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Posted: 5/11/2003 5:18:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/11/2003 5:48:38 AM EDT by MarianLibrarian]
Quick question, while I do not consider QuietShootr's gun habits a "hobby", more like a lifestyle, it is pretty expensive. I generally have no problem with this, but I know that even if I buy the most expensive sewing machine and all of the accessories and all the material I wanted for quiliting, I would still not even come close to QS's spending. It kind of grates me that I as a woman still cannot outspend this man!! [>:/] So, my question is this: Does your spouse have a hobby other than guns? If so, does he/she spend nearly what you do? Does it bother him/her that you have an expensive "hobby"? Edited for grammatical error!
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 5:30:48 AM EDT
My wife grew up extremely poor. I grew up extremely unpoor. She enjoys running, making scrap books and really unexpensive stuff like that. I blow money like there is no tomorrow on sometimes some pretty insignificant stuff. It makes her physically ill to watch me spend money or when I tell her how much something cost, though not so much now as it used to. She goes to the Gap and gets excited over $5 shirts and I shop at Foleys and wear $300 sunglasses. She never says anything about my spending. I make enough that she doesn't work, so she gets to stay home and do stuff she enjoys, like mowing the yard.[:)] I've pretty much got it made.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 5:39:51 AM EDT
Do shoes count as a hobby? Really they are some kind of obsession.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 6:06:05 AM EDT
My wife reads romance books. Here in the den there is 5 book shelves chucked full of paperback and hard cover books. Down in the basement there are (be back in a minute) 14, 16"x12"x10" boxes full (I just counted). And she knows what books are in each box. If her sister wants to borrow a book, my wife can go and get it in just a few minutes.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 6:11:44 AM EDT
Do cars and motorcycles count as a hobby? TT
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 6:24:57 AM EDT
My wife likes to spend money on various functions for the kids. The only interest in any type of hobby was that she took up piano lessons with the kids. We bought a real nice grand piano for the three of them to practice on. Basically if I let her get what she wants for the kids I can get whatever I want within our budget.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 6:30:33 AM EDT
My wife spends her money on clothes, shoes and accesories. Still doesn't add up to my purchases, but I always tell her I can sell the guns for 90% of what I bought them for. The expended ammo is another story.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 6:58:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By klutz347: My wife reads romance books.
Over 50% of all paperbacks sold, each year, are romance novels. The few women I've dated, all bought and read these, from high school drop-out, to PhD's. Anyways, you're building a fine collection for future generations. "Do it for the children."
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 7:49:07 AM EDT
Actually, we're both into shooting. She has a Browning HP and, just recently, bought a Kimber Stainless II. She burns up about 1200 rounds a month. I ain't complaining! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 8:05:37 AM EDT
Romance Books - Porn for women.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 8:06:03 AM EDT
My wife has a *huge* Longaberger basket collection. When I say huge, I mean she has them packed away in big plastic containers in the barn besides the ones in the house. I have no idea what she paid for them and don't really care. She works, she can play.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 8:12:19 AM EDT
I don't talk to my wife...it's easier that way. Sgtar15 PS Married 17+ years
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 8:23:08 AM EDT
Most things we do we do as a family so we don't really have individual hobbies so to say. We all enjoy kyaking, canoeing and cliff jumping. We all enjoy target shooting. My wife does alot of bead work making the little warbonnets with beads and feathers and the boys even got into soon as they saw you can make money doing it. But by far my wifes biggest hobby besides me and the boys is genealogy and that takes more time than money usually. But my thoughts are that we both work and we both agree that bills, food and kids come first and then whatever we want to do is fair game. As long as we had the bills paid and food on the table and the kids got to do the things they want like having fun, going to movies, renting a video or video game every now and then she could spend a $1,000 a month on genealogy and it wouldnt phase me. But by far my wife is the better thrifty saving one than I am because I like to spoil all of us too much but hey you only live once.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 10:46:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: My wife grew up extremely poor. I grew up extremely unpoor. She enjoys running, making scrap books and really unexpensive stuff like that. I blow money like there is no tomorrow on sometimes some pretty insignificant stuff. It makes her physically ill to watch me spend money or when I tell her how much something cost, though not so much now as it used to. She goes to the Gap and gets excited over $5 shirts and I shop at Foleys and wear $300 sunglasses. She never says anything about my spending. I make enough that she doesn't work, so she gets to stay home and do stuff she enjoys, like mowing the yard.[:)] I've pretty much got it made.
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This pretty much describes QS and I, except that I work outside the home. The bad thing about all this is, even when I have money to burn, I can't seem to bring myself to spend it. Irritating to say the least.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 1:28:18 PM EDT
I married a clothes horse....it could be worse...at least she is good to look at!!
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 1:33:44 PM EDT
For my wife it is jewelry, clothes and shoes. Spends way more than I spend on guns. She also makes a lot more though. For me, I don't spend money on drinking and my clothes come from costco ($13 awesome jeans), Target, and Mervyns. I have no guilt about what I spend on guns. Wife is pretty OK with it too, as long as I'm OK with the jewelry. [;)]
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 5:09:49 AM EDT
I have to beg my wife to spend money. She likes to keep taking college courses, really pretty cheap in the long run. I guess the text books can run a couple of bucks. We always keep them.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 7:29:41 AM EDT
Creative Memories (scrapbooking) Discovery Toys Bout $2000 a year or so.... I have to force her to spend money on herself sometimes. She stays home with our daughter. Finally let me buy her a gun instead of just using mine all the time.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 7:56:57 AM EDT
MarianLibrarian, Thank your lucky stars that your partner likes guns rather than airplanes. If he ever gets his pilot's license you'll really see an expensive hobby.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 7:59:28 AM EDT
What Aimsmall said to the letter - all of it.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 8:23:52 AM EDT
I tend to bounce between two hobbies; guns and car racing. Believe me, the wife is relieved when I go back to just buying guns and stuff. [}:)]
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 4:25:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner: MarianLibrarian, Thank your lucky stars that your partner likes guns rather than airplanes. If he ever gets his pilot's license you'll really see an expensive hobby.
