Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Weekly Geeks 2009-4: Other Passions
What are you passionate about besides reading and blogging? For example, are you crafty (knitting, woodworking, scrapbooking, model building)? Do you cook? Into gaming (computer or board)? Sports (player or spectator)? Photography? Maybe you like geocaching, rock climbing? Or love attending events like renaissance fairs, concerts? Music? Dancing? You get the idea.
Tell us why you're passionate about it. Post photos of what you've made or of yourself doing whatever it is you love doing.
#2. Get us involved. Link to tutorials, recipes, Youtube videos, websites, fan sites, etc, anything that will help us learn more about your interest or how to do your hobby. Maybe you'd like to link to another hobbyist whose work you admire or tell us about a book or magazine related to your interest.
#3. Visit other Weekly Geeks. Link in your post to other Geeks who've peaked your interest in their passion. Or maybe you might find a fellow afincionado among us, link to them.
A few years ago we discovered that there were several feral cat colonies near our home. We live close to a dead end street that happens to be a popular drop off point for people to abandon cats. When we starting working with these cats, many of them were in very poor health. I've owned cats my entire life, and seeing cats in such a horrible situation was just heartbreaking. My mother and I both decided that we wanted to do something to help these poor animals.
We've also adopted four of the cats ourselves. Duchess was living in an abandoned greenhouse when we first found her. Gwen was born to one of our foster cats and has become my constant companion. She often guards my workstation or sits on my lap as I type.
What literary character name would you choose for a cat?
To learn more about feral cat rescue, you can visit Alley Cat Rescue.
Other Weekly Geeks:
Lou and I share two passions, Egyptology and photography.
Booking Mama and Linda are both knitters. I learned to knit last year, after several unsuccessful attempts. (Thank heavens for tutorials on YouTube, or I still wouldn't be able to purl!)
Wendi is also an animal lover and participates in animal rescue.
Robin is new to Weekly Geeks this week and has a wonderful post about the effect music has had on her life.
Dreamybee and I share a passion for gardening. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can tend to my flowers.