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« on: 01/02/2007 16:50:22 »
I have been insanely bored for the past month! I've watched all the movies and TV that I can stand, I've read every book I own, and am out of choices at the library. The only thing entertaining I do is shop, and my wallet can't take much more of it! Bread Making takes up too much time, and I already belong to a gym. I spend at least 5 hours a day on the computer, because I work in the evenings, there is nothing to do during the day. I am incredibly bored!! Yesterday I found myself looking at Teach Yourself to Knit kits at Walmart.

Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Please help, I'm going stir crazy... help!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 01/02/2007 16:57:45 »
Go Find a place to ride horses... they are a great hobby even if you only want to get to know them..Take up writing,
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/02/2007 17:02:17 »
Thank you for your suggestions Karen. And I apologize if the remainder of this seems a bit rude, I'm not trying to be. I am slowly coming to the realization, that this may be a permanent sort of thing, because nothing sounds entertaining to me.

I rode for 10 years and loved it, the only issue with that is my knee and my wallet... And as for writing, I find there is no gratification from it, writing remings me too much of college, and I think if I wanted that I would go back...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/02/2007 17:21:07 »
Writing is like that for some people.. I can understand that! I am sorry about your kneeand wallet, mine is my hip and wallet... LOL

I know what you mean about the boredom .. I work a full day 10:00 to 6:00 every night except weekends. If it were not for the kids in the preschool I would not make it.. I hope you find something soon..Have you thought about your geneology it is very interesting and fun, reading about all the skeletons in your own closet!!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/02/2007 20:26:41 »
I know what you mean about the cost of riding, I used to love it, but just can't afford it now.

how about drawing or painting? you don't need much to start, you can stay in and make a still life of stuff on the kitchen table, pick some flowers (or get a cheap bunch of daffs or something from the supermarket!) or even go outside and do landscapes, city-scapes or sea-scapes (where-ever you live!). if you like portraits but can't get anyone to sit for you, use the mirror! or rip pictures out of magazines or newspapers.

or what about walking? there must be some inspiring routes out there near to where you are. depending on how active you want to be, you could always start cycling too.

geneology is an good suggestion, that can cost money too, but i expect you could find a reasonable amount out without too much outlay.

there's also making model cars! speaking as an observer on this one, several people i know (adults) take great pleasure in this! it helps to have somewhere to put them though.

depending on how self-motivated you can be, you could learn a new skill, like a language for example, or a software program or language if you're into computers, you can usually do this from a book or tape/dvd.

hope that helps!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 01/02/2007 22:33:48 »
I have been insanely bored for the past month! I've watched all the movies and TV that I can stand, I've read every book I own, and am out of choices at the library. The only thing entertaining I do is shop, and my wallet can't take much more of it! Bread Making takes up too much time, and I already belong to a gym. I spend at least 5 hours a day on the computer, because I work in the evenings, there is nothing to do during the day. I am incredibly bored!! Yesterday I found myself looking at Teach Yourself to Knit kits at Walmart.

Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Please help, I'm going stir crazy... help!

you could take up building a forum with like minded people like ME  LOL  [O8)]

 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/02/2007 00:04:47 »
LOL....no shameless self promotion there from Hadrian (whose site at  http://activity4life.com/forum is rather spiffing)


Meg, me suspects that ewe have already found your new hobby of....finding a new hobby !!

how about some quality poetry like mine for instance !!...ewe can tell I'm a dab hand !!

Don't wish to step upon your personal boundaries of privacy...but..what about a bloke ?...ewe got one of them ?
...or a girlie ?........blokes and girlies make good hobbies....sometimes bad though !!


What ewe need is a day job so that ewe can just rest at home in the eve and enjoy some televisual luff !!

in fact...what do ewe do meg....?

hugs the Meg...YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/02/2007 00:58:58 »
Hi,
 My thoughts on this: Hobbies with other people always seem to be way less boring- how about volunteering?  I know there are always lots of good causes in need of extra hands, and even if it doesn't lift your boredom you can feel good about the time you've spent, and you often meet tons of great people  (Including volunteering for a forum I'm sure).  Pick something you really believe in and see how you could contributes to that cause.  I worked in a non-profit org for years and we LOVED when people would show up and say "I'm bored"  too often there was a desperate need of hands to help.

Colleen
 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/02/2007 03:09:15 »
don't give up meg you will find a way out of the doom and gloom of boredom.. Be patient join a club.. go to the library better yet write a book of your life!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 02/02/2007 03:39:45 »
Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions... I feel so exasperated being stuck in a rut at only 22... Neil is right I need me a man (its been far too long  ;) ). Maybe tomorrow I will call around to local animal shelters, see if I can help out (I wouldn't mind shoveling dog poo... now that is saying something!) And possibly build some models. I always enjoyed that as a kid, I might as well giver er a go.

Oh and Hadrian, if you need any help lemme know... I am useless with code however

Thanks again guys
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/02/2007 03:44:53 »
 Your welcome Meg! Yeah Meg I'm with you.. If you find a good one (man that is) at the dog shelter send him my way, I sure could use a good one!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 02/02/2007 03:51:41 »
We all could Karen :)

Oh and Neil I am a bartender and a clerk at a video store (hence the boredness of TV and Movies, and alcohol for that matter)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 02/02/2007 04:04:39 »
Yeperoo!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 02/02/2007 05:05:36 »
Good luck,
 If you are doing something you really believe in and you find a guy willing to give his time to do the same thing, that is really something worth looking into further . . You know if he's willing to shovel the poo he can't be the stuck up pretty boy you'll likely meet in a bar.  If you like animals, you might also give a local zoo a call, or a wildlife rehab, or a vet clinic if you don't have any luck with the shelter. 
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« Reply #14 on: 02/02/2007 05:09:01 »
If you do volunteer at the shelter I'll bet money you'll meet lots of great males, but they will be very furry and walk on all fours. 
 

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« Reply #15 on: 02/02/2007 06:56:13 »
You could get some rug kits at walmarts too...jewelry, what about stained glass...?  There are several things you could do...hope you find something that will have you out of your boredom soon...let us know what you decide...
 

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