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What is your hobby? What do you collect?


What is your hobby? Is collecting something the best hobby of all?
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Cyril's picture

More seriously.

More seriously.

Youngest son (3 y/o) collects cars. And trucks. And Bigfoots (Bigfeet?)

Dear wife collects various things I've never seen before. And dictionaries don't help either. Pens that don't write, small furniture with no obvious purpose, etc.

As for me, I collect silver coins and bars freshly minted, computer books and programs, new credit card offers, and ... hundreds of pages of hand written maths that don't really make sense.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

egapele's picture

Word to the wise, French daddy

Don't collect grudges against your wife. :)

Cyril's picture

Lol. No worries on that one.

Lol. No worries on that one. The less I have clues and can tell, the happier she is !


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Well, right now... I'm collecting diapers.

Well, right now... I'm collecting diapers.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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j/k... I mean... done.


I mean... done.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

My mother in law always

used to ask me that and I always said " I collect dust." LOL

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egapele's picture

LOL! I hate dusting! To me, dust is not that bad...

I have the cleanest kitchen, the cleanest floors, the sparkliest windows, prettiest bathroom, but the dustiest living room.

Then I found out one of my kids is allergic to ... dust mites!

I was told...

...If you have allergies to that, the biggest irritant is the pillow. If you have a freezer you can put it in a plastic bag and freeze it every so often. Works great. Also, if you notice how heavy a mattress is after 10 yrs. compared to when you first bought it...yep, you guessed it...it's the weight of dust mites!

Oh thanks

And I was just heading to bed to lay down my head...

Oh, what if I can't get a plastic bag big enough to hold my freezer.

Frozen dust mites, that's a great idea. Thanks kron.

Free includes debt-free!


...sorry! I was kinda grossed out when someone told me that too! But if we had a super microscope, we can actually see the bugs that live on us as well. They are supposed to be bugs that are healthy. I often wonder if that occasional itch that crops up from no where is the bugs congregating on one section of our body throwing a party! ;-)

Even thought the truth makes me uncomfortable, It's still true.

The bit about heavy mattresses struck a note. I remember tying our first mattress to the top of the Gremlin. to bring home.

I believe it did get heavier every time we moved over the years now I think of it.

If it wasn't so darn heavy I would drag it downstairs to freeze on the porch for a day.

So my aftershave is the booze for the Party Bugs!

Thanks kron!

Free includes debt-free!

Rocks, shells, books, and


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

My hobby is

motorcycling, and I collect atomic 50's furnishings.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Well...I wanted a hobby and considered collecting Supermodels

...but my wife said absolutely not. Now I am back at the drawing board...

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

If I was your wife...

...I would play a joke on you and buy you some sleezy Barbie dolls for Christmas!

rp gear and stuff of course

love my end the fed shirt--- so proud when i get to wear it

and right now----gold and silver of course

trying to live more frugally and realize stuff isn't important

most money i do spend on stuff for my 4 year old nephew,,,,,, as life is only magical for those 8-10 years and want it to be the best it can for that quick time
so i collect monster jam trucks and toys,, mickey mouse toysets, videos,,, backyardigan video's and about 6 power wheels ,,, craigslist rocks for those
little kids are so much fun to be around and such an escape fromreality,,, although i really fear for his future and really wonder if i want kids

Antique guns.

Old computers. (It's fun to drag out the old IBM PPC occasionally)
Some semi-precious stones.
I want to collect gold coins but I don't have any YET.

I DONT collect bitcoins.

I collect...

food stamps, airline barf bags, rusty nails, used shoe laces, cobble stones, Mcdonald's cheese burgers, dated Twinkies, shovel handles, Barbie shoes, silver spoons, bottle caps, planting pots, Kalashnikovs, discarded brake drums, pubes, sawdust, air conditioner filters, pink lipstick, and Christmas presents.


...I'm coming home to ya' honey!" Hahaha!


I guess you have a pack rat ex, huh?

Guns, homebrew, amateur radio

Guns, homebrew, amateur radio and video games.


Since childhood. I used to find pretty ones in the creek then take them up and down the street selling them to neighbors. Innocent days, the neighbors always bought them...
I have probably 1/2 ton of specimens I have dragged back and forth across the country as we moved around. Tourmaline, actinolite and "Herkimer diamonds" (quartz crystals) from New York, fossils and flint from Ohio, amethyst, jasper and quartz crystals from Arkansas, a bit of Idaho opal and lots of almandine garnet, some Oregon sunstone, obsidian nodules... I can't leave the house without a rock following me home. I have a polisher that I use to make cabochons and do a bit of free-hand faceting for fun. Funny you should ask, it literally got buried by "Ron Paul 2008" gear, and I JUST got everything pulled together to try to get back into it.
Besides that, I collect boats. Canoe, kayak, cataraft, paddle raft, sailboat so far. I never meant to collect boats, I just keep getting deals I can't refuse. I can't refuse because I never met an excuse to get on the water I did not like.
I try very hard not to collect boats while rock hounding nor to collect rocks while boating. They just don't mix well...

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:

I still find myself doing that

collecting random, interesting rocks I see when I'm out and about.

Used to live right next to a beach and found smooth and nearly perfectly circular ones, pieces of magma, and even ones that looked like slices of swiss cheese. Seashells, too of course.

Very cheap, easy way to spruce up an end table, mantle, or hutch.

A signature used to be here!



"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--


loved it.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

well since you asked.....

I collect women's panties from all of my conquest. I've got many hundreds. Bet you are sorry you asked!


Male Whore! ;)

Need you ask?


Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I collect old books and coins

I collect old books and coins ;)

Southern Agrarian