the land)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Captain Ginger
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 05:46 AM

When does something one does for amusement become a hobby? I sing, play music, shoot, fish, grow vegetables, brew beer, cook and all the general pastimes one imagines people do, but I wouldn't class any of them as a hobby.
To me the word 'hobby' is almost perjorative, with connotations of obsessive compulsion, anoraks and arrested development. But that is, of course, merely a subjective association!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,Ingrid Frances Stark
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 02:33 AM

So many beads....
Beading, reading, jewelry, celtic knotwork in a variety of media, Medieval reenactment, collecting miniature taxi cabs and snowleopard art, surfing the web, reading strange threads on Mudcat.
Keeps me out of worse trouble.

Ingrid


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 11:44 PM

Janie - does that in part explain those gorgeous cards you make? My 100 cards just arrived and they are lovely -- now I am presuming you don't just photo the flowers, you grow them?? I'm impressed -- the cards are really stunning. You are very talented.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Janie
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 10:47 PM

Gardening, gardening and gardening are my three favorite hobbies. the fourth is reading gardening catalogs. 5th place would go to....Gardening!

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: saulgoldie
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 09:41 AM

Note that Jeri's link to dryer lint art is HGTV, and it is a "sticky" site.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: saulgoldie
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 09:35 AM

Bill D, see PM.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,jOhn
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 08:48 AM

eating cakes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 08:37 AM

Oh joy - a new outlet for my creativity :-) I need to work at making brighter coloured lint though. All my lint so far is either greyish, pinkish, purplish, or whitish. Not very promising for dryer lint art I'm afraid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 08:34 AM

Welcome aboard Michael from Manitoba.

Good for you TRUBRIT - you work hard enough, I'm not surprised that you got to that position so fast in the new agency.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 08:28 AM

Dryer lint art: it's not just for stuffing anymore...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 09:57 PM

If you collect enough dryer lint you can stuff pillows with it. You can get it free too, if you go to a commercial laundry place. Just THINK of the possibilities!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Alba
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 09:25 PM

Now that is a Blessing True Brit. It is a wonderful thing to love what you do and get paid to do it:)

Congratulations. That Love you have for your occupation shines through and that is what makes you successful. Postive thinking is catching.

Long may ye reign in Maine..**smile**
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 09:19 PM

Earlier in the thread I said my job was my hobby - I LOVE it . I was just announced as the #2 broker in our office this year - and we are the biggest realtor in the state of Maine. MY JOB IS MY HOBBY AND I LOVE IT.........


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Alba
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 10:12 PM

Too many things I enjoy doing... so little time.

Welcome new member Michael from Manitoba

Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: JennyO
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 09:26 PM

Candles from ear wax, eh? Wow that's almost up there with collecting dryer lint!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Michael from Manitoba
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 08:37 PM

Hi, everyone, new member here!)
Hobbies/obsessions:
Sled dogs (twenty-three outside at the last count), snowshoeing, hiking, scrambling in the Rockies, landscape painting in oil and watercolor, painting on porcelain, modeling character figures in 1:12 scale, playing music - flute, diatonic accordion and Northumbrian pipes (all self-taught, lousy teacher), simple living, reading writing, history of western Canada. Figuring out how to do everything I want to do in the measily twenty-four hours allotted to the day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,little dick
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 02:52 PM

farting the national anthem through a small toothcomb,which can bring tears to the eyes of even the hardest of men


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 02:33 PM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,ib48
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 02:30 PM

moulding ear wax into decorative candles


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Cats
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 01:13 PM

Jon models at 009 scale [4mm to an inch] and has a really good railaway in the stable. Me - I'm researching the history of our hamlet. I started out wanting to know who my house was built for as it is a Dower House, so she must have been an important woman in the 16th century, from there to the Manor House it was attached to and that was impossible without the rest of the hamlet. I've just unearthed the wills of 5 members of the original family which date back to 1603 - a few years after my house was built. Then, of course, you have to know about the social history of the time hence buying the Accomplisht Cook [thanks MMario] and introducing the rest of the hamlet to anything I find. Brilliant. 500 years of detective work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 12:57 PM

Hmm. Well, singing, playing the guitar, harmonica, and keyboard...but lately just keyboard mainly. Used to write songs a lot, but not lately.

