Oh lord, somebody beat me to it! LOL
Well here goes, I am besides a music lover............a volcano lover, I am a volcano fanatic, I hunt down pictures, books, websites, etc, anything about volcanoes. The book stores that specialize in geoscience books have a name for people like me, "Shake and Bakers". I can tell you the old volcanic spots around the White Mountains of New Hampshire near where I live.
I and my family have visited some recent volcanoes in New Mexico. Driven thru old lava flow sites near Spokane Washington. And I am pretty damn sure I have the biggest Volcano and volcano related book collection in the the State of MAine.
Second, I am a devoted Star Trek Book reader. The movies bore me to tears. I'd rather read the book that the movie is based on, then watch the movie.
I have a complete collection of all the "Doc Savage" pulp fiction stories ever written by "Kenneth Robeson". And I am also a devoted Dr. Who fan. (British sci-fi tv)
And finally, but not least. I am a devoted "dumpster diver" scavenger who goes to his local dump and pours over the potential scavengeable stuff for repair or recreation into something new. My love is to take something and make it into a thing that I would have liked as a kid. Ex. I found a nice round wooden base, attached a cute little ceramic planter that had sun faces all around it. I painted the suns bright gold and the bowl sky blue. I painted the base a nice green color, then attached the bowl to it with craft glue. Put two wooden posts with brass hanging hooks. Glued several neat ceramic figurines of flowers and an old style water pump. When it was done I called it a "Kids Stuff holder", then I gave it away to a local group that does a fund raising auction to benefit the local high school. I have made hundreds of these over the last 10 years. Sadly, ever since the "Antiques Roadshow" pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer. Oh and along the way I have salvaged and refinished a number of old pieces of furniture for our own uses.
I subscribe to Smithsonian, National Geographic, Earth, Science Illustrated and NAtional History magazine as I am a voracious reader.
I also love to hike and make it a point to do at least on BIG hike a year on a peak that I have yet to climb. Mt. Katahdin in Maine was the most challenging and the most rewarding and soul satisfying hike I have ever done. Oh yes, and I do a hike every year on or near my birthday. 9/13
Argh, I nearly forgot, I am a big fan of the Fantasy/pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, (creator of Conan the Barbarian) and the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. (The Cthulhu Mythos)
<phew I'm exhausted.> <grin>
"I don't have pet peeves...I have whole kennels of irritation." --Whoopi Goldberg