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Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:55 pm

I used to be a mad keen rock-climber, travelled miles and miles to crags, indoor walls or ice-falls, spent heaps of money on gear and lived, breathed and drank climbing.

I brought all my gear to NZ and haven't felt the urge climb at all, after 10 years of obsession I just don't feel the need, (which my old UK doctor would be pleased to hear as my left shoulder has issues). I have sold almost all my climbing gear.

Now I am really into my boats and fishing.

What were you totally into, to the exclusion of all else and why did you pack it all in?
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Logan22L
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:03 pm

Jazz. Played at least 10 times a month in the Boston club/function scene. Blew out my ulnar nerve in my left third finger playing, couldn't play for 6 months, and lost all of my jazz contacts when they could no longer count on me.

At first I was pissed, but then I realized that I was sick and freakin' tired of schlepping out of work early, later making up the hours, driving home, putting on a monkey suit or other shit, loading shit in my car, and then schlepping off through BOS rush-hour traffic to get to a gig that involved worthless rich pretentious losers, or worse, worthless poor pretentious losers whose ignorant families paid for them to be worthless trash. Then, after the show, schlepping back home just to find that my dog had taken a big, greasy, disgusting shit on my carpet because I was gone for so long.
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:21 pm

Photography, and I'm not kidding here. I dare to say I am a talented photographer, but that was a passion that had me, not the other way around.

Whenever I travel now, I leave my camera at home. It really is a relief.
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Mir
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:24 pm

i used to collect Warhammer 40,000 models. Eventually, that got way too expensive.

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:00 pm

Archery, model cars,

I also collect mini liquor bottles but have not bought any for maybe 6 months now  Sad

I currently have about 200 of em'  Wink

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:37 pm

Ever since I have started working in the aviation field, I have given up on planespotting.

As a "compensation", I am now focussing on the more sophisticated aspects of commercial aviation, both for private and professional reasons, e.g business/ strategy, operations and logistics of commercial flying.
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:28 pm

Model railways, though never on a huge scale, it was too expensive! Though I made a bit of cash selling them on Ebay earlier this year!
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:00 pm

I used to collect Simpsons stuff like posters and many other Simpsons things.
But then I grew up and I thought its pretty childish to have them lying around in the appartment. So I have put them far back in my closet.
But I still love to watch the Simpsons though.
 
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:55 pm

Stamp Collection.Until one day I gifted it to a 10 yr old kid that was more interested in stamp Collecting than Me at that Time  Smile
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:31 pm

Rock collecting was my biggest obsession (after airplanes, of course) during most of my childhood (from age 8) until my young adulthood. By the time I had entered college, I had not collected rocks for quite some time, so they sat in boxes in my closet.

Finally, I donated over 90% of my collection to my university's geology department (at the time, I was attending Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Fort Wayne, IN). I kept some "special" ones for myself--most of which were polished stones (some I polished myself).

Now I don't have to worry about moving boxes of rocks whenever I move in the future!

Now I've got to worry about moving my several boxes of medical equipment (glass syringes, my old craniofacial implants, my old hearing aids, etc) whenever I move in the future! I plan to keep all those, though--these are VERY important, authentic artifacts from my long medical history.

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:34 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
i used to collect Warhammer 40,000 models. Eventually, that got way too expensive.

Me too, but again, it got to expensive. I also used to suck my thumb until I was 5, does that count?

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:48 pm

Smoking cigarettes... I guess that counts as an obsession  scratchchin 

But now seriously... I used to be obsessed with going to the gym, with astronomy, and with making model aircraft. I sort of gave up those too...
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:48 pm

Planespotting: Nowadays it happens only two or three times a year that I am going to the airport just to spot planes, in the past I went to the airport for spotting as often as I could even when I never took photos or wrote down registrations.

Timetable collecting: I collected airline timetables but gave up since most airlines don't print them anymore.

Booking senseless flights: In the past I used to fly a lot just for the heck of it but nowadays I rather save money to afford a long-haul flight in Business Class instead of 15 boring intra European flights in Economy.

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:26 am

Stabbing myself in the leg. After a while it just got painful.
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:00 am

Kit electronics. If I could afford to buy another kit, I would probably pick this up again.

Lego building. See above.

Stamp and coin collecting. I was never very good at these in the first place, but...

Softball. I used to love playing.


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Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:30 am

I had 170+ 1-400 scale die cast model airliners. Including all the Gemini BA models, VS tubular Belle and Lady penelope, Air force One, Juan Trippe, QF Formula 1, Nalanji and Wunala Dreaming, BOTH SQ tropical liveries, all but one of the disneys, one of the Pokemons, some rather lovely customs, and a old livery KLM A332 corporate model.

Sold them all for a fraction of what i paid.  Sad

Bought my first set of decks with the money.

Am now a DJ and skint having spent more than six grand on equipment alone (not including records etc) - but its sooooooooo much more rewarding than collecting die cast model planes.
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Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:02 am

Men.

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Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:55 am

Women

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:01 am

Cars scale 1:1, too much hassle and cost.
I given up on comic magazines, rather read old porn or fishing magazines
or aviation books.
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:14 am

Heh... I have a few I guess...

Collecting Sonic the Hedgehog stuff had quite a collection too... I was also obsessed with Sonic the hedgehog from I was 4 'till I was 17

Collecting YuGiOh! Cards my collection is worth 2000 USD... paid 500... still wondering if I should sell, but my friend is trying to get me into the collecting and the game again and would absolutely kill me- slowly and painfully too- if I did Big grin

The Smurfs I collected them small figurines... they're worth quite a lot today and I'm wondering if I should sell. Don't know how much my collection is worth, but it can probably bring in 500 USD or so...
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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:35 am

I was into coin collecting for a few years as an adolescent but sort of lost interest. Then I went through a period when I was absolutely intrigued with, of all things, international politics. Even the most obscure foreign news item, for example the latest coup d'etat in the Central African Republic, would fascinate me no end. This most definitely was an obsession, but didn't last long.
I also went through a longer phase in which I enjoyed reading so much that I'd devour books without much concern as to whether they were actually any good. The mere act of reading, irrespective of content, was enjoyable - if that makes any sense. This phase lasted several years, declining gradually rather than abruptly. I still read a lot, but I'm much more discriminating in what I read.
Lastly, when I first got an Internet connection and went online - oh my God, has it really been almost ten years? - I spent way too much time aimlessly web surfing, in chatrooms, e-mailing all different people, etc. I sort of suspect, however, that many people had a similar experience.

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RE: Hobbies Or Obsessions You Have Given Up?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:00 am

I used to go shopping 24/7....just about everyday after class or whatever. Didn't have anything else to do so we'd go shopping. In tune with that would be spending lots of money. That would be money on stupid things for me and my car etc etc. Stopped doing that also. Nowdays, I have 2 jobs and school and I count down to the last penny I spend. I can't begin to say when the last time I spent money on something for ME and not a living expense.

Talk about doing a complete 180.... Big grin
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