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What are your obsessions besides grilling?

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  • 2spicy2spicy Posts: 18
    Ok you guys apparently are not being totally honest, besides grilling it's my homebrew, been doing it for about 17 years now and Sex!!! Yes at 54 going on 34 I don't need no Viagra (just ask wife LOL) been with the same gal/ playboy centerfold month after month for about 31 years now and yes the local animals fear me, just kidding there
  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 637
    Boating, I have a Four Winns Vista 268. Scuba Diving, watching college football. And I am active in my Masonic & Scottish Rite lodges.

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

  • Chris88Chris88 Posts: 41
    Shooting, woodturning and riding my Harley. 
    Egg head in Louisiana.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited May 2012














    Photography (Nikon D300, D200, P510)

    Travel (foreign and National Parks)

    Sous Vide (new hobby)

    Lawn care and landscaping

    Vegetable and herb gardening

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    Large scale poultry rancher

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    Target shooting

    Self Appointed Community Protector (CHL)

    Feral cat relocator


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,987
    What a group.

    I asked this question on the wrangler forum and got almost same answer from everyone and was all stuff that was normal. This is very diverse and eclectic. Awesome stuff.
    Boom
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Oh yeah.  I forgot wine making.

    L to R:  Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,704
    VI, I also shoot with the D200.  My Nikkors include:
    20mm
    50mm
    105mm Macro (my favorite)
    24-85mm f2.8-4.0
    80-200mm f2.8
    300mm f4
    Shoot mostly nature stuff.
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Ottawa_EggmanOttawa_Eggman Posts: 111
    This


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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited May 2012
    Nice setup Botch.

    Sigma 10mm-20mm
    Sigma 18mm - 50mm
    Nikkor 60mm Macro
    Nikkor 70mm-200mm
    Nikkor 35mm - 105mm
    Sigma 500mm

    I recently got the Nikon P510 because I'm going to Italy and don't want to lug around several lenses and bodies.  The zoom is incredible on it (optical 24mm-1000mm, VR) and it's 16.1 mp.  The downside is: No external flash (but I made a slave out of my SB800), no RAW shooting, and no filters (polarizing).  I'm not into movies, but it also shoots movies.  I guess it's a quasi-point and shoot, but there isn't any noticeable shutter lag.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited May 2012
    Here are my current obsessions: Cooking, Photography (canon), my 125 gallon Hi-tech planted freshwater aquariums, and now I'm the treasurer for my son's cub scout pack (takes more time than I thought it would). 


    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    I am definitely better at the squeeze than the bow these days but I am trying to get back to former capability.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Nice setup Botch.

    Sigma 10mm-20mm
    Sigma 18mm - 50mm
    Nikkor 60mm Macro
    Nikkor 70mm-200mm
    Nikkor 35mm - 105mm
    Sigma 500mm

    I recently got the Nikon P510 because I'm going to Italy and don't want to lug around several lenses and bodies.  The zoom is incredible on it (optical 24mm-1000mm, VR) and it's 16.1 mp.  The downside is: No external flash (but I made a slave out of my SB800), no RAW shooting, and no filters (polarizing).  I'm not into movies, but it also shoots movies.  I guess it's a quasi-point and shoot, but there isn't any noticeable shutter lag.
    VI, this gentleman (who I knew as the Yearbook photog in HS) has recently joined the clan of BGE owners.  I have not yet ID a post by him.

    http://suvinophotography.net/


    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Here are my current obsessions: Cooking, Photography (canon), my 125 gallon Hi-tech planted freshwater aquariums, 

    Darn it, I don't have a single pic of my daughter's aquarium when fully set up.  This is just coming back to speed after her recent move.  It was a pain to carry up and down stairs into her apartment.  She is into uber expensive goldfish.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    VI, this gentleman (who I knew as the Yearbook photog in HS) has recently joined the clan of BGE owners.  I have not yet ID a post by him.
    http://suvinophotography.net/

    Excellent photographer !!!  I bet he'll take some great food pics.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited May 2012
    Darn it, I don't have a single pic of my daughter's aquarium when fully set up.  This is just coming back to speed after her recent move.  It was a pain to carry up and down stairs into her apartment.  She is into uber expensive goldfish.
    I'm sure she'll have it back up and running to it's former glory. 
    I was never into goldfish, but now I have 2 common feeder goldfish that my son won at a carnival 5 years ago in that 125 gallon tank. They just keep getting bigger, and eating my delicate plants. 
    :-O
    So now i just have some tough leafed varieties they can't gum to death.

