During pandemic lockdown have you found any new hobbies or things that you really enjoy doing?

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  1. JR 137

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    Nope. First thing I thought too.

    Edit: Maybe I should’ve hit disagree instead of agree, because you weren’t the only one? :)
     
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    When I played I played mostly rock and blues with a dash of metal. I then started to transition to classical and then.......quit.....but I'm thinking blues type stuff now..however I have discovered that after so many years not really playing and multiple false restarts....to quote BB King....My fingers is stupid
     
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    Nope, wrong, it was just him...admit it :D

    It pain me to admit this, I tend to get such references, but I actually do not get that one
     
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    Thanks but he isn't letting her off that easy...lol

    No Pains....No Gains....lol
     
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    Spring flush is here. This means we have a ton of project going on at the farms. Finding something to do is never a problem here. It is finding time to do nothing that is tough this time of year.
    With all colleges/universities and pro teams shut down due to the virus, our son is not doing his regular job right now. We put him on the payroll while he is home. He is a very good son who I am so very proud of. Has very good work ethic. With me being hamstringed from surgery/infection it a huge benefit to have him here.
     
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    There's a section of the movie where he just starts running, and doesn't stop. Becomes a national phenomenon. And then he just stops suddenly for no real reason.

     
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    Thanks, now I understand......But I still say it was just you :D
     
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    ah well just remember if she can't do anything because she's aching too much there's more for you to do.... happy wife, happy life. :D
     
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    Well clearly moving into Classical was where you went wrong. It killed your desire to play. Get back into the rock and metal (and a little blues). That what the guitar was invented for.
     
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    Likely, because about 5 years ago I realized, as I picked up the classical guitar and starting working with classical again (only to stop in a few days) that I liked listening to classical much more than trying to play it. But even this time I started down the same road....then stopped, regretted trading in my Guild electric years ago, put the classical back in the case...picked up my acoustic...put that pack in the case after a couple minutes...and then picked up my old Vantage, put on new strings and started playing. May not last, but I have time at the moment so I think I shall go work on some simple blues scales and se what I can do with the "Hendrix" Chord (E7#9)
     
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    Nothing like a couple power chords to keep ya movin’!
     
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    I have discovered (today) that my left hand and fingers get tired and sore a whole lot quicker...but the blues scales were fun.
     
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    Awesome... that's a really diverse background! Totally different styles of playing, very cool, ease back into it slowly. Trust me, the fingers will remember :)
     
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    I've had some time to dig into some genealogy research. My wife's maternal grandmother used to tell stories about her dad, who was a riverboat gambler who was shot and pushed off a cliff. While I can't corroborate that, I did find that he had another family who know nothing about my wife's family, who are genetically related as close as 2nd cousin. While I have photos of him as an older man, these guys have photos of him in his 20s. His first wife is listed as a widow in the 1910 census, which leads me to wonder if she left him, he left her, or he faked his death.

    Also, I love the names. My wife's grandmother was Audrey Pearl. Her siblings were names Otis, Clyde, Bessie, Fern, Daisy, and Emma Lucille. :)
     
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    I dug out my sewing stuff, need to make sure the machine actually works.
     
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    That's an awesome story, right there.
     
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    I have a friend whose hobby is genealogy, she often will do family trees for other people but always warns them before she starts that she may find things they could find shocking or things hidden for years because it would upset the family.
     
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    That's undoubtedly true. We've had a few surprises. I think one of my mom's brothers, my Uncle Joe, had an affair and had a child who didn't know. She shows up as a 1st cousin for me, and a "close relative" to my mom, but we have no idea who she is. One of my other cousins has reached out to her, but she hasn't responded back.

    Another surprise we had was that my dad always thought he was half German heritage and half Norwegian. His dad came from Germany as a young boy, and his mom from Norway. Well, come to find out that genetically, he's like 98% Scandinavian. I guess all of the folks on his Dad's side came from a region of Prussia that once belonged to Sweden, and just by virtue of governments shifting, became German by default.

    I should clarify that my mom is the one who takes this very seriously, and I've been learning the ropes from her to primarily focus on my wife's family. Recently, since my daughter got married, I have been researching his family, as well. They've been in America since the 1600s, and so there is a lot of information available. Now, his family has some colorful characters in it, including at least one guy who was branded a pirate by the crown for fishing illegally off the coast of Nova Scotia (among other things).
     
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    I've been hesitant to go the genealogy route. My friends say they've already done it for me and that I'm related to Reverend Jim from Taxi and Kramer from Steinfield.

    I'm hesitant because they may be correct.123
     
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