Isolation: How will you pass the time?

derwoodii

Senior Member.
im so thankful im still working dropping trees and Arb stuff as so many are out of work & $$ or stood down or ISO home detention id be going cabin fever beyond bored

I did this dead pine drop today for no $$ & said just pass it forward when you can

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Did a zoom catch up last nite with me bowling mob of mates so we created our own online game..


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deirdre

Senior Member.
There are a few seasons of Q.I on Tubi (all free all the time), if anyone is looking for interesting TV.
 

Leifer

Senior Member.
I'm inventing recipes..... little by little.
Today, I bought two same-sized food items, and wondered if they would taste good together ??

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AKA... "Milano Accilughe".... now a classic Italian apertivo.
(the beginnings of Cabin Fever)
 
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derwoodii

Senior Member.
cleaning out the shed i found the kids archey set,, well its given me something to do on my paddock as my target rifle club gonna be closed least one more month..


oh no sheep were harmed, this was just set up picture..

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ECWXtreme

New Member
Currently, I am trying (and failing) to read Albert Camus's "The Plague." It's not a bad book, I just have a short attention span. Other than that endeavour I've been listening to music, watching stuff on YouTube and reading news articles. Not all that interesting.
 

Mauro

New Member
I'm bucking down and actually learning how to do things in Blender.

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Haha, me too xD It's a whole world by itself, in two months I guess I've learned about 2% of what I should learn.. This is the best thing I did (following an excellent tutorial by BlenderGuru). Not that bad, considering my drawing skills are about those of a five years old child:

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Now I'm trying to create a small library of grasses and plants.. it'll take some time xD
 
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Ravi

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Must say my work ("teleworking") is keeping me more busy than I expected, but hey it keeps you productive, I guess.
Other than that, I did some small renovation in the kitchen..
 

Rory

Senior Member.
One thing I've been doing that I didn't do before is watch those late night American comedy talk shows like John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers: seems like a good lighthearted way to stay up to date on the latest goings on, without investing too much time . But, man, I gotta say, they're kind of tiresome: same jokes, same stories, same not-very-good Trump impersonations, and same going on and on and on about the silly-haired guy (and his family). Almost makes me wanna vote for him, they bleat so much.

I also dipped a toe into the so-called "lamestream fake news media" of CNN and MSNBC. I was expecting it to be somewhat normal, kinda like the BBC with different accents, and figured all the right-wing hatred for them was just strange irrational hysteria. But how wrong I was: it was actually incredibly "lame", whiny, and horribly biased, and again had the (I'm sure) unintended effect of making me think, jeez, I would actually vote for this guy just to shut these people up.

I'm sure they're all just preaching to the choir - but, if not, I wonder if they're responsible for any sort of 'backlash' effect?
 

Mechanik

Active Member
Some restrictions easing and others getting worse in Los Angeles County. Some beaches and trails are open now, but you have to wear a mask any time you're outside your house. That apparently includes your back yard and car. Instead of all that, I finally got all the parts I needed to install lighting in my 1962 mechanical slot machine. Finished that last night:

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Couldn't find original parts for the lighting, so I bought a couple strips of LED's and a transformer and had an artist research 60's era low-voltage bulbs so she could paint the 50 LED's with the proper color. Tonight I'm using rubbing compound on all the chrome to see if I can brighten it up a bit. Maybe put it out on the sidewalk and see if I can earn a few quarters to pay for that haircut once it's legal again.
 

