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Old 07-12-2019, 11:08 AM
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Good on you Nate ! .

I don't get drunk/high either, that's a waste of life IMO .

Still and all stress is a very real thing, I need to figure out better ways to deal with it .
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:36 AM
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Surely I'm not the only one here who knows drunks in fact because they're too drunk to walk.......

I too wish America was harder on drunks but they're not so BE CAREFUL ! .
I confess, I don't understand your first sentence Nate. Can you clarify please?
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:20 PM
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Good on you Nate ! .

I don't get drunk/high either, that's a waste of life IMO .

Still and all stress is a very real thing, I need to figure out better ways to deal with it .


Possibly simplifying ones life is the easiest way to at least reduce stress. I know it is not practical in many ways for most. That does not mean it is not an excellent way.

I believe I am pretty active for my age. The penalty is things come up more frequently than they would if I were not. Yes and cause some stress. You need some to remain mentally healthy. So I must be far too healthy at times.

A larger percentage of the population are on prescription drugs to deal with what is their stress basically. Than what many would imagine. The only semi break I get is my experiences in life gives me a higher threshold before the stress gets going. What would put someone over the edge I may cope far better with it.

Today is my birthday. If you put a candle on the cake for each year. It would look like a forest fire and take a fire extinguisher to put it out. Actually my birthday is I tomorrow so I am not quite as old as I assumed.

As I was typing this I remembered reading is becoming less common. Where it probably is a good stress reliever. I still pick up a novel and read it quite frequently.

What is too much stress and needs any ones attention. If it impacts your ability to get a good nights sleep.

Also when we engage things we should examine the possible stress that will result. Sometimes it is just not worth the stress that will result. So do not pursue it if possible. While most the time stress results from things you cannot avoid.

Also if you are a type A personality. I believe I am. I think by the very nature of the personality type. It is far more stressful in itself. I think the worse component of stress is it makes you not as happy as a person would be with less.

My thoughts in this area are just my own. I tend to suspect that people can also have stressors that they are not aware of in their lives. Subconsciously they make us less happy than we would be without them. Last but not least. Unresolved things especially are the creators of signifigent stress.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:36 PM
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Happy birthday Barry!
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:57 PM
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I confess, I don't understand your first sentence Nate. Can you clarify please?
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:03 AM
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I confess, I don't understand your first sentence Nate. Can you clarify please?
If you've even been around drunks you'd know when they're plastered they can't walk for falling down so instead they sit in their car/truck and think it's O.K. to drive to get somewhere....

Even after the horrific crash, they think it's fine to drive when you're unable to walk .
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:12 AM
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:28 AM
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If you've even been around drunks you'd know when they're plastered they can't walk for falling down so instead they sit in their car/truck and think it's O.K. to drive to get somewhere....

Even after the horrific crash, they think it's fine to drive when you're unable to walk .
Thanks for the clarification! ...yeah I have not been around that.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:37 PM
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I really can do with no more birthdays. That scenario is worse though.

At my age you wonder a little where all the years have gone.

It is not a desired upside. If you like people. Still you are just well aware that you are doing much better than most your contemporaries. I meet many guys that are just 60 or so and have many problems in comparison. Plus they are dead in the water.

Your strength starts to decline at about 40 but it is really not noticeable. Now I notice some loss of physical strength. Perhaps I should start taking a testestrone additive. . The wife would kill me though.

There will be a gathering later today at the cottage. I had to assure the wife I would be back for it. Some neighbors out there and a few drop ins. I will behave myself. I will just go into a stereotype profile of my age. It will amuse the people I know well. I really do not feel old yet. Yet I know by convention I am.

People at times ask me how old I am. Not very often though. When I tell them the answer the response is always the same. You cannot be that old. They are just not being nice. As they seem somewhat really shocked.

It was not wine women and song that enabled this unfortunately. Just genetics. A seventy seven year old that is perhaps out of his time and place to some extent.

Well I just took apart a large air compressor so I could manage to get it on a trailer and moved. Too heavy to move for the small trailer if not broken down. I better get back to loading and moving it. So I make it out to the cottage early enough.

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:19 PM
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If you've even been around drunks you'd know when they're plastered they can't walk for falling down so instead they sit in their car/truck and think it's O.K. to drive to get somewhere....

Even after the horrific crash, they think it's fine to drive when you're unable to walk .
fine. but you said this: "Surely I'm not the only one here who knows drunks in fact because they're too drunk to walk....... " Did you mean to say they drive because they are too drunk to walk? As it stands alone it is kaput.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:00 AM
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Yes, that's exactly what they said .

Don't be obtuse, you know what I meant .

I have an acquaintance who's 86 years old and you'd never know it to look at him ~ he's an Engineer who still works by choice, rides Motocycles and works on various old cars & Motos too .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !. as far as I can tell, having lots of birthdays is the easiest way to prolong life .

Yes, after 60 Y.O. I began to notice muscle degradation .

Yesterday I took our two Foster boys down to San Pedro to look at the harbor from the hilltop on Gaffey , decades ago there was a neat steel tower you could climb up to get an amazing view, it got rusty and was removed in the late 1970's, only the concrete flat area remains, it's nice and bucolic and retains a good harbor view .

One of the boys couldn't make out the WWII Victory ship / museum "S.S. Lane Victory" so I think I need to have a chat with his Optometrist, he's near sighted and wears glasses, had no idea he was looking at a working harbor full of thousands of boats .

Then we drove to Point Fermin and walked by the cliff tops near the lighthouse, toured the housing of the U.S.A.F. Base a little bit, had some dinner, San Pedro went through some rough times in the 1960's and 1970's but seems to be bouncing back pretty well ~ the streets are well paved and marked, plenty of low income folks living 1 block from the beach yet not filthy and gang ridden or drunk filled like in the past . they're rebuilding the Ports 'O Call tourist area yet again, maybe next time I'll take them there .
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:31 AM
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Drinking in general does not seem to be as great in the last few years. Actually on reflection it has been some years since I have observed a drunk or intoxicated person in public.


I was working the evening shift many, many years ago. For some reason I took public transportation. All the taverns were closing on the trip home. It was pretty bad so I never did that again. I would rather not describe the details. I actually felt whatever the driver was paid was not enough to deal with it all. The splash of one person throwing up got his pant leg.

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Old 07-14-2019, 11:57 AM
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Thumbs up A Wise Choice

" dropped my bike,5 time at a light once.I pushed it,and parked till sober "

You're smarter than most I knew, almost all of them crashed when riding home from the bar whilst drunk, a few died, there's no "mulligan" button when you screw up whilst drunk .

I'm from a Scots/Irish family that's rife with mean drunks, I wish I'd not had the experience with them and the many other drunks I've had but that's life .
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