Everyone has quirky hobbies. I personally study Arthurian Legend and medieval history. I'm a literature person. I just graduated with my undergrad and already have a Master's Thesis in mind. The thing is to find someone who balances your hobbies and loves. My husband is an Identity Management consultant who majored in IT at a polytech college. I taught him a love for literature and he taught me a love for PhP.RAKtheUndead said:That's the problem. They're just hobbies, and when your hobbies include researching and writing essays on 1960s mainframe operating systems and examining the specifications pages in car magazines, what hope have you then?Hunde Des Krieg said:Are the more "eccentric" parts part of your career? Or areas of study for a career? If so, what's there to justify?RAKtheUndead said:You know, my problem isn't inhibitions about the juvenile activities that I do. I have no hang-ups with being a computer gamer at all. The problem is that I do computing activities which are far more mature - and far more obscure. There's nobody outside a computer-science context who wants to hear about 2,000-word essays on computer technology predictions. The same applies to my interests in automotive technology, aeronautics and spaceflight.
The juvenile activities are easy to justify. It's my interests in other things that are difficult to explain, particularly as I'm what you may consider "eccentric" anyway.