Joey R
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Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Cook Jun 20, 2014. 8 Replies

Hello everyone, It's been a bit since I've been on AOM, but I've got something I wanted to get some input on from all of you, and I've found this forum to be a great source of ideas and feedback for…Continue

Journaling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron F Kendrick May 10, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,I did a search and found some entries on journaling/diaries, but I felt my discussion topic was different enough that I could start a new thread.When I was younger, I kept journals,…Continue

Poetry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric R, Nov 25, 2012. 25 Replies

I recently watched a talk Coach John Wooden gave and noticed how much poetry he had memorized. I think it would be a good way to make myself more well-rounded and I was curious what you all think a…Continue

Help please...paint question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ilya Dec 19, 2011. 15 Replies

Hello everyone,I had a little bit of an incident in the car park yesterday and I got some nasty scratches in my car. Can you guys have a look and tell me what you think? I'm planning on repairing it…Continue

 

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Gerald Cook replied to Joey R's discussion Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life
"Well, first, I feel basically the same way you do.  When I'm not actively working towards something, I get antsy really quickly.  There are two things that somewhat work for me: 1)  Try to realize that I need rest.  I…"
Jun 20, 2014
Joey R replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Looking for a new cologne.
"I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the reply."
Jun 8, 2014
Joey R replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Looking for a new cologne.
"Haha, I'm genuinely curious though...what is it about cologne that makes it so ridiculously expensive? Can you imagine spending $100 for any other liquid besides fine liquor?"
Jun 7, 2014
Joey R replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Looking for a new cologne.
"Here's the real question I have...why is cologne so expensive? As far as recommendations go, I do like the way Terre D'Hermes smells but like everyone says, you don't know until you actually wear it."
Jun 6, 2014
Pat replied to Joey R's discussion Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life
"Try learning something new. Maybe take a class. I find that learning new things engages the brain and spills over into the other parts of my life. I go through periods where I get curios about something and spend time learning new skills. I've…"
Jun 5, 2014
Michael D. Denny replied to Joey R's discussion Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life
"So go outside and do some shit.  Take up some hobby. A motorcycle. Get a car to rebuild and remodel. Take up sailing. Go volunteer at some,,, thing.   Sounds like you need something physical and challenging. Go rock climbing. "
Jun 5, 2014
J. D. replied to Joey R's discussion Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life
"I entirely agree with Dan about volunteering in the community.  I worked at a camp for the blind in California some years ago for an entire summer for virtually no pay.  It was easily one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of…"
Jun 5, 2014
Dan Wall replied to Joey R's discussion Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life
"Volunteer at an elelmentary School or the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. There are thousands of kids (especially boys without dads at home) who would benefit from a positive role model. Get in with the Big Brother Program and/or some…"
Jun 5, 2014
Sir replied to Joey R's discussion Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life
"What is the meaning of life?  What is the purpose that'll get you out of bed in the morning? Boredom consists of trying to distract yourself and being unable to.  But even if you succeed, it's still a distraction. Life is about…"
Jun 5, 2014
Joey R posted a discussion

Leading a Fulfilling Daily Life

Hello everyone, It's been a bit since I've been on AOM, but I've got something I wanted to get some input on from all of you, and I've found this forum to be a great source of ideas and feedback for me.Bottom line up front: I need help coming up with stuff to do to keep me busy, but will also be fulfilling and help me develop intellectually or in any other way.Background: I've got what a lot of people would consider an exciting, cool life. I'm an officer in the Army Reserve, with a great unit.…See More
Jun 5, 2014
Joey R replied to Stein's discussion Being called by your last name
"Here's my final take on this can of worms I opened up a while back: I used to get annoyed when people called me by my last name because I felt it was a bit rude. When I'm with my Army unit, I'm referred to by my rank (I'm a…"
Feb 10, 2014
Brown Fox replied to Joey R's discussion Decorating Your Apartment
"Have you ever slept on a sofa bed? No matter how well manufactured, it seems like there's always a bar running across the middle that gets uncomfortable during the night. I wouldn't recommend one as your main bed. Not to…"
Jul 9, 2013
David F. replied to Joey R's discussion Decorating Your Apartment
"First thing to do is to sit down in the space think about who you are, and what you do in that space.  Use that for your guides.  It is your space make it yours. Add a bit of color to the walls with a painting or an image.  Make it…"
Jul 9, 2013
Chuck Knight replied to Joey R's discussion Decorating Your Apartment
"Start off by looking in IKEA, and whatever they do, do the opposite.     When you have such a small space, streamlining and efficiency become paramount.  But, that doesn't mean it has to be bare or impersonal.  Find a few…"
Jul 5, 2013
Jonathan Paul Riggs replied to Joey R's discussion Decorating Your Apartment
"I would encourage a couple things.  To initiate, all of the previous ideas are solid.  I would potentially find an antique store/mall and just stroll through it.  Keep in mind the things that give you joy and see if you can find some…"
Jul 5, 2013
Joey R replied to Stein's discussion Being called by your last name
"Definitely prefer nicknames to my just last name. Still can't quite shake the feeling that it's a little demeaning..."
May 31, 2013

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Lone Survivor, The Art of Manliness, John Rain, Jack Reacher Series,
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Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, The Eagle, Bourne Series, Faster, Unknown, Law Abiding Citizen, The Terminal
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I like, and listen to, a wide range of music
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"What we do in life echoes in eternity."
"We must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men."
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks."

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At 3:47am on September 11, 2011, Stein said…

Well, I'm done for the night. Talk to you later.

 

Stein

At 3:35am on September 11, 2011, Stein said…
Central. You? Are you in Pacific right now?
At 3:18am on September 11, 2011, Stein said…

I'm sitting here on AOM, thinking I should go to bed, but I can't detach my ass from the couch.

 

Stein

At 1:30am on September 11, 2011, Stein said…

Hey Joey! How's my first AOM buddy doing? I tell you I am completely hooked on  this,

 

Stein

At 1:41am on September 7, 2011, Stein said…
That's what it's all about.  Well, I can take it like a man.
At 1:23am on September 7, 2011, Stein said…

Well, I got my ass kicked a little by that one guy tonight. But, overall this has been great so far. Look forward to more of this. Thanks bud.

 

Stein

At 9:12pm on September 6, 2011, Stein said…

Thanks Joey! You are my first friend request on Art of Manliness! I'm honored.

 

Stein

At 10:58am on September 5, 2011, Sparky Wulf said…
Sure man - anything
 
 
 

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