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Old 10-18-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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My life has become truly boring. Today was my day off work, and like most days off, I am decomposing. I just lay in bed, watching the history channel (which is no longer very historical), reading the miata forums, and sleeping. I need some reason to my life, thus, I need a hobby.

Suggestions are welcome, as I obviously have none. The rules for acceptable suggestions are below:


1) Fairly cheap cost of entry (I don't want to go bankrupt finding out I don't like things).

2) Low travel involved (I live in Pittsburgh, so white water rafting is not practical).

3) Non "low-energy" is a plus.


The following are examples of bad suggestions: More internetz, masturbation, trying to become more depressed.
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Whitewater at Ohiopyle is practical.
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work out you ******* nerd.
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Make something. Carve a piece of wood, or make an end table. Paint a picture, or try to write someting worth reading. Learn an instrument and compose your own music for it. Polish rocks into interesting shapes.

Get your lazy *** up off the couch and get out and see the world. There's a hell of a lot to do if you just get out and find it. When was the last time you walked down a busy street in your city?
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Make something. Carve a piece of wood, or make an end table. Paint a picture, or try to write someting worth reading. Learn an instrument and compose your own music for it. Polish rocks into interesting shapes.

Get your lazy *** up off the couch and get out and see the world. There's a hell of a lot to do if you just get out and find it. When was the last time you walked down a busy street in your city?
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Make something. Carve a piece of wood, or make an end table. Paint a picture, or try to write someting worth reading. Learn an instrument and compose your own music for it. Polish rocks into interesting shapes.

Get your lazy *** up off the couch and get out and see the world. There's a hell of a lot to do if you just get out and find it. When was the last time you walked down a busy street in your city?
Yesterday, walking to lunch from the shop.


The problem I have with making things is that all my tools are at the shop. At home, I only a have a few wrench/ratchet sets, a dremel, and dozens of random tools I bought for one-time use in other projects. I also don't have compressed air at the house. I suppose I could buy some electrical powered stuff.....



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work out you ******* nerd.

More than one of the medicines I take say "avoid strenuous exercise". I don't listen obviously, since in work on cars 40+ hours a week, but going and pumping iron beats the **** out of me. Joint and back damage don't help much. I do practice yoga though. I'm not very good, but it helps my back a lot.
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You drive a miata... and do yoga... man rating is plummeting.


**** I don't know... trade stock bitch
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You remind me of my dad. I hope you find something! Here are my suggestions.

Indoor: Build a flight or racing simulator.

Outdoor: Join a citizens crime watch.
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You drive a miata... and do yoga... man rating is plummeting.


**** I don't know... trade stock bitch

I'll remember that if your car every breaks down it Pittsburgh.


Maybe all of your "manly" habits are your way of covering up the fact you're living the hetero-lie. "Me big. Me tuff. Look at I flex arms." Typical stone-age definition of masculinity. If we had to go around raping women and killing saber-tooth tigers, maybe, maybe, I could understand your need to prove your manhood. But it's the 21st century. I don't need to go out and drag women back to my cave, or make fire by rubbing sticks together. I have a zippo. Instead of hiding behind manly habits, try being yourself. Chicks find it far more manly to not need to prove oneself (confidence), than head-butting your bros and lifting metal sticks with metal wheels on them.

I'm comfortable being me (even if sometimes I don't like it). I don't need to prove **** to anyone, as I've already proved it it to myself. Inside every macho meat-head I see the dude in the back of a Cuckold **** flick wearing the chicks panties, masturbating, wishing he could be a real man. It's a slippery slope DK........





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I need less hobbies.

I read an article about how there is an amazing amount of shared hobbies between a certain type of person. In other words, if you have one of these hobbies, you likely have another from the list and/or would enjoy these hobbies.
It was things like automotive racing, photography, flying planes, RC, scuba diving, and working with computers. The connection being that they are all technical.

I participate in all of the above hobbies, except for flying. And I probably would if I could afford it.

Scuba in your area is probably too technical to get started with, so that's out. Flying and racing are hella expensive. RC is pretty cheap but can be quite boring by yourself, and most people interested in it are extraordinarily lame. Working with computers is fun but doesn't take up much time, and if it does then it becomes hateful.

So that leaves photography. Somewhat active, involves a lot of walking. Can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Bitches dig it, in highschool I would convince chicks to let me take their picture then photograph their cervix with my telephoto dick.
And of course, it satisfies ones lust for technical interaction with a machine. Manipulating light through optics, exposing photosensative material to light inducing chemical reaction, the mathematical laws of composition, and finally a bit of psychology is involved with pattern, texture, space, and color.

Its the one hobby that has been in my life almost every day for many years.
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Dude.. I could teach you how to suck a dick.
And still go back to being manly. And as for intellectualism and stuffs; double full time student while being a special operative. eff yeaaaaah
Best of both worlds.

I just don't dip... not gonna be man enough to be able to take a cheek full of that satans fecal matter into my mouth and not throw up or get insanely dizzy.
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Do you enjoy "craft beer"?