     


    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • The_BuffaloThe_Buffalo Posts: 252
    Radio, Rock Music and Racing!
    Coming to you from the Mothership!
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I would say that grilling isn't even close to an obsession of mine.

    Food
    Bread baking
    Homebrewing (beer in general I guess)
    Travel
    Fly fishing
    Hiking/camping/outdoor activities
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    I'm sure she'll have it back up and running to it's former glory. 
    I built the cabinet.  The structural part is very jointed interlocking 4x4 ceder.  I think we estimated the set up weight at about a ton.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Oh yeah.  I forgot wine making.

    L to R:  Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir

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    I help my friends consume critique theirs. :)

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060












    Feral cat relocator

    Ha, I live (humanely) trap squirrels and relocate them several miles away in a wildlife area, while my neighbor across the street puts out food for them.

    Darned things tear up my garden and flower beds.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,932
    I'm amazed at the gun folks on here. Seems to be quite a few CHL holders too. I encourage you guys to keep you NRA membership up to date and donate to the NRA-ILA as you are able.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I built the cabinet.  The structural part is very jointed interlocking 4x4 ceder.  I think we estimated the set up weight at about a ton.
    Yea, my tank is on the cement slab. 
    On another forum I used to read some real horror stories about guys putting these monster tanks on upper levels without reinforcing the floor.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • smaksmak Posts: 125
    My first hobby is fighting... Full-contact Stick Fighting and Muay Thai kickboxing.
    Second...  Food (eating and cooking)

    I am starting to get into the basics of wood working.  Starting a few small projects around the house.  Got interested in it by the wife asking for various "stands" for her cupcake and dessert displays.

    smak
    Leesburg, VA
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    oh and doc: i think it is cool your collection can be played.  amazes me that violins for example are not only still played, but that they don't suffer from it.

    about the worst things you can do to a book, in ascending order of horror, are: put it on a shelf, take it OFF the shelf, and (worst) actually open it and read it
    Old violins are wonderful.  They seem to take a lighter touch on the neck for the notes.  I have one that is allegedly over a hundred years old, which was obviously a moderate instrument when first sold, and which plays very nicely.  Concertinas of all ages way back into the 1800's are played by many and very prized.  I recently bought a ukulele for my daughter, from the original owner, that goes back to the 1920's.  The most amazing thing is, when compared to her modern ukes, sounds like what we think a uke should sound like.

    I was disheartened to see a big display of Stradivarius instruments (from cello to viola to violin) in a glass case at the Smithsonian.  These are meant to be played. 

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056
    Best things I've ever made.

    @smak woodworking is such a fun hobby. It is very addicting. I wish I had more time for it.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,361
    There's not a lot of things I obsess about, but there are a few that I practice frequently.

    I've cooked stuff over fires since I was a kid, but only in the last 10 years have I become "serious" about cooking. Spend about an hour and a half a day, on average.

    As an aside to cooking, I've started paying close attention to kitchen cutlery. Not quite a fanatic, but have to breath deeply every now and then when I look at, oh, a paring knife that costs $300.

    I've gardened off and on for most of my life. Have a small backyard "boutique" plot. Trying blanched celery for the first time.

    Used to hike a lot, but most of my joints give me problems. So now I carve walking sticks to take along when I go out foraging.

    Still play some piano, but my fingers have also become rather clumsy, and it is too frustrating to practice much.

    Read some history.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Best things I've ever made.

    @smak woodworking is such a fun hobby. It is very addicting. I wish I had more time for it.
    Well, that goes without saying!  Wait until the , too soon, day they move out.

    These are my two beautiful creations, that both left within weeks of each other last month.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
    edited May 2012





    Well Kos is no longer at AKA ha. He left before this past fight.

    I did Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu for about 6 months. More traditional and a lot of small joint. I learned 36 variants of the wrist lock alone, tho I remember about 6 ha.

