No pets: Had some guppies for a bit way back, but fish were never very interesting. Had always wanted a cat, but then I got more interested in dogs thanks to huskies. Huskies are ADORABLE!
Hobbies: forums, working on engines, riding motorcycles, collecting rare vehicles, TEACHING people to drive stick(up to 15 right now), doing bicycle wheelies, filming, youtube, playing video games, collecting ammo, shooting guns(especially over long range), getting ludicrous gas mileage(and modifying vehicles to help achieve ludicrous gas mileage), furries
I keep wanting vehicles that are rare, or aren't sold here. Probably the main reason I got my 6-6 sedan is because they are rare. I also have developed a lust for motorcycles with tiny multicylinder engines. Small engines have always been more fun for me, you can romp on them for much longer before reaching extra-legal speeds. Unfortunately, the average american consumer sees it as higher price = bigger engine, and bigger engine = better. So those small engined multicylinder bikes consequently don't get sold here in the US. So I turn to Canada, who frequently gets imports from Japan. I already have two grey import bikes, and my dad has a third. Not many people get to say this, but a 250cc inline 4 at 18000 rpm sounds amazing.
Engines have always been interesting to me, so I guess that is why I continue coming back to working on them. The kind of work I do on engines is generally tedious, confusing, and extremely frustrating. Despite that, I continue to do it!
Youtube has been a hobby of mine for a little over 6 years now. I've got a dashcam series going, but generally the videos that bring me the most joy are when i'm catering to niche video categories. I'm still working on the opportunity to do a tandem bicycle wheelie, and i'll need a sacrificial trumpet to stick onto engines and make hilarious sounding music. The trumpet will likely need a water cooling jacket to prevent it from dying from the heat, but i'll get to that when I get a trumpet.
Here is my ammo collection as of now:
It is 50 inches to the ceiling, that 40mm Bofors is only 21 inches tall, so its probably gonna take a 90mm to reach the ceiling. Unfortunately one piece(self-contained) ammunition becomes unwieldy when it gets that large and heavy, so its gonna be slim pickings.
I can still name every single one in order, I think that means I don't have enough.
.22 short, 2 .22 LR's, .32 ACP, .380 ACP, 9mm Makarov, 9mm Parabellum, .45 ACP, .357 SIG, 7.62 Tokarev, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .32 Winchester Center fire(this stumped me a little), .44 Winchester Center fire(same for this!), .30 Carbine, 5.7x28mm, 300 AAC Blackout, 7.62x39mm, 5.56x45mm, .32 Winchester special, .30-30, 7.62x51mm, 7.62x54R, .30-06, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .50 BMG, 12.7x108, 20mm Vulcan, 27mm Oerlikon(27x145mm)(thought it was x142mm, had to check the bottom), 25mm Bushmaster, and of course the 40mm Bofors!
I have always been one to challenge myself, and never really supported the idea that certain calibers can't be used past X yards. Against animals? Sure, but I shoot paper and steel. Long distance shooting has been really appealing to me, it is actually a challenge! Now, of course since i'm crazy, instead of using cartridges designed to be used for long range, I want to prove that it can be done even with large caliber low velocity cartridges. The rifle I want to use for long range is my Ruger 77/357 chambered in .357 magnum. 357 magnum is generally regarded as a 150 yard cartridge, past that it "drops too much", THE HORROR! I'm hoping to shoot it at least to 600 yards, maybe up to 1000.
Speaking of challenging, many of you people know me on this forum for my ludicrous gas mileage. A lot of the appeal of getting good gas mileage for me comes from the challenge of it. Add to that the fact that this is something you can maximize on your vehicles without breaking the law, and it becomes even more appealing. The other main reason I try to achieve maximum gas mileage is to keep engines around for longer. There are already countries announcing ICE vehicle bans in the future, and that is a scary prospect for me. I hate electricity, and electric vehicles would take away much of the fun I get from operating vehicles. No thanks.
Furries! Uh oh! I had known about furries for a long time, but thanks to youtube I discovered how appealing it is! Lots of people get bad impressions of furries because their first impression of them usually come from CSI miami, or my strange addiction, or that one time a convention got attacked with chlorine gas, ended up on the news, and that one news anchor just couldn't stop laughing. It is also pretty much an accepted fact of the internet that furries will get crapped on. A big helper for me becoming a furry probably came from the fact that I had a neutral to slightly positive opinion of them for about as long as I have known about them. The origin of this interest i'm guessing started when I saw a video on America's Funniest Home Videos of some guy on Halloween riding a dirtbike in costume. This wasn't just any costume, it was a frankenstein with a baby hanging onto its shoulder. The head of the person wearing it goes to the baby, making it even more awesome. To top it off, the guy popped a dank wheelie and the baby's body and legs just flew in the wind behind the costume, it was so hilarious to watch! I was very dissapointed when that video didn't end up in the top 3. To add to the frustration, the video that won was of four babies laughing to some music playing. So moving onwards, I discovered a furry video on youtube around August of last year, added it to my watch later list, watched it, then went back to watching other videos. It sat in my watch later list for around two weeks, and I was still intrigued by it, so I went to watch more of that guy's videos and got hooked. I soon discover that there is an annual furry convention in Atlanta, and just my luck, I became a furry a MONTH too late, and will have to wait till next year. Of course, hobbies are fun by themselves, but when you combine them...So I looked up videos of furries riding motorcycles, and there is a great video a guy riding his motorcycle in fursuit, and the way people react to it is just GOLDEN. So, needless to say, the first thing i'm gonna do when I get a fursuit(after familiarising myself with its limitations) is to ride a motorcycle, and RECORD IT!