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Topic: Hobbies
Message: Posted by: The Magician (Feb 18, 2004 01:51PM)
Hi all, Apart from Magic what other hobbies do you have. Here are mine

Snooker and Pool
Flight Simulator
PC - surfing the net

that's about it for me
Message: Posted by: Beetroot (Feb 18, 2004 02:42PM)
Learning to sing (and hitting some piano keys at the same time)
I want to learn to tap-dance (something different for a change)
Watching films

and a whole host of other things that I haven't got time for so I have to rotate my hobbies.
Message: Posted by: A C Spectre (Feb 18, 2004 03:26PM)
Cycling - Road and Mountain
Martial Arts

Lots of other interests as well all dependant on time constraints.

A C Spectre
Message: Posted by: Chris Berry (Feb 18, 2004 03:46PM)
There are hobbies outside magic?

Seriously though. Besides magic I also:

Watch movies
Take pictures and do a little bit of graphic design for fun.

That's about it!!

Message: Posted by: Skulldini (Feb 18, 2004 06:52PM)
Yo The Magican,
What's your largest break in snooker?
Pool-Straight(14 and 1)-8-9 ball (tournament)
Snooker- 78 break (English rules)
Stunt kites 2-line and 4- line
Scroll Saw and Woodworking
Oil Painting
Ceramics- start to finish. pour,paint,fire.
Computer games ie Medal of Honor, The Lord of the Rings Return of the King, ect
So many things so little time
O yeah Magic
Message: Posted by: ABlair36 (Feb 18, 2004 07:12PM)
The Guitar
Poker (magic related if you want to cheat)
Just walking around the city with friends.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Feb 18, 2004 08:02PM)
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Feb 18, 2004 08:11PM)
Alas... magic is my hobby. Everything else in my life I get paid for, so magic is the one thing that hasn't earned me a dime, although I have spent many dimes on it!
Message: Posted by: irossall (Feb 19, 2004 05:59AM)
I have just started to collect old books on Magic. Right now I have about 8 books and non of them cost me much (yet). I have 3 books by Henry Hay and 1 is a first edition. I am still looking for more by Henry Hay (first editions).
I also collect beer bottles & cans (about 180) and buttons/political pins.
Iven :patty:
Message: Posted by: The Magician (Feb 19, 2004 08:03AM)
Skulldini my highest break in Snooker is 81
Message: Posted by: Skulldini (Feb 19, 2004 04:51PM)
The Magican
O sure better than me by 3 lousey points. LOL
Outstanding--- Ever play pink wild? 78 was without pink wild.
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Feb 19, 2004 10:46PM)
Electric Guitar
Movies (watching and history of)
History (United States and European)
Logic Puzzles
Skull Collection
Early 1980's Video Games (jeez, I feel old saying that)
Looney Toones (1950's)
Message: Posted by: huggie50 (Feb 20, 2004 01:46AM)
I enjoy listening to Short-wave radio, throught out the world and I am an advid weather enthusiasts, tracking storms and forecasting weather.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Feb 21, 2004 03:06AM)
Anything that's fun :)

My main interests:
Collect Magic Books/Prop
Play PC Games
Surf Internet
Adventure Travel (South America and Asia is my favourite places to go, I do one journey every year)
Nature Walking
Read books
Watch Movies
Produce Websites
Theme Parks

Mats G. Kjellstrom
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Feb 21, 2004 08:40AM)

Kayaking (white water and ocean – Kayaked Maryland to Florida several years ago – almost convinced me to give it up! Nothing like a couple of months baking on the water to make you wonder about the meaning of life!).

Coin Collecting (Focus on U.S. Silver Dollars – mainly Morgan’s – going for a top rated collection).

History – Roman, Medieval Europe, and American pre revolutionary-to-revolutionary period of special interest.

Renaissance Fairs – More costumes than business suits and I have to wear a suit for my daytime job!

Writing – What can I say? Doesn’t everyone?

Painting – The worlds worst artist but someone has to be at the bottom.

However central to my life is Magic – it is not so much a hobby as a way of life and an obsession. I have accumulated over 50 years of magic “stuff”. Including a small collection of Chop Cups, Cups and Balls, Okito Boxes, magic “boxes” of all kinds and illusions. Central to my “collection” are several head choppers and the very rare Delbin Guillotine (a beauty that hasn’t been made in years and puts all others to shame!). I also have a library of over 2000 magic books dating from the 1880’s onward. There is not a room in my house (including bathrooms and the Kitchen) that is not cluttered with magic “stuff”. Visitors often remark that they feel as if they feel that they are in a museum!
Message: Posted by: Ellen Kotzin (Feb 21, 2004 10:43AM)
Underwater basket weaving
Whale tanning

magic (because I'm not a magician)
running a website

Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Feb 21, 2004 12:02PM)
Koi, making Kimchi, people watching (that one is free and quite easy!) and cross collection.
Message: Posted by: Andini (Feb 21, 2004 08:38PM)
-[b]Animation:[/b] I plan to go to college for computer animation and work at a major animation production studio (before they ALL outsource!) I really like to watch old cartoons like early Disney films (Fun and Fancy Free, Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music) as well as the classic short films (Mickey Mouse, Flip the Frog, anything by Ub Iwerks). I also like to watch recent animated films.

