What things do you do?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Shaun.P, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Shaun.P macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2003
    Omicron Persei 8
    Yes, the statement above is vague!

    I don't mean what do you do for a living, but what do you do when your not working?

    What does a typical week/month for you consist of? Going to the gym twice a week? Snowboarding once a month? Reading everynight? Going to the cinema once a week? Visit your grandparents 3 times a week?

    Hopefully this will give us a good insight of different hobbies and past-times which fellow MacRumor members take part in, and it might inspire others to take up some hobbies of their own.

    For me it would be:

    I go to the gym twice a week, I have just started. I don't go for too long, around 1hr 15mins average.
    I work in a cinema, so I get to see as many films as I want :p so I see anywhere from 1-3 movies a week! (Nacho Libre and Miami Vice are abysmal!).
    I visit my grandparents once or twice a week for around an hour or two.
    After going to the cinema I usually go to the pub for an hour or two with other collegues/friends.
    I'm on the internet for about an hour a day.
    I spent some time each week trying to find new music and making playlists etc.
    I spend some time throughout the entire day texting my friends (I get 1000 texts a month - they need to be used somehow!!!).
    I don't really read - I go off and on reading. However I'm not currently in a reading mood.

    Part of the idea of this thread is that I don't really feel as if I have 'my own thing' if you get what I mean? Everyone goes to the gym, cinema and everything I do is very typical, nothing special. I'm hoping to find something unusual which I could start doing - my own 'thing'.

    Post away!!!
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Well my biggest hobby is drumming, I get calls from several groups and am asked to play or record with them for a night or a gig. It's more like a side-job than a hobby, but it is still very fun and profuctive.
  3. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    If it weren't for surfing my life would be entirely monotonous. That's what is so killer about my hobby, though - it's excercise, builds strength and endurance, it's incredibly challenging; every wave is different, so I get to have twenty or thirty entirely uinique wave experiences in one two or three hour session.
    When I get out of the water I take pictures of other surfers, killer waves, and beach life... I guess my other hobby would be photography, then.

    Otherwise, it's work, house work, honey to-do's, and the occasional escape into the cyber world of MR!
  4. sb58 macrumors 6502a


    May 14, 2006
  5. Shaun.P thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2003
    Omicron Persei 8
    Oh come on more than three people must be interested in telling us their hobbies/past-times?!!!

    Post people!
  6. MultiM macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2006
    TO. I've moved!
    I like projects around the house. I've finished the fence, deck and all the landscaping. Everything looks great, although it doesneed a year or so to grow in properly. I also like to read a lot, spend time with my animals (2 cats, 1 dog), and oh yeah... I just got married. That takes a lot of time.;)
  7. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
  8. tektonnic macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Bucks, UK
    I enjoy going to the gym and playing squash, about twice a week for both preferably.

    I listen to alot of music and am also a radio DJ on student radio + I do the odd private gig, which is amazing fun. My radio show is kind talk and music based, I'll put up a link once we are back on again!

    Enjoy watching TV or going to the cinema, try to go out socialising at least 3 times a week (this excludes the socialising with my best mates who I live with and coursemates who I see at uni all day!).

    I spend a bit of time on the net, mainly whilst I am at work though :rolleyes: , listen to my iPod everywhere I go!

    Erm, can't think of what else I do!
  9. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    In my spare time I like to fight crime.

    I would tell you what I do in my spare time, but my g/f would kill me :eek:
  10. nived macrumors member

    May 15, 2006
    I spend alot of time trying to remember what I did over the last few days... normally someone else has to remind me. I hate having bad short-term memory.
  11. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Because of what you do or because you told us what you do?

    I'm a writer (ignore above awkward sentence structure). Even went to schule for it, and I'm 9 credits short of a BFA in Creative Writing.... but then I transferred to the University of Akron and I'm pursuing an English degree now. I'm taking 23 credit hours this Fall :p

    I'm writing a series of ten books. The premise is complicated (and no one here would care), but I think it can be best summed up as a progressive horror/speculative fiction retelling of the evolution of human philosophy through a psychedelic aerosol-induced apocalypse and its effects upon the citizens of a small mythical town in a valley in western New Mexico.

    It involves a lot of World Construction -- by which I mean that I created three towns entirely from scratch, including their populations, the surrounding geography, the region's history and mythology, timelines blah blah blah. I've been working on it pretty continuously for a couple years now.... a lot of time was wasted because I used flat text files to store my information for a long time. I recently started a Wiki on the subject, which says I have 1,046 articles written. There's a lot of research -- folkloristics, eschatology, philosophy, that sort of stuff. I'm planning on CCL'ing all my work once the tenth volume is completed, so depending on my contract I might be able to publish the series as free eBooks, with others free and encouraged to create derivative works.

    So yeah. That eats up a lot of my time. If all continues as scheduled, I'll have the second draft of Volume One completed by Summer '09, when my wife and I move to Oregon, and it'll be ready for publication. And then I'll be able to buy a bunch more Macs :-D
  12. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    I'll give ya two guesses, but you'll only need one. And no, I'm not a gigolo :cool:
  13. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Oh, that sounds very cool! Give us updates on the progression of the series... the thing about MR is a lot of time the people do actually care. ;)
  14. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    I read, spend too much time on the computer, hang out with friends, and read stuff about psychology, which is my main interest. And I travel.

    In the school year, I get more of a life:
    - School 7 hours a day
    - Homework for a few more hours
    - Play practice or something sometimes
    - Hang out with friends in spare time
    - Still spend a lot of time on the computer, but not near as much as in the summer (when I'm not on trips, of course...):eek:
  15. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Thanks. I'm probably going to start a blog this fall. I'm doing a lot of stuff to change my life, so I think it'll help keep me motivated if I can keep track of my improvement. If I do, I'll put a link in my sig :) I'll also be posting the first draft as I write it. It's my life's work, so even if I never get it published (it's like Harry Potter for acid freaks and pothead philosophers, but it's not easily marketable to the sane bookbuying public) I want as many people as possible to read it.
  16. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Cool. That's seriously really great! Haha, Harry Potter for acid freaks and pothead philosophers founds very interesting. :D ;)
    Great, I'll look forward to hopefully reading your blog!
  17. NeoMac macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2006
    Currently most of my free time is devoted trying to get into law school. Studying for the LSAT, writing my admission essay, doing research, working on my application materials and that sort of thing. I’m also in weird 80’s vibe kind of mood. Watching a lot of 80’s movies, cartoons and listening 80’s music. Weird I know. I miss those days. Life seemed much more simple to me back then. :cool:
  18. true777 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2000
    California, Austria, Arkansas
    I do as much world travel as I can (Egypt, Turkey, and Slovenia in the last few months, for example), commute between Central Europe and California, spend much time playing and exploring with my 4 year-old son, and love searching for (and finding) rare contemporary electronic music.
  19. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Free time huh? What's that?

    When I do have some free time, I like to cook. My wife and I enjoy having friends over and hosting some fabulous dinners as an excuse to hang out with people we don't get to see enough of.

    I also like to spend time in my shop making furniture. At the moment I'm about 95% complete on a changing table I made for the son that is due to show up in about two months. Just need to put a couple more coats of paint on it and it's ready to go.

    I also like going wine tasting, since I'm lucky enough to have some world-class tasting rooms within a few miles of home.
  20. sobolobo macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Does your gf read these forums? ;)

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