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DawgPound

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Next, since most here could fairly be called shoe “enthusiasts,” which is pretty darn close to a hobbyist, I’m curious what interests other folks here have that competes for you time and your shoe dollar (well, other than paying the light bill, getting food, etc.).

We’ve seen cars, guns, woodworking tools. What say you?
Whelp, I have always loved Ford Mustangs (currently have a hot rodded ‘70), love football and softball/baseball (and did a lot of playing and coaching), but something that I’ve enjoyed a long time is cooking all sorts of things to perfection. I have a hard time buying steaks in a restaurant anymore, or a lot of things really, because I can do them better. I don’t bake, but everything else, including the all night brisket smokes, are fair game. Lately I’ve been in love with craft coffee (currently enjoying Sagebrush roasted coffee with my Hario V60). Yes, my wife is very lucky.

One of these days, I want to learn to play guitar.
 

FatTuesday

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Next, since most here could fairly be called shoe “enthusiasts,” which is pretty darn close to a hobbyist, I’m curious what interests other folks here have that competes for you time and your shoe dollar (well, other than paying the light bill, getting food, etc.).

We’ve seen cars, guns, woodworking tools. What say you?
Interests in order of money blown...
I started collecting Jeep CJs when my kids were young & enjoyed riding w/ the top-down. They learned how to work on cars and drive a stick, starting at about 6 y.o. Switched to Toyota$ some years ago...
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I started collecting as a teenager. They're little marvels of engineering and art / craftsmanship.
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I've read many guys writings about getting into shoes as an alternative to watch collecting. Compared to watches, shoes are a bargain.

Perhaps a Southern thing, but I've always appreciated well-made firearms. I call them "heirloom quality" (a phrase I coined to try to stop my (ex)wife from complaining). Of all my hobby-related expenditures, my guns have actually appreciated in value while most others are $-pits.
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My newest shiny rock. Been dabbling in paintings mainly, from Artists / locales that capture my attention. This hobby can catapult to first place in expediture pretty quickly.
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I'm fascinated by the engineering marvels of the 1970's in film cameras. Mainly 120 film but also 35mm. It's like a time-machine when I use them in public. Folks are dumbfounded by these devices.
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I've got too many to count (just like shoes).

And, of course, shoes...
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Other afflictions exist, but these are the most serious.
 
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bluejazzmonkey

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Whelp, I have always loved Ford Mustangs (currently have a hot rodded ‘70), love football and softball/baseball (and did a lot of playing and coaching), but something that I’ve enjoyed a long time is cooking all sorts of things to perfection. I have a hard time buying steaks in a restaurant anymore, or a lot of things really, because I can do them better. I don’t bake, but everything else, including the all night brisket smokes, are fair game. Lately I’ve been in love with craft coffee (currently enjoying Sagebrush roasted coffee with my Hario V60). Yes, my wife is very lucky.

One of these days, I want to learn to play guitar.

I can NOT cook, but I love love love to eat. Food is the second most important thing in the world, so God bless you for feeding the hungry.
Coffee.....In my life, drinking coffee is a spiritual ritual.
You are defiantly old, but you're not too old to learn how to play the guitarra!!
 

Remington Cashmere

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Interests in order of money blown...
I started collecting Jeep CJs when my kids were young & enjoyed riding w/ the top-down. They learned how to work on cars and drive a stick, starting at about 6 y.o. Switched to Toyota$ some years ago...
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I started collecting as a teenager. They're little marvels of engineering and art / craftsmanship.
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I've read many guys writings about getting into shoes as an alternative to watch collecting. Compared to watches, shoes are a bargain.

Perhaps a Southern thing, but I've always appreciated well-made firearms. I call them "heirloom quality" (a phrase I coined to try to stop my (ex)wife from complaining). Of all my hobby-related expenditures, my guns have actually appreciated in value while most others are $-pits.
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My newest shiny rock. Been dabbling in paintings mainly, from Artists / locales that capture my attention. This hobby can catapult to first place in expediture pretty quickly.
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I'm fascinated by the engineering marvels of the 1970's in film cameras. Mainly 120 film but also 35mm. It's like a time-machine when I use them in public. Folks are dumbfounded by these devices.
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I've got too many to count (just like shoes).

Other afflictions exist, but these are the most serious.
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I’m a sucker for Browning Citoris
 

wasmisterfu

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First, shoes. RL x AE Singleton (?). Proof a 2 last loafer can actually work with high instep folks because of the cone on the 2 last (RIP).

