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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:19 pm 
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So moving on from this thread what hobbies have you had before (probably been done before, but...)?

Mine have been

Model railways
Model aeroplanes
Model cars
Computers
keeping exotic animals

That's just the ones I remember... :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:21 am 
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I've had a few hobbies. Some came and went quick. While others had staying power. :)

Some oldies:

Model railways (10-15 years ago)
Model aeroplanes & cars (10-15 years ago)

Some goodies:

Computers (off & on for the past 15 years)
LEGO ( when I was as child, and as an adult for the past 10+ years)
Ex. of what a LEGO hobby can become. :)
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I'm also thinking of giving painting a try. My local PBS/Create channel have been showing a couple of my favorite painters lately. Frank Clarke & the late Bob Ross. Both are great at painting, and teaching.


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I'm a musician, so my hobbies revolve around that. Guitar is my main instrument.


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Back in my "early" years, teen and pre-teen, I did have interest in model building of cars and planes.. and did create some crystal radio models. Also into model trains. Did gain a deep interest in engines, small and large. Did have a few years as an auto mechanic. Also was involved with learning the ins and outs of electronics, radio/TV repair. Then in the early 70s, became interested in computers. Still am.
Also did a lot of "DIY" home owner maintenance. Since retiring from the work force more than 10 years back, my interests are centered on older lawn tractors and mowers.. restoring and maintenance. My back yard has perhaps 12 machines, all in working order.. and kept under covers. My 'newest' machine is a John Deere GX345 with full hydro power.. including power steering and cruise control! But my favorite is an older zero-turn Exmark Explorer riding mower with built-in vacuum system. Great for fall leaf clean-up. I call it my "riding vacuum cleaner"!!
Too many "toys", no "toy box"!! :lol: :lol:
Staying active in one's latter years means a longer life span.

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judo
playing piano
reading
lego
electronics
playing music (keyboard)
visiting live music
badminton

traveling

the ones in blue I have stopped.

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Yes, some I have forgotten about...
Running (just started again)... Got to about 4.5 to 5 minute miles...
Karate (must get off my butt and take that up again)..
Used to go to a lot of live music (happy university days) - not bothered now - too damn expensive...
Been into computers since about '81, but really got tinkering with hardware in about '96 when I could afford it (64mb of PC66 RAM = £90)
Always used to service my cars (not now, too old).. Any technically difficult bits an old mate used to help..
Love films, any films, some are bad, but I have never switched them off...
Gaming... After last attack of labyrinthitis it has taken a bit of a back seat...

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used to be big into car audio/customization - not so much anymore
currently do bowling and softball(2) leagues through my employer - used to do basketball as well.
home theater stuff here and there
computer gaming comes and goes in weekly/monthly phases
i have an '97 M3 that i'm working on getting into track condition to weekend race it with.
plan on starting up some homebrewing - which leads into....
finishing up the final touches on buying a house...which will soon become my most-time-sucking of all hobbies; homeownership.

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Back when I was young, I got hung up with amateur radio. Built my own, Especially mobile. Then I got hung up with composite pistol competition until I couldn't see any more. Then I got interested in computers and still am. The older you get the harder it is to learn.

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hmmmm???

Going back into the 60's did some serious drag racing, then it got to rich for my blood.

Worked big time as a mechanic for the City of New York. Did restoring a few Corvettes (body off), still have one (1966).

Hunting in Upstate New York and target shooting. Have some interest in firearms (legal). Now doing small remodeling jobs to keep busy, don't need the money thank God. Just enjoying retirement and life itself.

I do like computers but I was a late bloomer in that department, I just trying to know enough about them to be able to build a few and to be able to fix what I have.

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