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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2925 on: November 11, 2015, 07:37:31 PM »
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Okay, the snow sort of melted right after hitting the ground, but still... Rain, snow, cold, doesn't really stop me from jogging (outside). Though, I admit that I jog less in the winter, but that's mostly because I substitute it for cross-country skiing.

I have a Nordic ski Trainer machine in bits under my bed. I need to clear space in the garage and seriously work on this. I was introduced to cross country skiing in Sweden by a family I was staying with they would ski before breakfast and this went from wow this is cool to I am going to die out here and be eaten wolves really quickly it  burns up energy fast.
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2926 on: November 11, 2015, 07:39:43 PM »
this went from wow this is cool to I am going to die out here and be eaten wolves really quickly.
This is one of the best descriptions I've seen :D
(I want to use it - not for cross-country-skiing)
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2927 on: November 11, 2015, 08:09:48 PM »
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Okay, the snow sort of melted right after hitting the ground, but still... Rain, snow, cold, doesn't really stop me from jogging (outside). Though, I admit that I jog less in the winter, but that's mostly because I substitute it for cross-country skiing.
I have a Nordic ski Trainer machine in bits under my bed. I need to clear space in the garage and seriously work on this. I was introduced to cross country skiing in Sweden by a family I was staying with they would ski before breakfast and this went from wow this is cool to I am going to die out here and be eaten wolves really quickly it  burns up energy fast.
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Yeah, it's great exercise for the whole body. My classic style technique is quite bad, so every time I try it, I tire myself out within a matter of minutes. Luckily my skating technique is better; with it it's more like "After an hour of skiing, I'm a little tired." compared to "Why am I panting heavily after only ten minutes and why are all my muscles aching?" when skiing classic. I really should try the classic style more often.  :P
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« Reply #2928 on: November 11, 2015, 08:19:20 PM »
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This is one of the best descriptions I've seen :D
(I want to use it - not for cross-country-skiing)

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2929 on: November 13, 2015, 12:48:51 AM »
I'm furious with myself!
I spent an hour on an assignment for US Government. I had two documents open. One was the textbook pages I was using, and the other was the study guide I was typing on. When I went as far as I could go, I closed the textbook file. Then I went to save and close my study guide, only to see that it wasn't there, and the text book was. After checking the document, I realized that, thinking I was closing the textbook, I hit no on the save changes dialogue because I didn't want to screw it up. Turns out it was the study guide. And it's for a grade!
So, what am I doing about it. I'm taking the stupid path, and not redoing it. Just no. I just won't put myself through that again. I would rather deal with the lower grade. Am I being stupid and young and stubborn? Hell yes. If I had a C in the class, maybe I would care. Hell, even a B. But with something along the lines of a 97, I can't seem to find the motivation. The only downside is not being able to exempt the exam if I don't have a 95 or above. But as of now, forget it.
Of course, it's not like a 5-page paper, but still. I've been there too, and I find it equally frustrating. I would say 10 page or 20 page, because I know that's what I'll be writing in college at some point, but I haven't been subjected to that form of torture yet, and don't wish to think about it. Ignorance is bliss right?
Just had to vent. Please don't lecture me too hard. :P
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« Reply #2930 on: November 13, 2015, 01:04:37 AM »
I say do the report.  You'll need practice in late night procrastinating writing in college.   I once did a 10 page story for a writing class in 5 hours that I started at 10pm and I have no idea how many bio reports I waited on.   Plus an hour isn't that much time and it's a slippery slope if you start saying f-it.

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« Reply #2931 on: November 13, 2015, 02:47:34 AM »
Got to agree with Hedin on this. An hour is nothing and it will take you less time 2nd time round. I did 4 hours reading today on what I am actually supposed to do for a living on the grounds that I don't want to sound like a muppet in an interview when they start asking nasty questions.

And as to why I am awake at 02:45 in the morning. Well all this not working has a side effect. I don't appear to be able to sleep anymore

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« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 05:18:09 PM by Jmack »
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2934 on: November 13, 2015, 05:52:55 PM »
But... but... it's a colouring book! :o
A friend gave me one (not this) to help with my sleeping problems. It doesn't - I've tried a bit, but I'm never that anxious to sleep that I turn to a colouring book. There's a reason why they are for children (I'd like to know how many of the people who buy the adult ones actually do them...)
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2935 on: November 13, 2015, 06:01:14 PM »
But... but... it's a colouring book! :o
A friend gave me one (not this) to help with my sleeping problems. It doesn't - I've tried a bit, but I'm never that anxious to sleep that I turn to a colouring book. There's a reason why they are for children (I'd like to know how many of the people who buy the adult ones actually do them...)
A lot of people would say that books are for children...  :P
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2936 on: November 13, 2015, 06:12:04 PM »
But... but... it's a colouring book! :o
A friend gave me one (not this) to help with my sleeping problems. It doesn't - I've tried a bit, but I'm never that anxious to sleep that I turn to a colouring book. There's a reason why they are for children (I'd like to know how many of the people who buy the adult ones actually do them...)
A lot of people would say that books are for children...  :P

I ended up buying 4 coloring colouring books, and will wrap them for Christmas:

> Fancy garden-themed c-book - Mrs. JMack
> Harry Potter c-book - JMacksdotter
> ASOIAF c-book - JMacksson
> Tolkien c-book - JMack

There will be coloring colouring for the holidays.  8)
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2937 on: November 13, 2015, 06:12:44 PM »
 :-[ you're right.
I can't seem to get one right today (work was particularly difficult, even from home) :-\

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #2938 on: November 15, 2015, 12:45:28 PM »
Spent all day yesterday - and I mean all day as in 8:00 a.m. to 12 midnight - building shelves for the garage with Mrs. JMack. My hands ache.

For all of you who are married, or considering it, or just think that co-habitation is a lovely idea, home improvement projects are the ultimate test of your own and your partner's patience and openness to hearing that your ideas of how to proceed are complete rubbish. And when patience and openness break down, of your mutual ability to step back gingerly from open domestic warfare.
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« Reply #2939 on: November 15, 2015, 01:39:08 PM »
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For all of you who are married, or considering it, or just think that co-habitation is a lovely idea, home improvement projects are the ultimate test of your own and your partner's patience and openness to hearing that your ideas of how to proceed are complete rubbish. And when patience and openness break down, of your mutual ability to step back gingerly from open domestic warfare.

And this is exactly why people pay others more than they can afford to do the work.