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    Default Other interests...not pen related!

    So, other than fountain pens, pencils, paper...you know - what the other threads are for, what other interests do you have! My list, as I have gotten older, cough cough, seems to be going back to stuff of my younger days.
    1. Slide Rules...love my K&E slide rules.
    2. Compasses...yeah, the old style and not the new GPS stuff.
    3. Pocket Knives...the Swiss Army Knives.
    4. Bullseye target shooting in 22lr rifle, next would be long range shooting in 22lr at over 200 plus yards.
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

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    Perfume, wine, poetry, science fiction, (older) literature, books, christian theology.

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    Mine are (in no particular order): poetry (I write it), the Japanese Heian period, Ukiyo-e, Edward Gorey, mysteries, science-fiction, true crime (Reddit: Unresolved Mysteries), Victorian and Tutor history, Lord Peter Wimsey, WWI history (particularly of the homefront) and the Interwar years (because of the interest in Lord Peter Wimsey). Many other things.
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    Pocket knives
    Watches
    Audio recording and sound equipment
    Computers
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    Food.

    Barbecue.

    Grilling.

    Horse racing.

    What can I say...I'm low.

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    Finding and drinking good coffee
    Cooking
    Pipe smoking (tobacco)
    Playing guitar
    Reading

    and all things relaxing
    "Love is the final fight."

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    Coffee
    Carp fishing
    Lifting (powerlifting/strongman)
    Cigars
    Theology

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    Four young kids (and half way to a fifth) keep me from picking up many other hobbies. I have amassed small shoe and fragrance collections. Add in church stuff and thatís about my life (oh, and work).

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    Amateur radio
    Skeet shooting
    Music
    Flying
    Computer games
    Boating
    Not necessarily in that order

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    Mulrich I have four kids with a fifth just past the halfway mark too (fifth and final unless we adopt ect)!

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    Christian Theology

    Watercolor painting (hoping one day to combine it with my fountain pen sketches)

    B&W Photography (with old cameras, and film)
    - Will
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    History
    Writing
    Reading
    Shooting (mostly targets now; getting too old for hunting)
    Custom knives
    Collecting shaving stuff
    Collecting dust
    My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Onogaro View Post
    Mine are (in no particular order): poetry (I write it), the Japanese Heian period, Ukiyo-e, Edward Gorey, mysteries, science-fiction, true crime (Reddit: Unresolved Mysteries), Victorian and Tutor history, Lord Peter Wimsey, WWI history (particularly of the homefront) and the Interwar years (because of the interest in Lord Peter Wimsey). Many other things.
    Ukiyo-e...so, you like or collect the prints or do you do the whole process, ie woodblocking, printing etc.
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Christian Theology

    Watercolor painting (hoping one day to combine it with my fountain pen sketches)

    B&W Photography (with old cameras, and film)
    Next time I hit Dallas visiting my sister and family, we need to do a lunch! I love the mall there where its the oldest and they just keep adding and making it better. They have a big ďgrass parkĒ in the center.
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    Sounds like we would all have lots to talk about in person

    Watches (buying and attempting repair)
    Four wheeling
    Camping
    Hunting (elk, deer, pronghorn)
    Firearms
    Reading
    Vintage stereo (records, cassette, reel to reel)
    Electronics/robotics/programming
    Sketching
    RC planes

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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    History
    Writing
    Reading
    Shooting (mostly targets now; getting too old for hunting)
    Custom knives
    Collecting shaving stuff
    Collecting dust
    Oh yeah I know now who to leave my Old Spice shaving mugs to!
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Sounds like we would all have lots to talk about in person

    Watches (buying and attempting repair)
    Four wheeling
    Camping
    Hunting (elk, deer, pronghorn)
    Firearms
    Reading
    Vintage stereo (records, cassette, reel to reel)
    Electronics/robotics/programming
    Sketching
    RC planes
    Yes we do! Used to live in Denver and then Colorado Springs, where I spent all my time in the mountains!
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    History, knowledge (exploring different interests and deepening one's understanding, learning for the sake of learning), family and faith.

    I read a great deal, and I am an abstract, or lateral, thinker so I am always curious about something, anything and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold2013 View Post
    Mulrich I have four kids with a fifth just past the halfway mark too (fifth and final unless we adopt ect)!
    I canít imagine weíll have another after this but stranger things have happened. For some reason pregnancy doesnít get easier with age and experience. Our oldest will be 10 when #5 comes along and age and experience also arenít super helpful when chasing around toddlers.

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    What I canít believe is how much it costs to buy the things parents NEED now a days. Anything extra is just that. I wonder how we made it through in the 70/80ís with our kids. And we had only 2!
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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