What do you do to maintain your sanity?

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by Barbosa, Jul 10, 2011.


  1. Barbosa

    Barbosa Monkey+

    Well, I do several things.
    Read a lot - some fantasy stuff, but mostly WWII history and most recently German history from 1870 to 1938. Big WWII nut here. And I read and write about religion.

    Dungeons and Dragons, tactical board games, a couple PC games

    But now I've gotten into Radio Control Aircraft. I have a Bf 109 with a 55" (1400mm) wingspan.

    What do you guys and girls do to keep your mind off....current events?

    What's your Prozac?
     
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I moderate a couple of Sites that use the same software as the MONKEY SITE, and read extensively from many sources, available on the Internet. I have been a Ham Radio Operator for better than 40 years, and can be found chatting with friends all over the world, when the Bands are right. I was a Custom Ammunition Manufacturer of High Accuracy Ammunition, back in the day, and still like to build up loads for any new Weapons that join my Weapons Locker. I am an FFL, and have been for 30 years, and do like to pickup any new interesting Weapons, for a test run. Usually sell them off, after testing, because I don't like a particular aspect of their design. I take a lot of naps...... ..... YMMV....
     
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  3. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    What Sanity? b::
     
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  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    read, draw, paint, experiment, invent, practice getting lost in the woods,
    cut firewood, build model boats trains houses planes and buildings, cook, write (poetry and novels), play with my grandkids, work on my model trains, farm & garden, fire up my forge and beat some poor piece of iron into something new and usable, collect junk people threw out that i can rebuild and sell.. not much really, im already insane :D
     
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  5. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Glad to hear someone thinks I've kept my sanity! With all the people running around with clean white coats, you'd think they could help me get this stain off my hands :^)

    [beat]
     
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  6. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    THE WIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![beat][beat][aiw]
     
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  7. dystopia

    dystopia Monkey+

    I eat and drink alot and watch tv. No, really!
     
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  8. Barbosa

    Barbosa Monkey+

    I reckon I'll say a bit of band width and consolidate these replies...

    Bt, we have a bit in common. I held an FFL during the decade of the 80's. Gave it up in 91'. Also moderated several sites and was lead Admin of one up to last February. It was vBulletin as well. I also reloaded and my focus was /308 loads for a Savage Tactical. I was able to get 1/2 MOA at 300 yds. Had to sell the rifle to move to Texas.

    STANGF150...I hear ya! Once I get all the other voices to quiet down...*grinnin*

    beast...How in the world can you afford it?? I used to make plastic models kits for years. Recently I thought to get back into it, but damn....paint and kits are so expensive!!

    NVBeav...That MY straight jacket you got on!!

    Cephus...really good call that. My wife is the other half of my Prozac as well...*laffin*

    distopia...Whatever makes one feel good...as long has it harms no one else.
     
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I have a recording studio and lots of really great musician friends to play with. I write a lot and shoot every competition I can find. I ride motor cycles.
     
  10. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    WOOT WOOT WOOT! Who you calling sane boy? I never claimed to be sane. Think I will go play in the garden (pull some weeds and squash some big grasshoppers, maybe find something ready to pick and munch on). Might shoot a few rounds off the NW corner of the porch downrange to 100 yards, but of course that is only punching paper. Or, I might wait until after dark and use my game caller and see if I can nail a coyote or two back on the powerline (yes I have a NOD scope with IFR illuminator). Or, maybe I will crank up the boom box with some good tunes and sip rum chased with pepsi, and read a book. But, who said I was sane anyway?
     
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  11. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    I usually load up a couple of guns and go out and kill something. Actually I like taking a walk in the woods any time of the year. there are a few favorite spots where the moss is thick and the ferns are tall and the sun and shade try to occupy the same spot when there is a breeze. Then I go kill something. What was the question again?
     
  12. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I like to start projects. Finish them, not so much. My husband is constantly coming in behind me to finish up the latest half done project. What can I say, it's the design and launch that catches my obsession but once it's halfway to completion I lose interest in favor of another project I've cooked up.

    Current never-to-be-finished project is the custom restoration of an old 1950s coin op Sandy horse.... bought it in my teens and been dragging it around ever since.
     
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  13. Wheelsucker

    Wheelsucker Out of Airspeed, Altitude & Ideas

    Flying, cycling, shooting, backpacking... Everything else threatens my sanity.
     
  14. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    Surfing, shooting, & my dog!
     
  15. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Turn off the Tv, and take Walk, Outside.....
     
  16. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    pretending I'm just a sheeple. This gray man thing ain't so baaaad.
     
  17. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Sanity? What's sanity? I play Dungeons & Dragons (got my hubby hooked!), and our favorite game is 'what if'. 'What if your game became real'. 'What if you became your character'.
    Don't insult me by comparing me with those 'mentally healthy' people! :D :p [tf]
     
  18. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Get out of town and into the woods or along a river close by. Whether it is wheelin', shooting or hiking, makes no difference just being outdoors is all that matters to me.
     
  19. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    I remember all the good times I've had and think of all the bad times in HELL TPTB, Maniuplators, Power Freaks and Peodophiles will have when they go to meet their maker.

    REALLY!!!
    It just puts me in touch with the real power in our lives.
     
  20. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Sanity is an illusion and highly overated at that. At least that's what the voices tell me.
     
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