Participation Required: Hobbies!

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  1. Linnea says:

    First (for the first time in many moons!). I have some old die cast cars, too– probably from the 1960s, but that’s not my hobby πŸ™‚ Sorry, guys, I collect Belleek parian china – the older the better! Hobbies? Just about any kind of craft that doesn’t involve sewing. Also love music, singing and playing the piano.

  2. Andrew says:

    I used to do a lot of metal detecting with my Whites Sprectrum metal detector. I used to mainly detect at the beaches and parks. The oldest thing I found was a 1786 NJ colonial coin in the Poconos Mountains. I was thinking if any of the old timers on here (i.e. MLD) think they may have lost it while going to school while they were a kid, if you can describe it to me, maybe I can return to its rightful owner. πŸ™‚

  3. DH says:

    Guitars. I enjoy building guitars. Building three Tele’s for the grand kids and my youngest son.

  4. Oh No says:

    Heretic hunting

  5. Nonnie says:

    Oh No! LOL!!

  6. Nonnie says:

    Hubby and I took up Nordic Walking (with the poles), however, usually we are too lazy to bring the poles with us, so we just end up “walking.”

  7. DH, you should build me one!

  8. Alex says:

    I own three pawn shops, I collect everything πŸ™‚

    I’m always bringing stuff home and my wife makes me take it back to the stores πŸ˜†

    Shooting, golf, BJJ, MMA, more shooting, kid’s sports and I like to play Texas hold-em at the mayor’s house.

  9. erunner says:

    I’ve been a big sports fan for 45 years. A hobby I had was collecting sports pages from the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner after a big sporting event. Had sports sections from the old Ali fights, world series winners, etc. I also had a huge collection of Sport and Sports Illustrated magazines dating back to the 50’s when Henry Aaron and Willie Mays were breaking into the league and tons more. I also loved music and had hundreds of albums in mint condition. Sadly I was so stupid that I sold all of my albums and placed all of my magazines and sports pages in the trash because I thought it was the Christian thing to do.

    Can dieting be a hobby? Been doing them for a good 20 years now!! :mrgreen:

  10. Shaun Sells says:

    I coach my daughters soccer team, and have for about eight years. I used to coach my sons as well, but he is taking a break from soccer.

  11. Ixtlan says:

    Reading, going to school, blogging, riding my bike, riding someone else’s horse, ……

  12. Xenia says:

    Garden, chickens, walking, knitting, reading…. the usual old lady pursuits.

  13. Steve Wright says:

    My hobby was baseball cards. Started in 1974 at age 7. In two years found out you could buy a complete set for $10-12 and not waste all that money on packs with duplicates. So started doing so and was able to start getting older cards. Made for easy Christmas wish list for my parents and brother. I accumulated complete sets from the 1950s and 1960s. Cards in the 70s were cheap, and THEN 1980 hit and baseball cards went into a manic stage of popularity (i.e. bubble) for many years.

    So I started in 1980 to buy two complete sets – one for my collection, one for investment. Did this every year and in 1991, when I had graduated college and was buying a condo I sold those duplicate sets to help with the downpayment.

    Then I got saved and got married and in the next few years sold my collection for various ministry pursuits. Had a chance to give a bunch of common cards to a charity for sick little children. That was a blessing when my wife and I dropped off boxes and boxes to them.

    Always amazed how God could use something from before I even knew Him, as if He was guiding me even back then.

    My only regret is I sold them all before Ebay was invented, or I would have made twice as much money easily than the professional card shops could pay. LOL πŸ™‚

    I now own two cards. One a gift from my brother (a 1909 Walter Johnson) and one from my parents (Sandy Koufax rookie card from 1955, autographed) – They are worth more in sentimental value to me so I doubt I would sell them – however, I would sell them in a second if my wife or children had needs I could not meet. They are, after all, just cardboard!

    I guess now my only hobby is watching the Sooners annually choke away a chance at a national championship in football each autumn. πŸ™‚

  14. catherine says:

    I have ten Speckled Sussex chickens I dearly love; reading, writing, walking, cycling,gardening, shape note singing, art journaling, spending time with family and friends…

  15. Xenia says:

    If any of you have as a hobby online education, take a look at
    They have hundreds of free college-level courses taught by PhDs from reputable universities. Video lectures, reading assignments, quizzes, discussion forums, papers to write in (some courses) and a certificate at the end. The certificate is pretty worthless, IMO, but the courses are very worthwhile if all you care about is learning. Most of the courses are technical but there’s some good history and literature courses which I have enjoyed.

