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Away from films, gigs and music, what do the good people of DiS do with their spare time?
it's where you shave small twigs into slightly smaller twigs with a pointy end
I got pretty obsessed with it, and thought it would be the start of a long love affair with jigsaws. I haven't followed it up yet.
That's quite a bad thought...
I've got interests in so far as things I read about in books but not things I actively go out and do.
Had a game last night. Played a game of Mirkwood vs Easterlings in meeting engagement. Last dice rolls of the game BOOOOF Thranduil lops the head off Amdur securing victory for the elven realm.
and that's because you'd have the raging horn
and the odd sudoku.
I worked in a bowling alley for a couple of years, you really don't want to be someone who bowls regularly.
my work christmas part 2009 was a private set of lanes at a bowling alley, and it was great. but it wasn't long before we were thinking up new ways of making it fun (eyes closed, using the really small girl instead of a bowling ball). of course we were obscenely inebriated by thisp point so...
I guess I've worked in places where christmas parties have gone a bit too close to out of hand, but the staff don't want to step in cos of the customer is always right schtik. worst schtik ever that.
Went down lie a tonne of their favourite bricks.
With your mum.
All at once.
go for walks
make guitar effects
i would like to do that. do you sell them ever?
I just make them for myself and friends based on schematics about on the net. Not worth it to sell both in the time it takes me and the sloppyness of my builds compared to others much better than I am. Plus they are clones or variations of existing pedals anyway. its good fun though
I guess if I knew what schematics meant I would have an idea.
there are lots of sites and blogs with the circuit board layouts of current pedal designs and ones that have been changed by other people.
they list the parts that you need and show you where to solder them. a couple of internet orders later and you can piece it all together.
you can also swap out certain parts to alter the sound very slightly. this can be done in a couple of different ways pre or post build.
that's a cool hobby.
does it work out cheaper than buying the pedals that you're copying?
Zvex super hard on is much cheaper to build
Some death by audio stuff is too.
Some shits too hard to build.. some effects arnt made to the same spec anymore (big muffs prime example) so you can build them to whatever spec you want. and other pedals are really expensive like klons n shit.. Im not gonna spend mad $$$s on a pedal like that but can knock something like it (probably not exactly the same) pretty cheaply.
Other ones I just wouldnt even attempt to.. either because of the type of pedal or the complexity..
i thought that just making guitar effect noises was your hobby, but BRANGDNGDNGDNGNDUNUNUNUNUN you're making actual things.
This makes me this much sadface <--->
But I'll get over it.
it is kinda of fun though
he's an electronics wiz - I should try and get it finished really
would fucking love a noise swash. the 4ms stuff is something else.
go on walking tours around the city
go to lectures about the future of cities, and to local history talks
cook things I've never attempted before
make origami decorations for my room
learn how to identify plants (then pick food for free!)
play my DS
not really a hobby, but any excuse to get away from the bright lights/office/general living bullshit
Will be having my first cmaping trip of the year next weekend - weather permitting
Not that I've really got being a man down to a fine art...
that a hobby right, right?
indoor rock climbing is a lot of fun and something i always tell myself i should do again.
toddler based craft/messy/fun activities
visiting NT places
Indoor rock climbing
Learning to sew
Occasional performing arts (spoken word poetry/stories, dance)
Erm, going to activist meetings
I really want to try caving/potholing and other outdoor pursuits, but I only seem to be interested in the most expensive ones.
From my observations, girls are far more likely to have hobbies. Might just be because I tend to know a lot of twee sewy/knitty types though.
what you will need
then be aware that i am typing it with simon quinlank's voice in my head.
glad someone posted this.
but my favourite is the Train Ignoring hobby.
Play 5 - a - side
I'm learning Spanish
I've been trying to learn to cook well over the last year. I'm ok now.
Run about the place
Go to the pub
Try to impress girls
You should be writing song lyrics...
The writing bit's mostly done.
it seems you have given a serious answer to this thread, albeit not the type of serious answer which may have been expected.
making other stuffs
playing with cats (number 1 hobby FYI)
errrrrrrr bout it
but thats more of a habit
do these: www.parkrun.org.uk
Punching and knee-ing and elbow-ing other people in the face
weak lemon drink?
You people disappoint me.
it is an accoutrement to a 'hobby', which as a 'hobby' afficianado, you should be well aware of.
It is WE who are disappointed in YOU. I think you know what we mean.
Cycling many, many miles.
poo into it's hand and eat it.
Have you looked into getting any sponsorship deals arranged?
has been the main time consumer when i've bothered to have hobbies. i also used to write poetry, that took a lot of time up. i want to teach myself some other things like maths.
and also sometimes when i am bored i will experiment with my make up, that's a bit sad in a way but still.
I'd definitely play board games more, go to more gigs, go on day trips and walks, visit more churches and historic buildings, make more craft things, bake and cook more etc.
I wish I had that borderline-autistic urge to just get stuck into something fiddly and tedious for hours at a time (you know, experimenting with different guitar tunings, setting up intricate drum machines, learning what compression is etc). I just don't have the patience or attention span for a lot of hobbies.
watching shit telly
sterling work, DoC
Hobbies aren't essential to life.
And anyway - the answer's always the same. What are you interested in? Think about that, and then pursue stuff around it as a hobby.
I pursue most of my interests already. I've just already established doing that and want to think about some new things I'm not doing already.
Heh, now that's a long-term vision...
I want something fun.
Cookery class sounds tempting.
I'm fine with basic things and not bad at experimenting with recipes and trying new things but I'm limited in what I do and could do with honing my skills and getting confidence with things I've not tried before. So I reckon classes could really benefit with me.
on making your own musical instruments
but im too scared.
i'm always quite nervous when i get to the point when i decide i want to take something new up and have to call a club/place that does it etc, but generally most people involved in these things are nice and you find it ultimately worthwhile
-playing guitars and basses and fiddling with computer music software
- erm going to the gym is a hobby right?
- is following a sport closely a hobby? i read alot about MMA most days
but I play/practice guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, computer stuff & random instruments too.
board games, card games and video games. especially things where i can really study the game and learn about how to approach it. poker is great for this, as is starcraft 2. i used to enjoy a lot o fthe theorycrafting element of WoW but i moved on. games generally. i'm not all super super competitive though and i don't mind losing. but i do like to get as good at games as i can. i read a book about the statistics behind monopoly. it was good.
martial arts or anything just yet...
Play football. I do. Twice a week. It keeps me fit and I occasionally (about once a year) score a 25-yard-belter which makes girls like me more.
I know everyone says they're rubbish at football but in my case I genuinely really am.
We're on a ten match losing streak (Y)