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Diestl
28th October 2009, 14:51
Im going to be cutting out the Friday/Sat night beers and need something to replace them with. Any suggestions?

Moscow Mule
28th October 2009, 14:53
Macrame.

stingman123
28th October 2009, 14:53
Im going to be cutting out the Friday/Sat night beers and need something to replace them with. Any suggestions?

Women, sweat that beer belly off

BrilloPad
28th October 2009, 14:53
Why did you give up the beers? Are you trying to get fit?

If so : why not join a gym or get a wii fit.

Diestl
28th October 2009, 14:55
Why did you give up the beers? Are you trying to get fit?

If so : why not join a gym or get a wii fit.


Yeah just want to lose weight and become healthy. I find even after 4-5 beers now I feel really ill, must be age. I dont even enjoy it now just like a habit from my 20's. The project doesnt have to involve exercise I will be doing that anyway. Thanks for the suggestions.

Scary
28th October 2009, 14:56
http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/Content.aspx?f=gtrbody

Amiga500
28th October 2009, 14:57
Im going to be cutting out the Friday/Sat night beers and need something to replace them with. Any suggestions?

Crystal meth. HTH.

Diestl
28th October 2009, 14:57
Macrame.

Nah bit too girly, but don't let that stop you.

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 14:58
strategy games

keep that mind active


:rolleyes:

sasguru
28th October 2009, 15:00
Evening course in something useful/lucrative.

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:00
Crystal meth. HTH.


Dont play tennis.

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:01
Evening course in something useful/lucrative.


Yeah was thinking about learning some craft or musical instrument or some thing.

Churchill
28th October 2009, 15:03
Macrame.


Nah bit too girly, but don't let that stop you.

Krav Maga (http://www.krav-maga-uk.com/)

Moscow Mule
28th October 2009, 15:04
Nah bit too girly, but don't let that stop you.

Ok, how about hydrofoil racing?

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:09
Yeah was thinking about learning some craft or musical instrument or some thing.

An Instrument ????

jeeez, I will show you how to play the dijeridoo.

but only if youse is a girl


:rolleyes:

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:11
An Instrument ????

jeeez, I will show you how to play the dijeridoo.

but only if youse is a girl


:rolleyes:

Male

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:12
Ok, how about hydrofoil racing?

Too expensive.

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:13
Male

you could pretend. thats a good hobby

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:16
Might just buy some xbox games.

snaw
28th October 2009, 15:17
Getting AtW laid.

Lockhouse
28th October 2009, 15:18
I was going to suggest building a kit car but someone beat me to it.

HairyArsedBloke
28th October 2009, 15:19
Yeah just want to lose weight and become healthy. I find even after 4-5 beers now I feel really ill, must be age. I dont even enjoy it now just like a habit from my 20's. The project doesnt have to involve exercise I will be doing that anyway. Thanks for the suggestions.

Welcome to my world. It's not nice is it. :tantrum:

I had four pints on Sunday and seriously regretted it on Monday. That may have been to do with a suspected case of food poisoning from a dodgy sausage roll from the late night bagel shop.

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:19
Getting AtW laid.

Too challenging.

Scary
28th October 2009, 15:19
I was going to suggest building a kit car but someone beat me to it.

Or if feeling adventurous: http://www.europa-aircraft.com/

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:20
I was going to suggest building a kit car but someone beat me to it.

Don't like cars.

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:20
mm
a tricky customer

how many pumpkins do you own ? and what size are they ?


:rolleyes:

ThomasSoerensen
28th October 2009, 15:24
Don't like cars.

build one with "special" brakes - sell it on ebay and laugh

DimPrawn
28th October 2009, 15:25
Im going to be cutting out the Friday/Sat night beers and need something to replace them with. Any suggestions?

I wish I had your imaginative mind. Who knows where it would lead?

