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Non-Design Hobbies?


Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#1
I nearly called this thread "What defines you?" but thought not only was that pretentious but almost everyone here would say some designe-related answer.

If you're not designing/coding/illustrating/etc what do you do?

Myself? Aside from obviously loving drawing and enjoying a pint, my main an most dedicated "hobby" is shotokan karate. I'm almost at 1st dan but lately have been spending extra time training with a street fighting specialist in Sunderland who is 6th dan. Absolutlely loving it and quite easily took down a bloke over twice my size tonight after a little practice, which was fun.

Oh, and I like videogames and Japanese anime too but time spent playing/watching those seems to be diminishing these days, right into Naruto Shippuden at the moment, despite all the filler.

Anyway, I made this thread partly so everyone could share their hobbies but as a result we could all learn a little more about what makes eachother tick... EXCEPT design!
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
Anime, asian/oriental cinema
Photography (although not as much these days)
Taking the mickey out of mac lovers (joke)
 
#3
Jimlad said:
I nearly called this thread "What defines you?" but thought not only was that pretentious but almost everyone here would say some designe-related answer.

If you're not designing/coding/illustrating/etc what do you do?

Myself? Aside from obviously loving drawing and enjoying a pint, my main an most dedicated "hobby" is shotokan karate. I'm almost at 1st dan but lately have been spending extra time training with a street fighting specialist in Sunderland who is 6th dan. Absolutlely loving it and quite easily took down a bloke over twice my size tonight after a little practice, which was fun.

Oh, and I like videogames and Japanese anime too but time spent playing/watching those seems to be diminishing these days, right into Naruto Shippuden at the moment, despite all the filler.

Anyway, I made this thread partly so everyone could share their hobbies but as a result we could all learn a little more about what makes eachother tick... EXCEPT design!
But Jim, you haven't mention your vast collection of Franky....(nod)
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#4
And you haven't mentioned how you can practically identify the name of and flaws in representing virtually any firearms shown in tv or cinema. An unhealthy knowledge of weaponry my good man! But fascinating nonetheless. Anyway, my "collection" is part of the world wide cloud, move with the times old boy!
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#5
Jimlad said:
Myself? Aside from obviously loving drawing and enjoying a pint, my main an most dedicated "hobby" is shotokan karate. I'm almost at 1st dan but lately have been spending extra time training with a street fighting specialist in Sunderland who is 6th dan. Absolutlely loving it and quite easily took down a bloke over twice my size tonight after a little practice, which was fun.
You would get on with my friend Gav like a house on fire!

He is a 3rd dan in Judo, something high in Ikido and has been doing Krav Magha for nearly 2 years! He takes pride in using all of it at once when he is drunk!

Me?

BMX.
Guitaring.
Reading.
Cinemaing.
Music shopping.
Eating!
 

CSparkes

Senior Member
#6
Apart from Web Design my main lifestyle is Kitesurfing & KIte Buggying & Snow Kiting. So pretty much any type of power kiting. I really enjoy it, relaxes me alot and has an awesome lifestyle, chilled and often by the coast on the beach!

In the Buggying i compete and currently UK & European Champion which I'm really happy about! Been many years of hard work but so stoked!

Met some great people all around the world and really would not change it for anything!

Other activities would have to be Snowboarding, Longboarding, Climbing, Paint balling, Spending time with My 2 year old God Son, Spending time with Partner, and abit of Xbox 360!
 
#8
American football. Played for years at various levels and it's been a huge part of my life. Trying to get into a bit of sneaker/trainer modding for fun too!
 
#9
I have two children 9 and 6...one with ADHD...there goes my time...

I love to study military history/hardware, movies (dvd library stands at 300ish), music (prog to punk), learning stuff from the tinternet....shooting stuff on the PS3 is good.

I also really like a long walk on the beach with the hound...but when you live near Tynemouth who wouldn't.

Oh yes did I mention Dr Who, Star Trek, Firefly that sort of thing....still struggling with the Prisioner mind.
 

Tom Sound

Active Member
#11
I seem to work 80% of the time I'm awake at the moment but aside from that I mostly like old things, cars, furniture, buildings. I've had and have got a few old cars, I like going to car shows all across Europe, (not a car bore though, although I would say that). I've met loads of good people on my travels, have been to some pretty cool locations too. A lot of it is about vintage speed, old school custom cars, old Porsches, Volkswagens, hot rods. I've crewed for a couple of drag racers, mainly making tea, which I excel at. I like music old and new, listening to and going to gigs. Due to saving cash for home improvements for a couple of years I've become a telly addict/avid film viewer and xbox pounder. Errrr..... bubbly, GSOH... errr....... meet you under the town clock, I'll wear a red carnation :up:
 
#12
As I have a full time non-design related job, then I guess designing textiles, cards and other stuff is my main hobby at the moment. Along with too many other things: I've been studying design/environmental studies at the OU, have 3 cats, 3 chickens, a huge garden, grow my own fruit and veg, bake cupcakes for anyone who'll eat them, dance (modern jive mostly) and spend most of my time worrying about where the time goes.
 
#17
Apart from design of course!
i LOVE music! so i basically spend most of my wages on out of town/local gig tickets with my best friend. we always go gigging together everywhere! :)

I'm into all the girly stuff shopping & style, fashion
lately i'm trying to get into reading and movies more.

Hopefully next year/summer i will be doing a spot of traveling too
so yes thats my shizzle!
x
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#18
Are there good places to play in Stoke on Trent?

The reason I ask is my band have made plenty of friends further north, Manchester, Leeds...it would be nice to have somewhere a little closer to home to play to close out a weekend!

Any good local bands we can befriend?