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LOL When boredom takes its toll

Discussion in 'General' started by shoxicwaste, 14 Jul 2010.

  1. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    everytime in bord i find myself doing strange and obscure things such as

    - Constantly checking the fridge even though theres nothing new in it
    - Opening my side case and looking at the insides
    - Piling up pennies
    - Listening to my parents conversations
    - Sitting on the toilet


    Do you do weird things when boredom takes toll, and if so what/?
     
  2. SpaceBaby

    SpaceBaby AKA: Stophon

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    yes i understand completly;

    i rearange my bedroom a lot
    i clean
    i walk around the house over and over looking in all the rooms to see if anything changes.
    i definatly do the fridge thing lol
    and many more i cant think of because they are just so natural to do when im bord i cant remember but im sure i do more
     
  3. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    LOL the notorious fridge!

    Another to add:
    attempt to stack thumbscrews
     
  4. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    One thing I love to do when I'm bored is take things apart, inspect them, repair anything that needs it then put it all back together again. This is especially true of my high performance flashlights and knives;

    Flashlights - Dismantle (they're complex, could take an hour to dismantle one and the same to put it back together), clean each component, grease threads & orings (replace if necessary), re-assemble, beam test (for artefacts caused by reflector or lens dirt), leak test.

    Knives - Disassemble, clean, oil, re-assemble, sharpen.
     
  5. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    Beat the boredom huh unicorn?
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    I was bored the otherday so i emailed Autoglass asking "who is this steve from autoglass on your adverts and what have you done with Gavin from autoglass?"
     
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  8. Unicorn

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    I find these activities both useful and theraputic. You'd be surprised by how important maintenance of a high performance flashlight is. Same as any other sort of regularly used mechanical/electrical device.

    Another thing I often do which is not necessarily as a result of boredom but is anoter theraputic task for me is car detailling. I do both my own and Dads cars on a regular basis :)
     
  9. NuTech

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    On really slow days, I can easily end up with first or even second degree friction burns.

    I should probably talk to someone about it. :dremel:
     
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  10. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Tone of thread: \/ \/ \/ \/
     
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  11. NuTech

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    Well, it's going up for me.



    Yup, definitely up.
     
  12. Unicorn

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  13. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I spend time with my cats. We take walks, hunt, scratch, wrestle, etc. and also take notes on their behaviour.

    Cats are pretty bright animals and certainly have distinct personalities to them if you actually get to know them. I really love watching when they learn things. Originally it was just Oprah, all she did was sleep. Then came along Chief, he's quite the hunter but never really did anything unique. Then Oprah died and J.R. was welcomed to the home. Here something special happened. J.R. learned that the cabinet in the kitchen which the trash is behind has a little lip on it, and his paw could just barely catch this lip letting him push the door open a bit and stick his head in. Where it gets more amazing: Chief watched him do this and learned to do it himself! Oprah never did it, and Chief never thought to in the couple years he was alone but watching another cat do it he learned by example. Sadly, J.R. died and we picked up June (we like to get cats from shelters, but can't afford over two) who then, guess what, learned how to do the same thing from Chief! Student became teacher.

    Things like that just amaze me. Lately I've been recording their hunting habits and successes... it's been fun.
     
  14. hardtailstar

    hardtailstar "insert title here"

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    stare at facebook......
     
  15. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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  16. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Re: cats.
    I chase my cat around the house. I don't think she likes it.
    Also, she has only figured out how to open a door that is already open, but the gap is too small for her to fit through, and even then she is not very good at it (ie pulling with claws, pushing with nose is easy).
    But yes, I'm a cat person, not a dog person, even though dogs learn better.

    Also, refreshing Facebook every 30 seconds, to find nothing new.
     
  17. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Win+L. Then I go do something productive :hehe:
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    facebook > joblo > imdb > bit tech > cyanide and happiness > xkcd > smbc > CAD > amazing super powers > questionnable content > onemanga >


    repeat as needed
     
  19. Unicorn

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    "On the PC" boredom (never lasts long or occurs often tbqh) it's usually

    bit-tech > Candlepower forums > Ebay > Youtube Subscriptions > Facebook > MDPC
     
  20. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    for me its usually BT/Gmail/FB all at the same time.
     

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