Reading spiritual books of one kind or another, mostly recent stuff and some of it's quite unusual.

Collecting and building plastic model kits, mostly WWII and WWI aircraft, some ships and other vehicles. I'm a walking encyclopedia of information about those things. I know stuff that most people couldn't be bothered to unless someone paid them... ;-)

Playing wargames of historical battles from Alexander the Great right up to WWII. (Can't be bothered with more recent history. It's too depressing. War just ain't what it used to be!) (that was a joke) Fortunately, since the advent of computers, finding competent opponents to play those games with is no longer the problem it once was.

Thank GOD! I now have a way to dispose of that damn collection of old mummified Yak balls that my insane Uncle left here when he died.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: mrdux
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 12:37 PM

Photography -- still using film and old Nikons that I have to focus myself, birding; hiking; cooking. I collect books of various sorts -- illustration, myth and folklore, music, maps, art history, literature, food. . . and I read a lot. Music -- of course -- including a lot of classical music. And single-malt Scotch Whiskys, a nice relaxing hobby.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 10:43 AM

Reading, I just finished a grand book called the thirteenth Tale, Cooking...aaaah, Italian food. Music, music and more music, all kinds exept country. I have a large pond and keep fish, I love that, very relaxing. I make wineand I am not bad at it. Life is good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Kim C
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 10:13 AM

I have several hobbies.

Knitting, fiddling, reading, writing, 18th-19th century reenacting, belly dancing, sewing, some paper crafts, calligraphy, beadwork, cooking.

I think that about covers it. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: John Hardly
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 07:59 AM

"John Hardly--would those be Himalayan mountain oysters?"

LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 07:55 AM

1 Web site but you knew that.
2 Computer programming (above refers)
3 Video editting (the last wedding I went to was March in Thailand and I am only now getting round to the movie but it is becoming snazzy and highly technical)
4 posting on Mudcat
5 Ceilidhs etc
6 Posing
7 AND Mornington Crescent


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 10:52 PM

Boating, gardening, making jewelry - these are all on the back burner right now.

Music. Yesterday I worked up a set of mass parts to well-known tunes from the 17th Century. Our church is being renovated, and we are having mass in the basement. It seemed like a good time for some new, easy, appealing mass parts. Our choir director seemed very pleased with my offering.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 02:19 PM

you make money at it? Wow...I'm just an amateurcrastinator!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 01:29 PM

My hobby is procrastination. That's why it's taken me three days to get around to posting to this thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 09:06 AM

I collect dryer lint, so that Sandra can stuff her little teddy bears and other soft toys ;-)

I also kill cockroaches and stink bugs.

It's an interesting and varied life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 06:34 AM

I dont have time for hobbies , since I retired to be a Muso ! When I had a Day Job , Music WAS my hobby !


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 02:53 AM

Not sure if this counts but my work is (kinda sorta)my hobby....I love what I do (selling houses) and it has been particularly busy this last month. Of course I enjoy eating and drinking as well ..... but in all honesty they are a distant second.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 02:44 AM

crafty stuff - making teddy bears & other so-called toys in mohair & felt & fabric, embroidery, beaded jewellery, birthday & christmas cards, knitting, collecting info about crafts I'll probably never get around to making, collecting more craft materials than I'll ever need ...

and all the other crafty stuff I forget for the moment


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Amergin
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 01:57 AM

Hangovers....

