I figured out the correct answer to the problem, but I found the change I had to make was using "raw_input" instead of "input". I'm not sure what version of python the integrated console window runs, but I think it has something to do with my experience with the newer version of Python and using "input" as opposed to using "raw_input" that was a part of the older Python 2 version. I believe the issue has something to do with the output each function gives you, raw_input returns a string and input returns something else? Thanks again.
hobbies =  for i in range(3): hobby = raw_input("What is a hobby of yours: ") hobbies.append(hobby)