01-27-2014, 03:04 PM
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So I must be suffering from cabin fever... I'm bored as hell and have to find various ways to keep my mind busy. this weeks challenge was to come up with some homemade pre shave oil recipes. Also made some eye glass cleaner after visiting a pearle vision.

But now what?? I'm tired of teasing myself of researching razor soaps and brushes that I just can't afford right now or do not need. I need to find some way to keep my mind busy as I'm taking a hiatus from school this semester.

Eagerly waiting for the spring so I can get back out in the yard.

Shooting ranges are outdoors, and over an hour away.

Open to ideas... I'm not really good at much but will try anything once.

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 01-27-2014, 03:43 PM
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Where are you located? Sounds about like me, except I have too much to do and only 24 hours in a day.

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 01-27-2014, 03:59 PM
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grow some plants you can pamper every day. the most demanding would of course making yourself a bonsai from a tiny little pine.

if you read books - read something lengthy - an authors collected works.

workout.

learn how to knit and make yourself a sweater.

soren kierkegaard set off for a very long walk most days. daily disturbances will lessen after a long walk (or ski).

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 01-27-2014, 05:28 PM
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Plants are not my thing... I need something to keep the brain working, I like problems, research, action. The gym bores me, I would prefer a boxing class or cross fit but because of my work schedule and commute, I just can't find the time.

Shadows dad, I'm located in putnam county ny, which borders CT. We've moved here about a year ago and when were further south I had some extra time because my commute was much shorter. I work in midtown NYC and total commute time is 2 hours door to door... One way!!

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 01-27-2014, 05:30 PM
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(01-27-2014, 03:04 PM)rellano Wrote: So I must be suffering from cabin fever... I'm bored as hell and have to find various ways to keep my mind busy.

Take Elijah (pics in the dog thread) for long walks.

Read.

Write letters to family and friends.

Teach your self a new recipe or how to cook.

Clean the house top to bottom.

Take a "no destination" car ride. Pull out of your driveway and go where ever you want. Stop at anything that grabs your interest - parks, a church, antique store, farm stand etc. Pack sandwhiches or stop at a roadside restaurant.

Visit Sky and Telescope's Sky at a glance page Then go out at night and see what stars, planets, constellations you can see.

Go to NASA's International Space Station Overflight schedule Enter your country, state and city to see if the ISS will be visible. Then go out and watch it whiz by overhead.

Go to a farm store and by a cheap feeder, black oil sunflower seeds and a field guide to birds. Hang the feeder so it is visible from a window. Then using the field guide see how many birds you can identify. I have 5 or 6 guides but still think Petersons Field Guide is the best. Or you could download an app.


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 01-27-2014, 07:11 PM
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Reading, video games and Netflix keep me sane.

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 01-27-2014, 07:12 PM
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Go for long walks. Do a lot of thinking.

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 01-28-2014, 10:55 AM
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(01-27-2014, 07:12 PM)CyanideMetal Wrote: Go for long walks. Do a lot of thinking.

Long walks? No thanks.. Too cold.

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 01-28-2014, 11:20 AM
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read a book, watch a movie, play video games, build a model, research something on the internet

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 01-28-2014, 11:24 AM
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Build a model.. hmmm. Although, I won't be able to while on the train to work but has peeked an interest

Just downloaded a brain test app - lumosity and so far it's helped me kill a few hours.

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 01-28-2014, 11:34 AM
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aha Lightbulb i imagined you where stuck inside a cabin in mountainous surroundings all alone until about...spring! so then - 4 hours to & fro work would become tablet surfing + music + magazines + newspaper + book...and worktime will obviously be work... so approx how many hours a day will be leisure time for you? how many days per week do you work? lastly - you live alone?

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 01-28-2014, 02:38 PM
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I'm with you, rellano. Hang in there. I ended up going for a walk last night anyway (-5f); who knows what chill factor. I'm just glad we haven't lost power yet.

Then we have those like Johnny and Pam..., that are laughing at us wooses.

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 01-28-2014, 02:59 PM
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It's amazing what your body can get used to. A typical winter in our area is usually 30-40 degree days and 20-25 nights...before new year, I would of said 20 was damn cold.
However, now after a month of -5 to 0 with -15 windchill..20 degrees is like a mini heatwave.

I know that is still nothing to the northern folk, but that's rough on us southern fellas.
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 01-28-2014, 03:37 PM
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(01-28-2014, 02:59 PM)Arcadies Wrote: It's amazing what your body can get used to. A typical winter in our area is usually 30-40 degree days and 20-25 nights...before new year, I would of said 20 was damn cold.
However, now after a month of -5 to 0 with -15 windchill..20 degrees is like a mini heatwave.

I know that is still nothing to the northern folk, but that's rough on us southern fellas.
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Ha ha ha funny you should mention that! Our wind chills have been down around -40 on average. I would say with the coldest being -56 or -58 I cant remember which but it was one or the other... Yes I do have a screen shot of that on my phone! But one day it was about 35 out and it felt so warm out that I ran my errands with just a sweatshirt on.... Talk about heat wave! It's amazing what a 60 degree difference will do for a person from one day to the next.

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 01-28-2014, 08:56 PM
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Have you ever consider drawing mandalas? They are very intricate and take quite a bit of time with a protractor and then you can colour them. This one is on a paper of 11 X 17, approximately.
You could also try meditating; best way to challenge the mind and nothing will even come close; you don't have to do anything, or go out in the cold; just sit! Good luck. Biggrin

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 01-29-2014, 12:14 AM
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My stand-by solution is to pull a random book of the shelf, make a big cup of cocoa and read for a few hours... but drawing mandalas sounds like it could be a rewarding activity as well.

Also, it's never too cold for a walk... you just need the right kind of clothes Biggrin

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 01-29-2014, 03:35 AM
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(01-28-2014, 08:56 PM)celestino Wrote: Have you ever consider drawing mandalas? They are very intricate and take quite a bit of time with a protractor and then you can colour them. This one is on a paper of 11 X 17, approximately.
You could also try meditating; best way to challenge the mind and nothing will even come close; you don't have to do anything, or go out in the cold; just sit! Good luck. Biggrin

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(01-29-2014, 12:14 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: My stand-by solution is to pull a random book of the shelf, make a big cup of cocoa and read for a few hours... but drawing mandalas sounds like it could be a rewarding activity as well.

Also, it's never too cold for a walk... you just need the right kind of clothes Biggrin

yes it is. minus 12 celsius (10.4 fahrenheit) is my limit for a stroll Biggrin

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 01-29-2014, 12:33 PM
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(01-29-2014, 03:35 AM)tonsorius Wrote:
(01-29-2014, 12:14 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Also, it's never too cold for a walk... you just need the right kind of clothes Biggrin

yes it is. minus 12 celsius (10.4 fahrenheit) is my limit for a stroll Biggrin

Two layers of wool and a wind proof layer... add snowgoogles and an extra skarf once it goes below -20°C (-4°F). Make sure the wind has no where to slip beneath your clothes. Enjoy Biggrin

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 01-29-2014, 06:32 PM
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Call of Duty...and lots of it.

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