What are your top 5 interests Outside of tennis?

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Ping Pong is popular.... And yet all I can think of is 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'
Possibly because we call it Table Tennis, or that I'm a film buff, or.....
 
Besides tennis, 1 through 5:
I like following celebrity couture on Bravo.
Watching pro sports and listening to sports radio.
Buying fashion sneakers at full retail then trying to sell them to hypebeast poseur kids for like six hundred percent more, but telling my non-hypebeast poseur friends it was nine hundred percent markup.
Reading tabloids for the horoscope, relashenshep and bizniss advice.
Drinking chardonnay with mah gurlz on the porch.
 
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donquijote

G.O.A.T.
Wow, that's just after I started telling that yoke!!

litigative actions will follow
A few nice German words to study.

1. LUFTFAHRTORIGAMINIEDERGESCHLAGENHEIT. ( Aviation- Origami-Despondency ) The kind of sadness you feel when the paper plane you have made doesn't fly and crashes on the floor...

2. EINSIEDELEI The melancholy you feel when you are frying an egg for yourself.

3. HERBSTLAUBTRITTVERGNÜGEN ( Autumn- Foliage Strike Fun ) The joy of kicking a pile of autumn leaves!

4. LEERTRETUNG ( Void Stepping) Energetically stepping a step that doesn't exist!!

5. TRAUMNEUSTARTVERSUCH ( Dream- Restart- Experience ) Desperately trying to continue the dream you were having just before you woke up!

6. WITZBEHARRSAMKEIT ( Joke- Insistence) Telling the same joke over and over again until there is no one left in the world who haven't heard it from you:)

7. ERKENNTNISSPAZIERGANG: ( Cognition - Stroll ) Going out, in order to gain deeper insights while walking.

8..EXTRAWURSTTAGSGEFÜHL ( Bonus- Sausage-Day - Feeling ) Feeling yourself on your birthday as if you are someone special.

9. FLUGHAFENBEGRÜSSUNGSFREUDE ( Airport Greeting Joy ) The happiness you feel when you pick up someone at the airport.

10. UNSTERBLICHKEITSTOD ( Immortality- Death ) After your parent's death, realizing that you are actually REALLY gonna die too one day...

11. GESPRÄCHSGEMETZEL ( Conversation- Carnage ) When a conversation goes all wrong without you understanding why exactly.

12. SONNTAGSLEERE ( Sunday- Emptiness) Feeling depressed on Sundays.

13 RINGRICHTERSCHAM ( Boxing- Referee - Shame ) The embarrassment you feel, when you are next to a couple having a fight.

14. HANSWURSTSCHÄTZUNG ( Dunderhead Esteem ) Respecting those who fail in a "conventional" way, rather than those who succeed in an "unconventional way".

15. ABGRUNDANZIEHUNG ( Abyss-Attraction ) Playing with the idea of jumping of a cliff, without necessarily having the intention of killing yourself!
 
I have exactly five extratenniscular interests:
talking to cool, funny people and pretending to be triggered by their political incorrectness.
Awkwardly not acknowledging racial differences, and telling my afroamerican friends that i do not see color.
I like seeking out a safe space when i am triggered.
I like eating comfort foods even though they are too crummy, bland and creamy for my actual culinary tastes.
"I like money." -Frito from Idiocracy. "Well, nah, i mean, i rilly rilly like moneh, tho."
 
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dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Tough to rank mine since I am genuinely curious about a lot and passionate about several things but here I go.

1) Travel and foreign cultures : I lived in Europe during my 20s and never get tired of traveling and seeing the beautiful things in this world. I am going to England for the first time next week actually! I do admit that I have mainly traveled in developed countries.

2) Foreign languages: In addition to English I am fluent in German, French, Spanish and can read stuff newspapers and literature in another half dozen languages. Next goals: learn Swahili and get my Japanese and Mandarin to the next level.

3) Classical music: Love it. Huge CD collection. Favorite composers: Brahms, Beethoven, Mahler, Bach.

4) Literature: I'm an English teacher so pretty obsessed with literature. Favorite authors are Dickens, Tolstoy, and Delillo.

5) Writing: I hope to make meaningful progress on my picaresque novel this summer. Yes, it involves tennis![/QUOTE
In no particular order...

Travel
Music
Women
Finance
Books
Tennis
Sleeping
Eating
Martial arts
Guns
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Women not in my top 10
Top 20 only

Tennis serve
Want to get back to martial arts in summer
Guns / new thing
Work
Work
 
  • travels (hence a bit of geography / history / foreign languages)
  • nature, volcanoes, animals, etc.
  • cycling (mountain climbs), trekking, other racquet sports, swimming
  • photography
  • reading, watching movies/series or documentaries, listening to music, etc. (the usual stuff !)
when some of those are compatible with people i like, it's even better ;)
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
  • travels (hence a bit of geography / history / foreign languages)
  • nature, volcanoes, animals, etc.
  • cycling (mountain climbs), trekking, other racquet sports, swimming
  • photography
  • reading, watching movies/series or documentaries, listening to music, etc. (the usual stuff !)
when some of those are compatible with people i like, it's even better ;)
I know you to be a huge fan of the world's largest rodent. Here's a video of Madame Vive with the family pet:

 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Evolution
Searching for the ultimate truth
Educating sentinel
Making fun of r2473
Making fun of tickletoad
The irony is that you get made fun of by @r2473, and he hasn't even mentioned that in his list of interests.

