Exciting Hobbies To Partake of When Becoming Elderly

As I ran 4 miles through the familiar park one day in Belton, I realized just how many new hobbies are out there in the world. I saw an old man with a metal detector and red, spherical bucket (I perceived it was so by the way he jangled it around in a satisfied way as if it held some new dusty treasure). There he was, in the grass, by the pond. Not a care in the world but to find the next misplaced coin from the 1940’s or someone’s lost watch or even the occasional gold tooth. Okay maybe I’m kidding about all that, but seriously- how cool was it that this old man was in the park with a metal detector!?
I can answer that. Very Cool. This made me covet for a second but after I repented I decided, “hey! I want to have some cool hobbies when I’m old and have time to do random things and money to spend it on!”- well, somebody’s gotta make a list!

When you’re young (like me) all the cool hobbies are doing things like knitting, playing guitar and/or banjo, ultimate Frisbee (ugh! Do you know how long it took me to spell that write!) and occasionally baking. When you’re old and bored and have nothing fun to do… remember this list. Here we go.

1. Skydiving –

check out this 80 year old woman’s experience!

2. Riding Roller Coasters –

A 78-year-old man rode a Pittsburgh-area roller coaster 90 times in one day – bringing his lifetime total to 4,000 rides.
Read more at http://www.oddee.com/item_97171.aspx#gU25SccHRfp0m0ti.99

3. Metal Detecting –

Quite possibly the best $69 (roughly) you’ll ever spend your retirement money on. Here are some cool stories on why they rock.


4. Car Tattooing –

Li Zongxiong, 71, a workshop owner, started to ‘tattoo’ his car, two trucks and a motorbike in 1999.
Read more at http://www.oddee.com/item_97171.aspx#gU25SccHRfp0m0ti.99

5. Crocheting pot-Scrubbers-

My best friend brought me back a pot-scrubber her great great aunt crocheted. I thought it was a wonderful idea. I use it all the time and want to also be able to bess people with stuff like this when I’m old and can no longer bungee jump on the weekends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oB2kf7PwoA – Tutorial

http://crochet.about.com/od/scrubbers/a/free-crochet-pot-scrubber-pattern-instructions.htm – Free pattern and Instructions

So what about you guys? What kinds of hobbies do you think you will want to take up, either now, or when you’re old and (hopefully still) adventurous? Please leave a comment or two.


2 responses to “Exciting Hobbies To Partake of When Becoming Elderly

  1. Have you ever been skydiving. It’s incredible. My brother took me on my 21st birthday. I think when i’m old that’d be a good hobby. But then again, I’d need something Jess and I can do together. Maybe metal detecting or car tattooing. 🙂 Great Post!!

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