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So I'm 42 and don't have any kids. I have had a steady girlfriend for a few years.

Curious to see what guys are doing with their spare time...I'm an avid poker player, watch a lot of sports, workout pretty regularly but I am starting to get bored with that routine.

 

What do you guys do to keep yourselves entertained?  

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41, no kids, 14yr relationship. 

Bars to watch games, Kickball/Softball, Running, yardwork, cooking/grilling, Cookouts with friends, Traveling, Going out to eat...etc  

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TV

hanging out with friends

trying new restaurants

traveling

cooking

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**official I can do whatever I want and have a bunch of money thread**. Braggers :D

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Just now, mozzy84 said:

**official I can do whatever I want and have a bunch of money thread**. Braggers Jerks. :kicksrock:

 

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Just turned 40, married for 5 years.  No kids or plans for kids.

- Traveling.  Our goal is at least one passport stamp a year with other trips within the US sprinkled in.

- Photography

- PC Gaming

- Cooking

- 2 cats

 

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Eat a lot, travel, chill with the wife and two dogs, work out occasionally, eat some more, go to the movies, bowl, play poker, etc. etc.

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41 - good job, somewhat steady girlfriend and no kids or plans to ever have kids:

- Travel - at least 2-3 out of country trips (Vietnam (2x's) and Cuba so far this year with plans for either Europe or Costa Rica at then end of the year) per year

- Travel within the US at least monthly (too many to count but highlights, Big Sur, SF, New York, Memphis, Scottsdale, Albuquerque, Monterrey several times, San Diego several times, Napa, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, etc). 

- Too many dinners (i am in 3 or 4 wine clubs) with friends to count.  I probably spend $3M per month on this hobby.  

- auto racing - typically average 1x per month outside of Los Angeles where i live

- Avid home chef - Typically host at least one dinner party and cook at one more per month

Basically whatever the heck i want.  Having no kids may suck someday but it certainly won't be anytime soon.  

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49, married 1 year - Yoga, eating out, drinking, watching sports, binging Netflix, travel, looking for a bigger condo.

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35, married 8 years. I workout, travel, eat out, hang out with friends (many are also without kids). Read, watch movies. Try to learn new languages, cook. Just take up whatever hobby or interest strikes me.

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49 and was with ex wife for 12 years and now with current gf for almost 8 years.  

Travel

Disc golf + annual boondoggle 

Golf + annual boondoggle 

cooking

extra time with nephews ( before we moved)

hiking / biking 

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I'm never bored. The days still fly by way too fast. There's so much I still want to see and do.

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23 minutes ago, jamny said:

I'm never bored. The days still fly by way too fast. There's so much I still want to see and do.

I feel as though Monday's are my only rest day at this point.  Summer time in LA seems to be day after day of packed activities.  

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39 minutes ago, jamny said:

I'm never bored. The days still fly by way too fast. There's so much I still want to see and do.

Same here. Even though I don't work all August, there's always things to do. Plus, what's wrong with spending time relaxing and doing nothing?

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1 hour ago, sbonomo said:

 

- Too many dinners (i am in 3 or 4 wine clubs) with friends to count.  I probably spend $3M per month on this hobby.  

 

 

nice.

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1 hour ago, sbonomo said:

 

- Too many dinners (i am in 3 or 4 wine clubs) with friends to count.  I probably spend $3M per month on this hobby.  

 

so, Screaming Eagle, Ghost Horse, Colgin and SQN?

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Just now, Quint said:

so, Screaming Eagle, Ghost Horse, Colgin and SQN?

SQN is not even my favorite Paso wine (Saxum and Law are both better).....I am actually opening a Harlan at a blind tasting tomorrow (high end napa vs bordeaux), don't tell anyone.  I would not be surprised if there was a screaming eagle in that mix.   

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1 minute ago, sbonomo said:

SQN is not even my favorite Paso wine (Saxum and Law are both better).....I am actually opening a Harlan at a blind tasting tomorrow (high end napa vs bordeaux), don't tell anyone.  I would not be surprised if there was a screaming eagle in that mix.   

agreed on SQN...just trying to think of the most Culty producers. i do like some Saxum, but the Bone Rock and James Berry bottlings are out of my price range. 

enjoy the blind tasting, those are always fun.

