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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 4:56 pm
 
My observation has been no.

Most guys you meet have that "thing" they are really hardcore into. Maybe it's their car, music, comic books, the guitar they are constructing, building the ultimate barbeque, whatever. Picture the way Frank the Tank was always working on his car in "Old School".

A lot of women seem to be able to get by without such obsessions. Work, family, friends is enough. Obviously, there are exceptions and not to say the the women-folk don't have dreams and aspirations....but in the end, many seem to be able to get by without obsessing about collecting all the Star Trek episodes with Shatner or their exotic bottle openers collection from around the globe.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 4:59 pm
 
Yeah? Ask me any question about the Golden Girls.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:02 pm
 
Star Trek episodes with Shatner

Mofo, just two nights ago I saw a b&w episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and not only was Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heros in it, but Shatner AND Nimoy were both in it!
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:04 pm
 
cough cough buying shoes cough
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:05 pm
 
lots of girls I know obsess about cooking. and handbags.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:07 pm
 
I had quite a Hot Wheels habit for most of 99-01.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:09 pm
 
a girlfriend of mine is completely obsessed with cooking/baking and making neato art out of windows in wooden frames and she's good at it.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:11 pm
 
neato art out of windows in wooden frames and she's good at it.

Oh you mean a "craft nut?" Yeah, you don't wanna get mixed up in that.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:14 pm
 
I've said it a million times: HGTV is porn for women. It gives them ideas to obsess over. And if you don't start doing it with them, they'll start doing it themselves.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:16 pm
 
i think craft nut is defined by multiple "crafts"
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:16 pm
 
And if you don't start doing it with them, they'll start doing it themselves.

And then you have to fix it.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:17 pm
 
cough cough buying shoes cough

my wife equates my music collection on the same level as a woman's shoe obsession. She often explains it to her friends in this context.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:17 pm
 
i think craft nut is defined by multiple "crafts"

Just wait until she starts doing "sponge painting" in the kitchen. Next week.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:17 pm
 
my wife equates my music collection on the same level as a woman's shoe obsession. She often explains it to her friends in this context.

uhhhhh...
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:18 pm
 
the apartment i live in has sponge painting in the bathroom. white over dark blue... fucking HOT
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:19 pm
 
yeah. uhhhhh...

exactly. So the Shaggs are my trusty black pumps, I guess. Thin Lizzy recs are my cowboy boots. I just shake my head and change the channel.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:20 pm
 
oh fuck, the overhead radio system had miserlou jammin and then some black people started wrapping.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:20 pm
 
yeah. uhhhhh...

exactly. So the Shaggs are my trusty black pumps, I guess. Thin Lizzy recs are my cowboy boots. I just shake my head and change the channel.


It's never to late to get a divorce.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:21 pm
 
The entryway to our house is called a "mudroom". I had no idea until my wife told me. Then she took the time to show me a reference to it in Better Homes & Gardens, or somesuch mag.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:21 pm
 
Sixteene got pretty upset when she got outbid on the "Scrooey Mooey" 45 this week.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:22 pm
 
The entryway to our house is called a "mudroom".

I thought there were laws against segregation these days. D'OH!
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:23 pm
 
miserlou jammin

Dick Marley?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:26 pm
 
I'm serious, she's got all manner of magazines, watches HGTV in front of the kid, has been using that On-demand service for some of the How-to's...
I think she may have a problem.
And you know what else, last weekend she made me hang curtains.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:28 pm
 
Sixteene got pretty upset when she got outbid on the "Scrooey Mooey" 45 this week.

oh man, that made me wanna cry. i'm such a girl!
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:40 pm
 
Gardening, knitting, cooking. Of course, guess who helps build fences for said garden? I get the benefits of the garden and the cooking though. Knitting, not so much.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:44 pm
 
I think most women have shoe obsessions because they think they are supposed to have shoe obsessions.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:46 pm
 
My wife does not have a shoe obsession. Not even close.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:47 pm
 
Neither does mine. It's all about the fixing of stuff that's probably fine.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:48 pm
 
since about the first of the year, ive been living with three of them. these are the things they get compulsive about the way John. Q. Dude might over a car/record, etc.

THe one really likes purses. shes got like a hundred i bet. she made one yesterday for carrying around big bags of wine. its got a nice little hole in the bottom where the wine comes out of. Also, most of these purses are reversible.

