"I have no hobbies whatsoever. Never had. Never played a sport, or built anything. Not mechanically inclined. Not really creative. I work and go home to help keep the peace between my daughter and wife. But I live in my imagination. So you don't…"
"The quill is just the tool. You have to know the forms of writing first before you can really use one. That's calligraphy. There are many types of calligraphy, not all of them are flowery. Just look at the constitution…"
"I say waste of time. They're addictive and time consuming. And how are they helping you in life, other than a way to relax (or rev up for some)? I used to like them as a kid and try to keep my daughter from wasting her life…"
"Get your certificate or a degree in ESL. English as a 2nd Language is a great way to meet all kinds of people. A lot of people get a cert. or a degree in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and go overseas to teach....companies…"
"Reading your last hate-filled response made me go out and by some chick-fil-a. I support them and Mr. Cathy anyway, but this thread tempted me so I had to have the chicken tenders and a salad....delicious!"
"You are assuming that the chick-fil-a is on the campus. It said the local chick-fil-a so I took that as one nearby but off campus. The school probably would have already acted if it was on campus. If it is off, as I thought then…"
"Barefoot, tank tops and shorts. I wear a shirt so I don't gross out my 10 yr old daughter. If o had a son I'd go shirtless. An elegant yet modern way to dress would be a preppy polo shirt, nice shorts or kahkis and some…"
"Ask them what laws were broken by chick-fil-a? Remind them that it is not part of academia nor is Parr of the campus and they have no basis to make any demands. They do have a right to protest the company, as customers. But…"
Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out. This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.See More
"OTOH, I went to high school with some fellows who were sartorial individualist. One guy wore Deerstalker cap (Think Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes) and an Ulster overcoat virtually all the time. One college buddy (politically to…"
Knitting and crocheting and,yes, macrame are necessary skills for the seaman. As is sewing. In the sailing ship days, you had to know it, because other than "the slop chest" you had to make and mend your…"
"Thanks Tom - good advice - I'm doing just as you said and keeping it close to the vest. Close friends only. No casual acquaintances, storekeeps, clients, etc. I don't wanna be The Walking Dead. Would rather be despised than pitied. :]
"The only thing I can offer is that I knew a man whom I considered stand-up guy. One day he simply wasn't there any more. He never told anyone except his wife that he had cancer and I never knew it. That's the stoic approach and it allows…"