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trisherina 11-05-2007 12:41 AM

I stand by my post; I don't care if you want to call it revenge or quid pro quo or tyranny of the weak or the rabbit kicked the bucket; even though it felt soft at the time, I always used to wake up sore.

A new question is past due (at least by Mountain Standard Time).

When you need to relax, what do you typically do?

lukkucairi 11-05-2007 01:16 AM

AUM TARE TUTARE TURE SWOHA

auntie aubrey 11-05-2007 02:41 AM

^^ definitely stand by the post. as i said, i have the capacity for shittiness that i know surely encompasses revenge. it doesn't absolve me of that shittiness just because i can't call anything to mind at the moment.

onto the question of today:

Quote:

When you need to relax, what do you typically do?
hot baths with various and sundry ballistics, bubbles, salts and oils. usually by candlelight. and i made an investment in stress reduction by placing an ipod speaker dock (with water-tight remote, of course) in the master bathroom so i'd always have the opportunity for tunes in the tub. with an ambient playlist prepped, ordered, and ready to go.

when that fails i try belly breathing. my favorite belly breathing mantra is "sanu mi olodumare." which, as i understand it, is a prayer for protection from olodumare, the creator of the earth and all life on it in yoruban folklore. i find both the prayer and the folklore comforting.

Frieda 11-05-2007 04:39 AM

when i need to relax, i listen to some music and sing along. sometimes something that calms me down, and sometimes something to lift me up. or if the weather is nice i get into my car and drive along the river and enjoy the scenery.

or i just relax on my bed or the sofa and meditate a bit :)

but reading auntie's story, i think i really need a bathtub :D

Stephi_B 11-05-2007 07:44 AM

When it's warm, I sit out on the balcony, depending on time of the day with coffee/tea or beer/ice-tea and watch 'my' crossroads. Can spend hours doing that - relaxes me a lot. :)

When it's cold or wet outside I cuddle myself up in my green armchair (yes, the same I need for my morning ritual) or sprawl out on the big mattress with something warm to drink, a blanket, a book.

Listening to music is usually involved, hopping around with it when I need to get rid of stress.

On Sunday afternoons - to get a good relaxation dose before the week starts again - I like to go for an extended walk round in my neighbourhood, watching people, looking what's new or what I haven't noticed before, buying a newspaper etc. and then going in some (internet)cafe.

Reading about Auntie's fine relaxation habits: :)
Taking an extensive shower is something nice too - I miss the bathtub I had in my old flat in Regensburg a bit though... oh, but I had no balcony there, and a balcony is definitely more important!

skip intro 11-05-2007 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 367479)

When you need to relax, what do you typically do?

shag

brightpearl 11-05-2007 11:13 AM

Sometimes tea works pretty well.
But then, my tea fetish is kinda out of hand.

Angry Kid Hoyt 11-05-2007 03:57 PM

As a man comfortable with his masculinity, I am not ashamed to say that when I need to relax I take a long hot candlelit bath.
Depending on my mood I may even use a bit of lavender, anise or sandalwood scented bath oil.

auntie aubrey 11-05-2007 05:11 PM

^ big kudos for recognizing the soothing power of anise.

T.I.P. 11-05-2007 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by auntie aubrey (Post 367542)
^ big kudos for recognizing the soothing power of anise.

people in marseille also believe in the soothing power of anise (vive le pastis !)


Quote:

Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 367479)
When you need to relax, what do you typically do?

meditate

madasacutsnake 11-05-2007 06:06 PM

Balcony. Koalas. Gin.

brightpearl 11-05-2007 10:14 PM

You know, I also make stuff to relax. Like, nerdy handicraft stuff. Origami. Beads. The more tedious, the better, for some reason. :confused:

Bman 11-05-2007 10:49 PM

Listen to music that I'm NOT expected to learn or perform -_-

Anna 11-05-2007 11:53 PM

iron

trisherina 11-06-2007 12:42 AM

Sew. (Meditation is hygiene.)

Jack Flanders 11-06-2007 02:44 AM

Weed. then some Wine. or then cut the grass

craig johnston 11-06-2007 04:27 AM

WEED!

:)

Anna 11-06-2007 08:16 AM

eazy smeezy - Terry Gilliam is coming out with a new flick in 09 called, The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Text says: "set in the present day, and tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom."

