I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks, planes….whatever floats your boat. However, the really scale stuff can be a time killer and would be great for your current situation. The scale 4x4 stuff is really cool and is really rewarding when you finish it up. The stuff can get expensive, but as always there are many “projects” on Ebay and Craigslist that people sell cheap. Just make sure it is "hobby grade" stuff that can be fixed with available replacement parts. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> Also, if you like to tinker, there are few sites better than http://www.instructables.com . There are many cheap projects that involve recycling/repurposing, but there are also some higher-dollar projects depending on what you want to build or your budget. Great way to keep your hands busy. I’m building a modified version of a vacuum-forming machine that I found on there for use in my shop class. Lots of fun stuff. Oh, and as far as Netflix goes, if you haven't watched the "Breaking Bad" series do yourself a favor and give it a shot. I thought the premise was dumb when I read about it and thought everyone was blowing it out of proportion....then I gave it a chance and I'm hooked! I'm working on season 3 now.