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Old 11th May 2004
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Default Defining the "SAAB" Owner: Hobbies and Interests

The recent discussion of the "typical SAAB owner profile" has been around the statistics, which only tell part of the story. What defines us as individuals are the qualitative facts. A search of the Lounge threads revealed nothing in the way of SAAB owner hobbies and interests, so here goes:

What other hobbies and/or interests do you have, that you feel represent your personality?
And how much time and energy do you put towards it (them), compared with your car?
This should be interesting...
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And how much time and energy do you put towards it (them), compared with your car?
This should be interesting...
Hmm.. Most of my weekends are spent composing and writing music with my lame wannabe band. (we are getting better though)

I spend very little time on my car as a hobby. (Once in a blue moon I'll srive it thorugh the car wash, or clean it. I have bought an ECU upgrade for it though.) Although I really like Saabs and really couldn't picture myself driving any other make, my car isn't a hobby.

My car is something that gets me where I need to go (and sometimes to work on music )
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Well this is the first car I have put any time into (even though its brand new). Apart from cleaning it regularly, I have upgraded the audio (added 2 amps, replaced 6 speakers, added aux-in, PPC'd it and spent an inordinate amount of time on SaabCentral . My hobbies include painting (artistic) , woodwork, renovations but none would take up more time I spend on the car and SaabCentral. I have been toying with getting an older Saab as a project car and really getting my teeth into it. Just can't do that to a new one . If that happens then Saabs will be my main hobby. I think I'm a creative person and I guess my hobbies back that up.
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creative SAAB individuals everywhere 8) ..my spare time is filled with.. music.. composing, listening, playing.. buying guitars you don't really need (ha if there IS such a thing)
windsurfing (buying boards and kit you don't really need - see above).. powerboat racing (same again).. wakeboarding..
generally anything involving petrol, design/engineering, the ocean and greatest of outdoors.
That's not forgetting beer, cigarettes and pies (very important - but do they count as hobbies?)
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This is the first car i've had that I take care of and spend time on. Other than working on my car I also divide my time evenly among getting drunk and flirting with women. that pretty much takes up most of my day 8) I also enjoy writing songs... helps in the women department as well.
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creative SAAB individuals everywhere 8) ..my spare time is filled with.. music.. composing, listening, playing.. buying guitars you don't really need (ha if there IS such a thing)...That's not forgetting beer, cigarettes and pies (very important - but do they count as hobbies?)
I've always been into tinkering on cars. Oldsmobile, Mustang, Jimmy, Jetta, and now the SAAB (no turning back).
I also play guitar (and sing) with a band (we started as a hard rock band 5 yrs ago, now covering outlaw country (Johnny Cash, Waylon, etc.) with a rock edge.
Other than that, photography. I have my grandfatgher's old Leica (IIIf), and Pentax (K1000), and some darkroom equipment. Nature shots, portraits, architectural detail...
Carpentry and renovations... not enough time and no workshop yet though...
I also have some striong views on junk food: http://www.crispyfries.com.
Beer and cigarettes go well with all of the above.
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hmmm....we do spend a lot of time doing saab stuff...

other than that i do quite a bit of quality control on hops based beverages and there is nothing better than throwing on hiking boots and trecking through the woods or up a mtn....

my sister wants me to start "scrapbooking" with her :P

yeah hon, riiiight after i get my new suspenstion in
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mmm thats not forgettting the old camera! too many interests to rememeber in one go :-?

is there an arty photo thread? we could post some of this nonsense.. should anyone be interested :-??
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[quote="roller girl"]

my sister wants me to start "scrapbooking" with her :P

just how would you go about fixing spare saab parts into a scrapbook?
'this is my duff alternator from 1996'
'ooh thats lovely dear'
8)
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All my hobbies are pretty much on hold, doing a part time degree has sapped all that time from me.
Typically I like mucking about with the old Cavalier as well as the two Saabs but it's little more than required maintainance on them for the time being. I had a job for a couple of years building guitars[electric] fantastic but the pay sucked, i'll still build one now and again I currently have 2 projects on hold, a 6 string with a carved maple cap [think PRS] and a 5 string bass, effectively a copy of the 4 string Patrick Eggle Milan I have [I can bearly play them though , set one up with looowwww action though]
With the major house remodelling/renovation going on i'll free up what is currently the dining room and this will become a proper study and where the pucka hifi will get re-setup 8) .
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[quote="Rhino2.3t"]
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my sister wants me to start "scrapbooking" with her :P

just how would you go about fixing spare saab parts into a scrapbook?
'this is my duff alternator from 1996'
'ooh thats lovely dear'
8)



that would be one heavy scrapbook!!!!

i am STILL laughing at the concept


oh, honey, loooook....our first ECU...
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What other hobbies and/or interests do you have, that you feel represent your personality?
Heavy drinking, talking rubbish and watching Chelsea Football Club.

These can be done seperately but they are best when combined.
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Golfing, and cleaning my car; also spending long periods of time sleeping
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Age: 28

Hobbies:
1. Collecting records and CDs!
2. Kickboxing
3. Weight training (not to olympic beefcake standards,lol )
4. Beer (no really! but I mean nice beer)
5. Admiring unloved seventies cars
6. Thinking of taking up Aikido, anyone here do it?
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1) Camping/Hiking/Canoeing
2) Saabs
3) Computer gaming
4) Peregrine Falcons (we have babies!!!) http://www.falcons.apk.net
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Heavy drinking, talking rubbish and watching Chelsea Football Club.

These can be done seperately but they are best when combined.
Ooh right!

How could I forget heavy drinking and rooting for the Red Sox.

Some of the best times of my life were spent eith 30,000 other drunk college students, all chanting in time at the top of our lungs "Yankees Suck, Yankees Suck, Yankees Suck..."

Lets just say that the New York Yankees are not very well liked in Boston.

For you British people out there, its easy to make the comparison between the NY Yankees and Manchester United. Us Red Sox fans are much like the die-hard Liverpool fans, damned near lynching supporters of the Yankees at home games :P

For a while at Umass, if you wore a Yankees cap, you were taking a unwise risk...
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How could I forget heavy drinking and rooting for the Red Sox.
:P I wonder what our Australian brethren will make of that
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How could I forget heavy drinking and rooting for the Red Sox.
:P I wonder what our Australian brethren will make of that
I'm guessing I accidentally used an Australian slang for something? :P (probably dirty?)
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How could I forget heavy drinking and rooting for the Red Sox.
:P I wonder what our Australian brethren will make of that
I'm guessing I accidentally used an Australian slang for something? :P (probably dirty?)
Ohh yes 8)
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I wash and wax my car meticuluously on sunny warm weekends, other than that, I do not do too much work on the car, I am not "mechanically inclined" but hope to learn as I go along with this Saab... I do read about Saabs and chat on these message boards quite a bit, though!

My other hobbies include making ans listening to music (mostly electronic music), DJ-ing (I spin house music), and graphic arts. (I am a web/graphic designer for a living but am getting into some freelance projects as of late, and also creat artwork just for fun)

I also am taking up mountain biking and soon will start getting into camping. (just got the roof rack for the Saab so the woman and I can take the bikes all over the place!)
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