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  1. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    What hobbies do you do by yourself? What hobbies do you do with your friends or SO?
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Hobbies I do by myself:
    Leather work, crafting... A lot of the dog and horse training I do myself.

    With friends:
    Making fleece tugs/slip leads with Danielle, taking dog training classes with Danielle, craft with my grandma, go on socialization trips with Danielle. Horseback riding every once in a while with friends.

    With SO: Hiking/taking the dogs on adventures, dishes (are those a hobby?), and sometimes I go hunting with him. When we get our homestead going, that will be our biggest hobby together.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Life outside of dogs is a bit of cooking, hiking, TV/movie watching, and home improvement. I do pretty much everything with Denis.
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    I do pretty much everything with Rick, too, dog stuff aside. Right now all we're really doing is card stuff (Magic and Pokemon), which I enjoy... but I'd like to pick up one more hobby.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    What I'd give to have time for hobbies...
     
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    I do pretty much everything with Jason - and we work together.

    I am into photography and occasionally do that on my own, when it doesn't involve dogs LOL

    I also run on my own...but with a dog hehe
     
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    Well, I'm a baker by trade, but hobbies I do myself include baking, playing ultimate frisbee, some crafting (knitting, paracord/hemp stuff), and of course dog stuff!

    My boyfriend is HUGE into boardgames, so we have game nights a lot.

    My friends and I like cooking together, playing games and exploring the city.
     
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    For me, all the dog stuff although my hub gives great support and more importantly no grief over it :) i.e how much I spend in time and money doing it.

    I also have a horse (use to have many and also train) but only down to one now. Neither my hub or son are into horses either.

    Hub and I share an interest in classic cars, he more than me. But I do love my ride.

    As a family, our son has started to race stockcars in the last few years and it is looking like he wants to get a little more serious about it. I never missed one of his races and hopefully never will.
     
  9. Cali Mae

    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    I ride horses, but after Indie died, the fun in the sport kind of died for me. I was looking forward to taking her to her first show this summer, taking her on her first trail ride and going to clinics in the spring, including a week long one. I still take two lessons a week, but I doubt I'll lease even though my instructor really wants me to and she's already had other instructors offer up their horses. I'm going to try and find a dressage/jumping barn when I move to Ontario though.

    Other than that, school takes up a lot of time, and when I'm not in school... I'm usually spending time with Cali, going to the gym or hanging out with friends. In the summer, I teach swimming lessons each morning and sometimes do lifeguarding (hoping for a full-time position this year though).

    I also enjoy cooking, taking pictures and going on hikes/etc when the weather permits.
     
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    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    when I chisel out time--I enjoy painting, recently have dabbled in ceramics, I crochet, knit, and sew. I also play the guitar-althought that has been quite some time since I dusted off my guitar!
     
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    I read a lot. A lot of the animal stuff I do is by myself. I'm with a volunteer group for my local shelter and while Chris initially joined me, he's slacked off now. Not really his thing.

    However, we do most things together. Gaming is a HUGE part of what we do. That's how we met and it's still what we enjoy most.

    I don't really have a lot of hobbies, though. Reading, animal stuff and gaming.
     
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    Pretty much this, minus the hiking.

    I write, read, dog sit, watch films. Agility.
     
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    Me: dogs (with loving support from my SO), drawing and painting, gardening (he helps with the hard/heavy stuff), photography

    With my SO: Gaming, Hiking, we spend most of our time together

    With friends: cooking, gaming
     
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    My husband and I like to work in our yard together. I guess you could call that a hobby. We also do a lot of kyaking. I read a lot and he watches movies while I read. He has a man cave with a big tv and stereo system with all the gadgets and I have my living room that I read in front of the fire and sometimes we cuddle up there and watch a movie together. Winters are pretty boring for us, we will go snowmobiling in the mountains a few week-ends but other than that we tend to hybernate from November til April. We do dinner and drinks once a week in the winter. I am more social than him so I tend to meet with friends more than him. Once a week I go over my friend Jims house and we have dinner and wine and catch up.
     
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    I like this thread a lot, it's cool to see who you have surprise similar interests with, and who has unusual hobbies!

    I don't really have any set hobbies that I carve out a lot of free time for or are really invested in, but I have a lot of interests that I dabble in.

    Reading - I used to belong to a book club, but we all moved away. I talk about books with my friends a lot, though.
    Writing - mostly screenwriting, but other things as well
    Scrapbooking, sewing - I don't do these often anymore, but I used to and would like to start again
    Cooking - I cooked way more when I lived alone/near my friends. I miss it.
    Community events - not sure this counts, but stuff like community fairs, public meetings, town holiday events, etc...I go to most of that stuff.
    Game nights - I used to this a lot, again, my friends all moved away. Trivia nights, too.
    Music - I used to see a lot of live shows, I spend a lot of time reading about different groups, etc.
    Outdoor stuff - I love hiking, canoeing, swimming, etc. I play frisbee, but just with friends.
    Gardening - I try to grow vegetables. It sort of works.

    That's mostly it.
     
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    Sewing/harness making is/has turned into a hobby. Also writing/blogging, photography, dog sports/shows, dog stuff in general. I don't generally do any hobbies WITH people, though. That's just now how I work. Hobbies are for me to be alone with my thoughts and my activities.
     
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    RBark Got Floof?

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    Gardening (Vegetables and Fruits)
    Anything involving construction. I like building stuff around the house or tackling various challenges.
    Running
    Anything physical. I love a good workout no matter what it is.
    Hiking
    Photography

    I go through all that stuff in phases lately. Since I work 60+ hours a week I can't really commit to any hobbies in a regular basis, so I seem to go through gardening phases, then hiking, photography, running, etc etc which last a few weeks to a few months.

    I also watch TV but I would go 2 episodes a day for a couple weeks then not watch anything at all for months.

    I don't have any friends that spend time with me IRL so I have no hobbies there. I have business friends but that's a whole another thing. My SO and I broke up a while back so that's over with as well.
     
  18. Shai

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    Varies. I usually have several different pet projects around, and in general just like to learn new skills and information.

    I like playing with photography but I'm not really hardcore about the technical aspect of it...I just enjoy seeing what moments I can capture. Growing food is another thing I really enjoy, though getting a good start on that at the new location is not going anywhere fast. When I have the time and money, I love long hiking or canoe/portage trips but it's been way, way too long since I did anything serious on that front...mostly just day hikes now. Hoping to get some good windsurfing in this summer. Running in the woods is my church but I messed up my knee pretty badly late last summer and it's taken til now to heal fully so I am sorely out of shape at the moment.

    And of course dog training. Agility is pretty my favorite thing to do, study, discuss, and play.



    That could be taken many different ways...lol
     
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    RBark Got Floof?

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    Oh, goodness. No. I would never do such a thing. I blush at the very suggestion.




    That was not what I meant and you knew that, brat!
     
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