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my colleague was well into this to the extent that she had traced about 500 of her relatives. can't see the appeal.
I detract my 'this'
I am fascinated by my family tree. Sorry for the false number.
but I do quite like the idea of barbecueing a fish after having caught it. Still, I'd be well impatient.
but i'd hate all the waiting around and staring at the water.
I wish I could get as excited about trains as these sad bastards, would make the commute to work so much easier.
I can confirm they mostly wear aging tracksuit bottoms and reebok classics though
but trainspotters just seem to spot any fucking train.
Imagine having a horse as your mode of transport. Actually that would be cool as fuck. Imagine travelling around Europe on a horse for the summer. Hmm...
Like, could I ride a horse home from the pub legally?
and riding off with her in a storm like some don knight?
WHAT ABOUT THAT EH?
8 hours sat in the rain looking at a piece of fluorescent fibre glass bobbing in a lake.
but yeah fishing in a reservoir can fuck off
No shower, and sleeping on the floor.
and you have the best surroundings as you go to sleep and when you wake up, You can be in the very best of places. Cos you can open your eyes and see a fox or hedgehob or bats.
Fuck that. Although I do hate it when people ask what made me decide to have a beard, as if it's somehow more effort having a beard than being clean shaven
What's the fucking point
There was a contest a while back where they'd buried a brand new Audi Allroad as the main prize!
but I was wrong.
It can be an interesting way to show people cool parts of your city that they otherwise wouldn't see.
the point isn't to find the cache but just to see the area that it's located in.
some people can be a bit anoraky about it though.
anything that I can see you get anything out of. A mate's mum had a collection of those little twee cottages but I'm talking so many that they were in whole villages and was apparently worth £20K because of the rarity of some of the pieces. All you can do is look at them.
I can't really talk I guess because I collected so many films, books and music over the years but at least you can interact / act with them.
Fantasy Role Play / Warhammer whatever. I really got into Skyrim but then I just enjoy having a beer and chuckling to myself whilst whiling away gloomy days. The idea of meeting up in a room somewhere with a load of sweaty misfits is not my idea of fun and I like BoltThrower. \m/
There's loads really. A relative has suggested I would drink less if I had some hobbies but I don't think I am a hobby person....
Rather than just nicking them from cafes 'n' that?
but I will be stealing them from twee cafes.
She had like three tray type things full of them mounted on the wall. Don't know where they are now, she's not had them up for years but i don't remember her selling them
Ask her if she's still got them and i'll buy them.
What ISN'T funny about that?
2 hours of berks passing a ball around.
Am I the only hetro bloke who finds it all rather boring?
went on a work do. Fifteen minutes was enough to be honest. I left. They all stayed for another 3 hours
and now I'm getting an angry lapdance
If I wanted to waste time with a woman who definitely isn't going to put out I'd go and see my ex.
Although going on stag do's etc. it's inevitable not to end up in in a strip club...
I was in one once on a stag do and thoroughly not impressed. One of the dancers kept on asking me for a dance and I was running out of polite ways to say no. So, she sits down next to me, strokes my arm and says `Come on honey, why don't you want a dance?`... to which I replied `BECAUSE I'VE GOT A GIRLFRIEND AT HOME AND I LOVE HER`
She burst into tears on the spot and ran off. Good times.
thinking about her in the following months then?
I've only been to 3 strip clubs in my life, and I've only seen one stripper who I would consider wank-worthy... The rest of 'em, I just feel too sorry for them to have a tug over them.
I didn't have any money on me but one of the lads I was with said to me `Mate, I'll lob you £20 if you want to see her growler`.
Probably the most romantic night of my life to be fair.
I love a good crossword but Sudoku is the most tedious thing imaginable. Also find wordsearches a complete waste of time.
Sudoku is great. You just can't do it and thats why you don't like it.
Like trying to guess someone's phone number by going through the digits 0-9 one at a time. Who'd be stupid enough to do a thing like that.....
It's not like anyone's going to check
just buy it in a shop
Taste better when you bake them yourself. And you get a warm glow from knowing you've created something yourself
It tastes better and is much more satisfying. Especially bread. Gonna make me some bread this weekend.
recipe from the veg book he did....pretty much perfect. ERRMAZING plain white rolls
it probably doesn't.
the better with notable exceptions for the likes of wine and Scotch.
No preservatives, no packaging, no transit between distribution points etc
none of this faffing about with ovens and yeast. food is there to be eaten, not risen
Going up mountains
Going to art museums
whats that one with the little horse shoes in the ground that you hit a ball through? THAT ONE.
cricket is on the list.
Played it once when I was off of my face on Pimms. Best played that I way I think
But both are properly dayruining activities.
as well as being the last bastion of civilisation.
What other sport legally encourages you to bowl a rock at someone's head at 90mph? (besides jai alai).
I genuinely think it's one of those things that you come to appreciate as you get older...obviously, the fact that you now need to be way older to afford a property with a decent sized garden in this country is also a factor.
But, when I go and visit my parents and see the beautifully tended lawns, flowerbeds, vegetable patch, mini-orchard (it's like 8 trees so we emphasis on the 'mini') etc etc and they're just chilling out enjoying it with some wine and a BBQ I see the appeal.
the end product...yup
Everyone enjoys a garden.
