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Do you have a hobby? If so, let us know.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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When I'm not working on projects like finishing my basement, I reload my own ammo, build models of Tanks (yeah, I know, a sailor who likes tanks...) and do Model Railroading (HO).

I've been told these all cater to my god complex.
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Hobbys, hobbys, How can a guy have hobbies when I spend all my time at the doctors, but that said, I enjoy going to our local range and fire anyone of my "toy" collection". I have a couple that I need to start the breakin on.


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My hobby is working outside on my front/backyards. I enjoy maintains a woods type appearance in the city. It's a lot of work, but fun.

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hobbies,

well i scuba dive ( retired instructor)  and i repair computers and do data recovery from dead systems... 
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Scuba diving! Are you thinking about going to visit Tarawa island in 2017, if we go?
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i would love too,  would depend on the dates  of the trip and cost..   im planning on vegas, will see how much else i can afford.
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You are missing the key reason for the reunion in '16 and the Tarawa trip in '17. While you are at your "free" time at the reunion, you can win enough to fund the Tarawa trip the following year.
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i would love too,  would depend on the dates  of the trip and cost..   im planning on vegas, will see how much else i can afford.

Yep, I understand. I hope the trip it's not too cost prohibitive. I would really like to do that, too. We will see. I'll put the information up on the thread in the forum later in 2015.
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You are missing the key reason for the reunion in '16 and the Tarawa trip in '17. While you are at your "free" time at the reunion, you can win enough to fund the Tarawa trip the following year.

To be honest with you, I have not won a lot of jackpots! It would be nice if some of the attendees could win some handsome jackpots.
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You are missing the key reason for the reunion in '16 and the Tarawa trip in '17. While you are at your "free" time at the reunion, you can win enough to fund the Tarawa trip the following year.


The problem with this logic is that if you win enough to pay for the trip to Tarawa, you'll end up paying more in taxes and then you won't have enough to go to Tarawa.

So then you try to win more, and either you lose all that you made (and no, you won't get any money paid to the IRS back) or you win and pay more taxes and still need more, so...
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keith,

i grew up in reno, 22 years,  worked at circus circus, gold dust,  and  gambling is not something we did as locals.. most of us stayed as far away from downtown as we could.  my brother in law has been in vegas forever, some of you might have seen him a few years ago as "stitch the pirate" at the pirate show at TI. 

as much as i would love to win , odds re usually against me.   my father in law usually does pretty well,  over a long period of time and many trips each year...   

i think i will save and make my money the old fashion way,  and hope i have enough for the trip...   i drove past all of you at the last reunion atleast twice.  

long story short,  i will make it to the reunion,,,  then hopefully make the trip to tarawa.

 
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I hear ya Kieth.  I was stationed at NAS Fallon for 3 years.  I stopped gambling after just over a year there.

I may spend $5 or $10 on slots when I visit Las Vegas.  We go for the shows.
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When I'm not working on projects like finishing my basement, I reload my own ammo, build models of Tanks (yeah, I know, a sailor who likes tanks...) and do Model Railroading (HO).

I've been told these all cater to my god complex.


Well, the basement is about 80% done.

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Most of the above are older pics. The bar sink pic is just a couple of days old. Just a note about that counter top and sink, total cost for that is less than $50.

Here is one from this morning after the wife and I did some cleanup and arranged furniture last night.

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Nice basement is this your man cave?
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There are times I hate my IPhone.  The pics were uploaded from it and look fine from it, but, now from my PC, they are all upside down.[confused]

This is my basement project that I've been working on since September.  131 work days so far.

During past winters, I've been less active and gained a few pounds.  This project has kept me busy and as a result, I actually lost 11 pounds.
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thats looking good. had to stand on my ead to see them , haaahahaha....  glad to see there are still guys who like to take on handy man projects... i do decks fences and rough ins....  cat5 , I.T stuff.... never got a good handle on the fine details of carpentry.
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About a year ago I picked up Bass Fishing. Excellent way to decompress from work and life stress. Otherwise I am at the range. Both seem to be a bottomless pit I keep throwing my money at... But can't stop myself.
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I've done every thing for this.  Framing, Electrical, Cable, Plumbing, Drywall, Tape and Mud, Texture, Paint, Tile and even built the cabinets.

In the past, I would have run CAT 5 too, but, all we have are cell phones and a WIFI network, so why run CAT 5.

