Hi Everyone, I have visited the site on and off for about three years and have recently started lurking the forums. I am 28 and have reached a kind of crisis point in my life where I need things to…Continue
I've wanted a beard for as long as i can remember! Mainly because my dad had one till i was 15, but it looks like it'll never happen for me... I'm 26 and decided to have my first attempt, these…Continue
"I know how you feel, I was in the same situation. Although I would have considered myself a practical person I was surprised by how much I'd learned from watching my Dad when I got started in my own home. Most of the problem was a lack of…"
"Need a new direction in life? Want to meet interesting new people, travel the world, work in exciting and exotic locales, all while building valuable life skills and reaffirming your manliness? Two words: Military Service! I’ve spent decades…"
Hi Everyone, I have visited the site on and off for about three years and have recently started lurking the forums. I am 28 and have reached a kind of crisis point in my life where I need things to change (mainly my career choice and lack of social life). I am hoping to find inspiration and friendship here as I know this is a welcoming community.I am passionate about film photography, love listening to records and playing my guitar. I am currently a teacher but don't think it is my calling.…See More
"aw man if only they were stuck that far back. Progress for the people of Sunderand stopped in the '80s, the same time they all stopped working.
Things that could get you a punch/people call you gay in Sunderland:
-Not wearing a track…"
"Ah, small world! If you think it's bad in sunderland, try where i'm volunteering in Peterlee!
I'd been wondering if there were any people on here from my area, nice to know there is! Now i just need to see if…"
"I guess i'll just try again in a few years! i wish i could have the mustache all year but people used to just point and laugh (and sometimes get violent...seriously)! If you don't follow the codes and conventions of living in the…"
"I could easily go 2 or 3 days without shaving in my mid to late 20's and not look like I needed to shave. Last year when I was 32 I didn't shave for two weeks while on vacation. My plan was to shave it all off before going back to work. My…"
"Yea, it's not looking good for your beardified future, young Man.
Here is me, a year older than you. Notice how low the beard line is on my cheek, and how thin it is through the center of the cheek. I'd recommend just keeping…"
Photography, including early colour photographers and the new topographic movement but I mainly develop my own B&W films for my own photography. I shoot with a Voigtlander Bessa R2A and a Yashicamat 124G.
Playing Guitar (I have a Gretsch jazz guitar)
I am currently a teacher and enjoy learning how to become more effective at work and progressing my career.
I love to learn.
I enjoy some fiction and recently enjoyed listening to The Sea Wolf in the car. I most read nonfiction though.
I enjoy old classy film along with Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, Jared Hess, Die Hard and any Arnie film.
Arcade Fire, Beirut, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Grizzly Bear, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Neutral Milk Hotel, Plants and Animals, She & Him, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young and some Jazz including Chet Baker and Dave Brubeck.
My dad once told me when we were fixing one of my cars.....'son, lubrication is the key, there's nothing you can't do as long as you've got plenty of lubrication'.
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Hi there Groucho. Welcome to AoM! Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
"Okay Shane I suppose I can start with light weights and go for endurance in the first weeks for gettin accustomed and building basic condition. I will just take my chance of
dysbalance and injury. There is not much i can do wrong with that approach."
You have gotten some fantastic advice so far. Almost to the point that I feel like I don't have too much to add (almost!).
WEIGHT LOSS GOAL
If you are really serious about losing weight, I recommend putting together a…"
"Not really. Sandbags fall into the odd shaped object category. Like kegs, logs, atlas stones, lawn mowers. Your dead lifting skills aren't going to be a lot of help. Continental lift and overhead press with a sandbag is nothing like a clean and…"
This is a GSRM (Gender Sexual Romantic Minorities or LGBTQ+) group. But And straight men and cis-men are encouraged to join as well.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled. The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities. This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered. And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate…See More
"Talk to a therapist.
I can pretty much check everything on your list off for myself. I started therapy but unforuntially had to stop after two sessions because of a change in insurance. I'm currently looking for someone new.
There are lots of…"
"As for your comment about bulking and having a "coat of fat" I seriously wouldn't worry about that, unless you are specifically cutting for a bodybuilding show :D
How are you trying to improve? Simply get stronger? Get a better…"