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Old 10-05-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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Man Hobbies
Now that my dh and I have decided to spend less time on the computer he is driving me nuts. He's bored, but all my hobby suggestions are nil. I figured you ladies (and dudes) could help me out. It has to be something relatively inexpensive, and small, that he can do while watching Monty Python. He already said no to knitting and fiber crafts, woodburning, whittling, and drawing/painting.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:02 AM   #2
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My ex built little model cars... gotta paint them and put them together with glue... very manly... :P
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:51 AM   #3
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Could always go buy him an issue of "Make" magazine, that magazine is laced with ideas. Granted, some of them aren't exactly cheap, but you might take a look anyway. And while you're at it, you could also pick up a copy of "Craft" for yourself.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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Sounds like his hobby is the computer....

Trying to convince someone else that not doing what they want to do is more fun than doing it has always been a Herculean task, IMO.

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Old 10-05-2007, 08:50 AM   #5
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A hobby is something a person has to have a real interest in doing. It's nearly impossible to find one for someone else.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:10 AM   #6
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Let's see . . . . . . . . . . . .burping. . . . . . . .scratching. . . . . . snoring on the couch. . . . . . . . that seems to be favorite things around my house.









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scrapbooking? or making personalized gift papers/note papers (stamped or embossed?)
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I brought up the model painting, and if we buy an airbrush he is up for it. He used to make planes before the kiddo's came , and painted pewter d&d figures. Now I need to find an airbrush.

The computer is not an acceptable hobby for either of us to spend much time at. We both agreed to that, I didn't force it on him. We get sucked in and spend way too much time away from more worthwhile things. (In fact, my time is up when my kids worksheets are done printing!)

Thanks for the feedback!
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My Dh's hobbies when he's home (about 2 days a month :( ) are sleeping, eating, drinking beer while watching anything sports related or a western....
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Originally Posted by debinoz View Post
My Dh's hobbies when he's home (about 2 days a month :( ) are sleeping, eating, drinking beer while watching anything sports related or a western....

Those are some of my favorite hobbies too.
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