The Great Hall
By panini on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 06:33 am: Edit

Just wondering with all the hours we work, what are some of the things we do outside of work.Male and Female.
Mine happens to be a 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone Convertible. Pace Car. restored.

By Yankee on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 06:34 am: Edit

Well, it's nice to know there is a fellow gear head out there.

In a past life I had a '65 notchback, all the Shelby mods, chevy valves in the heads, 9" 350 trac-loc, etc. It pulled 13.8's @ 109. Sold her back in '88. Sad day that was. I can hear the sound of a tweaked small block Ford miles away.

My parent's were original owners of a '66 coupe also. My Dad and I restored it, then my sister drove it up to Oregon when she finished college. It lasted two weeks before it was stolen. I had my fist great kiss in that car.

My friend had a '62 or '63 Galaxy drop top, big block and 4-speed, baby blue over baby blue with a white top. Cronic DUI he was, it ended up wrapped around a redwood.

You must not have kids, Panini. Having these things around isn't a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Never sell it.

By Debord (Debord) on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 07:59 am: Edit

I'm a gardener in my spare time, not to mention a web site junkie. I have a large veg. garden and a couple of apple trees, plus flower gardening etc...

I only have one day off a week with my husband so we really try not to do chores on that day. We hit antique shops (not seriously), art shows, fairs, movies and eat out regularly for our escape time. Then he tries to talk me into shopping for a new car (which we don't need) or washing the ones we do have (which I don't like to do).

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 11:47 am: Edit

I take my boy and the wife to Disney or Bush Gardens (FL) and spin ourselves silly on the roller coasters, my 7 year old loves them. My wife is into Disney pin collecting and it is always a battle between the pinhead and the ride freaks about what we do next. It's great living in FL. when you have kids, they can spend so much time enjoying all the outdoor activities.

By fodigger on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 12:00 pm: Edit

I work on my restored 1967 r/s s/s camaro. I've owned for 23 yrs now and although I park it alot more now than I used to I still enjoy tooling around to relax. Hardly nothing better than the deep throuted sound of a small block chevy.

By Chris on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 12:12 pm: Edit

I'm working seven days a week but I try to get out for two hours on non-order days to flyfish. We have a gold medal creek that runs through the ranch that I work on.

By oli on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 02:25 pm: Edit

I have a few hobbies, a bit of what everyone has mentioned. Just sold my 66 Hertz shelby late last year. The year before that I sold my 68 Charger I got when I graduated HS. My garden is not huge, basically a large brick wall filled in with dirt and have planted Hungarian peppers, squash, corn, tomatoes, basil, watermellon, peas and my favourite from childhood-raspberries. I also fish, but spoiled having been brought up in BC and Yukon. Going to the Sierras for some trout fishing. Lastly I collect stamps. I agree that FL is great for outdoor activities, just too humid, so I like it here is So Cal because its also closer to the Salmon fishing.

By danno on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 04:46 pm: Edit

wow, Im surprised to hear that a lot of you have such diverse interests.If it wasnt for the marine corps making me a cook and baker I would have most likely turned out as a mechanic. my wife is a recruiter in the air force and works more hours than me so we do get a lot of time to go off together. but as soos is she gets back to regular duty she wants me to teach her to golf and fish. she is scared to death of rollerblading.

By Panini (Panini) on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 05:21 pm: Edit

I'm thinking it is a necessity in this profession to have an escape. I'm glad that people responded this way. I love hearing about what other people do. This is interesting that people have other interests beside cooking. We might be moving forward after all. When I was comming up, all the chefs I worked with had only one thing in their lives.Work!
yankee,fodigger,oli, don't sell those classics!
I took BOS last week in a local meet. It was great, the people at the show had the majority vote. Mine is not 99% , but is is different. Completely stock and one of 33 pace cars made that year. I'm not in clubs or anything but do cruise on sundays. Maybe a Chef's Car Club??

By The Baker on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 07:07 pm: Edit

You guys sure do more interesting stuff than I do.
on my one day off I normally Play the Sims or one of my many Simulator games (Flight sim, Wall street sim, ETC,)
Plus spend all my hard earned money on collecting cookbooks and the like.(on Ebay)

By stefandpela on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 07:17 pm: Edit

My wife & I like to eat out on my day off & try differant cafes then look around the shops its usualy a good form of exercise for us My toys are manly a collection of gamefishing & trout fishing gear.
I love going to see my brother who lives up country on a farm . Where there are free range deer that roam over a couple of farms.

Its so nice just watching them and taking photos of them.So when I leave work early the drive through the New Zealand country side is grate. Stefan

By Peachcreek (Peachcreek) on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 - 01:07 pm: Edit

O.K., so I'm a pathetic slug in this crowd. I usually work 5 days a week, about 30 hrs, and have loads of free time. My wife actually has the "big" job of the family, she is a social worker and heads a large social services agency. We work the same days. We take off almost every weekend. I am an avid saltwater aquarist, with a couple of beautiful reef tanks. We go camping usually a weekend or two a month. I am also a rockhound and mineral collector, which takes us some far flung places in the West. In the winter we ski often. This weekend, we will be rafting the Salmon River. Next month, is a reunion on the east coast, a trip to Colorado, and a trip to Oregon all in one month! Did I mention we have a 10 month baby also? And, on top of that, this summer we are busy getting ready to send my oldest daughter on a student exchange to Spain, leaving in August.
Does this mean that I have gotten over the "live to work" part of cooking?

By Panini (Panini) on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 - 05:51 pm: Edit

3 older kids, a ten month old? You are obviously not in our field. To much free time! slug! You've got it made, iut sounds like the type of job everybody wants going into culinary school. Be careful rafting, I go to the salt water shops here in Texas just to look at the tanks. I personally think some of the colors are unreproducable, is that a word?. Enjoy your retirement.

By winzerman on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 12:19 am: Edit

When I'm not at work I like to cook a meal for someone I love. Or go fishing with my son, I love to fish. I like camping in the BWCA up in northern Minnesota. Its the family thing for me. Working on cars would have been my second career if I had'nt been a good cook.

By Kidd (Kidd) on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 01:24 am: Edit

I don't have much time since I work 7 days a week at 8-12 a day, but I usually take a couple of weeks off in the beginning of July to go on canoeing trips to the BWCA, I put in a couple of days there eating at places where people I know work and then go and stay in the wilderness for as long as I can. Very peaceful and relaxing time since there are no motorized vehicles around. Good time to unwind from a long year of work. I also try to camp whenever I can around where I live if I can manage to get a couple of days off which is few and far between. Kidd

By JRRYAN on Friday, June 22, 2001 - 08:59 am: Edit

Sleep, bathe and drive to and from work.

By Junior (Junior) on Friday, June 22, 2001 - 11:08 am: Edit

watch the cops in spain. they are not held to the same standards as u.s. police. also spanish officials won't interfere with the police at all,all you'll get is shrugged shoulders. the incident that i'm familiar with happened to a tour group of girls in which one was accused of shoplifting. all the girls were brought in to the police station and "searched". these were all rather young gals to begin with. when i heard what happened i was shocked. and what is really heartbreaking is that the guys niece who was on the trip was so tramatised by the experience that they had to get her to a counselor of some kind to help here to cope. i can't say this enough. when overseas don't just know where your embassy is,make sure they know who you are. make sure they know your name and have seen your face...junior

By Dak690 (Dak690) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 01:01 am: Edit

Ride my harley & fish , and try to get the laundry done .

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