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Old Posted May 10, 2020, 5:42 PM
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Oh yes, lots of cooking. Making a German style goulash this afternoon with meat we got form a local bakery that's repurposed a bit and doing bulk orders. Will see how it tuns out!
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Oh yes, lots of cooking. Making a German style goulash this afternoon with meat we got form a local bakery that's repurposed a bit and doing bulk orders. Will see how it tuns out!
Tonight I am giving myself a break (I did butter chicken last night) and getting some Greek Takeout.
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Old Posted May 10, 2020, 5:47 PM
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^Last night was our break! Got some burgers from a local bar that's doing takeout, and discovered they were also serving draught beer in mason jars. That's definitely not legal, but who am I to say no?
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^Last night was our break! Got some burgers from a local bar that's doing takeout, and discovered they were also serving draught beer in mason jars. That's definitely not legal, but who am I to say no?
, at this point I would take beer in a tankard with a smile!
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I've been geocaching pretty regularly more of less for over two years....so that hobby helps pass time, although I usually only go geocache hunting at night,
Seriously question do you think the popularity of this activity has anything to do with sharing canabis?

I have a "friend" who caches his weed stash and uses this as a weight loss activity.
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Old Posted May 10, 2020, 6:29 PM
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I just came back from Home Depot, which just reopened yesterday in Ontario. Lineup outside of 39 people, only 17% of us wearing masks (including me), though everyone was good about the physical distancing. I think everyone has been well-trained by the grocery stores. Most of the staff were not wearing masks, although they had plexiglass dividers at the checkout and they’re only accepting debit/credit.

Don’t think I want to go to these stores very often right now, especially if I’m short on time. But today being a Sunday, I didn’t mind waiting.

Driving around in London this afternoon, I saw quite a few driveway Mother’s Day meetings (visitors on the driveway, parents on the porch.) It was nice to see.
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Old Posted May 10, 2020, 7:44 PM
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Besides Work and Kids: How are you passing the time?

Drinking lots of local beer and youporn.
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Old Posted May 10, 2020, 7:51 PM
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Drinking lots of local beer and youporn.
Same here
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Seriously question do you think the popularity of this activity has anything to do with sharing canabis?

I have a "friend" who caches his weed stash and uses this as a weight loss activity.
Man, I never even heard of that association with the activity. The whole hobby came to be popular due to the GPS becoming widespread for public consumption and allowed for civilian use on May 2nd, 2000. With cellular phones nowadays, there's been more people doing it off their cell phones, like me. It's a great hobby especially for now....you can find these containers with a log sheet to write your name in in VERY isolated areas......but no, there's no connotation to drug activity with this activity, this is a pretty family friendly hobby. Cache is just referring to the container, geo referring to how the whole world is technically the game board, as this activity spans worldwide.

There's a sizable group of geocachers across Canada and the states....plenty of west coasters, Ontarians and people from other provinces.
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 2:06 AM
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My goulash turned out amazing. Next up is salmon tartare- we went in with some friends in the restaurant industry and got amazing quality salmon.
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If you or anyone you know has a playstation, you can get Farm Simulator 19 for free. Its better than crack coccaine. You can even get mods so you can farm on ocean side properties.

Otherwise get a VR headset and play some firewall zerohour.

I cannot understate how much VR is replacing my need to socialize with people beyond my direct family. There's a bizarre form of intamacy that comes from being so detached from your immediate surroundings and so deeply entrenched in the literal breathing patterns of another human.(FYI body noises being picked up by the mic is the worst/best part of VR).
VR is awesome. Don't regret investing in the headset one bit. Elite Dangerous is one of my new favourites... ever dogfight in space? Childhood dream accomplished
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 2:42 AM
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 1:27 PM
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Between working from home and minding the children there has not been a ton of extra time. When I'm not doing those things there is always some task or household chore that needs doing, and if not that then procrastinating with ssp or twitter

I have not watched a single movie or read a single book during the quarantine so far... as much as I'd like to, there's just no way. By the time the kids get to bed there's too much stuff to do. Then around 10 pm I usually sit down on the couch with the Mrs. for a nightcap and just talk about what's going on, what needs doing, etc., maybe watch something on TV. That hour is the most relaxing part of the day by far.

I was running on the regular for the first month and a half but that has dropped off a bit... it's tough to keep ducking into the basement to run on the treadmill while my wife gets stuck juggling kids and her job.

I suppose that on the whole I don't find that I have any extra time on my hands as a result of all this.
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 1:58 PM
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I'm just waiting for a nice day to clean up my small front garden. I planted pumpkin seed about a month ago indoors that need to go outside now. At least hardware and garden centres are open again. Between working out (glad I bought a bow flex 2 years ago), walking my dog 4-5 times a day, I have been checking out local breweries and distilleries. I'm glad there are other members on here doing these little design competitions, I'm finding that to be relaxing. the one thing I'm looking forward to right now is the donation box at value Village to open back up so I can purge half of my stuff. I'm feeling a little trapped by clutter.

I need to stay off amazon, I've been online shopping a little too much.
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the one thing I'm looking forward to right now is the donation box at value Village to open back up so I can purge half of my stuff. I'm feeling a little trapped by clutter.
Between the Marie Kondo frenzy last year and covid-inspired decluttering this year, the thrift stores must be absolutely exploding with stuff these days...
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 2:16 PM
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I don't have any more time to "pass" than I did before. So mostly work, and working out.

Weekends have been taken up by a kitchen reno, which I would have done anyway. A lack of other social life events just means getting more done.

Thank fuck Home Depot opened again. I'm one of those guys who needs to stand in the aisle for half an hour staring at fittings and piecing them together. And probably make two runs back to get the right parts. That's a freaking two week delay when it I have to order online.

We got up on time so we could be there for opening. It snowed. It was essentially Christmas!
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 2:26 PM
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Old Posted May 11, 2020, 2:29 PM
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I work from home and we have a 5 month-old, so work and kids take up the majority of my time under any circumstance.

That said, I have been doing a few things that I wouldn't normally be doing. I've jumped on the bread-making bandwagon, and I've also been making my own kombucha and cooking a lot more. I also started growing vegetables from seed with the help of a Jiffy tray and grow light. I was afraid that garden stores would be closed completely this season, and that there would be a shortage of vegetables in the summer - although both of those fears were misplaced.
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