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Re: Hobbies

Postby rhipsher » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:12 pm

Tubpbs wrote:List some non credit related hobbies you have... For example, I have a large collection of one brand of knives.

I would imagine a lot of the people on here, or at least segments of people on here, have very similar tendencies. I have always collected things. I've always behaved that way and I always go back to it with certain things, not all things. Usually one, max of two, things at a time.

In many ways the credit related activity I have gotten more and more into over the last year and a half or so takes the place of a collection. The accounts, the credit limits, the physical cards and the state of my credit itself all add up to this "collection" if you will. There are several reasons beyond filling my tendency to collect that I enjoy maximizing my credit and maximizing improvements to my credit.

Anyway, what are some of your hobbies? Or, maybe for some of you, what do you collect?
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Re: Hobbies

Postby beef.stu » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:16 am

Oh man, I have so many hobbies and interests but I guess these can be considered the main ones:

PC building/lightweight gaming
photography
shooting
camping

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Re: Hobbies

Postby Battery111 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:26 am

Vattené wrote:I collect shot glasses. I like to get one whenever I go to a city for the first time.


What do you use as a benchmark for when you first visit a city? In other words, if you only see the airport during a layover, does that count, or do you only grab shot glasses from cities you've actually gone out and visited? I've always struggled with this myself, which is why I never started a similar collection despite the amount of travel I do.
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Re: Hobbies

Postby kdm31091 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:49 am

Shot glasses are a good idea - takes up less room than coffee mugs for sure lol

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Re: Hobbies

Postby Vattené » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:29 pm

Oh, I collected Beanie Babies when I was a kid, too! I probably still have all of them, but they're worth significantly less than I was hoping they would be by now.



Battery111 wrote:What do you use as a benchmark for when you first visit a city? In other words, if you only see the airport during a layover, does that count, or do you only grab shot glasses from cities you've actually gone out and visited? I've always struggled with this myself, which is why I never started a similar collection despite the amount of travel I do.


I don't count layover cities. It started when I was a child before I even knew what a shot glass was. It was just about the cheapest souvenir you could get. When I was a high school junior a group of us drove to Atlanta. Someone on the trip wanted to make a pit stop in every state along the way to buy a souvenir. I didn't consider that a place I was visiting. I've never made formal rules for the collection, but at the very least I would have to have stayed in the city overnight.


kdm31091 wrote:Shot glasses are a good idea - takes up less room than coffee mugs for sure lol


I have gotten some coffee mugs as souvenirs, but never made it a point to collect them. I still have one from the Atlanta Zoo (different trip) that I absolutely love and use all the time.
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Re: Hobbies

Postby CardAttack » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:25 pm

No collecting physical items for me. I avoid clutter and am actually downsizing right now.

I do like collecting life experiences and knowledge, though.

I like camping, travling, backpacking, hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Also like reading, museums, cooking, and studying personal finance.
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Re: Hobbies

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:01 pm

Vattené wrote:Oh, I collected Beanie Babies when I was a kid, too! I probably still have all of them, but they're worth significantly less than I was hoping they would be by now.

There's an amusing book about Beanie Babies you (or anyone else) might be interested in: The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonnette.

I never collected them, but some friends were really into them...and spoke endlessly about their investment value.

Prior to reading it, I assumed Beanie Babies were the product of some conventional corporate marketing effort...but they weren't...the creator is just a very driven (and extremely eccentric/bizarre) person.
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Re: Hobbies

Postby Vattené » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:59 pm

CardAttack wrote:No collecting physical items for me. I avoid clutter and am actually downsizing right now.

I do like collecting life experiences and knowledge, though.

I like camping, travling, backpacking, hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Also like reading, museums, cooking, and studying personal finance.

I have a minimalist design aesthetic, but I also find it hard to throw some things away. Let's just say I have a few closets of crap.



CarefulBuilder14 wrote:There's an amusing book about Beanie Babies you (or anyone else) might be interested in: The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonnette.

I never collected them, but some friends were really into them...and spoke endlessly about their investment value.

Prior to reading it, I assumed Beanie Babies were the product of some conventional corporate marketing effort...but they weren't...the creator is just a very driven (and extremely eccentric/bizarre) person.

That sounds interesting. I was pretty young at the height of their popularity, so I only knew them as a toy that was supposed to be really valuable (at least eventually).
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Re: Hobbies

Postby jumbo » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:39 pm

I shoot some pictures if time permits.
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Re: Hobbies

Postby Dcyphrz » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:24 pm

rhipsher wrote:...I am a DYI guy. ...You save a lot of money if you know how to do it yourself. ...

You do save a small fortune the less you hire out. I'm a finish carpenter but I roofed my house and shop, put on all the new vinyl, added a porch roof, reframed a section of rafters over the garage. Would've cost too much to hire it out and the quality might not be there. I dunno how much I enjoy it the older I get. I've driven nails for a living since my early 20s.

*edit* Like some of you, I've dabbled in coins for years but I periodically sell off everything I have then rebuild. More of a trader than a collector. I won't plug it here but I've been at a really good forum for several years. Any who are interested are welcomed to PM me for the info.

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