  16. Nonnie says:

    Also for a “hobby” I am a doula and breast feeding counsellor. ( I don’t do it for pay) I just love helping young couples prepare to have their babies and helping the mamas with breastfeeding.

  17. Xenia says:

    I have ten Speckled Sussex chickens I dearly love;<<<

    I bet they all have adorable names.

    My hens are Goldie, Rita, Rhoda, Rhonda, Daisy and Louise! Rhode Island Reds, Golden Comets and Americuanas (blue eggs.)

  18. Steve Wright says:

    . Most of the courses are technical but there’s some good history and literature courses which I have enjoyed.
    Xenia, I haven’t used that source, but I have done something similar when it comes to studying the Roman, Greek, Egyptian Empires. University level and taught “secular” courses. You can learn so much that has direct bearing on a greater understanding of the Bible as a nice side bonus.

  19. Reuben says:

    DH, for the longest time I wanted to be a luthier. But as long as Jim Olson is alive, what is the point? πŸ™‚

  20. Xenia says:

    Steve, yep!

  21. Xenia says:

    I’m also a student with these folks:

    Not free, though.

  22. filbertz says:

    I love to restore cars…still working with my son on his 72 Chevy short-bed pickup truck–it is a big project. 454 big block gas guzzler, lowered, fast…Built a ’73 Charger for my oldest son and gave it to him when he returned from Iraq. Lots of Mustangs, Toyota PU’s, etc. over the years. Looking for an old station wagon or International Travelall to restore for myself.

  23. I’ve got a 9 year old daughter, and a 5 year old son. My hobbies are whatever they like to do πŸ™‚

  24. Papias says:

    JTB – My 7 year old daugher and 3.5 year old son would agree with you! πŸ˜‰

    When I get a chance, I still do photography(see link). Then reading. And my music collection isn’t getting any smaller – I have about 350GBs of ripped music, not counting other formats.

  25. Wow, Pap. Your pictures look great!

  26. Reuben says:

    Well, if we get to count music collections…

    300+ GB of the Dead
    250 of Phish
    120 of Widespread Panic which I started most recently
    100+ of the greatest band ever, Pink Floyd

    The whole music collection is in the Terabytes…

    What do you encode in, Paps?

  27. covered says:

    Paps has some mad skills with the camera! great work Papias!

  28. Nonnie says:

    For some reason, Pap’s link is not showing up for me. ????

  29. Papias says:

    Thanks Josh.

    Reuben, I just rip CD’s that I purchase to MP3 format at 256k, and maybe some from the library that would be cost prohibitive to purchase, like this

    For buying CD’s I check out the local clearance sections at Half Price Books. These are always two bucks apeice. And its just fun to find stuff there on the cheap.

    I have to stay away from the clearance section for the books….. πŸ˜‰

  30. Nonnie says:

    Never mind! I clicked on your name and found the photos! Beautiful!!

  31. erunner says:

    “The whole music collection is in the Terabytes…” What does that translate to as far as albums or number of songs? I just discovered Jimmy Cliff…. really like his stuff.

  32. Many Rivers To Crossss….sorry, e got me singin Jimmy Cliff πŸ™‚

  33. catherine says:

    Xenia, I call my sweet hens “my girls” and use the eggs for my family and am able to give several dozens each week to my friends and many others…I love chickens-they are a hoot to watch in their chicken social interactions, as you know too from observing your own. I feed them meal worms as a treat each day and o my! The excitement and shaking that goes on!

  34. I have three goats and a pig, too. Had chickens for a while. The goats and pig are easier to deal with.

  35. catherine says:

    Goats are easier to deal with than chickens?! Never having had goats, I guess I can’t compare and contrast, but from what I have heard about goats, it makes me wonder.
    My girls are easy to feed and take care of, I clean the chicken coop once a week or so and freshen up the pine shavings. My girls are so tame they come running when they see me..I know, I know….they only want the treats, but indulge me..:)

  36. Nigerian dwarf goats. They are small, and they mow the lawn πŸ™‚

  37. gomergirl says:

    Josh… I want goats, both for the garden and for yarn. I love those little guys.

