This is a cool thread!
I don't get here much, mainly once a month to robotically post the birthday announcements...
I usually just scan a few recent postings that look interesting, and inevitably check out some of the mega threads, like the one with nooobieee and Mopar arguing.
I don't play any online games anymore, mainly due to antique computers and for a while I was getting some kind of wrist or hand problem so I laid off any intensive keyboard or mousing activities. The closest to gaming I get is Pokemon Go, which my wife and I still enjoy playing on our phones. We just like to collect and level up, neither of us are into gym battles or other game intricacies there may be.
Still live in Hawaii (windward Oahu in a town called Kailua). Still work for the government (NOAA). Still love my job, always wanted to be a marine biologist and that is more or less what I am, so I can't complain. MKE works across the building from where I am, always cool to see him periodically.
Kids are getting older, 20, 22, and 25 now. And damn, I am getting older too! Turn 56 this year! Yikes!
All kids are still living at home, yes this is Hawaii, that is normal... must get used to that... but just found out a few days ago that middle daughter is going to Japan for a year in the JET program, so the house will be a bit quieter starting next month. She just graduated with a BS in psychology and hopes to go to law school after JET. The two boys, well they are in the workforce still finding their way...
I bought a boat a few years back and that has been my main hobby, we take it out to a place called the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay, do some standup paddleboard, relax, drink too much, and get sunburned. The whole family, well except for oldest son, all enjoy that so we go out whenever the weather is nice. For those on FB you are probably sick of my pics from the sandbar, but it is such a magical place, they will keep coming!
We have a lot of pets: 2 dogs, 3 cats, 5 chickens, 2 rabbits, bunch of koi, 2 lovebirds, a crippled dove, and our newest addition is a PIG (half pot-bellied and half dwarf) that was super cute when a piglet but now she is a handful!
As usual I drink too much, have a double tap kegerator in the garage that is fun to tinker with and drink from. Always looking for different beers to try.. Health-wise, knock on wood, so far things are going okay. I've read some of the above and yes, knocking on my mostly wood desktop right now in fact, I have been spared any nastinesses thus far, I'm guessing it will all come at once. So I thank each day I can still do all the things I want, and eat and drink all the things I want. I feel quite fortunate in that and many other respects.
Probably forgot something important, I'll add it later when I remember, yeah forgetfulness is certainly setting in!