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Convince me to take up your hobby

#1 Post by Telamor » Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 pm

Ha'way then you lot! What do all you do when you aren't playing WebDip at work and why should I take it up?

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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#2 Post by Kingdroid » Mon May 21, 2018 11:14 pm

Bowling! I've been playing in a league with some friends for a few months now (theyve been doing it for a few years), and it's a fairly rewarding hobby. The only downside is you *have* to spend money to improve at first, as you 100% need your own ball.

but, since I've gotten involved and started learning techniques, it's a rather interesting sport based heavily on repetition and honing your technique to a repeatable and consistent form. It's almost zen in that way.

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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#3 Post by Claesar » Mon May 21, 2018 11:32 pm

Cycling is great for you, contrary to running. Okay, that's all I got.

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#4 Post by dancing queen » Mon May 21, 2018 11:51 pm

Claesar wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Cycling is great for you, contrary to running. Okay, that's all I got.
Swim bike run! A balanced approach to non-computer based activities.

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#5 Post by 2ndWhiteLine » Tue May 22, 2018 12:15 am

Drinking.
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#6 Post by Hellenic Riot » Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am

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#7 Post by dargorygel » Tue May 22, 2018 1:22 am

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#8 Post by LeonWalras » Tue May 22, 2018 1:43 am

Get pet ducks, they are so cute and lay many delicious eggs in spring.
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#9 Post by MajorMitchell » Tue May 22, 2018 2:35 am

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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#10 Post by teacher2 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 am

Since youre playing it here, mafia (I'll send a site if you've enjoyed it so far).

Thats basically it for computer past-times for me. Otherwise, I love rugby for physical activity, and its probably something you could find a good community for if youre on the east coast in the states -- generally a bunch of guys who like beer and singing, and sometimes jog 2 miles on a Saturday.

If youre looking for solo activities, wordworking is something I recommend to everyone. I have the fine motor skills of a drunken orangutan, but I can still make some beautiful pieces and its very relaxing.
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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#11 Post by Claesar » Wed May 23, 2018 8:55 am

teacher2 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 am
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If youre looking for solo activities, wordworking is something I recommend to everyone. I have the fine motor skills of a drunken orangutan, but I can still make some beautiful pieces and its very relaxing.
I googled it but I'm still unsure what wordworking is. My fat fingers also operate largely independant of my brain though, so you've piqued my interest.

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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#12 Post by Telamor » Wed May 23, 2018 10:41 am

teacher2 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 am
Since youre playing it here, mafia (I'll send a site if you've enjoyed it so far).

Thats basically it for computer past-times for me. Otherwise, I love rugby for physical activity, and its probably something you could find a good community for if youre on the east coast in the states -- generally a bunch of guys who like beer and singing, and sometimes jog 2 miles on a Saturday.

If youre looking for solo activities, wordworking is something I recommend to everyone. I have the fine motor skills of a drunken orangutan, but I can still make some beautiful pieces and its very relaxing.
Mafia was good fun if a fair bit more intense than I'd expected going in but I'd definitely be interested in saying again. Unfortunately I went to a comp in the north of England so Rugby has certain associations and I lack the BMW and family fortune I'd need to really enjoy it. Woodworking sounds fun, I tried masonry at one point which I was absolutely garbage at but I have a feeling wood would be more yielding than stone.

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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#13 Post by Kingdroid » Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm

teacher2 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 am
Since youre playing it here, mafia (I'll send a site if you've enjoyed it so far).

Thats basically it for computer past-times for me. Otherwise, I love rugby for physical activity, and its probably something you could find a good community for if youre on the east coast in the states -- generally a bunch of guys who like beer and singing, and sometimes jog 2 miles on a Saturday.

If youre looking for solo activities, wordworking is something I recommend to everyone. I have the fine motor skills of a drunken orangutan, but I can still make some beautiful pieces and its very relaxing.
honestly, the west coast is getting rather popular for rugby as well, especially the bay area and sacramento areas of california
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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#14 Post by teacher2 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:32 pm

Kingdroid wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm
honestly, the west coast is getting rather popular for rugby as well, especially the bay area and sacramento areas of california
Yea, but they actually care about winning, rather than the post-game drink off. :lol:

@Telamor - as it turns out, in the UK, Rugby tends to be the "hooligans sport played by gentlemen." in the US, it attracts decent athletes who didnt want to have (or actually had to have) a full time job while in college, and so couldnt continue to play US football. At least where Ive lived -- up and down the East Coast, its been the best icebreaker and introduction to a new town.

@Claesar - there go my fingers betraying me again. It was woodworking as telamor realized. Mostly thanks to vises, jigs, and the like, I can get past my fine-motor issues and I enjoy the sanding and shaping. It has some start-up costs, but will easily pay for itself after a year if you make common pieces (i.e., grandfather clocks) that you can sell.
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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#15 Post by BohemianRapCity » Wed May 23, 2018 11:50 pm

Writing poetry! Peaceful, rewarding, and so subjective that if anyone doesn't like it you can tell them to shove off
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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#16 Post by brainbomb » Thu May 24, 2018 6:04 am

Mafia is a deduction game in which multiple 20 somethings gather to measure each others genitalia to determine skill at reading long quote strands .

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#17 Post by peterlund » Thu May 24, 2018 9:54 pm

Just make a pick: Down hill skiing, playing ice hockey, scuba diving, billiards, hunting, board gaming, fishing, discussing politics, barbecuing, family. I don't have any time left for work. :)
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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#18 Post by Telamor » Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm

peterlund wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Just make a pick: Down hill skiing, playing ice hockey, scuba diving, billiards, hunting, board gaming, fishing, discussing politics, barbecuing, family. I don't have any time left for work. :)
That sounds like an excellent way to live life Peter

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Re: Convince me to take up your hobby

#19 Post by Telamor » Fri May 25, 2018 9:15 pm

BohemianRapCity wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:50 pm
Writing poetry! Peaceful, rewarding, and so subjective that if anyone doesn't like it you can tell them to shove off
I've tried my hand at poetry a few times but I never produce anything of much worth. Huge fan of other people's though. I have a translation of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam that I take with me to most places because some of the lines in it are just phenomenal.

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#20 Post by Octavious » Fri May 25, 2018 11:29 pm

Just because I can give multiple orgasms to the furniture just by sitting on it doesn't mean I'm not sick of this damned war game; the lies, the betrayal, the endless poetry...
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