Hobbies.......what do you do in your spare time?

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Postby chris.ph » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:28 pm

drinking, rugby, smoking cuban cigars,reading all sorts of dross and kebabs, yep that seems too sum up my hobbies :D :D
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Re: Hobbies.......what do you do in your spare time?

Postby Catch-up » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:19 pm

raptornx01 wrote:Gaming a bit, but lately i've been working on video editing projects. recently i got hold of Source Filmmaker and have been messing around with that, learning how things work and have a few projects i've been working on. and because of that i've had to get Blender, a computer animation and 3d model builder (since SFM doesn't have everything i need.) but i know less about that than SFM. all are WIPs.


Very cool!! :D Sounds complicated.

jaznbonnie wrote:Other than reading, I enjoy crochet, beading, cross-stitch, embroidery, travel, hiking, and camping. In college I also enjoyed weight training and rock climbing. CU, if I had the opportunity I would also be into horseback riding. Lately I've been considering taking classes in ballroom dancing. It would be a fun way to exercise. :D


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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:30 pm

Just don't get the two mixed up. :?
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Postby jaznbonnie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:37 am

Tonyblack wrote:Just don't get the two mixed up. :?


Actually, given half a chance, I'd combine them in working with the Lippizzaner horses.

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Re: Hobbies.......what do you do in your spare time?

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:53 am

I don't really have one hobbie. Downtime is generally spent in the outdoors. Winter last year I became possesed by the spirits of nana's past and started knitting. I thought I'd really get into the whole thing but I just ended up knitting scarves, lots of scarves. My husband had a vaguely concerned look on his face during this period until I said I was gonna give them to charities, which I did. Some I gave later as Christmas presents. 40 degree heat here in December & I'm giving people scarves. Ah well, there's always another winter.
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:56 am

raptornx01 wrote:Gaming a bit, but lately i've been working on video editing projects. recently i got hold of Source Filmmaker and have been messing around with that, learning how things work and have a few projects i've been working on. and because of that i've had to get Blender, a computer animation and 3d model builder (since SFM doesn't have everything i need.) but i know less about that than SFM. all are WIPs.

Blender seems to be a hell of a tool. But it also seems that getting used to it is more difficult than getting used to any other programme. At least in my experience. Normally, I can intuitively work with most software after some minutes to an acceptable degree.
Blender I tried several times over the last 5 years and always ended up rather frustrated.
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Postby chillicamper » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:17 am

jaznbonnie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Just don't get the two mixed up. :?


Actually, given half a chance, I'd combine them in working with the Lippizzaner horses.

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I love Lippizzaners. Very beautiful animals.

I used to ride as a kid and an adult, I gave up when my shoulder dislocated a number of times. It only happened once whilst schooling a horse, but I really didn't fancy sitting on horseback with my shoulder hanging out :shock: I have driven horse and carriages and would like to do that again some day. But the cost of the kit is just too prohibitive at present. Maybe when I get some time (haha) and money (hahahaha) I will build one myself, or get a knackered one off ebay and restore it.

My wife still rides, as do the kids. We have a pony that all 3 are supposed to be able to ride. Unfortunately he has a massive fear of tractors and bolts off in the opposite direction when he sees one! :shock: As that's not particularly safe for all concerned, we are hoping to find him a new home away from tractors, then I suppose the search will be on for another horse (although maybe in a few months time - horses are hard work and a break would be good). I keep on saying that I would like a heavy horse such as a Shire, Clydesdale or Ardennes. But apparently I'm not allowed as my wife is only 5'2" and says she would look like a pea sat on top of one of those :lol: And the food that they can get through is bloomin expensive :shock:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:57 am

You'll have to get a white horse, and call it Binky!
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:59 am

And you've got to go on a "a curry once a month" diet. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:08 am

ChristianBecker wrote:And you've got to go on a "a curry once a month" diet. :D

I have curry every other day. :D
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:56 am

Might work, too. But it will take longer until you see an effect.
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Re: Hobbies.......what do you do in your spare time?

Postby Antiq » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:59 am

I garden, or at least I attempt not to kill all growing things in my vicinity. I have been cursed with a love of plants but lacking green fingers :cry:
I paint and draw, do crafty things with paper, and I compute :D Interenet is one of my most time-consuming hobbies :oops:
Sometimes I get the urge to knit.
I read a lot.

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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:02 pm

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:22 pm

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Re: Hobbies.......what do you do in your spare time?

Postby Catch-up » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:37 pm

One of the things I look forward to most in the summer is the veggie garden, so I guess that's a seasonal hobby. I like to try growing at least one new thing a year. I've got hubby half talked into building more raised beds so I can grow more. :D

Jaz, you should try it! :D
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