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    What hobbies or collections do you have which are unusual?

    I have a small collection of animal bells, cow bells, sheep bells, goat bells, etc. 

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    Bob/PKB

    That is cool, bustieone! Do you purchase them on vacation, or find them "here and there"?
    bustieone

    Hi Bob, yes do both, and sometimes look on line. I would buy on line if they are really special, as I do not like to pay very much, and they are usually less than the shipping.

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    I have a collection of diecast model cars which I have totally ignored for a few years.Now that you have reminded me I might get interested again.

    I collect empty beer cans...then cash them in weekly for more full ones to empty...lol...

    bustieone

    great hobby, and so environmentally friendly!

    I have a collection of Christmas ornaments and a collection of crows.

    ROMOS

    Crows?
    witchway

    Yes crows. I know, I'm a different kind of lady. If I could figure out how to post a photo here I would show you some of the collection.

    .  I had a big 4ft by 4ft red barn hanging on my wall as the focal point in my living room. Cow print curtains, dishes, and all sorts of knick knacks with cow prints, barn animals and barns.  I loved decorating my Christmas tree each year because I had the most adorable Christmas ornaments.

    ROMOS

    Thank goodness they weren't transportable!
    country bumpkin

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    You're breathing a sigh of relief because you know my big red barn would replace your half naked woman on the wall you use as YOUR focal point. LOL
    ROMOS

    You're lucky, it's a masterpiece. Can't think of any Christmas masterpieces?
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    HA! The way I decorated my C tree was a masterpiece. :)
    bustieone

    I made some "cow stools" from old wooden classroom stools, I glued a cow head, not a real one, but a plywood cutout, painted the stool in Holstein print, painted the face. I also made an udder (plywood, watch for splinters when you milk her). Then I took rope cow halters, unbraided some of it, made a "tail complete with the switch". I sold some at a school fair as fund raisers. I still have one here somewhere.
    country bumpkin

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    Oh man! You obviously "Get me" Bustie. send me that stool when you come across it again. My birthday is next month. LOL

    I collect ring tabs off of aluminum cans. I have bottle and bottles of them. Don’t ask me why, it’s just an obsession with me……….

    bustieone

    Did you know that Ronald MacDonald house uses them to cash and defray costs of their programs. We collect them for our Grange, and that's what happens to them.
    jhharlan

    If I knew this wasn’t an Urban Legion , I’d donate them all: http://cubmaster526.angelfire.com
    jhharlan

    Pulltabs have no special value that makes them redeemable for time on dialysis machines, or indeed which make them worth far in excess of their ordinary scrap metal recycle value. While a handful of charitable concerns (including McDonald's Ronald McDonald House and Shriners Hospitals for Children) accept donations of can tabs, said tabs fetch such groups no more than the items' ordinary recycle value (more on that later in this article).

    The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) says this of the dialysis rumor that has been dogging them for quite a while:
    A false rumor that has plagued the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the aluminum industry for decades has recently resurfaced, perhaps fueled by the Internet. Individuals and groups believe they can donate the pull tabs on aluminum cans in exchange for time on a kidney dialysis machine.

    Such a program has never existed through the NKF, nor have there ever been programs through the foundation allowing people to exchange any type of item (box tops, product points, etc.) for time on dialysis.

    Read more at http://www.snopes.com/business/redeem/pulltabs.asp#BGU0EEHJlyATdIcf.99

    My hobby is Sasquatch research .... whoo-oop!


     


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    hector5559

    What is Sasquatch??Miss Lindy,
    lindilou

    Very large, very hairy, very big feet and very scary type of primate that lives in the woods and mountains and prairies on all continents except Antarctica and Hawaii... unless you count some of them thar tourists! lol

    Though I have lots of interests, I don't have any unusual hobbies and my "collecting" is absolutely non-existent.  I get sick of looking at stuff, so I am a "thrower-outer".     :)

    Benthere

    ....I certainly need to throw out more !
    Ducky

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    "They" say, if you haven't looked at it in a year, out it goes. (That doesn't apply to spouses though.)
    bustieone

    We make about 8-10 drops to The Salvation Army each year. We give clothing and household goods.
    Ducky

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    Don't be nervous Ben. She's keeping you!

    Collection of "frogs"....have purchased them on trips, and my mom always brought me one from wherever she went.  There are all kinds, from a "frog prince" to one sitting in a rocking chair reading the NY Times, to one sitting at a grand piano, to a pair with sombreros standing at a bar with beers on the counters in front of them.  Very fun to share their stories with my granddaughters. 


