Aside From Coins, Do You Have Any Other Hobbies?

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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    My wife is always amazed at how fast I read books. I'm not a speed reader, at least I don't think so. I just never watch TV. You'd be surprised how much time you spend in front of that black box. I know I was.
     
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  3. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    Right you are. I spend way too much time gazing into the black box.
     
  4. ValpoBeginner

    ValpoBeginner Well Known Supporter Supporter

    So is my dad, who is really the inspiration for this hobby. So whenever he is out there with me we have an epi-pen handy.

    Funny enough though, since I stated three years ago, I've only been stung one time. (Took the suit off too early during a break in the summer harvest.)

    The main thing you have got to do when you start taking boxes off the hive and pulling frames, is to not fear the bees; they can sense it I think. If I'm feeling a bit nervy before the 2 harvest days a year, I will take a xanax. I suppose a beer would also work. But I'm usually fine.
     
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  5. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Well folks, I just finished building the Mercury Redstone. Paint and other things still drying. Won't touch it for 48 hours until it's fully cured. Pretty thrilled to be done with it.

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  6. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    Sweet, it looks great.
     
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  7. KevinM

    KevinM Member

    Yes it does and fairly tall I might add ;)
     
  8. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Last night my pro shop guy told me that he had a couple of new bowling balls in and that he had demo balls if I wanted to try one.

    I took a new RIP’D solid down to the lanes and threw a game with no warm up and first ball scored.

    I think that I need one of these balls in my bag! #nothinghitslikeahammer A1C4DE72-7222-4852-BE75-7D96E0F5F8ED.jpeg
     
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I bowl on 3 leagues. Perhaps I need one of these. But the ball is only a part of it all. How did the pro shop have a ball to fit just sitting around for you to try?
     
  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Astronomy. I have an 18" Obsession Dobsonian and a Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian, spend most clear nights outside, gazing up at the heavens.
     
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  11. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    They have demonstration balls sent to them by the manufacturer. They are drilled using Turbo grips which are interchangable and therefore, you can custom fit the fingers and thumb by insert after you select a demo ball with the correct span and throwing hand.
     
  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Don't get me wrong, I love our wooded lot and how convenient it is to stores, schools, and employers. But sometimes I really, really miss dark skies and clear horizons. I've got a 10" Orion Dob, but it's still wearing the solar shield from the Venus transit in... good golly, 2012. :(
     
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