So What are you into other than guitars?

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  1. bobthecanadian

    bobthecanadian Strat-O-Master

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    I would like to believe that all there is to life is guitars and music, but I am not 16 any more either.

    I like cycling, scooters, tattoos, and things related to the internet. For example, my current obsession is facebook.com where I am pulling skeletons out of the closet from three continents.

    What else flips your switch other than guitars, or music in general?

    Bob
     
  2. mustang_steve

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    I also like cycling (road and mountain...just did my first Time Trial this summer....I was 3rd from last, but at 250lbs it's not like I'm very aerodynamic either :) )

    I'm an avid computer gamer as well, and an auto racing fanatic (I'm planning out a 280z project right now (high perfomance daily driver is my goal), all I have left is to figure out the Engine/tranny combo and suspension and I will be ready to begin).
     
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    I used to be into snow skiing, fly fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Then we moved from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Spring Branch, TX. Now, I'm mostly into doing lawn work on our 1.5 acre lawn. From May to October it has to be mowed, trimmed and cleaned up every week. It takes about 6 to 8 hours a week.

    In Wyoming all we could afford was .25 acres (land is over a million dollars an acre there) so it only took an hour and it was every two weeks for 2 months or so. I had more free time.

    I am into stereo audio equipment and I seem to always be tinkering with new setups. Recently I've ripped all 600 CDs I own to a Mac Mini with external drive that is used only to play music. The CDs are ripped at full resolution not MP3s (yuk) and take about 300 gigs of HD space, but HDs are cheap now.
     
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    Great idea! Let's see I am a Ham Radio operator. I retired and then started a small computer repair business. Now have over 1000 customers and numerous businesses. Have 14 Grand children and that is more than enough to keep me busy. Don't have lawn to mow thank God...Ed
     
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    God, guitars, guns, and golf. That pretty much sums it up.
     
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    Motorcycles, music, money and, oh yeah, the misses.
     
  7. bobthecanadian

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    Cool... variation is good.

    kb2nto. how did you get so busy after retiring? aren't you suppose to like, you know... retire? i don't thin i am that busy even now.

    rscornutt - good to see you have interests that all start with the same letter... makes choosing them a little easier, don't ya think?;)

    bob
     
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    Yeah, it just worked ou that way. I am a pastor and you should have seen some of the looks on my folks faces when I brought my gear to church and played the first time - we had a group come in and play and I sat in with them. Our youth (ages 12-18) meet for various activities in the gym and I brought my stuff in one day (when I had an intese craving for volume) and they really dug it. They couldn't believe a preacher could be cool enough to play guitar. I've got two young guys playing now.

    I do admit that I have to keep the Hendrix and Trower at a minimum :D

    My wife is cool about everything as long as we have our family time (which I actually prefer to anything else), as she knows I have to decompress.
     
  9. bobthecanadian

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    Although not a pastor, we do share the same faith. I haven't been able to take my gear to church yet and turn it up. I go to a pretty conservative Chinese church in Taiwan. We rent the space and have limited access. I think I would like to come and sit in with you one day. Yeah, guitars and God do make a good combination, IMHO.

    Blessings on ya'

    Bob
     
  10. rscornutt

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    That would be cool. I have found that I am able to connect with a lot of younger guys much easier when they see I am like them. So many people think pastors are all business. I am serious when I need to be, but I still like to have fun and play.

    We have a breakfast for the kids at the high school here during football season and I played this morning. Again, the look on their faces was priceless. To get their attention I played the opening lick to Stranglehold, it did the trick.

    If you're around this part of the world look me up. Blessings to you.

    Shane
     
  11. bobthecanadian

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    Thanks Shane, Peace.
     
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    so what else are y'all into? anybody like pizza, beer and a fame of some sort?
     
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    Almost everything

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    woodwork
    FOOD
    photography
    art
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    writing
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    and more.

    Unfortunately i dont do any of these hobbies as im always on the INTERNET!!!!!
     
  14. Steve G

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    Big fan of pizza too Bobthecanadian

    but I like Indian food better
     
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    For a meal, my favorite is:
    Porterhouse, Medium rare
    served with corn on the cob and french fries

    ....the beverages, bourbon and water.

    Sip the bourbon, have a bite of steak, repeat as necessary :)
     
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    planning my retirement, or rather planning on working in my retirement to suit myself.
     
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    :Dmandolins,tacos,french violins and playing acoustic music bloody loud( that's what the D28 is for).
     
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    Stopped by for a quick one, so I thought I'd post...

    Besides the family.

    Ham operator W8AME (my grandfathers call sign)
    Sand buggy, Glamis
    Motorcycles with the kids off road
    Building homebrew electornics (SMD's are fun)



    Oh then there's work. ;-)
     
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    Bass fishing, Motorcycle touring, Guns, Mexican food, yes pizza too.
     
  20. Boris Bubbanov

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    Whitewater kayaking.

    But this year, with horrible drought and high gas prices, the guitar thing has had to step up.


    Bubbanov