Hobbies--that is, besides fish!

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Well, I love to ride horses, and I have weekly riding lessons. I love playing with my other pets. I read, write, and draw a ton--all having to do with animals, of course.
What do you all like to do? That is, besides buy new fish
 

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wow that all is like exactly what I like to do, I take weekly horseback lessons too, and love to read, draw, play with my bird...
 

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Lets see... I like to garden, quilt, take care of my cats and hamster, and I read alot.
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Wow, sounds like there are a lot of readers here. I feel right at home. I like to take care of houseplants, play with my kitties, and research. I also find myself watching a lot of the "E" channel. It's a bad habit that I picked up from work. I feel as though I need to know what's going on in Hollywierd.
 

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Hubby and I like to go to antique malls. I also am getting back into stained glass.
 

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I love scrapbooking, playing with my dog, watching American Idol (lol its an addiction), running, and playing tennis (beating the **** out of my fiance, lol)!
 

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I also love horses and I did ride a horse a couple of times but that was about it. I don't really have the time for horseriding in NYC ... and NYC isn't exactly the best setting for horseriding, lol. I would never keep a horse in NYC - it would only suffer here. (My sister is currently taking horseriding lessons and we're planning to go horseriding together soon - can't wait!)

As for my hobbies, I've got quite some! Only I wish I had more time for all of them :-\ Of course, fish keeping is the main one!!! Then, animals - I am in love with all animals. I have a cat (it was 2 cats before) and will definitely have a dog in the future (Siberian husky!). I am getting another kitty in the Spring. I also love to paint and draw - oil painting is my favorite. I love swimming and hiking in the mountains, or just simply walking in a forest (I love the smell of woods). I love going to places outside NYC, like the above mentioned mountains, rivers, and lakes. What else ... oh yes, reading! I love to read on a variety of topics, but I don't really like fantasy or sci-fI books. I like books that are about animals and nature, and about current world affairs, as well as astronomy, philosophy, and politics. I do also enjoy classics (my favorites are "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights").
 

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Jane Eyre is an awesome book!! I must admit, it did take me a year to get through it, though. lol. The diction was definitely not what I am used to reading, but nontheless, I am so glad I didn't give up on it! I will probably read it again soon
 

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I think all English classics are written in a somewhat difficult language. Or I wouldn't exactly call it difficult - just different from what we're used to hear every day, you know. I think after having read a couple of English classics, you get used to the language they use and it doesn't bother you anymore.

I agree, Jane Eyre is a great book. I'm glad you finished it, lol There is always something so alluring about the Bronte sisters' books. Both Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are set in a sort of a dark mysterious environment, and yet they're about love. There's something unspoken about these books that speaks to you in a way which you don't quite know how to describe - lol, what a silly sentence, I hope you didn't get confused by it.

Anyway, there is also a movie based on the Jane Eyre book. Of course it's titled "Jane Eyre" (lol). I think the movie is great. It's the 1996 version. If you liked the book, you really should see the movie.
 

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never even heard about the movie! I will definitely check that out, thanks! and yes, I think that the second time I read it, I will understand a lot more and quite possible (and hopefully) pick up on things that I didn't catch the first time
 

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EmpPleco, I think they should have this move available at any rental place. If you like to rent movies, you could see if your rental place has it. Make sure it's the 1996 version with William Hurt as Mr. Rochester and Charlotte Gainsbourg as Jane. If they won't have that, the movie shouldn't be expensive to buy online (probably around $10-15). Or, if you have cable TV, they play the movie there every once in a while. That's where I saw the movie.
 

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Aside from fish keeping, I read, collect way too many things ( blades, books, minerals, comics, orchids) and try to learn all I can about feudal Japan.

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I have been spending a lot of time studying and learning about Bettas and Otos lately, but I love to watch movies and have a friend who lets me "receive" her movie club (all 3 of them) selections for her and keep them until she is ready for them. I also enjoy making Battenburg lace and quilting when I have the patience to sit and do it. I crochet, knit and tat and embroider. My grandmother taught me all the needlework she could because I was the only one who showed any interest in it. Now it is so sad because so many of the handworks are being lost because no one has time or wants to learn them anymore. My mother loomed her own rugs and recently tried to donate the loom to a museum and was told that they had no use for it. There just wasn't enough interest. Another museum snatched it up in a minute. It was funny though the one who turned it down was dedicated to pioneer living, but the one who took it was a Railroad museum!

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Wow Rose, you must have a lot of patience. I've tried stuff like that but I get bored after a minute. Patience is not one of my top qualities. :
 

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I love my sports football (soccer) rugby, golf, basketball, tennis, squash, athletics the list could go on I'm a fitness fanatic I love listenin 2 music as well though anyhtin that sounds good I like I couldnt live without my ipod I like readin sports autobiographies

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Soccer 4 me too, also the occasional tennis, cricket game. Also listenin to a bit of music, playin PS2 etc. a bit of readin
 

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I spend WAYYYYY to much time on the net... It kind of kills some of my hobbies. However in the summer I enjoy fishing ( I catch and release) walking, spending time with family and friends and home improvements. I don't watch a lot of the tube. When I do I either fall asleep or find myself wasting a perfectly nice summer day. Most of the time I watch a few hours at night. I usually taper off the net a little in the summer months. We only have a few nice months here. The rest are cold or hot and humid.
 

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surf the net, beat the **** outa a person that steals my hat,model rail roading, rc cars,run,play video games like halo kingdom heats ect. and fishing with my uncle (catch and release)
 

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