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Posted: 10/18/2004 4:49:31 PM EST
My wife and kids are on a 5 day camping trip, I had no more vacation time to burn. At first, I think it's gonna be "cool", you know, "batchin'" it, but it's not. Alone, in a big house, drinkin' beer, with nothing better to do than up my post count talkin' to you saps about nothing at all. Oh well, the beer part is fun!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 4:53:25 PM EST
Aww, c'mon. You're never truly alone so long as you have PORN.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 4:54:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
My wife and kids are on a 5 day camping trip, I had no more vacation time to burn. At first, I think it's gonna be "cool", you know, "batchin'" it, but it's not. Alone, in a big house, drinkin' beer, with nothing better to do than up my post count talkin' to you saps about nothing at all. Oh well, the beer part is fun!
www.cymba.com/we-want-beer.jpg



*cough*thatswhatsicktimeisfor*­cough*
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 4:57:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 4:57:53 PM EST by warlord]
You should learn to reload ammo, something that you can do by yourself. If you get one those Dillon machines you can load your own 45ACP ammo for something like 10¢/round depending if you use lead or jacketed bullets. And you can probably load a 500-600 in an evening going at a very liesurely pace.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:04:16 PM EST
Time to crank up one of the "Veiw from the Vault" DVD's

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006FDAZ/002-2703178-5282403?v=glance
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:10:18 PM EST
Ba, I have lived by myself since I moved out.

I pass time by talking to the man in my refridgerator. His name is Dr. Peterson. He tells me to burn things...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:13:46 PM EST
Dude, I'm jealous. Since moving up here from the PRK. I've had just 3 days away from my wife.

I've been married 22 years and count everyday alone as a good day. Enjoy the solitude!!!

If it was me, I'd be shooting, after taking a long motorcycle ride. Then maybe do some fishing. Then I'd get a bunch of stuff around the house done.

Life would be good!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:16:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Aww, c'mon. You're never truly alone so long as you have PORN.




This may be blasphemy here, but after a few days solid, even porn gets old........


Beer is another story.


I know what you mean though Camp Ninja, when a creature of habit, even a little bit of time alone seems a bit out of place. It seems that even if you have things to do, you forget about what those things are. Almost as if in a daze.....
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:26:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Time to crank up one of the "Veiw from the Vault" DVD's

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006FDAZ/002-2703178-5282403?v=glance



Got 'em all, have cranked 'em up!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:27:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By migradog:
Dude, I'm jealous. Since moving up here from the PRK. I've had just 3 days away from my wife.

I've been married 22 years and count everyday alone as a good day. Enjoy the solitude!!!

If it was me, I'd be shooting, after taking a long motorcycle ride. Then maybe do some fishing. Then I'd get a bunch of stuff around the house done.

Life would be good!



I took my '74 Honda CB 750Four out for a six hour ride yesterday....paradise!

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:28:09 PM EST
Cry me a river - for the last 8 years, my fiancee and I have lived in the same city for TWO of them. Currently, we see each other for about one weekend every three or four weeks


Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:28:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
You should learn to reload ammo, something that you can do by yourself. If you get one those Dillon machines you can load your own 45ACP ammo for something like 10¢/round depending if you use lead or jacketed bullets. And you can probably load a 500-600 in an evening going at a very liesurely pace.



I do reload, and I have more than I'll ever need, thus, drinkin' beer and upping my post count talkin' to you saps!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:29:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Cry me a river - for the last 8 years, my fiancee and I have lived in the same city for TWO of them. Currently, we see each other for about one weekend every three or four weeks





Shit man, you ever gonna marry this gal?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:57:21 PM EST
When I first got divorced it was very strange to live somewhere without
the noise of a family + pets .

Now I can only take that sort of din in small doses
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:31:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:13:07 PM EST
Well I always live alone so Im used to it
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:20:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Cry me a river - for the last 8 years, my fiancee and I have lived in the same city for TWO of them. Currently, we see each other for about one weekend every three or four weeks





Shit man, you ever gonna marry this gal?




Actually, we're PLANNING on getting married next summer. We both have a conference we're going to in Hawaii, so wee're going to go a week early, got to Kauai and get married there - and then go to the conference.

It's a little embarassing to have been engaged for about six years
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:28:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Cry me a river - for the last 8 years, my fiancee and I have lived in the same city for TWO of them. Currently, we see each other for about one weekend every three or four weeks





Shit man, you ever gonna marry this gal?




Actually, we're PLANNING on getting married next summer. We both have a conference we're going to in Hawaii, so wee're going to go a week early, got to Kauai and get married there - and then go to the conference.

It's a little embarassing to have been engaged for about six years



So...are you going to live together after you get married??

I see two differnt people with two different lives. How does ones give up his/her goal to meet up with the partner? I'm not seeing it.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:32:36 PM EST
my room mates have been gone since saterday morning. i have been drinking since then at a slow but sure pace. i have polised off a few bottles of high proof shnapps and a case or so of bud bottles, and some random almost empty bottles. i have to go to work wensday so i better straigten my ass out tomarow
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:34:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 8:42:18 PM EST by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Roadhawk:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Cry me a river - for the last 8 years, my fiancee and I have lived in the same city for TWO of them. Currently, we see each other for about one weekend every three or four weeks





Shit man, you ever gonna marry this gal?




Actually, we're PLANNING on getting married next summer. We both have a conference we're going to in Hawaii, so wee're going to go a week early, got to Kauai and get married there - and then go to the conference.

It's a little embarassing to have been engaged for about six years



So...are you going to live together after you get married??

I see two differnt people with two different lives. How does ones give up his/her goal to meet up with the partner? I'm not seeing it.





It's a career thing right now. We're not living apart because we want to, but because at this point in our careers, one of us would essentially have to completely abandon our career in order for us to live in the same town. (it's hard to explain, but tenure-track jobs at research universities in a very specific field are few and far between, and once you step out of academia, it's almost impossible to step back in).

So, no, we won't be able to live together immediately after we are married. However, we both go up for tenure in three years, and at that point we will probably resolve it. If she gets tenure, I'll be willing to step down and move to her city, and if I get tenure she'll step down and move here - and we'll jsut take whatver job, whether tenure-track or not that we can get in order to be in the same city. Alternatively, we might find new jobs at universities other than either of the ones we are currently at.

So it'll almost certainly be resolved in the next three or four years. Since we're going to spend the rest of our lives together, a few years more won't be impossible to take. (Not saying I like it, but that it's doable).



I should probably clarify that it's not like we live very separate lives and just ocasionally run into each other. We call each other between four and eight times a day and spend hours on the phone every day. I practially wear a headset most of the time I'm at home, and we also work on research together ocassionally (have a big theory paper being published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in a few months). In the Fall, she drives up to St. Louis as often as she can - but right now we're both very busy so it's only every three or four weeks - and in the Spring I drive to Nashville as often as I can (usually every two weeks). We spend most of our summers together, and go to at least three conferences together every year (where we usually stay longer before/after the conference).
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