Making food. all 3 of them are way into like spending time on this and shit.

Cute things.

New drinks
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:50 pm
 
really likes purses.
Yeah, she goes nuts over those.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:53 pm
 
not that i expect most or any of the women on this board to get all 'andrea dworkin' about it, but most of the responses were basically along the lines of home ec, e.g. baking, cooking, shopping, baby making. come on, i know plenty of girls that have hobbies that 'compete' with the male counterpart or are basically the same thing. what, is it a cute hobbie when a girl plays guitar but a 'rock and roll lifestyle' when a dude does it?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:54 pm
 
My wife's into ice skating right now. Does that count?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 5:59 pm
 
I will never understand obsession over purses. I would never spend more than $15 on a purse. Ever. Coach purses make me really, really angry.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:00 pm
 
how did i forget the art table... we got this big ol table in the one room. theres always like popsicle sticks, glitter, mashed up crackers?? and lots of construction paper/scissors/crayons. they make nice pictures, mean pictures, naked pictures, stupid pictures. all kindsa stuff! i came down the other day at like 2 in the morn and there were like 10 girls sitting around this table pounding 5 star and making drawings/a mess. its like 3rd grade art class
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:02 pm
 
Oh god, it sounds like some of you need to find more interesting women.

Yes, i am slightly obsessed with the girly America's Next Top Model, but mostly it's just for the fun of shit-talking about all them skinny bitches. I do dig the HGTV type of stuff, but I'm more interested in how-to install my own beer and bubbly water tap in my kitchen then putting in a chair rail. Ever

Maybe girls don't get sucked into one thing as much as boys do???? I don't know. My interestes vary, I'll play drums every day for a couple months, then not touch 'em for a while, subsititue the time with guitar or cooking or drinking or something.

'zooka might be right about the shoe thing - do girls get these crazy girly-obsessions because we had people give us barbies and shit to play with when we were little?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:02 pm
 
Shoes and golden girls.... I got summed up in the first two posts. Then there's the record buying, movie watching, booze guzzling (does that count? I am very deticated to it.)
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:06 pm
 
'zooka might be right about the shoe thing - do girls get these crazy girly-obsessions because we had people give us barbies and shit to play with when we were little?

That's not exactly what I meant. I think alot of girls (tasteless boring ones-not you groovy bitches and hos) collect shoes cuz they're too stupid to figure anything else out.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:07 pm
 
cough cough buying shoes cough

what were you doing in my closet?

hope tom cruise wasn't in there with imelda
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:09 pm
 
My wife?
you get the usual HGTV, Shoes, but the big one now is
looking for houses online, convincing me it's time to move,
and the cat. Loves the cat
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:22 pm
 
the shoe thing - do girls get these crazy girly-obsessions because we had people give us barbies and shit to play with when we were little?



every ho knows she's only as attractive as her fuck-me pumps
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:38 pm
 
Maybe I'm an exception... I obsessively collect waaaay too many things. Monster toys from the 60s & 70s, Simpsons stuff, comics (since I was 4 or so) & comic action figures, rock posters, vintage zodiac barware, pez dispensers (gettin close to 200), vintage halloween masks & toys, vintage black light posters & schwag. And that's not even all my collections. I have an entire room in my apartment that is nothing but Wonder Woman stuff- curtains, bedding, shelves of toys, statues- you name it, I prolly got it. I'm pretty much trying to obtain any & every cool thing I remember from the time I was born to about 1984. My place is crammed floor to ceiling with books, toys, comics, magazines, dvds, videos, records & cds. Most folks think I'm totally insane- but huntin for & scorin shit I like is just my hobby. Has been for atleast 15 years. Moving sucks.

I have too many shoes- but I wouldn't call myself a collector of shoes since I don't really buy more than 1 or 2 pairs a year. I enjoy cooking, gardening & crafting- but none of it compares to the thrill of finding a plastic glow-in-the-dark Creature From the Black Lagoon toy from the 60s for less than $20. There are some of us out here that can give you men a run for your money! Maybe I got time & money for all this fun stuff cause I'm not a breeder?

