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08-01-2017, 03:13 AM
RE: Hobbies I Just Don't Get
(29-11-2016 08:25 AM)Reducetarian Wrote:  Golf.
Tried it, even took lessons, still think it's stupid.

(See, I don't like knitting or quilting, but I can understand how some people might like these hobbies. Can't say the same for golf.)

I only play golf when vendors take us out at work. It's pretty much just an expensive excuse to drink beer, make fun of each other, and shoot the shit. Then again, we don't really take it seriously. I tried really hard to get good at it for the sake of work, even took lessons. I'd rather work on my cars.

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08-01-2017, 09:50 AM
RE: Hobbies I Just Don't Get
(08-01-2017 02:07 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 07:09 PM)beeglez Wrote:  I don't get gardening. I mean, the end result is pretty, but to get it, you have to dig around in the dirt when it's hot outside and remember to water the damn things. My philosophy when I want plants is

1. Ask the nursery which are hardest to kill
2. Wait until it's not stupid hot outside
3. Dig the hole, plant it, water it, maybe spread some fertilizer if I remembered to get any
4. Wish it well and interact with it as little as possible. Most don't make it.

I do have hydrangeas and ferns that have survived 2 seasons. Waiting to see if they come up next season.

I have tried in the past to do everything right with indoor and outdoor plants, and actually care for them, but it makes little difference.

Like you i always found gardening extremely boring, particularly because of a lack of interaction with your "product".
Yet as i grew older i somehow learned to appreciate how much more satisfying interaction with plants can be than with people. Once i told people to shoot me as soon as i become a gardener, now i have my windows full of plants and am growing stuff like tomatos on my balcony. You may ask why i am still alive? I dropped those friends. Tongue
We like to go camping for a few days at the worst times for a garden or plants, when it is so hot they run dry.
We found a solution, a timer:
Faucet timer
and some drip irrigation kits:
drip kit

figure out which nozzle for which plant or pot, get it all figured out an then head off.
Those are just examples I grabbed from the net. The timer i use did two water cycles.
This was needed for the tomatoes in the earth boxes:
Earth box

Because they got so huge that they would drain out the reservoir by about 1 PM. It took two cycles to keep them happy.
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08-01-2017, 09:53 AM
RE: Hobbies I Just Don't Get
(08-01-2017 02:07 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 07:09 PM)beeglez Wrote:  I don't get gardening. I mean, the end result is pretty, but to get it, you have to dig around in the dirt when it's hot outside and remember to water the damn things.

I have tried in the past to do everything right with indoor and outdoor plants, and actually care for them, but it makes little difference.

Like you i always found gardening extremely boring, particularly because of a lack of interaction with your "product".
Yet as i grew older i somehow learned to appreciate how much more satisfying interaction with plants can be than with people. Once i told people to shoot me as soon as i become a gardener, now i have my windows full of plants and am growing stuff like tomatos on my balcony. You may ask why i am still alive? I dropped those friends. Tongue


I recently started cooking from scratch instead of ordering out and eating fast food and frozen dinners. Since I live alone, I don't really have a need to plant a bunch of vegetables that would rot on the vine, but I have toyed with the idea of growing my own herbs since those get expensive. However, the weather here isn't conducive to year round outdoor growth, and the only room my plant eating cats don't have access to is one of the bathrooms and the spare bedroom. I'm not growing herbs in by bathroom, and they'd be out of sight, out of mind in the spare bedroom.
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08-01-2017, 10:35 AM
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The only hobby I sort of have is making beaded jewelry. It doesn't take up much room. I have everything in a small plastic box under my cutting table.

My husband has all sorts of hobbies but never does any of them which to me makes them nothing but stuff that takes up room. He has a bunch of airplane models and rockets. He has a lot of bow hunting stuff. These are all longbows. A couple he's made by hand and they're beautiful but now his shoulder hurts when he draws the string back.

Besides his hobbies, our garage is full of racks of costumes (I'm a costume designer) and now we have a few small set pieces. I donno. I put so many hours making those costumes, many of them are Shakespearian, and I don't want to get rid of them. I'm thinking of renting them out to local theatres.

