A Conversation for LIL'S ATELIER

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Post 1321

Mrs Zen

>> Does anyone else develop tooth ache in just about every tooth on different days in the run up to an appointment?

Oh yuss!

Hobbies? Use to garden, used to do life drawing, used to have singing lessons. I do spend time writing poetry, of course, but don't regard it as a hobby. I spend fa-a-a-a-ar too much time online. Hobbies really are socialising with close friends. Reading (though I agree with Lil that that one is an addiction). Website design. Listening to music. Trying to get work. smiley - laugh

Talking of which I have just had to do an on-line questionnaire / personality test with 100+ questions as part of the selection process for a permanent job! smiley - yikes It was one of those select the "least like" and select the "most like". Yukkk.

There were several groups of four that I could barely split apart:

I believe in wide consultation
I spend time helping others
I favour well proven methods
I see jobs through to the end

I wanted to say "all of the above". smiley - grr

One of my problems is that the wording is so biased. If you select "least like" for "I am modest about my achievements" you sound like a blow-hard. But - hell dammit - I am *proud* of what I have achieved.

Who wants to say "I vary my behaviour according to the people around me"? Makes you sound shallow and two faced, right? But who wouldn't want to say "I am sensitive to cultural and corporate climate?"

Anyway, it's done now. We will have to see if they want touchy feely arrogant number-phobes.



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Post 1322

kelli - ran 2 miles a day for 2012, aiming for the same for 2013

I don't have time for hobbies! By the time I have finished with w*rk, been to the gym and made dinner it is usually quite late. I don't have the energy to do much more than watch tv (does snuggling count as a hobby? The hour or so we watch a night is really snuggling on the sofa time) or read. Weekends are spent working on the house or garden or wedding planning stuff, and trying to see friends and family. After that lot there just isn't time for a hobby smiley - sadface

Ben, I hate those type of questionnaires too, but I suppose those groups where you want to answer 'all of the above' have the individual qualities tested in many different sets of questions - you can only hope that you choose the right balance of answers.

smiley - puffk

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Post 1323

Titania (gone for lunch)

GDZ, you joined on the same day that you made your first posting, October 25th 1999:
(this link only works today Thursday - tomorrow you'll have to put in time units=1804 and so on)

Hobbies? Books (or, as Lil said, is that an addiction rather than a hobby?), PC games, all sorts of music (both listening and playing myself), Flamenco dancing, learning all sorts of useful stuff that I need to develop my website.

Ben, I've found that those tests with 'least like' and 'most like' tend to be fairly accurate...

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Post 1324


I used to use the reference section of my local library a lot. Especially when I was at school and needed to look things up (this is in the days before the internet of course smiley - winkeye). When I was unemployed a while back I again took up going to the library. It was great as they took the papers and various periodicals. I was also able to look up all sorts of stuff they had in encyclopedias and other reference books they have. Then there was all the stuff in the non-fiction section of the lending library.
Hobbies, well there is the photography, I used to be into canoeing and would like to get back into scuba diving and climbing again. Then there is the astronomy and kite flying. All sorts of stuff. I even keep thinking about doing something like an OU course or two.

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Post 1325

Santragenius V

[SG V - smiley - puff with backlog]

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Post 1326


I don't have hobbies so much as fads. My current fad is for computer games but it could easily turn in to reading, or DIY, or conventioneering or something. I would like to have a tinkering/building/modelling hobby at some point, but I would need a shed or some such for space which I don't at the mo'.

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Post 1327


I confess I have completely lost track of the conversations in this conversation.

Were we talking about hobbies? If so mine are knitting, crochet, reading, writing, haranguing, ranting, visiting museums and drinking tea.

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Post 1328


Are we allowed Haranging?

Then I shall have knitting, crochet, reading, Sewing, haranguing, ranting, computering and drinking tea

Nearly but not quite the same as Agapanthus smiley - smiley

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Post 1329


*Waves happily at Toccata*

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Post 1330

dElaphant (and Zeppo his dog (and Gummo, Zeppos dog)) - Left my apostrophes at the BBC

I scored 65 on the historical career quiz.

Does throwing tennis balls count as a hobby? smiley - tennisballsmiley - dog I'm constantly doing that.

My hobbies including reading (of course), light computer programming (html, css, scripting languages of which I seem to learn a new one every 2-3 years, but then never use for anything useful), photography, music, beer (hey! if tea can be a hobby!), gardening, bread baking, Supreme Court watching, and Apple Computer watching. The last one is sort of like baseball, with Apple being "my team", so that means Microsoft bashing is a big part of it. I mostly touch on things lightly now and then, nothing is a devoted hobby.

I also seem to make a hobby of running late for work. And I do that one devotedly. smiley - run
smiley - dog

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Post 1331


If I'm going to be spoken to by the President I suppose I'd better tidy my office. smiley - erm

Hobbies - who has time? Gardening, sketching with charcoal and pastels, cross stitch, reading, ranting, haranguing, crafts.

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Post 1332

logicus tracticus philosophicus

Microsoft bashing, Zeppo how could you, that why your comp keeps breaking down if you bash it
-Much prefer bisjop bashing,smiley - snowballsmiley - sorry

Meant to say to B its nice to have paid invoices to organise, shows you had money comeing insmiley - silly
Does trying to decipher O.H,M.S or D.H.S.S letters count as studying lanquage or puzzles ?
or is that a pasttime which is a better name for my hobbies past!smiley - winkeye

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Post 1333

dElaphant (and Zeppo his dog (and Gummo, Zeppos dog)) - Left my apostrophes at the BBC

The floppy disks that Windows 95 came on do make wonderful chew toys.
smiley - dog

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Post 1334

Mrs Zen

>> shows you had money comeing in

That's true smiley - ok

All gone now smiley - wah

>> -Much prefer bisjop bashing

So did my father - he even delegated the task to me as a dying wish! A2938287

I suspect that you and he would have got on rather well, ltp, once you had both got over the initial shock of the other. smiley - smiley

I miss that man very much sometimes.

smiley - rose

*feeling maudlin*

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Post 1335

Good Doctor Zomnker (This must be Tuesday," said GDZ to himself, sinking low over his Dr. Pepper, "I never could get the hang of Tuesdays.")

Thanks Ti!

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Post 1336


Speaking as a cook (and I know Hypatia and MR--and I'm sure some others--will be interested too), I'd like to hear more about your forays into bread baking, d'E. I've never attempted it from scratch, other than quick breads of course (my favorite is cornbread), and someday I would like to start making my own sourdough. I love sourdough.

The question I hate the most in a job interview is "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" I'd rather take a psychological test to measure my loyalty to the company than answer a cr*p question like that.

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Post 1337


Ooh god yes! I'm rather pleased that job interviews for our matching scheme have been abolished. I just couldn't think of a weakness I'd want to tell my empolyer about, so you always come up with that cr*p phrase 'well I sometimes have trouble switching off..'.

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Post 1338

marvthegrate LtG KEA


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Post 1339

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

I've always wondered about that question.

Okay, I've finally figured out one hobby that I actually don't do for a living (reading, beer, ranting, haranguing, and writing all having to do with my career as a bartender/grad student)...baking. Although I can't say that I get to do it very often. But I love to bake things. Cakes, pies (although my pies are nowhere near as good as FG's) and other sweets, but especially cakes and bread. I love to make a really nice crunchy outside-soft inside loaf of french bread.

Haven't been doing much of that on Atkins, though.

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Post 1340

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Clean cups! Clean cups! F38024?thread=494518

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