Hi I'm Orlando
We work side by side everyday, and by the way, I'm a Mormon.
I've been a university professor for over 24 years now, amazing. Some day I hope to play Brazilian Bossa Nova for real, but for now, it's fun to pick up the guitar and at least try. I'm also going to get Mandarin down, I've been studying it for a couple of years now, and that's been real fun too. In fact, studying foreign languages has become a hobby of sorts. Portuguese and Spanish are my best, but I can get by with some Italian and German too, others seem to come and go. As to other hobbies, I'm sure my wife appreciates it when I take the telescope out of the living room. I agree, it doesn't seem to match with the other furniture in the room.
First, If you ever get a chance to read a copy of the Book of Mormon, take a peek at the second chapter of 2 Nephi. That chapter seems to summarize everything I believe, especially the part that talks about man being saved through the "merits, and mercy, and grace" of Christ. Second, I love the doctrines that help us understand how all humanity, all who have ever lived on the earth, no matter where or when, all will have a chance to learn of Christ and receive salvation. Take a peek at those teachings too.
In a lay church we all have tons of opportunities to serve. I love seeing how it all comes together: teaching lessons, working with youth, visiting the elderly, playing sports, and signing in choirs. Currently I spend a lot of time with our youth. Outside of church, I try to beat people to the "sorry, I don't drink alcohol" moment. That is, I try to inform them that I don't drink before they extend the invitation.