Your hobby

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  1. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    Biking - £400 bike with maybe £100 of upgrades.

    Just a hardtail and it's too damned small for anything but jumping.

    Each month about £30 in petrol getting to and from different biking places. Mainly Glentress (http://www.7stanes.gov.uk/forestry/achs-5rnfvj) and a couple of times up north to Laggan/Wolftrax.

    Where I live is pretty flat and I have no biking buddies nearby, so it sucks a little that I need to take the car whenever I want to do anything good.

    Messing around with bits of wood and doing my Ray Mears/Survival thing - about £20 for some knives and a firestick. I like trying to carve things out of bits of wood. It's a good stress reliever.

    Walking - petrol to get to nice places.
     
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  3. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Cosmology
    Dictionaries
    Engineering Theory
    Geography
    History
    Humour
    Languages and Linguistics
    Mathematics
    Military Technology
    Military History
    Philosophy
    Poetry
    Architecture
    Art Theory
    Religion
    Physics text books
    Science & Technology
    Popular Science
    Air Warfare
    Computing
    Fantasy Fiction
    Science Fiction
    Spy Fiction
    Plays
    and the odd mainstream novel.

    Why?
     
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  5. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    I spend hundreds on RC planes and model railroads.

    I spend thousands on telescopes and binoculars.

    I spend tens of thousands on collector cars and boats.

    After all, it's only money.
     
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  7. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, and anything else I come across that looks remotely like it might be interesting and I have the money for at the time.

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  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    And writing, don't forget writing.

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  9. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah but Inzomnia asked what I read.
    And most of my writing isn't a hobby so much as a nasty compulsion.
     
  10. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    meh, I write at Sciforums as my hobby.
     
  11. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    :runaway:

    Uh, its unimaginable to me. If I read something non-stop, for example
    Harry Potter, it took me 3 days to finish it. And that was really nearly
    non-stop! So maximum I could only read 30 books/month. Unless what u
    read is always as thick as tintin, smurf... but look at your list!! I wish
    u could help me read this book hydrology and the management of
    watersheds
    for my next exam preparation

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  12. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    14 thousand posts is surely a hobby!
     
  13. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Thats quite the list........Dictionaries hmmm that explains alot lol
     
  14. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    It's fun. I read for fun. My current "record" is five 3-400 page paperbacks in 4 hours.
    A friend lent me his copy of Terry Pratchett's "Weird Sisters" one lunchtime and I returned it 22 hours later (and I had slept and worked during that period). His comment was "Oh, you haven't bothered reading it".
    I then told him the entire plot, how the characters developed, quoted verbatim much of the text and explained the semiotics.
    I read all three volumes of Lord of the Rings in less than 15 hours.
    It's a personal burden I have to carry.

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  15. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Including foreign language and technical ones.
    Philip Jose Farmer's definition of a dullard was "someone who opens a dictionary to find a definition of a word, looks it up and then closes it".
     
  16. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    That's insane. I can't even imagine that.
     
  17. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    lol me either I have read that much in 5 yrs lol

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  18. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Just another rainy Sunday afternoon...
    It's the reason I have so many books in my collection. If they're worth reading they're worth keeping.
    And if I don't get a new book or three (or five or eight) per week I get withdrawal symptoms.

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  19. Satyr Banned Banned

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    My hobby?

    Mocking retards until they cry.
     
  20. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    omg thats my hobby too

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  21. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    yeah seriously that is fast. do you enjoy the books and take it all in reading at that speed?

    it would take me a whole day or even 2 days to read that many pages and enjoy it.


    peace.
     
  22. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Thats costs you your soul.....
     
  23. fishtail Registered Senior Member

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    Soul collecting, now that would be a good hobby.
     

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