I read a highdea yesterday about how different people experience totally different things, and we all have unique interests and hobbies. These unique aspects of our lives may be unique to us, but if you enjoyed them, why not share it with other people who may be totally unaware of them cause they were never exposed to them. So, why not expand our horizons and experience the things that made other members on this site who they are. We should each make a list of 5 interesting interests, activities, or hobbies that have made us who we are and exchange them with each other. For instance you may have gone sky diving or bungee jumping, and I may have neve been exposed to that or had an opportunity to go, but if I get your list, I'm going. Would anyone be interested in this? Serious lists will be met with serious responses.

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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 3:15pm

1. Longboarding- It's a great way to relieve stress for myself. Just crusin', listening to some tunes, hair blowing in the wind. Oh, I can't wait for spring, man.

2. Nature walks by yourself(key word: yourself)- I love being alone with nature. I have learned a bountiful amount of things about myself and the world just from observing nature.

3. Kayaking/Canoeing- On a windless day I could sit in my kayak for hours on end just thinking.

4. In my free time I play on shellshocklive.com Just a fun game that I find enjoyable where I occasionally meet some cool people.

5. Poetry, of course..

Oh, how the precipitation keeps on descending from the heavens; it doesn't stop until satisfied.
The Earth magnetized to a certain degree, evaporation, up up up, and down it cascades.
Pervading through the vast space of this thriving, yet so lifeless brigade.
Our impulsive desire to give our power away with negligence is the Andrea's Fault,
causing turmoil and heartache in the patriotic old salt.

 
 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 9:49am

Ahh..,nothing beats just cruising downhill man. Never longboarded, but used to bomb some hills on my skateboard back in the day. Speed wobbles are still a fear of mine. Jaha. The rest of the list looks legit. I'll wait a few more days to see if we get any more interested people, before we swap lists. Thanks for the quick response and detail behind each. Looking forward to trying them out.

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 5:30am
portlund8 Says:

just the thought of speed wobbles fucking terrifies me

 
 
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 4:32pm

For anyone interested, this was the highdea I read that made me think of this.
http://highdeas.com/hd/Its_weird_to_think_12

 
 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 2:51am
highronic Says:

I'v done all those but shellshcklive, and longbording. but i use to skate. o live out in the middle of nowhere though with dirt roads so, when i eventually move to town i'll get a long board. love those solo nature walks, i have a creek right by my house. freakin perfect if you dont mind hikin up the uber steep hill all the way back :P

 
 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 3:50am
Muncheels Says:

1) people may find this strange but one of my favorite things to do is to stand in front of my tv and smoke my bubbler. I enjoy my highs so much more when im standing. I even do it when i play 360 most of the time. It makes me feel more active

2)I love to go down to the park by myself and just shoot around on the basketball courts and think. nobody there judging me, just me and my thoughts shooting around. i find doing this helps me relax

3)Walking somewhere with a friend (just 1 or 2). I find that i almost always have a great conversation with them and usually i'll learn something i never knew about them. maybe people open up more when they're walking...who knows

4)Smoking alone or with my sister on the steps in front of my house. There is something so incredibly freeing about smoking a bowl at night looking at the stars in plain sight for passing cars to see. Some people may say it's stupid but every once in a while its really great.

5)I wouldn't consider this a hobby but since i have nothing else i figured i'd share this. I make a point to smile whenever i'm talking to someone or they're talking to me. I find that the more i smile the more people reciprocate. Its an easy way to make friends and it helps people who im meeting for the first time feel more comfortable around me.

 
 
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 8:36am

Faking me out with the new name, unch. Haha. The list looks good. You ready to try some new stuff?

 
 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 2:56am
highronic Says:

My list is on the OP but I'll move it over here too.

1. Spinning poi. I suggest not on fire if you never have :P I've been doing it for almost 9 years now and its one of my favorite things, smoke put on some music and just move!