:rolleyes:

Swiss Tony
28th October 2009, 15:26
Im going to be cutting out the Friday/Sat night beers and need something to replace them with. Any suggestions?

Whatever you do, don’t sit at home and do it. Your trying to replace a social event that has booze which If I understand this right, you are trying to cut down on. It would make sense to just do something social that doesn’t have the drink factor. Otherwise it will feel more like a chore rather than unwinding on a Fri / Sat evening.

Moscow Mule
28th October 2009, 15:26
Joinery / Carpentry?

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:28
Joinery / Carpentry?

wow.
home made quality furniture. made out of oak or cherry

now there is a stunning idea. possible money maker as well


yes.

:rolleyes:

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:29
I wish I had your imaginative mind. Who knows where it would lead?

:rolleyes:

Im bored at work ,needed to start a thread.

Moscow Mule
28th October 2009, 15:29
wow.
home made quality furniture. made out of oak or cherry

now there is a stunning idea. possible money maker as well


yes.

:rolleyes:

I would do it if I had a shed big enough...

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:30
Joinery / Carpentry?


Nah my brothers a joiner.

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:30
I would do it if I had a shed big enough...

small sheds are the bane of society in the 21st century. President Blair will sort it out



:rolleyes:

Diestl
28th October 2009, 15:31
Whatever you do, don’t sit at home and do it. Your trying to replace a social event that has booze which If I understand this right, you are trying to cut down on. It would make sense to just do something social that doesn’t have the drink factor. Otherwise it will feel more like a chore rather than unwinding on a Fri / Sat evening.

like?????

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:32
Nah my brothers a joiner.

Why not join a secret society ?

the royal society of antedeluvian buffaloes are recruiting

i think



:rolleyes:

Scary
28th October 2009, 15:32
like?????

Fight Club.

Swiss Tony
28th October 2009, 15:34
Errrm Salsa Dancing?

Meet the ladies, get fit, lean not to make an ar*e of yourself at a wedding?

Amiga500
28th October 2009, 15:34
Local chess club - the game of kings.

Churchill
28th October 2009, 15:35
Why not join a secret society ?

the royal society of antedeluvian buffaloes are recruiting

i think



:rolleyes:

How do you know? :eek :laugh

Swiss Tony
28th October 2009, 15:36
Fight Club.

No wait, I'm with him

Sounds much more manly

Spacecadet
28th October 2009, 15:37
Join the TA

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:37
How do you know? :eek :laugh

I made it up because im pissed. does it sound credible ??



:rolleyes:

ThomasSoerensen
28th October 2009, 15:39
build a killer robot from a Lego Mindstorms kit - then use it

Paddy
28th October 2009, 15:40
There’s a growing demand from females for home massage by males.

Churchill
28th October 2009, 15:40
I made it up because im pissed. does it sound credible ??



:rolleyes:

Wouldn't know mate, I'm not a buff. Sounds good though... :D

Churchill
28th October 2009, 15:41
There’s a growing demand from females for home massage by males.

Is that a euphemism? :spank: :hug: :banana: :smokin

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:44
Wouldn't know mate, I'm not a buff. Sounds good though... :D

I knew this guy in the army. he was a buff , and we ribbed him mercilessly. But everyone got ribbed about something. After the jokes subsided it sounded like a good thing to get into

matbe diestl needs a more, er , teutonic secret society:eyes


:rolleyes:

Churchill
28th October 2009, 15:49
I knew this guy in the army. he was a buff , and we ribbed him mercilessly. But everyone got ribbed about something. After the jokes subsided it sounded like a good thing to get into

matbe diestl needs a more, er , teutonic secret society:eyes


:rolleyes:

I know a couple of Buffs, one ex-army, one civilian. They both enjoy it. Been invited to a couple of socials but Freemasonry is my bag.

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 15:52
I know a couple of Buffs, one ex-army, one civilian. They both enjoy it. Been invited to a couple of socials but Freemasonry is my bag.