    I knit, bake, read, watch way too much TV, especially Doctor Who…. I love cars and racing too (watching, not doing). This year I think my new hobby will be making cider. My bosses have offered some of their home-brew paraphernalia to borrow and their expertise.

  38. Oh No says:

    Goats not only mow the lawn, but they fertilize it too.

    I collect Phoenix Preacher debates between Alex and MLD.

  39. Nonnie says:

    Oh No, that is the 2nd time in 24 hours that you have made me laugh out loud!!

  40. catherine says:

    I’m laughing out loud on that one too! The collection must be quite large by this time!

  41. mrtundraman says:

    My hobby is electronics design. My project for the past year or so is a Theremin. Being tone-deaf I can’t tell how it sounds, but I’ve been told that my ability to play is pretty poor.

  42. jamesk says:

    Hobbies. Those are activities people do in their “spare time”? 3 teenage boys = no spare time.

  43. Xenia says:

    If I lived in the country the first thing I would do is get some goats.

  44. Bob Sweat says:

    I collect BuenO Park street maps.

  45. DH says:

    Reuben @ 20 the first guitar I made ( electric) took all the fear and the mystery out of it. It was kind of intimidating at first, not the woodworking part but the fret part. I had no idea the math that goes into that. I like making the parts more than I do the finish. So the kids now want sparkle guitars. Heavy metal flake on top of that.

    Josh @ 8
    I made a bass for my oldest son to try to get him interested in something other than xbox and Halo….. I made a copy of a Ritter bass. It almost made me want to play bass. I just don’t have that groove thing in my bones. It sits in the corner here waiting for me to decide what type of finish to put on it. It has a Mahogany body with a Flame maple top. It just need to be finished. I ‘ll send you a pic some day.

  46. everstudy says:

    @ 47, must be a pretty small collection… lol

    I’ve never really had hobbies, but I’ve dabbled in a few things.

    I took bass lessons a few years ago and played at church until we left that one.

    I collected hockey cards for a long time. Actually pulled them out last night to see if I’ve made a return on my investment.

    I’ve been into ‘conlang’ing and ‘conculture’ing for a long time, gelling into a book that I’ve worked on for a couple of years, paragraph by paragraph; gives me something to do a lunch.

    I enjoy watching and playing most sports, and as the NHL playoffs get started, my evenings for the next few weeks will be full. I was hoping to try out Gaelic football this spring, but the practices are all Sunday mornings, oh well.

    I don’t garden, I just end up killing plants.

  47. Steve Wright says:

    I collected hockey cards for a long time. Actually pulled them out last night to see if I’ve made a return on my investment.
    everstudy, In 6th grade I made a huge score on a collection of baseball cards, thousands and mixed in there were a hundred or so hockey cards. Hockey cards weren’t sold in Southern California in the late 70s in the usual markets – so I wrapped them up like packs and sold them to a few hockey fans in my class. Cleaned up (by 6th grade standards)! Didn’t even need to include gum. πŸ™‚

  48. Probably no surprise, but I collect nautica…model ships, lighthouses, bells, framed pictures, books, patches and pins, etc. Most of the items have been gifts from students or relatives, so I haven’t invested much.

  49. Oh, and I have a fairly decent record collection. Still have a good turntable hooked to my stereo, just not much time to dig out the old vinyl and spin ’em.

  50. Erunner,
    I gave up the dieting hobby and switched to eating. It’s a lot easier. I have a hunch my doctor is not going to be real happy with my new hobby however.

  51. Steve Wright says:


    Tell me you’ve got one or two ‘ships in a bottle’ ! πŸ™‚

  52. Oh No,
    You really should try a more challenging hobby. Heretics are a dime a dozen. πŸ˜‰

  53. erunner says:

    Bob @ 47…. Buen0 Park is building a massive, state of the art plaza on the corner of Beach and Orangethorpe so maybe you could start your church in there! We ain’t what we used to be!! πŸ™‚

    CK… Tomorrow I’m hitting an oriental buffet with an old friend. Haven’t done it in a while but I’m like a little kid knowing I can all I want!! Eating is a great hobby for some while the rest of us can’t partake full time. I hope you are feeling better.