-[b]Reading:[/b] Non-fiction mostly. I like biographies and books about Fast Food.

-[b]Graphic Design[/b]: A little bit. I love it but I don't have any good training. I have a fair eye for stuff but I've only had a few opportunities to make anything USEFUL besides cheesy band flyers for my dad.

-[b]Graphology[/b]: a.k.a. "Handwriting Analysis." I've read multiple books on the subject and it's a really fun hobby. You guys should check it out.

-[b]Collecting:[/b] Cards and coins. I like to collect cards from everywhere I go. I've only got a small collection so far. I also like to collect coins but I haven't done it recently. I don't have enought money to invest!
Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Feb 22, 2004 03:40AM)
Sky Diving
Scuba Diving
Snow skiing
Message: Posted by: Samuel Catoe (Feb 23, 2004 05:54AM)
My turn I guess.

Studying Samurai culture
Martial Arts
Weapons training
Shooting (I am one of the marksmen at work)
Hunting (once in a while but nothing serious)
Surgery (Just a joke. I have had four different surgeries on my legs since 1996)
Movies - My favorite is Seven Samurai by far -

I think that about covers it.

Message: Posted by: Jon Gallagher (Feb 23, 2004 11:48PM)
Well, here goes...

I do counted cross stitch.

Not cute little bears and bunnies, but large, ornate things that take up to a year and more to finish. Some of my projects have had more than 80,000 stitches in them.

I also like building doll houses. Anything that has a lot of details in it, I guess.

And if anyone calls me a sissy.... doggone it, I'll have my wife or daughter beat you up!

Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Feb 24, 2004 01:21AM)
That took guts. Lots and lots of guts. :devilish:
Message: Posted by: kihei kid (Feb 24, 2004 06:27AM)
Figure 8 drag boat racing with skiers in tow.
Full contact Golf.
Stacking BBs.
68 Mustang I like a lot.
Message: Posted by: Andini (Feb 24, 2004 06:56AM)
On 2004-02-23 06:54, Samuel Catoe wrote:
Studying Samurai culture
Martial Arts
Weapons training
Shooting (I am one of the marksmen at work)
Hunting (once in a while but nothing serious)

Whoa! I don't want to be around Samuel when he's in a bad mood! :^D
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Feb 24, 2004 12:41PM)
Jon Gallagher is, by far, the bravest man I have ever seen.

Yo, dpe666, I play electric guitar too! Let's start a band! We would ROCK!
Message: Posted by: DarkSmaug (Feb 24, 2004 03:33PM)
Here's mine:
Snowboarding (my favorite hobby... ever... in the world... even more so than magic)
Piano (been since kindergartin and still going strong)
Electric guitar (got one for birthday a little over a year ago)
Gamecube (there are some real classics on that little box)
Racquetball (i love playing cutthroat)
Basketball (gym class, the ymca, anywhere)
Skateboarding (occasionally)
And I started collecting antique playing card decks
Message: Posted by: Jon Gallagher (Feb 25, 2004 06:11PM)
On 2004-02-24 13:41, Firedice27 wrote:
Jon Gallagher is, by far, the bravest man I have ever seen.


Well, I wouldn't go up to the Sturgis Rally and brag about cross stitching..... but I figured here in the Café, I'd be okay. After all, Rosie Greer, former lineman for the LA Rams also does cross stitch. If HE wants to go to Sturgis and brag.....

Uh... I also know how to crochet. :)
Message: Posted by: martini (Feb 25, 2004 08:48PM)
While Magic will always be first and foremost since it is my livlihood, I also enjoy the following:

Cooking (what can I say? I'm Italian)
HomeBrewing Beer
& Collecting odd things for my museum.
All the Best
Message: Posted by: volant (Feb 26, 2004 10:06PM)
I like to dance
Researching different things
Looking at pretty things

There is something else, I can't remember. ;)
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Feb 27, 2004 06:31AM)
Eating (What can I say? I'm Japanese).
Drinking wine. (not Japanese wine).
Bowling. (To lose weight increased by aforementioned hobbies).

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 27, 2004 09:17AM)
You sure you want to know?

People, Semiotics, NLP, history, Science, Art, Mathematics, sunrises and sunsets...

Watching TV with the sound off
Listening to one station while watching another
Flipping channels and enjoying the non-sequitors
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Feb 27, 2004 10:07AM)
On 2004-02-24 13:41, Firedice27 wrote:
Jon Gallagher is, by far, the bravest man I have ever seen.