    I find krav very interesting. But nothing I'd be willing to train. Beyond wrestling for 15 years or so one reason I like grappling is ability to go 100% without anyone, especially me, getting hurt ha.

    You mentioned TKD. This is my fav quote and it's from the great Bas


    Bas Rutten: He has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
    Stephen Quadros: Yes, well many of the fighters have a black belt.
    Bas Rutten: Yes, but in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you cant buy your belt like in say, Tae Kwon Do.
    Stephen Quadros: Do you have any belts?
    Bas Rutten: I have a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do.
    just curious - Why wouldn't you be willing to train Krav? (EDIT:  I saw you stated that you liked wrestling & jj over something like Krav for the safety of not getting injured - yeah, I'd say you're right there, when I trained Krav, I saw several knockouts, bloody noses, lips, etc - those freaks train hard core like it's real life, and even w/ padding & helmets, accidents happen).  I dunno, maybe if/when I get back into training, perhaps I'd be too "old" for something so hard core (heck, sometimes I get injured just waking up & getting out of bed)!! hehehe

    As far as Bas, yeah, he's a real character - "punch him in the spleen" , " smash his face into the ambience" ... hehe... actually, he trained (trains?) Krav as well, and most of the moves he shows for practical street application (ie, bars, parking lots, etc) are from Krav.  He had a show called "Punk Payback" & 90% of that stuff he was showing on there was Krav. 

    Also, didn't mean to make it sound like I was saying TKD wasn't "good" (not trying to get into a "my kung-fu better than your kung-fu" debate), but was just saying that the very old, very traditional, very "rigid" styles from THOUSANDS of years ago were developed at a time in history where things were MUCH different, and as such, the fighting was different.  The spinning high kicks were originally developed for knocking people off of horses (as I said in another post, I'm also a "student" of MA, meaning, I like to read & study about different styles, about styles in different countries, and how they came to be - that's how I got into Escrima because my GF is Filippina & that was developed in the Philippines). 

    Anyway, the more "modern" styles (Krav, Jeet Kune Do) are a "hybrid" of many different styles, and also concentrate on weapon defense (guns, knives, etc) and quick, efficient moves that are more geared toward modern street applications.  That's not to say one is better than the other, but just "different" - even Dana White has stated that he feels that Bruce Lee "invented" modern MMA...

    Also, Bruce Lee stated that most of the moves he put into his movies weren't very "practical" but he did it because they looked "good" on film, they were very exaggerated, but that in real life he'd never throw a high kick (for one, it takes too much time & energy, and for 2, it is more easily noticeable & intercepted by your opponent - actually, I shouldn't say "never" cuz he believed in using whatever move(s) worked for the application).  His philosophy was "economy of motion", and to attack while being attacked (simultaneous offense & defense - that is INCREDIBLY similar to Krav Maga).  After all, that's what "Jeet Kune Do" means is "the way of the intercepting fist"

    And now that my history rambling is done... back to the regularly scheduled programming :D
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • 70chevelle70chevelle Posts: 278
    edited May 2012

    Cool info on MA along with everyones other obsessions! Mine have grown as I've gotten older (45 now).  I'm into cookingin general, pizza and baking bread.  Built a wood fired oven a few years ago and an outdoor kitchen, so I guess I obsess about building things.  I've been a woodworker since before I had woodshop in 7th grade.  I bought and 'restified' my dream muscle car, a 1970 Chevelle, which I've had for 18 years.  It took 8 years to get it back on the road.  I enjoy training and hunting my german shorthair, so shotguns are another obsession along with shooting skeet & sporting clays.  I enjoy deer hunting also.  My wife and I have been mountain biking since the early '90's, and have gotten our two daughters hooked also.  (I'm obsessed about everthing in that sentence!)  I plant a garden every year.  Tomatoes for pizza's, sauce, salsa, and freeze for use until the next season.  Jalapeno's that I smoke & dehydrate for future use and chili powders.  A few zucchinin & eggplants also.  I enjoy vintage garden tractors and use, restore, buy and sell them.  I'm also into stereo equipment, vintage, modern, 2 channel & theater.  My wife and I have been into lifting weights and exercising since we met many (many) years ago.  There's more, but as I get older, time seems to be shorter. 

     

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Shame on me for forgetting this.  I have well over 5K on this one.

    Catrike Road.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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