  54. Alex,
    When the day comes that my mother-in-law passes, I will have enough crap for you to open another store. I swear, no horizontal surface in our home is safe. We have a 3-car garage that only one car can fit in. She has the master suite, which is bigger than some people’s houses, all to herself. If you saw it, you’d think a family of 8 lived in there. Her rationale: “Every time one of you needs something, you always come to me, and I’ve got it. The moment I get rid of something, you’ll be wishing I still had it.”

    End of rant.

  55. Steve, yes I do have two small ships in bottles. And I forgot to mention that along with the nautica, I have a lot of piratica too.

    E, I can’t remember the last time I ate a good oriental buffet. Enjoy! And I have been feeling better as far as pain, just lots of fatigue. Thanks for asking. How are things with you these days?

  56. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    Pro Wrestling DVD’s, Video’s, magazines, programs, newsletters, masks, books etc all from the 1960’s -1990’s. I have to stop sometimes and put my collecting on hold as it starts to get pricey. I am in one of those holding phases now as I still have so mnay DVD’S to wtach that I haven’t seen. I aslo have a big collection of Superbowls, NFL playoff games from the late 70’s-jst a couple years ago.

  57. Art. Both creating and collecting. I dabble in quite a bit of mediums.

    As for the collecting side, believe it or not I go to thrift stores and some antiques shops and find good deals sometimes. I find art I like and that is real, not some cheap reproduction. Not worried if it is worth a whole lot, just has to please me. I have two favorites. The first is a one of a kind sculpture of a Huey chopper made of brazing rods and set on polished driftwood. It was made in Da Nang RSV (Republic of South Vietnam) in 1969. Probably paid too much but I like it The next is an etching by Paul Geissler of the Cologne Cathedral made sometime in the early 20th century. Only paid $2.50 at the Cornerstone Thrift Shop, great deal and I like it.

    I also collect old books. Reuben, might find it interesting that I picked up a copy of “The Book of Common Prayer” for the Episcopal Church from Oct. 1929. Follows along with his series. Bought it for $1.50.

    Used to collect comics (Marvel mainly), but it got out of hand and I gave it up and got rid of them.

  58. Oh and photography.

  59. My work is my hobby and my hobby is my work (graphic design, photography, digital art, multimedia & music)… and to think they actually pay me to do it! Woooo hooo!!! =)

  60. covered says:

    Cooking. It’s a great way to relax. My wife and I have a great arrangement, I cook, she cleans.

  61. david sloane says:

    My son’s grandpa was the chief tool and die engineer at Mattel toys when my son was a young boy. Grandpa would bring home the prototypes of “Hot Wheels” cars and other car creations home to him before they hit the market place. Needless to say my son had quite the collection of prototypes and first run Hot Wheels cars.

    On today’s market the collection would be priceless especially the unpainted prototypes. He sold them for peanuts at garage sales as a kid…LOL!

    I took him to see Dr. Seuss when he was only 3 at a book signing in Beverly Hills. The author signed my stack of books, which happened to be all of his books he had published, for me. My son sold all of those Dr. Seuss books for a total of $75.00…Oh man they were so valuable and he literally gave them away!

  62. david sloane says:


    I have one egg laying chicken, a Plymouth Barred. Susie Chicken in my back yard gives me one brown egg a day. She has an incredible personality, she actually squats down when she wants me to pick her up and love on her. When I mow the yard she follows me around. And when I come home from work she is sitting with my dog at the gate waiting for me!

    None of my six cats mess with her, Susie rules the roost.

  63. covered says:

    We had a chicken once. Did I tell you guys that I love to cook?

  64. Alex says:

    CK, I love picking places where folks were big collectors of stuff πŸ™‚ (some would call us “horders”, but I think that’s a bit much LOL, I prefer to call it stuff junkies πŸ˜† )

    I have picked some real horders places, I think I’ve shared that before. It was surreal. Stuff piled high and the only way you could get through the house was through narrow tunnels, like a maze. The smell was awful, especially in the kitchen. You could hear the rats and mice scurrying around underneath. Stuff everywhere, bags and bags and boxes and boxes and piles of stuff, most with the tags still on.

    Most aren’t horders as in illness-level horders…most just like to hang onto stuff. I get a lot of those types of folks who eventually want to clean house. It’s always fun picking through all the stuff.

