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post Apr 20 2007, 02:32 PM
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I'm curious about what people do when they've got free time.

I learn Wing Chun kung fu, I go to the gym, I draw my comic strips, browse the internet, play computer games, and I'm currently planning a novel. I'm pretty busy! When I get time I also paint, but that's more of an irregular thing.

How about you? Is there anything you'd like to start doing?


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post Apr 5 2009, 10:01 AM
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This will probably be a big list. I seem to have spread myself a bit thinly over far too many hobbies.

Up until about a year ago I was going indoor climbing regularly and really getting into it. I really want to get back into it but the people I used to go with have moved on. Would like to move onto real rock at some point too.
Music is one of those things I dabble with but never seem to devote enough time to get really good at. I can play a few things on the keyboard and ukulele but very roughly. Synthesisers and other electronic music kit are fun to play with. Weird noises is in my Livejournal list of interests as a result.
Recently I got into miniatures painting and wargaming. Building or scultping my own figures and working on bigger and better custom projects is always great fun.
Have been playing various boardgames weekly with a group of friends and would like to get back into tabletop RPGs if I manage to get people interested.
I play video games but usually go in cycles of playing a lot of games for a few months then playing hardly any games for a while.
I do quite a bit of coding in my spare time but work has dampened my enthusiasm for that a bit. Still, I'm getting towards my eventual goal of a working game engine. It grows bit by bit with each little project I make.
Other sports I partake in when I get the chance are badminton and mountain biking.
Circus skills, specifically diabolo and juggling. I'm stuck with 3 or 4 balls for juggling but I am getting on to the advanced diabolo tricks. Similar to Mata, generally I find myself practicing in the few months running up to Crawley and then stopping again when the weather gets cold.
After 3 years I still don't have my TV antenna hooked up. Watching TV feels like a time suck when I could be doing more interesting things. Vegging out on the internet is a fine use of time however.
Making things and other crafty things, from painting to electronics happens from time to time.
Reading when I get the chance. Unfortunately getting less frequent recently. sad.gif


