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  1. May 8, 2004 #1
    The name says it all!
     
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  3. May 8, 2004 #2
    Um, this is confusing. A General Forum within a General forum.
     
  4. May 8, 2004 #3

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    Many times I've wanted to ask a question, but didn't feel it warranted starting it's own thread.

    For example - I am not a morning person. I hate getting up early. Society frowns on people that don't get up at the crack of dawn feeling peppy & perky. If you like to sleep late, you are considered lazy.

    If I have to get up early in order to get to the office by 8am, I am worthless the rest of the day. I usually don't drag myself in until after 11am, and even that's an effort. I like working at night, I can think much more clearly then. Luckily I have a job where I can get away with this.

    Any other morning haters out there? How do you deal with the rest of the world being on an early schedule?
     
  5. May 8, 2004 #4

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    i have to be up at 5 sun, mon , tues, wed, i finish work at 12 weds, so i have
    3.5 days of, it sounds good but i still wake about 5 on my days of, and I'm out
    of sync with my family and Friends, what do i do with all my spare time? waste it usually, thinking about all the things i could be doing but dont, i used to fly light aircraft as a hobby but it became to expensive, i used to go metal detecting but i cant find any new sites, i used to go clay pigeon shooting but UK arms laws made me uncomfortable owning a gun, what next? maybe take up morris dancing or maybe not.
     
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  6. May 8, 2004 #5

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    5AM? WHY? That is just WRONG.

    If you take up Morris dancing, will you post your picture with bells on your knees here on PF?

    I need to get a metal detector. My dog (aka JOWLS OF DEATH) ate part of a coin collection and a very rare coin is missing now. I am hoping it is in the backyard somewhere and wasn't accidently swept up and thrown away. :frown:
     
  7. May 8, 2004 #6

    jimmy p

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    .....rhubarb?
     
  8. May 8, 2004 #7

    wolram

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    5AM? WHY? That is just WRONG.
    crazy isn't it, but i maintain machines at a fresh food factory
    and the first delivery is wagon calls at 9, your dog ate a rare
    coin how much was it worth? picture me in morris gear, shudder
    the thought, i do need a new hobby though
     
  9. May 8, 2004 #8
    General forumchat (about anything)

    Hmmm ... You'd be surprised how specific the General Forum in general :D

    I had a feeling that might cause confusion : I meant 'forum-chat' as a single word.
     
  10. May 8, 2004 #9

    jimmy p

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    so...what shall we chat about??
     
  11. May 8, 2004 #10

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    It's a 1909 s VDB US penny, worth from $600-$800. It was a gift to me from my mother when I was 5. I collected coins, stamps, rocks (I had a great collection thanks to my dad giving me a unique ore sample collection, I always had the best show & tell at school). I had a butterfly collection, feather collection.

    When I was little I had a microscope and I would make my own slides, I would sketch what I saw, kept it all in my little journal. I kept begging my mom for one of those big chemistry sets but she was afraid I would blow up the house. So I would do my own experiments with things I would find around the house. :biggrin:

    I also studied ancient history & archaeology as a child, and of course I had my telescope.

    I didn't play much with other children. :biggrin:

    I'm interested in what kind of hobbies/interests other PF members enjoyed as a child? Do you still spend time on them?
     
  12. May 8, 2004 #11
    I hate having to get up early. When I have to get up I normally have a short burst where I can think straight, then I feel sleepy again and want to go to sleep, but by then I can't. It isn't unusual for me to have entire conversations with people at about 8:00 when they are leaving (and I'm still in bed), but for me to fall asleep again afterwards and not remember it because I don't like getting up unless I just wake up naturally. Working late at night is easy. There's no distractions, so you can work well and by that time my brain has woken up properly.

    As a kdi I was very boring. Had very few hobbies. When I was very little I used to play chess a lot, but then I changed school and I had no-one to play against, so I gave that up for quite some time. Been meaning to get back into that sometime though. I collected stamps for quite some time and got really interested in that and coins, but that also stopped. I did enjoy video games, and still play those a lot. Interest occasionally fades though, but always comes back with that. Can't say socialising ever interested me though. Never found anyone who I could put up with outside of school, and ever just at school I couldn't stand being near a lot of them anymore than the minimum possible.
     
  13. May 8, 2004 #12

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    i am somewhat of a morning person, as long as i don't have to go to work :) on weekend mornings when i don't have to work, i usually like playing on the computer or i will grab a coffee on the east side of portland and read the paper (portland is full of coffee shops :D )
     
  14. May 8, 2004 #13
    I couldn't have read this at a better time. I have to be at work at 7:00 tomorrow morning. That's probably not as bad as some people have it, but it's hard for me. I do want to be a morning person. Just a couple of years ago, during the summer, I would get up at 7:00 or 7:30, just to get up. Actually, it meant that I would have more time during the day to do what I want. Now, that I'm working about five days a week, I'd rather sleep until at least 10:30.
     
  15. May 8, 2004 #14
    I despise mornings... And by "morning" I mean between 5am and 1pm.

    On weekends I usually wake up around 2...

    cookiemonster
     
  16. May 8, 2004 #15

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    My kinda guy. :smile:
     
  17. May 9, 2004 #16
    I didn't exactly have a butterfly collection. I had my own flock of live butterflies.

    I went out and collected the beautiful green caterpillars of the monarch butterfly that were all over the milkweed plants in the brush near my house. I put them in an old suitcase with milkweed leaves, and gave them fresh leaves everyday. Pretty soon they started making their chrysalises on the inside of the lid of the suitcase. These were also a beautiful green at first.

    Later, they would start to become transparent and you could see the red wings developing underneath.

    I checked them alot and many times got to see the butterflies crawl out of the chrysalis with their wings all scrunched up and wrinkled. They hung upside down and let gravity smooth them out. (I guess they pump fluid into the "veins" as well). Then I put them into a large birdcage. I fed them with a little dish of sugar water. For some reason they hardly ever thought to crawl out between the bars and escape, although they would fit through them pretty easily with their wings back.

    I had 20 or 30 of them. My parents made me let them go, because they had to migrate to Mexico where all the Monarch butterflies migrate every year to gather in one village there. There was an article about it in the National Geographic.
     
  18. May 9, 2004 #17

    Evo

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    Wow, that is so cool.
     
  19. May 9, 2004 #18
    I hate mornings aswell, mainly because all of my friends are either at UNI or college so never have to get up early, where as i have to be up at 6:30 every morning. Its also a real pain in the ass, not being able to go out on the piss during the week, well i could but i hate working hungover, is abit stupid aswell seeing as i spend alot of time driving whilst im at work.
     
  20. May 9, 2004 #19

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    lol, even when i start full time work Andy, I'll have to get up at the leisurely time of 7.30... or 8 if i push it.
     
  21. May 9, 2004 #20

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    I'd be perfectly happy not having to wake up before noon ever again...

    I also do my best work between 2 and 4am.
     
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