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Jul 26, 2021
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Is eating and drinking a hobby? If so, mine is Indian curry vegetables. puffy

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Eating and drinking are needed for life and comfort on a primative level while building memories and times of remembrance for both good and bad that can be revisited repeatedly and replicated, but rarely duplicated.

They are an expression of one's self and way to share the soul. Both filling and energizing, they help nourish both your inner being and mind. When you prepare food or drink for another, you are sharing a part of yourself in a way that involves all five senses and is more intimate than any actively done while not between the sheets.

Food and drink can be extremely simple, and often the best dishes involve less than 5 ingredients. Yet, they can be extremely complex, involving both creativity and science to create a masterpiece that takes hours to prepare and days to complete.

Yet it is not just the food and drink that comprises these things, for it is the surroundingcircumstances, such as company, song, mood, lighting and visuals, that assist in creating the total package.

Is food and drink a hobby? Perhaps. But I'd like to see you live without them.
 

jediofthecode

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Jan 4, 2023
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For me, video games and brewing beer. I wouldn't really consider pipe smoking a hobby in the same sense. And lately video games a lot less since the little one came.
 

jeff540

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Jan 25, 2016
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Southwest Virginia
Guitar (electric and acoustic) is probably my first hobby (and most expensive). Been picking for 35 years, played in lots over bands over the years, non-professionally. Dog refuses to not be photographed. I have some more acoustics but not out (old Gibson,classical, etc.) I also enjoy tinkering with amps, built one of my own and looking to get back into amp building when I get some more free time.


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Mar 13, 2020
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Guitar (electric and acoustic) is probably my first hobby (and most expensive). Been picking for 35 years, played in lots over bands over the years, non-professionally. Dog refuses to not be photographed. I have some more acoustics but not out (old Gibson,classical, etc.) I also enjoy tinkering with amps, built one of my own and looking to get back into amp building when I get some more free time.


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Nice collection.
 

jeff540

Can't Leave
Jan 25, 2016
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Southwest Virginia
Nice collection.
Thanks!

I've owned many guitars over the years, but have gradually filtered them out to my favorite representative of each style (e.g., strat, tele, Les Paul, etc.). Especially the Les Paul, I've owned several dozen over time, but I only have one now, and it'll probably be buried with me or passed on to a grandkid once I'm gone.
 

Deano

Starting to Get Obsessed
Dec 28, 2022
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I like old copper US coins and US stamps. France and colonies stamps also but havnt done much with stamps or coins for awhile. I had a model rairoad but sold it a couple years ago. I like MMO video games. Been playing Lord Of The Rings Online last 3 or so years. Played a lot of others.
 
Mar 13, 2020
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missouri
Thanks!

I've owned many guitars over the years, but have gradually filtered them out to my favorite representative of each style (e.g., strat, tele, Les Paul, etc.). Especially the Les Paul, I've owned several dozen over time, but I only have one now, and it'll probably be buried with me or passed on to a grandkid once I'm gone.
I hear you. I have had quite a few electric guitars and nice amps over the years, but in some circumstance or other they have moved along.

My main focus now is classical guitar. I studied it as a teenager and have come back to it within the last couple years. Buying guitars is a problem for me haha, I think I have 9 or so nylon string guitars now and I'm constantly perusing for more. Buying them is the easy part, it's the trying to get rid of some that is difficult, for me at least.