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Old 03-04-2011, 04:56 AM   #181
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I once wrestled a greenback sea turtle to death to rescue an even more rare butterfly from its beak-like jaws. I'm a lepidopterist. I've got a specimen of every butterfly native to Florida.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:07 PM   #182
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Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis. And I brew.
You must be the long lost love-child of MacGyver and Jonathon Goldsmith (Dos XX most interesting man in the world). I will assume that although he did not have a hand in your conception, I feel Chuck Norris and the Old Spice guy were probably present. Let me know if I'm close.

BUT.....hobbies.....gaming, hockey (playing, coaching, and watching), RC Helicopters, and motorcycles. I feel like I'm missing something though......oh yea, brewing!
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #183
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Man, was that me posting last night? I've got to stay away from this forum when drinking. Seriously. Gawd.

Here's a picture of the butterfly collection and what's left of the sea turtle (see skull top of pic). I don't have the Miami Blue (Hemiargus thomasi) because I let it go after the rescue

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #184
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One hobby that I've taken on recently with my keg fridge is dry aging steaks & charcuterie. Dry aging is such a simple and awesome hobby that I think a lot of homebrewers would appreciate. I frequent this forum too, great people and lot's of good info. Here's my last dry aging experience: http://www.drybagsteak.com/forum/17-...ncein-pictures

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Old 07-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #185
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Neat, I was wondering what people who homebrew enjoy doing otherwise. A lot of my activities lately are forced because of lack of energy from swing-shift working. Lately in order of preference.

I enjoy trolling yahoo news comments section trying to force people to think opposite of their current opinion.
I enjoy floating around the pool with my children around me.
I love clearing back the overgrowth that surrounds my property. It's become quite a battle.
Growing vegetables and fruits.
Cooking pizza, though this has mellowed some in the summer heat.
Playing guitar, mainly classical fingerpicking on the acoustic, or 80's metal on the electric.
Call of Duty
Building electronic circuits and gadgets
volunteering at the firehouse
cheese and breadmaking

In a more perfect world (not working nearly as much) my ideal hobbies would be:
Golf - At least 2x a week
Dining out
flying, water skiing, scuba diving, downhill sking, hiking, camping, hunting
song writing

Some things I haven't tried, but would like to explore more:
Writing, coffee roasting, foreign cultures, computer hacking, canning, 3d printing, photoshopping and video editing, off the grid living, go to college

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Old 07-28-2013, 01:38 AM   #186
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I mountain bike, snowboard, ski, rock climb, ice climb, kayak, SUP, disc golf, hike, tent, I build jeeps, work on my camaro, garden, fish, bbq. I like to stay busy.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #187
Feb 2013
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Its seasonable but I make maple syrup in the early spring here in PA. love doing it beeb makibg for 5 years now. Its how I learned to read a hydrimeter! Fun stuff. Other than that I hunt and fish! But mostly spend time with my children.

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Old 07-28-2013, 04:37 AM   #188
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Scrimshaw... I do this on Elk, Deer and Moose antler. I also Make black powder horns. Sometimes I spend over 100 hours on a piece, This is what gives me the patience to do decoction mashes.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #189
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I run a vinyl record label, make techno music, fishing, shooting, horse riding, horse training and now brewing!

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #190
Jul 2013
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Originally Posted by beerkench View Post
I run a vinyl record label, make techno music, fishing, shooting, horse riding, horse training and now brewing!
Ahh nice! I hope you can share info on the label you manage. Dubstep?
Even at 42 I still snowboard, longboard and try to see live music. Trying to finish the lower level of my home but not sure if it counts as a hobby. Fishing the Columbia River for steelehead and chinook. Installing and tweaking Linux on the desktop.

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