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Hobbies: Non Tech Related?

AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,585
Do you spend your down time with hobbies not related to technology?

We all play games. That's why we're here, right? We like our phones and televisions. I'm wondering what hobbies you may have that you could do with minimal technology being mainly involved. Some technology could work, like for model railroading, building things, or working on a car where electricity is needed.

Things like hiking or biking, woodcraft, knitting or crochet, drawing (could use computers, I guess), star gazing, gardening, physical fitness, reading, what have you.

The reason this popped into my head is that I'm a fan of the TV show NCIS. For those don't watch it, it follows a team of Naval Criminal Investigators as they solve crimes within the Navy. This team is led by Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) who is an older guy who dislikes technology. He builds boats in his off time. He enjoys camping and living rustically. I just got to wondering how intrusive technology is today, as I admire this guy :)

There's also a "want to" factor. I "want to" set up and layout a model railroad. I "want to" work with wood for furniture and nicknacks. I am just currently unable to pursue these hobbies at the moment.

So, what are some of your hobbies you can (or want to) do with limited technology?

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
- FARGIN_WAR

Amathe

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  • JayburnerJayburner Member CommonPosts: 2
    I like to grow plants when I'm not busy working. 
    AlBQuirky
  • AmatheAmathe Member EpicPosts: 4,245
    Sleeping. Snacking. Watching tv. Messing around on the internet. 

    I know that growing bonsai trees, smoking weed and doing yoga was probably the correct answer, but I'm not that cool.
    AlBQuirky

    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member RarePosts: 1,998
    Reading is a big hobby of mine, i am also 100,000 words in on my novel, but im too weak to work on it much. Too much brain power.
    AlBQuirky
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,585
    Amathe said:
    Sleeping. Snacking. Watching tv. Messing around on the internet. 

    I know that growing bonsai trees, smoking weed and doing yoga was probably the correct answer, but I'm not that cool.
    No "correct answers." Not really where I was going. Just curious is all ;)

    I was thinking along the lines of woodworking, auto-repair/restoration, tabletop gaming, those kinds of things. Like you, I'm not "cool enough" for drug usage or yoga :D

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,585
    Reading is a big hobby of mine, i am also 100,000 words in on my novel, but im too weak to work on it much. Too much brain power.
    I enjoy reading, too. With all my free time, I wish I could get into writing. My mind just does not organize itself for a long enough period to get that going ;)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • Lisajohny543Lisajohny543 Member CommonPosts: 6
    Yeah I do cooking in a leisure time.
    AlBQuirky
  • AmatheAmathe Member EpicPosts: 4,245
    AlBQuirky said:


    The reason this popped into my head is that I'm a fan of the TV show NCIS. 
    I watch that too. It's very formulaic, but with a wink and a nod because that is part of the fun. 
    AlBQuirky

    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • lawz123lawz123 Member CommonPosts: 5
    Other than playing videogames and wasting time on my phone, I play my acoustic guitar from time to time.
    AlBQuirky
  • AmatheAmathe Member EpicPosts: 4,245
    Oh, and I read. I'm in the middle of a book now that i will disclose later once nobody can spoil it for me.  >:)
    AlBQuirky

    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • Hikikomorigamer2007Hikikomorigamer2007 Member CommonPosts: 8
    I sleep all the time.
    AlBQuirky
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