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Old 11-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #41
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A belated thanks here, Selkie, for posting those fine photos, especially the determined little guy.

And whose pensive orangutan was that - I've forgotten whose, but that's a great shot.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:52 AM   #42
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I like to play the drums, play on the Xbox, listen to music, read, go out with my friends, look after our pets (dog, cat, and 2 bearded dragons) and drink cider :)
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:56 PM   #43
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I love smoking cigars and I do not know if it is hobby but i've build couple of things for my synagogue. Here is a pick of the cabinet where the Torah scroll is stored.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #44
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I love smoking cigars and I do not know if it is hobby but i've build couple of things for my synagogue. Here is a pick of the cabinet where the Torah scroll is stored.

Charlie, that's some good work you did. Looks wonderful.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:18 PM   #45
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Thank you, Andy. Took 3 years. You know couple hours here and there. Whenever I had spear time.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:48 PM   #46
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I love doing needle work, crocheting, and stencil work. Right now I am working on a set of eight place mats with matching napkins for a gift for someone.

I used to love to walk. I would walk for miles to nowhere and then back. But age is catching up on me, so now I go on my scooter.

Right now I am assisting some of the residents of the building I live in apply for food stamps and other programs they are eligible for. I really enjoy seeing their reaction when they get a simple little thing that makes their life easier. I will never understand why their children aren't doing these things for them. It is as if they want their parents to live in poverty.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:09 PM   #47
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I love smoking cigars and I do not know if it is hobby but i've build couple of things for my synagogue. Here is a pick of the cabinet where the Torah scroll is stored.
Charlie, that is just beautiful! You're very skilled.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:12 PM   #48
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I've become somewhat adept at mycology. Anyone can grow veggies and herbs, when was the last time you cultivated your own shiitake mushrooms?

Cooking and that are the only two real pastimes of mine.
I've looked at some kits for this in catalogs and have been tempted (I have a cool, dry, dark cellar). I've done some foraging, but wouldn't trust myself without an experienced guide. As one of those friends says, "There are bold mushroomers, and there are old mushroomers, but there are no bold, old mushroomers!"
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #49
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I've looked at some kits for this in catalogs and have been tempted (I have a cool, dry, dark cellar). I've done some foraging, but wouldn't trust myself without an experienced guide. As one of those friends says, "There are bold mushroomers, and there are old mushroomers, but there are no bold, old mushroomers!"
Have you tried foraging for Hen of the Woods, Claire? They're a fall fungus, and there are no poisonous lookalikes.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #50
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I've had many hobbies over the years, but in the past decade I've settled on bead-work & cooking. The first has fallen by the way-side this year; I always put the beads away before my first holiday gathering (usually the first Sunday in December) when I'm likely to have young children around; they're just too tempting and pretty and dangerous to swallow. Then early last year I adopted a dog who was very rambunctious (at 16 mos or so, she's calmed). So just when I feel I can take the beads back out, it's time to get ready for holidays again!

I'm not sure if you'd call walking, Zumba and Pilates, and weight work hobbies, per se. A lot of my socializing comes from them, but mostly it is to keep the bear of getting older off from my back.

Reading is my passion, again, hobby doesn't say it all. I've always got at least two books I'm actively reading, and other one or two that I've put away and pull out periodically.
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