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Old 03-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #21
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Reading is number one . I also enjoy swimming ,kayaking , cooking and photography .

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:13 PM   #22
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The normal stuff:

flower gardening (very few veggies)
playing with my dog
eating good and different kinds of food (I don't like to cook tho)
travel (some)

What I'd like to do if I could motivate myself a little more:

exercise (yoga, weights)
train travel

I bought a small weaving loom before I retired, thinking that would be a good hobby. But, after taking one class in weaving I decided that required too much brain power for me. I just don't get along with yarn in any form except I like purchasing already made sweaters.

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:37 PM   #23
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No where close to retirement, but I am sure this list won't change much.

Surfing the net
Video/PC gaming
Tea drinking
Basic exercise of some sort
PC/electronics upgrading and repairing
Minor home repair
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #24
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Mainstays are gardening, cooking ethnic foods, reading, techno-babbling, learning by reading the links posted here and researching further. I definitely need to get some new hobbies in the mix.
Traveling solo is my latest venture.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:21 PM   #25
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Bass fishing and overseas travel. The same two things that have haunted me since I was a teenager.
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:30 PM   #26
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Hmm... The current major activity seems to be taking the house apart and re-assembling it one room at a time. (We've been here 23 years, and some things have deteriorated to a combination of 'Eeech!' and deferred maintenance. I got 23 years out of a carpet with a 7 year warrantee, for example. Eeech!) I'm having fun with it, though, playing general contractor, playing with dangerous power tools, and generally messing about.

My longer term hobbies are still playing with small fast cars (time to thaw out the Miata), photography, and reading. Not so much on economics any more, after the recent real world science experiments.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:32 PM   #27
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Frugalling - is that like squeezing hundred dollar bills?

One I added after retirement: oil painting

Ones I've gotten much better at after retirement:
gardening -- the drip system is now doing better and lots more blooming plants
birding -- I know about most of the local regulars around here (I think)
running -- goal is 20 miles per week in the hills
reading -- goal is 2 books per month (slow reader)
investing -- got a fool proof system after 2008 ... ...I really mean it this time!
wine tasting -- plumbing the depths of the wine cellar that's stocked with under $10 wines
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:47 PM   #28
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Frugalling (like the sound of that)

Feeding birds and squirrels

Need to start exercising again

"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 PM   #29
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- photography
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- my young son
- keeping fit, currently cycling and kung fu
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:15 PM   #30
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As I have a short attention span, I have many hobbies.

I actively:

Fly fish
Play guitar

I occasionally:

Scale Model
Play video games

I want to:

Go cruising
Go birding
Foreign travel
Restore my Jeep

I'm sure there are things I forgot. I have no shortage of things to keep me busy when I retire. I may need a Mini-me to get it all done!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:45 PM   #31
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Love that photo, Khan, here's another.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:01 PM   #32
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My hobbies are the same now as they've been since I was a kid...I just have a bunch more time to pursue them!

▪ Playing in the dirt! (gardening and landscaping)

▪ Playing with trains! (avid model railroader)

▪ Seeing the USA in my Chevrolet! (love traveling and going on day trips)

▪ Omnivore Enabler! (I love to eat, therefore I love to cook)

▪ Connoisseur of Life! (I love life and all that it has to offer)

Life is GREAT...and Hobbies are FUN!!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:13 PM   #33
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If you don't mind me asking, what make and model is your RV? I really like the lines.

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:55 PM   #34
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Over the years, I have found that I seem to like learning new hobbies more than continuing them as a lifelong passion.

Things I wanted to learn, and still do occasionally:

1. Auto Body repair- love the smell of Bondo...
2. Private pilot- soloed a few times, decided it didn't fit with LBYM
3. Welding- proficient in MIG and FCAW, want to learn TIG.
4. Golf (though I don't play enough to be very good....)
5. Hunting- have been to Canada, Africa, and all over the West.

Hobbies that I still enjoy:

1. Reading- Child, Thor, Cussler, Sandford, Crais, Flynn, DeMille, etc.
2. Woodworking- currently dabbling in Molesworth reproduction furniture
3. Tilesetting - love designing and installing patterns and borders.
4. Stairbuilding (the more complicated the better- For some reason I really like this...probably the combination of math and carpentry)
5. Travel- have visited 50+ countries, goal is all the US National Parks

What is next?
1. FIRE- somewhere around 2013, health insurance a big factor
2. RV- probably a fifth wheel and big-ass tow rig...
3. Machining (mill/lathe with a slant toward custom gunsmithing)
4. Hiking- need to get out more, hard to find the time...
5. Volunteer work- probably Habitat for Humanity
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:36 AM   #35
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landscaping/ gardening
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:37 AM   #36
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Just exploring stuff I didn't have time or freedom to do before. I bought a nice motorcycle and thoroughly enjoy that. In the Washington, DC area that really isn't practical because of the traffic.

I'm thinking about taking up radio control airplanes again, this time with electrics because they don't have all the fuel issues to contend with. I did get tired of spending an hour after every outing cleaning up the airplanes.

I bought a small boat and that's fun. Again, it wasn't worth the bother dealing with DC area traffic to get to the river before. In WV I'm 20-25 minutes away and it's an easy drive.

And DW and I just signed up for a four-week class in digital photography at a nearby community college, so that will be something new that may blossom into a hobby.
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:44 PM   #37
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If you don't mind me asking, what make and model is your RV? I really like the lines.

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LazyDaze. It is a small company based in California. One of the best class C motorhomes out there.

Mine is the 23.5 foot twin/king.

No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:01 PM   #38
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #39
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Here are my hobbies and they are not new

Reading--I am currently down to one book club--I was in three and this was when I was w*rking---found myself suggesting books from the other clubs just so the overlap would give me time to get them read
Yoga--I did this several years ago and have recently gotten back into it
Beading---Martha--I love the pictures you posted
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #40
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Gardening - long time
biking - revived in retirement
walking/hiking - more in retirement
remodeling house - ongoing but more intense in retirement and it's not minor.
cooking (especially out of the garden)
reading - revived in retirement

I'm only 2 months into my retirement but I think I will get into these later on:
travel / possibly in a small RV

and whatever strikes my fancy down the road.

I FIREd myself at start of 2010!
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