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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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What the heck do you do when you're bored?
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:47:25 AM »
It's too cold to practice, and we don't have any heat.

I don't feel like playing halo because my kill death ratio is dropping, and I think it's because of the TV screen.  It's too dark, and I'm used to playing on my friends giant projector. 

It's too dark to skate.

I've been reading all day and now I'm tired of it.

Today was my first time watching TV since like October of last year, and there's nothing on as usual.



I'm soo freking bored!!!
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Offline j_menz

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 12:51:24 AM »
You could always tidy your room.  :P
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 12:52:12 AM »
I typically study for my math class when I am insanely bored.

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 01:31:06 AM »
Too dark to skate?  Dear me -- brings back college days (in Minnesota, USA -- where it really does get cold).  I was accustomed to practice in the late evening -- 10 PM to 11:30 PM -- when I could use the chapel organ rather than one of the practice organs.  And afterwards I would go skating for a while... just a few street lights on the campus.  Never too dark to skate!
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 01:37:05 AM »
Too dark to skate?  Dear me -- brings back college days (in Minnesota, USA -- where it really does get cold).  I was accustomed to practice in the late evening -- 10 PM to 11:30 PM -- when I could use the chapel organ rather than one of the practice organs.  And afterwards I would go skating for a while... just a few street lights on the campus.  Never too dark to skate!

I meant skateboarding lol.

It's pretty dangerous throwing yourself on a ledge, or skating a half pipe when you can't see.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 01:52:32 AM »
I drink whiskey when its too cold to practice.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 01:55:47 AM »
Who has time to be bored?  There's always stuff to do.....

You could come over and clean my apartment.  It's really fun.  Bring a chisel.  I haven't cleaned for a while.  Plenty of character building stuff here.


If you're just starting college/music school, study up on some stuff you know will be coming up in the future.  Theory, history, skill at chord naming/ear training, etc.  Get your hands on a syllabus, work ahead, alleviate some stress that will inevitably come up in the future.

Exercise.  Clean.  Organize things.  Practice more.  Sleep.  Rest.  Watch movies.  Explore town, etc.  Research.  Research shopping items. Browse Amazon and the library.  
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 01:56:38 AM »
I usually either go on Pianostreet or just listen to music/find new music on YouTube.

And by the way, r_4, I retract my statement about Rachmaninoff's first sonata being boring. I think I like it better than the second.

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 01:59:42 AM »


And by the way, r_4, I retract my statement about Rachmaninoff's first sonata being boring. I think I like it better than the second.

I know, it's freaking awesome dude!
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 02:03:52 AM »
How about working on that Mysterium?
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 02:05:17 AM »
How about working on that Mysterium?

It's too cold to practice!
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 02:08:33 AM »
It's too cold to practice!

I'm not talking about practicing. Just write down whatever comes to mind, I'm sure Scriabin wouldn't get mad because of it.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 02:12:40 AM »
Compose?
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013, 02:35:15 AM »
It's too cold to practice!

I believe the top of Mt Everest is also known to be a little chilly ofttimes. You'll need to get ready for that. Rather difficult to play in ski mitts.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013, 02:43:52 AM »
I believe the top of Mt Everest is also known to be a little chilly ofttimes. You'll need to get ready for that. Rather difficult to play in ski mitts.

I was waiting for someone to say that lol.

But temperature isn't a problem because we'll install air conditioning!!! ;D
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #15 on: January 21, 2013, 02:46:32 AM »
Why not just turn the heat up?
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 02:48:40 AM »
Why not just turn the heat up?

We don't have any.

Dude, did you read the first comment? :P
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 03:03:40 AM »
I've been trying to give myself a healthy reminder: http://internetsarcasm.com/

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #18 on: January 21, 2013, 03:08:27 AM »
Get a space heater.  You must have electricity.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #19 on: January 21, 2013, 04:05:52 AM »
To return to the main point, I maintain a list of unappealing tasks that I really should do. If I get bored, I do something from the list. I haven't been bored, ever, since I started it.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #20 on: January 21, 2013, 04:19:39 AM »
To return to the main point, I maintain a list of unappealing tasks that I really should do. If I get bored, I do something from the list. I haven't been bored, ever, since I started it.

Unappealing tasks are usually boring.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #21 on: January 21, 2013, 07:43:45 AM »
To the OP.  Try playing Magic Cards.  Unlike the belief from morons who haven't given the game more than a ten-second look, it's a very deep game that requires a lot of strategy, and it's just fun as hell as a pickup game.

It's similar to chess in the notion that the goal is to defeat your opponent (but unfortunately, due to card draws, there is a pretty small chance element)

You build a deck (there are tons of types... you can do a cheap creature deck, a deck that forces your opponent to remove all their cards from the game... a deck that uses flying dudes, steal the other players cards until end of game, etc. etc.), and you play against other people.

It's not a fanatic game where you have to dress as a wizard to play, and you don't have to play like these games are portrayed in shows/movies.  It's got a huge demographic that play, people are genuine, and they are all logical thinkers, because that is the root of the game.