  65. erunner says:

    CK, I’m doing well and am really excited about doing the green smoothies I’ve incorporated into my life. It’s changed a lot for me. I’ve lost 26 pounds and my diabetes has improved a ton. I can relate to your fatigue as that is the one side effect of the medication I take for my anxiety. It’s a trade off in that it allows me to drive to about 6-7 miles from home. So for that I am grateful. I know you’ve been through so much and I long for people I know (even on the Net) to be free of their afflictions. It’s difficult to see people struggle. God bless you brother.

  66. Alex says:

    I used to collect baseball cards when I was a kid, like Steve W. Though the era I collected was the 80’s and I did have some cards from the 70’s. That was the Golden Era of baseball card collecting. Not long after, the industry changed, the market got flooded with supply and the collecting craze died a slow death through the 90’s. The really old stuff is still collectible, but most of the stuff isn’t near as popular or easy to sell any longer. The Steroid Era helped kill off what was left of the baseball card era, as well.

  67. Alex says:

    covered, LOL! Roger that πŸ™‚ I like chickens, too…chicken wings, chicken nuggets, chicken fried steak, teriyaki chicken, chicken fajitas, garlic chicken etc πŸ™‚

    I also eat eggs nearly every day. Great source of protein, tons of omega 3’s.

  68. Alex says:

    G said, “My work is my hobby and my hobby is my work (graphic design, photography, digital art, multimedia & music)… and to think they actually pay me to do it! Woooo hooo!!! =)”

    That’s awesome! Love it.

    I feel a similar way about my gig. I love the pawn biz, it’s fun. And, I get to shoot guns whenever I want. There’s some challenges at times, but net-net, the fun stuff is really fun and I feel lucky (as I’m sure you do). Some people hate what they do and I feel bad for them. That would suck. To have to go to a job every day that you dread going to. No thanks.

  69. mk says:

    What a fun thread! Seashells…I don’t have many, just a small collection of cat paw shells in an old jelly jar. Whenever we head over to the west coast of Florida, that’s the only shell I look for. In recent years, I’ve begun collecting some cool/funky bracelets and necklaces made by local artists — one of my favorite artist places to find fun pieces is in a tiny fishing town called Matlacha, Florida.

    CK, you’d love the fishing there!

    Oh and one last thing I love to collect are palms so over the years I have acquired at least 48 of them — sables, coconuts, queens, alexanders, christmas, robellini, and one bottle palm. πŸ™‚

  70. Alex says:

    Oh No said, “I collect Phoenix Preacher debates between Alex and MLD.”

    Glad someone’s keeping track of the drubbing I’ve given MLD over the many years now πŸ˜† πŸ™‚

  71. For me its playing music. I have a group of very talented musicisns that create music in small wine bars, taverns, coffee shops and restaurants. Its what I do. Very fun, relaxing and as a pastor puts me in a different context than the pulpit

  72. I also collect vinyl. Nice collection of jazz, Johnny Cash, and a lot Sinatra.
    Wish I could play music like Steve H. though.

  73. Alex says:

    Love music. Agree with Derek, wish I could play, too. I admire musicians like Steve H.

    Love Johnny Cash and Sinatra.

    Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt” is therapeutically haunting.

  74. Derek
    I didnt say I was any good at playing music. I just like doing it. BTW vinyl is very cool!

  75. Alex says:

    Love the vinyl! I have way too much of it at the stores (and in storage) πŸ™‚ I can’t turn down vinyl records, it’s a weakness LOL. It’s like visual art stuffed with auditory art as a history sandwich.

  76. Alex says:

    A sensory stimulating culturally iconic history sandwich πŸ™‚

    Plus the scratched ones make great circular shooting targets πŸ˜†

  77. Yeah, I started about a year ago. I go to various stores around town and see if they have anything that catches my fancy. Usually, you can find something worth your while, but involves digging through tons of stuff that should never have been pressed. I went last Saturday, but came up empty. But last month someone had gotten rid of their Johnny Cash collection at Cornerstone and I got about 10 albums for 10 bucks. πŸ™‚
    My player also converts to MP3, so I can rip them and put them on my iPod.

