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Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:16 PM

When you get completely sick of politics, how do you make it all go away?

Other than mind-altering medications and the obvious answer: sex.

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Reply When you get completely sick of politics, how do you make it all go away? (Original post)
Snellius Jul 10 OP
Habibi Jul 10 #1
zanana1 Jul 12 #23
demigoddess Jul 10 #2
FloridaBlues Jul 10 #4
demigoddess Jul 13 #24
HipChick Jul 10 #9
rurallib Jul 10 #12
imaginary girl Jul 10 #3
Snackshack Jul 10 #5
Leith Jul 10 #6
HipChick Jul 10 #10
doc03 Jul 10 #7
Cracklin Charlie Jul 10 #8
demigoddess Jul 13 #25
yardwork Jul 14 #30
Cracklin Charlie Jul 14 #31
Snellius Jul 14 #32
Hoyt Jul 10 #11
Upthevibe Jul 12 #21
Stuart G Jul 10 #13
NRaleighLiberal Jul 10 #14
WhiteTara Jul 10 #15
NightWatcher Jul 10 #16
csziggy Jul 10 #17
hibbing Jul 10 #18
bdtrppr6 Jul 10 #19
ailsagirl Jul 10 #20
frogmarch Jul 12 #22
sarge43 Jul 13 #26
SummerSnow Jul 13 #27
TexasBushwhacker Jul 13 #28
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 13 #29
MissMillie Jul 14 #33
Major Nikon Jul 14 #34
Iggo Jul 14 #35
yellowdogintexas Jul 15 #36
dembotoz Jul 16 #37

Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:19 PM

1. Novels. Netflix. YouTube clips that make me laugh. Getting together with

friends/family.

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Response to Habibi (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:02 AM

23. That's exactly what I do.

I'm a voracious reader and I like to watch Netflix. YouTube comedy standups save my sanity. On Netflix, you can watch Marc Maron's "Too Real". I've watched it more than once.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:21 PM

2. Acorn tv, Britbox tv. Thank Heaven for them.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:25 PM

4. Do something creative, for me doing community theater

Nothing beats getting mind off politics and the crazy than learning lines for a show and performing.

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 07:09 PM

24. sorry, but I am still changing diapers every day. 46 years now. Daughter has

severe birth defects and I don't get to join groups and have fun.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:59 PM

9. Omg...I love those channels...

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:27 PM

12. never heard of them before, but now I have to check them out

thanks

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:23 PM

3. Pets

Love walking and training my dogs and snuggling with my cats.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:28 PM

5. Cast...

YouTube, Netflix to my TV.

Netflix recently added a very good 6 part series called “The Horn”. It is about a medical evac company in Switzerland. Beautiful scenery, with it being 110° + here...watching a show with lots of snow is nice.


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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:45 PM

6. Blu-rays, DVDs, MeTV

I watched Who Do You Think You Are? last night and learned about Alfre Woodard's great grandfather. I've seen Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson 3 times. I love astronomy documentaries.

On YouTube, since I love British comedians, I watch stand up clips by Bill Bailey (he does Scarborough Fair in the style of Ramstein!), Jimmy Carr, the Two Ronnies (fork handles!), the TV shows Would I Lie to You and QI 3 times each.

I've binge watched West Wing, House, James Bond and Harry Potter movies. Hell, even Hogan's Heroes.

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Response to Leith (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:00 PM

10. I just started watching Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson last night...I was in the middle

of a huge fight with my sister...

all of a sudden it really didn't matter

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:58 PM

7. Here lately just been going out on the porch in the evening and enjoying

the peace and quiet.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 08:59 PM

8. See little pieces of cloth into big pieces of cloth.

I’m a quilter.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 07:10 PM

25. I sew a lot. clothes for me and daughter. I'm a lousy quilter, I tried it.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 08:56 AM

30. I would like to learn to quilt. Any advice?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #30)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:17 AM

31. You tube.

There are lots of instructional videos on there. I like the ones from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. To disclose: I also shop there sometimes. A great quilt store, and they sell fabric online.

There are also quilt stores around that offer classes. I learned from a quilter co-worker who gave lunchtime classes at my workplace. She later bought a quilt store.

It’s very easy, and, for me, an excellent source of relaxation.