Well to some it may seem strange but my friend Frank has done it for years. I have a tapestry he made. It's extremely difficult to take, as a gift, something that took NINE MONTHS to create. I cherish it far more than most gifts I've received. Very special indeed.

Oh by the way Jon, I've already sent you a custom "I love cross stitching!" T-shirt. Go ahead and wear it even at Sturgis.
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Mar 20, 2005 01:28AM)
Computing(Mac only)
Writing poetry
and eating
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Mar 20, 2005 03:00AM)
Herpetoculture, Fish (fresh & salt), Origami, Woodworking, Feeder breeding, Piano, The Café'.
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Mar 20, 2005 10:38AM)
I make impossible bottles in my spare time..... anyone familiar with these things??
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Mar 20, 2005 02:40PM)
Let's see...

Did anyone ever put together and paint the old Aurora Monster Models from the 60's and 70's? Frankenstein, Wolfman, Hunchback, Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Batman/Robin, Superman, Forgotten Prisoner of Castle Mare, Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Godzilla, King Kong, etc...?

I did them as a kid, and when they were re-issued not too long ago I built them all again. As for the original ones we built as kids...well...often we would take them outside, put firecrackers in them and blow them up (after we got tired of them sitting on our shelves). My current ones now occupy a proud top shelf in the guest room.

My wife's cousin always stays in the guest room whenever in town, and always forgets that when he turns off the lights, the glow in the dark pieces on some of the models are looking right at him!

Message: Posted by: Fresh (Mar 20, 2005 04:53PM)
Magic, sports, Unreal Tournament 2k4. YEA
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Mar 20, 2005 05:34PM)
Painting & drawing.
Computer graphics, web sites and animation.
Watching TV.

In the past:
Fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping.
Advanced Dungeon and Dragons.
Reading books and comics.
Drinking beer.
Message: Posted by: Erich Troudt (Mar 20, 2005 05:41PM)
I love the polynesian and hawaii life...and my backyard is my little piece of paradise. Those interested in seeing pics of my tiki hut can click below

Message: Posted by: scott b. (Mar 20, 2005 06:05PM)
Magic I definetely say is the biggest one (Until college is over, atleast.)
Boxing (Well sports overall, but boxing the most)
Watching movies and dvds
Playing around on the computer (not really games a whole lot, but just stupid stuff)
And used to play guitar but have been out for awhile.
Message: Posted by: Mr Mindman (Mar 20, 2005 06:05PM)
One of my hobbies is eating.

I like to go out to try new and different foods.
I espcially like to try food when I am abroad. I think it is a shame how seperate many countries foods are, I say we all unite and add a little more variety to the menus!

Message: Posted by: mikeflex (Mar 20, 2005 11:02PM)
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Mar 20, 2005 11:57PM)
Mathematics (well, more a profession than a hobby)
Horseback Riding (planning to begin endurance riding)
Message: Posted by: jonesc2ii (Mar 23, 2005 06:09PM)
On 2004-02-19 06:59, irossall wrote:
I also collect beer bottles & cans (about 180) ...
Iven :patty:

Me too. But the recycling van comes tomorrow morning so it will take me another week to build such a collection.
Message: Posted by: STFC (Apr 8, 2005 12:18AM)
So mant people I meet make such a point of big noting themselves on how much money they make ordefine themselves by what sort of job they have. Life should be about what you do to enjoy yourself, not what you have to do. I always make an efort to not talk about work when I first meet someone, but this list is what I am really into.
Surfing (the real surfing not the net)
Martial Arts
Travelling (incorporating on of the above)
chess with my brothers
So mant others,
Message: Posted by: mvmagic (Apr 8, 2005 02:06AM)
Photography and photowork (I freelance as a Photoshop "artist" for many photographers and companies)
Collecting DVD's
Star Wars
Collecting movie scores
Model building
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars
Reading, especially at night
Special effects (freelance a lot, but its so fun it a hobby)
Star Wars
Message: Posted by: Danny T. (Apr 8, 2005 02:23PM)
HEY NOBODY LIKES SEX ANYMORE?...........Just kidding. Lighten up guys
I used to play good pool and when I said good I mean:
6 consecutives 9 ball racks
74 highest run on straight pool or also called 14.1
7 eight ball racks.

I got to play pool with the greates players in the world because I used to go to all kinds of tournaments. some times I miss it though...........mmmmm
Message: Posted by: Mad Mat (Apr 8, 2005 03:41PM)
I play on the Xbox, Halo 2 online mostly (anyone here got xbox live? if so whats ur gamertag)

I like playing footie with some friends.

Im starting to play snooker and pool much more lately, sinse ive realised the existence of a snooker club in norwich.