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What hobby would you like to take up, but don't?


I've always kind of wanted to play a musical instrument, but never really have. My grandpa gave me a guitar once, and I never tried to play. If I lived alone I probably would. I just don't like making noise with people around.

The other hobby I'd like to try would be surfing. I'd love to live near the beach and be able to learn, I love the ocean.
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Nature photography. But I no longer trust my car enough to drive too far to scenic places to be able to do so.
Also thought of getting into kitesurfing for many years, since there are a few spots where I live that are very popular for it. But without anyone to do this with, I doubt I will ever be motivate to wanna try.

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Practising speaking to crowds I want to able to do that confidently, while keeping people’s attention on what I’m saying, don’t know if that’s necessarily a hobby, so I’d probably say I have a good eye for photography but never pursued it.
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I dabble in all sorts of things that I would love to spend more time on. And some things I wish I could learn but that I know I'd never be good at, like singing and dancing.

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I tried to learn how to knit once, too, but I got teased pretty mercilessly.
My mother was a professional knitter, used to knit in her spare time while rearing children & sell the product to a company for extra money, I used to knit with her as a child but I was never near as good as her ... I never remember getting teased much about that, but I suppose not many knew about it.






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I'd like to be able to play an instrument but I don't know if I have any musical talent. When I was a teenager I practiced guitar all the time and never got good at playing. I still sometimes think about getting a synth.

I have zero interest in watching sports but like playing them. I'd like to play hockey again if it weren't so expensive and difficult to.

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Nature photography. But I no longer trust my car enough to drive too far to scenic places to be able to do so.
Nature photography is something I've been interested in for a long time. I once bought a decent camera to try getting into it but I don't know how to take good pictures.
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idk i still havta continuously rouse my oftslumbering passion for my taken-up hobbies to consider those i haven't (yet). i'm lousy at stoking many fires at once.
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Judo.

When I saw some kids do it in Japan I was incredibly impressed. You can do lots of neat flips and holds. But it seems really hard to go out there and find the time to join a school, if there is even a school out there for it.

Surfing as well. It would give me a reason to return to the beach, where I had some of my happiest moments when I lived in Perú.

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Drones, woodworking, models (rockets and plastic models). I used to try to build plastic models but it never worked out too well because I couldn't really afford it and I was not good at figuring out cheap ways to do expensive things. And didn't know anyone who was better at it than I was who could teach me stuff.

I did try my hand at amateur astronomy but that's way expensive and frustrating (weather and travel and endless waiting for everything to be just so).

I could have probably been decent at building PCs and selling them but I didn't get in on it when it would have been very profitable and by the time it occurred to me it might be something that you could make money doing there were already a gazillion 13 year olds doing it way better than I could have.

I probably wouldn't mind messing around with cars and mechanical things but it would probably take me ages to figure it out and I doubt I'd ever be any good at it. I don't know that hiking is a hobby but it is something I always wanted to do but probably wouldn't mess with now because my health is not good and it would just be miserable fighting with my worn out body trying to make it do things it doesn't want to do. There are lots of things I'm peripherally interested in but mainly as curiosity and I'd rather watch someone who is good at it and can afford it doing it than blunder my way to some cheap imitation of it.

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I did try my hand at amateur astronomy but that's way expensive and frustrating (weather and travel and endless waiting for everything to be just so).
I forgot to mention this in my post. I've wanted to get into amateur astronomy but the telescopes I was interested in were at least $3000. And then there's other equipment you have to buy.
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I forgot to mention this in my post. I've wanted to get into amateur astronomy but the telescopes I was interested in were at least $3000. And then there's other equipment you have to buy.
I guess the good thing about it is if you spring for the one you really want, it should last many years and you don't really have to buy anything else unless you're one of those people who always wants to do more (and then it gets REALLY expensive). The $3,000 scopes are pretty nice for an amateur. But you also probably don't want to spend that kind of money right off the bat if you haven't really delved too deeply into the hobby. You might change your mind about what you want so it would probably be better to find someone who is already into it and will let you tag along and use their equipment.

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Vigilantism or maybe swimming.
So what you're saying is that you want to be Auqawoman.

I guess may passion is astrophysics, astronomy, and space science in general, but that would lean more towards being a career than a hobby.

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So what you're saying is that you want to be Auqawoman.

I guess may passion is astrophysics, astronomy, and space science in general, but that would lean more towards being a career than a hobby.
Probably more like Rorschach if we're talking about DC comics he has the right amount of anger and personal baggage.

 
And then he gets to suicide by space-police/Dr Manhattan while pretending to stand by some moral ****.


is Aquawoman a vigilante? I don't know anything about her.

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