I have found that a common factor to well rounded men is a past time which they really enjoy doing, sometimes more than one. A hobby. Personally, I really enjoy reading, but would like something else to do when I don't have access to a book. What do you guys do for hobbies?

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I have several.

I enjoy woodworking, reading, listening to music, playing music on the organ, and singing. I take singing lessons. I like walking, some exercising, sitting still and thinking. My favourite hobby is probably sex with my wife, but she would dent my skull with a frying pan if she ever heard me phrase it that way, so never mind.

I like writing and research. I like sorting through thorny problems, and solving them. I consider knowldege to be a hobby of mine. I enjoy drawing, but with all the other hobbies and the family, something had to give, so I can't do that one very often. Still, I keep my pencils sharp. I also like bowling, but that one has suffered the same problem. I enjoy fishing, and make sure I get my line in the water a few times a year. I do the sudoku, crossword puzzles and jumbles in the paper, but I don't really think of them as hobbies.

I also spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer looking up websites and leaving comments. I think that is one hobby I should probably pull back on, only not just yet.

That's it for now. If I think of any more, I'll let you know.
Hahaha, I like the sex with wife bit. Writing and research for what?
I do some research on several topics. Lately I have been looking into local history, family history, the Canadians in the first world war and such.
My vast music collection and photography, though I enjoy wrenching on cars on my own terms i.e. warm weather, it's not broke down or correcting a fix it ticket. :)
Man, I wish i could work on cars but I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?
Buy a Chilton's manual for your car. Those books have walked me through things that I had no prior knowledge of (such as changing a starter) step by step. It helps if you have a more experienced mechanic-type friend to watch over your shoulder, or at least available on the phone. Some stuff I still wouldn't want to do, but it's really not so hard. I don't have any real interest in it, other than keeping my car running decently.
That's how I taught myself Mercedes repair. I had the workshop manuals, cheap parts from ebay and a lot of patience. Just make sure it's too old for electronics!
A great start is to buy an older (think 1970 and below) car or truck. Then start taking it apart and fixing it in your spare time.
Body on frame vehicles are easier in my opinion. If you buy a popular type of car, with a large aftermarket and following. Then it will be easier to find parts and information about them.

Personally, I would suggest a mid 60's mustang (I am partial to those). They are cheap to get into, the aftermarket parts available to the point that you can build an entire car from the roof down. And there is a huge amount of information available.
You could also go with a Nova.  That car is a dime a dozen, and you can make it look like any GM muscle car
Alex, if you want to get into wrenching cars, I'd suggest starting with changing the oil. Sounds simple, but it's a good first step. You could then move on to replacing brakes, lights, and then more major items. And, yes having a mechanically inclined friend and manuals help a TON!
That's how I got started!
A few things I like to do are reading, writing, model building and photography.
Model building? What type of models?


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