In response to the question asked by Patty Inglish, my favorite hobby would have to be two part. Being an avid gamer, I love playing World of Warcraft. It gives me some release from stress and tension, and helps me wind down at night. I have several characters, but play my gnome warrior the most.
My second hobby is also one I am attempting to grow into a part time job, or at least get some recognition for it. I do nature/wildlife photography. I own a Canon EOS 20D, several lens, and a good tripod and mono-pod. I have been experimenting with this camera for about a year now, and still feel I am only scratching the surface of its capabilities. Currently with the weather cooling down I have a couple of projects to do. The first is a photo journal and a calendar of Cades Cove in Townsend Tennessee. The second is to track down and photograph a big cat in the Citico wilderness area. Rumors have been surfacing for years of big cats out there, and I know several who have seen one. My goal is to provide photographic proof. So far I have photographed many deer, turkey and black bear, and even a coyote once or twice. And of course my fierce wild pekingese has been the subject of many shots.