  78. If anyone wants to check out some of my art and photography. I archive it here. Haven’t updated it in a while.

  79. I bought my daughter and turntable for Xmas. She love the warmth of vinyl

  80. My brother was and illustrator and I also like finding record he designed and painted. Like Styx “Paradise Theater”, Oingo Boingo’s “Only a Lad”. He also did Petra’s ” This Mean’s War”, and “Petra Means Praise”. A couple of album covers I would like to find that he did were done by “Seawind”. Don’t know the album titles but if I remember they both had sea birds on them

  81. Dude says:

    I enjoy reading and going for long quiet walks.I’m a
    Stargate 1 and Atlantis fan.

  82. I just looked those up. Nice work. I looked up “Seawind” and I think I saw the album cover. I will keep an eye out for it.

  83. Alex says:

    A lot of artists on here. I like Derek’s photography. Steve, your bros stuff is really cool.

  84. Alex says:

    Who is Ben Delaney? Pretty eclectic stuff…

  85. Thank you.
    Ben Delaney designed the basic theme (a free one on tumblr). I added a background that I cooked up in photoshop.

  86. Yeh….Pretty proud of my brother…

  87. Bob Sweat says:


    After 30 years away, I tried moving down south (Yorba Linda) back in 2004. It was a disaster!!!!! The experience I had at a church down there is what led me to Phoenix Preacher. It would take an act of God for me and my wife to move back again. The only thing that will bring me back is another Efest, which I have missed. Let’s do it again!!

  88. Alex says:

    Reading through Derek’s blog…

  89. Julie Anne says:

    Nonnie – I used to do doula/LC for my friends as a hobby. It is very rewarding.

    I don’t have much time for hobbies since my lawsuit and blogging (and behind-the-scenes stuff with people). That is rewarding, but not sure it would be labeled as “hobby.” For pleasure, I enjoy: singing/choirs, playing piano, and knitting. I am accompanist for the local high school and it is probably the best anti-depressant I know of. Hanging with high schoolers and making them sing well is a blast. I used to love to fish and I just decided that I’m going to take it up again since there’s a river down the block. My boys are so hooked on technology, I’m taking them with me. I fear what would happen if we lost electricity for more than a couple hours – lol.

  90. Alex says:

    Some good writing, felt like I was there. You did good Derek (both in your duty and in telling the story).

  91. Alex says:


    Your hobby is kicking arse! πŸ™‚

  92. Had to go back and edit that for some grammar. I did it all stream of thought and didn’t look at it afterwards. Ugh!

  93. Alex says:

    You’re a good writer DT. That was very natural and authentic.

  94. Glen says:

    What, no model railroading? Am I the only N Scaler around here?
    Next week I will be celebrating the one year anniversary of bringing home 6 lovable little fuzz balls from the feed store. It has been a rewarding adventure and those two Easter-Eggers and 4 Black Australorps are so entertaining. I have two that fly over their fence and end up at the back door squawking until I give them some string cheese. They have done an excellent job of training me, so I give them treats quite often.

  95. erunner says:

    Bob, I recall the story about your time back here. Another E-Fest…… I could see if there’s interest and possibly line something up for summer.

  96. covered says:

    An E-fest sounds good. Bring all the chickens and I will make lunch πŸ™‚

  97. David says:

    I was just thinking of the last Efest I went to… good times. I’m in.

  98. Julie Anne says:

    Well, maybe a little of that too, Alex πŸ™‚

  99. Reuben says:

    Anyone remember Tyco slot cars?

    A few years ago, I picked up a slot track with a pair of cars from a company named Carrera. The difference is that the car and track is 25 scale rather than HO. So they are really big by comparison.

    Way fun.

  100. DH – I’d love to see pictures!

    There are a lot of good artists here. Some of you guys need to hit me up on facebook so I can look at your work.

  101. Reuben, the mall in town used to have a hobby shop with this HUGE slot car track. The cars were big too. They’d host races and all kind of stuff. Thought that stuff was super cool. Never could afford to actually buy a car, but I always loved them.

  102. Jtk says:


    Can ya tell?!

  103. Paigemom says:

    I’m late to this party. Xenia and I are on the same wavelength….. gardening and chickens!
    I have 4 ‘old’ hens (2years–almost done laying), 6 ‘teenagers” (2 months) and 5 ‘preschoolers (1 month)… All cute names, but I won’t bore you…..
    We are gradually turning our city lot into an ‘urban farm’ with more raised garden beds each year, raising more and more organically raised foods each year, as we learn…. Much of this is motivated by poverty πŸ™‚ (a relative term) and an appreciation for God’s Creation. Much to learn about Him via nature and agriculture….. lessons embedded in Creation. Lovely.