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08-01-2017, 11:43 AM
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Indoor "rock" climbing. You build a high wall inside a stadium, and randomly cover it with little bumps 'n' lumps, and then climb up to the top. And then you climb down. And repeat ad infinitum.

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08-01-2017, 11:50 AM
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08-01-2017, 12:01 PM
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Wake me up when I get a catch. Thanks.
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08-01-2017, 01:43 PM
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My SO and I go garage sailing (pun int) in the summer --- and we now judge the worst sales by the "hello kitty" standard......

We once drove 4 miles down a bumpy, piece of shit road --- only to find that the garage sale was 95 percent "Hello Kitty" shit........

It made me wonder --- at what point did this girl wake up, look around, and say "Jesus F. Christ -- can you believe how much money I've WASTED on this trivial garbage?????"

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08-01-2017, 03:59 PM
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(08-01-2017 12:01 PM)cactus Wrote:  Wake me up when I get a catch. Thanks.
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Lol, he's holding it with his crotch, he'll wake up all right...

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10-01-2017, 04:17 AM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2017 05:03 AM by Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver.)
RE: Hobbies I Just Don't Get
Fantasy Football quickly come to mind.

And AvGeeks. Well I guess I'm kinda of an avgeek but I like airplane's for flying them. The dyed in the wool Airliners.net poster, however, is a strange little animal. They're collectors of pointless aviation trivia, sitting in an airport terminal telling you what production batch the 737-800 parked at the gate came from or quoting the pre-start checklist for a Bombardier CRJ-700 or FAR 16.147 or how many hi-loks are used to attach the #2 flap screw drive jack bracket to the aft spar of an A320neo. Fuck me....

Then there's curling. Centuries ago Scotsmen became so bored of the fucking freezing highlands and eating haggis that they amused themselves by pushing stones across frozen lakes and guiding them with brooms. Big Curling must have been a powerful lobby because they muscled that pointless little sport into the Olympics, thus guaranteeing that I will have to suffer through two hours of the curling finals before I can finally see something manly like ski jumping or bobsledding or the two man luge - nothing says manly like two grown men in latex body suits, with one guy's head shoved into the other's crotch racing down an ice track at 70 mph.

And ice fishing. All the excitement of the drunk in cactus' post combined with freezing weather and frozen lakes that you have to drill through just to fish. Really? You're that fucking impatient that you can't wait three months for the lake to thaw so you can fish. And the poor fish have to spend their winters trapped in a freezing lake and are stressed enough without you dangling a hook in front of them. If you that motivated to do stupid shit on freezing lakes, try curling instead.

Oh and hunting and then posing with the dead animal for pics. I have nothing against hunting but what's the deal with posing with the dead animal? Doe it reaffirm your manliness? Is it like Bushmaster's infamous 'man card' advertising campaign to sell guns where you have to do this to prove your dick still works? Yeah you've mastered the outdoors sleeping in a climate controlled RV, then camping out in a tree stand at dawn to shoot a deer at 400 yards with a .308 rifle, then carting the poor critter off on an ATV - but not before you pose in your camis with your rifle and a big, stupid grin on your face next to the dead animal.

Now the REALLY strange stuff.....

Pony Play - It's common knowledge that any woman named Jamie who loves horses is certifiably insane, but these people take horse crazy to a whole new level. They dress up like horses, complete with hooves, saddles and bridles, sometimes a bit in their mouths and play like they're horses. Hell they even think they are horses.

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No, Milla Jovovich from the Fifth Element did not shit out a horse, that's a person who likes to dress up and act like a horse.

And speaking of kinky sex play, what the hell is wrong with just straight sex, period? I enjoy it; it's good. Why do you need a woman to shit talk to you while you masturbate to tentacle porn (a friend of mine had a guy actually propose that to her on a first date, true story) in order to get off? If you are so screwed up that you need such a thing to achieve an orgasm, you should seek professional help from whatever repressed childhood experience elicited such a need in your psyche.

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