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Old 06-01-07, 06:53 PM   #1
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I needs a hobby

With no TV, no school, no bike, and few work hours, I need something to do. I know most people would kill to be in my situation, but I don't have anything I'm really dedicated to, so I'm terribly bored.

I guess I'll keep practicing my harmonica and reading for now, but that can only last so long.
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Old 06-01-07, 07:02 PM   #2
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Try clubbing... Great way to drink and have lots of fun...
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Old 06-01-07, 07:24 PM   #3
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As far as cheap things, running is nice if you have time to kill. Woodcarving ain't bad either.
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Old 06-01-07, 07:30 PM   #4
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plant a garden & weed it.
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Old 06-01-07, 07:34 PM   #5
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Get those inline skates that you were talking about on the skating forum and on another thread in here. Skate, skate, skate..
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plant a garden & weed it.
Or plant a garden of weed. A hobby that pays for itself....










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Old 06-01-07, 08:12 PM   #7
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brew beer or learn to play the guitar

edit: learn to crochet too
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Old 06-01-07, 08:22 PM   #8
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Photography actually - its one of mine.
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Start a garden, volunteer at a school or non profit place, learn to cook-eat better-change diet plan-research stuff you like, read a book, bulk up via weight lifting-more calories-protein-book-ect, learn the guitar like PhattTyre said, if you have a pet-build something for it...like a cat-put wood and carpet together and design its own climbing pole, get a fun shooting multi computer game-Call of Duty-Battle field, ect.
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video games - oh man, talk about a time vampire...
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Old 06-01-07, 08:40 PM   #13
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Or plant a garden of weed. A hobby that pays for itself....










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only grow what you can use and give the rest away is what you meant, right?
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Old 06-01-07, 08:47 PM   #14
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Time traveler obviously.
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"for medicinal use only"
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Nobody's mentioned greased pig chasing. Yeeee-haaa!
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I don't get it.
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Wow.

[SINGING]So grab your #### and double click![/SINGING]

I feel rather crude having laughed so hard at that video.
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With no TV, no school, no bike, and few work hours, I need something to do. I know most people would kill to be in my situation, but I don't have anything I'm really dedicated to, so I'm terribly bored.

I guess I'll keep practicing my harmonica and reading for now, but that can only last so long.
Go get a bike for crying out loud! Now that I've got a bike I barely have time for my other hobbies.
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Old 06-02-07, 12:00 AM   #24
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Thanks for the replies, but I have problems with some of these ideas.

First, I don't smoke or drink, so there goes clubbing, beer brewing and weed growing.

The reason I don't have a hobby I'm committed to is because I have difficulty committing to an activity that is dependent on obects. That's why I haven't gotten a bike since I gave my old beater bike to Goodwill. That's also why I stopped photography. I think of it like this: I want to be able to do/enjoy the same things now in Berkeley as in 10 years in some third world country (I have no plans of going to such a place, but who knows?).

It doesn't help that I'm kind of a tightwad, too.

So far I've liked EJ123's advice about volunteering the most. I'll look into volunteer opportunities around town (the public library is one option I already know of).

Much of my problem finding a hobby is mental and philosophical, so it's largely my personal problem, but thanks for the replies.
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