Starting Things

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by thaiturkey, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my favourite hobbies is starting things, even though I may not continue with them. Even as a kid I was eager to learn about whatever took my fancy. At school, that helped me with geography and English literature because my own study took me ahead of the curriculum.

    Hobbies that I have started during the last few years include:

    Playing guitar - but you need to be in a band to get the most from it and I'm not good enough for that.

    Keeping turkeys - but the losses to roaming dogs and complaints from my wife about poop big enough to have been from a dog put an end to that. We will now try geese and bantams.

    Gardening in a hot climate - but it's too hot for me so I now pay a gardener.

    Reading - always enjoyed a good book, whether it's fiction or for information.

    Listening to music - the pleasure is enhanced by having some knowledge as a player.

    British TV comedy - available here now, I'm glad to say.

    The one hobby I won't give up is being retired. I can do what I want when I want with a clear conscience. It's rather time consuming, though!
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    British TV comedy - sounds great. :lol:

    Me, I love starting things too, it just has timeless appel, the excitement of getting into something new. :lol:
    Except when I used to drop one hobby or interest after I got a new one, now I don't. I have maybe five or six now, stacked one on top of each other. :oops: Makes for a lot of different things that'll interest me anyhow, so I can't say I'm complaining. :lol:
     
  3. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: You said you like to start things. You could find a local coffee shop / bar (lunch hour) / committee building that would let you start an open jam.

    We have tons of them all over town in Portland, Maine & it makes it so easy for an advanced beginner/intermediate player to get out there & play with a wide spectrum of players - without the stress of band life.
    It is good to play with a lot of people of all levels, I find it inspiring & really invigorating to play with others.
    I did start a band from going to those open jams, after playing with the large group you figure out who is on your level, plays what you like, and is okay to be around. (And you have some practice playing in front of people you don't know.)
    I recently made the switch from mandolin to stand-up bass, so I am back to my routine of finding one of those jams a week & making a fool of myself for 3 hours or so. But, I know I get better, faster, as a result.
     
  4. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    That would be fine except that I don't like the music that most Thai bands play. The foreigners who play in bars here are breaking the law. If a few of my friends played instruments we could jam at our homes. Perhaps it will happen one day.
     

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