Originally Posted by dabvu2498
I would like to "train" a Bonsai tree. No real reason why, just find it cool.
I would second the notion of being able to do basic automotive work. The guys I work with do all their own car maintenance and just about all I'm confident doing is changing wiper blades.
One other... I'm not a drinker, but I'm mildly fascinated by people who make their own beer and wine. I'm almost tempted to do it, even though I really won't take advantage of my own product.
I have a little bonsai tree. Bought it at Krohn Conservatory after seeing some that are 50-75 years old. I'm somewhat of a pruning nut and prune all my yard trees, bushes, tomato plant, etc. It's a nice to do when puttering. The bonsai tree groooowwwwss vvveeerryy sllloowwwllly. It's not going to sneak up on you.
My son brews beer. He's a chef and likes doing all that. He's worked for free at a local brewery just to learn the craft. His beer is quite good.
Two other things for me:
Years back at Myrtle Beach, I watched a guy fly a stunt kite. He was really good at it. I bought one and used it for about a day. It's a lot harder than it looks. I crashed it multiple times. I'd like to get good at it.
Also, we've done some whitewater rafting over the years. The guys in the back of the raft with the 2 huge oars are quite good at navigating through the rapids and placing the raft juuuuust in the right place to get through. I'd like to learn that.