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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ efrobert's Avatar
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    Do you get obsessed?

    I do.
    I was asked to fill in for someone, in my friends pool league tonight. After he asked if I wanted to join the league because a couple of guys dropped out. I told him no. I know if I joined, I'd be buying new pool cues, and spending all kinds of money practicing... It would be like cycling, and my golf league, and hiking and my ridiculous beer brewing hobby... I just can't casually participate in things, I need to buy every possible accessory, and spend every free minute online reading about it.
    Well, I'm off to Ebay to check out pool cues.

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    No never. I am quite happy about it to. I obsess about nothing

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    There are a good many hobbies that possess truly "black hole-like" qualities in terms of sapping a person's time and resources.


    Bicycling is one of them .
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    None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

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    If it's something I'm interested in, I do. When I started cycling, I spent every free moment reading up on it online. When I wanted to start shooting, samething. Now I'm getting into hiking and such and the last few nights I've been up way too late reading everything I possibly can find about wilderness survival, hiking, etc. I go out and buy books, accesories, equipment and what not. I'm able to stop myself before I go nuts; thank God.
    Brilliant!

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    i'm obsessed with sexy wimmins.


    Wow.

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    I've had to learn to be really careful about what I get involved with because I go overboard with everything I do. I seem to think I have unlimited funds and time way too often.

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    I start getting way into something....but then try to hold myself back as best I can. My latest is coffee....I recently bought a $120 (normally $140) coffee grinder because it was the cheapest conical burr grinder I could find that would go as fine as Turkish grind. Now I'm trying to force myself not to buy the (cheap) $400 espresso machine I have my eye on.

    Bikes...I got really into them and spent a ton...but now I have what I need and try not to go nuts anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert
    my ridiculous beer brewing hobby...
    Brewing isn't a crazy hobby, it's a survival skill!

    . . . . at least that's what the little voices in my head keep telling me. They also tend to butt in when I've got a boil going, throwing off any hope of following a recipe with shouts of "HOPS! MOOOOOOOORE HOPS!"

    And yeah, obsessed 100% here. Beer, coffee, tea, hiking, biking, bonsai, fish tanks . . . whatever it is, once my foot's in the door there's no stopping.

    Now I'm trying to force myself not to buy the (cheap) $400 espresso machine I have my eye on
    Dude, just splurge a bit more and you could have a Silvia! King of the "ceap" enthusiast machines.
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    I try not to obsess about anything, but I do find that I am able to get quite worked up over a few different things: Raw food, kombucha, belly dancing, and exploring the outdoors. I wouldn't call myself obsessive about it though...I am just passionate.

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    I've ridden my bikes nearly every day for the last 3.5 years, in temperatures from 109F to -5 F. I've ridden almost 25,000 miles. When i get home from a ride i spend a good deal of my time on a website called bikeforums.net. I also spend a lot of time on ebay looking at bike stuff, as well as the time i spend reading bike repair manuals, and magazines.

    A lot of my friends and colleagues think i am obsessed with cycling. But I don't think so. I really don't get obsessed with stuff.

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    i obsess

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    My buddy spent so much time playing pool, he bought a full size table. The pool hall actually called him, after a month, asking if he was ok. Thanks to him I have a graphite pool cue, and looking at upgrading to something in the 90 buck range. I have also noticed I can't play on quarter tables or tables without speed felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    I try not to obsess about anything, but I do find that I am able to get quite worked up over a few different things: Raw food, kombucha, belly dancing, and exploring the outdoors. I wouldn't call myself obsessive about it though...I am just passionate.
    You're obsessive, and in denial.

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    I'm like that with computers...and always have.

    When I was 4, and my dad bought the first computer he ever owned...I wanted on it badly....real bad. Once I was allowed on it, I wanted to learn how to get it to do what I want, not what was on those disks....so I convinced my dad to get his co-worker to give him an BASIC suite to program with.

    Now, I'm even worse...I design my own appliances based on computers. Network Attatched Storage is my next one...but with a twist, I want the option to logon to it through VNC, then download things directly to it via it's own internal browser. The project will costme approx $100 for the hardware, and consume my 200GB and one of my 400GB hard drives from my desktop....which is a good thing, this behemoth needs all the power it can get....dual 8800 videocards and an additional 2GB of ram are it's next upgrades.

    Some people own sueprcars, I have a computer that is for all intents and pruperses overkill, even for gamers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert
    You're obsessive, and in denial.
    Whatevah, you don't know me!!!

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    I'm obsessed with just about everything, because my brain says so.
    Ten tenths.

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    Played in a BCA pool league for 2 years. If you have any obsessive tendancies you will definitely spend a lot of money. You have listed new equipment (cues, etc) & practice time, however don't forget about the drinks you will consume while playing. It's inevitable.

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    I used to be the kind of guy who had to be the BEST at anything that I got into. I've learned to control it and now satisfy myself with mere competence.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    I used to be the kind of guy who had to be the BEST at anything that I got into. I've learned to control it and now satisfy myself with mere competence.
    Yeah, me too. It takes awhile to learn that there is always going to be somebody better regardless of what you do. Competition brings out the worst in me.

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    I don't really obsess over anything. I have never have been that way. I don't know why. I guess it is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert
    I do.
    I was asked to fill in for someone, in my friends pool league tonight. After he asked if I wanted to join the league because a couple of guys dropped out. I told him no. I know if I joined, I'd be buying new pool cues, and spending all kinds of money practicing... It would be like cycling, and my golf league, and hiking and my ridiculous beer brewing hobby... I just can't casually participate in things, I need to buy every possible accessory, and spend every free minute online reading about it.
    Well, I'm off to Ebay to check out pool cues.
    I am like that as well, just learned how to skii. I'm already wanting to but skiis and gear, make this my 10th hobby.
    Tropical pole vaulting is the shiznit.

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    I'm a shooter and I reload ammo. I spend more time picking up spent brass at the range and sorting it at home than I do shooting.
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    "So, in this plan....when do we drink the kool-aid? I'm thirsty."
    "Marriage is a deathtrap these days. I would no more get married than I would own a chinese SUV."

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    That is one reason I never took up golf. I know I'll get hooked. I decline every invitation. Golf can be very expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    That is one reason I never took up golf. I know I'll get hooked. I decline every invitation. Golf can be very expensive.
    Heh, That's the same reason I never go to Starbucks.
    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    "So, in this plan....when do we drink the kool-aid? I'm thirsty."
    "Marriage is a deathtrap these days. I would no more get married than I would own a chinese SUV."

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyben
    SO is biking
    You can't compare bicycling to golf; you don't have to pay a fee every time you go bicycling (unless all you do are charity rides).

    Jeez, now I'm obsessed with this thread.....
    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    "So, in this plan....when do we drink the kool-aid? I'm thirsty."
    "Marriage is a deathtrap these days. I would no more get married than I would own a chinese SUV."

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