Old-School Hobbies To Bring Into Your Life

Its easy to get bogged down in the minutia of modern life, with all of its trappings and frivolities.  Have your hobbies devolved into watching terrible television and viewing movies that have about as much substance as a grain of puffed rice?

"Aww, honey look, they have to eat an entire flagon of sea scorpions for their immunity challenge!"

“Aww, honey look, they have to eat an entire flagon of sea scorpions for their immunity challenge!”

If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, we don’t know what will.  Lucky for you there are thousands of hobbies out there that can expand your knowledge and make your leisure time valuable.

Coin Collecting

coin pile hobbies

Oh, we know what you’re thinking, “that sounds boring!”  Apologies, but hear us out before you trot back to your couch and start watching whatever Friday the 13th movie they’ve released direct to DVD these days.

Friday the 13th Part Whatever: Jason Is Lectured About The Toilet Seat Again

Friday the 13th Part Whatever: Jason Is Lectured About The Toilet Seat Again

Why watch a franchise that should have been history ages ago, when you can catalog and collect history in your own home?  We’re sure that there’s been a time that you’ve found a strange coin in your change, or you’ve happened upon one when going through something older in your parent’s house.  Plus, you could use this as a segue into another hobby like metal detecting!

 

Well, I haven't found one coin, but I did find literally every key I've lost in my lifetime, including those skate keys I lost when I was six. In another state."

“Well, I haven’t found one coin, but I did find literally every key I’ve lost in my lifetime, including those skate keys I lost when I was six. In another state.”

Woodworking

woodwork hobbies

What better way to assert your dominance over nature than to take a dead tree, shape it using your hands and human made tools, and turn it into a tasteful footstool that you can use to rest your tired feet after spending all day creating it in the first place?

footstool hobbies

“Guess who won today, nature?” *thunderclap* “I’ll be good…”

Sure, you’ll need to invest in some tools, but a proper household should start stockpiling tools anyway.  You never know when your kid will sprain his arm and a miter saw will be necessary for some reason after all!

"This is a nature family, we don't believe in no fancy plaster doctor casts."

“This is a nature family, we don’t believe in no fancy plaster doctor casts.”

After all, if you’re going to emulate someone on television, wouldn’t you rather be a Ron Swanson than a Honey Boo Boo?

swanson

Reading

man reading hobbies

OK, perhaps reading is a little general, what we mean is reading books or something valuable on the web if you must, not reading clickbait about which Jennerdashian is causing a scene this week.

Commenter 1: "Me hart Kylie caz her kontorz on fleek, lol!" Commenter 2: "No, itz 2 bad, rofl." Commenter 1: "No u :(."

Commenter 1: “Me hart Kylie caz her kontorz on fleek, lol!” Commenter 2: “No, itz 2 bad, rofl.” Commenter 1: “No u :(.”

A quality home should have a quality bookshelf, preferably with good books that engage the mind rather than engage the reptilian brain stem that smut like The National Enquirer courts.  Hopefully, with reading as one of your hobbies, you can expand your horizons!

"Dear, how did we get a leather-bound copy of the junior novelization of Pokemon: The First Movie?

“Dear, how did we get a leather-bound copy of the junior novelization of Pokemon: The First Movie?

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