Looking For a Hobby

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Patmian212, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Hey all,
    I am looking for a hobby to take up some of my extra time. It sounds pathetic I know. I play a lot of games but I dont feel productive. I am also spending a lot of time in the MR marketplace and on ebay dreaming of buying things I just dont have the cash for. I cant work because I am not an EU citizen and I cant voulenteer because school takes up too much time. I am looking for something computer related(thinking about MUDing) if possible but any ideas are welcome.
    HELP PLEASE
    PS: I am spending way too much tim on MR and watchin TV(atleast 4 hours a day)
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Pick up an instrument!!

    Violin is awesome
    as is viola! :D

    Teach yourself how to be a pastry chef! YUM!
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    photography either 35 MM (B and W) or digital
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    I'm gonna take up surfing. I'm gonna one of "those guys."

    *sucks in stomach whenever a girl walks by*
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    :eek: I thought for a moment that it said "Looking for a Hubby" :eek:

    Patmian, what don't we know about you? :p

    I was afraid the next line was going to be

    "and I need the cost to ship him to Madrid, Spain."

    :D :D
     
  6. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could pick up the flute, it's awesome two!

    Ceramics is really calming, it's great to find a local studio and take a few classes on throwing pots.

    Speaking of classes, do you have a school near you? You can always take acting, computer programming, photography, music or any of the other things people do in their spare time.
     
  7. Lau Guest

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    How about web design? It's a useful (and addictive) skill to learn, and you could make your own site incorporating photography/skydiving/antiques or any other hobby you choose to take up. Having my domain costs me £15 ($30) a year, which isn't much to shell out for a hobby if you wanted to.
     
  8. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    Learn how to play trumpet or air guitar.:cool:

    Or you could get involved with a mod of one of your favorite games, like heatofbattle.net for Call Of Duty. That's always fun.
     
  9. mdavey macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know how to program? If not, perhaps try learning AppleScript then moving on to Xcode. I love programming for five main reasons:

    1. The sheer joy of finding solutions to complex problems
    2. The pleasure in making things that are useful to other people
    3. The fascination of fashioning complex puzzle-like objects of interlocking moving parts and watching them work their subtle, complex dances
    4. The joy of always learning
    5. The delight of working in such a tractable medium

    (paraphrased from F. P. Brooks "The Mythical Man-Month")

    Many programmers are MUD people too - the skillsets and ways of thinking are very similar.

    If you already know a little about programming, get involved with one of the many Open Source projects for the Mac community. Some of the communities you might want to research a bit more:

    * The Apache Foundation
    * Mozilla
    * OpenDarwin
    * One of the Mac Media Center projects (CenterStage, iTheater, Showtime)

    Hope that helps,
    --
    Michael
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose masturbation is an option - if you're concerned about reducing your risk of prostate cancer, of course.

    You could also sculpt - like ceramics, in a sense.

    Build robots if that appeals to your inner geek.

    Learn yoga.

    Learn the harmonica (very cheap price of admission to that hobby).

    Programming is cool (I do it for a living), but I personally don't think of it as a hobby... although, I suppose, coupled with robots, it could be. Otherwise, to me, it's just work....
     
  11. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    HAHAHAHA, maybe I should ask the mods to ban me from the marketplace for a while!

    JSW-Bulding robots sounds cool where do I start lol. I might look into model making, sounds interesting.
     
  12. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I enjoy riding, we tend to bring a digi-camera and/or small video camera with us - I can then enjoy learning more movie and photoshop tricks.... which makes me want to go out and get more footage, learn more movie and photoshop tricks. Spain has some cool trails to ride too - though you may need to travel to them. (luckily I live in Mountain Bike heaven). :cool:
     
  13. iSaint macrumors 603

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    You say something computer related, I say get out of the house! Hiking, biking, nature...I'm a bird watcher and started young.

    Read books.

    Am I to understand you're in school in Spain, but not a EU citizen? I'd explore Europe as much as I could. That's where the real history is!
     
  14. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Interpretive dance is free, too.

    Learn how to yodel!

    or bagpipes or accordion.

    /all of these I wish to learn
    //learn how to knit!
    ///YOU'LL NEVER BUY A SCARF AGAIN!
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Parallax or Solarbotics are two places to start, but I'm not sure of what's available to you over there.

    If I had the time, I'd get into it. 10 years from now, robots will be everywhere.
     
  16. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    mudding... hmmm, if you are the right kind of person mudding will take up a lot of time.... lots...
     
  17. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    What's a mudding?
    :confused:
     
  18. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    See here.
     
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  20. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Start bouldering! :)

    You don't need anything but a pair of shoes (crash pad/chalk bag optional), and you can get going quickly.

    Really quite safe...and it's easy to find cool boulders.

    [​IMG]

    I've been climbing for 5 years (boulder+belay).

    More info:
    http://library.thinkquest.org/13779/guide/5/5.shtml
     
  21. jefhatfield Retired

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    look at all those suggestions

    and many of them are not computer related...go for something that will give you balance in life...doing too much of one thing, whether it's indoors or outdoors, is not a good thing
     
  22. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You guys are right, so far im considering 3 options, rollerblading, BMX/bikeriding or soem sort of model building, if I could just get a hold of my old erector set!
     
  23. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a

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    B&W Photography and Infrared Photography
     
  24. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Those aren't the shoes you're wearing in your 'tar...

    :p
     
  25. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No No, that's the first thing JSW was suggesting.
     

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