Given the opportunity what would you choose and why?

zero 11-06-2007 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Anna (Post 367607)
given the opportunity ... to choose between light & joy or darkness & gloom ... what would you choose and why?

o that's the NEW! biscuits made by mcvities isn't it?!


can i try one of the darkness & glooms please? i'm in a crunchie mood


thank you :)

lukkucairi 11-06-2007 11:50 AM

lightness and joy, because joy tastes bitter and gloom is sticky sweet and frankly I'm trying to lose weight.

Stephi_B 11-06-2007 12:13 PM

darkness & gloom - sounds more interesting/challenging somehow ;)

auntie aubrey 11-06-2007 01:18 PM

light & joy.

in my experience darkness & gloom already manifests all on its own without request or special generators.

brightpearl 11-06-2007 02:26 PM

I might just stay in the moment just before choosing.

Anna 11-06-2007 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zero (Post 367616)
o that's the NEW! biscuits made by mcvities isn't it?!
can i try one of the darkness & glooms please? i'm in a crunchie mood
thank you :)

will that be for here or to go?

Hyakujo's Fox 11-06-2007 11:55 PM

I asked for light and joy, but the guy obviously wasn't rinsing the scoops very well.

Marcus Bales 11-07-2007 12:51 AM

Lightness and joy, because then I could be as dark and gloomy as I pleased without disturbing anyone.

auntie aubrey 11-07-2007 04:47 PM

no new question of the day?

okay let me think of one.


on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being "perfect" and 1 being "wtf?") how symmetrical is your face, and if you're less than 10 do you have a "good side"?

zero 11-07-2007 06:01 PM

1 - "wtf"



Tunesmith 11-07-2007 06:39 PM

^ the SUHT UP man strikes again :D

Erm, I guess I'm around an 7, because I accidentally singed one of my eyebrows last week while trying to take a picture of some incense... :o

Frieda 11-07-2007 07:20 PM

hmmm.. a 5 i guess

a lidocaine shot at the dentist went straight into one of my facial nerves a couple of years ago-- one eyelid droops a bit and one side of my mouth smirks while the other side smiles. only visible when i laugh and forget to compensate though.. happens often when i'm drunk :D

and i have a crooked nose from a hockey ball. and a scar.

auntie aubrey 11-07-2007 07:24 PM

i'm probably a 7. and i definitely favor my left side (left handed, left chewer, left eyed, left faced). my eyebrow on the left side has a better arch than the one on the right. and there's a very slight difference in the line of the fold of my eyelids (although the spouse says i'm crazy for noticing) and i prefer the left. also the tip of my nose points just left of center. that drives me nuts, knowing my nose isn't dead-on.

brightpearl 11-07-2007 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Tunesmith (Post 367748)
Erm, I guess I'm around an 7, because I accidentally singed one of my eyebrows last week while trying to take a picture of some incense... :o

That is soooooo funny. :D

I have no idea how symmetrical my face is. Um, I have a little mole beauty mark on the right, but both my eyes are the same color and I have 2 eyebrows, so I guess a 7 or something. I dunno if I have a good side...:confused:

I guess this is one of those things I've never given much thought. Now if you had asked about third nipples, I would have a story for you.

Just kidding.

Probably.

lukkucairi 11-07-2007 08:29 PM

erm - a 7?

one of my eyebrows is higher up than the other one. most of my other features are pretty even, but my left side is my "good" side. there are small discrepancies that aren't terribly noticeable.

Frieda 11-07-2007 09:00 PM

i just noticed an enormous zit on the right side of my chin and another on the right side of my forehead. so for now, my left side is my good side.

thankyouverymuch :eek:

Anna 11-07-2007 09:19 PM


Bman 11-07-2007 11:02 PM

Like a 7, except for the fact that one of my pupils is bigger than the other o_O

lukkucairi 11-08-2007 12:52 AM

^^ oh yeah, that too.

right side is generally smaller o_O

trisherina 11-08-2007 02:34 AM

I was rather nonplussed by this question. Despite a certain amount of awareness of how focused humans are on symmetry in appearance, I have never once considered the various weightings to my facial features, let alone assigned a numeric value! Nonetheless I prefer one side because I imagine it looks better in photos -- a notion difficult to quantify because it's so daft and twee.

Hyakujo's Fox 11-08-2007 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 367784)
I was rather nonplussed by this question. Despite a certain amount of awareness of how focused humans are on symmetry in appearance, I have never once considered the various weightings to my facial features, let alone assigned a numeric value!

ah, thank god trish is here to do all the typing. :)

but then I discovered my symmetry rating is 9.48!

Anna 11-08-2007 10:42 AM

^9.48 - only because one of your whiskers is longer than the other ;)

New question.
Express poetically your favorite and least favorite day of the week?


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