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What are you passionate
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Cindi    Posted 03-21-2004 at 14:45:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

I was trying to think of something that really gets me excited and I couldn't think of a thing, so I quit thinking about it becuase it made me depressed. What do you get excited about? I mean, all shaky and rattled and you just can't wait to do it? Keep it clean ya'll. I'm talking about hobbies or interests. What makes your little heart go thumpy thump?

Lora Lee    Posted 03-22-2004 at 20:56:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am very passionate about country decorating in the home. I am planning to move out on my own soon and I have bought lots of country stuff from yard sales and thrift stores. I have all kind of country stuff-roosters, cows, barns, John Deere, fruit,etc. I can't wait to get a place of my own and decorate with my wonderful collection of country stuff. I went to Cracker Barrel Store and Restaurant today for lunch and I bought me a denim pocketbook with a rooster on the front and also a set of John Deere salt and pepper shakers. I also noticed at Cracker Barrel that they have a nice cookbook of recipes that you can use using cast-iron pots and pans. I hope to get that book soon. If any of you have any tips on country decorating, I would appreciate it if you would share with me. I love the country way of life and enjoy bringing it in my home through country decorating.

Rickstir    Posted 03-22-2004 at 07:50:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
The 2nd ammendment, the right to keep and bare arms. Concealed carry is a natural extension of that. See Vermont. It's amazing to me how liberals who are all wound up in proping up programs for their society dependant constituents, would rather have them raped and murdered instead of learning responsible self-defense. Thank God I live in a state (Missouri-finally) and a county that openly acknowledges my rights. I "open carried" all weekend as I normally do, but thanks to our new law I can conceal as I drive in the truck. A local restaurant owner asked me why my holster was empty. I had locked in the truck not knowing his position. You can carry in here anytime was his reponse. You don't get that too often in a big city.

cowgirlj    Posted 03-22-2004 at 06:57:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I get so antsy in the early spring, I just have to plant soemthing. Yesterday we redid all my flower beds. I planted 2 red bud trees and 2 pink flowering almonds and 2 fusia bushes. I have about 60 seedlings up and waiting for warm enough weather to get them in the ground, and we have 40 shade populars to plant today. I love watching plants grow from seed to a full bloomed feast of beauty. It's very self fullfilling to me.

Last years perennials are up and my tulips are up.'s spring!

Stormie    Posted 03-22-2004 at 06:51:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
My goodness this really got me thinking. Cheering for my favorite teams, hunting w/ husband, having a big fish on, getting ready for my daugthers birthday, christmas,easter, ect..., going on vacation, going on a date with my husband, getting a good deal, getting a good hair hair cut, holidays,well I guess maybe I am just more excitable than I realized. I guess it is the little things that get me really excited.

dogbardave    Posted 03-21-2004 at 20:43:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
...I really like them Nalley's brand puffy cheetos.

Got three bags of 'em on Friday, and they're all gone.

I enjoy a good discussion about complicated issues.

Freedom is what    Posted 03-21-2004 at 18:54:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm passionate about. Just doing those things that we take for granted. You know, things like getting in my truck and going for a drive just for the fun of it. And, stopping by a pond or stream to throw a line in the water. And, catching a fish and toss it back in because I'm free and I want the fish to be free also. And, weather permitting and my joints aren't aching, I can visit my friend Bill and his wife. For several years my good wife tried to get me to take a voyage on a cruise ship. I'd always so no because I never want to be anywhere that I can't drive away from.........gfp

ezyed    Posted 03-21-2004 at 18:41:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I`m with Fern(mi)on two of the three

LH    Posted 03-21-2004 at 18:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
A great woman and romance ;-)

farming..........    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:53:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
.........anything having to do with farming.
hogs, rowcrops, bottle calves, and the garden.
i can only hope i can one day leave the construction job to full time farm..........i am getting a little closer every year.....PP

KellyGa    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:28:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what I am passionate about. I LIKE to do a lot of things BUT...what gets me going, is vacation. No dishes, no cooking, no worries, just a long stretch of beach and the soothing sounds of the ocean. No laundry, no cleaning, no school, no work, just the smell of the ocean on the breezes that come in. No yelling, no unexpected company, no unexpected plans, no phone calls, no worries, just mornings of beautiful sunrises and collecting shells off the beach. I guess vacation time is what I am most passionate about, because I get to take a break from the world. :)

Ron,ar    Posted 03-21-2004 at 18:42:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

I forgot the BEACH in my post below. We used to go to the gulf coast for a week every year. I would plot and plan for months to get it all set up, take all the kids and their families and in laws too. Now they are too busy with their own lives I guess. I can't get them interested in it anymore. Maybe I'll get to make one more trip down there in this old lifetime.

deadcarp    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:25:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like noisemakers - things that go boom and echo thru the woods - fireworks, blasting stumps, rifle season, maybe it's a throwback to the insanity of nam, i dunno. But tell ya what: You walk up to something that's been setting for years, tinker awhile til it turns over, get clean fuel and a strong battery in it, and towards afternoon you get the starter to click and work the solenioid loose, it starts cranking then finally with a shower of scorched acorns, the old john deere pops to life - ahh, that's heaven :)

Spence    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:16:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
The smell of spring, red winged blackbirds singing and the sound of my tractor's diesel roaring to life for another season.

