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 Post subject: Unusual Hobbies
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:14 am 
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Just found out a work colleague of mine collects and restores emergency service car lights (basically the blue flashy lights from police, fire and ambulance vehicles). I was astonished to learn there is an active market for these items with him selling rare vintage restored lights for several hundred quid at a time.

I make gin, which compared to him is not that weird I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Hobbies
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:26 am 
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I pretend to like people


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Hobbies
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:27 am 
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I'd love a good hobby. My only real hobbies are watching the Crusaders and trolling online Rugby sites.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Hobbies
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:34 am 
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I've recently started a less strange/more dated hobby, smoking a pipe. It'll catch my mood for a few days every few days and I'll have one or two bowls of tobacco a day. The taste is interesting, the actual smoking can be variable with all the factors that go into it such as preparing and drying the tobacco, packing the bowl and keeping it going, there's loads of different styles of tobaccos to try let alone variations within those style (if I'm willing to dance with customs) and it's cheaper than cigars. I met a young-ish guy smoking a pipe in a beer garden and started chatting to him, only for the only other young guy around to join in saying he started smoking a pipe as well. I'd feel a right eejit smoking one in public, what with it seeming to be an affectation, but I genuinely enjoy it for a me-time activity.

My grandfather who I don't really remember but who all my family says absolutely adored me smoked a pipe too, so I feel it's a little generation-jump veneration as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Hobbies
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:39 am 
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Like most others in Queensland I flirt with extreme right wing politics to wind people up.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Hobbies
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:45 am 
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Crazy Ed wrote:
Like most others in Queensland I flirt with extreme right wing politics to wind people up.


I've been to Queensland and I'd say you're more holding your shoes to avoid the noise of footsteps at the crack of dawn the next morning.


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