2. Eating jellyfish at a sushi bar, It's suprising :P

3. Playing paintball but that can get kinda costly.

4. Play magic the gathering card game. Geeky i know but i grew up on that game and still play every once in a while.

5. Make something out of chain mail. its pretty easy and cheap and theres plenty of places online that will show you how :D I suggest the forum on theringlord.com

Looking forward to trying out some new stuff :D

 
 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 2:38pm

Heres mine:
1.) Run an organized race (5k,10k, half marathon, marathon, etc) . Growing up I hated just running, playing a sport it was fine but in my mind running was a lot like eating vegetables, you know it's good for you, but have no idea how anybody could crave it. You need to ease into it, but once you start and it becomes a routine, youll feel like you need to run. There's nothing like focusing on your breathing and stride until you find a zone and then just get lost in your own thoughts while your body finishes the workout.

2.) Speak publicly when it's not required. The number one biggest fear people have isn't snakes, sharks, guns, or 1,000 ft tall tsunamis..it's speaking in public. Confront that fear. Try reciting poetry, stand up comedy, leading a conference, anything that gets you in front of people and speaking. I tried stand up one time and it went HORRIBLY, but even so, it wasn't the end of the world. It motivated me to try it again. I couldn't stand to let one bad night ruin this idea of what it would be like to stand in front of a room and have everyone in there laughing. So I didn't. I rethought the material, rewrote it, reworked it. Went back to the same place and did the same concepts as before but I believed in them more and they worked. Take the stage, if you need any pointers, tips, suggestions, let me know.

3.) Breathe. It's not just to survive, ya know? There are a lot of things certain breathing exercises can do for you. Did you know that if you need more energy you can create it simply by breathing? Try this. The next time you need to do something but you just don't have the energy to, just sit up where you are and take four quick shallow breaths in through your nose followed by four quick shallow breaths out through your mouth. In, in, in, in, out, out, out, out. Repeat this process for 3-5 minutes and you will have all the energy you need. Guaranteed. 

4.) Make a list of goals. Sometimes the best way to get started on them is to actually write them down. Plan out what you can do today to help yourself achieve the goals going forward. A more in depth way of doing this is a full outline of all the steps along the way. Under each step, list ways you can actually take these steps. If you don't have the time to write it all out, you probably don't want it badly enough to actually try for it anyway. How badly do you want your dreams to come true?

5.) Give to a charity/volunteer at a nonprofit. Do something for somebody else. Think about the things you have in life and be thankful you have them, but be giving to those less fortunate. Clothes will keep them warm, canned goods will keep them fed, talking to them might keep them alive. You don't know what's going through their minds, sometimes a positive thought from a total stranger might be able to turn their whole perspective around. Positivity can spread like wildfire, give it a spark.

 
 
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 12:13pm
KoalaBike Says:

1). visited australia and ate crocodile

2). got really fucked up and went to disneyland

3). saved someones life through cpr

4). surf hunington beach(ereday)

5).play lacrosse

 
 
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 8:00pm
highronic Says:

gunna have to add all those to my list. the CPR one is gunna be tricky, i mean i'm trained and all but chances of someone needing it near me are low and im not going to drown anyone or anything :P

 
 
Mon, 03/05/2012 - 7:00pm

1) Surfing! I love to surf. It's an incredible feeling becoming one with something that is so much bigger and stronger than you(the ocean). That rush you get when you ride that perfect wave is hard to beat. It's also great because surfing requires upper body and lower body strength so you're getting a full body workout and you don't even realize it because your head is focused on the ride. Blunt on the beach and subsequently paddling out= bliss.

2) Snowboarding- Same kind of workout and surfing but personally I find snowboarding to be a good mental workout as well. It's hard to explain though, definitely try it a couple of times(it will take a couple of tries to get the hang of it). Blunts on ski lifts are the business. Brisk chilly air in your face and a view of snow capped mountains and trees that stretch for miles. Majestic. Also, more of an adrenaline rush than surfing.

3) Read the Newspaper Everyday- Doing this has really opened up my eyes to so many things that are happening both locally and globally. Unfortunately not many people indulge in this hobby as young adults, which is a shame seeing as we are
the ones who will be shaping the world to come. However you will be surprised at how many people are willing to discuss current events so by reading it everyday I have random things to chat about with people!

4) Driving a long windy empty road- There's this one road I drive all the time. I roll a blunt, roll down my windows, turn on proper tunes and just go. Lose yourself in the road and just focus on your senses. The wind blowing through your hair and the blunt in your hand. The sweet smell of fresh air and ganja. The sight of a long winding road and sunshine across the horizon. Some of your best thinking and self realization can be done on a journey like this. The key is finding the right road!