The act of gardening is very different.
But once that's been accomplished the upkeep is rather less strenuous. Additionally, you don't get the former without the latter unless you're Lord Bath or suchlike.
Never understood the appeal of eating salmonella in a bun whilst batting off the wasps and being bitten to death by gnats.
in a marsh
Is that more appealing?
i'm not totally against the idea of it or anything
Going to the gym.
Millions of people seem to like both of those, but I just couldn't be bothered with either.
football manager games
Not up for potholing later then?
to perfection every time.
like, ALL CARTOONS?
because they're cartoons?
oh no wait
all the better if there's a pub lunch involved.
with an L
that organised walkers: picnics, compass, waterproofs, planned routes etc, not having any of that. But I regularly do the 4/5 mile walk around the lake here just to go to the pub on the other side and ensure I put the calories back on.
FUCK ME WHAT'S THE POINT
I can see the appeal of a group of friends deciding on the spur of the moment to step outside to kick a footy around for 15 minutes, but anything with any more forethought/effort than that, forget it.
A much-neglected subject on DiS, but lets not forget there are huge swathes of the population for whom car maintenance is a pastime in itself.
oh and PEOPLE WHO actually buy brand-new cars... *shakes head*
it was just there aso i bought it
i know it's a broad stereotype but I just find them well irrelevant. I've a (BROKEN) Xbox and I've had about 10 games ever, and even ones I like after about 40 minutes i get a bit bored
The "latest" must have phone. You'll be bored of it in 2 months and another one will take your fancy.
Massive blockbuster films, superhero ones especially. Some people have been pissing their pants over the new Batman film and queueing up to watch it in a crowded cinema. No thanks. I'll happily wait a few weeks and watch it in an empty cinema.
Computer games, got bored of them when I was about 12. These days again people piss their pants over the latest one and queue up for it, is it just me or are they all just first person shooters? The same people then say they have completed it within days. Costs a fuckton of cash also.
Following a specific football team. I like football a lot, but I have always liked my Dad's take on it. He is a "supporter" of a team but that isn't where it ends for him. He doesn't leave games early if they are getting beaten. He will go and watch local teams play, watch random games on sky, the lot. I mainly don't understand the people who decided when they were 5 and growing up in Reading that they were now Liverpool fans, and watch every game and get really upset when they lose, but otherwise couldn't give a shit about actual football.
American TV shows - the Wire, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, 24, Game of Thrones etc etc. The ones you need to get a boxset of and spend days watching. People in work go on about these, luckily usually someone is a "season" behind so noone can say too much.
Keeping plots a surprise. The film and tv lovers above always go really out of their way to not know the ending of a film. To the point where they are gutted if they find out. I find if anything it makes me want to watch things more, it is more about the journey to the conclusion rather than holding your breath to find how it all ends surely? Usually it is really fucking obvious - Voldemort gets killed, Batman "wins" or whatever.
because at the same time as themn trying to keep a thing a surprise you also get people always going "oh i knew that i knew that it's obvious!!" which is stupid
as I disagreed strongly with most of what you said (plus, you cant hait blockbusters so much if you intend to see them in the end).
But your point about football was spot on. I enjoy watching games more than anyone I know because I havent an affiliation with a big side.
Why would you want to throw yourself off the top of a fucking freezing mountain with only a couple bits of plastic strapped to your feet, whilst wearing really unflattering gear. No.
transfer some of your salary to me immediately please!
The kind of braying cunts who you see on the slopes are exactly the kind of people I try to get away from when I go on holiday. Which is why I like benidorm for my holidays.
Part of this post if not all was a lie, you're not getting my money though :)
someone might say 'posting on messageboards on the internet' and most of us would go 'oh yeah that's clearly rubbish cos the internet is full of losers' but there are a few of here who'd go straight in with 'aah you have no idea how much lol i've had from internet messageboards'
also just wanted to say that this thread provided me with a surprising number of big laughs. well done.
If so, then that. I find it a total chore. I can cook to a reasonable level - I'm not a total manchild - but I hate doing so and only really do it because it's what's expected of me. I also find people talking about it dull. I don't care about the latest thing you've concocted with courgettes.
If there was a pill that gave me all the energy, nutrients, vitamins, etc. I needed without any side effects I'd take it every day for the rest of my life quite readily.
while i don't object to visiting exotic lands for short periods of time i think the friends and acquaintances who jetted off for extended stays (one lad is still currently rambling around asia after five years there) to australia/thailand/europe, etc have spoiled it for me somewhat. they approached it as a chance to 'find themselves' and all that shit and ended up just bumming around smoking weed and getting drunk, doing nothing particularly productive and spending most of their savings. they could have done the same kind of nothing in britain for half the price. but because they binge-drank and potsmoked in new zealand this somehow means they 'did something' with their lives. which, of course, is utter horseshit.
but bumming around for months at a time in a country where you have no family, no friends, and no real plan, you eventually stop looking like an intrepid adventurer and start to look like you're trying to avoid dealing with reality.