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29 October 2009 @ 10:34 pm
Your Obedient Serpent doesn't know how to unwind anymore.  
Your Obedient Serpent has no idea what he's gonna do to relax in the near future, because all the things he's frittered away his spare-and-not-so-spare time on over the years actively piss him off right now.

This is, in part, because he's frittered away so much of his life on them, and in part because, well, Busman's Holiday. One of his sources of stress is his low-paying retail job, selling all those time-consuming distractions.

I feel: aggravatedaggravated
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Your Obedient Serpent: Warning: Motivation Hazardathelind on October 30th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
That's too much like work.
one in a billion: flying foxsiege on October 30th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Too much like your job? Sounds like you could use some time away from the shelf model of mindstate anyway. ;)
Your Obedient Serpent: Warning: Self-Evolving Systemathelind on October 30th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Perhaps "have fun" is more accurate than "relax".
one in a billionsiege on October 30th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'd indulge a little wordplay itch here, but I haven't quite got your measure on that.

Let's just say that fencing can be invigorating when you're tired of manning the pickets.
Tombfyretombfyre on October 30th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
I'd suggest writing or artwork, but that too is rather work-like, isn't it? Just kicking back with some computer based games here and there couldn't hurt. I find the trick is to have several things you like to do, so you don't get bored just doing one or two things time and time again. Draw, write, create, go for walks, read a book, enjoy a bath, watch TV, play a game, have friends over for board-games and supper, that kinda thing. :3

There's always farking around on the internet too, with such mediums as chatting and SL.
Helvetica 'Foofers' Bold: Bicycle Dragonfoofers on October 30th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Cycling. Time spent piloting a bike is never frittered.
leonard_arlotte: Raccoon on a Bicycleleonard_arlotte on October 30th, 2009 09:19 am (UTC)
True enough.

Perhaps fishing, too?
KehzaFox: pleasedkfops on October 30th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
I second and third these comments!

Back when I used to bike as my primary mode of transport I found there was no better way to clear away the detritus of the day than that ride home!

I always liked fishing; though more for the fishing part than the actual catch-and-kill.
eggshellhammereggshellhammer on October 30th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest music and exercise, but biking counts as exercise. Yes, try biking!
Tubetoob on October 30th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
How about goin' out for drinks with your buds? :)
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on October 31st, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I'd be on board with this. I have a hybrid. San Jose's just over the hill. ;)
Pakapaka on October 30th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling. I love love love games, but part of me worries that this is all just stimming and not really pushing my life forwards. Maybe there's a way to make peace with geeky interests, but I haven't quite figured it out yet.
Anvil*: Horse1thoughtsdriftby on October 30th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Perhaps because most activities and entertainments are best enjoyed while sharing them with someone. Only a few distractions fair well solo for a social being.

Video games, videos, and creative crafts tend to do well, with only the creative bits accomplishing anything. So the question would be what can you do and within reason, what do you want to begin doing (that you would have patience for)? The last comment is that many things might easily require say 500 hours to become competent at, investing only 60 hours would then be a waste.
Braxusbraxus on October 31st, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Probably a little bias here but perhaps a walk/hike at local preserves and parks. :) Maybe attend one of the docent led activities around the Bay Area as some of those I'm guessing would be good networking opportunities.