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shriver
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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2005 20:35      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Every time I come back to my parent's house I wind up bored out of my mind. There is absolutely nothing to do here. I am stuck in the house with nothing but cable TV to keep me company. I really need to find something to do.

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Become a super fan loads to talk about in there. [Big Grin]

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How about talking to your parents?
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Icon 1 posted March 20, 2005 20:31      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I tried that. I went camping with my dad. Fun and all, but not a whole lot of talking.

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
How about talking to your parents?

*shudders at the very thought*

I can hardly stand to be in the same *city* as them...

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quote:
Originally posted by neotatsu:
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
How about talking to your parents?

*shudders at the very thought*

I can hardly stand to be in the same *city* as them...

shriver's parents are that bad? [Wink] [Razz]
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quote:
Originally posted by shriver:
I tried that. I went camping with my dad. Fun and all, but not a whole lot of talking.

Did anyone else read that in the first-person-shooter sense? I was just envisioning the father and son team hiding behind a barrel in counter strike, or something [Wink]

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I'm assuming your parents live at least in the city you grew up in? Don't you have friends in that town?

My parents are awesome, and I could easily spend an entire weekend with 'em, but when I go back home to visit, I find myself spending a large part of my time there going out with friends...

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Heh, I have that problem whenever I go into the 'burbs to visit my parents...I lived with them in South Boston until they moved to the suburbs during my teenage years. Now I live in the middle of Boston, so I barely know a soul in their town. (The souls I do know there are a pretty depressing bunch, too.)

The best thing to do to a town that you hate: wreak late-night havoc on it. Get out and steal lawn flamingos for the betterment of the community. Something. [Razz]

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Sounds like the story of my life at the moment.

Can anyone think of some sort of enjoyable activity to occupy the otherwise television-filled hours of a young student whose parents forbid drinking, dancing, and leaving the house after dark (or leaving the house unsupervised before dark, come to that)?

Otherwise, can you think of any excuse I might be able to use to go back to uni early?

[Roll Eyes]

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Icon 1 posted March 21, 2005 14:44      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've got some friends from high school. My parents moved while I was away last year, that's part of the problem, my new neighborhood is far to bland and suburban, and quite a distance from my old friends. We do still get together for the occasional movie. Ah, well. I will be back in Seattle tommorow.

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I've got some friends from high school. My parents moved while I was away last year, that's part of the problem, my new neighborhood is far to bland and suburban, and quite a distance from my old friends. We do still get together for the occasional movie. Ah, well. I will be back in Seattle tommorow.

I did go out and buy a book, "The Brothers Karamozov." That will certainly help pass the time without television.

[That was supposed to be an edit of the previous post]

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quote:
Can anyone think of some sort of enjoyable activity to occupy the otherwise television-filled hours of a young student whose parents forbid drinking, dancing, and leaving the house after dark (or leaving the house unsupervised before dark, come to that)?
Masturbating.
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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
quote:
Can anyone think of some sort of enjoyable activity to occupy the otherwise television-filled hours of a young student whose parents forbid drinking, dancing, and leaving the house after dark (or leaving the house unsupervised before dark, come to that)?
Masturbating.
*ahem* Send pics [Big Grin]

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I hope you aren't suggesting that I send pics vic. I don't swing that way. Besides, I've only got one pair of hands!
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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
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Can anyone think of some sort of enjoyable activity to occupy the otherwise television-filled hours of a young student whose parents forbid drinking, dancing, and leaving the house after dark (or leaving the house unsupervised before dark, come to that)?
Masturbating.
Not really something that one does to fill an evening though is it?

I'd suggest you watch lots of CSI and Law & Order, such that when you slay your parents in cold blood you know how to get away with it.

Alternatively, if you don't fancy yourself as a cold blooded killer perhaps you should find somewhere else to live away from your over protective parents, who are denying you the right to learning how to interact socially with your peers

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quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
Not really something that one does to fill an evening though is it?

Well, maybe, for us, no. But, we're males... Now, for a female, it can quite easily be something to fill an evening, hehe [Big Grin] [Wink] [thumbsup] [evil]
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quote:
Not really something that one does to fill an evening though is it?
Sting could because he is tantric. If you have a properly balanced aura or something, then you can go all night.
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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
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Not really something that one does to fill an evening though is it?
Sting could because he is tantric.
Yeah, but not even Sting could do that and take pictures at the same time, surely? [Wink] ... not to mention simultaneously trying to summon up a facial expression that doesn't make him look like someone just dropped an anvil on his toe...

[Razz]

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Sting himself said the whole 'tantric' thing was a comment blown way out of proportion. He did also admit that he did nothing to put a halt to the rumour.

fish: You'd have to go buy a macro lense for your camera [evil]

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Hey there cap'n, thats a bit below the belt.
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Ouch, you got caught with your pants down on that one.
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Silly posters...Webcam. [Big Grin]

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THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Push your eyes for interesting light show
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
See a variety of blobs, stars and flashes. Try to make out things your subconscious is trying to send you a message? Can you control what you see by pressing different areas with different forces? Would it be possible to somehow see the same effects on TV?

