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Friday, June 3, 2011

What kind of "buff" are you?

Twilight on Little Round Top ~ Gettysburg, PA
Photo by Loree Huebner


Noun: A person who is enthusiastically interested in and very knowledgeable about a particular subject. ~ Merriam-Webster

I always think of this scene from Seinfeld when I hear the word “buff” ~
GEORGE: Wow, Keith Hernandez. He's such a great player.

JERRY: Yeah, he's a real smart guy too. He's a Civil War buff.

GEORGE: I'd love to be a Civil War buff. ... What do you have to do to be a buff?

JERRY: So Biff wants to be a buff? ... Well sleeping less than 18 hours a day
would be a start.
My hubby and I are what you might call Civil War buffs.
We’ve always shared the passion for that era in our country’s history and studied it ardently. We’ve made Civil War re-enacting our hobby. We write articles about the war and build stories around it in our fiction writing. We love to hang with people who love the Civil War as much as we do.
We are Civil War buffs.
In our case, the kind of buffs we are has nothing to do with the careers we hold. It’s something we enjoy and are eager to study or participate...anything Civil War! 
When I think of my family or friends, each is a buff of something or another. For example, my mom was a rose buff. She knew all there was to know about growing the most beautiful roses. She loved to show and tell her garden. 
Our cousin is a motorcycle buff. Her and her guy, ride on the weekends with other motorcycle buffs.
My friend is a Vegas buff. Her and her hubby love to go to Vegas. She knows all there is to know about the city, and enjoys the atmosphere and excitement. I have never been to Vegas, and she has never been to Gettysburg…but we still are the best of friends. We just have our own things that we love to do.
Everyone is a "buff" ~ Now my question goes out to you ~ What kind of buff are you?
I would love to hear from you.
Just between you, me and the gatepost,


Brandi said...

Great post, Loree. I guess I would call myself a history buff, because it's always been my favorite subject in school. I collect books on different eras, but my favorites are the medieval and Victorian periods. My husband and I enjoy visiting Renaissance and steampunk festivals!

It's fascinating that you and your husband both participate in Civil-War reenactments. My Brides of Assurance series features characters who were Civil War veterans and former slaves. Enjoy your weekend!

Loree Huebner said...

Brandi: So nice to have you aboard!! I welcome you! Congrats again on your recent success.

So awesome that you are a history buff. I've been to a few Renaissance fairs, but never a steampunk festival...sounds fun!

Thanks for your comments and for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!

Julie Musil said...

Ooooh, ok, I'd have to say water skiing buff, since our family loves to ski. And I love all WWII stories, fiction and nonfiction, but I don't know if that qualifies as a buff.

Shopgirl said...

Hm, that's a tough one, I'd have to think about it. I am kinda into food and books, but by no means buff in either. I really enjoy snowboarding too, but I really only count as a newbie. I'd like to be a language buff...

Loree Huebner said...

Julie: I think each qualifies as a buff. Thanks for popping in!

Shopgirl: A lauguage buff is good! I'd like to also think of myself as a word buff...I love unusual words. Have a great weekend!

Ron Joe 'Geezer' said...

Great question?

I would consider myself a "self taught" computer buff :-)

Loree Huebner said...

Ron: Awesome! Thanks for coming by and chiming in!

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh no! I'm not sure I'm a buff at anything though years ago I was at many different things. I might say I am a buff at people-- love to watch and study them and interact with them.

Loree Huebner said...

Terri: A people buff is a great choice! I hadn't thought of that one. Being a people buff would be great for the writer's mind. Thanks for your comments.

Tana Adams said...

Great question! In all honesty a dying of thirst God buff. I really want to know more than the bible tells me, is that possible?

Loree Huebner said...

Tana: I think that being a God buff is awesome! I am too! I think that in His own great way, God shows us more than the bible tells us...the bible is just the handbook. Thanks for poppin' in!

Michelle Teacress said...

I think my family members would say I am an animal buff. :) But the funny thing is we usually use this word in a different way - the one meaning a young man is good looking or muscular. ;)

Loree Huebner said...

Michelle: I know there are many meanings for the word, buff...haha. I love that you are an animal buff.... Thanks for stopping by!