I might start my own

The Royal society of AGW Post Deluvian SasGuru Amphibian buffaloes


:rolleyes:

PRC1964
28th October 2009, 15:53
Become a busy body and get paid for it.

http://interneteyes.co.uk/index.php all you have to do is watch hours of CCTV footage.

minestrone
28th October 2009, 15:57
Let's me get this. You would rather whittle bits of wood, or some other equally boring pastime, rather than head to the pub for beer on a Friday night?

I despair at this generation.

Amiga500
28th October 2009, 15:57
Become a busy body and get paid for it.

http://interneteyes.co.uk/index.php all you have to do is watch hours of CCTV footage.

Yeah, sounds really straight forward:

Would you like the opportunity to help detect these crimes?

How does a reward of £1000 a month sound?

Internet Eyes with its uniquely designed OCTV software is now offering you that chance.

Viewers are anonymously monitoring random video feeds streamed from privately owned establishments. At no time can Viewers designate or control the video feeds they receive and the locations of the feeds are not disclosed.

The instant a Viewer monitors an event, an alert can be sent directly to the owner of that live camera feed. The alert is sent along with a screen grab, identifying the image you have observed. Only the first alert received by the camera owner is accepted.

The camera owner will then feedback (rate) the result of the alert. Their feedback is converted into points and entered into a Viewers monthly league table. At the end of each month the highest scoring Viewer will receive the reward money; this could be split in the event of a tie.

Viewers register for free with no recurring fees. Each Viewer has 3 x alerts per month allocated to their account for free. Viewers are able to ‘top up’ their alerts through PayPal if they so desire. The free allocations of alerts are limited to prevent system abuse.

stingman123
28th October 2009, 15:58
Learn a programming language

Install windows 7 on yer comp

Solve the Post Office dispute

Ponder on "is there a god?"

Lean how to use itunes

Watch the entire Red dwarf series

EternalOptimist
28th October 2009, 16:00
Why not think.

solve the question of free will.

is there such a thing as free will ? or are we subject to determinism ?



:rolleyes:

Churchill
28th October 2009, 16:02
Why not think.

solve the question of free will.

is there such a thing as free will ? or are we subject to Darwinism ?



:rolleyes:

FTFY

snaw
28th October 2009, 16:23
I wish I had your imaginative mind. Who knows where it would lead?

:rolleyes:

:spel A

DimPrawn
28th October 2009, 17:11
:spel A

:moon:

Tingles
28th October 2009, 17:26
Yeah, sounds really straight forward:

Would you like the opportunity to help detect these crimes?

How does a reward of £1000 a month sound?

Internet Eyes with its uniquely designed OCTV software is now offering you that chance.

Viewers are anonymously monitoring random video feeds streamed from privately owned establishments. At no time can Viewers designate or control the video feeds they receive and the locations of the feeds are not disclosed.

The instant a Viewer monitors an event, an alert can be sent directly to the owner of that live camera feed. The alert is sent along with a screen grab, identifying the image you have observed. Only the first alert received by the camera owner is accepted.

The camera owner will then feedback (rate) the result of the alert. Their feedback is converted into points and entered into a Viewers monthly league table. At the end of each month the highest scoring Viewer will receive the reward money; this could be split in the event of a tie.

Viewers register for free with no recurring fees. Each Viewer has 3 x alerts per month allocated to their account for free. Viewers are able to ‘top up’ their alerts through PayPal if they so desire. The free allocations of alerts are limited to prevent system abuse.


Pay to view CCTV?

Are they 'aving a laugh?

Board Game Geek
28th October 2009, 20:45
Learn Warhammer 40K or Fantasy, build up an army, paint it, go on tournaments.

Learn Magic the Gathering, work up to Pro-level, and go on tournaments around the world and if you are good enough, you can makes 100K's,

Learn how to DM D&D or any other sort of RPG, invite friends over, run games for them.