Anyways, if you haven't tried yet, get this on XBL (if you have an Xbox... I'm assuming you do if you play Halo).  It is one of the most addicting things I've gotten into, and it's not a brain-rot activity like sitting and watching reality TV (which a lot of people tend to do these days).  It's stimulating, makes you plan moves ahead, has a creative element, but isn't as 'intense' as an 'intense' chess game would be haha.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #22 on: January 21, 2013, 01:53:17 PM »
train/workout/skills practice.
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piano (stuff that is just for fun).
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anime.

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #23 on: January 21, 2013, 02:43:25 PM »
I'm never bored!!!!! Never!!! How does it even feel to be bored?   :-\ You could just think about things and imagine what you want or something...

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #24 on: January 21, 2013, 04:47:55 PM »
Watch something, play something, read something, or listen to something.

Riveting I know.


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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #25 on: January 21, 2013, 06:45:21 PM »
Ya you could study theory, read sheet music and practice rhythm, also ear training

When youre cold, eat big meals and drink hot tea.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #26 on: January 21, 2013, 08:13:26 PM »
browse piano street

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I don't feel like playing halo because my kill death ratio is dropping, and I think it's because of the TV screen.  It's too dark, and I'm used to playing on my friends giant projector. 

you could play a real fps - with skill, on a pc - with a mouse and keyboard.

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #27 on: January 21, 2013, 10:19:57 PM »
- Read informational books
- Write something down, if that's possible with the cold climate
- Fantasize about Valentina Lisitsa
- Listen to different interpretations of the pieces you're working on
- Annoy people on forums like these
- Drink alcohol until you pass out if you don't care about your brain capacities


Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #28 on: January 21, 2013, 11:54:38 PM »

- Annoy people on forums like these




I didn't know I was annoying, sorry.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #29 on: January 22, 2013, 12:04:52 AM »
I didn't know I was annoying, sorry.

I'm not implying that :) .. You could if you want to, though.

Any solutions yet for your boredom?


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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #30 on: January 22, 2013, 12:06:35 AM »
I'm not implying that :) .. You could if you want to, though.

Any solutions yet for your boredom?



No I have no freaking solutions for my boredom!

I have a paper to do tomorrow though, I should probably start that. 

And I have some Calc homework to take care of.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #31 on: January 22, 2013, 12:48:23 AM »
There always seem to be plenty of jobs and duties around the house and section which need doing. Boredom is not an option for me. Lawns need mowing, garden needs weeding, house needs vacuuming and cleaning, something always seems to go wrong and need fixing, various wooden bits need painting, tap washers need replacing, outlets unblocking.....there is never an end to it. I haven't experienced idleness for ages.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #32 on: January 22, 2013, 01:14:57 AM »
There always seem to be plenty of jobs and duties around the house and section which need doing. Boredom is not an option for me. Lawns need mowing, garden needs weeding, house needs vacuuming and cleaning, something always seems to go wrong and need fixing, various wooden bits need painting, tap washers need replacing, outlets unblocking.....there is never an end to it. I haven't experienced idleness for ages.

You seem to have enough distraction which makes you forget the essential boredom, if there was any.  8)

I personally feel bored pretty quick. I play the piano for about 2 hours and after that awakens a mental gap when I stop. I read some books and look at the clock until it's time to sleep again. Waiting for the next day, going to work and be some person in society. I work, work, and suddenly I'm looking into my bank account. The digits are there and I can pay my mortgage again. Typing this, the boredom could eventually lead to suicidal tendencies. Ouch!

Offline Bob

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #33 on: January 22, 2013, 02:28:14 AM »
Maybe not bored, but restless?  Tired of doing whatever you're supposed to be doing?  Thinned out? 
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #34 on: January 22, 2013, 04:06:13 AM »
Learn about physics!

Build robots

Make guitars

Do hair
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #35 on: January 23, 2013, 03:25:20 AM »
Do Hair?  The musical?
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #36 on: January 23, 2013, 05:22:22 AM »
No, its from the nanny. Fran does hair when she gets stressed. Idk. When im bored, i look at stuff i want to be good at, such as study of polyrhythms, or study piano repair and acoustics. You could prank call people!
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #37 on: January 23, 2013, 05:46:51 AM »
Plot ways to get revenge on those who have wronged you.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #38 on: January 23, 2013, 09:21:10 PM »
Fire proof your house
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #39 on: January 27, 2013, 03:01:55 PM »
Going on Facebook and reading everyone's statices from when they first started.
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #40 on: January 27, 2013, 04:58:05 PM »
I write or read or practise magic tricks  ;D

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #42 on: January 30, 2013, 03:31:11 AM »
Practice piano!

But in all seriousness, I'll probably read something, or study, or play Tetris. :P

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #43 on: February 01, 2013, 11:45:52 PM »
I wish I had time to get bored.  :-\  Ok, so I'm bored with my tasks sometimes, but as I still have to do them, I do them when I'm bored. But I wish I could be idle as well ... that's when I get all these new, exciting ideas.

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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #44 on: February 02, 2013, 02:59:21 AM »
Hunt for Asian unicorns?
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Re: What the heck do you do when you're bored?
«Reply #45 on: February 05, 2013, 01:40:40 AM »
what to do when you're bored... I usually do nothing when I'm bored, and just complain to whoever is near that I'm bored. usually it's my cat though :/