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Old 07-17-2018, 00:57   #71
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Also collect anything Dukes Of Hazzard.Marines related items and one favorite are the K bar knives.Collect the Marines related items since I served 10 years in the Marines proud of my military service
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I'm more of a coffee snob than that but I don't buy coffee that costs even $20 a pound. And I hesitate to say how old my (cheapish) coffeemaker is...
We (my wife and I) are about the same way. We buy pin~non coffee at our local Costco that costs about $5 a lb. We use a Bunn coffee maker and we usually drink a whole pot each day. I never use those one cup coffee makers, never by at Starbucks, rarely anywhere else. My friends say I'm a coffee snob because I only drink my own coffee. I do like it my way with lots of half & half, stevia, and a dash of sugar free chocolate sauce......

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Two hobbies that go well together are music composition and photography so I combined the two for this video. One interesting side note - the winter shots were actually taken on May 6th 2015 - terrible winter that year! Here's "Down The Trail"

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I like reading, family games (chess, trivial pursuit, ...) and dancing with my other half.
Unfortunately since my youngest came along (he's 4 now), my me-time / time for dancing with other half is restricted to "the 2 mins I'm allowed to be alone on the toilet" (and even then).
I do try and exercise some but not because I really like it, more because I want to keep my weight under control. I would like it more if I would weigh less (really) because I would be thinking less of how others would be looking at me when I do something, I know it shouldn't matter but it does.

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my me-time / time for dancing with other half is restricted to "the 2 mins I'm allowed to be alone on the toilet" (and even then).
You get two minutes? Our granddaughter is at the door for the entire durations of our bathroom visits.

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I would like [exercise] more if I would weigh less (really) because I would be thinking less of how others would be looking at me when I do something, I know it shouldn't matter but it does.
It does matter; feeling self-conscious rarely is encouraging. I refused to join the gym at work because I didn't think my coworkers needed to see me puffing, grunting, and sweating.

OB exercise: Last night my wife and I went folk-dancing for three hours. Over 5,000 steps just with that (plus the rest of the day).

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I did try repurposing my hobbies into a "at home" business a few times, but then gave up. Seems everybody wants my talents, they just refuse to PAY for them. People expect what I do to be GIVEN to them for some reason. So, I just gave up altogether. Not worth the aggravation anymore.

My last attempt was custom tote bags. I only actually sold one, but even though people claimed they wanted them, they refused to buy them. Here's some pics of totes I made...... I even thought I had a clever business name - "Not Sew Perfekt Totes", nobody would actually pay for them.
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Your bags are great. Have you considered on-line selling? I make journals and art books and have sold a few on Etsy. Before that I sold quite a few small watercolors. This venue isn't all that expensive, a small fee for uploading to your "shop" and no other cost unless you sell something, for which they take a small percentage.

Your bags are lightweight which would keep the postage cost down (always a plus when selling online).

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@Chaidragonfire, I agree with VeeJay! Your totes are great--that's coming from someone who loves tote bags and owns a lot of them. I think you should open an Etsy store. My son ordered a custom tote from Etsy. He even specified the dimensions of the inside pockets when he ordered it.

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Custom orders are easy for Etsy customers. And for the seller, it's a way to not have to have much inventory.

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Your bags are great. Have you considered on-line selling? I make journals and art books and have sold a few on Etsy. Before that I sold quite a few small watercolors. This venue isn't all that expensive, a small fee for uploading to your "shop" and no other cost unless you sell something, for which they take a small percentage.

Your bags are lightweight which would keep the postage cost down (always a plus when selling online).

Thanks you guys.

Yeah, I opened an Etsy store, and I've had an Ebay account for many years. Had LOTS of looks, but no buyers.

And I make one of a kind totes. I refuse to make the same tote twice, so all the totes I made were "one of a kind".

I gave them all away to friends as gifts.



I've also tried to sell what I called "VooDollies". Big, stuffed voodoo looking doll things.

Again, people wanted them, but weren't going to PAY for them. And again, I didn't make any two alike, they were all different.
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