Whatever you do, don't fall in to the trap that most of the population do, coming home from work, by turning on the Idiot Box and just vegetating.

Use the grey matter.

minestrone
28th October 2009, 20:57
Whatever you do, don't fall in to the trap that most of the population do, coming home from work, by turning on the Idiot Box and just vegetating.

Use the grey matter.

By the time Friday comes I quite enjoy watching the box and vegetating.

Over the previous week I will have spent 35 hours in the office, 15 hours commuting, 10-20 hours on plan b, 5 hours running, 4 hours playing the piano, going to see a game of football.

The weekend is all about drinking wine and doing nothing. Catching up on movies I have taped and watching the x factor

norrahe
28th October 2009, 20:57
Learn Warhammer 40K or Fantasy, build up an army, paint it, go on tournaments.

Learn Magic the Gathering, work up to Pro-level, and go on tournaments around the world and if you are good enough, you can makes 100K's,

Learn how to DM D&D or any other sort of RPG, invite friends over, run games for them.


get a life! Elric or old style warhammer is soooo much better ya big nerd :nerd :p

Airfix

norrahe
28th October 2009, 20:58
on a more serious note find a cookery course, discover your inner chef

Board Game Geek
28th October 2009, 21:00
get a life! Elric or old style warhammer is soooo much better ya big nerd :nerd :p

Airfix

Elric's ok (Stormbringer), but it's not a great system.

WFRPG otoh is superb, I agree.

Shadowrun is also a cracking game, as is CoC.

krytonsheep
28th October 2009, 21:06
Flying cheap electric RC planes with live video is getting fairly popular (FPV-First person viewing (http://www.vimeo.com/753452)).

minestrone
28th October 2009, 21:08
I used to work in an 'independant games shop', Games Workshop were a bunch of little arseholes when they opened up. Constantly told my boss he would be out of business soon.

Warhammer was/is always a kiddies thing for kiddies. A pocket money stealer.

TinTrump
28th October 2009, 21:14
One Saturday I was upstairs reading in my bedroom when I spied a negligent dog owner let his mutt have a huge dump on the pavement. I decided to see how long it took before someone trod in the titanic turd; about an hour and a half. Can any readers beat that?*

This "activity" may keep you busy for one Friday/Saturday night in the summer. I should stress I have never repeated the experiment as I pretend to have a life.

*In homage to the Viz thread.

gingerjedi
28th October 2009, 22:08
Flying cheap electric RC planes with live video is getting fairly popular (FPV-First person viewing (http://www.vimeo.com/753452)).

That's a cool video, I wish they showed what he was flying as it had some serious range and altitude.:smokin

Of course the stunning scenery helped make it look more appealing, Croydon wouldn't quite cut it in the same way.:tongue

Board Game Geek
28th October 2009, 23:46
I used to work in an 'independant games shop', Games Workshop were a bunch of little arseholes when they opened up. Constantly told my boss he would be out of business soon.

Warhammer was/is always a kiddies thing for kiddies. A pocket money stealer.

If you've seen the price of mini's lately, they are far out of the range of most kid's pocket money. The odd xmas and birthday pressie maybe.

Then we have Forgeworld for the over 30's with cash to splash (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/SUPER_HEAVY_TANKS.html).

I know a few folks who work in GW in one town and all of them are relieved that GW have reigned back their tyrannical approach as to what can and cannot be fielded in the shops gaming tables. The GW managers are self-determining now.

My other friends who run an independent gaming store for the mostly over-30's are doing very well. They sell GW at retail - 15%.

They also stock Flames of War (http://www.flamesofwar.com/) which is a good system for WW2 mini battles, and more scenery for all genres than I have ever seen in a shop.

They also run Warhammer 40K and Fantasy tournaments, again for over 18+'s.

Still, I'd sooner see youngsters in GW, learning to paint, socialising, improving their reading and maths skills, than see them on street corners swigging white lightning and wearing hoodies and scaring grannies.

