View Full Version : Random Survey - 17-1-2004
17-01-2004, 06:53 PM
What did you do today?
Me, Stock market work done for Friday. Weekly update of historical followed by Backup. Then back to addressing current problem with PC which I do not know for sure what the problems is. Can post and browse most sites with the rare hang. Tried to find a particular document on both computers without success. I know it was there at one time and did not delete it. So only option is to restore from backup this week to get it back. Pain and a half. The pleasure is eating fresh vegetables and fruit from the garden.
17-01-2004, 07:12 PM
I used to have a boss who, when asked in these boring "team building" exercises what his interests were, would always reply "Drinking and sex." It always got a laugh as everyone else usually recognised themselves in the comment :D;)
17-01-2004, 07:20 PM
Sex used to be my favourite past time. Never a 5 minute roust but a few hours of pleasure sometimes starting with mutual massage. Unfortunately broke up 1 month ago. Suspect I was a little too frank (except regarding the stock market which i keep secret) therefore little mystery left to the imagination. [:o)]
What I have discovered about men and women. About me: In my whole life, I have not been able to trust many people completely due to their lack of transparency and honesty. Made numerous mistakes in judgement. The best relationships I have had with women (emotional, spiritual, physical), have been as a direct result of our mutual honesty, within the relationship and without. Only 2 women I have met have demonstrated these qualities of which one, if they were prepared to be patient I would have ceratainly married). Unfortunately, when rather difficult problems set in (the winter period, life is not always summer and spring) and despite the honesty (and they acknowledged the rareity of this), they either sought greener pastures or quit due to temporary difficulties or pig headedness or who knows what other reason.
A number of relation breakdowns were my fault or my decision.
I think we have it far too good in the land down under (land of milk and honey). :)
17-01-2004, 11:02 PM
don't be shy folks. Post what U did today. I'm having a glass of red. No stock market posts past week because nothing worth mentioning that has not been mentioned before. Was a dry week.
17-01-2004, 11:25 PM
I met with my business partner this morning and finalised action plans and forecasts for the upcoming week and year on our new venture. (Total waste of time setting financial targets really, we have no idea!).
This afternoon I did some tidying up in preparation of a house move. My better half and I are moving soon - one floor lower into a bigger apartment so my habitual online journeying and various messy hobbies (avid scratch model maker & miniature painter) get in the way a little less.
Made dinner and then camped in front of the TV, pretending not to cry while we watched "I am Sam". [:I]
18-01-2004, 12:34 AM
No stockmarket work today apart from a quick squiz at a few forums I frequent. I had a great day with my family and this is typical for a Saturday.
Jumped out of bed at 8ish, having just crawled in several hours earlier after a night of playing pool and downing quite a few beers with some like-minded mates.
At 9am it was out into the snow to walk my youngest daughter (10) to her Saturday morning Taekwondo class. We live on the top of a largish hill in Seoul and walking down the footpath to the bottom during heavy snow is both treacherous and dangerous. As well as running the risk of an embarrasing fall and broken bones, there is the risk of some lunatic korean driver sliding of the road and wiping you out. Apparently it isn't done to slow down on slippery roads.
After lunch and bored, I goto an on-line poker playing site for an hour or so. Great fun when you have nothing better to do and since starting up a few weeks ago I have turned $1000 into $16000. Unfortunately I just use their play money so it isn't real. Tempting to throw some real money at it and see what I can do. Might give it a go one day.
Mid afternoon and I'm bored. The snow has stopped, so me and both daughters (10 and 12) walked to Sincheon, a local shopping area about 20 minutes away with a Starbucks, for coffee and hot chocolate. My wife was at work clearing some outstanding jobs and my son (14) was off at a friends house.
This evening we all went to a local Korean restaurant for a meal called Kolbe Shim - beef dish with lots of vegetables etc served up in a communal dish placed in the center of the table. This sort of communal eating is great because you can be a real pig and eat some of the others (wife and kids) portions as well as your own if you are fast enough. Of course the kids have cottoned onto this so they are in like flint too - I'm sure it ain't pretty to watch.
The Koreans have this tradition of serving up lots of small side dishes during a meal so there is always plenty to eat. Everything from fermented cabbage (called Kimchi and is one of my favourites) to dried fish, coleslaw, chillies etc etc - you get the picture. If you want more side dishes or refills you just need to ask and they will fetch them - at no extra cost either.
It's always interesting going to the local restaurants as none of us speak Korean and none of the restaurant staff speak english - confusion is the norm and what's wheeled out can, and sometimes is a surprise. But we got the right tucker tonight and weve all over-eaten and are feeling decidedly bloated.
And now it's time to park myself in front of the telly and watch a movie with the kids - girls choosing tonight - so I will probably be asleep in the chair fairly quickly, making up for missed sleep last night.
(still acting like a young laricken when the wife allows it, and happy to be surrounded by the kin)
18-01-2004, 05:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by greenpastures
What I have discovered about men and women. About me: In my whole life, I have not been able to trust many people completely due to their lack of transparency and honesty. Made numerous mistakes in judgement. The best relationships I have had with women (emotional, spiritual, physical), have been as a direct result of our mutual honesty, within the relationship and without.
That was a very honest post GP.I have had way too many fake people in my life too.Some people are like that, it's unfortunate, but it is. It's something that gets me down a lot too. In times of need you know who your friends are soon enough.
Yeah, some people suck. But you don't and I don't a bunch of others don't either. So the ones that suck can piss right off. And the rest of us will just remain cool. [8D];)
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