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what do you do on a rainy day, and someone smashed your laptop so you cant do online things???

no one to call, nowhere to go. just in your room. sitting on your bed. wondering. wtf am I going to do today?

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Yeah it's raining loads here too today. At the current moment I'm procrastinating by viewing threads on this forum (even though nothing is really happening here these days,) instead of researching PC stuff (which is quite boring after a short amount of time.) I've been playing Fable 2 again recently as well.

edit: also cleaning my room. vacuuming is my least favourite thing to do, because the sound drives me insane. Might be some kind of sensory processing/autism thing. It's not a normal reaction at least.

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I read. But I read every day.
what's good to read?

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Clean room or house.

Wash clothes.

Wash dishes.

Make some food.

Plan next day (some do, some don't do this).
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If the only reason I can’t use the Internet is because someone broke my laptop, I would use my iPad or something else.

I would read, play a video game, knit or crochet. If there was something I kept meaning to do, like tidying or reorganising, I could do that.

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what's good to read?
Depends on what your interests are. I'm interested in most subjects, so I'll read just about anything. I recently finished Anxious, by Joseph LeDoux, which I thought was really good. About the brain science of fear and anxiety. I'm currently reading about semantic pointer architecture in neural networks (Brain-Mind, by Paul Thagard) and neuroplasticity (The Mind and the Brain, by Jeffrey Schwartz), both of which are good so far. I have books about telomeres, epigenetics, and the science of stress next in my queue. And I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife. Which is pretty good. Maybe not your cup of tea, though.

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I read. But I read every day.
Same. Or I listen to an audiobook.

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It depends on what you like. My dad got me hooked on sci-fi/fantasy when I was a kid, so that's what I tend to read. The trick is finding one of those books that grabs you so much you can't put it down. It's what I used to do to get me through long flights.

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Same. Or I listen to an audiobook.



It depends on what you like. My dad got me hooked on sci-fi/fantasy when I was a kid, so that's what I tend to read. The trick is finding one of those books that grabs you so much you can't put it down. It's what I used to do to get me through long flights.
Where did you used to fly to?
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Where did you used to fly to?
Haha, that's a short question with a very long answer. My parents worked for the Foreign Service, so we went on trips at least once a year growing up. They moved overseas when I went to college, so for years I flew out twice a year to see them. After college, I lived overseas for four years, so more travel. I haven't been anywhere in the past few years, though.

EDIT: One of the places we lived was Indonesia, BTW, so we visited Bali and Australia.

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Haha, that's a short question with a very long answer. My parents worked for the Foreign Service, so we went on trips at least once a year growing up. They moved overseas when I went to college, so for years I flew out twice a year to see them. After college, I lived overseas for four years, so more travel. I haven't been anywhere in the past few years, though.

EDIT: One of the places we lived was Indonesia, BTW, so we visited Bali and Australia.
Oh, that's right - I think I remember seeing that somewhere on here before. That's fantastic - lots of travelling, would have been an interesting life for them.

And you need to be careful with mentioning Indonesia with me (as you probably know) - now I'll want to talk to you all about it. Might be a bit hard to shut me up.

Which part of Indonesia did you live in? Jakarta?
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Another thing you could do but it requires access to the internet (but you posted this so I guess you have limited access,) is write a small amount based on one of the prompts here in a notepad or something:

https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/

(a weird number of prompts recently have included tea parties as a setting.)

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Oh, that's right - I think I remember seeing that somewhere on here before. That's fantastic - lots of travelling, would have been an interesting life for them.

And you need to be careful with mentioning Indonesia with me (as you probably know) - now I'll want to talk to you all about it. Might be a bit hard to shut me up.

Which part of Indonesia did you live in? Jakarta?
Yes, it was Jakarta It was a long time ago - we left in 2002. My family's cat was actually born in Jakarta and is still hanging on.

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Yes, it was Jakarta It was a long time ago - we left in 2002. My family's cat was actually born in Jakarta and is still hanging on.
That's great. You probably lived in Menteng where all the Embassies are - I stayed in that area for a while.

Glad you're little cat is still hanging in there too. I like your avatar too btw.
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That's great. You probably lived in Menteng where all the Embassies are - I stayed in that area for a while.

Glad you're little cat is still hanging in there too. I like your avatar too btw.
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Do I really say what I'm thinking, or would it be in poor taste ?
would it consume more than 30 mins? I'm not going to rape any animals if that's what you're suggesting.

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If the internet goes out I guess I usually clean, organize the apartment, go to the supermarket, read if I have any books around at the time, cook, might call my dad or my sister. Lots of sleeping and eating. Normally I don't have much of any books on hand since my reading is done on the internet.

Usually I go batsh*t without the internet, and keep trying and trying to get it back up. Mess around with the modem, router, and laptop. Laptop failure is less common.
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