I built the deck summer before last, so after this is done, all I'll have to do is paint walls.
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At what point does a pass time become a hobby? I am a workaholic as I have been told by a few. I want desperately to develop a hobby. That is on my to do list.,,
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I have started gardening as a hobby and am in a battle to the death with a pine tree and a walnut tree and they seem to be winning at this point. I will post some pictures. this is trying square foot gardening but went back to old style. 065.JPG 
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I like wood working. Right now I like both bath rooms having new floors down and tile donwn.
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I have started gardening as a hobby and am in a battle to the death with a pine tree and a walnut tree and they seem to be winning at this point. I will post some pictures. this is trying square foot gardening but went back to old style. 065.JPG 

I enjoy taming our backyard. We cut down over 40 trees. Over the years, I have remove tree stumps by using a handpick. It was pure mud in the back yard, because it was a heavily dense shaded area. I used a handpick and removed most of the tree stumps. We brought in a tree stump grinder, and they removed the stumps of the larger trees. It has taken us years to plant grass in the muddy backyard. Yesterday, I had a professional mow the grass in the backyard. Hurray, we have grass. We built a 33 foot arched bridge that goes over a 12 foot ravine. Our backyard is finally getting there.

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Nice!
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This is my hobby.................

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This used to be my hobby for many, many years until all the surgeries on my feet.

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WOW! Look at your drum set! You are Buddy Rich!
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Not quite. Now we can pull the vehicles into the garage.................
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John, can you make a quality video of you playing a drum song, put it on a CD, and send it to me? I would like to place it on my media server on the Internet in 1080p HD. Also, for fun, start the camera rolling with you looking at the camera for 5 seconds, then do a "da, dat, dunnnn, with a rim shot. Then look at the camera again for about 5 seconds. I think that would be a great reply to some of the comments made here. Hee hee. If you want, email me a test video first. I'll put it on my server, and you can see what I'm talking about. Then we can do the CD if the video is too compressed.
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John, can you make a quality video of you playing a drum song, put it on a CD, and send it to me? I would like to place it on my media server on the Internet in 1080p HD. Also, for fun, start the camera rolling with you looking at the camera for 5 seconds, then do a "da, dat, dunnnn, with a rim shot. Then look at the camera again for about 5 seconds. I think that would be a great reply to some of the comments made here. Hee hee. If you want, email me a test video first. I'll put it on my server, and you can see what I'm talking about. Then we can do the CD if the video is too compressed.


"This used to be my hobby for many, many years until all the surgeries on my feet."
I had to sell them a little over a year to 2 years ago. I would have if I still had them. I have videos archived in a folder though. I'll have to find one for you, but I doubt you'll like "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden.............Lol! \,,/ ( > _ < ) \,,/
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I do have a hobby.  I've always loved cooking, so a handful of years ago, I went to a local college and completed a Culinary Arts program.  I completed all of the courses for an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts, with the exception of a freakin' Physical Education class.  Since I was prior Military, I was waved for all but 1 class.  Unfortunately, all of the PE classes are..............  wait for it............  during the day.  And I work during the day.  Sucks, huh?  Anyway, my specialty is Cheesecakes.  My Chef-Instructor asked me if I was going to go down the Pastry path or the Culinary path.  Of course, I went Culinary because other than cheesecakes, I can't bake breads worth a crap. I cook all popular cuisines and with the latest ingredients.  I also smoke some mean pork and beef brisket.  And I make all the sides that go with a good BBQ.  Y'alls need to try my brand of BBQ sometime!  
 
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Steve, you did not retire Navy? What job do you have? If I'm too nosy, don't answer, ha. 
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Ok, it's been a while since my last basement post. Final inspection passed and now I'm just working on trim stuff. Here are the cabinet doors I built last week and hung today for a fit. lowerbar.jpg  upper bar.jpg  wine room.jpg
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Nice work looks great
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did you use a liquid glass on the top of that?
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Very nice! That's a real talent. Wish I had that ability.
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Its a two part epoxy.  You mix equal parts and pour.  The package said I had 30 min of work time, but, mine was still fluid until the next morning.  I had to assist it into the corners and along the edges.  Down side is that it will find ANY gap and start down it.  And if you don't mix it well, you wind up with sticky spots.  I used this as a training pour, the big test will be the bar top.  I plan to embed coins and bills I brought back from my deployments.  Hopefully in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
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Steve, you did not retire Navy? What job do you have? If I'm too nosy, don't answer, ha. 


Yes, I retired after 20 years.  I went to work for the Navy at Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego while I was on Terminal Leave back in 1998.  I've been there ever since.  My current job has me in charge of all Shore-based C4ISR installations in the entire Pacific Region.  I have Regional Managers that report installation status to me on a daily basis.  Right now, there are about 450 installations going on the just the Pacific Region.

I did the culinary school thing at night after work. 
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Great job, Leo.
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