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Magos
04-03-2002, 02:10 PM
Well, my first poll...

incognito
04-03-2002, 02:14 PM
Well I have to go to the bus stop, don't I? School Bus that is. But that should soon be over, hopefully :D.

basilisk
04-03-2002, 04:07 PM
outside bad, inside good

Deckard
04-03-2002, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by basilisk
outside bad, inside good We fear natural lighting and true 3D objects (such as family members and "trees").

Pendragon
04-03-2002, 05:16 PM
The outside isn't *so* bad...

...I like stretching out with a laptop in the garden on a warm, sunny day. :) (Generally in the shade, which really defeats the object...)

Aside from that, whether I want to or not, living in the countryside demands my appearance in the outside world at all-too-frequent intervals.:(

incognito
04-03-2002, 05:19 PM
Well there's a difference between "city" outside and "country" outside, country outside can be really beautiful. City out city can be good, but sometimes it can be really ugly.

Pendragon
04-03-2002, 05:30 PM
country outside can be really beautiful

Oh indeed it can... the view I have now sat here (were it not midnight) is really beautiful. However, I've lived here all my life, and there's only so much pleasure one can get from the flawless views and rolling countryside... :)

The city is far more interesting, and there's a hell of a lot more to do to keep one's mind occupied. I mean, besides wrestling with code allday until a program pops out or surfing the web or go for walks there's not a hell of a lot to do here.

xlnk
04-03-2002, 05:46 PM
the outdoors rocks, so does the indoors. im half 'n half.

but I spend almost every day outside for at least 2 hours.

Cruxus
04-03-2002, 06:52 PM
If it's a nice day, I like to take full advantage of the great weather if I have any free time to do so at all. Unfortunately, it's spring, and the weather seesaws from warm and sunny to very cold, cloudy, and rainy or even snowy (for example, last Monday). Today, most of yesterday, and tomorrow are examples of the days I try to stay indoors: It's very cold for this time of year (31 F. in the morning with high temperatures in the mid forties). For a computer geek, I guess I'd be considered "outdoorsy."

If you think the country is all nice and beautiful, you haven't seen the ugly side of it; just as there are bad "ghetto" areas of the city, there are, too, poor, rundown, and overall ugly parts of the country. Take a look at a small, rural industrial town sometime. Everything about them tends to be ugly: the streams, the lakes, the streets, the houses, etc. Also, the suburbs aren't so much ugly (for the most part) as they are dull and monotonous: The roads are surrounded by subdivisions of houses and strips of gasoline stations, supermarkets, banks, and fast-food restaurants clustered in commercial areas. There are, of course, the parks, which can be pleasant on a nice day.

golfinguy4
04-03-2002, 07:09 PM
I don't know how I would survive without my sports + my comp. So, I guess i'm a half and half.

Betazep
04-03-2002, 07:50 PM
What is this *outside* place everybody keeps talking about?

Paveltc
04-03-2002, 08:22 PM
I usually go outside on the weekends to either ride my bike or to hang out with my friends.

jdinger
04-03-2002, 08:43 PM
I'm probably 60 (inside) - 40 (outside). Especially now that my son (7 years old) started skateboarding, I've started skating again (after 5 years of not). It's a lot easier to nollie heelflip when you're 17 than when you're 27! Ah! My aching back.

During the week I'm outside about 1 to 2 hours a day (not counting going to and from work, etc.). Weekends I'm outside 6 - 8 hours a day.

Prelude
04-03-2002, 08:46 PM
>We fear natural lighting
Yea, it causes cancer.

Fresh air can prematurely age your lungs, and nature in general results in undefined behavior. If I want to see trees then I'll search google for a jpeg.

-Prelude

novacain
04-03-2002, 09:55 PM
>>If I want to see trees then I'll search google for a jpeg.

I've got a view of a huge park out of the office window.

We have great weather here. A average is 12-27C about 250 days a year. Gets hotter or wetter but not much colder.

All that blue sky and endless golden beaches kinda makes you want to go outside and do something that may include exercise. (which is why I am inside looking at trains)

Rather get out on the ocean in my boat. No mobiles, no laptops and especially no boss, just wind and waves.

Oh, and the occasional fish, cephalopod or crustacean for my dinner.

adrianxw
04-04-2002, 12:59 AM
Weather dependent. 300 days a year, to dark, cold, windy, wet or combinations thereof. Other days, office and house tend demand some attention, but otherwise out.

minesweeper
04-04-2002, 03:47 AM
Outdoors is great. Why is was only this weekend that I scaled 7 mountains in North Wales over 4 days (bank holiday weekend). Being up a mountain battling against the harsh elements you get to see nature at it's most creative and it's most powerful, it's awesome!! Even if like me you do suffer from a bit of vertigo and happened to be scared out of your mind in places.

Esparno
04-04-2002, 01:32 PM
Why is was only this weekend that I scaled 7 mountains in North Wales over 4 days

Is that even possible?