TiroFijo
29th October 2009, 07:05
An Instrument ????

jeeez, I will show you how to play the dijeridoo.

but only if youse is a girl


:rolleyes:

Thats sounds more like the skin flute to me!

voodooflux
29th October 2009, 08:49
Warhammer was/is always a kiddies thing for kiddies. A pocket money stealer.

On the contrary, the attendee demographic at this year's Games Day/Golden Daemon awards would indicate otherwise, although 40K does seem to attract a relatively younger audience that its Fantasy counterpart.


If you've seen the price of mini's lately, they are far out of the range of most kid's pocket money. The odd xmas and birthday pressie maybe.

Especially some of the Apocalypse (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1300106&prodId=prod1080037) models.


Then we have Forgeworld for the over 30's with cash to splash (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/SUPER_HEAVY_TANKS.html).

Their stand at Games Day was very, very busy for the duration, and my eldest lad is rather taken with some of their conversion kits at the moment.


My other friends who run an independent gaming store for the mostly over-30's are doing very well. They sell GW at retail - 15%.

Do they do mail-order? :happy


Still, I'd sooner see youngsters in GW, learning to paint, socialising, improving their reading and maths skills, than see them on street corners swigging white lightning and wearing hoodies and scaring grannies.

WHS. We have a trip to Warhammer World in Nottingham planned for tomorrow.

Diestl
29th October 2009, 10:04
No to all the geek RPG stuff.

Too Sad and uncool.

TinTrump
29th October 2009, 10:15
Cooking? I'm now a dab hand at baked cheescakes. :tongue

Pondlife
29th October 2009, 10:18
No to all the geek RPG stuff.

Too Sad and uncool.

Kudos on knowing your audience. :D

Diestl
29th October 2009, 10:20
Kudos on knowing your audience. :D

Most of us are James bond types who happen to do IT because it pays well. At least thats my perception.

realityhack
29th October 2009, 10:49
Go indoor rock-climbing - a really rewarding activity, get to meet some interesting people, get the fantastic sense of achievement upon completing your first lead-climb, and graduate to outdoor climbing in the summer.

It's also a natural way of building up your all-round strength & stamina, and supplements other exercise nicely.

Diestl
29th October 2009, 10:51
Go indoor rock-climbing - a really rewarding activity, get to meet some interesting people, get the fantastic sense of achievement upon completing your first lead-climb, and graduate to outdoor climbing in the summer.

It's also a natural way of building up your all-round strength & stamina, and supplements other exercise nicely.

Nah
Too boring and I dont like heights.

Swiss Tony
29th October 2009, 10:54
giusaclue

What do you like?


:rolleyes:

realityhack
29th October 2009, 10:55
Nah
Too boring and I dont like heights.
As Swiss Tony said - learn a type of dancing, whatever you like - social, a good Friday night pursuit, plenty of potential.

Moscow Mule
29th October 2009, 10:58
Most of us are James bond types who happen to do IT because it pays well. At least thats my perception.


Nah
Too boring and I dont like heights.

Does not compute!!!

Pondlife
29th October 2009, 11:05
Most of us are James bond types who happen to do IT because it pays well. At least thats my perception.

Gotcha. I can see Sean Connery doing desktop support for some papertowel manufacturer just outside Norwich.

Ah Mish Moneypenny.
Why don't you shlip into shomething more comfortable whilsht I edit your regishtry shettings.

realityhack
29th October 2009, 11:05
I can assure you, climbing is not boring.

Fear of heights? Fair enough.

What about fencing? Social, appeals to the psychopath in us all.

Archery?

Martial arts?

AlfredJPruffock
29th October 2009, 12:12
Why not think.

solve the question of free will.

is there such a thing as free will ? or are we subject to determinism ?


:rolleyes:


Is there such a thing as determinism or is only free will which makes it so ?

