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post #31 of 46

Eating seems to be the only addiction I have.

post #32 of 46

Danger.

Adventure.

Girls gone wild!

Plus I LOVE the smell of Napalm in the morning.

Well, maybe robust coffee.

Cooking of course.

Trap shooting, (no skeet yet)  rifles, handgun shooting, and reload ammo also.

Don't hunt anymore, just shoot.

Flying, when $$$$$$ and time permits.

Same with Boating, 4x4ing, when I can.

Weird stuff...hypnosis I guess.

And amateur magic.

And of course we ALL know that good cooking is a magic in itself. :chef:

post #33 of 46

It's funny how this addiction thread is intimately intertwined with our hobbies. It's also nice to see how many shooters and re-loaders there are here. It makes sense though, some people just prefer to roll their own. 

post #34 of 46
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Reading- I'm a big reader, but I'm a picky reader. I will not read "trash novels" Once I year I read my two favorite books. "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. Yes I know I am a nerd and I am proud of it!! 

 

"Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we'd pick up." Obama. That one cut a little for me too.

 

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PRAISE. and coffee. 

 

I hear that, all about the moment when someone realizes the lengths you've gone to.

 

Also coffee, redbull, cigarettes, pot, guns, knives, vodka, lidocaine patches.

post #35 of 46
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Also coffee, redbull, cigarettes, pot, guns, knives, vodka, lidocaine patches.

:lol:  Don't forget beer :beer:

post #36 of 46

Cigarettes, red bull/coffee, buying cookbooks, NFL, eating food(on my days off of course), working/adrenaline. That's it, really.

 

I'm lucky to have quit the drugs/drinking early in my career(4 years ago at 25) which unsurprisingly, is when my "career" really began.

post #37 of 46
Snowmobiling, cigs, beer. Really good beer.
post #38 of 46
I agree. Was spending a lot of my time and money on cocaine when I was younger. Havnt touched the stuff in over 3 years. Can't give up the beer though. Nothing like a couple cold ones after a long shift or during a game. Also agree with the red bull, kind of my new cocaine.
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Cigarettes, red bull/coffee, buying cookbooks, NFL, eating food(on my days off of course), working/adrenaline. That's it, really.

I'm lucky to have quit the drugs/drinking early in my career(4 years ago at 25) which unsurprisingly, is when my "career" really began.
post #39 of 46

Coffee, craft beer, travel, and cook books. O god I spent too much money on all of these things in 13'.

post #40 of 46
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It's funny how this addiction thread is intimately intertwined with our hobbies.

 

Haha, I was just waiting for someone to say that! :lol:

post #41 of 46
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I'm not sure how close they are to "addictions" but I have a few:

 

1.  Guns- A pretty good percentage of my money goes to guns, especially handguns.  Shooting and reloading are major hobbies for me.

2.  Knives- I'm pretty much a blade addict.  Doesn't matter, kitchen knives or sporting knives, I have a ton of them.

3.  Sharpening- I have a few thousand bucks wrapped up in natural and synthetic stones, plus my machines (3 grinders).

4.  Audio- Right now I have maybe $12-13,000 sunk into my audio rig.  And about 1,000 discs (classical, some indie rock & old metal from my younger days- also a lot of jazz).

5.  Cooking- Despite cooking for a living I'm always futzing around with something at home.  I have a Blendtech blender, a Traeger, an electric smoker, a commercial chamber vac machine, two water ovens and a L'equip dehydrator.  I'm always working up something that might see the plate at work down the road.

6.  Reading- I'm a big reader, too.  I don't have a lot of time right at the moment but I'm a big book lover.  Philosophy is my big thing, and oddly also HP Lovecraft.

 

WTF, apart from the guns (can't really get them in germany, I have bows and airguns and slingshots though) you have exactly the same hobbies I have. Just way more extreme ...  especially the audio and the sharpening stuff ... :D
 

post #42 of 46

That's kind of ironic- I have four German-made HKs.  It's strange/sad that you can't get the superb firearms made in your own country.

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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post #43 of 46
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That's kind of ironic- I have four German-made HKs.  It's strange/sad that you can't get the superb firearms made in your own country.


That's what I was thinking. HK, Glock in Austria and Sig Sauer-Kraut

 

:bounce: I've waited a long time to use that one.

post #44 of 46

Weed Coke Beer Cigs Sex and occasionally caffeine the basic industry standards 

post #45 of 46

after winning a battle with cancer, surgery to remove a Tumor then 8 months of chemo, i had to reduce my addictions and watch what i put in to my Body in large amounts.  but in the high times it was what ever was around and popular at the time.  now only medical weed and and a bit of booze,  mostly Scotch and some beer.

post #46 of 46

After a quick browse of this thread I have not seen my personal favorite... SLEEP

 

I guess I also tinker with computers alot more than the average cook. I still think I am better with that then I am in a kitchen.

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