questionswhat is your hobby?

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I have a saltwater fish tank that consumes most of my hobby time. Saltwater aquariums are pretty awesome. I have a few fish and coral and get to watch it grow. Plus there are quite a few good saltwater aquarium communities/forums available.

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Doesn't involve collecting useless crap? I thought that was what most of us used Woot for....

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Reading and gaming. I'm a simple man with simple desires. :)

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Disc golf is a fun, relaxing, and cheap hobby I picked up about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, you need to have a course near if you really want to play. I've recently moved and the nearest place I can reach is about an hour away so I'm getting rusty.

P.s. You will suck the first time. Don't get discouraged.

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The better question for me is, "What isn't my hobby".

I've had so many collections, hobbies, etc over the years.

Rocks, coins,fish and others as a kid. Antique cameras collection as an adult.

PC Gaming, PC Building, MUDs, 4x4in (and working on my 73 Wagoneer). I'm all over the place, it's always interesting to see what hobby/pursuit sticks to the wall after a year or so.

Edit: Completely forgot all of my photography over the years.

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While my fondness for gardening is well-known here on Deals, I don't actually consider it a hobby. There are many things I do, but when I examine each and every one of them, I can't say that they're hobbies. I think of things such as scrap booking to be a hobby (but cannot fathom it, and don't understand why it's "fun").

You might consider Yoga or Tai Chi, which will have the added benefit of helping you learn to relax and focus on the here and now, rather than catching the "Oh, squirrel!" infection. I don't recommend taking up anything that requires you to learn new skills, since they will probably move from hobby to obsession, and not be helpful.

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Mostly gaming, although as of late I don't get much in anymore.
I was averaging about 20 hours a week, now I;m lucky to get 6.

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Motorcycling i enjoy getting away and seeing beautiful scenery.

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If you want something you can do in your home, you could try amateur/ham radio. Get a cheap transceiver off of fleabay, study and get your FCC license, and have fun. And if you get bored with simply talking to other folks on the radio, or learning morse code, or bouncing signals off the moon/talking to the space station, you can join ham groups that do storm tracking or emergency preparedness.

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Simple, really. Woot and Deals dot Woot!

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Hobbies work best when they are an extension of a passion that you have. What did you enjoy doing as a child? This could offer some clues... A hobby shouldn't be work to figure out. It should be something that just feels right and ignites a desire to pursue. What fascinates you? What can you see yourself doing that wouldn't seem like "work". Hobbies are personal and highly subjective. Meditate on it and I bet you will find the answer's right in front of you. Good luck... From a fellow ADDer...

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I do hiking, kayaking and gardening. I'm a volunteer firefighter, and that's kind of a hobby.

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I'm usually too busy for a hobby, so I suppose DW would be mine.

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Breakin' young girls hearts - just like Gene and Roy.

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Learn to play an instrument (like a Ukulele or Piano, like myself).

I'm looking forward on getting myself a saltwater tank someday as well, but money doesn't permit me (should cost at least $300 more or less) and I believe I don't have the time (or responsibility) to maintain one.

So I'd go with a Ukulele, the smallest size (soprano) only goes for about $45 on Amazon ("Makala Soprano") and that's like a mid-range quality ukuele (not the best but certainly not the worst). It's probably the most peaceful hobby I have that I could bring anywhere and get the attention at the same time. So it's a win-win.

Cello is cool too (after watching The Piano Guys, it makes me want to switch to cello or violin.. but expensive to buy) and I definitely want to play on that some day.

Plus with the Ukuele, there are tons of tutorials out there on YouTube... which is actually 100% where I learned to play.. so you save money. lol.

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Genealogy. I like history and it fits right in.

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I've just started learning a language for a hobby. I looked at all the hobbies I had previously and said, "What if I remove 80% of the TV I watch and all of the Youtube I watch and replace it with something useful?" Just thinking about how many views some videos get on Youtube and how long it would take to watch it that many times means a LOT of people waste time on Youtube.

So I started to learn Chinese with the goal of having a vacation. Language learning takes a very long time, but it is very rewarding if you get far enough. Depending on the language, self study can take a long time. Probably 5 years or more. Although that's not saying group classes are the best way to go either. The best way is whatever works for you really, well besides moving to the country and being completely immersed in the language, which doesn't sound like much of a hobby.

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Multiple languages. Agora eu pode fala ingles e portugues - he wo hai keyi shou putonghua :)

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Genealogy as well. Tracking down the family as my parents/grandparents rarely talked about their family.

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Funny you should ask. My hobby (seriously) is running a support group for folks with ADHD.

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I do cross-stitch and sewing. There is something about seeing a finished project especially as I have a job where I work in circles. Also writing is a very relaxing hobby that doesn't require much space. And if you are good enough, it can become a job (though I've heard it isn't quite as relaxing then as there are deadlines).

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Photography. Specifically, live music and wildlife (thought they aren not always seperate things) photography.

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I'm surprised no one brought up home improvement, little tweaks to each room, or applying rules of feng shui throughout the home?

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@thunderthighs: All the geneology for my family has been done. Both on my mother, and father's side. I've got books with the family tree going back 300 years.

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Sewing! But only by hand, and only with dental floss!