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BS: Bored bored bored

Mrrzy 01 Apr 20 - 01:27 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Apr 20 - 01:27 PM

Not... the comfy ICU bed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Apr 20 - 09:58 AM

www.zooniverse.org/projects/sandorkruk/hubble-asteroid-hunter

They way I figured it, if can help find the one asteroid any bigger than the Chelybinsk that might do for us then I want to be part of it.

But no one ever expected the COVID inquisition!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Apr 20 - 09:56 AM

And doing things alone is boring. I have been washing curtains. Still boring.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Apr 20 - 08:08 AM

Well sure exceptional people do exceptionl things. Issac Newton and Shakespeare did some of their best work during the Plague in England,
but what will the rest of us do?
Most people are busy getting a degree in TV and a doctorate in Google.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Apr 20 - 02:16 AM

for the ceilidhnauts of this parish, there is the Covid Kitchen Ceilidh on April 18th at 8pm BST. Mudcat thread & details calling for 1 - 4 peeps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Mar 20 - 11:41 PM

I am getting a project together. It will be a reading of a play I have adapted from Shakespearean materials. There are a lot of roles, most of which are brief. My plan is to do it in several sessions on Zoom. When it is done, I will be posting it on YouTube, crediting all participants. There will be a thread about it soon. If you are interested, please PM me with contact info. No need to get bored--just do stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: BobL
Date: 29 Mar 20 - 04:04 AM

I've about 40 jobs on my To Do list, with only 5 on hold because of the lockdown. Most of them involve long-overdue cleaning and tidying, I've been putting them off for ages and they don't look any more attractive now than they ever did. Learning Andy Cutting's "Petit Chien" (on the melodeon, at dance speed, with no bum notes) looks like taking longer than my life expectancy.

However apart from that, I'd be unstoppable if I could just get started!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Charmion
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 11:37 AM

I'm not allowed to be bored. There's always something to vacuum, scrub, cook, or edit.

And it's still Lent. The shutdown is basically Extra Lent.

Crap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 07:37 AM

Aha it's not just me!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/these-are-boom-times-for-boredom-and-the-researchers-who-study-it/2020/03/27/0e62983a-706f-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-local%3Ahomepage%2Fcard-ans


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 05:09 AM

In previous episodes of boredom, I've read all of Pepys' diaries (over a million words, but much more fun than you might imagine), the Sherlock Holmes canon, 'Canterbury Tales' (complete, in Middle English) and Thomas Hardy's novels.

This time, I'm trying to learn 'Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day' on the guitar, with Clapton's chords, and I have a fiddle to learn, from scratch (literally).

Oh, and I'm taking part in Rainfall Rescue:

https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/rainfall-rescue

so brain death will probably get me before the virus does.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Mar 20 - 08:12 PM

Made tzatziki... There is a lot of liquid to be gotten out of grated cuke.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 09:10 PM

I don’t run to those. The one time mum and I did get out this year involved some Irish tunes (I try to play tenor banjo/mandolin) though. Moving in that direction, perhaps you could find a way to cook Whelan’s Old Sow???


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 08:13 PM

What we need are Irish versions of Child recipes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 06:44 PM

Can’t help with the Sudoku, stanron but I’m glad you like the simple cryptic. I do the quick, cryptic and codeword in that set. I have tried their American crossword but I’m less fond of the grid and never seem to be on the same wavelength as the setter…


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:07 PM

Some more.

Meanwhile I'm in quarantine... A week ago I had dinner with my son, whose girlfriend's boss now has it and whosw colleague is getting their fever tested.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 10:16 AM

I am by now bored with my puzzles too.

My telepathy (tee hee) session wasn't that bad... I was able to set it so I didn't see me, but just the therapist, and I spent quite a bit of it cleaning up a grapefruit juice spill. He commented on how uncluttered my ceiling was. We have senses of humor.

I keep thinking that during the times I would be walking to group therapy and doing group therapy and walking back I should walk or pace, then do the art or music we'd be doing, then walk or pace sime more, but I don't actually do it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Stanron
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 09:02 AM

Jon Freeman wrote: A couple of “boredom” things for me. A few puzzles, Quick and Mondays cryptic and quiptic in the Guardian (on line) , a few puzzles in the I and the local EDP and a couple of these simple ones and daily jigsaw.
Some good links there. I already had the jigsaw links from a previous thread but I do like the simple cryptic crossword. I have a couple of sudoku links

https://thesudoku.com

and

https://www.247sudoku.com/

but I would really like to find a good Killer Sudoku site.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 08:54 AM

Why did I read that as "first telepathy session"; though on second thoughts what a useful therapy that could turn out to be:)

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 08:48 AM

The biggest active live sport in America is broadcast marble racing that has a slot car type track and works a bit like a roller coaster.

America has lost its marbles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 04:49 AM

I guess its something you get used to. I suppose I have the advatage of always liking a lot of my own time but I also used to feel the need to get out, even if only for the last hour in the pub for a change of scene and faces.

Things changed though and, gradually, between health and transport issues things reached the point where I rarely get out. Its the same with my 80+ year old parents I live with. With one exception, I don’t think any of us have got away from the house for reasons outside medical or other appointments this year.

A couple of “boredom” things for me. A few puzzles, Quick and Mondays cryptic and quiptic in the Guardian (on line) , a few puzzles in the I and the local EDP and a couple of these simple ones and daily jigsaw.