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9 minutes ago, sbonomo said:

I am actually opening a Harlan at a blind tasting tomorrow (high end napa vs bordeaux),

That would be fun to try.

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10 minutes ago, Quint said:

agreed on SQN...just trying to think of the most Culty producers. i do like some Saxum, but the Bone Rock and James Berry bottlings are out of my price range. 

enjoy the blind tasting, those are always fun.

I get them for 90 per bottle.  Buddy of mine has been on the wine club list for some time so give me 1/2 of his allocation at cost.  I was just looking through the tasting notes on the Broken Stones - They used to sell for $36 per bottle. 

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Just now, sbonomo said:

I get them for 90 per bottle.  Buddy of mine has been on the wine club list for some time so give me 1/2 of his allocation at cost.  I was just looking through the tasting notes on the Broken Stones - They used to sell for $36 per bottle. 

that's a sweet deal. i think the '15s are coming out at $98.

my price range is more like Villa Creek. 

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31 minutes ago, belljr said:

I hate traveling....

weirdo

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2 hours ago, jamny said:

I'm never bored. The days still fly by way too fast. There's so much I still want to see and do.

:goodposting:

 

ETA: Gardening, Traveling, New experiences together. It never gets old.

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41, no kids, a few girlfriends.  Work, art, women, exercise, sport and travel keep me busy.  Plan on doing the kid thing when I'm 45ish.   Definitely eased up on the bar/drinking scene so there have been periods of boredom b/c I've been fairly accustomed to that life for the last 20+ years.

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3 hours ago, Christo said:

49, married 1 year - Yoga, eating out, drinking, watching sports, binging Netflix, travel, looking for a bigger condo.

So that's the secret?

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Ah, yes, free time.  #### you guys. 

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4 minutes ago, sbonomo said:

i wish i had more of a palate for sparkling wine, but i just don't get 'em. 2006 should be in a really good place though, and that's a house with a stellar reputation. 

curious to see how the BV stands up to French counterparts blind. i remember 2012 was a really good vintage across the North Coast (especially after the cool '10 & '11), especially if someone in the group brings a 1st Growth. 

have fun tonight - hope the wines show well!

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11 minutes ago, Quint said:

have fun tonight - hope the wines show well!

Probably unfair, but when I read this the voice in my head had a lisp. 

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1 minute ago, Nigel said:

Probably unfair, but when I read this the voice in my head had a lisp. 

hmm, do you not like wine :)

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20 minutes ago, Nigel said:

Probably unfair, but when I read this the voice in my head had a lisp. 

harsh. 

but fair. 

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On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 7:46 PM, Binky The Doormat said:
On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 6:44 PM, sbonomo said:

 

- Too many dinners (i am in 3 or 4 wine clubs) with friends to count.  I probably spend $3M per month on this hobby.  

 

 

nice.

That is crazy

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1 hour ago, Zow said:

Ah, yes, free time.  #### you guys. 

The trick was waiting to marry a chick who had sent her kid to college and was ready to have a good time. 

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1 hour ago, Slapdash said:

That is crazy

I sure hope that M was meant to be a K. 

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45, w/ girlfriend for the last 18 months. Travel, eat, cook, out with friends, garden. Table tennis takes a couple of nights a week. We hang 3-4 nights a week, each have separate houses. Not sure I'm going to live with another significant other again. The space is too nice. The only ##### who sleeps with me when we're apart is my Ridgeback, Belle.  She also keeps me healthy with the daily walks. 

Would love to cut loose more (better living through chemistry) but GF is a bit on the straight and narrow. Not sure if that or the dog will be the first to come between us. 

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39 minutes ago, offdee said:

I sure hope that M was meant to be a K. 

Old school bankers use M to denote 1,000.  It is after all the Roman numeral for 1,000.  K is more modern.

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