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BS: Your hobby

kendall 26 Jan 07 - 07:56 PM
Jeri 26 Jan 07 - 08:47 PM
SINSULL 26 Jan 07 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,Seiri Omaar 26 Jan 07 - 11:05 PM
Rapparee 26 Jan 07 - 11:26 PM
GUEST,Scoville at Dad's 26 Jan 07 - 11:42 PM
catspaw49 26 Jan 07 - 11:45 PM
KT 27 Jan 07 - 01:01 AM
Alec 27 Jan 07 - 02:34 AM
GUEST 27 Jan 07 - 07:23 AM
freda underhill 27 Jan 07 - 07:32 AM
SINSULL 27 Jan 07 - 07:46 AM
Micca 27 Jan 07 - 07:56 AM
Bunnahabhain 27 Jan 07 - 08:06 AM
jacqui.c 27 Jan 07 - 08:13 AM
Georgiansilver 27 Jan 07 - 09:28 AM
GUEST,ib48 27 Jan 07 - 09:29 AM
Bat Goddess 27 Jan 07 - 10:10 AM
jeffp 27 Jan 07 - 10:22 AM
John Hardly 27 Jan 07 - 10:27 AM
Jeri 27 Jan 07 - 10:29 AM
Bill D 27 Jan 07 - 10:39 AM
Rapparee 27 Jan 07 - 10:58 AM
bobad 27 Jan 07 - 11:02 AM
gnu 27 Jan 07 - 12:00 PM
John Hardly 27 Jan 07 - 12:17 PM
Ron Davies 27 Jan 07 - 12:56 PM
skipy 27 Jan 07 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,saulgoldie 27 Jan 07 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Dickey 27 Jan 07 - 04:19 PM
Bill D 27 Jan 07 - 04:29 PM
bubblyrat 27 Jan 07 - 04:52 PM
Phot 27 Jan 07 - 07:39 PM
Slag 27 Jan 07 - 08:05 PM
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GUEST,Scoville 28 Jan 07 - 12:15 AM
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Sandra in Sydney 28 Jan 07 - 02:44 AM
TRUBRIT 28 Jan 07 - 02:53 AM
Leadfingers 28 Jan 07 - 06:34 AM
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Bee-dubya-ell 28 Jan 07 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: BS: Your hobby
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 07:56 PM

I've been wondering something for a while now, and this might be a good time to ask, what is your hobby?

Jacqui and I bought a 1930 Model "A" Ford. There are countless clubs that are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of old cars. The ones I have seen so far are made up of nice people (like the mudcat), and we go on Sunday rides and rallys.
One of the favorite things to do is to go to retirement homes and give the residents a ride in a car that they used to drive many years ago. They are delighted by this experience.

Do you have a hobby that you would like to tell us about?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 08:47 PM

I make jewelry.
To be more precise, I buy a lot of jewelry stuff and I start projects. Once in a great while, I finish one. I know Jacqui makes things as well. Fire Mountain Gems is a nice place to buy things.

LOTS of things. (Get the free catalog!)


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

I job hunt. I am very good at it and get interviews and job offers all the time. Then I work for two weeks and quit.
Does that count?
I also collect stray cats, people, and items that need a home. Anyone want to adopt a Lourdes Grotto circa 1930 in need of wiring?
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,Seiri Omaar
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 11:05 PM

I read, sing, and doodle Celtic stuff (8 rows of Celtic knotwork... NEVER AGAIN. Oh, the pain). I net surf (a lot of fantasy art-gazing) and play online games like a fiend (more complex games yet runnable-on-ancient-computer games like DragonFable). I play collectable card games, video games and I've roleplayed (yes, Dungeons and Dragons).
And most importantly, I write. In hopes of someday actually finishing my novel. My Muses tend to clam up tighter than Fort Knox.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 11:26 PM

Making a Jaeger flintlock (been at it for three years now), target shooting, hiking, fencing (both sport and historical), reading, model railroading when I can, causing trouble....


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,Scoville at Dad's
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 11:42 PM

We used to be in a Volkswagen club and those people were a lot of fun.

Used to do a lot of Civil War and Texas Republic reenacting, too.

Currently, I sew (make my own clothes from vintage patterns), quilt, knit a little, and sometimes paint things. I used to be very active in collecting and showing horse figurines but I'm trying to back off on that--too expensive and time consuming. The model horse thing is a world unto itself, though. It's weird, but there are some interesting people and amazing artists in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 11:45 PM

From reading to racing, beading to luthiery, sailing to motorcycling, writing to railroading, my passions have generally been all consuming with a bit of the root hog or die approach. Like many around here my tastes and interests have varied widely over the years and is why I never doubt when another 'Catter seems to be into an awful lot of things in their life.........I know the feeling. Outside of the fun, it makes you pretty fair at Trivial Pursuit.......a dubious accomplishment.

