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Since I'm new here, I would like to learn more about you all.

What are the interesting/unique things you like to do? Hobby's, Pasttimes, etc?


For me, In recent times, I've found a new and strong passion in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Its a martial art that has always interested me. I've found its an ideal fit for my age and current physical and emotional place in life. It's simply awesome!

I also spend some time with firearms and knives. I started making knives last year (mostly the handles and some experimental stuff, but starting into creative blade craft this year.

Additionally, I'm a farmer at heart. I was raised on a small Beef and crop farm in upstate NY and have started going back to my roots in recent years.

We have a large garden and grow enough produce to supply us about 8-9 months of the year. (This past year was the exception due to my Mom's illness and Death. No time for a good garden!)

Lastly, I love to be in the woods and if I am hunting, I am happy!

Some interestes that I am planning to explore in the coming years are Homebrewing, Bourbon collecting, and re-trying geocaching (something I started briefly and let slip)




What things are you all into?
 

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Nothing really unique, but I enjoy playing and watching (DC United, to be specific) soccer and cooking. I've loved soccer since I was a kid, but have only taken up cooking in the last few years.
 

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Obviously, kids are FAR more than a "hobby" but if I'm with my kids, I'm happy. I love taking them for a bike ride, and stopping 50 times along the way to be amazed by life's simple little pleasures that, without them, I would ride past. The eyes of a child are an amazing thing.

When I'm not with them, I enjoy trying to be a runner. It's amazing how a good run can change your attitude on a bad day. (Course, a bad run adds to the aggravation, but hey, it's the effort to do something productive that counts.)

I really enjoy writing too, and I need to find a good outlet for it. Most of what I write is fiction, and just for my own entertainment. I don't kid myself into thinking I have the talent to make a career out of it, but it's still fun. I will say though that the "book" I wrote about my grandfather's life has become something of a family treasure, so that makes me happy.

Like a lot of you, sports are a big part of my life too. Skins, Caps, Pirates, NASCAR, etc. (With just a touch of pro wrestling...yes, seriously...thrown in for good measure. WrestleMania XX was one of the most enjoyable events I've ever attended. Not to mention a couple of Starcades, Nitros, and WWF/E house shows.) If it involves a stick, ball, violence, or something that goes fast, I'll watch it.

I spend way too much time on facebook, and a good bit here as well. Some may see that as a character flaw, and a waste of time. To those people, I say it's your fault for being so damned interesting and entertaining! :)
 

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Nothing really unique, but I enjoy playing and watching (DC United, to be specific) soccer and cooking. I've loved soccer since I was a kid, but have only taken up cooking in the last few years.
Hi Ren! What are your favorite dishes o cook?
 

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Obviously, kids are FAR more than a "hobby" but if I'm with my kids, I'm happy. I love taking them for a bike ride, and stopping 50 times along the way to be amazed by life's simple little pleasures that, without them, I would ride past. The eyes of a child are an amazing thing.

When I'm not with them, I enjoy trying to be a runner. It's amazing how a good run can change your attitude on a bad day. (Course, a bad run adds to the aggravation, but hey, it's the effort to do something productive that counts.)

I really enjoy writing too, and I need to find a good outlet for it. Most of what I write is fiction, and just for my own entertainment. I don't kid myself into thinking I have the talent to make a career out of it, but it's still fun. I will say though that the "book" I wrote about my grandfather's life has become something of a family treasure, so that makes me happy.

Like a lot of you, sports are a big part of my life too. Skins, Caps, Pirates, NASCAR, etc. (With just a touch of pro wrestling...yes, seriously...thrown in for good measure. WrestleMania XX was one of the most enjoyable events I've ever attended. Not to mention a couple of Starcades, Nitros, and WWF/E house shows.) If it involves a stick, ball, violence, or something that goes fast, I'll watch it.

I spend way too much time on facebook, and a good bit here as well. Some may see that as a character flaw, and a waste of time. To those people, I say it's your fault for being so damned interesting and entertaining! :)

Running is a very recent activity for me. I found I was having trouble with my stamina during sparring and was gassed by the end of a 5 min bout. The whole fam (wife and 2 daughters) did the couch to 5k app together this past summer. It was awesome to do, even though I am way too slow! Currently, we are running about 30-40 minutes 3 x a week.
 

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Running is a very recent activity for me. I found I was having trouble with my stamina during sparring and was gassed by the end of a 5 min bout. The whole fam (wife and 2 daughters) did the couch to 5k app together this past summer. It was awesome to do, even though I am way too slow! Currently, we are running about 30-40 minutes 3 x a week.
Cout to 5K is an excellent program. I've never followed it exactly, but it helps eliminate some of the classic mistakes novice (no insult intended) runners make; not building in enough rest being chief among them.