Esparno
04-04-2002, 01:33 PM
I mean, isnt the whole point of getting to the top of a mountain, after all that dangerous climbing and hiking, to get to the top and yell "Ive done it" or something like that? And then sit and enjoy it, and/or watch the sunset from up there?

Pendragon
04-04-2002, 04:31 PM
...or start the long journey of dangerous climbing and hiking back down?

-KEN-
04-04-2002, 08:40 PM
Oooohh, I love to hike!! :( It's times like this that I wish that my state didn't have an average elevation of 5 feet :rolleyes: Damn! I'm such a great hiker, too. I never get tired and I love it.

tim545666
04-04-2002, 10:52 PM
I am outside about 4 huors a day right now (golf practice or play every single day), so I'm developing a farmer's tan (that's attractive!). I would die if I was always outside, but I would die faster if I had to stay inside all the time. I'd imagine most people here don't like sports as much as I do, but I can't see how people can go a few days without going outside.

minesweeper
04-05-2002, 02:38 AM
I mean, isnt the whole point of getting to the top of a mountain, after all that dangerous climbing and hiking, to get to the top and yell "Ive done it" or something like that? And then sit and enjoy it, and/or watch the sunset from up there?

It was my first time going up a mountain so for me it would have been fine to get to the top and feel an overwhelming sense of achievement just once. However the guys I was with were experienced hikers and climbers so for them the challenge was to do all the mountains in the area over one weekend and I just went along with them.

xds4lx
04-05-2002, 02:43 AM
I spend a lot of time outside, from walking my dogs, doing yardwork, camping, moutain biking, hiking, rafting, rock climbing. Sometimes it helps to go for a ride on your bike on a nice ruff trail to get the creative juices flowing.

MrWizard
04-05-2002, 03:38 AM
Come visit Seattle. It rains everyday and we boast the highest suicide rate in the country. I ask you, why would I ever want to go outside...here? Now when I go back to Florida to visit my family...that's another story :D

Series X4 1.0
04-05-2002, 01:06 PM
Pendragon

The city is far more interesting, and there's a hell of a lot more to do to keep one's mind occupied. I mean, besides wrestling with code allday until a program pops out or surfing the web or go for walks there's not a hell of a lot to do here.

Exactly my opinion.

The city is far more interesting - because it's alive(!) as opposed to the dark, dead, evil forest where I live. I always get a special feeling by walking around in the city a friday evening, while looking at all those dudes wandering around. I just got home to my dark evil forest again, so now it's time to get depressed. I think I'll go for a long walk tonight.


MrWizard

Come visit Seattle. It rains everyday and we boast the highest suicide rate in the country.

Stop the whining already! :rolleyes: I, for one, will at least contribute to Sweden's suicide statistics.

-KEN-
04-05-2002, 02:47 PM
Oh, and anyway, to answer the question, I'm outside most of the day. I'd die cooped up on this computer for TOO long.

>>I, for one, will at least contribute to Sweden's suicide statistics.

Is there any way that I could help you in that worthwhile ambition?

MrWizard
04-05-2002, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Series X4 1.0


Exactly my opinion.

The city is far more interesting - because it's alive(!) as opposed to the dark, dead, evil forest where I live. I always get a special feeling by walking around in the city a friday evening, while looking at all those dudes wandering around. I just got home to my dark evil forest again, so now it's time to get depressed. I think I'll go for a long walk tonight.



Stop the whining already! :rolleyes: I, for one, will at least contribute to Sweden's suicide statistics.

Who's whining? I was mearley extending an invitation to visit the city of Seattle.

Aran
04-05-2002, 07:19 PM
I love forests/woods... The city is cool too, but just too dark for me.

Give me a week in the woods and i'll be happy for a month.

Imperito
04-05-2002, 11:11 PM
Esparno, on the bit about the point of muntain climbing being to get to the top of the mountain, why did we send men to the Moon?

jdinger
04-06-2002, 10:35 PM
Esparno, on the bit about the point of muntain climbing being to get to the top of the mountain, why did we send men to the Moon?

Just to put a flag there and say we did it first? :rolleyes:

incognito
04-07-2002, 09:55 AM
Oooohh, I love to hike!! It's times like this that I wish that my state didn't have an average elevation of 5 feet


That high? I haven't really seen an elevation more than....I don't know I don't remember really seen elevations here in Miami, oh maybe golf courses.........



I'd imagine most people here don't like sports as much as I do, but I can't see how people can go a few days without going outside.


Well I do, I love baseball in particular, but now that I am not on a team, what's the point? I go sometimes with friends and we play in the park, but that's only sometimes.......








I love forests/woods... The city is cool too, but just too dark for me. Give me a week in the woods and i'll be happy for a month.


Wise words my friend, Wise Words.

xds4lx
04-07-2002, 11:37 PM
I dont think I would be able to finish any project if I coudlnt take some time off in the woods when I lost focus or my motivation.