See how long you can hold your breath
(Amusement Potential: 4-20 minutes)
Not that much fun, but it sure passes the time. Play with a friend, or try to beat your own personal best. Some tips: hyperventilate before hand, and stay as still as possible. My personal best is 2:00 (exactly).

Try to not think about polar bears
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
This is especially hard, because by trying too much, you remember what you were trying to avoid thinking of. If you try too little, you end up thinking about polar bears anyway.

Scratch yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Go ahead, scratch yourself now. Even if nothing itches, go ahead. Doesn't that feel pretty good?

Repeat the same word over and over until it loses its meaning
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Pick a random word out of a magazine and say it aloud to yourself until it becomes a meaningless set of noises.

Hurt yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
What is pain? Why is it unpleasant? There's nothing physical about it - it's all in your mind. Plus, after pinching yourself for awhile, boredom will seem nice next to being in pain.

Try to swallow your tongue
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
There's not much to say about this one. It is possible.

Pretend to be a car
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Make appropriate revving noises in your head as you walk along and add a racing commentary as you pass strangers in the street. Use blinking eyes as indicators for extra authenticity.

Look at something for awhile, shut eyes, study after image
(Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
Another great time waster. It takes about 30 seconds of staring to create an after image, and the image is then viewable for about the same length of time. Fun to combine this one with pushing on your eyes.

Get yourself as nauseated as possible
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Best achieved by looking straight up and spinning around. Try to be so dizzy you can't even stand up. This is also entertaining due to the "makes boredom seem a lot better" effect (see "Hurt Yourself").



THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH VERY LITTLE

See what's in your neighbour's trash
(Amusement Potential: 20-30 minutes)
You can learn a lot about people by what they throw out. You might uncover some dark secret about them. Plus, they might be throwing out something with value that still works, like a VCR.

Watch TV, repeat everything said in Italian accent
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Sort of entertaining. Include flamboyant shoulder shrugs for added impact, or go for a Marlon Brando set of grunts.

Send spooky emails
(Amusement Potential: 15-60 minutes)
Look up someone's CV on the web, do some research on them via Google and then send them an email full of personal references claiming to be an ex-work colleague who fell in love with their shoes. Or something.

Play our useless games
(Amusement Potential: how long have you got?)
Waste away the hours with our collection of useless games

Make prank phone calls
(Amusement Potential: 20-60 minutes)
Very entertaining, but requires discipline. Remember - vulgarities don't make a call funny, but getting the other person to believe a ridiculous story will. TYry seeing if you can get them to make noises to 'test' the line. One to get you started off: Call McDonalds with weird complaints about their food.

Pretend all humans will die except for people in room with you
Amusement Potential: 10-20 minutes)
What would you do if this really happened? Would the group stay together, or would there be factions? Who would join what group? Remember, there would only be power for a few days before the plants ran out of fuel or broke. To travel, you would always have to be near cars to siphon gas out of. Best to do with people you know.

Step off a curb with eyes shut, imagine it's a cliff
(Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
To get any benefit out of this one, you have to have a good imagination. Don't step off immediately, build up to the jump. Study the ravine below. Feel the winds at that altitude. Step off and...AHHHHHH!!!!!

Burn things with a magnifying glass
(Amusement Potential: 5-30 minutes)
Ants are always fun to use for this, but burning the face of someone you don't like, under some circumstances, can be just as entertaining.



THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH ANOTHER PERSON

Have a water drinking contest
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
While the competition is fun, you probably won't feel too good afterward. To give your event an old western theme, slam the cups upside down on the tables after you have emptied them.

Stare at the back of someone's head until they turn around
(Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
This works on the "I have the feeling I'm being watched" principle. Conduct an experiment-does this really work?

Have a "Who is less competitive" competition
wonder (Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Trying to win at this will make you lose. Trying to lose makes you win which makes you lose. Not trying at all makes you lose which makes you win which makes you lose.

Pick up a dog so it can see things from your point of view
(Amusement Potential: 3-5 minutes)
Think about it: your dog has only seen the house from a viewpoint from 6" to 2' high (15 to 60 cm for all you metric fans). It's never seen the tops of counters, what you keep on your desk, the tops of shelves, etc. Try looking at things from its point of view, too.

Pull out a hair, stick in someone's ear
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
Best done to sleeping people. Added challenge in having no one else around, because then you can't blame it on anyone else. Try to beat your record number of times before the person catches on.

Pour water in hand, make sneeze noise, throw water on back of person's neck
(Amusement Potential: 5-15 minutes)
Always a good gag. For an even bigger reaction out of the person, act like you're not sorry at all for what they think you did. Comment instead on how big that sneeze was or about how there was a lot of mucus in that one.



i like this last one best [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
I hope you aren't suggesting that I send pics vic. I don't swing that way. Besides, I've only got one pair of hands!

Self-timer [Smile]

Whenever I go to my grandmother's house in Arkansas and find nothing better to do, I find it amusing to sit and absorb the atmosphere. I used to dread going there because there wasn't anything but a TV, but I really enjoy it now. There isn't much in Arkansas but the aura of the place. The air, the water, the country ham, the three-layer cakes, the cotton fields--the whole place makes your brain just slow down. Your vowels slow down. Your body slows down. And in a weird way, slowing down is a very enjoyable feeling [Smile]

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