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06-03-2014 12:38 AM
Meechy
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Yep, and I'm going to end up being late for it if this insomnia doesn't let up.
Thought I'd be tired, had a good workout earlier but it seems to have had the opposite effect. I'm wired as if I'd just downed a gallon of caffeine.
I even took a lorazepam to try to relax (I get panic attacks so the doctor prescribed them) and it may as well have been a Tic-Tac.
Going to try again. Night all.
06-02-2014 11:04 PM
GuitarMechanic
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ItalianPCTech View Post
My lack of a life is entertaining to you, GM???
J/K
Lunch report: Egg Salad Sammich and a fruit cup with a diet Sprite.
I won't post pictures of my lunch, I think that's totally ridiculous.
I'm posting here because my day today fits the title as well.
Slow day here in the office, only three patients scheduled all day since the doctor is over at the hospital doing procedures.
And those patients are just going to see the nurse for follow-ups.
So; in and out.
I'm reading Stephen King's 'The Stand'. Anyone here read that one?
It's LOOOONG, but it's keeping me interested.
Maybe there should be a 'book thread' on here. I'm sure lots of you guys are well read and could give some real insight, and have some good discussions about books you've read.
Or did I miss it and there already is one?
I guess I could just cut and paste most of this from here to my Facebook status.... not that I go on Facebook much.
LOL
At least you have a good job
06-02-2014 05:32 PM
Laobi
Re: Bored out of my mind!

The great thing about the cell phone age is the fact that you don't have to answer your door. Remember years ago, if it wasn't someone selling gadgets from a holdall, it was someone selling religion or a guy collecting money to save the 6 headed goat of Nepal. Now it's so easy, if my phone doesn't ring before or just after the knock I know it's somone I don't know and don't answer.
06-02-2014 03:05 PM
FireEagle
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Definitely a different age now... You can't find a pay phone anywhere! I just got a cell phone last January. Actually the wifey got it for me... I rather enjoy being off the grid and unable to be contacted. By today's standards, thats like sailing across the ocean alone... lol.

I thought the facebook thing was cool for a while, since I have lived away from where I grew up for a long time. I got back in touch with school friends and such... but after a while it got to be too much junk. I just don't have the time to spend on there seeing what everyone is up to... and dodging eerily perfect advertisements for me. I decided that I would be better off playing guitar instead... and thats when I got back into playing again!! Blessing in disguise, in hindsight...
06-02-2014 02:44 PM
Meechy
Re: Bored out of my mind!

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Originally Posted by Laobi View Post
Yes lol, not knowing if what lurked inside the house was worse than the current situation outside, particularly if they were really welcoming and not at all suspicious.
I had to do that once, due to a dead cell phone, a dead car and one house on a back-road in Nowhere, WV.
The house was run down, bare wood...looked like an old log-cabin, but with flat planks...a little scary, but it was either that or freeze in the car.
The old woman that answered the door was sweet as could be. Said she was used to people knocking on her door for help and even served me tea while I waited for a wrecker to come tow my car.
I was afraid I'd walked up to the door of a meth-lab and was going to be raped, beaten, and eaten...and not necessarily in that order! LOL
Carry a car-charger and an extra battery now...just in case.
06-02-2014 02:35 PM
Meechy
Re: Bored out of my mind!

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Originally Posted by Laobi View Post
Wow, how did this thread get from hairy porter to Harry Potter?

On the FB thing, it kind of creeps me out. I used to use it more often, but now only maybe once or twice a year. What creeps me out is when you log in to either accept a friend request or something else you get a load of welcome back mails. Not only that, the bastard then rats you out to all your friends with little "so and so is back on FB" messages, then you get a flood of "how you doin' mate?" from people you haven't seen in years. I know there's an invisible option and I use it, but it still tells everyone I've been on.

I have a friend who logs the minutiae of his day on it, breakfast, work, dinner, TV everything. I wish he'd go back to watching porn or something, I ended up having to disconnect from his and most other people's feeds because it became a constant stream of ****e that only they cared about.

The other thing is targeted advertising, my wife has a name that's distinctively ethnic. Before we got married I was getting ads saying "find a woman from X place", no **** off please, one is more than enough. It's so intrusive, here's another example, a friend who was at the time serving in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines posted a pic of himself at the edge of some spectacular valley on patrol, let's just say this guy is follically challenged, in that photo which he had taken his helmet off the sweat added to the shine between the hairs that it was like watching sunrise through a doily. Well half his page was covered with hair transplant ads, I actually screen shotted it and mailed it to him.

The other thing is the FB addiction, I'm happy seeing friends occasionally and different friends on different occasions, but the other half is constantly on it, even when we're out her phone is constantly farting like R2D2 on acid.

Sorry, FB rant over
I have a Facebook page I check once a month, or so.
Everything is blocked. You can find me by name or email, but you can't see anything else if you go to my page.
I think it's silly how so many people insist on posting every little thing that happens every day. You actually have time to do the things you say you're doing? You're always on Facebook!
I've spent a lot of time on here, but lately it's been at work or when I can't sleep. With school, it was when I needed a break. But at least here I can learn some things while having fun. On Facebook, all I seem to 'learn' is what color nail-polish my friend just painted her toes.... not that I'm not interested, but tell me, not the billion people on Facebook. They don't care; at all.
And honestly; I don't need to know what you had for lunch, nor a picture or it. I especially don't need to know when you pooped it out..... nor a picture of that!
06-02-2014 02:15 PM
Laobi
Re: Bored out of my mind!

