What's your other passion(s)?

MaryO

Platinum Member
So we know that all of us here have a passion, (or maybe some kind of weird obsession) for our drum kits and playing. The new 2 minute solo thread has given a little bit of insight as to the players personal style and maybe a hint at their personalities...so it got me to thinking, what are your other passions other than drumming? Give us another look into who you are...


Here's mine: Riding my Ninja and hanging out with all of our motorcycle buddies. I've been around motorcycles all my life and begain riding my own about 5 years ago. I'm also really into vintage cafe-style bikes and vintage flat-tracking (I don't race but have family members who do).

Anyways, that's another piece of me. I love being known as the 40-something gal who plays drums and rides a Ninja...it usually gets me a raised eyebrow or two and a lot of talk about a mid-life crisis...lol.
 

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drumkat

Senior Member
First and foremost....being the best father I can be to my 2 children.

My others include my job actually...I find the level of knowledge required to work in Intensive Care medicine involves a continuous quest of research, study and questions to be the best you can be.

This is the area of health care in which patients are TOTALLY dependent on your knowledge to save their lives...I couldn't ask for a more privileged profession.

I also love to watch and learn from quality documentaries...anything from David Attenborough. I just LOVE his stuff.
 

THC

Senior Member


I've been riding for almost 20 years. Since my daughter was born, I've done a little less street riding each year, and am currently looking to liquidate my street stuff and start doing some more off road activities, Dirtbiking, ATV's, camping, etc.

My daughter (9) just enrolled in a Brazilian Jui Jitsu Program that we're going to 3 times a week. She's been the target of bullying in school for a couple years now, and has some confidence issues. I did some research and found a program designed specifically to deal with bullying. The program teaches kids "verbal jui jitsu" to stop the bullying, but if it goes to the next level, they teach them submission moves designed to take them down quickly and put into submission without violating school rules and getting themselves in trouble for fighting in the process.
She's just getting into the program and is totally into it. To be honest, seeing my daughter in her Gi, out there grappling with the boys and confidently trying to put them into submission holds makes me the happiest father on this big rock. :) :) :)
 
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JamiePalm3r

Junior Member
I guess you could say this is my other passion.

I started off with bass guitar and do a bit of archery, cooking, and traveling in my spare time. You could say I have a passion for learning - because I always find myself wanted to tryout new things and if they stick, they stick.
 

Fuo

Platinum Member
Programming (work, but it started as a hobby and I still enjoy it... usually), and video games. Although, since I started drumming 2yrs ago, I've played far fewer video games.
 

CreeplyTuna

Silver Member
Love video games and I'm a self proclaimed cinema buff, watching everything from Pulp Fiction to Red Cliff to Battlestar Galactica... yeah, I watch a lot of movies. Also, I read some comics and graphic novels. Also, I recently took up paintball with a couple of my friends and its a blast!
 

Messerschmitt

Senior Member
Well, I`m a glider pilot... I`m still a beginner at it (1 year) but drumming and gliding are the things i don`t think i could live without.
Hopely this summer i`ll get my Silver C badge ! The Silver C badge is something a pilot obtains after 2 achievements: a height gain of at least 1000 m, a flight time of at least 5 hours per single flight and gliding at least 50 km. Keep in mind gliders have no source of propulsion. We use thermals for lift and try to stay airborne as long as possible. It`s sort of.. aviation poetry.
I loved aviation ever since i was a kid, and i`m planning to get a career in this domain (aviation engineer). Let`s hope i`ll make it.
Also, i am a WW2 enthusiast and militaria collector, and i wanted to take up reenactment but i don`t want to cut my hair, lol!

I don`t have pics with me actually flying , but here`s a pic of the bird i used the most this summer.

 

LanceG33

Member
In no particular order:

  • Reading - everything from classic literature and philosophy to comic books
  • Movies - all time fave is 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
  • Video games - Guild Wars 2 looks like a blast
  • Professional beer snob - Portland is pretty much beer mecca and getting top notch micros is like getting good BBQ in Texas; easy and abundant.
 

MaryO

Platinum Member
Well, I`m a glider pilot... I`m still a beginner at it (1 year) but drumming and gliding are the things i don`t think i could live without.
Hopely this summer i`ll get my Silver C badge ! The Silver C badge is something a pilot obtains after 2 achievements: a height gain of at least 1000 m, a flight time of at least 5 hours per single flight and gliding at least 50 km. Keep in mind gliders have no source of propulsion. We use thermals for lift and try to stay airborne as long as possible. It`s sort of.. aviation poetry.
I loved aviation ever since i was a kid, and i`m planning to get a career in this domain (aviation engineer). Let`s hope i`ll make it.
Also, i am a WW2 enthusiast and militaria collector, and i wanted to take up reenactment but i don`t want to cut my hair, lol!