5) Check Out A Random Book- knowledge is power. But knowledge that is stumbled upon versus knowledge that is acquired for purpose is of much higher value. I like to go to a shelf that is a topic I take interest in and just pull out a random book. Sometimes I pull three or four before I find one that looks worthwhile. But by doing this I have read a lot of things I wouldn't normally seek out, and this has opened my eyes in the literary field immensely. Who knows what you will come across?

 
 
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 12:35am
highronic Says:

Awesome list, i can honestly say I'v done all that except the last, i always just go for books my my favorite authors and such. Would love to get back into surfing though, I'v only ever done it once. Done snowboarding a few times but im terrible at it :P

 
 
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:34pm

1. Watch jeopardy often. It has really helped with my general knowledge of stuff. I actually use some things I learn on there in my life from time to time.

2. Have a true heart to heart conversation with someone. Just get blazed with one friend and talk about all the issues/joys/worries in life. Believe me, this is the absolute best way to bond with someone. You will never look at that persons in the same persecutive again.

3. Keep a dream journal. Believe it or not, you actually can learn more about yourself and life in general just by writing down the dreams you can remember.

4. Go to a concert or any kind of live music show. The atmosphere is great and it's always exiting to see your favorite singer live in person and not just on the tv or radio/iPod.

5. Go bike riding. I used to do this with my best friends every day in the summer and still do every now and then. Just being out in nature or riding past buildings in a town is a blissful experience. It's great exercise and is very relaxing.

 
 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:08am

Alex Trebek is the shit. I used to watch that show with my late grandmother. It's a shame that I never knew many of the answers. Shows how great American education is, ya know? haha

I can vouch for number 3. I have lapsed on writing down my dreams though..The past few days I have failed to have the motivation to write them down even though they are intense. Lucid dreaming is awesome, and it's totally worth it to build your memory by writing down the dreams. If you set an alarm in the middle of your REM sleep I'm quite sure it helps for you to dream. I'm not exactly sure anymore; it has been a long time since I did research on it. Another thing to do is to do serious research on a subject you are passionate about to obtain as much knowledge on that thing. There's nothing more desirable than knowledge.

I've never been to a concert believe it or not. Well, I've never been to a concert where the artists actually make money for their work. I'm planning on going to a slightly stoopid concert this summer though. Wu-Tang or Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief would be pretty awesome, too.

Riding bikes is a great way to save money on gas, also. Good exercise! Unless hovercrafts are discovered soon we're going to be walking/riding a non-motorized vehicle.

Peace.

 
 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 11:23am

1. Making Beats....Once you get to a certain level, it starts to get very thereapuetic. Also the very nature of constructing a beat is so tedious, that you feel like a boss once you make some old-forgotten electro record into a banger

2. Reading......I know many people my age don't read books, but for me it's always been a great way to learn things, and its a rewarding feeling to to come out of the other side of a novel...plus reading while stoned is always fun

3. Skateboarding.....Not doing a heel-flip off of a 5-stair, but just sorta cruising around and thinking to myself about shit. I get real introspective while I'm riding high, and just really observe things around my city.

4. Listening.......I mean actually listening to people, instead of just filtering there words out and adding my own bullshit. When I'm high i tend to empathize and really try to put myself in others shoes.....which is a good though

 
 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 3:13pm

That's only 4 man. You owe us one more.

 
 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 6:33pm

5. Fucking sluts.......I really shouldn't have to explain why doing this is awesome while high

 
 
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 7:43am
metlmayhem Says:

Man this idea is awesome...

I guess mine would be in the following order:

1) Riding my motorcycle...esp after about 3 or 4 hits of some really good shit.

2) Playing and listening to music, everyday I'm into something different. Some days are metal, some days are jazz.

3) Spending time with my dogs...takin a day just to be lazy..eat...drink....smoke...and spend time with my animals. Hell they understand me better than people do.

4) Surf Fishing. I love to surf fish and camp. Just being with the ocean and seeing the earth in a completely different environment. U really realize how small u are in the grand scheme of things. Very humbling experience.

