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#917272 - 07/31/05 12:11 PM what are your other interests?  
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Short of a list of hobbies that I am sure this will turn into, I am really interested in what else inerests your musical minds. Not just your hobbies, but what you really take an active interest in and do or read about or research on a daily basis that is not music-related.
For me:
Cooking
Wine
Animals
World events/news- major news&NPR addict.

Just curious.

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#917273 - 07/31/05 12:17 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Physics - I know this makes me sound like a geek but I don't care, I absolutely love it or anything even remotely connected to it. laugh

x


x Caroline x
#917274 - 07/31/05 12:23 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Interesting.
I am neither Mathmatically or Scientifically inclined- unless the chemistry that it takes to cook counts, which I doubt.
My husband is an engineer with a math minor. Good thing we have other things to talk about.

#917275 - 07/31/05 12:30 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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I also like:

Crypotology,
Cosmology (guess that comes under the physics), Reading (anyone read 'A Crack In Forever'? It could well be one of the best books I've ever read.),
Cooking (something else we have in common Jamie laugh ),
Engineering,
Cars,
and Politics.

Not really girly interest, are they? laugh

x


x Caroline x
#917276 - 07/31/05 12:49 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Oh yeah, I forgot one, too.
Fitness

Cars are an interest of mine as well (I guess more like a need for speed). When we get back to the us my husband will finish his project and join the racing circut. ITA, not formula one or anything.

#917277 - 07/31/05 01:34 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Philosophy
Religion
History
Psychology
Running
...


Sam
#917278 - 07/31/05 01:59 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Glad to see that thread doesn't just interest MP and I!!!!
Thanks Pianojerome.

#917279 - 07/31/05 04:28 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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smile

I forgot one:

PIANO WORLD


Sam
#917280 - 07/31/05 04:42 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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My other major interest other than piano (more so actually) is flying. I already have my private pilot license and my glider license, and I'm going for my commercial license this year in my college program.

Also:
Science Fiction
Philosophy

I'm going to be a Pilot/Pianist/Philosopher/Writer laugh .

#917281 - 07/31/05 05:13 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Collecting and listening to Classical CDs
Reading(Fantasy and Classic literature)
Tennis & Basketball
History and Law
Cooking
Writing
My puppy laugh


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#917282 - 08/01/05 01:47 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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I can't really think of any. I like most things, but I don't really get super involved with them. Piano is my big one. But, as MP, Sam, and Jamie know, I'm very serious-minded. help


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#917283 - 08/02/05 05:35 AM Re: what are your other interests?  
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outside of music, hmm...

i'm an engineer (i quite like wind turbines)
i drive a classic car (1974 MG B)
i like hiking and camping

#917284 - 08/02/05 03:47 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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TS,
Looks like one of your interests should be multi-tasking.
I believe that may be one thing that piano-oriented or all musicians for that matter may be good at,though.

#917285 - 08/02/05 07:51 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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I enjoy...

Volleyball - Varsity defensive specialist
History - I like European History
Origami - I dabble in it
Writing - I just love writing
Cooking - I cooked Thanksgiving dinner this year!
Art - My dad and sister are artists, so I have a natural inclination towards art
Photoshop - I use it almost everyday to design things for school and friends

#917286 - 08/04/05 04:33 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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My other interests include:

Bike Riding - Local longdistance out and back type rides that include a stop somewhere for an icecream smile

Hiking - Where I live, I like to hike the trails through the local town forest, and I've climbed up a couple of local mountains. One in Western Mass, athe other in New Hampshire.

Model Railroading - I have an extensive N-scale collection, and I also play with Trainz a virtual model railroad. Trainz is really addictive and can eat into piano time. Currently my real model trains are packed up because of house renovations.

Reading - Science fiction and history.

Traveling - Been to Great Britian and France for pleasure, traveled to Taiwan for business. If someone offered me another trip like those, I would run out right away and renew my passport.

Computers and Technology - I've worked in a technical field for more than twenty-five years, so I've grown to love the geeky stuff. My day job is a network adminstrator so I get to play a lot with different programs and stuff.

John


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#917287 - 08/05/05 04:39 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Been to Great Britian
Where abouts in GB were you?

x


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#917288 - 08/09/05 06:11 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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I'm a frustrated archeologist - my fantasy job would be a human remains specialist - (since I don't have the talent to be a concert pianist!)I also love scary & mystery novels and photography (particulary antique stereoviews which I collect and sell on ebay.) I also write a bit myself.


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#917289 - 08/09/05 06:22 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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I like math, science, origami, and playing the cello.


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#917290 - 08/11/05 01:24 AM Re: what are your other interests?  
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I'm a frustrated pianist. Oh? Other interests! laugh

Reading classic lit
Collecting art glass paperweights
Writing
Gemology
Gardening

#917291 - 08/12/05 03:09 AM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Okay,

reading - anything other than thrillers and science fiction. I want to read all the great classics, have already read, for example Sense and sensibility from Jane Austen, the Great Gatsby, War and Peace by Tolstoy...

I also used to write a little.

I like reading up on weird composers with quirky litlle details.

I like watching art movies, or musicals like Chicago, Moulin Rouge.

