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Bubba Dawg
10-03-2010, 08:35 AM
Cool and clear on The Mountain. Temps in the low 50's last night.

Nice fall weather.

Today after church I'll watch the Falcons game and then piddle around the house a bid.

Up here in the mountains, and maybe other places too, the word piddle means to either waste time doing little or nothing, or to work at something with less than a full effort.

TOTD: Do you enjoy down time, unstructured and unplanned hours, or days, where you don't have a set list of things to do and no particular schedule of when you do anything?

Personally, I really like to piddle. How about you? :D

hampshirebrit
10-03-2010, 09:53 AM
Changeable, windy and wet, w/ sunny intervals here in Teh Yuk.

TOTD: Sometimes I get up in the night to piddle, especially if I had a beer or two before I went to bed. Definitely not a waste of time, that. :p

Constitutionally Speaking
10-03-2010, 11:28 AM
Cool and clear on The Mountain. Temps in the low 50's last night.

Nice fall weather.

Today after church I'll watch the Falcons game and then piddle around the house a bid.

Up here in the mountains, and maybe other places too, the word piddle means to either waste time doing little or nothing, or to work at something with less than a full effort.

TOTD: Do you enjoy down time, unstructured and unplanned hours, or days, where you don't have a set list of things to do and no particular schedule of when you do anything?

Personally, I really like to piddle. How about you? :D



Cool and sunny here this AM - and it will be nice and warm in the afternoon. A PERFECT fall day here in Michigan.

Outside of work, I NEVER have a planned structure to my days. Not that I never do anything, but I stay as far away from a scheduled agenda as I can.

HarryHeart
10-03-2010, 11:46 AM
TOTD: Do you enjoy down time, unstructured and unplanned hours, or days, where you don't have a set list of things to do and no particular schedule of when you do anything?

Personally, I really like to piddle. How about you? :D

Overcast & drizzle overnight here. Nice morning, tho, at 52. Warmer than the last days. Giving the Jays their daily ration of peanuts. It's like an airport out there, one after another.

Do I piddle? Absolutely. It recharges you. But I call it puttering. Piddle has too many other definitions for me as I do work in health care :eek:

Calypso Jones
10-03-2010, 12:18 PM
cool, overcast I don't get to piddle like i used to. I don't have as much time. I enjoy piddling too. darn it.

SaintLouieWoman
10-03-2010, 12:59 PM
Beautiful day here in Sarasota. I piddle, putter, whatever you call it, particularly since I quit working and moved to Florida. SR teases me about it all the time. I just see too many things to do and don't schedule them in the same order he would. :D

Bubba Dawg
10-03-2010, 03:05 PM
Beautiful day here in Sarasota. I piddle, putter, whatever you call it, particularly since I quit working and moved to Florida. SR teases me about it all the time. I just see too many things to do and don't schedule them in the same order he would. :D

Miz Bubba has one way of looking at how things get done, and I have another. Females are just that way I guess. :p:D

I like to say when I'm not at work I am on Mountain Time, Goat Mountain Time.

Bubba Dawg
10-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Cool and sunny here this AM - and it will be nice and warm in the afternoon. A PERFECT fall day here in Michigan.

Outside of work, I NEVER have a planned structure to my days. Not that I never do anything, but I stay as far away from a scheduled agenda as I can.

Me too. I have too many things scheduled during my work day.

When I am away from work I just like to hang loose and do things spontaneously. I also do a lot of stuff in my non-work time, I just don't like schedules when I don't have to have one.

Bubba Dawg
10-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Overcast & drizzle overnight here. Nice morning, tho, at 52. Warmer than the last days. Giving the Jays their daily ration of peanuts. It's like an airport out there, one after another.

Do I piddle? Absolutely. It recharges you. But I call it puttering. Piddle has too many other definitions for me as I do work in health care :eek:

Yeah, I know that piddling have negative conotations. Some locals here say loaferin'.

Not loafing, but loafering.

SaintLouieWoman
10-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Me too. I have too many things scheduled during my work day.

