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Gryf 09-13-2017 02:04 AM

Hobbies besides music?....
 
Hello. I haven't been terribly active here, in the past, but with my recent retirement, I may be spending more time hereabouts. Just a tad curious about some of the fellow members other hobbies.

I'll start, of course..

I'm a runner.
I love to read.
I'm a retired cop, and I enjoy keeping up on my shooting skills.
I have a pretty decent knife collection.


Anyone else? Interesting collections or hobbies?

1neeto 09-13-2017 02:21 AM

Martial arts and cigars.

fazool 09-13-2017 04:48 AM

Running
Skiing
MMORPG
Feral cat rescue

Used to be an insanely active SCUBA diver but haven't been down in 20 years. Hoping to resume that someday.

Richgj3 09-13-2017 04:51 AM

Flying, flying and more flying.

Long Jon 09-13-2017 04:52 AM

I cycle quite a bit.

Mostly to the pub.

I used to do more sports, but have mostly given them up, (as walking round and round the pool table, or up and down to retrieve darts has become a bit too much.)

Ozzy the dog 09-13-2017 05:03 AM

My three dogs and making things of all shapes and sizes.

Cabarone 09-13-2017 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1neeto (Post 5474543)
Martial arts and cigars.

Extra man-points if done together...

Working out, tending to our stray cats and pet Shih Tzu Curly...spoiling grands when the opportunity arises...

Scootch 09-13-2017 05:42 AM

I used to have other hobbies. I guess I don't now. :confused:

Darned internet.

Bob Womack 09-13-2017 05:57 AM

Shooting sports
WWII history

Bob

Kerbie 09-13-2017 06:31 AM

When I was a kid, my hobbies were sports and music. Now that I'm nearing retirement, my hobbies are sports and music. I'm nothing if not consistent. :lol:

jrmyrnsm 09-13-2017 06:51 AM

I'm getting into woodworking which has been fun. Maybe one of these days I'll try my hand at building a guitar. I also enjoy photography a lot, but I honestly spend most of my free time hanging out with my wife and young kids.

Riverwolf 09-13-2017 07:56 AM

Crafts and small woodworking.
Like large custom windchimes which are harder to tune than a guitar.
Been lately building a few high end wood wind spinners.
Exploring Oregon with my girlfriend, trying to document all the covered bridges and waterfalls.

Saltamontes 09-13-2017 08:07 AM

I suck at guitar (new challenge). Prior to this undertaking, during my younger years I excelled in just about any sport at a competitive level, played tennis and won many tournaments, hit with Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert and a couple more well known players, (blew opportunities for scholarships ), soccer I played lots with wasted opportunities to move to a professional level. I could go on and on about sports successes. My 1st wife made it impossible for me to continue my "jock" activities so I gave up everything. I was released (divorced) due to good behaviour 14 years ago, at which time I got into fly fishing and I have done extremely well at it, it is not competitive but very challenging, I am very passionate about it. I married for second time to a wonderful woman who encourages me to pursue new challenges, hence the guitar.
A week ago she mentioned she would like to learn to play tennis, man let me tell you, we have been hitting tennis balls everyday and we are both loving it, I never realized how much I missed it. I am currently looking at buying some good gear (racquets, hopper, etc.). The bug has hit me again and I am hoping that at my age (56) I might want to play competitively once again, those days of winning Wimbledon or the US open are long gone, but the passion to play competitevly are back.
I am retiring in a month and looking forward to pursuing the guitar challenge and hitting a few million tennis balls plus some fly fishing.
Alvaro

AmericanEagle 09-13-2017 08:17 AM

Gardening, mainly flowers, not so much vegetables,
I have a nice variety of flowering plants and bushes and trees
on my small piece of property.
Plus a Gala apple tree that is full of apples right now.
I just joined a local gun club, so target shooting.
I like bicycle riding and playing tennis, when I can.
(I still work full-time, so I can only do things on the weekends.)
I love cats, and have adopted 3 over many years, from local
no-kill shelters.
I like tinkering with small engines. I have no real skills,
but get lucky once in a while. I bought a 1977 Columbia Commuter
moped years ago for real cheap, and got it running nice.
I used to ride a motorcycle, but gave it up after a couple of very close
call near accidents.
Once in a great while I go freshwater fishing as well.

cattzap 09-13-2017 08:26 AM

"My three dogs"

So, every night, you must have a three dog night?

<---insert drum roll and cymbal crash--->

For me....

Mowing the grass, my grandson, listening to music by others, my church and the peeps that go with it, my woodshop


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