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M_dow My roommate is cooking something that smells DELICIOUS. Heaven help me. I've already eaten well over my calorie budget three days this week, I for sure don't need to be snacking. (Aha! Typing this reminded me that I bought apples for just such an occasion. Thanks, Subreply!)
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😌 Ismail What are your tricks of 'getting things done' ? For me washing the dishes and 7 minutes workout.
M_dow A 12 minute timer. I look at a task (folding laundry, doing dishes, etc) and tell myself I only have to do it for 12 minutes. It's not even a full quarter hour, so I can add in some bonus time if the timer beeps and I only need a couple minutes to finish up. Would you say more about your 7 minute workout?
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😏 Yt L. I like those books! Your post just minded me that the new one is out. It's been a while! I know what I'll be reading this weekend though.
M_dow Most of my friends who read it say it ended on a major cliffhanger and they wished they had waited for the release of Battle Ground to read Peace Talks. Without spoiling anything, would you agree? (I'm only up to Dead Beat in my re-read)
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M_dow Any fans of the Dresden Files on here? (Please don't spoil Peace Talks... I'm re-reading the whole series before I get to it, aiming to be done around the time Battle Ground comes out)
😏 Yt L. I like those books! Your post just minded me that the new one is out. It's been a while! I know what I'll be reading this weekend though.
Chetan Vashisht I went running in a mask a couple of days back. It's training in 1.2x setting (Feels like Goku). But I've not run since March, so it could be that too. None the less, I'm slowly getting used to living with a mask.
M_dow Well done! Good for you!
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😃 Javier I love country driving with winding roads and hills. I had the commute from hell from Richardson TX, to Grand Praire TX back in the 90s. Oh I-35 Mixmaster where I-35 North South splits on I-35W North South and I-35E North South south of DALLAS. Few places are more unfriendly to the driver in the US, NJ Turnpike comes to mind, right by Liberty Airport.
M_dow I commuted from Irving to Garland and back one semester, and that was pretty awful. I'll grant you that.
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🔻 Trinity If you're in a hot state I would highly recommend staying home. Gyms are some of the most dangerous places in terms of spreading respiratory illnesses because physical activity leads to elevated heart rate, which leads to more respiration. Masks (especially cloth ones) can only help so much.
M_dow Thanks for your concern. I'm balancing the importance of being physically active (and losing weight, because my current obesity is also a risk factor) against the risks of being in a gym. For a long time I could take walks outside, but the weather in the last few weeks has really made outdoor activity unbearable. As I mentioned above, indoor bodyweight workouts at home are not feasible either. Knowing I *can* use the gym helps me eliminate my excuses for not exercising.
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M_dow Anybody else here love driving? I find it pleasant and relaxing, even in DFW.
😃 Javier I love country driving with winding roads and hills. I had the commute from hell from Richardson TX, to Grand Praire TX back in the 90s. Oh I-35 Mixmaster where I-35 North South splits on I-35W North South and I-35E North South south of DALLAS. Few places are more unfriendly to the driver in the US, NJ Turnpike comes to mind, right by Liberty Airport.
🏛️ Brandon Pittman I'd recommend body weight exercises at home. Cheaper and no need to mask up.
M_dow Thanks for the encouragement. I have a small/crowded bedroom in a shared house, and I'm shy about working out in the public areas. Also, my roommate's dog is very friendly and I don't relish the idea of trying to work out with her around, so there isn't really a good space at home for anything that would extend beyond the limits of a yoga mat.
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🗨️ Fui Well, congratulations. And as for the mask exercise thing, you can look at it as putting an extra effort. If you can exert yourself with a mask on, imagine how much more stamina you'll have when you're without one!
M_dow Thanks for the encouragement!
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M_dow Faced a fear today: I went to the gym for the first time since March. It wasn't as bad as I expected. Working out with a mask isn't great, but it's not awful. I was wearing a disposable one...I don't think I would have made it in a re-usable one.
🗨️ Fui Well, congratulations. And as for the mask exercise thing, you can look at it as putting an extra effort. If you can exert yourself with a mask on, imagine how much more stamina you'll have when you're without one!
🏛️ Brandon Pittman I'd recommend body weight exercises at home. Cheaper and no need to mask up.
🔻 Trinity If you're in a hot state I would highly recommend staying home. Gyms are some of the most dangerous places in terms of spreading respiratory illnesses because physical activity leads to elevated heart rate, which leads to more respiration. Masks (especially cloth ones) can only help so much.
Chetan Vashisht I went running in a mask a couple of days back. It's training in 1.2x setting (Feels like Goku). But I've not run since March, so it could be that too. None the less, I'm slowly getting used to living with a mask.
🦥 Ash People who don't really play games anymore: What games do you find yourself going back to every once in a while? Personally, I still catch myself playing Morrowind and DOOM (1993).
M_dow Portal and Portal 2. I seriously just finished sinking several nights into replaying them. I thought Chips Challenge would be the same way, but it's just frustrating.
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Zero Edge If a state were to secede from the union what would be the challenges they would face? Specifically Texas. 2nd highest GDP. Largest oil producer. Most farms of any other state. Abundance of land. Has one of the lowest amount of federal aid per resident (around $300 per resident)
M_dow Yeah, US army bases in the state are a big one (this was the deal with Ft. Sumter at the start of the civil war). International diplomacy would be the other, especially with the big-ass country that would surround us on three sides and could effectively (and easily!) blockade our harbors. Travel to family in other states would also be a morale issue with the public.
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Miso I'm looking for book recommendation - what's your all time favorite?
M_dow Non-fiction: Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fisher or Antifragile by N. N. Taleb.
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👨‍🎓 Edward But how do I migrate all my notes usefully? What if something else comes up in a few months and I want to switch again? Really liking notion.so right now, but not feeling good about using something thats not super low tech
M_dow Oh, I'm doing the most low-tech version possible: paper 5x8 cards. I like the tactility (is that a word?) of the cards, and also that pen and paper are very Lindy.
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🤔 David I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for the input!
M_dow Wanted to say more above: I like the portability and expandability for getting thoughts onto paper. Filling a whole page is daunting; filling a card is easy. I use large cards (5x8) because condensing an idea to a 3x5 card would also be daunting.
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