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favorite hobbies?

i'm always interested to find out what people's hobbies are, and especially since i just recently realized i'm not the only vegan with an eating disorder, i'm more curious, because i've had many people tell me that it's often people with those kinds of afflictions that are the most creative

like i paint, and i did most of my painting in the hospital for a therapy kinda. so what do you do that you love?

this is my newest painting (the pic quality isnt great)

Lovely painting. I like reading, gardening, walking, and cycling.

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your painting is beautiful! i like to paint also. i also enjoy photography and drawing as well. i've been playing piano for years, but i'm really not that good.  ::)

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That is very beautiful.

I like to do things that are active - running, kickboxing, swimming, canoe trips, gymnastics, going for walks, martial arts. I enjoy dancing (many styles), playing guitar (if you call what I do "playing"), travelling, reading, learning (I love school a bit too much) about almost anything, researching food/ recipes/ nutrition/ restaurants and all of that stuff, spending time outdoors, working out at the gym, visiting vegweb!

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The painting is gorgeous!! What was your inspiration?

My hobbies are gardening and cooking. I love to feed people and dig in my garden. I also practice yoga daily.

I'm not sure that I would call these hobbies or not but I am also an avid skydiver and scubadiver.

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you're so lucky to be artistically inclined.
my sisters are, but being the youngest, those genes ran out when it came to me. ;)

hobbies: reading, watching asian movies, watching classic B/W and asian horror movies (ones hollywood makes rely on gore for their scares :P  no skill there), yoga, walking, cooking (of course.) anything ferrety.

i struggled with a ED for 10 years and no support from family or doctors but I guess I'm the exception again in that I'm not creative at all.  :)

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what kinds of books do you all like to read? the last novel that i read that i loved was "Water For Elephants" but have had a hard time finding a good book since then. Right now, though, i'm reading "Diet for a new America" and its realy interesting, but i like fiction a lot

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Lovely painting!  I like to paint, too, but I never have the patience to set up, clean the brushes, let things dry, etc. 

I love to knit and sew...it's so gratifying, to me, to make have most of my clothing come from my own hands.  I make a lot of sweaters, dresses, bags, skirts, etc.  But now, since going vegan, I am having issues with wool and silk, so I'm trying to just sew/knit through my stash before buying anything new.

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what kinds of books do you all like to read? the last novel that i read that i loved was "Water For Elephants" but have had a hard time finding a good book since then. Right now, though, i'm reading "Diet for a new America" and its realy interesting, but i like fiction a lot

99% of the books I read anymore is not in English .  Sorry.
But normally they have elements of comedy in them.
still want titles?  ;)

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Wow!! You painted that?? I LOVE it...absolutely gorgeous.. I wish I had that kind of talent!!

My hobbies are gardening, karate, competitve obedience w/ my dogs.

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Yay for a fun topic!

I love to write (kids novels, mostly)
I love photography
I love art- mostly painting (like you but not as good...I like mixed media stuff too...)
I love to read- fiction and non, Im usually reading at least two books at a time...
I <3 rock climbing
and hiking
and biking
and dog agility

ummm...Ill leave it at that for now. haha. Yeah I need to like things that require interation from more than just myself. Wouldnt you think that rock climbing would be good for that? Nope, all my friends are scared of hights. SO I end up taking random ppl to teh rock gym. Its usually their first tiem there and I feel compelled not to do any harder than and "8" casue then Id feel mean......so I boulder when I cant find ppl....blablabla.Opps, that was a rant!

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Oh yes, photography!  I like to take photos, too:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66919832@N00/
As far as books go, since I'm in grad school I don't really read for fun anymore.  My favorite books are silly, easy things you can really get lost in, Harry Potter or classic YA lit like Little Women or Jane Eyre.  I also read cookbooks cover to cover, like books...such a nerd.  :)

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Wow! Great painting. My mom used to paint. She hasn't done it since I was a baby though. My Grandmom still has some of her work. But that talent didn't rub off on me :(

Lots of martial artists on here. Yay! I also do karate (well, Tae Kwon Do). I play drums. I love to cook and make up new recipes. I am a summer bum. I love anything summer (gardening, camping, sunbathing, doing yard stuff, gathering around our bonfire pit with friends, BBQs on our patio, and hanging on my friend's party boat). I used to hate winter, still do. So my friend decided to help get me a winter hobby to get me out of the house ... it worked LOL. Now I snowboard in the winter (I still hate the cold and bundle up until I can't move, though LOL).

I used to write a lot. I wrote a couple short stories back in the day. But I lost them in a move. My dad was a poet, so the writing talent did rub off on me. I'm thinking of doing another short story or a cookbook or both.

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I've never had trouble with ED but I have other disorders...I'm a hand-quilter, love to read and write. If I had a garden, that would be one of my hobbies. I used to obedience train dogs, I miss that. And cooking is one of my special loves. Now I have the double fun of cooking and introducing DH to new ways to prepare veg that he actually likes. You should see him trawling the aisles of the Asian grocery, picking things up and saying, "I wonder if we could....?" I just submitted a recipe that he created (Broccoli and Tofu Among Friends). He likes giving strange names to things so I left that one as is...I really wanted to encourage him.

