Thread: Warmish Wednesday
#1 Warmish Wednesday02-04-2009, 10:38 AM
We're having a very nice couple of days. Temps may get into the 60s today and tomorrow! Yay!
TOTD: In the book thread I mentioned that I was reading 'A Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto'. I finished it and passed it along to another loner who is loving it. The author dismantles a lot of cherished non-loner ideas about loners: we're shy, we're potential serial killers, we don't have friends, sex, or normal family relations, etc. She also points out that loners are more focused, amused, and self-reliant than non-loners.
Do you consider yourself a loner? Do you know any loners (IRL)? If you are a loner, has it caused you any trouble? If you aren't a loner, have you caused loners any trouble by annoying us with your perspective?
02-04-2009, 11:11 AM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
TOTD: I don't know if I'm a "loner" but I do love spending time alone - with a book, an old movie, or cooking monster dishes while listening to the opera. I also know that the time alone is finite, and that my spouse will be back after a certain amount of time. I think I appreciate the time alone because it's not ALL the time, if that makes sense."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
02-04-2009, 03:49 PM
It's cold here again. It's supposed to get in the 20's tonight.:(
TOTD: I wouldn't say I'm a loner but I don't have a huge social circle. I've pretty much kept the same two close friends over the years. I agree with Linda about alone time.Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
02-04-2009, 04:15 PMIf you aren't a loner, have you caused loners any trouble by annoying us with your perspective?
LONER = LOSER.
If a person only has three friends, it is probably because only three people can stomach being around them.
Is that annoying enough?
rm -rf obama*
02-04-2009, 04:30 PM
I know alot of people, but few are friends. Others are friends that I have not seen in years.
Like Linda & Shannon, I like my quiet time.
After being slammed with customers at work, the last thing I want to do after work is socialize. :D
02-04-2009, 04:33 PM
Cold. cold, cold here with more of same but even colder for the next couple of days.
TOTD. Wouldn't necessarily say I'm a loner, but I do spend a lot of time by myself. I enjoy company but a lot of my hobbies are single user.“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
St. Augustine of Hippo
02-04-2009, 04:35 PM
Unless it's a female visitor that comes alone, I hate company.
If she tries to show up with the kids, I end things pretty quickly.
02-04-2009, 05:59 PM
It's 79 degrees here...clear and sunny skies, but I'm sure there is a dark cloud over Sacramento.
When I got divorced, I wanted lots of time to myself. I still enjoy it...it's very relaxing and healthy. I wouldn't call myself a loner, but I am certainly not a social butterfly.
02-04-2009, 09:15 PM
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- Central Florida
COLD, COLD, COLD!!! Record low forecast tonight!
TOTD: I'd consider myself one. It's more of a personal choice. I like my quiet time, find loud/talkative people annoying, and trust only a few people. I think about the only trouble it causes is when I need references...I'll call people and they might remember me, but don't know much about me."Because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex; it will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principals and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours." -Reagan
02-04-2009, 10:04 PM
Supposed to get down to 11 by tomorrow morning but it's supposed to be in the 60's by the weekend! Yay!
I was a loner...till I got married. :DMay the FORCE be with you!
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