Lonesomebri wrote:Other hobbies? I mostly try to fill the empty hole in my life...
...and seeing these kickass cars and bikes and toys sure ain't helping Me feel more fulfilled, folks.
Is envy a hobby? I know coveting is a sin, so maybe envy would fit within that cherished pasttime, which is more of a habit with me than a hobby. My therapist said I was obsessive; I enjoy that and spend alot of free time so engaged, but is that a hobby?
Let me elaborate about those kick-ass cars a little then... I'll start out by saying I have WAY more fun with my Burning Man mutant vehicle than with any "default world" cars.
That Cadillac Eldorado was a SHITLOAD
of work, long evenings and weekends at the shop slaving away on major things like grafting the convertible body section into it, down to endless hours of hammer-&-dolly, filing, sanding, then buffing a million stainless trim parts until they looked new. Now that it's done, it rides in a trailer to shows.
The grey and white '55 Chevy has been my hot rod for 25 years... I got it when I was like 22, when it wasn't yet an expensive car. It pretty much sits in the garage and gets driven a few times a year. You can't really go anywhere and park it and leave it. I'd have sold it if I hadn't always wanted a '55 Bel Air since I was about 5.
Cars like those aren't "cars'. You can't just use them like a Toyota Camry, without destroying them. They're kind of a pain in the ass. All you do is worry about them.
That was one of the big things that drew me to Burning Man. Here was a place where you could drive anything you wanted to build, and NOT worry about minute scratches or rock chips... you could build shit to go have FUN on. Spill drinks on it. Dance on it. Cruise the shit out of it.
Don't waste any time coveting show cars... the truth is they aren't that much fun, you don't really drive them, and car shows are pretty boring. And I'm a born gear-head saying that.