Jez Higgins

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Monday 03 September 2007 Outside Interests

Still chipping away at my CV, although have made strides thanks to the input of several chums who hire'n'fire. Still undecided about "outside interests".

Should one list hobbies and things in that list half-inch at the bottom? While I don't have any complete no-no interests like, say, golf, I'm a little worried that those interest that I do have tend to the bit programmer-stereotype. Plus, I'm interested in just about everything, so I'm broad and shallow rather than deep and focussed.

So then, Jez, what might fall under the broad category of "hobbies" then?

Well, I cook, I go swimming and while I'm not the quickest I have a pretty decent shape, I like to walk the dog, I'm interested in comics, beer, what today's young people might call rock, post-rock, hardcore, or punk music, I like boardgaming and I'd role play if I had the time and a group to play with, I read a fair spread of novels although I confess to a natural inclination toward science fiction, I like a bit of folk and I might even be able to sing you a song or too (although it's rather pot luck as to whether I can hold a tune on any given day), I'm a very casual hockey player, I like to watch rugby on the telly but I'd have no idea what the league standings are, I go and see a cricket match or two a year, and I've recently, through the agency of my firstborn, got into model railways and some of the more technical aspects of gymnastics and tumbling, I've been on the winning team of the local festival general knowledge quiz three of the four years it's run, if you invited me to some thing or event I'd not done before I'd probably say "yes" rather than "no".

I'm nearly 40. Can you tell?




Jez Higgins

Freelance software generalist
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