Next, since most here could fairly be called shoe “enthusiasts,” which is pretty darn close to a hobbyist, I’m curious what interests other folks here have that competes for you time and your shoe dollar (well, other than paying the light bill, getting food, etc.).

We’ve seen cars, guns, woodworking tools. What say you?

I’m no guitar collector (and barely a player); up until a week or two ago I had one acoustic (HD-28) and one electric (Epiphone Les Paul). Now, however, I have welcomed to the stable my first hollow body: the first in 51 years made in USA Epiphone Casino (basically a Gibson ES-330 and made by Gibson).
GPU programming (compute kernels, e.g. Cuda and OpenCL), when I’m not using my unobtainium RTX3080 for its intended purpose...

(Addressable RGB makes it faster, Ryzen9 3950x, RTX 3080, 128GB DDR4, blah blah blah.)

Collecting, repairing and restoring vintage computers, especially those of the Commodore (Amiga, C=64 variety)...


Repairing and restoring antique watches, because vintage computers aren’t nerdy enough...




Collecting antique watches, because if you collect shoes, of course you’re eventually going to collect watches also...




Occasionally (not how my wife would put it) spending unreasonable sums with English tailors...


And to round it out... E39 M5’s and anything with a small-block of the LS variety.
 

audog

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Whelp, I have always loved Ford Mustangs (currently have a hot rodded ‘70), love football and softball/baseball (and did a lot of playing and coaching), but something that I’ve enjoyed a long time is cooking all sorts of things to perfection. I have a hard time buying steaks in a restaurant anymore, or a lot of things really, because I can do them better. I don’t bake, but everything else, including the all night brisket smokes, are fair game. Lately I’ve been in love with craft coffee (currently enjoying Sagebrush roasted coffee with my Hario V60). Yes, my wife is very lucky.

One of these days, I want to learn to play guitar.
Big cooking fan here, and I agree with you on restaurant steak ( I can cook one better than they can). YOU CAN PLAY GUITAR! Buy one and go for it, been playing for 57 yrs, started at age 10, it isn't rocket science. One may not be rock star level, but since most can't play, will be better than most with some practice. Oh, wear AE's, it helps :)
 

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I can NOT cook, but I love love love to eat. Food is the second most important thing in the world, so God bless you for feeding the hungry.
Coffee.....In my life, drinking coffee is a spiritual ritual.
You are defiantly old, but you're not too old to learn how to play the guitarra!!
Just look what $10 of M&M’s will get you.
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Also the women who were happy about it.
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Count de Monet

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Interests in order of money blown...
I started collecting Jeep CJs when my kids were young & enjoyed riding w/ the top-down. They learned how to work on cars and drive a stick, starting at about 6 y.o. Switched to Toyota$ some years ago...
View attachment 1625665

I started collecting as a teenager. They're little marvels of engineering and art / craftsmanship.
View attachment 1625668
I've read many guys writings about getting into shoes as an alternative to watch collecting. Compared to watches, shoes are a bargain.

Perhaps a Southern thing, but I've always appreciated well-made firearms. I call them "heirloom quality" (a phrase I coined to try to stop my (ex)wife from complaining). Of all my hobby-related expenditures, my guns have actually appreciated in value while most others are $-pits.
View attachment 1625672

My newest shiny rock. Been dabbling in paintings mainly, from Artists / locales that capture my attention. This hobby can catapult to first place in expediture pretty quickly.
View attachment 1625671

I'm fascinated by the engineering marvels of the 1970's in film cameras. Mainly 120 film but also 35mm. It's like a time-machine when I use them in public. Folks are dumbfounded by these devices.
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I've got too many to count (just like shoes).

And, of course, shoes...
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Other afflictions exist, but these are the most serious.
About 15 years ago one of our kids was taking high school photography. They did the first semester in film and the second semester digital. Someone had ripped off my old Minolta SRT-2 so I went hunting on eBay for a film camera to let her use.

I found a Nikon FM with a perfectly good 50mm lens for $100. I was dumbfounded and told her “when I was in high school this cost more than the cars some of my friends drove.”

I still think a great way to learn about light is to use a totally manual 35mm with light meter. But then, I also think every kid ought to learn to drive on a stick.:)
 

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Fifth Street today.
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