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I suppose I should start as I started this thread.

I enjoy
-weightlifting
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Let's see here. I like to:

Custom build/make things (Lighting, foamsmithing, book making, sewing).
My wife and I do yoga together 3 nights a week.
Poker.
Cooking.
At times I'll play music. I can play the guitar, bass guitar, drums, and some keyboard/piano as well as beat matching and some turntable skills.
And then there is my reading. I don't read novels or anything like that. If I'm going to read something, I want to be able to learn from it. I'm self taught in a lot of the things I know due to just reading on how to do it such as how I learned the little electronics I know to be able to do custom lighting.

Hopefully within the next year or so I'll be able to find a cool local car crew to join up with and start hitting up some car shows.

This is the costume I made my son for Halloween last year. He was Link from legend of Zelda
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This is a book that I made out of floor mats that has the hollowed out look with hand made potions and medallions from the legend of Zelda that i made him for Christmas.
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I work in IT and when I'm not doing that, I do lighting design for a few local theaters. I've also been moving into a few "technical director" roles and production management recently, and I do sound work when something interesting pops up.

Between work, theater stuff, and school I don't have a whole lot of free time but what little time is left, I spend making things. I just picked up a free Corvette power wheels that I plan on putting a metal chassis under and then replacing the tiny little electric motors with one significantly larger one to make a mini electric drift Corvette.
 

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Let's see here. I like to:

Custom build/make things (Lighting, foamsmithing, book making, sewing).
My wife and I do yoga together 3 nights a week.
Poker.
Cooking.
At times I'll play music. I can play the guitar, bass guitar, drums, and some keyboard/piano as well as beat matching and some turntable skills.
And then there is my reading. I don't read novels or anything like that. If I'm going to read something, I want to be able to learn from it. I'm self taught in a lot of the things I know due to just reading on how to do it such as how I learned the little electronics I know to be able to do custom lighting.

Hopefully within the next year or so I'll be able to find a cool local car crew to join up with and start hitting up some car shows.

This is the costume I made my son for Halloween last year. He was Link from legend of Zelda
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This is a book that I made out of floor mats that has the hollowed out look with hand made potions and medallions from the legend of Zelda that i made him for Christmas.
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Dude, can I be your son? :lol:

I'm a huge geek who's a Systems Admin. Married, no kids (maybe some day).

I'm a walking conundrum. I love the outdoors and do all sorts of sports and activities like hockey, mountain biking and hiking, but I'm also a total nerd who runs a 450+ person guild in a video game. I love to socialize but get tired of it quickly and need to quietly relax after. I'm weird.

I was never into cars until I joined this forum which is why i love giving back by helping others any time I can. :)
 

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Let's see here. I like to:

Custom build/make things (Lighting, foamsmithing, book making, sewing).
My wife and I do yoga together 3 nights a week.
Poker.
Cooking.
At times I'll play music. I can play the guitar, bass guitar, drums, and some keyboard/piano as well as beat matching and some turntable skills.
And then there is my reading. I don't read novels or anything like that. If I'm going to read something, I want to be able to learn from it. I'm self taught in a lot of the things I know due to just reading on how to do it such as how I learned the little electronics I know to be able to do custom lighting.

Hopefully within the next year or so I'll be able to find a cool local car crew to join up with and start hitting up some car shows.

This is the costume I made my son for Halloween last year. He was Link from legend of Zelda
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This is a book that I made out of floor mats that has the hollowed out look with hand made potions and medallions from the legend of Zelda that i made him for Christmas.
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Wow you are involved in a lot! The link costume looks really good btw, can’t wait to see what this year’s costume will be!
 

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I work in IT and when I'm not doing that, I do lighting design for a few local theaters. I've also been moving into a few "technical director" roles and production management recently, and I do sound work when something interesting pops up.

Between work, theater stuff, and school I don't have a whole lot of free time but what little time is left, I spend making things. I just picked up a free Corvette power wheels that I plan on putting a metal chassis under and then replacing the tiny little electric motors with one significantly larger one to make a mini electric drift Corvette.
Wow you gotta show us when you complete that electric drift corvette!
 

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Wow you gotta show us when you complete that electric drift corvette!
I'll do my best to chronicle the adventures here. I'm still in the planning phases and trying to work out the best motor/controller/batteries to use. I've got my brother working on designing and fabricating a tube chassis to hide under the plastic.
 

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Yeah I do what I can for my kids. When I asked him what he wanted to be this year shortly after Halloween, he said he wants to be Cloud from final fantasy. I get to make a buster sword this year!! I'll start on it after the summer.

There is nothing wrong with being a geek lol. I watch a lot of maker videos to see and learn what they do. I built my own scroll saw/sanding disk/mini router table out of a drill and an inverted jig saw lol. I like to get my geek on.
 

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I do a lot of fishing between Spring and fall. Not a whole lot of ocean fishing but river and lakes. Trout and salmon are the main fish I go after, but I don't mind doing some Bass fishing here and there. I tried ocean/surf fishing a few times, but not much luck other than an really occasional sea-run cutthroat and juvenile salmon.

I do like sight seeing and driving to do so.

I'm not a green thumb by any extent, but in the last couple years I've been interested in growing edible plants. I tried Avocados from the pit, but that was mostly a failed experiment. Right now I have a couple peach twigs (trees), 1 tomato, 1 egg plant, garlic and scallions growing.