I do write a bit though...too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: mg
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 01:22 AM

I don't do much now but work but I love to travel and I think I would like to rosemal and I would love if there were no financial risk and I had good crews to remodel houses..they do the work and I pick out the paint color. Also I love babies and would love to be a foster grandmother or something. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,Scoville
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 12:15 AM

John Hardly--would those be Himalayan mountain oysters?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 09:43 PM

For about 25 years, I could have safely said drawing. Then it became
Drawing and photography, shifting by degrees more to photography. Then drawing, photography, and woodworking. The last couple of years it's messing around online, photography, and making God knows whatever art or craft project that I haven't tried before. Just now I'm hoping to have a handful of wood-cased kaleidoscopes completed for the next local art show; I'm the one taking the show theme, "A kaleidoscope of color", too literally. The design of the things is entirely my own, so I'm still groping my way thru a litle of the "engineering".














jud


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Slag
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 08:05 PM

Too many hobbies---not enough life-times. See the messy/ neat thread and add that to my reasons why everything is in a terminal mess. I write, paint, carve, read, sing, play various insturments, rockhound, archery, hunt, fish, winemaking, poker, PC gaming, collect various things, HO railroading. HELP! Everything is interesting and fascinating to me. Gardening, birdwatching, astronomy, physics, crosswords, yeah and sudoko too. I've done model rocketry and RC aircraft. And then there are all the things I want to do.

All I need to do is win a big lottery and get a 20 year old body and I'll have it made!

Alas, no golden ticket, Got a nickel and there I stand in the biggest damn candy store in the known universe. Oh well, I have enough to keep me busy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Phot
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:39 PM

Mainly railways, the Great Western Railway in particular, 9f frieght loco's, canals, Landrovers. And recently, "Screw the Navy, I want my life back!!"


Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: bubblyrat
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 04:52 PM

Lots of words mean something rude in French. For example---In the UK,we have a common road-sign that indicates that it would be unwise to drive off the edge of the road,as the ground is wet and boggy . The sign always says "SOFT VERGES " which is fine,except that VERGE is an archaic French word for DICK , which affords our French visitors much amusement !! Meanwhile,the Plotte thickens.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 04:29 PM

saulgoldie...I have not smoked a pipe in almost 30 years. I still have several nice ones, including a lattice-work carved meerschaum with a special 'coloring bowl'...Interested before I turn to eBay? (I can post pictures.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,Dickey
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 04:19 PM

RD's first preference is "Old Intellectually Superior Weasel Piss".


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 01:58 PM

Other'n music, listening and playing...

Some bicycling
writing
collecting and using fountain pens
pipe-smoking and pipe collecting
being an active citizen, if you call that a hobby, which it is less so than it is a civic obligation, I think.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: skipy
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 01:07 PM

Ebay & "returning things" by that I mean, finding items in skips such as old school photos, tracking down the school & sending back to them, every school I have asked have said yes please! Most send me the postage back & a thank you letter.
I even sent back a silver cup stolen fron Cambridge Uni in 1963!
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 12:56 PM

Bill--your latest acquisition in brews is mother's milk for me, has been so for quite a while--ask Teribus or Dickey.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: John Hardly
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 12:17 PM

Calvin has Hobbes


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 12:00 PM

In La Belle Province, maybe. And, even then, it depends where you are and what time it is. ;-)

Rapaire said "...causing trouble....". Kendall asked for HOBBIES. ;-) again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: bobad
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 11:02 AM

Plotte is a dirty word in French.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:58 AM

I forgot to mention that when I visit cemeteries I study the tombstones. It's a semi-professional interest, because I used to make 'em. For you stoned folks, my wife says that going to a graveyard with my brother (who followed me in the job) and me is interesting as all git out.

Actual conversation, as best I remember it:

"What's that granite over there?"
"Looks like Georgia Pink. What's that one?"
"Rainbow, of course, dummy. Who did the carving?"
"Well, Ralph wouldn't touch Rainbow because he thought it a piece of shit so it'd probably be either Ed or a carpetbagger."
"What'd I put on Dad and Mom's grave?"
"Swedish Black, pre-dynamite days, if I remember what you said at the time. Good granite."
"Isn't that some of Ralph's shape carving on that one?"
"Sure is. Hey, do you know where he got that Minnesota Red?"
etc. etc. etc.

I once wrote six pages on the stones in her Olde Family Plotte in Holyoke, Mass.


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