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Raging Dragon
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Mine would have to be bodybuilding. I don't compete or anything, but I really like to push myself in the gym. I'm not big enough yet to look like a total meathead. However, people in the gym are always surprised that I'm a math major.

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Aikido?
Or how about mountaineering?
Those count, right?

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Tennis? Photography?

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Tae kwon do. Movies. Sketching on the bus. Cleaning my apartment(you asked for activities, not hobbies, after all).

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checking out women.

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quote:
Originally posted by angryjungman:
checking out women.

Nah, that's a geeky activity. If you'd said conversing with them, I would have given it to you [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by angryjungman:
checking out women.

Man, at the library I worked at we only checked out books - you live in a crazy town, man...

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by angryjungman:
checking out women.

Nah, that's a geeky activity. If you'd said conversing with them, I would have given it to you [Wink]
Damn. Can I say it retroactively?


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Originally posted by dragonman97:
Man, at the library I worked at we only checked out books - you live in a crazy town, man...

It is indeed. You should see what else you can get there.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by angryjungman:
checking out women.

Man, at the library I worked at we only checked out books - you live in a crazy town, man...
*groan

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Photography and watching bands.

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Photography and watching bands.

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Sailing and skiing
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Jogging
Singing in the church choir
Doing yard work!!!!

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working out, wing chun...
and i think i'm one of the few geeks who flirts for no obvious reason and with no interest other than to check out the reaction hahah

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quote:
Originally posted by mephisto:
i think i'm one of the few geeks who flirts for no obvious reason and with no interest other than to check out the reaction hahah

I do that too. [evil]

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Knitting and watching baseball. I used to coach.
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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
Knitting and watching baseball. I used to coach.

I never heard of anyone coaching "knitting and watching baseball" before. Has does that go? "C'mon - knit one pearl two - hussle up - ah, no batter! - knit one pearl two - short-stop should move in - he's gonna bunt..."

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How about practicing the act of procreating, without (hopefully) actually procreating? [Big Grin]

Cars, stereos, and being lazy in general also rank up there.

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Dancing,acting(okie maybe that is geeky),and modeling(I got paid for it! [Big Grin] )
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Flirting, definately. Besides that, everything's pretty much geeky. Computer stuff, roleplaying, reading, etc.

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piano? sure...
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I think if you do anything artsy (painting, photography, python quotes), you're likely to be called an art nerd. If you ask me, that's a geeky title. Anything musical isn't a geeky activity on the surface, but music is bound by physics and math. Even the cool guitarists have to admit that. If you play anything other than an instrument conventionally found in a band, then you are definitely doing something geeky.

Now to tackle athletics, the so-called antithesis of geekdom. Going to the gym is probably not a very geeky activity. I don't see many other geeky people there. But riding a bike to run errands because you are concerned for the environment is very geeky. That's probably all I have. From what I gather from other threads, most of the geeks here like one excersize or another.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
Knitting and watching baseball. I used to coach.

I never heard of anyone coaching "knitting and watching baseball" before. Has does that go? "C'mon - knit one pearl two - hussle up - ah, no batter! - knit one pearl two - short-stop should move in - he's gonna bunt..."
Something like that. When I'm knitting a simple stockinette stitch or rib I barely have to glance at the work.

Actually, that was badly worded on my part. I knit and I watch baseball, but not always at the same time. [Wink]

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And I can vouch for Grey_girl's baseball watching ability, she certainly showed a complete novice like myself a thing or two. [Big Grin]
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i wish I could watch baseball like that. I don't even have the baseball watching skills to endure one inning.

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