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Anybody else feel overloaded?

Postby Kane » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 am

I feel like I need to just stop reading the news or something. Take up knitting? I have no idea...I just feel exhausted following this amazing stream of bullshit every day. What do you guys do to pass the time while you're not working? Hobbies? Outside interests?
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Postby Winchester » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 am

Read scifi and fantasy books... a lot of them. I'm midway through the Vorkosigan Saga which I can't believe I hadn't heard of till about a month ago. https://www.goodreads.com/series/98254- ... onological That and try to get out of town and just do something else. Heading to Seattle in a week and a half which is always fun.

It's also hunting season (antelope), deer will be in 2 weeks. Shot 2 antelope on Saturday morning and spent Saturday afternoon skinning and butchering them in the garage. Absolutely love getting outdoors during the fall.
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Postby Kane » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:57 am

Winchester wrote:Read scifi and fantasy books... a lot of them. I'm midway through the Vorkosigan Saga which I can't believe I hadn't heard of till about a month ago. https://www.goodreads.com/series/98254- ... onological That and try to get out of town and just do something else. Heading to Seattle in a week and a half which is always fun.

It's also hunting season (antelope), deer will be in 2 weeks. Shot 2 antelope on Saturday morning and spent Saturday afternoon skinning and butchering them in the garage. Absolutely love getting outdoors during the fall.


I've been reading a lot too. I'm on the last Southern Reach book and I plan on starting Paolo Bacigalupi's "Tool of War" tomorrow. I would like to go out of town and do something fun but I'm also in the midst of purchasing a home. Soon I'll go backpacking again.
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Re: Anybody else feel overloaded?

Postby John Galt » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:59 am

i do blacksmithing. moving metal is soothing. running is also very zen. try reading nonfiction history of distant past, or other things you might find interesting. i've also been taking forigen language courses. try playing factorio if you want a zen game, or even stardew valley. or just play some pubg if you want the exhilaration of a chicken dinner. speaking of which, try cooking
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Re: Anybody else feel overloaded?

Postby Winchester » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:11 am

Kane wrote:
Winchester wrote:Read scifi and fantasy books... a lot of them. I'm midway through the Vorkosigan Saga which I can't believe I hadn't heard of till about a month ago. https://www.goodreads.com/series/98254- ... onological That and try to get out of town and just do something else. Heading to Seattle in a week and a half which is always fun.

It's also hunting season (antelope), deer will be in 2 weeks. Shot 2 antelope on Saturday morning and spent Saturday afternoon skinning and butchering them in the garage. Absolutely love getting outdoors during the fall.


I've been reading a lot too. I'm on the last Southern Reach book and I plan on starting Paolo Bacigalupi's "Tool of War" tomorrow. I would like to go out of town and do something fun but I'm also in the midst of purchasing a home. Soon I'll go backpacking again.


House buying can be stressful. My youngest son is starting the process this week, he thinks it will go smoothly but my older son and I are keeping our mouths shut at his optimism. That being said he can get a reasonably priced fairly decent home in Lakewood OH where is looking. $130K ought to get him a 3 bed 1-2 bath with a garage in a decent neighborhood. We at least learned from his brother as he got a small car loan (vs just buying outright) and getting and using a CC right out of college so at least he has a credit history. I don't think my daughter will never be able to afford a house in the Seattle area.
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Postby Winchester » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:13 am

John Galt wrote:i do blacksmithing. moving metal is soothing. running is also very zen. try reading nonfiction history of distant past, or other things you might find interesting. i've also been taking forigen language courses. try playing factorio if you want a zen game, or even stardew valley. or just play some pubg if you want the exhilaration of a chicken dinner. speaking of which, try cooking


Where does one do blacksmithing at? My younger son would love that shit, though maybe it's too close to work as he's a metallurgical engineer at a forge... but still I think he'd love it.
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Postby John Galt » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:36 am

I do it at a place in Minneapolis called the fire arts center http://www.cafac.org/

They offer all things fire arts. Glass, metal, whatever. Classes, as well as renting time. City only lets them use propane though

There are some other forges around the cities too I could use, and once I have the property I'll have my own propane forge. You can Google blacksmithing classes and you'll probably find something

Currently I'm working on joinery, for a picture frame. I've made a lot of tools and a few pieces, such as a four hook wall hung coat rack and a metal trivet
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Re: Anybody else feel overloaded?

Postby Saz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:50 am

Get some freinds bro, wtf what do you mean what do you do in your free time. Go on dates/ Grab beers with your bros and golf or or play xbox or just shoot the shit like a f**k normal person. Take up sport I'm big into tennis now because the f**k pickup soccer team played at 10am on a saturday like im waking up for that shit. Improve yourself or you finances, get qualified in something learn a langauge pick up a side hustle like cryptos learn to cook. Hell if all of this sounds like to much work just pick up smoking or drinking sometimes nice just to end an evening brooding on the balcony with some scotch and a cig. Life is to short to waste it following the lives of others be it news or tv or other shit
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Re: Anybody else feel overloaded?

Postby Winchester » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:18 am

Speaking of drinking, I'm finally getting into cocktails and set up a home bar. Keep in mind we never had a bar in town that actually knew how to make decent classic cocktails till a year or so ago so I never knew what the f**k I'd been missing. My favorite at the moment is a manhattan. 2 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Rye, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 3-4 dashes of Angostura bitters, stirred for about 20 seconds and served up in a chilled coupe glass with a Luxardo cherry.

Pretty much working my way though this guy's website. He has quite a few how to videos too.

https://www.socialhourcocktails.com/

Here's some of his videos on howcast

http://www.howcast.com/videos/510358-ho ... l-recipes/

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Re: Anybody else feel overloaded?

Postby The Comrade » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:29 am

No because I'm not a kitty

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