If you do, I suggest homebrewing. Best hobby ever. There is more information out there than you can possibly imagine and the homebrewing community is pretty much insane. You can make it as expensive and time consuming as you like, all depends on how far you want to push it. Don't limit it to beer either: wine, mead, cider, sake are all options with homebrewing. You can compete in competitions to get feedback or join a local homebrew club for some social interaction or petty political backstabbery. Its all in what you want to put into it.

Based on your restrictions, the only thing I can see being an issue is maybe trying to move a full 5 gallon fermenter, but then you also don't have to do 5 gallon batches. The 3 gallon all-grain "brew in a bag" type setup is pretty low impact and low cost way to get started in all-grain brewing.

Its an awesome feeling when someone opens one of your beers and asks "What is this? Its amazing!" and then they think you are lying when you tell them you made it.
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Dude.. I could teach you how to suck a dick.
And still go back to being manly. And as for intellectualism and stuffs; double full time student while being a special operative. eff yeaaaaah
Best of both worlds.

I just don't dip... not gonna be man enough to be able to take a cheek full of that satans fecal matter into my mouth and not throw up or get insanely dizzy.

I dip and smoke at the same time........ when the boss if out of the shop, I also align cars while doing this. Boss status achieved.
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So that leaves photography. Somewhat active, involves a lot of walking. Can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Bitches dig it, in highschool I would convince chicks to let me take their picture then photograph their cervix with my telephoto dick.
And of course, it satisfies ones lust for technical interaction with a machine. Manipulating light through optics, exposing photosensative material to light inducing chemical reaction, the mathematical laws of composition, and finally a bit of psychology is involved with pattern, texture, space, and color.

Its the one hobby that has been in my life almost every day for many years.
Photograph has always interested me. But don't I need a bunch of lenses and a good camera? Or has digital made lens collections obsolete? How does one get started? Can I just go buy a digital camera from bestbuy, download photoshop, and go to town? Or is it more complicated then that?
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I'll smoke hookah out the ying yang (gotta be proud of mah culturrrrr) but that high concentration of tobacco found in dip? that's a really big ol' fashioned **** that.

But seriously... get 50-150 bucks to the side, and start investing for fun. Do some research on companies. I mean, you won't be making loads of cash... but it's a start, and who knows you might nut up and decide you want to start going big and paying with the big boys. Putting down a couple grand or investing part of your current savings account into a decent blue chip.
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I'll smoke hookah out the ying yang (gotta be proud of mah culturrrrr) but that high concentration of tobacco found in dip? that's a really big ol' fashioned **** that.

But seriously... get 50-150 bucks to the side, and start investing for fun. Do some research on companies. I mean, you won't be making loads of cash... but it's a start, and who knows you might nut up and decide you want to start going big and paying with the big boys. Putting down a couple grand or investing part of your current savings account into a decent blue chip.
Don't mention Hookah, or Hustler will call you a hipster. I'll do anything I can to nicotine into my system. I used to smoke 3 packs a day. Now I'm down to 1, and a few pouches of dip.


I could probably do some research into investing. Staying up all hours of the night tracking trends and analyzing patterns sound very appealing. How does one even begin to do so? Comparing stock price trends over time? Then comparing that trend to the companies profits and product/service levels over that same time?
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Photograph has always interested me. But don't I need a bunch of lenses and a good camera? Or has digital made lens collections obsolete? How does one get started? Can I just go buy a digital camera from bestbuy, download photoshop, and go to town? Or is it more complicated then that?
The best thing to buy is an entry level DSLR and you'll seriously not need anything other than a couple lenses for a looooong time. The kit lens you be with the camera is fine to get started with.
You don't need to buy Photoshop either. Photoshop is like a disease to new photographers, it keeps a lot of people from ever learning the fundamentals.

Other than that. Buying a good photography textbook is worth it. Learning how to manually control exposure and compose a shot are a skills that a lot of so-called photographers never learn.
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More than one of the medicines I take say "avoid strenuous exercise". I don't listen obviously, since in work on cars 40+ hours a week, but going and pumping iron beats the **** out of me. Joint and back damage don't help much. I do practice yoga though. I'm not very good, but it helps my back a lot.
What do you take, and why? If cardiac related, does your physician know they are limiting your activities?

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Don't mention Hookah, or Hustler will call you a hipster. I'll do anything I can to nicotine into my system. I used to smoke 3 packs a day. Now I'm down to 1, and a few pouches of dip.


I could probably do some research into investing. Staying up all hours of the night tracking trends and analyzing patterns sound very appealing. How does one even begin to do so? Comparing stock price trends over time? Then comparing that trend to the companies profits and product/service levels over that same time?
Look to see if your bank offers a begining investor program. They should have an investment account open to you.. but I'd highly recommend getting with scottrade. Great program, good prices, and really awesome tools.

You can also do yahoo fantasy stock trading (they give you 10k of fake money, but their sim stock program reflect actually stocks IRL, so whatever decisions you make in the sim, would have reflected in life).

Only get into stocks for companies or industries you know.. for example, most young people could easily get into stocks in the gaming industry, I made quite a decent bundle investing in blizzard and short selling EA last year. You know how popular **** will be, and etc. It's just like that, read up all the news possible on that company, read up on competitive companies, read their quarterly returns and etc. It's really not that hard, it just takes time and you need to keep tabs. It's just time consuming which is why people think it's hard.
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