JRBids

Senior Member.
Well I haven't been around in a while, having realized the futility of debunking chemtrails..... but I have been reading the Coronavirus threads lately. I am a real estate agent and have been deemed non essential in NY. I had been following the virus from the beginning and cancelled a plane trip in January (leaving Kennedy INTERNATIONAL!! Nope nope) and in Febuary cancelled a seminar I was to attend in Brooklyn at the end of March when I noticed santizer and cleaning products disappearing. I stopped going to my office in early March and started stocking up because the first case on LI was near where I live at a brewery (tourists from NYC I'm sure). He infected his Uber ride to the hospital and the Uber driver brought the infection into the nursing home where she worked part time. My friend's husband who diagnosed the brewery guy was also infected and spend 3 weeks. Basically I spent the first 4 weeks of lockdown kind of freaked out and afraid I would get it any minute now. I did get my continuing education done (most of it), mostly I walked miles and miles on deserted (cold) beaches and in every state and county park on the North Fork of Long Island (all thankfully deserted, till now). I painted, did jigsaw puzzles and finally started gearing up for business again when we do open up. I am extremely disheartened to see what is happening in the US, with the armed "militias", the rampant spread of conspiracies and disinformation, the number of people in my own little town repeating it..... I long for the days when I'd tell my acquaintences that there are people who don't believe contrails are contrails, but that planes are loaded with chemicals and sprayed out to change the climate/drop nano particles on us to be activateded by 3G/poison us/innoculate us (or whatever it was they believed that year).... and had those people walk away from me going "oh come on, NO ONE BELIEVES THAT CRAZY STUFF!!" Now those same people are telling me we have to get out of the house because we'll have no immune system if we don't.

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deirdre

Senior Member.
im not sure how to,, but i will try
I have a new weird FB interface.. but if you have the same...
go to your profile page by clicking on your name in top header bar (right hand side).

then choose video ( i only have photos so i picked photo)
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click on the photo or vid you want to access...then click the 3 little dots to the very right and "edit audience". Then choose "public".
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derwoodii

Senior Member.
ISO in Victoria Australia is pretty much over so we bought a new car took it for spin,,, ( ok its been a 3 year plan) but handy timing.

other note in hospitals visitors are restricted in our circumstance 1 per person day only and at aged care facility Gov are say all visitors must get current flu vax shot and show proof this predicable giving anti vax mob position to argue
 

JMartJr

Member
I am a kite maker in normal times, so have switched over from sewing kites to sewing face masks for local hospitals and clinics, as well as giving some to family and friends. Fill free time with decorating the yard to give house-trapped feeling folks in the neighborhood something interesting to look at, and learning to spin poi from lessons on YouTube.
 

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derwoodii

Senior Member.
my state Victoria Australia has had terrible spike in Covid cases and the government has had to implement stay at home restrictions again so its back to 6 weeks or more of stage 3 lock down,, no going out unless conforms with 4 basic rules. At least for now im allowed local fishing & golf so a few pastimes to enjoy but no snow skiing or target club shooting. Glad my jobs taken as essential service so 5 days a week i get out of tidy home as I have pretty much run out of honey do chore list i may have to dig deep or invent some,,, i can say my paddock archery skills has improved
 

Leifer

Senior Member.
Working out of town, ...and loving to cook to pass the Covid hours, I have gathered many essential kitchen tools.....doubles of what I have at my (LA) home base.
Question is, "what do I do with these knives, bowls, food processor, etc ?" when I travel back home ?
All are stored in a lockable Knaak tool box inside Elon Musk's garage.
 

derwoodii

Senior Member.
Victoria Australia has moved to stage 4 from tonite more restricted movement and a night time curfew.


Melbourne placed under stage 4 coronavirus lockdown, stage 3 for rest of Victoria as state of disaster declared

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08...ctions-imposed-death-toll-cases-rise/12515914

So lucky me i got in some kayaking & fishing this & last weekend

http://devilbendandbitternreservoirs.weebly.com/

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ooh look a orb! :)

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and my paddock archery has plateaued point that i may need to upgrade the gear accuracy longer range


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so next 4 weeks stuck at home, at least my work is listed as essential.
 

derwoodii

Senior Member.
new dog welcome to Bonnie 8 week kelipe our dear 17 yold pooch shuffled off 3 month ago we had this pup lined up for 8 weeks

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Toys are cheap atm $500 is value
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so were Stocks
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chores
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we got our new cases down to under 100per day and dropping we should be out of stage 4 by mid September

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/h...ive-coverage/8434e18be66880f7848fa595a724eaa7

 

derwoodii

Senior Member.
well my ISO paddock archery improved i bought a new bow and been getting used to it working out draw weight sighting peep and optics for POI over weekend i think the draws a bit long for me but wont change that till more sure.