In another way, I got dad volume one of an Edgar Wallace series. I joined mum and dad to wathc that in their living room and mum wnet on to get the full 7 volume set – volume3 started. Good old B British movie stuff to waste an hour per evening/film with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 01:08 PM

The *people* aren't virtual, but the social experience is.

First teletherapy session today. Wonder if I'll hate it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 12:17 PM

Mrrzy, There are real people on their keyboard, we only seem virtual.

There is a movie with Kirston Dunston where a rogue planet collides with Earth called Melancholia. Most of the movie is about Kirston's deep deep depression prior to the discovery of catacylsmic events. As everyone else eventually becomes depressed Kirston becomes the caretaker for all with such wisdom and compassion that it is amazing.

In my mind Kirston was uniquely psychic but had no conscious recognition of her ability or future events. I have always equated your experience with Kirston. Normally I would never mention such a passing thought but in these days where the grim reaper has returned from holiday with a vengence I don't see any harm done.

Here is how the movie begins...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKsWNzKjVEk

Having had unique experiences with time it is not odd that I made such a comparison. Its okay to think I am crazy or wise, its just a passing thought.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 08:13 AM

Time to make my own pasta, I think.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:58 AM

Leenia maybe stiffly raising one's middle finger makes it more iron-rich?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: leeneia
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 11:46 PM

I will try to give blood because the need seems to be dire. Last time, one finger was too anemic, a different finger had enough iron.
Strange, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 05:03 PM

I used to be a blood donor (husband can't as he's had malaria countless times) but the final two donations I passed out on the floor, so they sent a letter saying 'Thank you but don't come again'.
My thanks to all those who donate so kindly. So essential to save lives.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 05:02 PM

Think they (blood banks) might relax my lifetime ban for having had sex in the '70s in Côte d'Ivoire? They already forgave my having had malaria which was originally a lifetime ban as well.

Boy does cloroquine taste awful, I might add.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 04:43 PM

Donate is Great. Repeat that post everywhere and often robo.
It will also eventually contribute to the antibody treatment in September.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: robomatic
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 04:32 PM

I've writ this elsewhere but consider donating blood. You'll sleep easier for a few days and have some time to recuperate without being physically or mentally too challenged, all other things being equal.

Also check out "Devs". First two episodes were intriguing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 11:17 AM

Crossing off elderly Senators from a list on the fridge will become a new habit https://www.quorum.us/data-driven-insights/the-115th-congress-is-among-the-oldest-in-history/175/


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 06:04 PM

Bland family food restaurants do better than atomic hot wing fast food.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 02:12 PM

Under the name "David Franks - google WalkaboutsVerse" I've been going through my photo folders and placing many on Google Maps - just about to go over a 100, 000 clicks...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 11:33 AM

No time to be bored. Working on my Lyndon Johnson project; trying to sell my Shakespeare adaptation of Falstaff, phone banking, falling behind on those oh, so vital emails . . .

By the way, Shakespeare in the Park [NYC] has not yet been postponed, abbreviated or cancelled.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 09:38 AM

Be careful, Donuel. It is apparently nasty to diabetics.

I am going on my weekly francophone walk - it is outdoors and we will try to stay 2m apart. On verra.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 08:20 AM

Each shopping trip grows riskier as the infection rate doubles or more every day or two. I can not even expedite insulin 2 days ahead of insurance rules.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 08:06 AM

I'm bored with sliced bread. Usually buy several nice loaves at a time to freeze but none left and the shelves are empty. No bread, no crumpets, nothing nice. Need something nice to eat if I can't go dancing or singing.
No baked beans and I had to go twice to get potatoes
I live miles from anywhere so usually stock up and shop monthly, now we are told not to stockpile - so that means more shopping trips and more social contact. Except that I'm told not to go out. And if supermarkets ration things my daughter won't be able to shop for me and herself at the same time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Iains
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 11:28 PM

Donuel.A shame we cannot uptick posts. Have a gold star instead for your last effort.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 10:45 PM

God get bored too. At a distance all God hears are millions of people praying that their such and such or this and that goes viral.
For the sake of some peace and quiet our prayers were answered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 02:39 PM

or Ass ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 02:10 PM

or Ox ;^/


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 02:09 PM

Do not Covid thy neighbor's wife.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 01:25 PM

The cleaners are crawling like ants around my house leaving sparkling surfaces behind them... Counts as company, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 01:20 PM

What I Learned About Self-Quarantine From Nine Months of Chemotherapy

Your life will begin to feel like Groundhog Day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Thompson
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 10:57 AM

In Ireland everyone who's on lockdown is busily baking and digging potato beds, if they're not on Zoom working from home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 09:10 PM

Haven't got there yet. I'm still trying to catch up. And there's still a big pile of paper on the floor that used to be on my desk....


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Joe_F
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 09:05 PM

Mrrzy: No, it was to eat off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Charmion
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 07:18 PM

That virus is a wicked thing, and horribly contagious.

If I get it, I will probably die of it.

I’m cool with the closed border, even if we have to live on neeps and tatties till June.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, really, no reason for it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Charmion
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 03:54 PM

Yeah.

Y'know, Mrrzy, that has literally never happened before.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bored bored bored
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 08:10 AM

Can't go too far south, y'all have closed the border, ahaha!


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