Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So I'm wondering...what else are people into? I mean, besides their work. And nutella/marmuck/vegemush.

So, for example, I'm a competitive swimmer. I started swimming at age 8. Swam through high school (was in the water at 6 AM through 8 AM and then 3:30-5:30 PM during Season in high school...talk about hell, we'd swim up to 10 miles a day). After high school, I swore I'd never touch water again, but by my senior year of college, I weighed 200 pounds and I'm only 5'8".

I looked in the mirror one day and said "geez, I'm fat." So there's a national program called Masters Swimming which is basically old farts like me who want to swim again. I got back in the water and in a year, I had dropped to 160 pounds.

I'm not the fastest guy out there, but I do swim in meets. I'm a good breastroker (no, not that way...well, that way, too, but that's not what I'm talking about ) and distance freestyler.

Swimming for me is therapy. It's meditation. I'm a total clod on land. I can't run due to a bad back, otherwise I'd be a triathlete. But getting back into swimming has given me so much. I'm so much healthier now. And besides, of all the drugs in the world, endorphin...the chemical your brain releases in the middle of exercise, is by far the best. You trip balls, you feel euphoric, you're on top of the world...and you're totally sober!

What do you guys do outside of fire that you're really passionate about?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:My passions beyond fire?
Passion



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SorchaTheFlaming


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Location: Calgary alberta Canada

Total posts: 235
Posted:i paint, draw, sew, play guitar badly..
sometimes i go to the pub for wings and beer.
i love horrible b-grade movies

thats me besides setting things on fire


Teach tolerance, not competition.
Send food, not bombs.

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arashi


arashi

Pooh-Bah
Location: austin,tx

Total posts: 2364
Posted:SCULPTURE making stuff with my hands that changes peope's perceptions of themselves.
LOVE romance, amor! the smell of the godess, the kiss of eyelashes, ah!!!
MUSIC making, hearing, feeling!
SPIRITUALITY fire, sex, meditation, eating, tarot, esoterica, native american church, buddha, tao, breathing, paying attention to life
HUMOR laugh, damn you!
PERFORMING another way to alter people's perception of themselves
DANCE till you drop down all sweaty n pantin n dizzy
DRAWING WRITING somehow these are similar for me
NATURE gots to love it, given my life to saving it


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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arashi


arashi

Pooh-Bah
Location: austin,tx

Total posts: 2364
Posted:oh yeah and also
BULLWHIPS
but those could go under meditation. no they get their own category. yup.


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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Fire By Riz tm


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Location: tampa fl usa

Total posts: 212
Posted:Re- inventing the wheel that one has kept me busy for years..making the better mouse trap I have been working on that one for about a year now insted of a bar that comes down and snaps thier little neck like a twig.. mine glues thier little paws to the trap then makes them listen to Garth Brooks and the best of Barry Manilow for 11 hrs until the glue wears off after an ordeal like that the mouse will never come back to your house...::laughs :::

For real there are passions other than fire ??? well I'll be damned...I did marry a passon once after the divorce i couldnt aford anything else but a pack of matchs .. and the rest has kind of gone downhill from there.

Oh yea and bullwhips I put them mixed in with foreplay categaory <evil smile>


I have been cursed with the imagination to envision it all

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:Athletics:I bike for long distances. (Well... long times around my town). Colorguard, that's a bunch of fun and I'm the only guy on the team. (Score! lol jk jk)

Art:Occasionaly I draw. But it's mostly just squiggles. I color line art. Mostly I like to look at Tribal art.

Music:I listen to alot. Techno mostly (DJ Tiesto and DJ Doboy rule) Want to get into drumming for drum cirlces, just don't know how to make a drum.

Misc. I write somewhat. Well, I like to. Never finished a story yet but I have alotta whacked up dreams that I'd want to write down. I'm active in the boy scouts. Next summer I'm working on the last requirement to be an Eagle scout.

Um. That's about it.
Kinudin


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Salinger


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Location: Southampton

Total posts: 382
Posted:mixing jungle, surfing, diving, travelling.

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

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Stella


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Location: Ontario

Total posts: 63
Posted:other passions? well firstly my friends, nothing beats hanging out with people whom i consider closer than family sometimes. Occasionaly we do absolutely nothing because there's no need to impress each other or any reason to find something more interesting than just being in each other's company. We're a bunch of crazies who like to do odd things like host potluck fancy-dress masquerades in our spare time. We're also working on a giant 3D alphabet.

After my friends, mostly anything art realted that can turn into a spiritual experience. Creation i mean. Includes music, drawing, painting, sewing, POI of course, writing and film (which i plan to study after high school)

thats mostly my entire life, my life is my passion


rocketfire_tothemoon@hotmail.com CARPE DIEM seize the day and you will never regret your actions

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Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
GOLD Member since Jan 2002

enthusiast
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Total posts: 249
Posted:yoga (every aspect included-spiritual, diet, physical, mental-the whole kit and kaboodle), rollerblading,
basketball,
swimming-I'm a sport junkie...in five minutes I'm going to start doing aikido...so excited...umm let's see what else....
my family-they're so great,
ma friends *hugs*,
thinking about the meaning/purpose of life , laughing ,
meditating (been doin' it for a month-most challenging thing evar!),
anywho I think that's it

Peace, luv and Passions to all of U


Om Namah Sivaya

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master sodium


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Location: carson city, nevada

Total posts: 536
Posted:well, first and foremost, music. I DJ whenever I can. mainly psy-trance and breakbeats. as well as DJing I also produce the music at home (very poorly I might add).

I also am an artist. I like sculpture the best. right now I'm doing a huge painting project, a mural on a whole room.

its not really a passion, but I do smoke alot of rich brownery (we dont have the color green where I live).

BURNING MAN. more then just the event though. I try as much as possible to spread the feeling in my daily life. only 23 days left til I go home.

and finally I'm working toward living the impeccable life of a spiritual warrior, and gaining the knowledge of the earth.


you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.

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dromepixie


dromepixie

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Location: Florida

Total posts: 1463
Posted:Love: HAPPY HAPPY SMILY LOVE!

Peace: everybodys gotta find theirs
Harmony: no need to explain.
Spirituality: (reffer to description in arashi's post)
Music: studying sound! making psy trance and other types of music... listening to it is also very fun...
Friends: they are fun!
Reading: I found one day that knowledge was the key...
Manipulation: I was told one day to see these things as objects I am now doing precicely that, Glass if you read this; THANK YOU!
RPG's: video games!!!! kick ass, zelda anyone?
Computers/Techonology: um... a um... cool

Thats all I can remember. Titti Effen Ta Ta for now..
Much love, drome


JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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Finn


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 341
Posted:I'm passionate about so many things...

but

I have been completely overwhelmed by the intensity of my feelings for my seven month old baby Jett.

He is incredible.

Motherhood is sooooo groovy. It's incredibly fulfilling.

Love and Light,

Finn


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Finn:

I have been completely overwhelmed by the intensity of my feelings for my seven month old baby Jett.

He is incredible.

Motherhood is sooooo groovy. It's incredibly fulfilling.
Oooooh! Congratulations! Is he your first?

Can we see pictures?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Finn


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 341
Posted:Mike,

He is our first. Unfortunately I don't have any pics online. I've been meaning to get around to scanning some for ages. As soon as I do it I'll upload them into an album here.

Thanks for asking

Finn (proud mum)


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I'm training to be a pediatrician. I love kids! They're so cool!

It's this little person busy putting himself together.

[ 03 August 2002, 11:59: Message edited by: MikeGinny ]


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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