I love brewing coffe and experiment with different tastes etc.

and of course: PIANO WORLD!!

Hi from South Africa


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#917292 - 08/16/05 01:22 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Fitness, photography and writing

#917293 - 08/16/05 03:45 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Let's see...piano takes up most of my time these days but I have large enough list of other "hobbies" to keep me busy when music frustrates me:

Working out (mostly cardio work like cycling, rowing, jogging, soccer occassionally)

Chess (aside from playing I also like "playing through" the games of great masters and analysing the positions and so forth)

Reading (I'm also into the "great classics" and always try to have at least one book going)

Movies (One of my possible careers, at least so far, is as a film director, and I look up to the likes of Kubrick, Tarantino, Stone, etc. I'm also a fan of film noir, and my favorite kind of movies are meaningful dramas that don't take themselves *too* seriously--like Kubrick's)

Philosophy (pretty self explanatory I guess)

History (I might end up teaching this for a career, but hopefully at a university level. Right now I'm studying Irish and Russian history, and am also reading Herodotus' "The Histories" which is simply fascinating)

Writing (well, sort of...when I was 10-11, I wrote a 300 page science fiction/espionage novel (and, incidentally, it's really awful, except for the last 50 pages, which I added when I was 15), and kind of burned myself out, but I have a long list of ideas for novels which I could write if I had time and motivation to do so. Other than that, I do actually enjoy writing papers for classes.)

Politics (I'm only starting to get into this, however, and more than Politics I'm really just into Foreign Affairs--and I do subscribe to that publication...good stuff!)

Traveling (I'm not very well developed though, having gone to about half of the United States, the UK including England, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, Canada, and France...there are just too many other places I want to go!)

I'm also pretty into physics, namely cosmology, relativity, and all that hoo-hah, but I don't have the math brain to seriously comprehend it all, so I stay away from the "real" physics and just focus on the concepts. I really enjoy it though.

Oh and the last one I can think of is, every now and then I'll pick up a computer game and work through it when I don't feel like doing anything else. Right now I'm doing "Neverwinter Nights"--I tend to like RPGs the most--has anyone here played it?

#917294 - 08/17/05 12:34 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Oh, so much to do, so little time.
I enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, theater, opera, travel. And the rest of the time goes to find out if Anastasia really was the last grand Duchess. No wonder my piano playing suffers!


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#917295 - 08/17/05 12:49 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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Languages (English, spanish, latin and a little bit of gaelic)
Writing (both music and "literature")
Boxing (Been in two competitions)
Sax (love it almost as much as piano)
Reading (I own over 1000 books and have read most of them twice. Libraries are my second home.)
Lord of the Rings (Nothin' like them!)


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#917296 - 08/17/05 07:07 PM Re: what are your other interests?  
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My other interests are
Dance
Table Tennis
Film
Theatre (watching)
History
Reading
Writing
Does debating count?

Wow, I sound so active, but I am also incredibly lazy!


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[b]Been to Great Britian
Where abouts in GB were you?

x [/b]
I spent 4 weeks in London, and then traveled by train to Liverpool to look up my Great Great Grandmother. The city magistrates couldn't locate any birth records for her because they were destroyed in the war, but the trip was fun anyway.

I also traveled on the Southern line to Hastings and along the south coast, stopping at Bournemouth and Portsmouth just for the fun of it. I like trains, and anything else on steel rails, so this was a lot of fun.

While I was there, I also did the regular tourist thing and visited a bunch of museums, including the Victoria & Albert where the the original Italian Virginal is that my instrument is based on.

I tried to visit the RCM, but they were closed. I intended on inquiring about studying there back then.

One of my tourist days included a trip up to Bath to see the Roman baths and visit the city in general. I love architecture, and this was a personal thrill for me.

If someone offered me a ticket to Great Britian, I'd go back in a heart beat. laugh

John


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Schindler: Another Lord of the Rings fan here! In fact I spend a large chunk of my day on a LoTR site. I adminate over there.

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Neat, just noticed this thread.

I play a lot of golf (handicap is around 15) and read a lot of science fiction. Currently working on Stephen Baxter's "Vacuum Diagrams," and Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" is waiting on the shelf.


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Well, piano, of course, but besides that...
Just started playing french horn and love it
Clarinet (don't love it so much, but play it in the school band)
Reading-anything
Animals-volunteer at the local shelter
Kids-I love kids! Is that so strange?
Photography
Bike riding
Climbing-rock, but also trees-I don't think that really qualifies, but I do like doing it...
Art-painting, drawing, writing, pottery, pretty much anything that creates
smile


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Terry Pratchett books, I think I have now read all of them except "Where's My Cow?" but every time I think I got them all a new one comes out

- Keepin my dog out of trouble

- Travelling, I have been over to Europe several times and am about to go to hawaii in.... 10 days WOOOHOOOOOO!!!!(sorry , a little excited!)

- Going to get fit over summer because the school has put me on PE classes next year and I am the most non PE person ever hence my next interest

- being a couch potato. I love my DVDs and buy new ones to keep me busy every time I get back to civilisation.

- Art. Gotta draw all the time. I just got back into it this year after about a years break and I'm lovin it. I haven't mastered painting yet....


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