I might miss this Covid lockdown been saving $ and enjoying about the house more than i should be
 

JMartJr

Member
Sometime tomorrow I will sew my 800th mask for donation. I never would have expected to still be doing this at this point. (PPE is more available now and all, but there is a sense at the places I am donating that a mask in fun fabrics, or with super-heroes or football teams on it, is more likely to stay on faces!)

For fun I sewed two kits from NZ to make my own small whale kites, to go with a large and medium and small I already had.

I wonder if these would be any good for the other thread about judging size of unknown objects in the sky... I do note that lots of people ask about how big they are, and few have a guess that is close. Stacked like this, relative size is even hard to be sure of -- is the medium a big one but up a lot higher? -- though for the little 9 footers the reduced number of of belly-stripes and some simplification around the eye are a clue that they are, in fact, smaller...

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tinkertailor

Senior Member.
COVID, college and being laid off have helped me discover the joys of cheap + lazy cooking with things I keep in my pantry.
Top new healthyish recipes I've discovered that actually taste good:
  • whole wheat naan
  • lentil dal
  • chana masala
  • a vegan mac and cheese that doesn't taste like cardboard and uses pantry spices
  • about 4,000 different varieties of lazy man's pasta for when I'm done with my three hour anatomy course that gets off late
  • fried rice way more than wanted because I panic purchased 60 pounds of Basmati in March (whoops)
  • completely homemade pizza about once a week
  • an unholy amount of DIY cheez-its
I need to create a sourdough starter next, but I got too attached to my last one, named it Frank Zappa, and both it and its child Dweezil died on me. :(
 

NorCal Dave

New Member
"I need to create a sourdough starter next, but I got too attached to my last one, named it Frank Zappa, and both it and its child Dweezil died on me. :( " - Tinkertailor

I know this site is supposed to be about claims and evidence and science, but that's too funny!! Ours is named Cicco (Chee-choo). Got it from our son, who got it from a friend, who got it from her Nona, who supposedly brought it from the Old Country.

And no, I don't have any evidence for this story, nor can I provide a Provenance for said Cicco. Its a completely 3rd hand anecdote. I'm hoping, as it relates to a sourdough starter, the moderators wont come down on my too hard. BTW, if your in the Nor Cal area, I can hook you up.
 

tinkertailor

Senior Member.
"I need to create a sourdough starter next, but I got too attached to my last one, named it Frank Zappa, and both it and its child Dweezil died on me. :( " - Tinkertailor

I know this site is supposed to be about claims and evidence and science, but that's too funny!! Ours is named Cicco (Chee-choo). Got it from our son, who got it from a friend, who got it from her Nona, who supposedly brought it from the Old Country.

And no, I don't have any evidence for this story, nor can I provide a Provenance for said Cicco. Its a completely 3rd hand anecdote. I'm hoping, as it relates to a sourdough starter, the moderators wont come down on my too hard. BTW, if your in the Nor Cal area, I can hook you up.
Thank you for the offer! I actually moved from rural Nevada County to LA a while back. Otherwise I'd gladly brave the world for a good starter.

Frank was white flour and did pretty well until my dad used him for pancakes ONCE and left me with like nothing to work with.

Dweezil was whole wheat flour because my dad hates whole wheat flour, and I thought that would prevent him from getting eaten again, and IIRC he was doing really well until I flew down to visit my boyfriend in LA for a month, and when I came home Dweezil had been coopted for waffles and left for dead. I tried again, but I had a tablespoon of Dweezil left and it was December. He didn't wanna breed.

Gotta get Moon Unit set up once I have a regular source for flour again, all this damn quarantining means that people suddenly want to bake and whatnot, and I'm not traipsing around the concrete jungle in a pandemic for flour.
 

derwoodii

Senior Member.
I see we can post videos now into threads,, Hmm ok let's see if this works,, out in the iso paddock archery
practice today.
 
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