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Old 12-21-2006, 12:32 PM   #41
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Regarding the $80 hamburger trip...I hate to burst your bubble, but $80 won't quite make it anymore. Unless, of course, the burger restaurant is at your home airport and all you do is a few touch and go's before lunch!
Hey,
some of us are LBYM pilots
For $80 I can fly to and back to more than 20 food establishments from my airport (LZU).
Our PA-20 burns about 6 gph of MoGas. Cessna 140 was even better - was around 4gph (also MoGas STC)



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Re: Hobbies in ER
Old 12-23-2006, 10:04 AM   #42
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Hobbies? well there's the biking, bought a recumbent bike, along with a mountain bike. Home repair, always there when you have time, and feel the urge. And the yard work. The garden, and canning. Making home made beer and wine. Going to the gym several times per week. Fishing for walleyes, blue gills, ect. Fly fishing, tying flys, Cut will tell you it really is a seperate sport. Camping. Travelling. Hunting. Keeping up with too many internet forums. Walking the dog. Hiking. Doing maintence on the vehicles. Helping neighbors with various projects. Cooking and cleaning since my wife still works. Doing the taxes, keeping up on our finances. Reading. Keeping track of & helping of my 83 yr old mom. Can't figure out how I had time to work. The best part is I do it all at my pace, when and if I want..............Shredder
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:50 PM   #43
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Ok folks, you have failed to mention the most obvious hobby of then all. Golf. I know there are some golfers on here.
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Ok folks, you have failed to mention the most obvious hobby of then all. Golf. I know there are some golfers on here.
I would expect you to say that golf is not a hobby, its a life.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:04 PM   #45
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I would expect you to say that golf is not a hobby, its a life.
Donheff: I recently cut back my tournament schedule, and
reactivated my PGA card, and have been giving lessons two times a
week.

A plaque above my desk reads, "Working hard enough on the
range to allow you to play with a single didget handicap is
not a matter of life and death, it's much more important than
that!"

Yep, hobby doesn't quite cover it.




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Old 12-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #46
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I would expect you to say that golf is not a hobby, its a life.
True. For me in retirement it will be a major portion of my life. But for some, it will be a much smaller part, therefore a hobby to those.

Jar, I bet you are having a lot of fun with that. Imagine, getting paid for doing something you love.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:47 PM   #47
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True. For me in retirement it will be a major portion of my life. But for some, it will be a much smaller part, therefore a hobby to those.

Jar, I bet you are having a lot of fun with that. Imagine, getting paid for doing something you love.
Dog: Golf has kept me on the unemployment roles for the
last 20 years. (I never gave a second thought about what I
was going to do when I retired).

I'm sure that you will have a much lower handicap in the next few
years than you currently carry. You'll have the time to really get in
some range work, and it will definantly add to your pleasure of the
game.

Good luck, and have a great time in your retirement.

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Old 01-03-2007, 11:42 AM   #48
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Run Forrest Run!
A few hundred bucks a year for some quality shoes and you have a bonafide time-filling, first-class exercise program. Bonus, you get to eat guilt-free and I guarantee you'll have some of the best naps of your life!
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:08 PM   #49
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First and foremost. Creating Music. I started at nine, and have been playing off and on for 42 years. No gigs anymore ala T-Al, but I do get together with like minded (and coincidentaly aged) friends for a 4 hour Jam most Friday nights way out in the sticks (Drummer's House) where we can make unlimited noise at high enough volume to really feel the music.

Never even comes close to not being FUN! : 8)
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I'm not looking for a job or a new hobby, but here's a timely MSN article: "Extreme Hobbies"

You know your model rocket has hit the big time when you start getting calls from the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives... and I appreciate the humor of the guy who built the projectile launcher named "Second Amendment".
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Awesome.

I do not have any animals in my life right now, but years ago when I had a house, yard, and significant other who could spend some time at home, I had a wonderful little Sheltie, who I miss to this day (he went with S/O when we left Texas/broke up).

I am a big, brusque guy who does not keep a ton of people friends, but I just love the breed (and Border Collies). So many of my male friends think of a dog as a way to display their own masculinity so they go for huge, tough, unsociable dogs - the meaner the better. But for me, go ahead and call me a wimp, nothing beats the gentle disposition and orientation of a typical Sheltie. Some are a bit shy, but they generally love to be near you, but not right underfoot. They are smart, loyal, attuned, not-hyper, full of personality, etc. I know there are a huge range of differences from one individual dog to another but you can bet when I am actually FI/REd and feel I can devote enough time to caring for one properly, that is the breed I would look into. Good on ya for doing good work!
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:49 AM   #52
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I have always thought that hobbies were things that unexpectedly grabbed your attention and took over your life, not things that you one day decided to go out looking for. If you never had hobbies before retirement, it seems like you may just not be the hobby type.

I started racing motorcycles in 1971 and after a several year lay-off I'm planning on getting back on the track this year. But part of my hobby is designing and building my own bikes so it is easy to be in a situation of having multiple "works in progress" and nothing ready to ride.

But I'm getting to where that's OK too. I'm trying to take more of an attitude of enjoying the journey. If I'm having fun figuring out what I want to build, and then how to build it, then I'm having fun. I'm trying to focus on that fun factor.

One of the machine tools I have is a CNC (computer controlled) milling machine, so I'm getting to learn 3D CAD/modeling as well as machine control software in order to make more complicated parts than I could with the manual mill I started out with. I weld up the frames and have also been learning sheet metal work for building tanks and seats. I also end up building some of the tools.

There's no shortage of things to do or learn.

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Old 01-08-2007, 11:22 PM   #53
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My hobby is restoring a 150 year old farm house and barn. In the proccess we found a newspaper called The Canadian Agriculturalist dated 1856. It was in one of the walls in the attic.
Also, like to brew beer, whole grain method.
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whole grain method.
I was a homebrewer (no kits) for a couple of years way back when... I think that will definitely be something I take up again post-FI/RE. Like the idea of my own recipes, the sound of the air lock bubbling, smell of fresh whole hops (not pelletized), the simplicity of the task of bottle washing... and of course, the final product!
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Music, woodworking, photography, lechery...
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Music, woodworking, photography, lechery...
For a good take on how to combine two of those interests, see Phil Greenspun's photography section. In there he has some great pictures of his women friends who seem to like to sit around his apartment naked, eating Chinese takeout, playing cards, pulling books out of his shelves and just being domestic in many charming ways.

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For a good take on how to combine two of those interests, see Phil Greenspun's photography section. In there he has some great pictures of his women friends who seem to like to sit around his apartment naked, eating Chinese takeout, playing cards, pulling books out of his shelves and just being domestic in many charming ways.

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Ha: About the time I feel I have permanent "burn-out" on this
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Give it up Jarhead. You know you can't quit, you might miss something!

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Give it up Jarhead. You know you can't quit, you might miss something!

ReWahoo: It must be tiring to be right all the time.

Apparantly you got your front seat cleared of the "aftermath" of your
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Stay tuned if you want my picks for the coming week-end. 8)
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #60
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Hmmmm Hobbies, where to begin..

drag racing ( myself, DW and all 3 kids)
camping (small motorhome camping with a large group of friends)
welding ( mig, tig ) ( ornamental iron and other fun stuff )
machining ( lathe, and just purchased a Bridgeport mill for $400 )
garage sales and auctions
gardening
golfing ( both Dw and myself)
2-3 day backpack trips
weekend trips visiting friends and siblings


and a lot of other activities..

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