Enjoy spending the summer at the shore, Chincoteague Island, VA specifically. I could care less about the pony swim, but I like the naturalness of Assateague's beach and the quite small town setting of Chincoteague. Love to fish down there or spend all day at the beach. I don't read much throughout the year, I save it all for the beach. Not really sure what the future holds there though since we're losing our campground and things have been changing, becoming more commercialized, more crowded, and losing its charm.
Love having a yard, feeding the birds, growing and drying herbs, etc. I love fresh mint even if it's a weed that spreads everywhere. Currently growing thyme and marjoram and have sage and oregano plants that came back from last year. Wanted to grow savory but couldn't find seeds. Tried growing left over parsley, basil, and rosemary but they died. I'd like to try growing and drying as many different herbs as I can get my hands on. I'd like to grow vegetables, but don't have the place for a good garden.
Built my own fish pond and enjoy taking care of it. Worked for a pond store one season that serviced/installed ponds and sold fish and supplies. Handled some extremely expensive koi and our expensive one was 15k. I like koi and have a few nice ones myself, but I enjoy a more natural pond setting. No fountains, plenty of plants, I even added those cheap ruby red minnows you can get at Petco/PetSmart. Would like to give it a gravel bottom, but I learned through working with other ponds that they're a pain to clean. Naturally, I hate blue herons.
I enjoy video games on the PC on and off (sometimes I'll play a game for a month, then won't touch Steam for weeks. I rarely play more than one game at once). Strategy and war-games mostly, don't really play the stuff most people play on Xboxs and Playstations. I also watch a lot of TV shows on my laptop.
I used to cook a lot when I lived in Norfolk, but don't do it much anymore. I do enjoy trying new recipes and sometimes I will try one out. Recently it's been Japanese food as a result of a school project on Japanese food from a few months ago.
I own several firearms and like to shoot, but I haven't gone to the range a lot recently. I'd like to more, but I want to find a nice place that isn't a hassle to go to a lot. I take my rifles to a place near Doylestown, but it's only bench shooting and about a 40 minute drive. Usually I rather go with someone else too, but my siblings are too young and my friends are either busy or don't go.
I really enjoy suburban life, but nothing makes me more envious than people that can step out into their backyard and shoot to their hearts content.
I'm also into model railroading and currently helping my grandfather build an N scale layout at his house. I like to do scenery work and realism more than anything else. I'd like my own layout, but this a hobby I can hold off until I have a lot more money.
I used to paintball in Norfolk, still have equipment.
I'd love to go hiking more and go to museums like in Strasburg and Altoona, but have no one to do it with. I did enough stuff alone in Norfolk. I consider going to a park and looking at rock formations or fall foliage as fun. No one else seems to though.
Graduated from Montco in 2016 with an AA in liberal studies. Starting West Chester University in the fall to study geology. Not currently working thanks to Post-9/11 benefits & being a full time student.
I also have a gunsmithing certificate from Penn Foster. I ended up not going down that career path, but it really helps with my shooting hobby.
I will say this though. I dislike Mexican/southwestern food more than anything. My ipod has music genres that ranges from classical to classic rock to jpop. I don't watch any live action TV shows with the exception of It's always sunny in Philadelphia.
If the seasons didn't change I think I'd go insane. The beach and ocean are one of the most relaxing things nature provides (until you leave shore, get stuck in a rip current, or go to Australia). The internet is probably the greatest invention in history (for me) and the worst invention in history (for society).