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    #31
    Originally posted by redbeardedmike View Post
    I ... (do not care for 'foodie').
    I implore you to give him another chance. He has a ten inch drop. Also, foodie is a very nice person with an incredible shoe collection, and did I mention that he has a ten inch drop?

    Yes: a ten inch drop.

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      #32
      Seriously, though: I also like cooking, brewing beer, and baking bread, like many others here. I'm in a beer club, which is great. My eating has long outpaced my exercise, even though I enjoy jogging and hiking. I recently took up yoga, and like it a lot.

      I play guitar and make music with friends. I'm involved in a monthly song competition where someone picks a theme and the rest of us make a song, and then we vote on the best one, and the winner sets the next theme (not unlike our weekly competition here). The songs are usually ridiculous.

      I also really like visual art (Andy Goldsworthy is one of my favorites, check him out if you haven't heard of him) and film.

      I also have little kids, with whom I happily spend much of my free time.

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        #33
        Originally posted by Fred G. Unn View Post
        Music is my career so I'm dealing with that all the time, but other hobbies include cooking (& kitchen knives), photography, Scotch, college hoops, fishing, and woodworking.
        Mein doppelgänger.

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          #34
          Originally posted by redbeardedmike View Post
          I agree with everything Fred said about knives and Korin.

          I'm a food enthusiast (do not care for 'foodie'). I belong to a Chicago-based culinary chat site and love to find ethnic mom and pop shops around the city (incidentally, if you are coming to town, I strongly consider you to begin your restaurant search here). I bake bread. I participate in spicy condiment exchanges and semi-monthly potluck barbeques along the lake during the summer. I get together with friends to cook through cookbooks and prepare feasts while watching football. Last weekend, I smoked 10 chickens for the Homecoming tailgate at my alma mater. I like food.

          I'm also into movies and just joined an all-male book club.
          Related link: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=foodie

          That being said, you sound like you're legit into food/cooking, etc. Here in NYC, too many people say they're a 'foodie' because they like trying nice restaurants or love going to Murray's Cheese... (NB: I am in no way a foodie in either sense of the word, but do tend to roll my eyes at those who claim that they are 'foodies' in the above sense).

          Edit: Acoustic version is perfectly fine by me.

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            #35
            Mine are paintball and tennis mainly. I still read comics off and on. Does watching football count as a hobby?

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              #36
              Originally posted by redbeardedmike View Post
              Slam dunk competitions? Do tell.
              I starting playing basketball in college after a 5" growth spurt during the summer before my freshman year. After I started playing, I found out my true gift was driving the lane and dunking. I was always hyper athletic growing up, but never tried basketball because I was short.

              After improving my vert and dunk technique, I started competing in contests on campus. I'm working to get back into condition for them this spring (I had a few injuries that sidelined me for a bit), but my goal is to be back at my peak (35" standing vertical and 42" off a three step drop) by my 27th birthday (February 22nd). Right now I'm about 8" short of that on both numbers, but I think I can make it happen.

              I wish I had footage to share, but here's a good picture of me practicing for a contest a few years back. My cousin I'm jumping over is 5'6"-5'7"

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                #37
                Nothing exciting here, I play soccer and basketball couple times a week, and I try to sneak in exercise session or two when I dont have to drive kids to their piano/violin/swimming/soccer lessons.I do enjoy to go to movies, I am almost every week in theatre , conveniently located block away from my house.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by BB View Post
                  I implore you to give him another chance. He has a ten inch drop. Also, foodie is a very nice person with an incredible shoe collection, and did I mention that he has a ten inch drop?

                  Yes: a ten inch drop.
                  Ha. I very much approve of 10-inch-drop-Acousticfoodie.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by hornsup84 View Post
                    Related link: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=foodie

                    That being said, you sound like you're legit into food/cooking, etc. Here in NYC, too many people say they're a 'foodie' because they like trying nice restaurants or love going to Murray's Cheese... (NB: I am in no way a foodie in either sense of the word, but do tend to roll my eyes at those who claim that they are 'foodies' in the above sense).

                    Edit: Acoustic version is perfectly fine by me.
                    Exactly, hornsup. I think the name has taken on a bit of a life of its own and has a bit of a negative connotation. But I'm sure I fit the definition. When I travel, I make Google maps with food destinations. For example, in annual trips to NYC, I link up with fellow food people for food crawls of Flushing, Sunset Park, or the LES. I have lots of interests other than food, but it's a good organizing principle.

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                      #40
                      Exactly -- that's a real foodie, which is cool if you're into it. Alternatively, liking nice restaurants isn't a hobby.

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                        #41
                        Ha. I agree.

                        Now I will stop acting defensive and sounding insufferable.

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                          #42
                          Beer
                          Scotch
                          Food
                          Reading - I used to cook+read a lot but then I got lazy for a few years. I'm getting back into both slowly. Cooking calms me down. a lot.
                          Sports - watching mainly (Soccer, College Football, Tennis)
                          Working out - I busted my back late last year so I had a 6 month layoff. Starting to get back to it but with my work schedule, it's been a little difficult to maintain a good schedule.

                          I'm thinking about running a half marathon to raise money for a charity that's dear to me. I'm no way in shape to do it just yet but after watching my girlfriend do a 50 mile bike ride for a similar cause, I feel left out.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by bruschetta View Post
                            Mein doppelgänger.
                            Just saw that, LOL!

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                              #44
                              This thread has gotten me thinking about what my hobbies really are. I suppose I am defining a hobby as something I dedicate a decent amount of free time to (otherwise most of my time is spent at school). It's interesting how it changes over time. I used to watch tons of movies, I still love them, but have watched 3-4 in over a year. My fiancée and I do spend a fair amount of time brewing, trading and sharing beers. And other beer related events. Generally being active. I love cooking and just creating things in the kitchen whether food or drink. Scotch and travel when I can afford it. Clothes are clearly a hobby for most of us.

                              I mean, when it comes down to it, I try to spend the majority of my free time cultivating relationships with people around me. Does that count?
                              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                                #45
                                Ah travel. the only travel i've recently done is in my mind while reading Bill Bryson and Pico Iyer. Looking forward to december though. I have a week's break and looking forward to getting out somewhere a bit warmer than Boston with the lady. San Fransisco's one option. Any suggestions? Excluding Florida / Mexico / Puerto Rico?

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