While visiting my brother, he rounded up all his old painted minis and let me borrow the box of them to share on the blog.
From Left to Right: [EDIT: Assassin 01-013], Anti-Paladin 03-034, Wizard from “Wizard’s Room 98-041”
Well the one on the far left is doing such a good job of playing peekaboo, that I couldn’t even find his name! I looked for awhile and no luck. The one in the middle, suffers a bit from gigantism and the one on the far right, needed to take his calcium pills
Tangent – Hobbies
It’s nearing the end of Summer (though this week will be warm still), which means the end of gardening. Personally that makes me happy, as I don’t have to spend as much time mowing, weeding, etc. Things I generally do not enjoy.
However, it means the opposite for my Father-in-Law, whose sole hobby is gardening. How one can only have one hobby in life baffles me, and to see him mope around as the season draws to an end, baffles me even more.
For myself, I find there is not enough hours in the day to do all the things I would like. Being a parent, it’s sometimes a lack of energy to accomplish those things, but the inclination is still there.
It’s not just my Father-in-Law though, I’ve met many other people who just have a single hobby. I had a good friend in college who would frequently call me up and complain “I’m bored!”. Which was like a loud alarm going off in my brain “You really can’t think of anything to do?!?!”. Mind numbing.
Where am I going with this tangent? Not really sure. But I guess I’m wondering if people have ran into this and what other sorts of hobbies people might have outside of painting minis?
Here’s a list of some of mine:
Miniature painting. Yep, we know. I have a decent amount of unpainted plastic that I would like to get taken care of someday. Current progress has still been a bit slow.
Computer games. My list of unplayed Steam games is quite long. There are some games that I started and would like to finish. Some I’ve heard good things about that I haven’t tried. Others that I have always been dying to play. I guess the same goes for some of the console games.
Music Instruments. I’ve tried to learn guitar, and almost got to the beginner level. Would love to learn a couple songs to play, and then I could sing poorly with the toddler. Drums. Would love to learn drums too. Electric Bass Guitar. Another instrument I’ve always really liked.
Running. I enjoyed running marathons when I was in better shape and had more time.
Martial Arts. Ditto as above.
Reading. So few books, so little time.
Boardgames. So many boardgames to play, and I have a decent collection. Sort of related, would be role-playing games. Those can keep you really busy too, but requires a group of the right people to play with, which can be tricky.
Drawing/Painting. Drawing has been fun. Painting is okay, but feel like I’m better at mini painting. Digital art I find pretty fun to do too.
Movies. I’m a movie buff, and have a ton of movies I’d still like to see. Lots of TV shows too.
Programming. I do it for a living, but after I retire, I imagine I would still keep dabbling and probably write programs for myself.
Travel. It’s not as high on my list, but experiencing new cultures, food, and ancient history, is pretty intriguing to me.
Baking/Cooking. Another fun thing, when I have the time to do it.
Woodworking. Probably require more investment in tools, but it is something pretty fun to do. I once constructed an arcade cabinet and made my own arcade machine. Would love to recreate that project again someday.