    Hobby?  Has to be bowling.  I try to do craft things but am all thumbs.  :(

    bustieone

    My mom used to have a collection of frogs too.

    I collect old wrought iron nails and date nails from railway sleepers (ties US) and pole nails.

    Now, don't laugh. i collect collectable Teddy Bears, have around 100 of them including the Teddy i was given when i turned one, which makes it 64 years old,made in England as most things were at that time in OZ, i don't know why i just like Teddy Bears. :)

    Ducky

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    Okay I won't...I won't...I...I...LOLOLOLOLOL!!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Just kidding. Cute. :)
    Bob/PKB

    ..maybe because you are a big ol' teddy bear yourself!
    lindilou

    ... I love them too! I have at least three and they are so beautiful... replicas of 'old' Bears ... cuddles! ;)
    bustieone

    And the chicks like them too...

    I collect "junk". Not trash but anything that looks like it could be re-used in art, for repairs, interesting similar shaper, materials like aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, magnets, any and all tools, appliance components, string to rope sorted by size,use,color etc. Electronic parts sorted into buckets, machinery, plastics of all kinds sorted into chemical groups, size thickness, color, application etc. screws, nails, nuts, bolts ,washers and tools of every kind imaginable. I have over thirty projects that are in progress and I cycle through all of them at least once a week. Last month I completed 10 projects that had been hanging out for some time usually less than 3 months to completion.  I didn't mention glass, ceramics, chemistry lab gear and chemicals and adhesives. There is much more as well all in organization, dusting, cleaning, packaging, cataloging and applying to project bins or storage.      

    lindilou

    My wonderful 'landlord'> http://toadhotelarts.com/

    When I traveled with the bands I collected name tags from waitresses.  I had a ton of em.  Ex wife made me throw em away though.  I think she had it in her mind that I had S.relations with all of them.  


    But my ongoing collection is rocks, I have 'small' rocks from all over the world, only a few have I actually collected myself, people bring them to me from their travels. I have em all labeled-  I have a piece of the Mayan temple too. About as big as a fingernail. Useless rock collection.  

    bulletman

    G'day Vinny i have a small piece of the Berlin Wall, given to me by a German Student.
    Bob/PKB

    Useless, perhaps, but unique and it sounds a little exotic.
    Most women would probably have come to the same conclusion about the name tags...
    Ducky

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    Sure Vinny...a guy travelling with a band, just "innocently" collecting name tags from waitresses...uh huh. I'd be really, really curious to hear how THOSE conversations developed.
    Vinny

    Duck, I had a line, I don't know if I can remember it but I was 'partly' honest.. went like this:

    'Hi (name here) You service was wonderful tonight, I wounder if you would be willing to help me in my hobby of collecting name tags?? I have name tags from all over, but would you believe, of all my name tags, I don't have a (name here).'

    Sometimes it took a bit of persuasion, maybe a few visits, but once the one standing off sees that I am collecting from everyone else in the place, she would usually surrender as well. Now this part you will have trouble believing, I also had two police name tags. Two different cities, it got to a point that I didn't care who it was, even grocery clerks, anyone with a name tag was a target. LOL!! It was fun, nobody ever took offense to it. The guys (girl) in my band was kinda embarrassed at first but after awhile a few months of it, they even would help me out. :) But that was then, I am 30 years older now and not as much fun anymore as i usta be. But, great memories.
    Ducky

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    Oh Vinny, you are a character! You've even convinced ME, to give you MY name tag. lol
    Vinny

    Yeah, I don't have a name tag with 'ducky' on it. That would complete my set. But they all gone now. :(
    bustieone

    Good story Vin, I don't buy it... I think you may have forgotten some details. Just kidding, but it would make you the man, change the story!
    Vinny

    Bustione, no I assure you it's not a fib or story, it's for real, I collected name tags. I lost count how many but when I first started collecting them, I had a black bedsheet that I pinned them to and hung in my hotel room. Even some of the house keepers than cleand my room gave me name tags when they saw my collection. after some months, it got too big and hard to handle the bed sheet with all the tags pinned to it so I started just throwing them in a box. Believe me, when you are traveling, away from family, bored, you find little things to do. One time I had three flies I caught in my room, I put them under one of those plastic drink cups (clear) I poked a few small hole in it and fed then sugar water. They died though, about a week. But it gave me something to break the boredom! LOL! Traveling bands rehearse usually 'after' the lounge closes, like 3 AM until about 6 or 7 am. Then go sleep, then all to do is go to the malls, visit music stores and eat. Boring :)
    bustieone

    Vin, it makes you sound like the "fly-man of Alcatraz"!


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