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   Posted 9/23/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
hey everyone

i was just thinking before, i want to get to know more about everyone here!!

So how about we start by having people post what they are good at and hobbies they love or used to love before CP? or hidden talents that nobody knows about? :) maybe its music, art, sport etc etc

I'm a horserider and basketball and soccer player and i play the guitar and sing and used to dance 20 hours a week but don't anymore because of pain.

xx

MsBunky
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   Posted 9/23/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I make cards and paper crafts, I create tile coasters and I make jewelry. I'll be selling my stuff this year for Christmas (already have some orders) and along with Hubby's home made soap, I think we have most of our gift giving covered as well.

I also sing (I've recorded a Christmas CD with my chorus and my quartet) and I write.

hugs,
Pam
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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 9/23/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I paint, draw, make soap, do home canning, crochet and sew. Most of Christmass is done also, through peach and strawberry jams, soaps, apple pie filling, and crocheted scarves, blankets, and wash cloths.

Have a good day!
Mindy
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw


Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/23/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   

 

   Well....I have had quite a few hobbies in my life, and enjoyed them all.

      Recieved my Pilot's License in the early 80's, then did 3yrs as a Police reservist....had my own patrol car and my own beat.

     I also sang at church since my youth....did many many Weddings, and finally joined a competion Barber Shop quartet, and chorus. I was their Bass! smilewinkgrin

    Fell in love with Photography, and started my own business in 1995....of which I just sold in Jan of this year. Had a wonderful time of it, and loved working with children, and the plubic. One of my big customers came by the house last night, and asked if I would be willing to come back already!.....I said sorry! I'm done! wink    Great money, but it was killing me, as I work a full time job already.

  Then....I found this wonderful grill, smoker, baking oven....called a Biggreenegg....and have been smoking meat ever since. Everyone is suggesting that I start selling BBQ...but I think I had enough serving the general public for a while wink

     Oh...I almost for got the Harley Davidson! Bought it in 2008....but now it sits in the garage, as I can't ride anymore. It's a shame, as it was very relaxing to me.

       Nice question today! Thanks!

   SE wink      


MsBunky
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   Posted 9/23/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
SE, that's why I knew I liked you for a special reason...YOU'RE A BARBERSHOPPER!!!

So am I! I sang BASS for 6 years with two different choruses, including being a founder of the second chorus, called Rhythm of the Rockies. I also sang in a quartet called Quintessence - we were named Novice Quartet of the Year in our first year of competition, and our music scores put us 6th out of 15 quartets.

I don't have the energy to sing like that anymore, so I mostly just do back up vocals for a local band called Redhead Mack when they're doing CD's.

Fun, fun, fun!!
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/23/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   

 

   So only you would know what a Polecat song is! (Heart of my Heart, Shine on Me)  smilewinkgrin Don't know if I spelled that right! wink

  Our quartet was called the Stone Canyan Mavericks! We dressed in Old School Country outfits, and we all sported Flat/top hair cuts! smilewinkgrin

    Yes I had a blast, but as with any big org....there were those who wanted to control everything...(Old Timers) wink

     I would love to do it again someday though! wink

   No such thing as a soloist or vibrato either, is there! yeah     If all is perfect, you will hear a fith person singing in a Quartet wink

One half is blending, the other half is showmanship!

 

     SE wink

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 9/23/2010 11:07:38 AM (GMT-6)


skeye
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   Posted 9/23/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to be a competitive swimmer on the USA senior national level circuit. I swam distance events. Swimming took up all my free time for the majority of my childhood, but a slew of shoulder injuries, leading to years of surgeries, ended my career at 15. I was really frustrated about that for a long time, as I think I would have made it to Olympic trials if I hadn't gotten injured (not the Olympic team -- I wasn't THAT good, but I was certainly good enough to at least have made the trial event). Instead I got to watch several of my friends swim at trials, and a couple even made the team for relay events.

I also used to horseback ride a lot. Growing up, my neighbors had horses & I used to care for & ride them, until they died. They were like my own horses. I really just like to ride for fun -- go out in the woods/fields and hack. I did compete for a semester in college, but I didn't like other girls on the team & it all seemed so political. It's one of my life's goals to have my own horses one day. I haven't ridden now for 3 years. Not since "my" horse died. I really miss it & him.

I also used to play flute & piccolo, but had to give that up after my shoulder injuries (to this day, it hurts me to hold the instruments up to play). A couple times a year I take them out & fool around for an hour or two, but that's all my shoulders can take.

I also used to read a lot too, but I can't do that with my eyes now.

As for right now. I don't really have any hobbies (didn't have time when I was in school). My dogs, I guess. I like to go hiking with them. I also like to go skiing when it snows (both cross-country & esp downhill), but because of school, I haven't gone at all in the past 3-4 years.

Hopefully now that I am taking a year off from school, I'll be able to develop some hobbies again.

Skeye

Post Edited (skeye) : 9/23/2010 6:31:43 PM (GMT-6)


couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/23/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Painting, crochet, knitting, drawing, pottery making, balloon animal maker, and a former clown (but once a clown always a clown). :)
I used to run a small business years ago entertaining at children's parties. Tried it for two years and couldn't break even. My partner was cheating me behind my back. :(
She'd book me at a high price and give me my cut very low. We made over a $1000 at a series of fairs we attended. After she "deducted" the expenses and I wound up with $125. >:(
Joy

White Beard
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   Posted 9/23/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to do drawing and sculpture, but I gave it up because I have a hard time using my arms and hands now days. Some of my art work is posted on my album at the gallery at heyhubby Us. I also like photography, I worked in that field for over eight years when I first went in the Air Force. I did mostly lab work then processing and printing pictures.

White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

spinal soldier
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
before my lumbar issues i played on the MPBA "men's professional billiards association" and when i was 22 i reached the top 32 players ranked in the world. i called that my job; in one 6 month period i made over 60,000 but i was stupid when i was 22 and most of it got away from me. the tournaments on the circut where mainly 9-ball. i can still play good for a very short period of time [ 1 hour or less] i did not realize how much your low-back meant to a top performance. then after my injury my ortho. got me interested in chemistry and pharmacology, so i had enough pre-med type college credits to start pharmacology college straight off so i did that until my back got real bad and i could not sustain. medicine and pharmacology are great interest of mine . my number one interest is to deeply study the Bible in the original hebrew, greek, and aramaic. i am a person of deep faith and i also find Bible prophecy relating to the latter days interesting. i also am a big fan of rock and roll bands; old and new and reggae. along with southern gospel quartet music like the Cathedrals and J.D. Sumner and the Stamps.
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