reading, writing, drawing, computer programming, gaming (especially GURPS table-top RPG but also anything from Mafia and Apples to Apples style party games to long and involved Axis and Allies war gaming - I also play MTG), arts and crafts (jewelry, hand sewing, hand-made gifts), cat keeping, fish keeping, dog keeping, swimming, hiking, camping, cooking, swimming, babysitting nieces, watching movies, small home-movie projects, rockets, volunteering, youth group, photography, gardening, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin)
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I was in an airport looking for something to read. I was about the age of middle school - 12/13 ish. The book was only 50 cents and it had coffee stains but I read it over and over again. The book was The Hobbit and I now have about 5 or 6 copies of it in different editions and conditions.