Dwayne W PA    Posted 03-21-2004 at 16:50:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Cindi,ya got me outa the lurk'n mode...:)Um itching ta get in the woods fer morels! Yes it's a passion..them yummy shrooms start getting to me this time every year.My 9 yr. old daughter is starting to enjoy the hunt also,which makes it ten times as much fun....we still got about 3-4 weeks wait here in PA,but I'm hoping for a great season and finding that "mother load"!...take care.

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-21-2004 at 16:55:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love hunting morels too, although I usually just end up mad because I find so many people trespassing on my property and getting to them before I do.

Dwayne W PA    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:09:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Donna,how you and Cliff doing? not real up on this 'puter but if ya get on Google and hit "mushroom" it'll bring up a great site run by Michael Kuo and Bob Zordani...there's a progession map that tells ya when folks are finding morels in your area(think they oughta be poppin soon or now for you)Good luck and have fun hunting!

jf    Posted 03-21-2004 at 16:30:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
irionically-used to be my chosen profession of education/ teaching. Now the full dynamics of education coupled with the adminstrative mismanagement and self serving attitude of participants has made me pretty lull on it. Now I am just another "burnt out teacher". Fortunately I am not teaching right now-just goes to prove it matters little whether the competent,capable dedicated teachers are there or not.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-21-2004 at 15:18:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your limitations on my druthers leaves a dirty minded old man similair to myself complete;y out of the conversation.

Other than that I like pleasing Frieda with a writen account of some one of our tender moments, a child-tribal rearing tale comes in second after that.

I can't help it. At the age of 14 yrs I turned fron a dirty little kid inti a dirty adolecesent.

Les    Posted 03-21-2004 at 15:03:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beautiful, well performed music, whether it's Bluegrass, classical, a great hymn, choral, Sousa. Music inspires me much more than words alone can do.

Ron,ar    Posted 03-21-2004 at 15:14:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
You probably have an ear for it too Les. I think thats why some folks "hear" music better than others. I wouldn't know a B-flat from a fermata, you are lucky I think. Looking back I wish I had paid more attention in school during music class.

TO35    Posted 03-21-2004 at 15:00:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Come on Cindi thats an easy one,only four little letters make up a word that means it all, everything....


if that don't work its

dang TO    Posted 03-21-2004 at 15:10:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought hunting would be in there somewhere:^)
Are you sure you are a southern boy?
Church, family,hunting and collecting almost anything old, coins mostly does it for me.
Ron,Ar-the workaholic

TO35    Posted 03-21-2004 at 16:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Love encompasses it all...everything...even hunting...what can I say...I'm


donna in w.v    Posted 03-21-2004 at 14:55:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
believe it or not it's cooking. i'd rather cook than do anything else. i love to cook,bake and love granddaughters always tell me that i can make soup out of "nuffin" my grandmother was from portugal and was extremely poor so when she came to this country and had cabinets full of food and a big garden in the back and a few chickens she would always tell me how lucky we were. she loved to cook and i started when i was 2 or 3 doing little things like cutting lettuce with a plastic knife. she made everything from scratch except pasta.i guess i always associated cooking with love because she loved having everyone at the table and i guess i feel the same way.i have neighbors who don't understand why i don't mind adding an extra plate when somebody happens by at to me is a labor of love.

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-21-2004 at 14:54:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
My horse is still fairly new to me, and all day at work, I can hardly wait till I can get home and ride. I have bonded better with Blue than any horse I've owned before, and the time spent with him is very rewarding.

I'd say I'm pretty passionate about writing my poems, too. It's become a habit, and my morning isn't complete till I've done my daily rhyme.

Come on Cindi, as much as you write, surely you get excited about writing!

Cindi    Posted 03-21-2004 at 19:41:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think so. At least it doesn't feel like excitement. Not the way I remember it. Not the way it used to feel when I was a kid on my way to the beach for the first time after winter, or seeing snow fall the first time in my life, or that first kiss, you know. It's more like a challenge, I guess

Lori    Posted 03-22-2004 at 04:29:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
small things...
The first 70 degree day in the spring
Hugging my grandson
making a difference in the lives of my clients
Making a beautiful prom dress
Watching the sun come up..
ok, I'm easily amused

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