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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013, 02:37:39 PM »
Good stuff everyone.

Between guitar building, amp building, pedal building, my repair business and my "real" job as an occupational therapist I still manage to find time to cycle or run everyday. I guess exercise is more a lifestyle than hobby though.

I have to also give all the credit to my wife for supporting all my "endeavors". No way I get it all done without her full support. 

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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2013, 02:56:08 PM »
I'm always busy with my pedals and amps after everyone's bedtime.  It is part of how I cope with the summer heat here in Fresno, to work from 10-midnight.   The wife and kids come first, then my ongoing work on my math degree, then pedals/amps.
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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2013, 03:32:20 PM »
My wife used to be into glassblowing, but that was before we got married.  She worries about me burning down the house with an unattended soldering iron, so I'm certain any firework is long behind us.

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Ottawa for now. I'll be moving to kingston in late august.
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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 03:43:33 PM »
Nice, I've got a supplier in Trenton I go see a couple of times a year, next time I'm in the area, I'll let you know.
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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 06:10:43 PM »
I'm definitely a gamer but I don't spend much time gaming these days. I tend to buy stuff on Steam sales (usually I never spend more than $15 on a game) but I have a collection of unfinished ones waiting for me.

My next hobby is going to be drum making. I already have parts on order to make a 12x7 maple snare (something I've wanted forever).
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 06:22:37 PM »
I enjoy playing guitar, building pedals, golf, and food (cooking & eating)!

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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2013, 06:32:10 PM »
Once the warm weather comes it's all about being outside and food... growing it, cooking it and eating it. Pedals? What pedals?

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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2013, 10:13:59 PM »
I'm in with dutchmf, no time for either at the moment. Never in my life have I went days without playing. It's the job killing me slowly. I do, however, find I little time for circuits....

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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2013, 09:29:17 AM »
I'm definitely a gamer but I don't spend much time gaming these days. I tend to buy stuff on Steam sales (usually I never spend more than $15 on a game) but I have a collection of unfinished ones waiting for me.

My next hobby is going to be drum making. I already have parts on order to make a 12x7 maple snare (something I've wanted forever).

My friend--who's a great big-band drummer--is into that and I think it's cool. Like the drummer's closest thing to diy pedals
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As for me, I've been more into fitness since January
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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2013, 10:24:16 AM »
My wife used to be into glassblowing, but that was before we got married.  She worries about me burning down the house with an unattended soldering iron, so I'm certain any firework is long behind us.

What part of Canada are you in?
Ottawa for now. I'll be moving to kingston in late august.

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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2013, 12:51:22 PM »
Pedals, amps, BJJ, mountain biking, USPSA, beekeeping.

Balance? There isn't any. I obsess for periods of time on each one until I grow tired of it, and cycle to the next one in a never ending circle. All except for family, beekeeping and biking, they are my constants.
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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2013, 03:02:05 PM »
Balance?  I've never figured that out.

Guitar, playing and practicing(lots of sucking really)
Karting, racing and maintaining two 2cycle karts for me and my son
Pedal building, man can this one chew up some time
oh yeah, wife and two kids.
TV.. though I have less time for it lately, I do TiVo a few series
Exercise, which I don't seem to have time for at all

There just isn't enough time in the day for it all.  Sometimes I find myself obsessing over something new, which is not good, so I try to put boundaries on how much time something gets.

Priorities like family first usually sort themselves out, like, I want to build more pedals, I need to spend some time with the kids.  Or I can rebuild that clutch later, but I know in a few years by oldest will want to go to the drive in with the ladies, not me, better build those memories now.

Nookie or catch up on the Tudors, is that really even a question?  Ok, maybe for like two seconds

Inevitably I screw up priorities, but they do seem to straighten themselves out.

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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2013, 04:36:43 PM »
It's a band 2 times a week for me, 2 kids at home still, and a wife with a hobby also it's takes a very understanding woman to deal with each of us. Congratulations gentlemen.
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Re: Balance other hobbies?
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2013, 05:09:56 PM »
So you didn't start that "washing cats" for a hobby then Jimilee ;D

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2013, 05:20:57 PM »
So you didn't start that "washing cats" for a hobby then Jimilee ;D
Nope, that's my monkey's hobby!   :P
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