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Over the past week I’ve been regaled with clip after clip of popular music played on the ocarina. (If you don’t know what an ocarina is, it’s basically a whistle that looks a little like a potato.) Why? Because my darling boyfriend has decided that he wants one. No. He needs one. He needs to play this:

Neither of us are unfamiliar with spontaneously picking up hobbies. Several months ago I bought a ukulele on a whim. Which I still can’t really play, by the way. (But it’s fun to strum.) My boyfriend has attempted to master the art of fushigi (contact juggling). He is not as good as this guy:

This is really just the tip of the iceberg.

Do you have any unconventional hobbies? How did you pick them up? Do you want to start a weird hobby club with me?

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  1. February 1, 2013 at 8:54 am —

    I own so many ocarinas! STL is a really great company to buy from, we have four of theirs (maybe more? I lose track) and they’ve all been excellent.

    I really should play them more often… Maybe I’ll make videos and post them! Or maybe never do that :p

    • February 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm —

      You and my Chris should start a band! An ocarina band!

  2. February 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm —

    One of my hobbies happens to be video games. Now that you mentioned ocarinas, I think I will play and win yet another Zelda game. MaybeTwilight Princess… I’m not sure yet.

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