NIce and very impressive. Good luck with your badge!
 

resohead

Silver Member
I like swimming. But by default I've become a peer counselor to others with mental illness and people that grew up in abusive and neglectful households.

I've flown a few times but soon found out that the FAA wasn't thrilled about bipolar pilots buzzing subdivisions. Wonder why? : )

ps..Flying is so much fun. The first time I lifted off the ground was a major rush. I'm sure gliding is even more fun as messerschmidtt will attest.
 

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Messerschmitt

Senior Member
NIce and very impressive. Good luck with your badge!
Thanks! Nice motorcycle you got in there! I`ve always liked the look of bikes (althrough i`m into classic bikes) but for some particular reason i`m afraid to ride one. I will make it one day, but I don`t trust myself, so... lol
I've flown a few times but soon found out that the FAA wasn't thrilled about bipolar pilots buzzing subdivisions. Wonder why? : )

ps..Flying is so much fun. The first time I lifted off the ground was a major rush. I'm sure gliding is even more fun as messerschmidtt will attest.
Nice to see i`m not the only pilot around. I`m sorry for your inability to fly anymore.
Ha, i remember my first lift, it was like a whole-body orgasm. So many new sensations and things to see and feel...
Gliding is indeed fun as hell. I think flying a powered aircraft would take away all the beauty of the simplicity of gliding ( i don`t really like the term of soaring). Technology, as in all aspects of life , ruin it, somehow. They open up more possibilities and break down pleasures.
Now everyone is navigating with fancy GPS`s and have audio variometers... where`s the fun of navigating with a map,getting lost, misjudging? We`re using our minds to create technology then get addicted to it and forget where we came from and how life was with before it...
 

resohead

Silver Member
Ha, i remember my first lift, it was like a whole-body orgasm.
Yeah! I thought landing would freak me out but it had my full concentration but you don't know the exact point you will lift off. I go to airliners.net a lot. Plane porn..it's so cool.

I grew up in a county of about 10,000 people but they had a very active gliders club. When we were little we would see someone pulling those long trailers and go, coooll.

People hang out at the airport in hopes they can go up with private pilots. Maybe I can call the flight school and ask some questions. Gliding above the earth in silence appeals to me. I took a hot air balloon ride once and I was in Disneyland. Unfortunately, one of the girls on board could not disguise her absolute, sheer panic. We floated over the Texas Capitol, UT football stadium, the Frank Erwin Center(coliseum for concerts etc) and I35.
I35 freaked me out some..morning rush hour.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Building models .... and collecting/customizing action figures. Scales I work with, 1/87, 1/48, 1/35, 1/20, 1/12, 1/6. Currently, I'm member to 3 different forums dealing with these.​
..... and then, the big toys. 1/1 scale. They ain't cheap, but they sure are fun. My Katana, and my Iltis.​
 

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dmacc_2

Well-known member
My daughter and my wife are my passions.

Used to hike some of the National Parks before our daughter was born. Someday when she's able to do it with us, we'll be back at it hopefully.
 

MaryO

Platinum Member
Thanks! Nice motorcycle you got in there! I`ve always liked the look of bikes (althrough i`m into classic bikes) but for some particular reason i`m afraid to ride one. I will make it one day, but I don`t trust myself, so... lol.
I love the classics too but I don't have the mechanical inclination needed to work on them, hence I got me a shiny new one :)

The BF has a Honda 1972 CB 750 and a Honda 1976 CB 500, both cafe'd out...real beauties and he does quality restoration. My dad owned Indians and my brother now has the 1940 suicide shift Scout, completey restored - gorgeous! He also has 7, yes 7!, 1949 Indian Arrows that he races on vintage flat-track days. Beautiful pieces of machinery. Take a look at these :)
 

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larryz

Platinum Member
Intereesting responses everyone. OK, so before the bikers take over this discussion here's my short list -

Running - been doing long distance runs daily and races for over 20 years. Endorphins are addicting to say the least. Like a kid playing outdoors.... Politics. First Green ever to run for state office in PA. My 2 minutes of fame. Nutrition and self-responsibility.

#1 is my lovely daughter. Sweetest thing ever.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
...... that bike is beyond words. I love clean lines and lack of clutter.
Hans A. Muth (Target Design) styled that bike, and it appeared in the Cologne bike expo in 1980. No one thought it would be in production two years later. My Kat's a 1982 1000cc. http://www.katanacentral.co.uk/themodels/gsx1100s/background.asp While the rest of the world got 1100's, the US model was 1 liter, so it could be campaigned for Super Bike racing. Yeah, I love it.​
 
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