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Old 12-29-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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What is your hobby?

I haven't had a hobby since I stopped showing dogs in the mid 90's. These days I read, visit financial internet sites and watch TV at night. I was wondering what hobbies other retirees have to see if anything appeals to me.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:33 PM   #3
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Hobbies? Who has time for hobbies. I have an extensive coin collection I have not looked at since I retired. I parked my 77 Cordoba T-top because the last year I insured it I put 543 Km on it. I have a stamp collection. I guess computers can be considered a hobby.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:41 PM   #4
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Not retired yet, but looking forward to having more time to do my amateur astronomy (hence my username - I love to observe faint galaxies). I used to be really into it but have been taking a hiatus lately. It takes a bit of time to travel to a dark site with my equipment, but it really doesn't have to be that hard. You have to be able to stay up late, though.

My main hobby these days is making beer. You can really make some great beer at home - it's not like it was 30 years ago; high quality ingredients are readily available and tons of knowledge is at your fingertips via the intertubes.

I am also looking forward to using my woodshop more, too.

I think I don't have time to w*rk!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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Once you're retired, I think everything you do counts as a hobby.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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I enjoy getting stronger using the weight lifting machines at my gym.


I also like reading, video games, pleasure drives, the ER forum, and keeping track of my investments.

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Once you're retired, I think everything you do counts as a hobby.
Exactly! So now you know what my days are like. I didn't include spending time with F. as a "hobby", since that seems a little cold/harsh, but I love spending time with him as well.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:48 PM   #7
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:52 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:53 PM   #9
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Any activities at Brighton Beach? or are you more of a Prospect Park type?
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:54 PM   #10
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Gardening, knitting, reading, running, and minor home improvements.

It's not really a hobby, but I also really enjoy meeting my friends for lunch, coffee, or margaritas.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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Investing
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Photography
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Playing Baseball
Watching Baseball/Football
Home Theater
Some that I forgot and others waiting for retirement
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I have an extensive collection of seashells...which I keep scattered about the beaches of the world.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #14
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Plus -- making dollhouses and miniature furniture.

And my most recently acquired hobby is 'Algered Books' -- which is scrapbooking taken to a more artsy-fartsy level. I am currenly working on making graphic journals of every trip I have taken since 1984.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:57 PM   #15
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:01 PM   #16
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Golf
Playing guitar
Riding my motorcycle
Reading
Walking
Wasting time on internet boards
Making and consuming good martinis, after 5 PM of course
Being active in nieghborhood activities
Half assed photog
Working part time during tax season for H&R Block
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:12 PM   #18
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I have an extensive collection of seashells...which I keep scattered about the beaches of the world.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #20
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very clever I like that
Thanks, but I totally stole it from a Stephen Wright stand-up routine.
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