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hobbies :: pam

Currently, there is a very special place in my heart for the few people in my life to whom I can say, without a trace of self-consciousness, “Yeah, I take a picture of where I am every day at 10:10 for this blog I know.”

    TAGS:  heart, hobby, self-consciousness

Bitten :: bakerina

I’ll go to bed in half an hour, just as soon as I finish these toe decreases, she thought as she bent her head toward the nickel-plated circular needles; when she raised her head again, two hours had elapsed, and the horrid scritchy noise of the alarm clock was poised to…

    TAGS:  knitting, obsession, hobby

Grave Robbing :: Keith

“I wouldn’t call it an obsession,” Henry told his fiancée as he loaded the shovels into the trunk, “but more of a hobby.”

    TAGS:  Henry, obsession, hobby, grave robbing, shovels

A few weeks after whittling the miniature, old-fashioned rotary telephone, Carl was surprised to find a bill for it in the mail, which, Carl noted with some dismay, appeared to be a full-sized replica.

    TAGS:  Carl, hobby, telephone - the device, whittling, rotary phone

generalist :: boot

Rosie woke up one day and realised she had so many hobbies that she hadn’t actually figured out how to do any of them properly.

    TAGS:  hobby

“Matchsticks make bad toothpicks,” observed Jukebox McGill, “unless you chew one into a point - but then you gotta use that point to pry out all the dang wood splinters.”

    TAGS:  hobby, Jukebox McGill, matchsticks

isolation :: pam

Muriel’s dangerous new hobby was not something she could discuss with others, and her occasional casual remark concerning the availability of machetes was never recognized for what it was.

    TAGS:  Muriel, hobby, machetes

Lois was never sure if conversation could actually be considered a hobby, but it sure beat that scrapbook nonsense.

    TAGS:  hobby, Lois, scrapbooks


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