Your Weird Hobbies

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  1. Volpone

    Volpone Zombie Hunter

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    I don't know the proper term for it, but between the Stargate: SG1 costumes (which I haven't really gotten into in years) and the TARDIS in the backyard I guess...sci fi props?
  2. EzriTorres

    EzriTorres Probably a Dual

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    Huh. Let's see.

    I knit, crochet, sew (clothes, diapers, quilt), do two different kinds of needlework, just started dying/handpainting my own wool (my DD and I just dyed some for a sweater she wants), scrapbook (although haven't in years), draw in pencil/pen, do a wide range of variety of crafts, make soap from scratch, bake/cook, cake decorate, read almost 30 books a month and am an active member of 3 libraries, hike, garden, volunteer actively......I'm teaching my daughter to weave on a loom...

    Oh yah, I also do the odd thing with polymer clay, make hairbows (because my daughters are addicts) and I'm an internet addict...usually reading about HOW to do something that want to do lol. In fact don't think there is a minute of the day that am NOT actively doing something.

    does that count as weird?
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  3. EzriTorres

    EzriTorres Probably a Dual

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    Oh and I also listen to a lot of CBC podcasts. Currently the debates on the Canada Reads books (which so far have only read two of but the rest are coming :))

    When you consider that I read about 5000 books a year with the kids (and I'm not going to add all the ones read myself) and all my hobbies...and that I live with a man who not only DOESN'T read but has no hobbies besides hunting, fishing and hockey/sports it is rather amusing lol. Honestly have no idea how he stands me because am like the energizer bunny on toked up crack.....
  4. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    You guys aren't weird enough. Here's another one: collecting pictures of highway signs. It's called "road geeking". Most are stolen from various internet sites. Examples include:

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  5. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    It's worse trying to ID all the "bird-fed" ESPN stations that only ID once or twice an hour.
  6. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    I spent 3 hours last Sunday listening to a webstream of a station in Richfield, Utah. Don't ask me why.
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    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    I drove I-40 through Arizona many moons ago- back in 1975. I probably never will again. :(
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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  9. TheBurgerKing

    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    wargaming, shooting, martal arts and super science, i'm building a laser controlled RC car
  10. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    I've fooled around with a lot of Avalon Hill games when I was younger, back when Avalon Hill was in its glory. Paydirt, Statis-Pro Baseball, some wargames (Hitler's War, 1776...) Playing them on a computer just isn't the same.
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  11. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    Cooking, just started getting into baking, canning, going to get back into gardening this year....and, before people start calling me Ethel, shooting. Lots of shooting. :brood:
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  12. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Uncle Albert Hey, Barry! Yes, other Barry?

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    I guess, judging by my habits, these could be called hobbies:

    Video games. Kicking things. Lifting heavy things. Drinking heavily and smoking. Chronic masturbation.
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    Demiurge Goodbye and Hello, as always.

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    Nautica agrees: I've still got Blitzkrieg. Some friends were big into Panzer Leader and Panzer Blitz.

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    IndigoTiger Violently Happy

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    ME!!
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    Dr. Krieg Noli Me Tangere. Administrator Overlord

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    If you want to know about my weird hobby, my photo thread is in the Green Room. It's fairly self explanatory. :lol:
  17. Chuck

    Chuck Go Giants!

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    Those games were great!
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    Baba Rep Giver

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    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    Ok, here's another sort of weird and neat one all at the same time.

    During their late 20's and early 30's, it seems men go through a second childhood, and collect tons of shit they didn't have as kids. For myself, that meant Transformers toys from the 80's.

    One of my specialties were Micromasters. These were small Transformers, not as large as Hot Wheels, and not as small as Micro Machines, but somewhere in between. I collected, I kid you not, almost every single fucking Micromaster in existence via Ebay! Even the super duper rare Japanese ones! I have most of them - totalling between 200 to 300 different models.

    In fact, I think there are maybe only two to four that I don't have. The first one, I could get pretty easily if I had 300 bucks to waste on an original 80's Star Convoy (the last iteration of Optimus Prime that included a small Hot Rod Micromaster.) The other, I doubt I can ever get, as that particular toy is rare, and only comes on Ebay every 3 or 4 years, usually incomplete, and will still go for 500 bucks or more.

    Here is a web page I put together talking about the most rare and expensive Micromasters in existence. The two from there I don't have are the guy with the drill bit head, and the Hot Rodimus seen HERE.

    Funny thing is, they are now somewhere buried in my parent's basement, along with tons and tons of other crap. Our family isn't pack rats, but we are close to it. I just know someday, one of my great grandchildren are going to rummage through that crap and realize they've just hit a treasure trove when they see how much even one of those can fetch on Ebay. I got into it before those shitty Transformers movies came out and turned everyone into a collector.
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  20. EzriTorres

    EzriTorres Probably a Dual

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    Chances are your parents will put them in a garage sale or toss them...I would go get them and sell them!
  21. IndigoTiger

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    You have a tardis in your backyard? That's...amazing. :wub:
  22. IndigoTiger

    IndigoTiger Violently Happy

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    I used to collect ceramic dolls. Now they're in a big tub and I have no idea what to do with them. Now that I've moved out, I'll probably put them up on display somewhere. They're too sentimental to get rid of.
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    IndigoTiger Violently Happy

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    Also used to do a lot of beading and origami. Haven't done either in forever.
  24. ATROCITUS

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    Collecting sci fi movie posters, space pictures, and RC helicopters.
  25. $corp

    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    No, they know some of them are worth quite a bit of money. Well, at least ma does. Someone might do that if we are all dead and grandchildren find them.
  26. Man Afraid of his Shoes

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    Ooh, I forgot. I used to collect comic books. I've got like three boxes from the mid to late eighties....about the time when everybody and his dog was buying comics by the truck load hoping to get the next Batman No. 1. :ramen:
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  27. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I'm about to get back into model railroading. It was going to be a long slow process to begin with, buying things as I had the money, but have you checked the prices on stuff lately? :wtf:

    My wife has given in and I'm taking over part of the family room. I'm going to build two 4'x8' tables and make an "L" shape in one corner. I've just got to decide on deck height now.

    Oh, and in case you were wondering, I'll be reviving Southern Railway and the L&N. They met in my home town and I'm going to try to depict that meeting and downtown in the heyday of steam in the 1930's.
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  28. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    i like to throw stuff away and rearrange my furniture pretty often. oh, and sometimes i play mario party by myself and put all the computer players on weak so i can get ALL the stars. :lol: :unsure: :blush: they're so shiny!!!
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  29. Tamar Garish

    Tamar Garish Wanna Snuggle? Deceased Member

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    Role playing games, the internet, all kinds of artistic endeavors...jewelry making, painting, drawing, polymer clay, paper crafts, sewing...if it's crafty, I'm probably into it or wanting to be.

    I used to dumpster dive as well, which is how Nautica got here...lol. I got a lot of free software back in the day, as well as brand new crafting supplies rescued from the bin.

    We also have a lot of toys for adults with no kids....but what the hell? Life should be fun while we've got it!
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  30. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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