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Shhh...don't give him any ideas! I don't mind the guns, it just seems that they are getting more and more pricey (along with everything else!). Anyway, don't get him started on anything else, please!!! Marian
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 4:33:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 5:03:27 PM EDT
Umm, are $300 sunglasses really that good? Are those $500 outfits that great? Are those $400 shoes that nice? Is that $25,000 necklace that valuable? As a matter of fact: Is a Porsche worth $80,000? I say no to all of the above... I hate those NYC snob bitches with their assugly Mahnolo Blahnik cr@p shoes that cost hundreds. Go to hell all you damn toothpick thin ugly weirdos with your ugly clothes... you ugly ass hair and makeup makes me want to throw up in your ugly Botoxed faces. God I hate those horrible, insecure, wasteful, liberal scumbags..... I hope a nice friendly person form Texas hits them over the head with a two by four.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 5:22:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2003 5:24:05 PM EDT by Gunslinger808]
Oh HELL yes! My wife builds and races offroad Volkswagons, the engine in her latest toy cost as much as an AR 50. The only good thing is she gets tired of them and sells them for a profit.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 5:46:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Doggonit: Umm, are $300 sunglasses really that good? Are those $500 outfits that great? Are those $400 shoes that nice? Is that $25,000 necklace that valuable? As a matter of fact: Is a Porsche worth $80,000? I say no to all of the above... I hate those NYC snob bitches with their assugly Mahnolo Blahnik cr@p shoes that cost hundreds. Go to hell all you damn toothpick thin ugly weirdos with your ugly clothes... you ugly ass hair and makeup makes me want to throw up in your ugly Botoxed faces. God I hate those horrible, insecure, wasteful, liberal scumbags..... I hope a nice friendly person form Texas hits them over the head with a two by four.
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uhhmmm...ok, we obviously have some issues...
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 6:11:44 PM EDT
Back when I could work, my hobby was spending money on my wife. Sometimes my younger brother's daughter would get in on the act. I just like spending it on other people more than I did on myself. Last year I made $132. I spent it all on my wife and mother for Christmas. So if my hobby is making my wife happy and my wife is spending her money being happy, I', doing pretty good. ED
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 6:18:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Doggonit: Are those $500 outfits that great?
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Yeah, except with my $300 sunglasses and my $400 Ralph Lauren benchmade shoes I'm already over budget. I need another $80 for my jeans, $100 for my shirt, $30 for a cap and $10 for socks, $1800 for a watch and $800 for my jacket if it's cold outside. [:D] Honestly, yeah some of it is that good. Some of it is rediculously overpriced. It all has to do with your tastes. Most people here never use a bayo lug or need a flash hider or collapsible stock but they buy prebans anyway. It's all relative.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 2:15:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jtw2:
Originally Posted By Doggonit: Umm, are $300 sunglasses really that good? Are those $500 outfits that great? Are those $400 shoes that nice? Is that $25,000 necklace that valuable? As a matter of fact: Is a Porsche worth $80,000? I say no to all of the above... I hate those NYC snob bitches with their assugly Mahnolo Blahnik cr@p shoes that cost hundreds. Go to hell all you damn toothpick thin ugly weirdos with your ugly clothes... you ugly ass hair and makeup makes me want to throw up in your ugly Botoxed faces. God I hate those horrible, insecure, wasteful, liberal scumbags..... I hope a nice friendly person form Texas hits them over the head with a two by four.
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uhhmmm...ok, we obviously have some issues...
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Obviously you never had to live or work in New York. Otherwise you might (crossing fingers) be with me.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 2:17:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2003 2:18:33 AM EDT by Doggonit]
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By Doggonit: Are those $500 outfits that great?
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Yeah, except with my $300 sunglasses and my $400 Ralph Lauren benchmade shoes I'm already over budget. I need another $80 for my jeans, $100 for my shirt, $30 for a cap and $10 for socks, $1800 for a watch and $800 for my jacket if it's cold outside. [:D] Honestly, yeah some of it is that good. Some of it is rediculously overpriced. It all has to do with your tastes. Most people here never use a bayo lug or need a flash hider or collapsible stock but they buy prebans anyway. It's all relative.
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Wow! Benchmade shoes? Are they some special kind of steel? Also, who makes your knives? Brooks Brothers? Are your knives made out of silk or merino wool by any chance? ....and some of us can't buy preban but we want to....
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 2:46:34 AM EDT
we're not married yet...but my fiance is working on her masters degree , and still finds time to figure skate..... and coaches figure skating in her spare time.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 4:46:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Doggonit:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By Doggonit: Are those $500 outfits that great?
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Yeah, except with my $300 sunglasses and my $400 Ralph Lauren benchmade shoes I'm already over budget. I need another $80 for my jeans, $100 for my shirt, $30 for a cap and $10 for socks, $1800 for a watch and $800 for my jacket if it's cold outside. [:D] Honestly, yeah some of it is that good. Some of it is rediculously overpriced. It all has to do with your tastes. Most people here never use a bayo lug or need a flash hider or collapsible stock but they buy prebans anyway. It's all relative.
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Wow! Benchmade shoes? Are they some special kind of steel? Also, who makes your knives? Brooks Brothers? Are your knives made out of silk or merino wool by any chance? ....and some of us can't buy preban but we want to....
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I was kidding. I don't really have any $400 shoes.
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