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post #31 of 50
For 35 years golf was my passion. I was a single digit handicap for most almost 30 of those years and at times in my 20's I was near scratch. After several years of poor putting I gave it up last year and took up musky fishing. I enjoy that immensely, but doubt I can be the fanatic like some of the people with whom I've become acquainted.

My ten year old daughter wants to play and has a beautiful natural swing. The club where I was a member for five years also looks pretty nice when I drive by. I get the feeling golf will make a come back.

I love books. Rarely does a day go by that I don't read. I read various genres in streaks. Lately I've been reading some hard science fiction. I'm a huge fan of hard boiled detective fiction. History, science, it's all good.

I've a strong recommendation for anyone that reads. Recently I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. So powerful in its starkness and despair, yet so moving in its underlying hope that I'm not ashamed to say that it reduced me to tears. When my wife finished it she was sobbing.

Quite simply one of, if not, the, most powerful book I've ever read. McCarthy ranks with Faulkner, Styron, Chandler, Hemingway, Bellow, Roth, Banks, Ford, or any other American author heavyweight IMHO. I went to college for almost seven years :D and racked up enough English credits for two separate English undergrad degrees by the time I graduated. I have read A LOT of books.

If you like to read fiction, read The Road.

Kevin
post #32 of 50
Motorcycles (supermoto and sportbike riding/stunting), philosophy and psychology, fishing/hiking/camping, moderately excessive drinking (when I don't have work the next day of course), playing drums (although I had to sell my last set), and also home renovation (though I don't have a home right now).
post #33 of 50
Computers and PC Games - I originally was training into computer hardware but ditched it for the kitchen life. More of a hobby now, assembling and trouble shooting hardware and sometimes software issues. Always thinking up a build for a dream gaming machine to get those extra FPS on high detail and resolution.

Movies - as much as I love watching those blockbuster and hollywood movies, I also love those small name and sometimes foreign treasures that you just don't see at you're local Blockbuster video rental. I'm really into anime, especially the Japanese language...I'm facinated by things Japanese, especially their feudal period. Ditto on Audition and Suicide Club for Japanese Horror!

Photography - I'm a shutterbug and I found that out 9 years ago when I got my first digital camera and have since upgraded to a DSLR. I've surpirsed, even some professionals I've met with the pictures I've taken, some samples can be found on my facebook. |Linky Caribbean Cruise|| Linky Las Vegas |

Travel - still young so I still wanna try to see as much of the world as I possibly can. I've mostly ventured around the caribbean on cruises, hit Vegas, pre-Katrina N'Orleans, Hawaii, Florida, New York, Michigan. I intend to do all of Europe, but maybe not all at once. Test out what little Japanese I learned, in Japan. Once I've at least seen all that, then I'll do some internal travelling within Canada, I've only hit Ontario's cottage country and Quebec City.
post #34 of 50
My main interest outside of food is keeping fit..go to the gym as much as possible... 4 to 5 days a week..I have realized in the last couple of years that I am suffering from wanderlust..so travel is also quickly becoming somewhat of a passion for me.
post #35 of 50
Camping anyone? :D

post #36 of 50
Kuan, your little guy is getting so big! Looks like you're having fun. :bounce:
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post #37 of 50
Musky
Yes, golf is definitely restaurant biz friendly, especially if you work evenings. I suck at it a lot more than you did when you were still playing. My best round ever was a 92, and as apthetic as that is, I shot a 37 on the front before the wheels came off the bus.
I was ready to join the Nike Tour at the turn.

Regarding books, I'm going to have to read that one, although these days I pretty much only read food related books.

Right now, I'm finishing up SALT, next is OYSTER.
In the last year I've read The Secret Life of Lobsters, The Lobster Coast, The Complete Book of Pork and COD.

From a fiction standpoint, there are 3 novels that changed my life;
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet and The FountainHead by Ayn Rand

Cat Man
post #38 of 50
Ayn Rand's power peaks for readers in just as you become an adult. By the mid to late 20s she starts to show her gaps. Still important books, but you can see the shaky craftsmanship more clearly with age.

I've always thought this satirical spoof of a "Randian Marriage" held too much truth about Rand's characters, world views and so on:
post #39 of 50
LOL Phatch.
I was never a big Ayn Rand fan in general. In fact, I thought Atlas Shrugged was a bunch of hogwash, but the underlying premise of The FountainHead, and particularly the determination and selfish (relatively) vision of Frank Loyd Wright inspired me to no end.

Like the antagonist in FH, I still follow my own principles and vision every single day, and I refuse to conform to others views on things if I choose to disagree. That would include politics, science, and many social components

Cat Man
post #40 of 50
Kuan,
find any snakes or shrooms?
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post #41 of 50
Outside of cooking? I travel. Singapore is a favorite spot. Salt water fishing. My favorite fishing hole is south of Desitn, Florida. And kilts! Once a man starts wearing one he doesn't go back :)
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post #42 of 50
Ah.. hah hah! :D :D
post #43 of 50
wool kilts in Memphis? it's hot in the summer and windy in the fall......curious imaginations from one who wore skirts in Memphis years ago.
Um and it is in the south.
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post #44 of 50
Music, music, and more music (hence, my screename)! I can't get enough:talk:. I like tons of different stuff. I have pretty ecclectic taste (I'm 22). I like everything from The Beatles to The Who to AC/DC to Nirvana to The Clash to Led Zep. and new stuff too, like Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys. The list goes on and on :smiles:. I'm really into learning about insturments (what kinds people play and the technical side of it), muscians (I love learning about how different people sound different and how some are exceptional at what they do. Like, Neil Pert and Keith Moon are exceptional drummers but both sound different on record and even though they are all amazing bass players there are different sounds to Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, and John Entwistle's playing), the story behind various bands, songs (what the song is actually about, like a concept or theme), and albums. I love it all! Concerts are great, too. Looking forward to The Police and Genesis this summer and Fall and last year was fantastic with The Who (The Pretenders opened, which was exceptional), U2, Bon Jovi, and Coldplay (Richard Ashcroft opened and was fantastic). Can't wait for McCartney to tour in support of the new album, too.
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post #45 of 50
[QUOTE=Can't wait for McCartney to tour in support of the new album, too.[/QUOTE]

Wouldn't that be "Sir McCartney"?? :)

Deltadocroger, blues man, who plays a 1935 National Duolian 14-fret using an open A tuning (most of the time) and a custom made 440 SS heat treated slide! If only I could listen to myself play, but the loud sounds overload my hearing aid! :)

Trying to be happy in a miserable world!

These are the things that interest me outside of food.

doc
post #46 of 50
Hey all, let's not forget The Tragically Hip
post #47 of 50
Music and especially R.E.M. I am a very big fan of this band.
post #48 of 50
Mott the hoople and the game of life...yeah, yeah,yeah ya
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post #50 of 50
I love "The Hip"....how about Blue Rodeo?
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