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Quirky, Boring or just flat Weird things you enjoy?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Multifarious5, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Mudhen

    Mudhen High-Roller

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    Good stuff (Navy man here :D )!

    Sometimes I get in the mood for a particular project and go at it. Here is a 1953 Philco radio I picked up a few years ago. Most people consider it a part of their "Tropic" series of radios, and it covers a number of different bands.

    I went through and restored the electronics, and then spruced up the cabinet some. It works great, and I'm pretty sure the tubes are original!

    Before (crappy picture, but it gives an idea of the condition in which I got it).
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    After
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    I guess some people might consider this a quirky, or weird hobby. :kill:
     
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  2. flyguyfl

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    Mudhen the American Pickers sure would not.
     
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    I like the Washington Wizards, I’m one of nine people in the United States that likes them. :)
     
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  4. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Damn, there's 15 on the roster!
     
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  5. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    The way they play.... I'm staying with 9 people :).
     
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  6. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    Cleaning the house, in particularly mopping.

    I come from a long line of meticulous, neat freaks.

    I have all white tile throughout the house, there is something so damn satisfying about the smell of Ms. Meyers, and seeing my floors sparkling clean as they dry.

    I also love the smell of any kind of household cleaner; Fabuloso, bleach, Mr.Clean, Ms. Meyers, Windex you name it.. except one; Pine Sol. It makes me retch. Not kidding.
     
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  7. LvBlitzforce

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    Ha thats funny i also love grocery shopping for some odd reason, so much so to the point where my gf almost hates going now because she knows we're going to be there a while. For me though i think its more of the thrill of the deal, by using the store apps, coupons they send in the mail, and just the hunt of getting amazing deals.

    I literally hate all other shopping otherwise..... its been well over a year where i've physically shopped at a store for anything rather than just ordering clothes, shoes, etc. online and hoping for the best.
     
  8. insin

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    I also love the smell of every cleaning product EXCEPT Pine Sol!
    I love the smell of windex, sprayaway....the smell of the tri-colored wax product at the car wash.
    Ajax, Comet, Barkeepers Friend.
    Mr. Clean, Fabulouso, Murphy's oil soap, Pledge and especially Weiman's Lemon Oil.
    My favorite smell on earth is freshly cleaned men's dress shirts, sheets or table cloths..... slightly starched.

    I enjoy growing annual plants from seed but strangely, I lose interest once they are ready to plant.
    I am extremely interested in permaculture and edible landscapes combined with medicinal landscape in urban settings.

    I used to love shopping of any kind.
    Now I'm a "get in/get your stuff/get the hell out" ASAP kinda person.
    Online shopping is good, delivery is better.

    I enjoy making frou-frou blended drinks.
     
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  9. nefarious888

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    I collect ceiling fans, particularly models from the 80s and 90s as I find they provide comfort in the form of happy memories.
     
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    I love going to estate sales. I love reading books and I love fishing.
     
  11. flyguyfl

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    Might want to have a blood test to see if you are deficient in some mineral.
     
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  12. insin

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    Interesting you should say that.
    I use to chew on ice. Pica.

    Slow release iron.
    I no longer have the urge to chew on ice.

    I only use cleaning agents when I'm cleaning something.
    I've never sprayed them just because I like their scent.
     
  13. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    When I was young I saw a Vincent Price movie called “The Raven” which featured a battle of wizards, one of whom was a prestidigitator. I wondered if that might be a latent talent which could be exercised with practice. I still try to wave the bedroom door open before I actually grab the door knob. And I have absolutely no reason to disclose that to anyone!
     
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    I guess it's the geek in me, but I've always been into the latest electronics, computer, and tech gear. So, part of my disposal income over the years (with the exception of my travel and Vegas funds) went into buying new electronics devices, computers and accessories, and other gadgets. LOL I'm not always the first in line to buy the latest and greatest when products are released, but I keep an active wish list of things that I wouldn't mind having. I can't afford everything on my list, but I splurge every now and then.

    In my younger days, I use to build my own gaming PCs and one of my hobbies was also 35mm photography. Needless to say, I ended up investing a lot in 35mm format cameras/accessories over the years until digital took over. Today, I'm into 180/360 cameras which is starting to become more mainstream, as well as virtual reality headsets. Sony just came out with a new point and shoot camera (Sony ZV1) targeted for vloggers/YouTube creators which has recently peaked my interest. It's currently on presale along with a nice discount. It would be a nice step up from shooting videos with a camera phone (especially when I visit Vegas, LOL). It's small, light, and packed with features, so it's ideal for traveling and shooting on the fly.
     
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    I will not sell, throw out, or in any other way get rid of books. Any. I even have my college textbooks. We have bookcases overflowing and layers deep, plus boxes of books. I finally relented and agreed that my wife and daughter could get rid of their textbooks, but my astronomy textbook from *mumbles* years ago? Nope, that's staying. I just enjoy physical books, and being surrounded by them. I also don't think bookshelves should be neat and tidy. They should be overflowing and piled up.
     
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    Ha! I've been told the same thing, but it's because every since I was a child I loved – LOVED vinegar. I would often sneak into the kitchen and steal a drink of good old apple cider vinegar. I still love it.
     
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  17. LVisBeautiful

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    How do you fly to Vegas? I’d be scared but I do remember those days, I heard airplane turbulence was rough back then
     
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    My one aunt once said that she would occasionally go get a glass of straight vinegar out of the bottle and drink it. LOL, if yer gonna do that, at least go for some cheap wine! :)
     
  19. TexasLady

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    I love doing laundry.
     
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  20. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    I’ve had this weird itch to build a gaming pc... main reason it’s weird is I know I would ultimately not use it, or almost exclusively use it for stuff I could do with a much cheaper setup. I bought this to scratch the itch, mainly because it’s so portable I think I’m a lot more likely to get good use out of it for something, and it’s probably half of what I would have spent on parts that I would then have to... actually learn to build a pc to get set up (so yeah, another reason why I consider my “itch” weird :confused::haha:)...

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-win-max-handheld-game-console-for-aaa-games/x/15372511#/