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Old 09-20-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I have one friend who is off at a balloon fest, another off to teach a workshop, a third off to dance practice.

Me, I just got done with the brisket, slicing it up, putting it in the freezer. 90 minutes or so of focused activity with the mind free to ponder situations (such as what would a man think to open up my ice box and see it stuffed with beef and fish).

What do you do on a free day to calm the mind?
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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Depending on my mood, I'll either get up early or sleep in for an few extra hours. Once I'm up, I'll usually grab a cup of coffee from Royal Farms or a latte from the local independent coffee shop, and then pick up some art supplies from Michaels, A.C. Moore or Hobby Lobby. Then I'll head to the library to work on some assignments, or just browse the internet for a couple hours. I'll likely make it to the gym for an hour at some point before it closes at 7:30 p.m. Once it's dark, I'll head to a friend's house to hang out, or if I'm not feeling social, then I'll just catch a buzz and veg on the couch by myself.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Today is a pretty typical day.

I slept in for an hour, then got up and fed the cats. Then I sat down on the couch with the morning news and my laptop. Dozed off. Woke up about 45 minutes later and made myself some coffee. Surfed the 'net. Then got dressed and took the dog for a nice 4.5 mile walk. Had lunch. Mowed the lawn. Dug up part of the garden. Am now surfing the net some more. After a brief rest, I will do some more yard work and potentially some house work, although I much prefer the yard work. Tonight, I will make myself some dinner, probably clean my kitchen thoroughly, do some laundry. Then surf some more internet while the TV is on and head to bed. Rinse and repeat, for the most part, tomorrow.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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The 1st two responses suggest well-balanced individuals without mental health issues.
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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The 1st two responses suggest well-balanced individuals without mental health issues.
That made me laugh. I suppose I do a good job with keeping it together, at least externally. However, internally speaking, I feel quite marginalized because of my sexual orientation.

Gay people, particularly males, weren't socialized the same way straight people were. Straight people date, get married, then produce children (most of them). Gay people are forgotten about and ostracized, which is why I personally believe that we have a more difficult time adjusting to life. There's no real emphasis on dating and eventually finding a partner, which, IMO, explains why most gay men are hypersexual. It's all about hooking up, and the same holds true even for older males. Also, do a web search for "heterosexual privilege" to learn more.
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