Your top interests include starting silly threads on TW, and checking every few hours if someone has made yet another tribute thread about you.

"Searching for the ultimate truth" LOL. ... If Tickletoad were here he would prolly say "Searching for the ultimate AYCE buffet"
 

tennytive

Professional
Interests change as you get older.

In my 20s:
Girls
Drums
Art
Photography
Foosball/Pool

In my 30s:
Women
Photography
Chess
Racquetball
Art

In my 40s:
Photography/Photoshop
Chess
Art
Basketball
Women

In my 50s:
Photography/photoshop
Korean dramas
Basketball
Chess
MILFs

Now:
Pickleball
Ping Pong
Chess
DVD movies and TV series
Meds… where are they and what time do I take them?
 
Mathgeek puts science ahead of math! Film at eleven.

Great list, man!
Can you tell us about homeschooling? Your own kids or a group? How do you do it?
Shooting sports!? Tell it!
I like to shoot arrows at NFL nba and mlb.
 

MathGeek

Hall of Fame
Mathgeek puts science ahead of math! Film at eleven.
I became a math geek so I could do physics. Eventually branched out into engineering and biology also. Math is powerful stuff, but without scientific applications, I would hate it.

Great list, man!
Can you tell us about homeschooling? Your own kids or a group? How do you do it?
My youngest two are in 11th and 12th grade now, and most of their coursework is outsourced: a mix of dual enrollment college classes and online stuff. In their younger years, their mom and I were their classroom teachers for lots of courses. It's not too hard to put together a curriculum that is worlds better than the public schools.

More and more distance learning resources are becoming available all the time for parents who prefer not to be the classroom teacher in every subject. I don't mind teaching at all, but after a while, it's nice to let someone else be the "bad cop" (authority figure who gives tests and issues grades) while I get to be the "good cop" (helps with homework and sympathizes with student).

Shooting sports!? Tell it!
I like to shoot arrows at NFL nba and mlb.
Our family participates in several different shooting sports: F-Class, action pistol, steel challenge, etc. If I recall, I hold NRA Expert classifications in pistol, smallbore rifle, and defensive pistol. I think I hold sharpshooter classifications in F-Class and High Power sporting rifle. Still working toward Expert in those.

My wife, daughter, and sons all hold Expert classifications in pistol and F-Class. Yes, they are all better shots than I am. My wife and daughter have posted perfect scores (200-20X) in high power rifle.
 
Mathgeek, thanks for the thoughtful, and EXCELLENT response. You're brilliant to circumvent the public school system, while saving $20-30K per kid per year on independent/private schooling.

And the shooting...I like all of this...
... except Defensive Pistol.
You see, i talk to my instruments, and I can sometimes be undiplomatically critical. It is not healthy for me if the pistol acts the victim and makes all manner of excuses.
I prefer working with "rational/humble pistol", "small-intriguing rifles", and i always look forward to spending time with "self-soothing bow and arrow".
 
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MathGeek

Hall of Fame
Mathgeek, thanks for the thoughtful, and EXCELLENT response. You're brilliant to circumvent the public school system, while saving $20-30K per kid per year on a independent/private schooling.
We did pay for one year of private schooling a while back. We found it to be completely unsatisfactory. The teachers were marginally better qualified than public school teachers, and academic rigor was a bit higher. But the unsatisfactory drawbacks were:
1. Even after promising that the spheres of parenting and school were different, the school made a big deal of it when we asked for the children to be excused from certain activities due to objections of faith and conscience. It only happened 4 times total with four children in the school over the course of the year. Public schools never had a problem with things like, "No, my children cannot draw pictures of Aztec gods in art class. Please allow them an alternate assignment." But the private school balked, kicked our children out, and suggested we home school.
2. Curricula are still "one size fits all." It's great if the curricula chosen fits your child, but we prefer the flexibility of tailoring each subject to each child. With home schooling, if one math curriculum is not working for a child, a parent can quickly dump it and pick another one. We found that boys tend to like reading different books for English and history than girls. We found that each teen likes to pick their own foreign language. Etc.
3. Sports were still more important than academics in the school culture.
4. Looking good was more important than being good in the school culture.
5. There was an "in crowd" of parents and teachers who held tremendous influence. Their favored students had license to do all sorts of misbehavior.

And the shooting...I like all of this...
... except Defensive Pistol.
You see, talk to my instruments, and I can sometimes be undiplomatically critical. It is not healthy for me if the pistol acts the victim and makes all manner of excuses.
I prefer working with "rational/humble pistol", "small-intriguing rifles", and i always look forward to spending time with "self-soothing bow and arrow".
Ha! A couple of factors have me considering taking up archery: 3-D shooting is popular with the guys at a church we're attending, and there is a "senior games" nearby that includes an annual archery component. As I move away from several sports due to joint issues (singles tennis, Ultimate, basketball), I am trying to find some new sports which are interesting, easy to practice locally, easy on my body, fun, and not too expensive. Having a look at archery.
 

Simon_the_furry

Hall of Fame
Alright, here goes.

1: Religion
2: Furry fandom (Wikipedia it.)
3: Politics.
4: Anime and manga.
5: Motorsport and cars.
6: Music, especially rock/metal.
7: Girls.
8: Drawing and sketching.
9: Writing, especially poetry.
10: Sureshs.

and memes. inject the memes into my bloodstream
 
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