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Originally Posted by CosmicDebris View Post
Ever had to walk up to a strangers house and ask to use the phone and they let you?
Yes lol, not knowing if what lurked inside the house was worse than the current situation outside, particularly if they were really welcoming and not at all suspicious.
06-02-2014 01:34 PM
CosmicDebris
Re: Bored out of my mind!

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Originally Posted by Laobi View Post
Also the days where if there was an emergency you had to find a working phone box.
Ever had to walk up to a strangers house and ask to use the phone and they let you?
06-02-2014 01:03 PM
Laobi
Re: Bored out of my mind!

About the body, apart from the initial "oh ****, a fish with arms and legs", It didn't really get to me. I knew not to look too for detail, we just anchored his rod and went to a phone box, yes the days before mobile phones when people generally arrived on time for things because if they didn't their friends would assume they weren't coming. Also the days where if there was an emergency you had to find a working phone box.
06-02-2014 12:56 PM
Laobi
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Wow, how did this thread get from hairy porter to Harry Potter?

On the FB thing, it kind of creeps me out. I used to use it more often, but now only maybe once or twice a year. What creeps me out is when you log in to either accept a friend request or something else you get a load of welcome back mails. Not only that, the bastard then rats you out to all your friends with little "so and so is back on FB" messages, then you get a flood of "how you doin' mate?" from people you haven't seen in years. I know there's an invisible option and I use it, but it still tells everyone I've been on.

I have a friend who logs the minutiae of his day on it, breakfast, work, dinner, TV everything. I wish he'd go back to watching porn or something, I ended up having to disconnect from his and most other people's feeds because it became a constant stream of ****e that only they cared about.

The other thing is targeted advertising, my wife has a name that's distinctively ethnic. Before we got married I was getting ads saying "find a woman from X place", no **** off please, one is more than enough. It's so intrusive, here's another example, a friend who was at the time serving in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines posted a pic of himself at the edge of some spectacular valley on patrol, let's just say this guy is follically challenged, in that photo which he had taken his helmet off the sweat added to the shine between the hairs that it was like watching sunrise through a doily. Well half his page was covered with hair transplant ads, I actually screen shotted it and mailed it to him.

The other thing is the FB addiction, I'm happy seeing friends occasionally and different friends on different occasions, but the other half is constantly on it, even when we're out her phone is constantly farting like R2D2 on acid.

Sorry, FB rant over
06-02-2014 12:43 PM
FireEagle
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ItalianPCTech View Post
My lack of a life is entertaining to you, GM???
J/K
Lunch report: Egg Salad Sammich and a fruit cup with a diet Sprite.
I won't post pictures of my lunch, I think that's totally ridiculous.
I'm posting here because my day today fits the title as well.
Slow day here in the office, only three patients scheduled all day since the doctor is over at the hospital doing procedures.
And those patients are just going to see the nurse for follow-ups.
So; in and out.
I'm reading Stephen King's 'The Stand'. Anyone here read that one?
It's LOOOONG, but it's keeping me interested.
Maybe there should be a 'book thread' on here. I'm sure lots of you guys are well read and could give some real insight, and have some good discussions about books you've read.
Or did I miss it and there already is one?
I guess I could just cut and paste most of this from here to my Facebook status.... not that I go on Facebook much.
Oooooohhh... The Stand! I absolutely loved that book. Got a little weird in the end... but you guys are in for a hell of a read! One of my favorite all time books and I recommend it to anyone. I'm not gonna say anymore, just that it's one of those books you can get so emotionally invested in that you can;t bear the thought if it ending. But I'm a sucker for a good book, even though I haven't read a lot since I started playing guitar again.
06-02-2014 12:32 PM
fwd0120
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Audiobooking the stand after I finish the Harry Potter series. I'm in book 6 of that now, and already DL'd the Stand.
06-02-2014 12:11 PM
Meechy
Re: Bored out of my mind!

My lack of a life is entertaining to you, GM???
J/K
Lunch report: Egg Salad Sammich and a fruit cup with a diet Sprite.
I won't post pictures of my lunch, I think that's totally ridiculous.
I'm posting here because my day today fits the title as well.
Slow day here in the office, only three patients scheduled all day since the doctor is over at the hospital doing procedures.
And those patients are just going to see the nurse for follow-ups.
So; in and out.
I'm reading Stephen King's 'The Stand'. Anyone here read that one?
It's LOOOONG, but it's keeping me interested.
Maybe there should be a 'book thread' on here. I'm sure lots of you guys are well read and could give some real insight, and have some good discussions about books you've read.
Or did I miss it and there already is one?
I guess I could just cut and paste most of this from here to my Facebook status.... not that I go on Facebook much.
06-02-2014 11:45 AM
GuitarMechanic
Re: Bored out of my mind!

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Originally Posted by ItalianPCTech View Post
Oh, and can you tell I kind of don't have a life at the moment? Giving 'reports' about my day on Jemsite..... yeesh.....
06-01-2014 11:50 PM
Meechy
Re: Bored out of my mind!

Oh, and can you tell I kind of don't have a life at the moment? Giving 'reports' about my day on Jemsite..... yeesh.....
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