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HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
So a BOTL I met from here, and have hung with on many occasions, got me thinking about this... Any of you have some other sort of 'secret' (or not-so-secret) niche/interest? This guy is a great guy, and despite how many times we hung out I never would've guessed (until he finally mentioned it) that the guy's a blues harmonica player! Like, in a band and the whole shebang - how cool is that? He inspired me to pick up a harmonica and gave me some tips, and I've been playing around with it jus' having some fun. I won't out him, but I'm sure if he's interested he'll name himself.

As I started thinking about that, in relation to this thread, it occurred to me that y'all wouldn't know I can whistle like you wouldn't believe. I don't mean loud and sharp (not a strong point for me, actually), but tunes all the way from classical music to Pearl Jam. (I wish I could play the harmonica as well as I could whistle - that'd be badass!)

So, whatchu got?
¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨

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  • RBeckomRBeckom Home or out and about somewhere.Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭
    I am A jack of all things but A master to none.
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,670 ✭✭✭
    I am a closet RC Heli freak. I have a Raptor 30 nitro powered heli that I love to fly. Its like having a rotor strapped to a weed whacker engine. Its awesome and neighbors love it, lol.
  • VisionVision Posts: 2,726 ✭✭✭
    ATVs, Golf, Computer Games, WW2 Artifacts, and collector of Depression Glass...
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm an inventory control specialist in the field of fine sippin' bourbon. My job is to keep warehouse stocks of said bourbon to a minimum. It's a nasty job but soomeone has to do it.
  • LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    I'm not as clever as Marty, but I have been into art, especially ink and charcoal drawing. I love technology and especially cell phones and recently have gotten into guns, but more importantly reloading my own ammunition. THAT is one helluva relaxing time making your own rounds.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lasabar:
    .... reloading my own ammunition. THAT is one helluva relaxing time making your own rounds.


    You're right about it being very relaxing. There's also a nice feeling of accomplishment that goes along with it. I did a bit of it when I was young enough to do a lot of hunting. Good show, Lassie.....
  • pelirrojopelirrojo Farmington, NMPosts: 1,759 ✭✭✭
    I am an avid flyfisherman and have been since before I was a teenager. I also tie my own flies and have done so since before I was a teenager. There's something very satisfying about fooling a creature with a brain the size of a pea with something I've created myself. Flyfishing itself is a beautiful thing, but the places it takes you and the people you meet are ten times as enjoyable as the fishing itself.
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    pelirrojo:
    the places it takes you and the people you meet are ten times as enjoyable as the [experience] itself.
    This is something I often say about cigars, for that matter :-)
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • taythegibstaythegibs Posts: 2,025
    i am just a little bit obsessed with Disney... then again im about to sign (for a 5 month period) my soul over to them for the 3rd time.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can't sing, nor dance. I'm a mechanic by trade and do a lot of metalwork. So I do metalwork. Mostly fabricating things like custom brush guards and repairing and painting Harley tanks.
    Harleys, quads and dirtbike riding is something I love to do when I get the time.
    My family consumes most my time, so the metalwork is something that I can lose myself in. Kind of like smoking a good cigar. LOL!

    Occasionally, I do marine engine work, net repair work (fishing net) and hot rod engine work.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,506 ✭✭✭
    RBeckom:
    I am A jack of all things but A master to none.

    ^^this! I dabble in too many things... Tattooing, piercing, building custom motorcycles, classical guitar, Japanese ink painting(still trying to get the hang of this one...), writing. The list goes on, but I guess my greatest skill is being a Dad. Not a father, a Dad. Yeah, I'm proud of that one...
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    disc golf. beer and food. and im trying to get back into customizing/building electric guitars.
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,099 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love first hand history. Not reading a book about Caesar; but Caesar himself. The actual guy on the ground at the time, long ago. Like the padre who was tasked by the Pope to walk across Asia, find Genghis, and tell him to knock it off. Like the ambassador sent to deliver escaped prisoners to Attilla. Like the anonymous conquistador who fought shoulder to shoulder with DeSoto four years straight from Florida to the Great Lakes and down the Mississipi. These things are fascinating. Unimaginable difficulties from the eyes of people who faced them. Like the guy who escaped from the Inquisition -- seventeen years, it took him.

    Many of these cats are great writers, too. Caesar is second to none. Problem is, first hand accounts are written in alien languages, then translated into turgid scholarese by dry as dust professors who think it entirely appropriate to begin a sentence with the word "Moreover..." then babble on for twenty six feet a sentence wherefore the verb in the wrong place plainly is.

    I translate these accounts into plain English near as I can. Then I record them as downloadable MP3 audio books. You can find them at laterdude.com

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta:
    I'm an inventory control specialist in the field of fine sippin' bourbon. My job is to keep warehouse stocks of said bourbon to a minimum. It's a nasty job but soomeone has to do it.


    Seriously, though, my particular passion is woodworking. I never cared much for things like making furniture and such but I love wood turning and making small items like jewelry boxes, display cases, etc. the time I spend in my shop seems to get less and less the older I get, though. I'm having to push myself to finish a few planned projects.
  • Ken_LightKen_Light Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭
    Poker. Guitar. Neither of which I do enough of.
    ^Troll: DO NOT FEED.
  • RBeckomRBeckom Home or out and about somewhere.Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭
    Toombes:
    RBeckom:
    I am A jack of all things but A master to none.

    ^^this! I dabble in too many things... Tattooing, piercing, building custom motorcycles, classical guitar, Japanese ink painting(still trying to get the hang of this one...), writing. The list goes on, but I guess my greatest skill is being a Dad. Not a father, a Dad. Yeah, I'm proud of that one...



    We need more men to join this club. Be proud my friend, you deserve it!
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