    MrFixit is a Ham radio buff and all things electronic, old and new. Tech wizard. He reminds me often that Pastor Martin once encouraged all congregants to have at least one hobby, thus a room full of radios and misc ‘fix it’ stuff. πŸ™‚

  104. Babylon's Dread says:

    I love sports collectibles and books. When I saw the RC thing I thought it meant you like Roman Catholic stuff… I was thinking relics and such. Laughed.

  105. erunner says:

    I used to bowl in leagues for at least 20 years. My highest average was 172 with high game of 257 and once had nine strikes in a row as well as picking up the 7-10 split. I used to love the game Tetris which was pretty much the only video game I really enjoyed. I’m a words with friends player and think I gave Alex some very tough games while winning a few. He’s the master at it.

  106. Reuben says:

    I have this dream that has been rattling around in my head for years. I would have to hit the lottery to make it happen.

    R&B’s Its A Small World (R&B’s stands for Reuben and Becky’s)

    It would be a destination hobby store. I would need at least 100 acres for outdoor dirt, concrete, and terrain tracks for all the RC races, as well as the air field with runways for RC planes and helicopters. There would be a lake for boat races as well. Inside, there would be a dirt track, and a carpet track for year round races. I would sell everything RC related. I would have building booths for mom/daughter or father/son or whatever, to build and race RCs on the spot. There would also be a large portion of the store dedicated to doll houses. A 1/12th scale lumber yard. Another section dedicated to HO trains, and building train boards. There would also be the largest selection of models available. Planes, cars, tanks, you name it. I would also love to have slot tracks where modified slot cars could be raced.

    Having all the tracks, and an association with IFMAR, building tracks to their specs, we could hold sanctioned races every year, and be a spot on the national tours. The tracks would be open for practice all year, unless of course it is snowing, and we would still have indoor tracks open.

    I would hire people to build custom cars, planes, boats, doll houses, train boards. It would be a true hobby artists dream job.

    The store would have to be about 200,000 square feet by my estimation, including the space required for indoor tracks. So basically a huge warehouse.

    Ahhh dreams… πŸ™‚

  107. Reuben says:

    I already have the warehouse and land eyeballed. It is currently leased by Otter Box in Firestone CO. There is huge empty land around it as well. Tons of parking.

  108. Xenia says:

    We are on the same page for sure, Paigemom!

    Here’s a wonderful video of a family that took a crummy lot in an industrial area of Los Angeles and planted a garden. It is very heartwarming and inspiring. It ends with the words “We did it and so can you.”

  109. Pardon My Interruption says:

    I smoke my pipe to God’s glory!

  110. Apple of His Eye says:

    Writing….writing my blog….reading….reading God’s Word, and books on Abraham Lincoln:)….

  111. j2theperson says:

    I knit. I used to paint and make videos for youtube, but with a 10 1/2 month old I don’t have much time for that. So, yeah…knitting.

  112. j2theperson says:

    This will be our second year of gardening, but that’s more my husband’s hobby than mine.

  113. Sol Rod collects pro wrestling stuff from the 60’s-90’s. Now there’s somebody who knows a good sport!!

    Sol, ya got any good stuff on John Tolos? He was my absolute favorite. How do you spell wrestling? It’s T-OL-OS!!!

  114. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    composing music, playing guitar, watching cartoons, blogging

  115. Gary says:

    Late again, as usual. I had a street map of BuenO Park. It’s tied up in Knott’s.

  116. Gary says:

    oh, I see. MLD=PP

  117. Gary says:

    I’ve had many hobbies. In high school it was art. I lived to draw and paint. Did the yearbook, literary book, school newspaper, stage sets, store windows. When my kids were growing up it was photography and HO trains. I collect and polish Agates and I like to write poetry. I love to smoke meatsmmmmmmm.

  118. Gary says:

    I know sarcasm is a character flaw but I like it anyway.

  119. Just picked up a copy of U2’s “The Joshua Tree”…paid $5, but it is absolutely IMO the best U2 album. I love the song “In God’s Country”.

  120. Curtis Skeete says:

    I have 160 hot wheels racing cars I would like to sell.

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