Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-10-06, 09:08 PM   #1
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,978
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

When you are down and out - just straight up bummed, what do you do that is a sure fire way to put you in a good mood again?

A couple of my BF buddies have been sad lately and hopefully one of your suggestions might make them joyful again!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:09 PM   #2
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
go to the park with my dog and throw the ball with him
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:10 PM   #3
russiankdi
Senior Member
 
russiankdi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: PA
Bikes: many
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i usually ride it out or go work on something i enjoy
__________________
1978 Schwinn Varsity Single Speed
russiankdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:10 PM   #4
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I go out for a bike ride and push myself so far into lactosis that I get an endorphin dump

Natural high, wahoo!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:14 PM   #5
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
responding sarcastically to threads that suck really cheers me up
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:16 PM   #6
PhilThee
Downhill Racer
 
PhilThee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: 1994 Bridgestone RB1, 2006 Cannondale R1000, 2007 Cannondale Caad9 Optimo2
Posts: 739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It involves Bouncy Bouncy Boing Boing
__________________
"I didn't see him/her" is a confession, not an excuse.
PhilThee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:17 PM   #7
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,978
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by free_pizza
responding sarcastically to threads that suck really cheers me up

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:17 PM   #8
TexasGuy
That darn Yankee
 
TexasGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West West Fort Worth
Bikes: Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
Posts: 4,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Put on Breaking Benjamin or Cold and workout.
__________________
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.
TexasGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:19 PM   #9
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
i was referring to russiankdi's thread.
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:21 PM   #10
Ritehsedad
Tail End Charlie
 
Ritehsedad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maine, The Way Life Should Be
Bikes: Fuji Nevada MTB, Giant OCR1
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wish I could help, Siu, but my mind is blank.
__________________
Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?
Ritehsedad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:23 PM   #11
PhilThee
Downhill Racer
 
PhilThee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: 1994 Bridgestone RB1, 2006 Cannondale R1000, 2007 Cannondale Caad9 Optimo2
Posts: 739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
__________________
"I didn't see him/her" is a confession, not an excuse.
PhilThee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:29 PM   #12
russiankdi
Senior Member
 
russiankdi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: PA
Bikes: many
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by free_pizza
i was referring to russiankdi's thread.
__________________
1978 Schwinn Varsity Single Speed
russiankdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:33 PM   #13
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,978
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
ANYWAY........

I get involved with things that I know are my favorites. I get into a real cleaning mood when I'm upset. So, I go and detail my bikes, my cars or my kitchen. I keep myself busy so that I am focusing on my OCDness rather than any other issues.

Then I talk to my sweetie and things are guaranteed better.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:34 PM   #14
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Then I talk to my sweetie and things are guaranteed better.
that helps for me too, she always makes me feel better... well, most of the time anyway.
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:39 PM   #15
TexasGuy
That darn Yankee
 
TexasGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West West Fort Worth
Bikes: Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
Posts: 4,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
ANYWAY........

I get involved with things that I know are my favorites. I get into a real cleaning mood when I'm upset. So, I go and detail my bikes, my cars or my kitchen. I keep myself busy so that I am focusing on my OCDness rather than any other issues.

Then I talk to my sweetie and things are guaranteed better.
+5 on cleaning. If stuff is stressing me or bothering me cleaning helps me Zen.
__________________
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.
TexasGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 09:53 PM   #16
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,978
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Or I try to think of what could have been if I wasn't a good girl.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 10:00 PM   #17
HigherGround
Descends Like Avalanche
 
HigherGround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
Posts: 5,767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Put on Breaking Benjamin or Cold and workout.
Nice, another Cold fan! I like the one song I've heard from Braking Benjamin, so maybe I should look in to them a bit more thoroughly.

Being outside in nature usually helps me. Riding my bike is usually a good way to turn things around. Playing with my niece or nephew (1 and 3 years old, respectively). Reading a good book that takes my mind off things. And, if all else fails, order a pizza, open a beer, and watch Jack Bauer kick some ass on "24".
__________________
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.
HigherGround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 11:36 PM   #18
Crono
Senior Member
 
Crono's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Inay ethay east bay
Bikes: A red one and a black one
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I'm bummed I just want to be alone. Best way to do that is to strap the guitar to my back and ride my motorcycle out to the marina where I can sing to the ocean.

It's therapeutic.
Crono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-06, 11:41 PM   #19
shakeNbake
Mooninite
 
shakeNbake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: South of Heaven
Bikes: $53 Walmart Special
Posts: 3,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ren & Stimpy?
shakeNbake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-06, 12:08 AM   #20
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
Posts: 7,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dog Melvin is like a prince among dogs, and never fails to cheer me up. Seriously, I've never been mad at him for anything, and his only interests seem to be companionship, tablescraps, protecting the yard, and playing with the neighborhood kids. He's one of the best things that's ever happened to me, not sure what I'll eventually do without him. He's just perfect.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-06, 12:15 AM   #21
Shadiyah
KombuchaCHIC
 
Shadiyah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SLC,UT
Bikes: Santa Cruz Juliana, 2005 Bianchi Pista
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Going for a walk or a hike or a bike ride...something that gets the blood flowing. Writing things down on paper is a great release. Strumming and singing on the ol' guitar always feel wonderfully therapeutic as well.
Shadiyah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-06, 12:31 AM   #22
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadiyah
Going for a walk or a hike or a bike ride...something that gets the blood flowing. Writing things down on paper is a great release. Strumming and singing on the ol' guitar always feel wonderfully therapeutic as well.

My twin sentiments exactly. Can't think of a thing to add, so I'm going to hush...
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-06, 04:56 AM   #23
melstar
Fun Enthusiast
 
melstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Monica / NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
When you are down and out - just straight up bummed, what do you do that is a sure fire way to put you in a good mood again?

A couple of my BF buddies have been sad lately and hopefully one of your suggestions might make them joyful again!
Ah siu, just grab your partners credit card and go shopping... sure works for me.

If all else fails... rent DVD and buy take aways and stay home and hibernate.
melstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-06, 08:28 AM   #24
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I think it depends on the nature of my blahs. Most of the time, playing with my boys can make me happy. Being mauled by a five year old and a two year old will take your mind off of almost anything. A trip to the zoo with my family always leaves me in a good mood. If i just need time to be alone and think, I either go for a ride, long, slow distance ride, or I mow the yard. Mowing is such a mindless task that I find myself able to think things out very easily.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-06, 08:30 AM   #25
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Booze. Preferably with a good friend and lots of stories to tell.

CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 AM.