Good luck!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #30)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:31 AM

32. There are also many local quilting circles. In churches, libraries, etc.

They usually love to have newbies quilt along. Modern quilting is doing some awesome stuff, works of art worthy of a museum. I know several artists who have taken it up. Not like grandma any more.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:06 PM

11. Play my mandola, bouzouki, or guitar. Or, go hiking. Pop bubble wrap.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:07 AM

21. I LOVE popping bubble wrap! n/t

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:32 PM

13. Totally innocuous ..takes a mind off of everything.........Sudoku....

They are puzzles...........Rated from 1 to 4 in terms of easy vs difficult.....You do one, and then another and so on...or, after one, you can stop. Once you get started on one of kinda difficult ones, you really have a desire to finish and complete it. then, go on to another...

I took a trip to Japan..from where I live 13 hours. So I played Sudoku for about half the time going. Keeps ones mind busy..

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:47 PM

14. You can always find me in my garden. Or blogging, or listening to music, or reading

working on my next book, or my next talk.

I've not watched TV in ten years. No news shows. Nothing.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 10:19 PM

15. I go outside and dig in the dirt.

I have a one acre walking native garden with raised rock beds of veggies and herbs. There's always something to do. Or I watch cat videos. I've been watching a lot of those lately.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 10:19 PM

16. There's a reason drugs and sex are the obvious answers

So, run outside. Lick one of those hallucinogenic toads and then make love to something.



See, now didn't that feel better?

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 10:43 PM

17. Needlework, genealogy, streaming video

I usually watch TV of some sort while doing needlework and genealogy. It used to be news or whatever I could find on cable/satellite/PrismTV. Now with streaming I have much better options at the times I want to watch stuff.

Needlework is my zen hobby. It lowers my blood pressure and I can concentrate on it no matter what is going on.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 11:15 PM

18. Watching insects in my pollinator garden

This is the first year of a deliberately planned pollinator garden, but I have other areas that are more established. I watched a bumblebee tonight going hard at one of my flowers. I see all kinds of other bees, moths, butterflies, and others flying all over I wish butterflies weren't so hard to identify, even with pictures. Like others, Netflixing a lot also.

Peace

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 11:42 PM

19. i've been making art.

more recent works than in the last 10 years or so. i've been working in watercolors, pastels and colored pencils, mediums i haven't used in a long time. simple stuff that makes me and my family happy- birds, flowers, landscapes of places we've been or currently visiting. etsy store in the works under pressure from said family- i've never sold any of my "art" so doubt that will become viable. keeps me sane though.

that, and lots of beer and weed!

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 11:53 PM

20. Books

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:57 AM

22. Hair of the dog, but not just any hair.

I watch my recording of All the President's Men whenever I start to gasp and choke from all the political upchuck I see on TV, and the movie clears it all away for a while. On nights that I have insomnia and fantasize about going to Washington D.C. and...and...um, giving trump a good talking to, the movie lulls me to sleep.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 07:23 PM

26. Several methods

1. Read a book

2. Watch a movie, The Venture Bros or Duckman

3. Walk around the estate and consider the wildlife who manage to lead a full and complete life without paying any attention to politics

4. Take a nap

5. Think up a "Honey, Do ..." for the spousal unit

The mind-altering medications might be worth a shot

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 07:25 PM

27. I play my music collection 70's and 80's music.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:58 PM

28. I installed a Chrome extension that changes all images of Trump to sweet little kittens

It's good for several smiles a day.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 11:05 PM

29. Netflix, music, trashy murder mysteries, painting, gardening, sleeping.

I don't drink much, but I'm considering getting into it more.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:58 AM

33. three nights ago we watched The Jerk

and two nights ago it was A Fish Called Wanda

so I guess my answer is a good comedic movie.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 10:47 AM

34. Whiskey

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 11:17 AM

35. I can't, and it's killing me. (n/t)

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:51 PM

36. Farmville. trashy murder mysteries, paranormal fiction, Netflix, Hulu, HBONow and Prime

Some times I just troll the offerings on these channels just to see what is there, not watching anything.

I like to listen to classical music too.

Petting cats

coffee

and a couple or three times a week, I pick up my precinct lists and go knock on some doors looking for SVDs Seldom Voting Democrats to encourage them to vote dammit! We have about 40% drop off in our vote from Presidential years to Off Year. Trying to pull them in. Current weather conditions have not been favorable. 104 today.

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 04:35 AM

37. Come to the du lounge

Take ur shoes of and gawk a bit.
I do not post here much bit this is useful

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