5) I love sitting and talking to someone who is able to carry on as deep a conversation as myself. So far I only know a couple people. However I don't hate on those that don't. Perhaps smoking is their way of allowing their mind to stop going that deep...and they want a break. It

 
 
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:04am

Great list. I have a question about number 4. Are you saying that you fish while you surf? If so that is the most badass combo sport ever, especially if youve ever caught anything.

 
 
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:17pm
metlmayhem Says:

LOL. I just got an awesome visual of me trying to do both at the same time. Thanks!!! lol. Nah, just plain old fishing in the surf. Catch all kinds of stuff! Ya get out there past the break.....n throw that line as far as you can. Then when you get back to the beach....watch for it to twitch and listen to the waves. Totally awesome. That being said...I have always wanted to learn how to surf, but there doesn't seem yo be any place good on the Atlantic side.

 
 
Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:39pm

snowboarding and smoking are made for each other it is the most beautiful amazing thing in the world

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 2:18am

1. Concerts!
2. Hiking adventures on a really nice day
3. Photography (its cliche but seeing things through a camera lense gives you a whole new sperspective) plus its nice to have pictures to look back on from all you're favorite moments
4. Cooking up crazy munchie food
5. Yoga. Everyone should do yoga.

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 10:55am

1. snowboarding. its the shit aha flowing with the mountain and mother nature
2. canoeing/ tubing etc. peaceful and just enjoyable
3. white water rafting. just experience the power of mother nature
4.camping. nothing like living outside
5.hammock and campfires. peaceful
and its all so much better fried

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 1:06pm

1. Singing on my roof or somewhere else relitivly higher than the ground. Singings like my meditation and being up high just sort of goes with. No one can bother me, its just vochal chord vibes and the sky.
2. Talking to animals and smoking with them. Sounds crazy but their actually fasicnating creatures, with a lot to say.
3. Exploring the woods. I live in Florida, so there's a lotttt to explore and stumble upon.
4. For some reason I really like recklessly driving and going at high speeds. Tis fun.
5. Uhhh the last one is baking. My cakes can kick maddd ass ;) but they can also assist in giving one too. Idk it just feels good to create something that can be eaten.

 
 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 7:26pm

Floridaa? sweet, dude. same here. hit me up for a toke sesh if you're ever in Gainesville! (:

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 1:16pm
210840 Says:

1. Shooting: I know, I know A SHIT TON of conterversy around guns and shit lately. But, to put it bluntly, I'm from kentucky, and Its a nice stress reliver to unload some rounds into a zombie target. and who know when your gonna need a skill like that. Zombie apocolypse, or those pesky government fucks.

2. FreeStyling/ rapping: A new(-er) hobby of mine, kinda goes hand in hand with my love of poetry. Used to be a big metal head, but the mass amount of marijuana has kinda chilled me on that. Now I just like smokeing a bowl and weaving some words. Album on the way! (shamless self promotion)

3. ComicBooks: At heart I'm a supernerd, and theres no feeling quite like walking into your favorite store and seeing the next issue of your favorite story has arrived.

4. Walks alone and listening to music: I know this ones already been used, but nothing to get my mind right like (Smoking a bowl [of course!]) and walking alone listening to a badass album I've not heard, or not heard in awhile.

5. Recording music: again a newer hobby of mine, and kinda goes into number 2, but just got a new condenser microphone and pocket phantom power hook up.

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 3:16pm

1. A Bisexual girlfriend, about 90% of all my girlfriends have been bisexual, I don't know why, or how, I attract such fine sexy bisexual girls. But I take it!

2. Buy a leather journal and your favorite type of gel pen. And just write down funny thoughts, memories, ideas, and dreams whenever you feel like it. Helps slow down your thoughts and generally makes you a calmer more mature person.

3. Do what's best for you. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks you should do. Just do whats best for you, that's all that matters.

4. Find out what you believe and stick to it, You will lose yourself if you spend your whole life trying to figure out what you believe in.

