(Closed) Anyone have a strange/unexplainable hobby?

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

That is pretty awesome how your passion turned out to be something greater!

For me, it’s testing recipes and hope they work. But then, I keep a food blog. It probably annoys people to death for taking endless pictures of food. πŸ˜›  However, I do enjoy inviting friends over to cook or bake together. We get to learn a lot from each other.

That.. is usually the hobby I tell people though.

I usually keep any music-related hobbies on the hush side. I get to meet a lot of really cool local musicians, mostly through my SO. So, what happens when you connect musicians and local artists? You get Art Jam: http://www.whatisartjam.ca/past-events/photo-catalyst-2011 (My Fiance and I are on there πŸ™‚ )

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@goingtotherooftopoflove:  I’ve been involved in the pageant industry since I would compete as a kid and then doing makeup/hair as an adult πŸ™‚ nice to see your enthusiasm!

My weird hobby/interest  is Bigfoot 😑

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I collect accordions! It all started when my grandmother gave me her old one for Christmas when I was about 12 and learned to play it by ear. My mum found an antique on in an op-shop which she bought for me. My other grandmother also played the accordion (I had had no idea!) and she gave me her piano accordion for Christmas a year or two later. Then a friend had a concertina he couldn’t play, so I got that one. Then I got another piano accordion from another family member, then found another in an antique shop!

I’ve got seven now, and the only reason I don’t have more is because I’ve started turning them down when people offer them to me!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I knit for fun but that’s not strange. Probably the strangest hobby I’ve developed is a love for Korean dramas. It started when I worked at a hotel and we could watch movies/tv shows but only with subtitles, this was before netflix and hulu added the closed captioning for English movies and I watched a Korean movie. I enjoyed it so much that I looked up other stuff the actor had been in and started watching TV shows he was in, before I knew it I was watching random Korean soap operas at work. I feel like it’s weird because I had a friend from middle school who eventually grew up to be obsessed with Kpop stars, ran blogs, forums, flew to Korea to try and meet them etc and it always weirded me out. I just like the tv shows, it doesn’t seep into my every day life and pretty much none of my friends know about it…other than the fact that when something related to Korean culture pops up I might know more than the average person but I brush that off on the fact that I want to specialize in colonial history and have done some research into Japanese occupied Korea, although I think my thesis will be on French colonies in SE Asia/Africa.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@LadyElva:  That’s awesome! Antique instruments rule though, especially if they’re well made.

I have a few too many keyboards myself. (1 mini Korg synth, two 88-keys, a Fun Machine organ from the 70s, a 60-something key Roland… and a 120 year old oak baby grand acoustic piano) Oh, a melodion counts too, I guess. :S

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Entering competitions!

I have won a trip to Canada, a trip to LA to go to Wango Tango, Money, Vouchers.. lots of little bits and pieces.

It is so fun never knowing if your phone is going to ring and find out you have won a massive prize!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Almost everyone I know thinks my level of interest in horror movies is a bit mental. πŸ˜€ Campy, psychological, gory, disturbing, animated, etc. I love them all (esp. ZOMBIES!). I prefer to watch them 1) in the dark, 2) by myself, and 3) preferably without knowing anything about the film.

Um…I even went so far as to plan out my family’s and friends’ safety plans just in case there was a 2012 zombie apocalypse. Now, if you ask the six-year-old daughter of our family friend how to kill a zombie*, she will answer: “Kill ‘im in the head! Two times to make sure, and then run so the rest don’t bite you!” 

*She already knew what zombies were. I just helped her learn how to escape. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I collect and show model horses. (like Breyer Horses, but also custom sculpted and hand painted Artist Resin horses as well) I used to be a lot more into it when I was younger, going to shows, BreyerFest, etc. but I’ve still got a pretty large “herd” and I try to make it to a show or two every year if I can. It’s more about the art of it and realism than it is about “playing with plastic ponies.” Details and quality of the paint job, correctness of the sculpture, etc. You could probably compare a model horse show to a model car show pretty well.

Fiance originally thought I was a bit crazy, lol… But, he came to one of the shows a few years ago and he’s kind of been hooked ever since (okay, maybe not “hooked,”- more like, he accepts and shows a little interest in it. lol) He even has a few model horses of his own that he shows. But normally, he just sleeps underneath my show table… lol =p

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a lot of embarrassingly juvenile hobbies. One of the latest ones I picked up was playing Nancy Drew Games and then recreating the characters’ outfits on polyvore. It’s a fun challenge to try to find matching pieces and it satisfies my inner child’s need to play dress up as well as a need to be creative. Also, I get ot pretend I’m a beloved, teen detective lol. And I get to play video games, which I love.

 

 I would die if I admitted that to people in public.

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I “hunt” missing people.  I search missing people web sites, Charley Project and NCMEC are my favorites.  I LOVE when msising people turn up- like the 3 girls in Cleveland or the lady who had walked out on her life that was found in Florida recently.  My friends and family think I am nutty.  But if you ahd a missing loved one- you would want someone to be at least looking at their pictures and keeping an eye out for them- right?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@harleyq:  OMG like the PC games???

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@dannielle89:  Where do you enter these competitions?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@honie309:  Yep. My dad bought them for me when they first started coming out way back in 2000 or whenever, because we both like adventure games, and I’ve bought and played every Nancy Drew game since.

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