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    As a kid, I collected stamps. I never had any of real value. I would go the hobby store and buy big bags of cancelled (used) stamps from different countries. I learned a lot of geography and history through the hobby, but abandoned it when I got into sports and comic books.

    The last 18 months or so I've been into collecting coins. It started with me buying common coins from different countries, trying to get currency from every modern state that issues their own. It's grown more expensive as I pick up stuff that interests me. I really like having this passive hobby. I'm an outlier as the average age of a coin collecter is 60.



    Anyway, do any of you guys have nerdy hobbies?
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    Does collecting guitar pedals count as a nerd hobby? Its the only thing, outside of tapes and CDs as a teenager, that I've consistently spent money on hobby wise.

    My dad has a ton of old coins. I was fascinated by them as a kid. But I never really collected any on my own. I guess I collected wheatback pennies when they were still in circulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USUC View Post
    Does collecting guitar pedals count as a nerd hobby? Its the only thing, outside of tapes and CDs as a teenager, that I've consistently spent money on hobby wise.

    My dad has a ton of old coins. I was fascinated by them as a kid. But I never really collected any on my own. I guess I collected wheatback pennies when they were still in circulation.
    Yeah, I think it does. It's cool and nerdy at the same time.
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    i have devoted an ungodly portion of my life to posting on the 3rd most popular byu football fan chat blog with a bunch of anonymous middle aged men
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    i have devoted an ungodly portion of my life to posting on the 3rd most popular byu football fan chat blog with a bunch of anonymous middle aged men
    Link?
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    I spent most of the day driving around Daybreak raiding Lugia and Ho Oh trying to get a shiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    i have devoted an ungodly portion of my life to posting on the 3rd most popular byu football fan chat blog with a bunch of anonymous middle aged men
    1st AND 3rd for me.
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    Wait, what site is #2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I spent most of the day driving around Daybreak raiding Lugia and Ho Oh trying to get a shiny.
    This sounds dirty.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
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    that makes me miss Indycoug. Anyone know how he is doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    that makes me miss Indycoug. Anyone know how he is doing?
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