But I have decided now to concentrate all of my energies into developing the world's largest collection of mummified Yak balls. Fortunately I have very little energy to devote to it but hopefully there is enough to set myself up in the Guinness Book of World Records. I plan on taking them on tour at some point to all the hospitals and nursing homes along with perhaps a spot on Letterman or Leno.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: KT
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 01:01 AM

I like to draw and paint, and write songs, but rarely find the time to do any of them. Hiking, crabbing, kayaking and fishing are also favorites, but also very infrequent, of late. I also like to pretend I can play the fiddle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Alec
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 02:34 AM

Having Snorkelled for many years I have recently,& belatedly,tried my hand at SCUBA Diving.Though I have had only one session so far (with another soon)I found it to be one of the most exhilirating experiences of my life.
"I'd like to be under the sea,in an Octopus's garden..." :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:23 AM

Wahts a yak ball?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: freda underhill
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:32 AM

I go on walks with a couple of neighbours - we do these huge walks ending up with coming back via second hand bookshops & coffee. This combines several hobbies, walking, reading, talking, and having coffee!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:46 AM

Yeah, Spaw. What's a yak ball? Oh...never mind. You know I actually took a short trip in a yak skin boat in Tibet. Somewhere I have pictures. I saw lots of yak droppings but never peaked under the yak to examine his balls.

Life ain't no yuk for a yak
Who carries his sack on his back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Micca
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:56 AM

Its obviously where Yaks go to dance and socialize!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 08:06 AM

Dancing, Scottish country and highland, and associated running around herding cats dancers. Reading. Some tabletop war gaming, and associated modelling. Brewing my own beer. And Rumour-mongering, although you didn't heat that from me...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: jacqui.c
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 08:13 AM

Crochet has become an addiction, not a hobby! I also am starting to play with beading and, to try and head off the dreaded senility, I've started doing Sudoko puzzles.

I just found the Microsoft Picture It in my Works folder (after having this computer for 2 years!) and have been happily playing with the special effects there.

Still got a great pile of books to read.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 09:28 AM

Antiques, Knowledge on all except minimal on furniture. Collect particularly silver...(some Georgian wouldn't ya know). Hiking, working out at the gym, air gunning, carbooting and most of all Folk Clubbing of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: GUEST,ib48
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 09:29 AM

knitting pubic hair into decorative toilet roll covers


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:10 AM

I spend a lot of time in cemeteries -- my particular area of interest is New England slate markers from between 1650-ish and 1825-ish (most willows and urns make my eyes glaze over), the men who carved them and ligatures on gravestones. Also the carver John Just Geyer and his father Henry Christian Geyer.

I do rubbings, photographs and transcriptions. I collect books on the extended subject of gravestones, funerary art and customs, epitaphs, etc.

But primarily, I think, I'm fascinated with stone. And the history. With the help and advice of Fud Benson and Doug Coffin, I'm learning how to cut letterforms in slate (if I can steal enough time to actually do it).

I also sort of "chase" folk music (and lore) related markers. Tom and I discovered Professor Child over 10 years ago. We've also located Timothy Myrick who was the fellow bit by the rattlesnake in "Springfield Mountain" (He's actually buried in Wilbraham, MA.)

There are batwinged death's heads in Hallowell, Maine, and I've found full-rigged ships on both slate and marble markers, but so far have not found any representation of squid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: jeffp
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:22 AM

Barbecuing, brewing, sailing, rendezvous, just started fencing. Let's not forget music, although that's more of an obsession than a hobby. It's a fine line.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: John Hardly
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:27 AM

yak balls make great barbeque.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:29 AM

Hey, Linn of the Bats, remember this?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your hobby
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:39 AM

I dunno if woodworking is exactly a hobby anymore, since I augment my retirement income with it. (especially lathe turning).....but I also study and collect wood specimens and belong to the IWCS. Since is is estimated that only about 1/3 of maybe 100,000 plants big enough to supply a 3"x6" specimen have been identified, I guess it is a 'hobby' to chase new varieties. Maybe it is a hobby when you can think of Thespesia populnea easier than ...ummm....oh yeah, Portia Tree.

The other hobby is beer....I have somewhere over 800 beer bottles & cans I have ...ahem....'accumulated' for the past 30 years. The basic rule is, to get spot on the shelf, it has to be emptied by ME.
   Latest acquisition, Arrogant Bastard ale


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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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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: 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: John Hardly
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 12:17 PM

Calvin has Hobbes


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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