I like to keep myself busy whenever possible so it's unnecessary to list every hobby I've had over the years. However, several have had a huge impact on my habits, interests and personal knowledge base, and it's through these activities that I've found myself editing Wikipedia.
Video games are a huge influence on the lives of many people, but few have a history with gaming that is as pervasive as mine. I'm extremely fortunate in that both of my parents are avid gamers, and as a result I've been playing video games since I was old enough to hold a controller. I'm a close follower of the Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros. franchises, but I'll play a game from any genre if it catches my interest. Video games are essential for relieving stress in my life, and they also help keep my reflexes, problem solving, reading speed/comprehension and depth perception sharp.
I'm a trained musician from childhood. I've learned to read and write sheet music, and perform professional level pieces on several instruments, though since my practicing has diminished I'm not nearly as polished as I used to be. I was in choir through grade school, both in school and with the local church, and once I entered middle school I started learning to play flute, which I continued through high school. In high school I completed available music theory courses and received additional training in the art of marching band show design. I've also been trained in some percussion instruments, mostly mallets and cymbals. Privately I've studied many other woodwinds, including oboe, recorder, ocarina and tin whistle, and I have a very limited experience with pianos/keyboards.
Papercrafting is my newest hobby, but it has had perhaps the most profound impact on my life since I was introduced to video games. I discovered this wonderful art in September of 2007, on the papercraft and origami (/po/) board of 4chan. Since then I've collected hundreds of templates, constructed over fifty models and fully designed five of my own, with fifteen other works in progress and many more ideas that I would like to bring to fruition. Papercrafting is a great way to practice fine motor skills and connect 2D and 3D geometrical relationships. It's through designing papercrafts that I've learned basic 3D modeling using Google Sketchup. I hope to start learning to use Blender later this year.