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okay now i really dont want to sound completely stupid but i've seen people use "DH" online for years and i still don't know what it means. i was thinking "Dear Husband" but i don't want to assume?

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Yup, DH is Dear or Darling (or sometimes Darn) Husband, depending on what he's been up to!  ;D D also is used for DB (brother) DS (sister or son), DD (daughter) etc. MIL = mother in law, and all like that.

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Great Topic!
Sariea, I too love that painting. :) I "collect" lots of art, so I guess you could say that's a hobby...is it? I hate to use the word "purchase" art....one day everything I "collected" will belong to someone else to enjoy and admire and hopefully get inspired by. That's part of the beauty of art.

Stars, thanks for sharing your photos. I really liked them. I also like the little captions and stories with each photo, lets us into "your world' a bit....at least that's my take on it.

As far as my own hobbies, well I really can not include music as a hobby for me. It is my "life" and always has been.  Luckily (very), I have been able to do it for a career and have been able to enjoy all it has done for me,  brought to me, and see all the great places it has taken me (at least those places I have had the time to see).

I guess I can not include, or won't include, rescuing of dogs (and kitties) as a hobby. Though I love the feeling I get from rescuing or saving a lost "soul", and also enjoy the love and companionship from my "pack"...I wish I could live in a world where I never had to rescue another dog again :-\.....wouldn't that be great?!

So I would say hiking and exploring nature would be way up at the top of my list. I do enjoy traveling (when not touring). I also enjoy reading, mostly non-fiction....though I've been reading too many political books these days, I think I need to get away from those and take a break from them for a while. Gets me too pissed off at times. Tinkering around in my organic garden has been fun for the past few years. I enjoy researching the native plant species from my area, and keeping my property as "native" and "eco-friendly" as possible. Same goes for my home. I guess researching "green" living is a hobby that I am trying to turn more into a "lifestyle" with each passing year. There's more....I just don't have enough coffee in my system yet to think of any.....

fun post...lot's of "creative types" here....I like that :)

-dave

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Reading (Haruki Murakami, Douglas Adams, currently reading Reading Lolita in Tehran)
Historic restoration projects (we own an old home)
Cooking!!!!
Working out
Learning Spanish

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Reading (just about anything I can get my hands on!), spending lots of time with my dog, running, working out, cooking, volunteering at the Humane Society, I've played piano since I was 7 but I'm not that good!  :D

I also like gardening when the weather is nice, crocheting and scrapbooking when it's too cold to be outside, finding new things to do instead of watching TV.  ;)

Fun topic!  And what a beautiful painting, you artistic types amaze me!

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what kinds of books do you all like to read? the last novel that i read that i loved was "Water For Elephants" but have had a hard time finding a good book since then. Right now, though, i'm reading "Diet for a new America" and its realy interesting, but i like fiction a lot

The last fiction book I read was "Cell" by Stephen King.  It scared the heck out of me.  (I don't use my cell phone very much after reading it.)  The current nonfiction book that I'm reading is "You on a Diet" and I bought "Fast Food Nation" and may start it this evening.  I usually juggle two or three books. 

As for hobby, cooking is my main one.  I love cooking things from other cultures with ingredients that I haven't tried before.  I also do cross-stitch.  I'm trying to do more gardening but I just have plants in big pots, mostly herbs.  No space for a "real" garden.  I don't know that you can call it a hobby but I love to watch independently produced movies.  The kind where a group of "non-Hollywood"  people get together and say "Let's make a movie."  Thank God for Netflix or I'd be seriously deprived of movies!  I like to write and recently had my first article published in a local biweekly newspaper "La Voz."  They publish articles in Spanish and English, which is good because my Spanish is minimal at best

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Your painting is engaging.  :)

I've done my most creative art when stressed (finals in college).  I use to paint more.  I now like functional art, so I do a bit of fiber art.  I learned how to grind my own pigment from local rocks and make paint that I used to paint some Buddhist-style inspired prayer flags.  I batik.  I learned to sew.  I'd like to learn how to knit and crochet, but I haven't yet.  I like to take traditional art styles and do untraditional things with them.  I am also learning woodworking and want to learn more about carving.  I've learned a lot about Native American technology and so I can collect material to make cordage, seed beaters, decoys and dolls, brushes, shelters...

I've been learning to play acoustic guitar for years (i.e. slow learner).  I camp out in the Bay Area in California for a music festival each year just about everyone in camp can play, so it inspires me to play more, but then I go home and there's no one around me with whom to play.  So, I play just after the trip and again before it.

What takes my most time is my house.  I moved into a house on a hillside that had erosion and no erosion control.  So, I'm doing garden planning and using tons of erosion control block to create trails down the hill, so I can plant an organic garden and native plants and mix it in with some more outdoor art. 

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