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Killing time
Suggestions for what I should do tonight now that I'm unavoidably free:

[ ] go to the pub
[ ] decorate cake
[ ] play piano
[ ] practise karate
[ ] tidy my room
[ ] read
[ ] spod
[ ] mope
[ ] other (please state) __________________________________________

Lo-fi tickyfuckingbox poll brought to you by Can't-Be-Arsed Technologies.

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huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: May 7th, 2004 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
*ticks all boxes in mad ticky frenzy*
verlaine From: verlaine Date: May 7th, 2004 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I refuse to answer this poll on the ideological grounds that I'm a radiobuttons man.
nja From: nja Date: May 7th, 2004 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Go to the pub and practise karate while decorating a cake.
sphyg From: sphyg Date: May 7th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
j4 From: j4 Date: May 7th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
NMK, sorry.
k425 From: k425 Date: May 7th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Tidy room; practise karate; play piane; decorate cake; got to the pub.

In that order.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 7th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a possibility, though I think I'd shift cake-decorating to the beginning, otherwise I'll run out of time and/or get too distracted by cake-decoration to make it to the pub before closing time.

Actually, the current plan is: decorate cake, drink gin, drink more gin, cry, drink more gin, fall over.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 7th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I never did get a _proper_ cake for my 50th birthday....
How much for a rich moist very chocolatey chocolate cake iced to look like a green baize poker table with cards and chips on?

j4 From: j4 Date: May 7th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oo, that sounds like a fun design to do. If I knew what a poker table looked like, I mean. But it sounds like a plausible thing to do on a cake. Being flattish, kind of thing. As for 'how much', I couldn't charge you for making you a birthday cake!
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 8th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
A poker table is whatever table they happen to have where you go to play (eg at Chris's it's his kitchen table), with something thrown over it, preferably green baize.
The "proper" ones the casino uses for tournaments are just big circles of chipboard with green baize over.
In fancy places, they're slightly kidney shaped so the house dealer gets to reach eevrybody else more easily.
I'll see if I can find a webpage.
And since it wouldn't strictly be for my birthday as it'd be months late, OF COURSE I'd give you /something/ in return.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: May 7th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Company is good, usually. But so is having a clean room. And books are also very fine things to spend time with. Being fit is, of course, desirable, too. And music, yes.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 7th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
- Company's not an option.
- Not bothered about a clean room, but being able to find the floor without resorting to geophysics would be handy.
- Books are good, yes. I have my books and my poetry to protect me.
- I'm already fit, but I could do with practising technique.
- And music, yes, if I can think of anything to listen to that doesn't have any emotional associations for me whatsoever, which kinda limits it.

Hmmm. There's a list-making question (High Fidelity stylee) to distract my mind for the rest of the afternoon: 10 albums I own which have no strong emotional associations for me. I'm not sure I can do it.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: May 7th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
There's an idea for a poll in that last sentence.
lusercop From: lusercop Date: May 7th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
[x] other (please state) poi, devil stick__________________________

Looks like I've got a trip to telehouse....
j4 From: j4 Date: May 7th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
No, see, I don't want to do poi, because at the moment I REALLY DON'T ENJOY IT. I don't find it fun practising and practising something when there's simply no visible improvement. I think I've hit a point where I need to work smarter rather than harder, and I don't know how, and it's unbelievably frustrating.

At least if I practice piano, over the course of an hour or two I'll see a difference in how well I'm playing whatever it is I'm practising. The improvement might not last if I don't play again for a while, but it's nice to get somewhere, sometimes. Shit, I get nowhere with the rest of my life, the least I can do is try to feel some kind of sense of purpose or achievement in the pointless middle-class self-improvement hobbies that I pursue.
lusercop From: lusercop Date: May 7th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
OK. For me, I find that I am improving (at least with devilstick, to be honest, I'm not sure about poi either).
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 9th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Put the poi down; step away, slowly.
Now, go and get some CLUBS.
Do some PROPER juggling.
furffu! wimmin!

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