What are your special skills/interests?

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What are your special skills/interests?

Post by tomfoolery » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:48 pm

Since we have a pretty tight knit group, even when we disagree with political opinions, I wonder, what are all of your skills/hobbies/interests?

Perhaps something you are a subject matter expert in? So that if another member is curious about that topic, they can PM you.
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 pm

What a wonderful thread idea! I'm headed off to do some grocery shopping so i'll have to be brief and elaborate later.

- Programming
- Math
- Finance
- Singing
- Stand up comedy
- Acting
- Bodybuilding
- Martial arts
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by vnatale » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:11 pm

Politics

Reading

Collecting books to read

Softball (playing)

Basketball (playing)

Baseball (watching)

Basketball (watching)

Personal Finance

Permanent Portfolio

Using Excel if it has two columns and two rows or anything else it can be used for

Cats

Rodents (currently rats and gerbils)

C-Span

Computers (must own 10-15) and all related components

Electronics (e.g., tablets, phones, headphones)

The internet

Nutrition

Self-Improvement

Barbell exercising

Fitness

Food gardening

Listening to live / recorded music

Collecting all forms of music - records, CDs, electronic

Organizing anything and everything in any way I can - if I own it it has to be in alphabetical or numerical order or clothes organized by color or any other possible organizational scheme. Just NOT random!

Bargain hunter

Music sound systems and components

Online communications / discussions

Sitting outside in the sun while reading and listening to music

Collecting tons of ephemera - baseball cards, other sports cards, magazines, newspapers

Watching movies

Collecting DVD movies

Photography

Collecting musical instruments

I guess I should add that I have both a BBA and an MSBA in accounting and have been doing accounting work since 1974. And, have been a (non-practicing) CFP (Certified Financial Planner) since 1988. The accounting work has kept me both too busy and too well paid to ever pursue the CFP work.

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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 pm

OH, also.... chasing women that are bad for me emotionally and every other way. ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by technovelist » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:36 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 pm
OH, also.... chasing women that are bad for me emotionally and every other way. ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
So if anyone is thinking of getting involved with someone, they should ask for your opinion and then do the opposite? >:D
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by pp4me » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:43 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 pm
OH, also.... chasing women that are bad for me emotionally and every other way. ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
At least you didn't marry one and stay with her for 27 years until death did you part.
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:43 pm

pp4me wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:43 am
Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 pm
OH, also.... chasing women that are bad for me emotionally and every other way. ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
At least you didn't marry one and stay with her for 27 years until death did you part.
Oddly specific. Is this personal experience?
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:44 pm

technovelist wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:36 am
So if anyone is thinking of getting involved with someone, they should ask for your opinion and then do the opposite? >:D
Yup! 8)
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by vnatale » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:45 am

Tortoise wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:27 am
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Similar to many people thinking their investment decisions are contra-indicators!

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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by Smith1776 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:49 am

To elaborate on my previous post:
  • Programming
    - Mostly web development with Ruby on Rails, JS, and of course HTML/CSS. Currently also in the final stages of finishing off my math + comp sci degree where i'm getting exposure to C, assembly, etc.
  • Math
    - I love math and its purity. Learning in school as above.
  • Finance
    - My first degree was in business administration and I worked in finance for a few years before I decided to embark on my career change. I would only return to finance if I could work in that industry without the perverse incentive structures. (Say, a private practice in advising.) I still enjoy discussing and reading about finance.
  • Singing
    - Quickly becoming my favourite form of performing. It's very cathartic and enjoyable. I mostly sing classical stuff like West Side Story and Les Mis.
  • Stand up comedy
    - Basically free therapy. People pay 10 bucks for a ticket to hear about my dating life. ;D
  • Acting
    - The Hero With a Thousand Faces. An actor lives a thousand lives vicariously and has a broad spectrum of experience relative to non-actors. That's why I love it.
  • Bodybuilding
    - I want to be an asian Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Martial arts
    - I want to be an asian Jackie Chan.... wait.
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Re: What are your special skills/interests?

Post by Kbg » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:04 am

Solution, ditch Arnold and Jackie. Go for Bruce Lee...Asian, buff, martial artist. You can do it! ;)
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