PS My favrouite hobbies are Polo and Time Travel .

Paddy
29th October 2009, 12:19
Gotcha. I can see Sean Connery doing desktop support for some papertowel manufacturer just outside Norwich.

Ah Mish Moneypenny.
Why don't you shlip into shomething more comfortable whilsht I edit your regishtry shettings.

Conversely a real spy’s job would be boring like IT, especially if you were planted as a sleeper.

conned tractor
29th October 2009, 12:22
Beer making or wine making.

Keeps you out of the pub.

Pondlife
29th October 2009, 12:32
Conversely a real spy’s job would be boring like IT, especially if you were planted as a sleeper.

You're not trying to imply that James bond films aren't accurate documentaries are you? :fight:

I've just found out my whole life has been based on a lie? :sobs

Sysman
29th October 2009, 12:33
Why not think.

solve the question of free will.

is there such a thing as free will ? or are we subject to determinism ?

Not recommended, did that one the other week after watching a programme about Calvinism in Scotland. The subject can get quite depressing.

Tingles
29th October 2009, 12:52
Flying cheap electric RC planes with live video is getting fairly popular (FPV-First person viewing (http://www.vimeo.com/753452)).



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTDuGaTRiJU&feature=related

Cool!

Diestl
29th October 2009, 14:06
I can assure you, climbing is not boring.

Fear of heights? Fair enough.

What about fencing? Social, appeals to the psychopath in us all.

Archery?

Martial arts?

It is unless you are under 12.

Fencing is too gay.
Martial Arts is too much like hard work.

Archery is a good option, best yet!

Amiga500
29th October 2009, 15:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTDuGaTRiJU&feature=related

Cool!

I want one.

Board Game Geek
29th October 2009, 16:37
It is unless you are under 12.

Fencing is too gay.
Martial Arts is too much like hard work.

Archery is a good option, best yet!

How about reenactment ?

It can be a very consuming hobby, and a chap at work here does it. They're sticklers for authenticity in their chosen era, and they organise mass pitched battles across the UK, with every weekend in summer taken up with an event.

During the winter months, they prepare for the coming summer, polishing and repairing kit, practicing their riding skills (he's a cavalryman), organising socials, etc.

Pick an era and immerse yourself in it. It's a great escapist hobby, in which you get to educate others about the time period, and get paid for it as well.

Numpty
1st November 2009, 15:34
Change the next generation?

Be a volunteer leader for:
- Scouts
- Air Cadets
- Boys Brigade

or some other youth organisation.

HairyArsedBloke
1st November 2009, 15:38
Change the next generation?

Be a volunteer leader for:
- Scouts
- Air Cadets
- Boys Brigade

or some other youth organisation.

Do you think he'd pass the kiddie fiddler background checks?

Churchill
1st November 2009, 15:44
Do you think he'd pass the kiddie fiddler background checks?

Strange that all the high profile cases of child abuse in the press are all people who've "passed" a CRB check. :eek

HairyArsedBloke
1st November 2009, 15:52
Strange that all the high profile cases of child abuse in the press are all people who've "passed" a CRB check. :eek

Makes you wonder about the state of those that 'failed' it!

minestrone
1st November 2009, 16:22
Strange that all the high profile cases of child abuse in the press are all people who've "passed" a CRB check. :eek

Everyone will pass the test until a first offence.

Platypus
1st November 2009, 21:14
jeeez, I will show you how to play the dijeridoo.

I bought a dijeridoo with every intention of learning to play, but that darned circular breathing, I can't get the hang of it. :emb

EternalOptimist
2nd November 2009, 08:35
Here is a whacky idea for a hobby. Might even make a good plan B also.


Stained glass windows.

BUT..
with a modern theme, rather than a religious one. Like a man with a zapper pointing at the telly. Or a kid on the PS, or a mum pushing a pram, or a tescos shop front

etc

:rolleyes: