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Ctodd
post Dec 19 2007, 08:59 PM
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does anyone here consider themselves talented in other things, any other hobbies etc.?

I have spent much of my time juggling before picking up the guitar, and got pretty good at that, I also can solve a Rubiks cube in under 2 mins (not quite as fast as those guys on youtube tongue.gif )

oh yeah, and im pretty good at Halo on xbox (i'm not sure if that counts lol)

anyone else pour their freetime into hobbies other than guitar??


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:02 PM
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i play my xbox360 every now and again, and im pretty handy with computers.i used to do alot of photoshop before guitar.


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:06 PM
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Oh, other talents. I wish I had any, at least I'm hoping to be decent when it comes to the guitar in a few years, but then that will be my only talent.

Except, I kicked ass at F-Zero GX for gamecube back in the days, but that's the only thing I've ever been good at. So I'm not even good at video games laugh.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:10 PM
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My other hobby at the moment is the gym. I wish I could play guitar for the same amount of time I'm in the gym. I've made the commentment to be healthy so at the moment that's my main focus. I work out about 4-7 days a week - lifting weights usually 4-5 days out of the week and cardio 1-2 days.

I use to play a lot of video games (beat Halo 3 on Legendary), but not so much anymore. I have a PS3 that does nothing, but function as a DVD player. = /
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muntahunta
post Dec 19 2007, 09:18 PM
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oh yea, i used to do weights too, but they were in the shed and it got cold at winter so i dont anymore lol.
i like eating and drinking, im pretty good at that.


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:26 PM
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Im a world champion sleeper.. but i don't think it counts as a talant.. I can swim (used to race in highschool) and i .... can't do too much else smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:26 PM
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Well im into photography as you all know, people say i have a talent but im not sure i belive in talent since gmc ! laugh.gif

Im also very good with IT, i used to be an Engineer so I can build medium scale networks ! Im not talking a home router and a switch more like a medium sized business. I did my CCNA which runs out soon ! i wont be redoing it as im looking to be more creative in IT.


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:31 PM
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I use to do a lot of acting and visual arts performance, and was this close to making it a profession (some people still want to see me do that) but after a while I realized that it didn't make me very happy, and that I only did it because the applaus gave me some form of self validation.

Then I went into writing/spoken word performance. I got good at it, and then I started getting cocky and the quality of my work took a dive. When I realized this I got obsessed with putting out top quality pieces that I ended up not turning in anything a lot of the time due to excessive self editing. Back then, I felt like I had something to prove to the world instead of writing for the sake of writing. Some things never change.

These two things culminated into helping me with guitar actually. I'm comfortable with all the attention I get onstage (even when I mess up) and songwriting came to me a little easier than most I think. Despite all this, I'm still quite the lackluster guitar player wink.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:49 PM
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I used to spend all my time on swimming some years back (quit 2 years ago).
In my early teenage years I was #1 (from my age group in my country) at the freestyle sprint distances, and well-ranked at nearly every other swimmingstyle/distance..
Participated in many international competitions, but missed the European Youth Olympic Festival (the olympic games for youngsters) due to a foot injuri sad.gif

I had alot of great experiences, but eventually I got tired of all the time I had to spend doing physically tough training (up to 5 hours a day), I felt like I was missing out stuff in life and that made me quit.

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post Dec 19 2007, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Dec 19 2007, 02:59 PM) *
does anyone here consider themselves talented in other things, any other hobbies etc.?

I have spent much of my time juggling before picking up the guitar, and got pretty good at that, I also can solve a Rubiks cube in under 2 mins (not quite as fast as those guys on youtube tongue.gif )


Oh! my time on a rubiks cube was 55 seconds! it freaks people out at school tongue.gif I play Piano, guitar, bass clarinet, also a member of www.coasterdynamix.com.


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:57 PM
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I do Tai Kwon-do and MMA classes, but I'm thinking about quitting them.
I also play Xbox 360 a bit.


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:57 PM
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Oh! my time on a rubiks cube was 55 seconds! it freaks people out at school


AHH!

Im so jealous!


LEt me ask you a question...

What method do you use?

cuz i just use a heavily modified version of the method that comes with the cube (the little book that came mine at least)

I solve the first layer and work down...

do you do that or do you build out from a corner??


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:59 PM
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I'm well I have other hobbies... I don't know if those are talents, but no matters tongue.gif
I like writing, painting miniatures, playing football, and I love writing songs !!! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Dec 19 2007, 08:57 PM) *
I do Tai Kwon-do and MMA classes, but I'm thinking about quitting them.
I also play Xbox 360 a bit.


Ahh I did that for 5 years, I was really good and I won gold medals in tournaments. I had to give it up when i was 21 because i caught glandular fever ( Mono ) and i got pretty sick ! blink.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 10:06 PM
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Mono is horrible, i caught it for 3 months once, Anyway

Other talents i have are Drawing, its what i do to pass time when guitar is not available, I'm really good at figuring out puzzles and secrets in games, like in Silent Hill, Myst, Final Fantasy games, and RPG Games in general, im a huge RPG Fan. Im quite the computer geek, and i love to repair old guitars.
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post Dec 19 2007, 10:08 PM
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Im pretty good at Fishing, does that count?? tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 10:09 PM
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Of course it does wink.gif

Ironically, i work in a Fish Restaraunt and i despise fish! laugh.gif
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post Dec 19 2007, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 19 2007, 03:00 PM) *
Ahh I did that for 5 years, I was really good and I won gold medals in tournaments. I had to give it up when i was 21 because i caught glandular fever ( Mono ) and i got pretty sick ! blink.gif


That sucks sad.gif

I'm just thinking of giving them up because they, combined with work, take up so much time that it's hard to get enough guitar in.


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Digitech Distortion Factory
Jackson RR24 (Randy Rhoads)
Ibanez RG2550e
A ripoff brand acoustic guitar
and a Yamaha Classical guitar :)
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post Dec 19 2007, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 19 2007, 04:08 PM) *
Im pretty good at Fishing, does that count?? tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif



You like fishing Matt? I never knew rolleyes.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Dec 19 2007, 09:09 PM) *
That sucks sad.gif

I'm just thinking of giving them up because they, combined with work, take up so much time that it's hard to get enough guitar in.


yeah even today I dont have the energy levels I had before that, but im ok smile.gif I much prefer guitar now,but I did totally 100% love Martial Arts, I did kickboxing also ! (at the same time!!) smile.gif

QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 19 2007, 09:09 PM) *
You like fishing Matt? I never knew rolleyes.gif


Hey thats a good idea, I might go fishing ph34r.gif ph34r.gif ph34r.gif

Mr Uncreator, fish are our friends wink.gif laugh.gif


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