BTW- never watch HGTV or reality shows (Flavor of Love being the exception). Too busy hittin rock shows & raising hell.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:41 pm
 
GONER CHICKS RULE!
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:51 pm
 
every ho knows she's only as attractive as her fuck-me pumps

would someone please bring back quote of the day
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:53 pm
 
Maybe girls don't get sucked into one thing as much as boys do??

That's what I suspect. Like I said a lot of exceptions, but this was sort of my point.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 6:54 pm
 
We're a simple race.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:03 pm
 
And we need obsessions. Like beer. And guitars.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:30 pm
 
And tits.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:31 pm
 
Sorry. Titties, i meant titties.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:38 pm
 
You collect titties? That's pretty gross.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:52 pm
 
i know a guy who's married to a stripper (well, ok - she calls herself a burlesque performer)

they have tchockes all over the house that are... well... titties.
mugs, nick-nacks... all sorts of things w/ boobs

that's what they collect. does it make it OK cuz she's a stripper?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:56 pm
 
Women...can you answer me this? Why do you all complain so dern much? Every woman I've ever known or dated...about 75% of the time they open their mouths it's to whine or complain about something. Men never complain...it accomplishes nothing except to worsen the problem and annoy whoever's listening. I believe this is why men are the superior race. But seriously, women, why do you complain so much?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 7:58 pm
 
Somebody call Oprah and Dr. Phil!
Mars and Venus are going crazy!
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 8:06 pm
 
that's what they collect. does it make it OK cuz she's a stripper?

Yes. Especially the mugs.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 8:07 pm
 
It'd be more fun if they were on juggs, though.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 8:11 pm
 
Why do you all complain so dern much?


everybody complains. women are better at it and more specific.
men call it "conversation."
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:26 pm
 
I obsess about the Goner Board.
Why do you all complain so dern much?
Fuck you.
Men complain too. Especially on the Goner Board!
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:32 pm
 
Yeah? Ask me any question about the Golden Girls.


Ok.
The Golden Girls have come up repeatedly in strange ways in my life in the last three months. I wonder if you could tell me why then.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:35 pm
 
Oh I gotta come back on this one!

Purses (I can "never find the right one", so I keep buying them). Jeans. Alley Cat by Betsey Johnson clothes. Boots. The fucking cats. Clean kitchen counters. Stupid rap and/or r&b videos. Reality TV. True crime. Forensics. Magazines.

This is only a sampling. I used to be a record nerd too. Now I prefer collecting info, talking smack,analyzing and laughing about clothes and stupid TV and crime with other women and men into these things.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:37 pm
 
women don't need hobbies. they join cults....like oprah, dr. phil, atkins diet, martha etc
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:38 pm | Edited by: elle
 
I believe this is why men are the superior race.

go fuck yourself. men bitch just as much as women, and usually less constructively, in my experience.

and as far as obsessions, it's in this order:

records
food/cooking
history/politics
clothes/shoes/handbags/scarves
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:41 pm
 
I'm sure I'm obsessed but I'm not sure what to call it. If there were one weird for: 'god', sex, sound, communication, shapes and colors I would know what to call it.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:43 pm
 
I said weird, but I think I meant word.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
 
"men bitch just as much as women, and usually less constructively, in my experience. "

word.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
 
records
food/cooking
history/politics
clothes/shoes/handbags/scarves


HA! You didn't even list drugs! Loser.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
 
men bitch just as much as women, and usually less constructively
You have never heard the gaggle of ninnies outside my office; catty whisperish, hell bent on destroying at least one different co-worker a month who is thinner or younger.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:45 pm
 
"men bitch just as much as women, and usually less constructively, in my experience. "

word.


Yaeh
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:46 pm
 
i am so tired of men complaining about women complaining

I believe this is why men are the superior race.

so you are your own race now, interesting and super intellegent statement
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:49 pm
 
I'm obsessed with my crushes right now. And buying art. I go through lots of phases with obsessions. I have a massive collections of random stuff to show for it now. Most noticeable collections: ceramic Orientalist figurines from the 30's through the late 50's; vintage shoes from the 20's through the early 60's; Elvgren lithographs for each room of the house (bathroom scenes for the bathroom, kitchen scenes for the kitchen, etc.); McFarlane Spawn toys - series 1 through 11 - figures and vehicles.