5. Write a bucket list. Try you're best to complete it

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 3:35pm
shermy Says:

1) Star gazing. If you have a telescope, point it at an area of the sky that seems starless, and you'll be surprised how many stars are actually there. Looking at the stars really makes you think about existence and life in general, and is very humbling. It's crazy to think that some of the stars we see aren't star at all but galaxies that are so far away we only see them as a speck. Planets are fun to look at too, especially if you have a telescope because you can sometimes see their moons.
2) Hiking. I know its been said a lot, but its a great way to get a little bit more in touch with nature. When I hike, I usually try to take the 'paths of most resistance' (usually less people on them), or just completely jump off the trails and go 'bushwhacking.' I'm pretty comfortable in the woods (more so than in a big city actually) so I'm comfortable doing this, but if you are inexperienced, I wouldn't bushwhack unless you have a map and compass...and know how to use them. It saddens me to know that there are people out there who have never been walking through a forest.
3) Rock climbing. It's one of the best workouts I can think of, and a great way to release some stress. I love the feeling of finally finishing a problem that you've been struggling with for a while. Rock climbers are also some of the nicest people I've met, next to cannabis enthusiasts.
4) Cooking a meal over a fire...just tastes so much better.
5) Being out in a thunderstorm. I don't know why, but I love it. They are so powerful and beautiful, just need to be careful not to be somewhere lightning might strike.
6) Growing your own cannabis. It's so much fun to watch them grow, and so gratifying to smoke something that you grew yourself.

 
 
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:32am
highronic Says:

I'm surprised nobody else used stargazing!!! I used to to that all the time, but i dont think i have ever done it high. Well its a clear night I'm getting on my roof! :D

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 6:13pm

*some of these have already been said, but they're honestly things i love doing in my free time, or they're things that occupy most of my time. if you're looking to relieve some stress or engage yourself in some very simplistic activities that cost no money and are very fun, keep reading :)

1. - BIKING. Hop on the bike and just go wherever. Really helps to get nice and buzzed before hand, especially if you're stressed. If you don't bike frequently, consider taking advantage of the nice weather that's about to hit!

2. - FOREST. If you want to bike somewhere, but don't know where, it's a no-brainer... bike to the forest preserve with your closest friend/friends or yourself, and enjoy what most of us take for granted. Personally, I love finding walking sticks and carving them down to spears for no apparent reason. Gives me something constructive to do and makes me feel proud of the simplest things.

3. - BEACH. You should try visiting a beach (or some body of water) at least once during the summer with a few friends and a joint. Maybe go when it's not too busy or during the late afternoon and stay to see the sunset. It's more amazing than you think...

4. - POOL. I am lucky to have a pool table in my house, and you may not, But if you know someone who does have one, go mess around or try teaching yourself how to play. It's something I've been doing since I was a kid, and it's something I still do occasionally with friends to mix it up a bit. I make memories each time I play!

5. - PROTEST. If you don't know what Occupy Wall Street is, look it up... If you like what you see, go make an effort to make a difference. Some may argue that protesting does nothing, but I find that awareness is the key to change. Waking people up matters- I've exposed the truth to all my friends and family, and I feel confident in that achievement in itself. Find out where a rally is near your area, make a sign, vent your frustrations, and fight this corrupted system. You'll feel better once you do.

 
 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 10:34pm

I just wish I could meet everyone on this site! Everyone seems so great. These are in no particular order.

1. "Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too." Muncheels said it earlier, but smiling has a way bigger impact than people think. Smiles make you and whoever sees you happy. Nothing better than that.

2. Getting really baked with someone and going into a random store like Michael's or The Dollar Store and just walk around the whole thing and look at all the awesome shit they have in there. You find so many random things that are either wicked innovative or just generally awesome.

3. Anything nature related. Its so awesome that most people have posted at least one if not multiple nature activities. Nature really does provide such a unique release from everything else going on in your life. Hiking would have to be my favorite though.

4. Listening. I know this one has been said before, but I have found that it means the world to people when you just listen to them. I try not to be eager to always put my two cents in or tell my story. Its so much more gratifying to learn about someone else's world.

5. Finally, whistling. I don't know about anyone else, but I always have a song stuck in my head. Or I have my headphones on. And you can bet that I'm whistling along. I feel like when I hear others whistling its just nice to hear so I hope that my whistling can provide a smile for someone else.