In my Spare Time . . . . . Spare Time ? . . .
What's That ?
My Hobbies page is the index to things I enjoy doing in my free
time; this includes my collections, antique interests, or maybe
Computing !!! - - Here, I'll provide links to resources on my
favorite hobbies, or provide some of my own materials for others who share the
Every once in a while I do seem to find some leisure time and
when I get the opportunity to "kick back" I try to take full advantage of it.
Depending on the time of year, I'll usually find an activity that will allow me
to forget the everyday routines and stresses of work. I would have to say that
my obsession with "collecting" is my primary area of interest and usually is
what I prefer to do in my spare time. Ebay
has become a very familiar site for me. There's usually not a day that goes by
when I haven't checked in on my favorite searches. - Sometimes I'll pay a visit
to a few of my regular hangouts like the local Target, K-Mart,and Shopko
stores. I will generally make a pass through the toy aisles to see if
Hot Wheels or
Racing Champions have released
something new that I just can't live without. I can't really explain why - it's
sort of like there's this huge magnet and it's always there in the Toy Dept.
Lately, though, I've been much better at resisting the temptation to buy.
Moderation is sometimes good.
Recently, I have taken an interest in antiques - mostly
glassware. I've got a sister and brother that have great taste in quality
antiques, but unfortunately I don't possess the knowledge that is required to
make educated purchases. Therefore, I only buy inexpensive pieces and those
with certain sentimental value. - Last Christmas, Mom gave me a set of my Dad's
favorite beer glasses (with tiny blue fish on sides) but only four of them. I'd
like to find at least two more! - Recently, I was given some "silver leaf"
glasses that belonged to a friend's family for many years. There are several
various sizes of this glass and I am presently trying to find the taller
beverage style to complete the set. I like to occasionally browse the aisles in
various Antique Malls like the Brass
Armadillo in search of the missing glassware and I'm sure that I'll
eventually stumble across something suitable. Half the fun is the search!!!
I'm creating this Web Site on two different computers - I
currently use a Packard Bell desktop
at home and a Compaq laptop while I'm on
the road. These are computers # 6 and #7 respectively. I purchased my first
computer so many years ago that I really can't remember when. It was a Texas
Instruments model with 16k total memory and required special "cartridge
style" programs that had to be plugged in to the side and the data storage /
backup was done on a standard cassette recorder!!! .... Can you imagine that? -
The term "Internet" was only used by our National Defense and Educational
systems - The rest of us didn't even know that the "Web" meant something other
than that sticky / stringy mess spiders always seem to leave behind. Needless
to say, that was lightyears ago in terms of technology and computer
advancement. I can't wait to see what's around the corner for us techno-geeks.
I wonder where it all will end? What will they think of next? Hopefully, a
computer that runs at the speed of light with unlimited memory............ Oh
yeah - - - And a price of $99.95 !!!
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