Well, assuming, like you said, that you saw http://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=33177.0
Try making something useful. You'll be more likely to pursue your interests if you make something you actually use.
-Like making Sodium Hypochlorite (don't try and make it pure....things will not end well for you)
-Practice distilling by making essential oils (Lavender and orange oil is easy)
My roommate and I played this game once where you start with a few cheap salts, H2SO4, HCL, NaOH, and whatever junk was in the cleaning closet. Then we tried to see what the most complicated molecule we could make was.
-Glassware is cheap on ebay. That's where I got most of my stuff.
Oh and keep these forums bookmarked. There's always something going on here.