When I am away from work I just like to hang loose and do things spontaneously. I also do a lot of stuff in my non-work time, I just don't like schedules when I don't have to have one.

That's how I like to take vacations, spontaneous. My idea of a greyt trip is to throw the hounds in the back of the wagon and just take off. But SR isn't too keen on those ideas, especially going out to Utah that way. So I guess we'll continue to take little trips around Floprida, which is also fun.

Bubba Dawg
10-03-2010, 05:33 PM
That's how I like to take vacations, spontaneous. My idea of a greyt trip is to throw the hounds in the back of the wagon and just take off. But SR isn't too keen on those ideas, especially going out to Utah that way. So I guess we'll continue to take little trips around Floprida, which is also fun.

Ever go up to Mt Dora?

http://www.whattodoinmtdora.com/?gclid=CKXutNLSt6QCFUxb2god-Xy0zA

SaintLouieWoman
10-03-2010, 08:18 PM
Ever go up to Mt Dora?

http://www.whattodoinmtdora.com/?gclid=CKXutNLSt6QCFUxb2god-Xy0zA

I never heard of it before. It looks interesting, especially the part about the "pet friendly" town. Til we ever find a dogsitter for the pooches, we either have to make quickie little trips to neighboring areas or haul them with us.

After their caper at the LaQuinta in Orlando (we got a call saying they were braying and "sounding like they were in distress") I'm leary about leaving them in a hotel room alone for a while. They did no damage, other than prompt nasty complaint calls from people in adjacent rooms. They usually don't open their mouths and make very little noise.

NJCardFan
10-03-2010, 08:35 PM
Raining and miserable

My dog Toby piddles.

Bubba Dawg
10-03-2010, 08:41 PM
I never heard of it before. It looks interesting, especially the part about the "pet friendly" town. Til we ever find a dogsitter for the pooches, we either have to make quickie little trips to neighboring areas or haul them with us.

After their caper at the LaQuinta in Orlando (we got a call saying they were braying and "sounding like they were in distress") I'm leary about leaving them in a hotel room alone for a while. They did no damage, other than prompt nasty complaint calls from people in adjacent rooms. They usually don't open their mouths and make very little noise.

I took Miz Bubba There a couple of times.

Okay, she took me there a couple of times. I think SR will love it. Make sure he remembers to thank me. :p:D

Shops and antiques. Neat little restaurants.

Nice daytrip.

RobJohnson
10-03-2010, 11:38 PM
Me too. I have too many things scheduled during my work day.

When I am away from work I just like to hang loose and do things spontaneously. I also do a lot of stuff in my non-work time, I just don't like schedules when I don't have to have one.


Same here.

I seemed to sleep most of the day Saturday & today was able to knock out a few projects.

I now have something that I have never had in my life, a garage door opener. Thirty years or so my dad bought one but it was never installed. This new house/duplex I bought had the machine but no remote. I found the remote & the directions online....I finally got pissed off and took the computer out to the garage so I could read as I figured it out...

I looked at two more houses on Friday, prices are starting to go up. We have a new federal detention center and up north near Reno/Sparks they are starting to build again.... Many of the detention employees moved here from CA, some have to rent for now.....others are buying right away. 250 new jobs and they start at $25 a hour.


So yes, I piddle at my homes, and I work at work. We had corporate types with cameras at work Friday morning at 8 AM to make sure I was ready for National Flu Shot day.....I ended up with a great score and my PA announcements made me a hero for the day.....

RobJohnson
10-03-2010, 11:48 PM
That's how I like to take vacations, spontaneous. My idea of a greyt trip is to throw the hounds in the back of the wagon and just take off. But SR isn't too keen on those ideas, especially going out to Utah that way. So I guess we'll continue to take little trips around Floprida, which is also fun.

I love sponataneous day trips, but not many of the locals here do.

I have plenty of company that will be here in the next couple of months from Illinois & Iowa....I know they will want to go, even if I have to pay for everything. :p

I love this little place www.chinaranch.com and it's less then an hour away.

They make great shakes...with dates & walnuts.....