I ran my first half marathon a couple of months ago. Which was great. I had done nothing but 5k's before, and it was nice to go after a distance race. I left a good bit out there, honestly, not knowing how strong I was going to feel at the end. But I achieved my goal of 12-minute miles, finishing in 2:37:19. I'll definitely be more aggressive with my goal next time. I know I can do better.

I've been dealing with a generalized-fatigue issue since then. So my runs have sucked, honestly. But I'll get back into it and get rockin' and rollin' again.
 

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Cout to 5K is an excellent program. I've never followed it exactly, but it helps eliminate some of the classic mistakes novice (no insult intended) runners make; not building in enough rest being chief among them.

I ran my first half marathon a couple of months ago. Which was great. I had done nothing but 5k's before, and it was nice to go after a distance race. I left a good bit out there, honestly, not knowing how strong I was going to feel at the end. But I achieved my goal of 12-minute miles, finishing in 2:37:19. I'll definitely be more aggressive with my goal next time. I know I can do better.

I've been dealing with a generalized-fatigue issue since then. So my runs have sucked, honestly. But I'll get back into it and get rockin' and rollin' again.

You inspire!! :clap2:
 

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i also like reading books, working on our house, throw crab/oyster feasts, and going to redskins games.
 

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wake boarding and golf

i also like reading books, working on our house, throw crab/oyster feasts, and going to redskins games.
I'm also an avid reader. All Genres are appealing, but my favs are alternate history, epic fantasy and recently post apocalyptic fiction.

I'm good for a novel a week on average.
 

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Im very big in the craft beer scene. If you've made a beer, heard of a beer, know someone who is brewing a beer, a beer fest, or just a bottle share then I am your guy.

I am now a amateur carpenter and am hopelessly addicted to the DIY shows they have on TV. They have some really cool stuff there that I can do myself. So far I have ripped up all the carpet out of my house and replaced it with laminate flooring, replaced all the baseboard and door casing, and am going to do the crown molding. hopefully right after the holidays I can get to remodeling the kitchen for cheap as well as getting my man cave in order.
It definitely seems that there is a lot of Homebrew interest at this site. That excites me because I have an ionterest at the infancy stage in that myself!
 

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Hi Ren! What are your favorite dishes o cook?
I usually just find new stuff surfing through pinterest. I don't really stick to any style of cooking. Try to make something new at least once a week for dinner :)

Running is a very recent activity for me. I found I was having trouble with my stamina during sparring and was gassed by the end of a 5 min bout. The whole fam (wife and 2 daughters) did the couch to 5k app together this past summer. It was awesome to do, even though I am way too slow! Currently, we are running about 30-40 minutes 3 x a week.
I got in to running this summer as I was training for my first half marathon. Unfortunately, ever since the race I've been struggling to get back on the wagon. I'm working on it, but the cold weather and early darkness don't help much.
 

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I usually just find new stuff surfing through pinterest. I don't really stick to any style of cooking. Try to make something new at least once a week for dinner :)



I got in to running this summer as I was training for my first half marathon. Unfortunately, ever since the race I've been struggling to get back on the wagon. I'm working on it, but the cold weather and early darkness don't help much.

I here ya on the cold for running. I ran the other day and it just KILLED my poor lungs. I didnt feel right again for a couple of days.

At this point, I may limit runs to just when its warm out and do some major Kicking drills for my cardio workouts. My kicks have been sucking out anyway.
 

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Add me to the list who likes to cook.

Kickball & volleyball are the sports I currently play, although a torn calf muscle has kept me out of both for awhile.

I usually just find new stuff surfing through pinterest. I don't really stick to any style of cooking. Try to make something new at least once a week for dinner :)
Ha, Pinterest - that's how my gf finds a good 60-70% of our new recipes.
 

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Add me to the list who likes to cook.

Kickball & volleyball are the sports I currently play, although a torn calf muscle has kept me out of both for awhile.



Ha, Pinterest - that's how my gf finds a good 60-70% of our new recipes.
We also have found a ton of recipe's via pininterest. I wish it was more searchable for specific types of recipes though. I find we need to wade through a ton of pins before we land on anything.
 

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We also have found a ton of recipe's via pininterest. I wish it was more searchable for specific types of recipes though. I find we need to wade through a ton of pins before we land on anything.
She does all the wading, I just help with the cooking once she's found one. :)

We've also found some really killer recipe books at Costco - we got an Indian Food/curry cookbook from there, and she is now an expert. I'd put her butter chicken up against most restaurants!
 

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