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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:43 AM
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When you get 'the blues', what do you do?
I want to work on other things such as my webpage redesign as it's in tatters, but I'm feeling a bit blue. :-(

I thought about church, but that's one big clique, as usual I never fit in though only people more than twice my age would hit on me :puke:, and the one I used to go to leans right-wing and tells us to accept the change others make (they were talking about money/corporations, but I'd reckon the same rule applied to other issues...). :puke:

Maybe I'll go to the sci-fi bookstore when it opens at noon then to the novelty shop and look at things I don't need. I was going to do that tomorrow to save on gas and car wear'n'tear, and to pick up the decompressor for my peeps :evilgrin:, but life is too short as it is.

What would you do?
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:45 AM
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1. crank up elvis costello
somehow even his sad songs cheer me up. dunno why.
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:47 AM
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2. When I get the blues
I play the blues (on my electric guitar). :D
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Waverley_Hills_Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:49 AM
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3. look at maps and history or geography books, and also..
....things like tiramisu and icecream.

But perusing atlases (old and new) is a good way to take me away...
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:00 AM
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4. I just heard about a guy who had major depression and started skipping
rocks. He began doing this in Spain, in a small town next to the ocean, after his wife left him with their small son. He said it really took him out of his problems and he'd do it for hours at a time. (npr had his story yesterday)

He became a rock skipping god and people came to watch and be taught. He holds the Guinness stone skipping record - something like 38 consecutive skips but it was probably more because the camera lost focus and they couldn't keep counting as the rock skipped beyond their scope.

Hey - what the heck - I just found a few pages on him and stone skipping:


http://www.yeeha.net/nassa/guin/g2.html

http://www.yeeha.net/nassa/jcm/j2.html
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BostonTeaParty04 Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:02 AM
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5. A lovely sunday morning breakfast out, and listen to good music all day
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:04 AM by BostonTeaParty04
Though I am going to look into the skipping idea.

How can you skip and NOT get a laugh as big as your childhood?

ON EDIT: just read that whole post. That is about skipping rocks. Not skipping. For me... I think I might try skipping in the future. It's foolproof. Skipping rocks is NOT foolproof (I suck at it). :-)
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:16 AM
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6. Watch the Men With One Red Shoe.
Sometimes the Party
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