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I’m not sure that going to your favorite watering hole or bar every day is classified as a hobby, yet I feel it could be. And watching the dancing girls in the Barrio here on the Island of Luzon, I know is a hobby, and a good one at that. Yet both can be very costly, in money, health, and of course a very angry wife. So let’s move on to a list that might keep us out of a tight spot.
Fishing as a hobby may be relaxing and the benefit is free food, well not exactly free as there is the cost of the equipment either buying or renting, and of course beer is also an important part of fishing but that cost is deferred. So you head to the beach or pier with your gear and beer and sit for a few hours, the line in the water (bait is optional) enjoying the view of the pretty girls on the beach, and having a cold beer. It’s cheaper than the bars! And if you don’t catch any fish, just stop at the market and buy one that can be your secret.
Horseshoe chucking, this is a hobby that involves both exercise and concentration, and not to forget that beer is an important part of this hobby. The great thing about pitching horseshoes is you don’t have to be good, as close counts, especially after the beer is factored in. All that is required is (1) horseshoes, (2) a couple pieces of rebar (look up on your wall, and I know there is some sticking out) and some sand. Or you could forget about playing, and sit in your yard and drink beer.
Darts, this is a great way to pass the time and is a good sport also. For this you need a dart board and some darts, and a blackboard (how politically incorrect I am) to keep your score. Again beer is a most important part of the game of Darts. The more beer the harder it is to keep scores. It is good for you, as it teaches eye hand control, except for, again the beer factor. Also you can join a team and play as a group in different bars. True story, I owned a bar in Puerto Rico, and we had a dart team, which I was a member. We took the boat to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to play some bars there. My buddy Mike and I had a 3 hour wait before we were up. So we bar hopped around the area and then went back to play. Not a good idea as we were both very “OVERSERVED” and could not see the board let alone hit it. Mike and I were kicked off my own bars team!
Model Railroading, is a hobby that requires a vast amount of money, time and hard work. Also you need a very large space to build it. Electoral knowledge is required, and beer is not a major part of this hobby. Let’s move on!
Wood working can be a great hobby, and the benefit is you get to use the things you build. All that is needed is a large amount of expensive tools, and a place to work. Wood may be purchased on the side of the road, in the second hand wood joints, by the kilo, not by the board. I found this out the hard way. I know you’re gonna’ ask, is beer is part of this hobby? Yes and its use will be directly propionate to the amount of injuries sustained by hammers and saws, to you personage while performing your tasks.
Jogging as a hobby is just a bad idea, you can’t drink a beer while running, and the same goes for swimming. Again, let’s move on.
Dog Rearing: Not quite sure if it’s a hobby, but studies prove that you will live longer if you have dogs. As it was told to me by a friend (Tom can I say your name?) If you want sex, get a woman, if you want unconditional love, get a dog! The beer factor comes into play with dogs also. I like to sit and play around with my dogs in the yard and enjoy a canned consumable. Rum works just as well!
Alright I’m done for now, and what did we learn? The watering holes and dancing girls will always be the best choice. And after all, they are part of the reason we choose to live here!