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So what sort of hobbies do you have?

 

I collect baseball and other sports related cards. Mostly baseball, but I have basketball and football in my collection too.

I used to do shows, but those seem to have become not so popular anymore. It was once a good way to make an easy $500.00 on the weekend. It was also through these shows that I began collecting autographs too.

 

I think I'm most proud of my Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan, and Derek Jeter baseball card collections and my Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant basketball collections.

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So what sort of hobbies do you have?

 

 

i used to collect movies. specifically kung-fu, sword films, period/historical films like saiguk and taiga dramas. at one time i had over 800 titles just in kung fu. i eventually stopped because it became unwieldy, and the media kept changing. some of those films could not be had on dvd or blue ray, and i haven't had a vhs since i dunno when.

i also used to study feudal japan. not just war and politics, samurai and other nobles, but what life was like for lower classes. the taiga dramas got me started on this because they are not always (often) very accurate. the last couple years i have not been studying because of my life turning inside out killed alot of my free time, and i have had way too much stress to concentrate.

 

i like bass fishing when i can. somehow all the fun stuff i like, gets killed off by seasonal mandatory overtime. [cursing]

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I play the drums.

Much better than I play the guitar.

 

I also play basketball regularly.

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You guys already know them, I believe:

motorcycles

giant reptiles

stereo gear

but I never mentioned fishing, that's a great activity. Even if you're only snagging the bottom, who cares?

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Coin collecting for nearly 50 years

Astronomy for 25 years

Hunting and fishing for 50 years

I used to like pistol shooting,but unless you reload, it's way expensive nowadays

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I like metal detecting quiet a bit. Look for old coins mostly but also civil war relics.

 

I also like reading true weird paranormal and cryptozoology stuff.

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Besides the obvious music and guitar interest. I take an amature interest in history, astronomy, evolution and other boring ( according to my wife) sciencey stuff.

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karate. Shotokan style. Trained for 15 years, then a 16 year break. Now back in it for the last 2.5 years. Absolutley loving it.

 

I'm going to dance classes. Ballroom, latin & sequence. This has been going on for 2 years now.

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Woodworking for me, making cigar box guitars right now and working up to real ones...

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Baseball for sure. Also, I live exactly 100 yards from trophy bass fishing. Pretty much living the good life. I also host Karaoke every other Sunday, for the seniors in my community. I use my PA, so it sounds like they are fronting a band. They absolutely love it. Computers used to be a hobby, then they became a vocation, and now, maybe they are back to being a hobby, since I have retired. I am not quite clear on that. :)

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Other than playing music (of course), I play a few different video games on my home computer when not playing music. I've been working in the IT field for 23 years and occasionally troubleshoot computer issues for others or assist in building computers and doing upgrades.

 

I have about 1000 books of various content, fiction, non-fiction and music. I have a stamp collection from when I was a kid in the 70's. I have a lot of LP's and cassettes from the 70's through 90's and I'm working slowly but surely recording those to my PC to preserve them. In the past, I've also taken martial arts classes - Shaolin Do , Ninpo Taijitsu and Tae Kwon Do and earned brown belt in each. I enjoy traveling and have been to most of the US except the Northeast and some of the upper Midwest states. I enjoy watching some documentaries, in addition to a pretty big variety of other TV shows and movies. Mostly I just hang out with my lovely wife, our kids and our friends. Music is a big part of our life and we enjoy playing music together, with friends and going to bars/clubs/concerts as well. Sometimes we like going out, sometimes we just stay home. My kids were in Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts when they were younger and I was a Scout Leader for 8 or 9 years. We enjoy camping occasionally with friends and family.

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Baseball for sure. Also, I live exactly 100 yards from trophy bass fishing. Pretty much living the good life. I also host Karaoke every other Sunday, for the seniors in my community. I use my PA, so it sounds like they are fronting a band. They absolutely love it. Computers used to be a hobby, then they became a vocation, and now, maybe they are back to being a hobby, since I have retired. I am not quite clear on that. :)

 

 

Man I love fishing, but geeze it can become all consuming pretty quick! Love bass.

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Photography, I used to be far more active than I am now. Even had a dark room and did a lot of my own prints and developing. I miss Kodachrome..

 

I play Piano, I don't practice as much as I should, if I did I'd probably be a much better player than I am. Can't help that Guitar keeps calling me home.

 

I play a bit of Golf, this is God's way of telling me "There will be things you suck at" I can break 100 on some days. but not on others.

 

I do have a coin collection that I started when I was around 8 or 9, I still add to it now and then if I happen across something.

 

and I drink,, is that a hobby?

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Photography. Cooking. Wine 'Appreciation'......

 

 

Pip.

 

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When I play golf I want to take as many swings as I can. I'm making the price worth my wild. You only used your clubs 67 times. 120 over here. Bite it Tiger.

 

well ... I never thought of it that way.. an entirely new perspective!!! I've been cheated...

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Karate. Shotokan style. Trained for 15 years, then a 16 year break. Now back in it for the last 2.5 years. Absolutley loving it.

 

 

Very nice to see another karate-ka here.

 

Osu!

 

 

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Cooking. Wine 'Appreciation'......

 

 

Pip.

 

 

Oh, and I forgot to mention, wife and I are "foodies" so cooking and wine"appreciation" are mandatory. msp_biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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When I play golf I want to take as many swings as I can. I'm making the price worth my wild. You only used your clubs 67 times. 120 over here. Bite it Tiger.

I'm the same way. Always two off the tee. Maybe a few more on par 3's if there fun.

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I'm the same way. Always two off the tee. Maybe a few more on par 3's if there fun.

 

The first time I played golf, I shot a 96 in nine holes. Coincidentally, that was my last game of golf. :D

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aside from music :

 

Horror movies, classic & not so classic. I'm not a huge fan of the newer horror flicks. there are a few good ones from time to time but typically it's the 60's & older I really love.

Motorcycles

My dogs.

BBQ.

Edited by Karloff

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I used to be a record and CD collector but in the last 3 years I've had to sell a lot of 'em off.....

Listening to music was my first love and I'm still a far better listener than player.

 

Apart from music I do a lot of swimming, eat, sleep and drink beer now and then! Gardening can grab me too. I want to grow stuff [thumbup] [thumbup]

 

Staying alive and enjoying it as much as possible...that's it.

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