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Old 09-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #16
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I am seriously considering buying a firearm. I've been wanting to for a long while now. The only thing that's stopping me is I'm not allowed to keep the weapon in my home, so I need to store it somewhere.

Do some ranges allow for safe storage? Can I pay for a locker or something?
a) why no gun? Felon in the house?

b) owning a gun isnt really a hobby.

Honestly, why not some league hockey or rec bball (something insidish). that or videoing upskirts at the mall and posting gifs here.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:41 PM   #17
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My mother just said no guns in the house. Which is understandable.

Book club doesn't really get me out of the house much, does it? And I'm pretty sure I'm not a middle aged woman going through menopause.

I hate hockey, and trust me, I've searched for rec leagues around here and there are no decent leagues within 30 miles. New Hampshire sucks.

And I wouldn't just "own" the gun. I would take it to the range on a weekly basis.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:43 PM   #18
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Honestly, why not some league hockey or rec bball (something insidish). that or videoing upskirts at the mall and posting gifs here.

A guy I know's dad did that at the mall, and got caught. Got in incredibly huge trouble, and I think some were underaged. He lost his job, went to jail for like 6 months and is on the sex offenders list
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Tennis (indoors if it's the winter)
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:46 PM   #20
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Tennis is very fun! My lateral quickness is comparable to sludge, so, it would take all damn Winter to get in shape.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:48 PM   #21
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I've been dead-set on this bad-boy:

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:48 PM   #22
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Do you have a lot of money? Ideally, you'd get into something that can also make you money.

Learn how to fix electronics and other minor services like that you can put ads on Craigslist and Backpage and charge for; things like unlocking phones (very simple), repairing Ipod/iPhone screens (also very simple), and spyware removal. Actually, I don't even know if it counts as a hobby because you can learn how to do all 3 of those things from scratch in a few hours.

You could become an obsessive bodybuilder or weight lifter, maybe take on online course from those degree factories on something you could use later in life like Culinary studies.
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Bushcraft/Survivalism? Learn how to make fire, shelters, hunt, trap, tie knots etc..

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:51 PM   #24
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Spelunking.

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:51 PM   #25
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All of those are good suggestions, but I'm content with my financial situation right now. One thing I'd like to point out is that I want to try something completely foreign. I've been doing the "electronic" thing my whole life and it just seems completely boring to me now. I want nothing to do with it. No phones or spyware removal, or anything like that. Yes, I could make money, but it would just seem like I'm working rather than having fun, which is my intention.

List of things I've been thinking about for the past few months:

Buying a firearm and learning to shoot
Fishing
Paintball
learning the harmonica [blues harp!]
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:01 PM   #26
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Rebuild an old car!
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Learn to cook
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:03 PM   #28
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Rebuild an old car!

I'm buying a new high performance vehicle within the next 12 months, so that's pretty much checked off already. Many mods will be done as well, so I can't wait.
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Learn to cook

I started to a few years back, but I can't stand electric stove-tops and that's what my mother has. Complete and utter garbage. flame>electric
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