I am surprised at how few of these I have not done. However, they don't
list XC skiing to which I was addicted for many years. Great way to get
outside when the weather is below zero. Skiing uphill can be fun but
the best is skiing to work and back.
I missed that ... I have an excuse, I'm over 75. [:-) But if it's for
all ages, why is Ham Radio #2 when so many of us hams are ... well ...
eligible for the Senior Discount?
Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
Sparks NV DM09dn
On 3/4/2018 4:49 PM, Jim Low man wrote:
> Fred, it isn’t a list of hobbies for those over 75 years of age-it’s just a list of 75 hobbies that are considered to be “manly.”
> I was pleased that ham radio ranked so high, but also surprised that computer programming was so far down the list.
> In all, I am, or have been, involved with about 18 of these hobbies at one time in my life or another. And the YL says that I need to get a hobby!
> 73 de Jim-AD6CW
On 03/04/2018 07:58 PM, Charlie T wrote:
> I think I maybe did 2 or possibly 3 of those listed.
> However, Bunge jumping, Sky Diving and Alligator Wrestling were curiously
> 73, Charlie k3ICH
I teach modern jive which is now far more popular than ballroom dancing
which I trained in in my 20's. Now in my 70's this has a very healthy
following and is far easier to learn without private lessons. I met both my
XYLs (40 years apart) at dance venues. Mostly popular with >40 year-olds.
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I misread the title and thought it was hobbies for us men over 75 until
I saw parkour listed (which I couldn't have done even when I was younger
without falling on my face. I have done over half of those activities
Great, old photos are worth as much as the texts themselves!
I consider myself a bit of a "hobby-defined individual" and I've
participated in 26 of these activities at some level, and a few others in
passing. But ham radio surpasses them all! I'm also still active in SCUBA
diving, flying, cycling, photography, and a few of the others.
I was surprised to see lock picking listed as a "hobby" since it can often
be quite illegal. But then I recalled some college classmates who got a big
kick out of it. Although it was certainly illegal, I never heard of anyone
being harmed or prosecuted. The student hackers just wanted to prove they
could do it and, as far as I knew, never stole or damaged anything along