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  • lofivelcro
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    Today was Ironborn and Cardio Blast Day 14, as well as the WotD (Hello, abs!).

    Maybe it's time to add a bit to that. Not sure what atm. Maybe a challenge, maybe some lighter program, maybe something else.

    Over the past days, or weeks, I felt myself slowly getting fed up with learning Mandarin. That happens sometimes. I've reached a level I can comfortably read easy stuff, so I'll put that on hold for the moment and get back to Japanese. Felt an itching for that since a certain other Bee started trying to learn Japanese, too. I have never reached the same level as Mandarin, so I'm probably just starting from zero and work quickly back up until I get back to my former plateau.

    In the same vein, I feel like my guitar playing really lacks a solid foundation. Since I've got my first guitar, I just grabbed whatever I needed to do what I wanted but I have no idea how to properly strum a song or how music in general works. I learnt a bit when I was a child and was forced to learn other instruments, but forgot most of it because of lack of interest. I was a child, after all. I'm a bit unsatisfied with the way my playing goes, which mostly is experimenting with lots of effects and messing around until it sounds good. That's why I'm starting, here too, from zero, even if it's painful.
    In that regard, I might learn a bit of basic singing, otherwise strumming gets extremely boring. I have a horrible voice, so that's adding more pain on top.

    Today was another day of me thinking a lot about where I came from and where I want to go, and those two points were the easiest to solve. That's something.

    I also need to find another skill to learn, crocheting wasn't my cup of tea. I never finished that bee.

    Good thing: It was a beautiful and relaxing Sunday despite all that heavy thinking. We had hot chocolate with rum and heavy cream, one of those rare treats that make everything better.

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  • lofivelcro
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    Lady Celerity he's not a stray, he was a present
    Anyway, he has a name now. Those things get stuck faster than you can think. I'll still look for a place for him to stay. Have to.

    Did Ironborn and Cardio Blast Day 13 today, not in the mood for the WotD.

    Spent most of the day looking for good Drum'n Bass music and came up empty. But listened to a lot of horrible EDM and Complextro. Listening to things you don't like in the vain hope something good will come up is exhausting and tiring. Who would have thought.

    Good thing: At least there's Pendulum to listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6JhI4fVQ

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  • Lady Celerity
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    Oh no, you NEVER give a stray a name!! Good luck

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  • lofivelcro
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    TheLibrarian Belgian chocolate makes everything better
    mavie had to laugh at your first line! I'll be doing my best.
    huma and Trbrat75 in a certain way, he was oddly charming because of how bizarre everything was. I actually found out who he was and where he lives today by asking around, but I'll not bring the dog back. I'll find someone else instead. He's a cute little boy, I'm sure someone will take him in.
    Lady Celerity yes, hyperactive indeed. He's been following me around the whole day when I was at home and tried to get the Dachshund to play with him. Maybe I should advertise the small animal catching thing.
    Anek he seemed a bit lost at what to do and I don't think he would have done anything bad to the dog.
    But, yes, people, ey

    Today did Ironborn and Cardio Blast Day 12 and the WotD (Explorer)

    We were sitting outside on the grass today, watching the bunnies and the Terrier trying to get Hime to play with him. I don't even know if he has a name. At one point, he looked at me, and I held my hand out and called "Here, Snufkin." Like the character from the Moomins. No idea why I called him that. My other half immediately pushed me over and yelled "DON'T GIVE HIM A NAME!" Fear of getting attached, probably.

    Good thing: At least the dog didn't give us trouble during the night.

    Have a nice weekend, everyone.

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  • Anek
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    That's really a weird person! I hope you find a good home for the terrier! At least the guy didn't just throw the dog out on the highway...

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  • Lady Celerity
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    That certainly was an odd encounter. Jack Russell's are usually hyperactive and need lots of attention, not to mention they were bred to catch small animals and I don't think your bunnies would like that! I hope you can find a home for him.

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  • Trbrat75
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    Wow...just....w o w. I have no other words. What an ass...what a strange situation. I think you handled it well given the circumstances

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  • huma
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    Wow, that person is verry rude and egocentric, just wow.

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  • mavie
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    People, ey…
    Good luck with finding a decent place for the dog.

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  • TheLibrarian
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    That´s a weird story.
    At least there was belgian chocolate at the end of it.

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  • lofivelcro
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    Did Ironborn and Cardio Blast Day 11 and the WotD (Cronus).

    Aaaand....
    There's a Jack Russell Terrier sitting at my feet. No, I won't keep him. Especially not after how I "acquired" him.

    Yesterday, a man came into my shop. With said Terrier. Asked me if I were the guy who'd buy pets. Told him I wasn't. He insisted, I insisted. Finally he showed me the Terrier and named his price. I asked him what his problem was. He told me he had bought the dog for his children, but they don't like dogs and now he needs to get rid of it. Special price. I asked him if he usually thinks things through in his life. He said he doesn't, else he wouldn't have married or got kids. There was a long pause, and then he left.
    This morning, I found the dog leashed to the front gate, with a paper taped to the wood, reading "It's a present."
    I have no idea who the guy was, never seen him before, but I have to find a place for a Terrier. I'll certainly won't keep him. I don't even know where to keep him from the night, he's playfully aggressive and the other pets in the house don't like that.
    I know people here sometimes think I'm weird, but it's the other way, too.

    Good thing: I opened my first box of Belgian chocolates and they were delicious.

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  • lofivelcro
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    Quick check-in:

    Did Ironborn and Cardio Blast Day 10 and the WotD (Code of Abs)

    Good thing: Pleasantly busy day. Therefore, not much time for Darebee.

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  • lofivelcro
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    huma it's mainly me. My partner's the technician and computer guy, I'm just there to keep everything else running But you don't want to know how many unfinished things are lying around here because I lost interest at one point...

    Did Ironborn and Cardio Blast Day 9 and the WotD (Combat Cardio) today.

    Since I had my little trip, or escape, a few weeks ago, I had high levels of energy and rarely felt like sitting in front of the computer. That's why my posts got a bit shorter, among other things. Today, however, things calmed down a bit, again. Still fidgety, but managed to sit on a chair for longer than 30 minutes. It was a nice day.

    Good thing: It actually was a very nice and very pleasant day.

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  • huma
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    So much has happened in just a few days
    The pace at which you and your partner (seems mainly you) taking up construction projects and finishing them is quite fascinating...

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  • lofivelcro
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    Originally posted by HellYeah View Post
    I tried .008s on my Squier Strat once... they did not last long and I changed em back to a standard .009 set. I use a standard .010 set on my Epiphone SG as it has a slightly shorter scale. On my steel acoustic I use rather light strings with .011.

    If you have a little bit of experience in soldering, changing the Pickups is not a big deal... if not, I would not recommend it.
    I had .008s at the very beginning and found them easy to play back then. But, yeah, .009 or .010 are much more comfortable now. An Epiphone SG... that's on my wishlist, too, but I don't really have a reason for one. If, a very big if, I'll buy another one, it probably will be a telecaster. atm, though, I have everything I need.
    Of course...

    I don't have experience in soldering, but we have everything here to practise beforehand. Will probably take some time before I change the pick ups, anyway. For now, they sound good enough.

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