I'm not so much of an artistic guy so the costumes that @DJ Raydiate does amazes me!
 

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What a question! Only Mazda! joking, of course :)
As for me I'm fond of music, playing drums. Also love sports, try to spend at least 4 hours weekly in a gym. And for some time now i write litterature reviews and short poems. Today many people use professional help and buy college essay or other paper work. It gives perfect results but as for me, I want to master my skills in writing and do it by myself.
 

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Various things, but the big ones are strategy games, music, and applying my BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering which was my biggest hobby before turned it into a career.

Like mixing my hobbies when possible, hence my documentation of the 3rd gen Bose system that's my only real contribution to this forum.

Funny enough while I very much appreciate nicer cars I wouldn't quite call myself a car person; however, I tend to get very into things I personally commit to and since I was very confident in choosing my 2016 6 to replace my crappy 2002 Sonata I do very much enjoy using and discussing the car.
 

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What a question! Only Mazda! joking, of course <img src="http://forum.mazda6club.com/images/smilies/5.gif" border="0" alt="" title=":)" class="inlineimg" />
As for me I'm fond of music, playing drums. Also love sports, try to spend at least 4 hours weekly in a gym. And for some time now i write litterature reviews and short poems. Today many people use professional help and buy college essay or other paper work. It gives perfect results but as for me, I want to master my skills in writing and do it by myself.
Literature reviews? That’s so different, but cool 🙂. If you have time can you critique my writing in my reviews on my review website?
 

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Various things, but the big ones are strategy games, music, and applying my BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering which was my biggest hobby before turned it into a career.

Like mixing my hobbies when possible, hence my documentation of the 3rd gen Bose system that's my only real contribution to this forum.

Funny enough while I very much appreciate nicer cars I wouldn't quite call myself a car person; however, I tend to get very into things I personally commit to and since I was very confident in choosing my 2016 6 to replace my crappy 2002 Sonata I do very much enjoy using and discussing the car.
What are some examples of good strategy games?
 

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I work in IT and when I'm not doing that, I do lighting design for a few local theaters. I've also been moving into a few "technical director" roles and production management recently, and I do sound work when something interesting pops up.

Between work, theater stuff, and school I don't have a whole lot of free time but what little time is left, I spend making things. I just picked up a free Corvette power wheels that I plan on putting a metal chassis under and then replacing the tiny little electric motors with one significantly larger one to make a mini electric drift Corvette.
Cool! I've done a lot of theatre work. I was a theatre major but went into medical work in grad school. When I was younger, I designed costumes and props for a local theatre. I also did a lot helping build sets. I'm female but I can build things and use power tools as well as most men. I love building things!

I need to get back into it. Lately I'm focused on work, but I like to read, hike, kayak and I do yoga (not very well).
 

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Let's see here. I like to:

Custom build/make things (Lighting, foamsmithing, book making, sewing).
My wife and I do yoga together 3 nights a week.
Poker.
Cooking.
At times I'll play music. I can play the guitar, bass guitar, drums, and some keyboard/piano as well as beat matching and some turntable skills.
And then there is my reading. I don't read novels or anything like that. If I'm going to read something, I want to be able to learn from it. I'm self taught in a lot of the things I know due to just reading on how to do it such as how I learned the little electronics I know to be able to do custom lighting.

Hopefully within the next year or so I'll be able to find a cool local car crew to join up with and start hitting up some car shows.

This is the costume I made my son for Halloween last year. He was Link from legend of Zelda
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This is a book that I made out of floor mats that has the hollowed out look with hand made potions and medallions from the legend of Zelda that i made him for Christmas.
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Great job, that costume is awesome! The book too. I'm much more impressed by those who are self taught in something than anything school related.
 

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Dude, can I be your son? :lol:

I'm a huge geek who's a Systems Admin. Married, no kids (maybe some day).

I'm a walking conundrum. I love the outdoors and do all sorts of sports and activities like hockey, mountain biking and hiking, but I'm also a total nerd who runs a 450+ person guild in a video game. I love to socialize but get tired of it quickly and need to quietly relax after. I'm weird.

I was never into cars until I joined this forum which is why i love giving back by helping others any time I can. :)
That is not weird at all, or if it is I'm weird too because I feel the same way. :smile2:
 

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Great job, that costume is awesome! The book too. I'm much more impressed by those who are self taught in something than anything school related.
Thanks!! I had a lot of fun doing them both. I like to stay busy at the house. Being a stay at home parent is cool and all but can also be very boring at times unless I'm busy doing something. Now that my son is out of school for the summer there's plenty for me to do lol.

I just have mad respect for anyone willing to learn. I chose to be self taught because I learn better by just doing it vs going to school for it. I wouldn't mind taking an electronics course because reading some of that makes my head spin lol.
 

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Cool! I've done a lot of theatre work. I was a theatre major but went into medical work in grad school. When I was younger, I designed costumes and props for a local theatre. I also did a lot helping build sets. I'm female but I can build things and use power tools as well as most men. I love building things!
That's really awesome! I've primarily focused on the technical side (lighting/sound), but lately I've been working my way up into Technical Directing and Production Management roles. It's always cool to meet other people who work on the technical aspects, and it's fantastic to meet a female who's happy to work right alongside everyone else building sets. That's not something I see very often and I feel like we need more of that.
 
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