I'm kind of over aggresively going after more of the stuff listed above. I have some self control now.... but not then. Now I'm finding it really hard to pass on art that I want. Big purchases in the last couple of months were a Marcel Dzama watercolor and a Barry Mcgee painting that's worth more than my car. I'm not sure when this latest obsession will end.... maybe when I run out of places to hang the art, or money.... whichever comes first.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:50 pm
 
You have never heard the gaggle of ninnies outside my office; catty whisperish, hell bent on destroying at least one different co-worker a month who is thinner or younger.

they're girls. not women. real women don't act like that.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:52 pm
 
You have never heard the gaggle of ninnies outside my office; catty whisperish, hell bent on destroying at least one different co-worker a month who is thinner or younger.

Is that what they are whispering about?
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:52 pm | Edited by: bazooka joe
 
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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:53 pm
 
figurines

chicks love shit like that
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:53 pm
 
they're girls. not women. real women don't act like that.
I call them "old bags", myself.

Is that what they are whispering about?
Yes. Volume depends on who is around.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 9:57 pm
 
I think my office is different. The bitching and whispering is about EVERYONE else but themselves, cos no one works as hard as they do. Lots of martyrs.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 10:02 pm | Edited by: kathy
 
Yeah? Ask me any question about the Golden Girls.


Ok.
The Golden Girls have come up repeatedly in strange ways in my life in the last three months. I wonder if you could tell me why then.


By the way, it all started when I thanked somebody for being a friend.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 10:04 pm
 
i met bea arthur once, briefly.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 10:08 pm
 
HGTV is porn for women. It gives them ideas to obsess over. And if you don't start doing it with them, they'll start doing it themselves.

Wow. I've been looking for good porn. What is this HGTV, of which you speak. I already have plenty of ideas, but how are the scenarios.
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 10:20 pm
 
whole foods is porn for me

sacco shoes store is porn for me

economy candy on rivington street is porn for me
Posted: Mar 24, 2006 10:24 pm
 
Porn is mostly porn for me.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 12:46 am
 
My wife is a licensed cometologist and a hair dresser by trade, but she's particularly obsessed with make-up. She's always buying every new product, buying make-up books, watching makeover shows, and trying out new techniques on herself and her friends.

When she goes into Sephora (or even the Walgreen's make-up counter), she gets so engrossed in the experience, that it makes my record store/guitar store obsessions look positively pedestrian. She has a different way to test every product. She's very methodical. She's as bad as those geeks at record shows walking around with their portable record players. I think I actually saw her drool when she dragged me into the Sephora in SF for the first time.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:05 am
 
cometologist


Like, Hale-Bop?
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:09 am
 
Oh yeah. That is another one. Make up and fancy skin stuff. the make up is fun but I am not sure the expensive skin stuff really has made a difference--I never even moisturized until the last 5 or so years or used sunscreen and smoked all my life and my skin is good--snake oil, but it smells good.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:13 am
 
my obsessions are:

collecting books -mostly old mystery paperbacks
collecting japanese literature & art
vintage graphics - I collect 'em for future art projects and design reference materials

when not working or pretending to work in front of the computer, most of my time is spent reading, going to shows and playing rock and roll. THat's my biggest obsession. I used to go to a lot of museums and have lately started to get into that again, but it's not at the obsessive point yet.

I know what you mean about HGTV, though. I used to be obsessed with fixing this old house up, but I grew out of that last summer. It got old.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:15 am
 
cometologist


Like, Hale-Bop?


Yes, she said that Bo and Do had "combination skin."
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:23 am
 
Ask me any question about the Golden Girls.

Who is the mayor of St. Olaf?
What does Bea Arthur wear under her kaftans? Boxers or briefs?
Is Blanche Deveraux a "size queen?"
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:27 am
 
i remember when my sisters used to obsess over new kids on the block
i think each new kid had his own wall in their room
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 1:49 am
 
For my ex, it was cats. Definitely cats. As many as six at one time. I didn't mind since she cleaned the boxes. The furry little fellas were kinda cute, and most of them didn't have too many bad habits. Now I just have one. And his name is JAMES BROWN!!
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 7:14 am
 
My ex-girlfriends have always been really into collecting shit to bitch at me about. Quite a hobby!
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 10:55 pm | Edited by: red eyed willie
 
I know plenty of girls who fanatically collect broken hearts.
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