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- Mata   Hobbies   Apr 20 2007, 02:32 PM
- - Kitty   Look! Its me on Matazone! I recently star...   Apr 20 2007, 02:38 PM
- - Daria   I am learning Russian. I also like sewing but as w...   Apr 20 2007, 03:00 PM
- - Izzy   GUITAR! That's what 90% of my free time is...   Apr 20 2007, 04:50 PM
- - I_am_the_best   Ooh, I like talking about this. I do a lot of musi...   Apr 20 2007, 05:44 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   I read. And read. And then read a bit more. I c...   Apr 22 2007, 09:39 PM
|- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   QUOTE (Snugglebum the Destroyer @ Apr 22 2007...   Apr 22 2007, 09:45 PM
- - Mata   We've got a lot of musical people. There shoul...   Apr 22 2007, 09:54 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 22 2007, 02:54 PM) I li...   Apr 23 2007, 12:58 AM
|- - Izzy   QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 22 2007, 05:54 PM) We...   Apr 23 2007, 12:22 PM
|- - Pixiegoth   QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 22 2007, 09:54 PM) We...   Mar 28 2009, 12:32 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE I never knew that, you simply MUST show me y...   Apr 22 2007, 10:40 PM
- - funked)out_frog   In my free time I enjoy climbing indoors and outdo...   Apr 22 2007, 11:05 PM
- - Kitty   QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 22 2007, 05:54 PM) Inst...   Apr 23 2007, 01:31 AM
- - monkey_called_narth   i mud yeah im really that much of a geek.   Apr 23 2007, 05:16 AM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (monkey_called_narth @ Apr 22 2007, 10...   Apr 23 2007, 12:04 PM
|- - monkey_called_narth   QUOTE (LoLo @ Apr 23 2007, 07:04 AM) QUOT...   Apr 25 2007, 12:56 AM
- - elphaba2   I climb too, frog! Do you happen to know what ...   Apr 24 2007, 12:25 AM
|- - funked)out_frog   QUOTE (elphaba2 @ Apr 24 2007, 01:25 AM) ...   May 23 2007, 12:26 PM
|- - elphaba2   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ May 23 2007, 08...   May 23 2007, 11:54 PM
- - Witless   I read a fair bit, rarely at home though. I spend ...   Apr 24 2007, 11:07 AM
- - JeddyB   I LOVE music! I listen to good music as muc...   Apr 25 2007, 01:19 PM
- - Tarantio   Well, I do most of my hobbies part-time, since man...   Apr 26 2007, 02:49 AM
- - elphaba2   Now I am trying to learn guitar properly. I can pl...   May 4 2007, 11:37 PM
|- - Izzy   QUOTE (elphaba2 @ May 4 2007, 07:37 PM) N...   May 7 2007, 12:21 PM
- - Pixiegoth   WHAT spare time. I live, breath and eat universit...   May 7 2007, 10:58 AM
- - elphaba2   Aw, thanks. Now I kind of feel obligated to learn ...   May 8 2007, 07:48 PM
|- - Izzy   QUOTE (elphaba2 @ May 8 2007, 03:48 PM) A...   May 10 2007, 12:23 PM
- - Daria   Learning Bloc Party would make you Indie Scum. Le...   May 8 2007, 08:02 PM
- - Mata   I have discovered recently that my life appears to...   Mar 27 2009, 01:40 PM
|- - Yannick   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 27 2009, 09:40 AM) I...   Mar 27 2009, 02:34 PM
|- - crazymat   QUOTE (Yannick @ Mar 27 2009, 02:34 PM) Q...   Mar 27 2009, 05:59 PM
|- - Yannick   QUOTE (crazymat @ Mar 27 2009, 01:59 PM) ...   Mar 27 2009, 07:38 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   When I can get my hands on them (the lack of a TV ...   Mar 27 2009, 04:17 PM
- - Eli   Crazymat: Diablo, the game right? Best one ever.   Mar 27 2009, 11:37 PM
- - crazymat   no this kind of diabolo   Mar 28 2009, 11:56 AM
|- - Eli   QUOTE (crazymat @ Mar 28 2009, 07:56 AM) ...   Mar 29 2009, 08:48 PM
|- - Yannick   QUOTE (Eli @ Mar 29 2009, 04:48 PM) Oh I...   Mar 29 2009, 10:10 PM
- - Mata   I very rarely get to do any of the circus stuff th...   Mar 28 2009, 02:53 PM
- - Mata   You just didn't have a good enough teacher the...   Mar 31 2009, 12:14 PM
- - crazymat   I agree! Also, with diabolo, it's really e...   Apr 2 2009, 03:42 PM
- - moop   This will probably be a big list. I seem to have s...   Apr 5 2009, 10:01 AM
- - I_am_the_best   I don't think I've changed at all. My only...   Apr 5 2009, 07:31 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   At the moment, I have a lot of ex-hobbies. When no...   Apr 9 2009, 01:04 PM
- - Aislinn Faye   Concerning one of my hobbies (all things Suikoden)...   Apr 19 2009, 05:50 AM
- - Mata   Too late, I've already got Rock Band, and I...   Apr 19 2009, 04:04 PM
- - catbells   I started voluntary work in an animal charity shop...   May 8 2009, 05:38 PM
- - TigerLily013   Long story short, I've been collecting virtual...   May 9 2009, 01:00 AM
- - crazymat   I hope you are taking good care of them all!   May 9 2009, 02:23 PM
|- - TigerLily013   QUOTE (crazymat @ May 9 2009, 10:23 AM) I...   May 9 2009, 10:55 PM
- - Mata   Hi Catbells, welcome to my forums. Charity work is...   May 10 2009, 04:15 PM
- - Smiler   Thoroughly agree! Volunteering is wonderful, I...   May 11 2009, 08:08 AM
- - Mata   I've recently started up a new kung fu class (...   Jan 20 2010, 01:27 PM
- - Tarantio   I've been too busy mostly to indulge in my hob...   Jan 20 2010, 05:52 PM
- - Mata   My housemate Matt has started up painting Space Ma...   Jan 21 2010, 02:02 PM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 21 2010, 02:02 PM) My h...   Jan 21 2010, 05:04 PM
- - elphaba2   Does anybody else do yoga? I have lately been cons...   Jan 21 2010, 02:31 PM
- - moop   I'm painting High Elves for Warhammer Fantasy ...   Jan 21 2010, 05:49 PM
- - Mata   That Inquisitor is very good! I'm sure Mat...   Jan 21 2010, 06:41 PM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 21 2010, 06:41 PM) the ...   Jan 23 2010, 08:36 PM
- - Tarantio   Thanks guys. I love looking at other folk's mi...   Jan 21 2010, 10:26 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   I'll have to see if I can dig out some of my o...   Jan 22 2010, 02:39 AM


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