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What do you do in your free time?

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    Mostly i play online games in my free time.And cook food in my free time.
    What do you do?? give me your reviews or your some good respond.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    i work in my free time :smile:

    the rest of the time, i have to surf the net, cook, watch telly, … :tongue2:​
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 #3

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    I hang around here (and a couple of other places) and interact with my dog.

    We have a little routine that he loves. I tell him "I'm going to get you!" and we start going through the routine. He comes to me, tail wagging, and I say "Gotta spank the butt" while spanking his butt, and I say "Gotta yank the tail" while giving his tail a little yank. Then we move on up to his head and I say "Gotta grab those ears" and "Gotta beep that nose" which makes him "snuff", and by that time he's collapsing on the floor, so I can follow up with "Gotta slap him on the chest", "Gotta scratch the belly", and "Gotta grab his legs". When I grab his front legs, he'll squirm around and bite one of his back legs while growling at himself. He's a character.

    I might be a character, too. When my wife first saw me going through that "I'm gonna get you" routine with Duke, she said "What are you doing?!!!!". Then she realized that he loved it and had fun with it. When I say "I'm gonna get you" he comes right over, expecting a play-date.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2012 #4

    chiro

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    Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Internet, Music, Etc
     
  6. Feb 25, 2012 #5

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    Guitar is a big one. As a side-interest, I restore old tube-amps, too. I used to restore Fender amps for a collector, but he was too much of a complainer. He'd start changing things around after I had tuned an amp to perfection (speakers, tubes, etc) and then try blaming me when the amp's performance had degraded. One time, he brought back a '65 Princeton Reverb complaining about bad sound, and I checked the tubes. He had re-tubed the amp with eastern European tubes with undersized pins, and a couple of the tubes practically fell out in my hand when I removed the tube-covers. I replaced those with a couple of vintage RCA tubes from my own stash and told him never to come back. Life is too short for that kind of drama.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2012 #6

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    Damn that sucks. Can't believe he has the balls to blame you when you're doing him a favor: Jeez.

    I got an FX board for my last birthday and I also got a small keyboard. What surprised me was that both had a USB out and upon investigating, found out it basically turns these into midi devices which means I can record a high frequency midi input and also play the output as well which was pretty cool.

    When I started learning, the midi stuff was really really expensive and even back when I was in last year of high school (2001), it was ridiculous how much you spent on software and the like.

    I think nowadays it really doesn't take much for people to record professional quality music and I imagine the music companies are getting worried :)

    But yeah I agree life is too short for those kind of people, and one of the things about these forums is that people are usually thankful for your help and willing to offer their own help in the forms of teaching, thoughts, advice and the like which is a good change from what else is out there.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2012 #7

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    I bought an amp from a friend of mine (and fellow player) who owns a music store, (4x10 Super Reverb) and tweaked it into peak tone. When I was unable to keep playing out due to problems with fragrance chemicals, I took that amp back to him and traded it for a concert guitar (Taylor) that was selling for $1000 more than the current value of the Fender.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2012 #8

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    This list reminds me of Tubular Bells - except for the Internet. :biggrin:
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 #9
    Time is free? That's a commie physics theory if I ever heard one.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2012 #10

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    Start a hot pepper business so I can retire in 4 to 5 years and not touch any other forms of income till 69.5. Social security, 401K, savings, medicare nothing, nada, zip. I will take whatever may be left by then, but would prefer to not to have to. I hate being dependent on others for my well being. I may be one of a minority, but I like it that way.

    Rhody...
     
  12. Feb 25, 2012 #11
    I surf the web, play games, and read up on whats going on in physics and science in general. I also have a friend I talk metal and science with if I can catch him on a day neither of us work.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2012 #12
    I'm retired, so all my time is free. My main hobbies are tennis, bicycling, eating, hanging out at the beach, playing the piano, eating, doing computer chess matches/tournaments, eating, drinking, selling books on Amazon, and doing arts and crafts shows with my girlfriend. And this.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2012 #13
    Brewing fine ales and other fermented beverages, prolific reader, various miscellaneous projects, and a few RPGs.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 #14
    That sounds like fun. I'm coming over to your house right now and we are going to play that game.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2012 #15

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    OK, just don't have any cologne on or any perfume in your clothes. Duke loves meeting new people.
     
  17. Feb 29, 2012 #16
    k thanks to all for this wonderful replies.
     
  18. Feb 29, 2012 #17

    Pythagorean

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    Same here! Throw in gaming though.
    I think ukelele would be easy to pickup from here
     
  19. Feb 29, 2012 #18
    I like to write in my free time. Sometimes, I play games (the Wii is still awesome!), read a book or play the piano with one finger. :approve:
     
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