I might have mentioned this in the thread before, but I collect old records.
I guess in some form I have been collecting all my life, when I was a little kid my Mom had to post the times I was allowed to listen to my records on the fridge so I didn't drive her nuts with it (also, helped me learn to tell time). When I lived in Boston 15 or 20 years ago I started hitting up the used record stores. My niche has sort of become 50s and 60s jazz, particularly Dave Brubeck Quartet. I am currently thinking about expanding to some 60s soul stuff, particularly Stax. I have also stopped just picking up something because I don't have it, it has to be an original, or close to original pressing (in the case of Brubeck's Columbia stuff for example it has to have the six Columbia "eyes" on the label).
I like it as a hobby because it can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be, most cities I visit have a used record shop to check out, and I can always, always, always, find some old junk to buy.
Anyone else collect vinyl?