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Take a nap Woran. I'll allow it.

At some jobs I just snuck off to an out of the way store room for secret naps. Cant do it at the new office :(


I worked in radio for several years. At one station the overnights were satellite programming, which meant all I had to do was update the weather every 3 hours. I'd record the 3 a.m. weather at 1 am then sleep until 4:30. Never got caught. What a great job.

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Just went for a large durian and mangosteen party with my company, and because the durian stocks were late to arrive, we actually ran the store out of durians.


Durians are the ones that smell appalling but taste delicious, aren't they?

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To me as long as we're outdoors,they smell delicious. Just don't put them in a confined space.


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Well I'm happy today because yesterday evening my friend came home early.

I might have also not be getting paid as much as one of my clients just went on maternity leave...but it's a) not forever and b) it's a joyous thing...I'm told.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
One client eh? what is it you do for a living?

I'm a pet sitter/dog walker/guy that takes care of animals for people.

Also I'm a guy not getting paid because I have this stupid idea that family (and one or two family friends) shouldn't pay for my service...

After this week I'm ready to rethink that but I doubt I'll change it since I'm always too damn nice..

Yeah you gottsa get paid.


Woran wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Take a nap Woran. I'll allow it.
At some jobs I just snuck off to an out of the way store room for secret naps. Cant do it at the new office :(

I had a friend at walmart that did that. HE even won employee of the month. The bar is set real low.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Woran wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Take a nap Woran. I'll allow it.
At some jobs I just snuck off to an out of the way store room for secret naps. Cant do it at the new office :(
I had a friend at walmart that did that. HE even won employee of the month. The bar is set real low.

Ive had several jobs where at some point during the day, everything you had to do, and everything you could do extra was just done. You could wander around bored, pretending to be busy, or disappear for an hour, taking a secret nap.


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The hardest job I ever had was at a soybean bagging plant. It was really, really hard work and I only got paid minimum wage. I told everyone I had a congenital problem with my G.I. tract so I could take 30 minutes naps in the bathroom...lol


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Considering my job involves driving heavy equipment and wielding tools that can cut through stone like butter nap time is completely off the table.


captain yesterday wrote:
Considering my job involves driving heavy equipment and wielding tools that can cut through stone like butter nap time is completely off the table.

Yeah probably don't nap on the giant metal death machine.


*launches into frenzied air guitar solo*


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*bashes a drums set into oblivion while throat screaming about death and stuff*


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In one of my previous jobs, I worked as a janitor and actually DID nap for a bit just before the end of my shift.

IT didn't work out that well...

But yeah I gets paid for this gig. :)


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Well on this night shift job the real struggle for about the first year was not sleeping on the job. Coffee became a dear friend.


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It wasn't a night shift (since the warehouse closed after 11 pm) but getting up at 5:45 and staying awake until 4 pm was a REAL pain.


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I tell people the Siesta tradition is on point. It should be a world wide thing.


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I can only agree.

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I made a sub!

Ingredients for 2 subs:
480g eggplant
230g okra (or ladies finger)
140g shrimp

The fillings fell all over the place as I was eating it but gosh, the sub is solid. Eating one made me feel full already, unlike the portobello shroom burgers where eh...not really.

Eating mostly I tasted the shrimp and the garlic on the eggplant. The okra fried with kecap manis, not so much.


Looks good. If you don't want to lose as many toppings try cutting out a groove in the egg plant for them to set in.


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So my first game of my new campaign went fabulously. Got the party together started them into the first dungeon. Good times were had by all.


Awesome!

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I ate too many burritos. Bit nauseous now. Worth it.


I did that with quesadillas yesterday.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
I tell people the Siesta tradition is on point. It should be a world wide thing.

Napping helps me a lot, especially when I've been sleep deprived for what feels like a month...


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Food and sleep I like this forum we talk about my favorite things.

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I will try the groove thing though I got an eggplant ban from my mom.(It lowers blood pressure and mine is like 94/60)

Also this week's stew of 160g lentils,4 tomatoes,1 chayote, 1 red pepper,600g eggplant, 400g cucumber didn't turn out too well. It was rather bland despite me adding onions, garlic, bay leaves, salt, pepper, basil, thyme and oregano. I think I will take out the cucumbers and fry them with samsui sauce instead.

I didn't think black beans had so much flavour on their own. It'll be weird not having eggplant since I cut down on lentils, and eggplant is filling but okay, mom...

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Today I box jumped onto a 24 inch box =) That's more then 1/3rd my height lol.

Also, I really need to get back on the rock climbing wall(didn't manage to book slots recently). Latest inbody scan indicates I did gain muscle on my lower body but lost it on my upper body and arms, resulting in a higher body fat percentage. Yes,its about 20 percent atm ><

It might also be all the emphasis on cardio training - I just ran 5.6 km or so to the swimming pool, then plopped in for a 1 km swim.

I've also been eating too many things deviating from my standard foods for my own good.


I wish my problems were having to low of a blood pressure. (actually my blood pressure is like perfect but if it was to low I could definitely get it back up.)

All those spices and still kind of bland. Weird.

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Cucumbers and eggplants absorb flavor and there was a lot added. Also I suspect blackbeans are more flavourful then lentils. I will take out the cucumbers and eggplant, replace the eggplant with more cucumber for a stir fry, then we see how the stew tastes like.


I need to make eggplant Parmesan subs again. It turned out so well last time.

(Que Woran any minute now)

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Yeah eggplants have the texture of jerky when toasted. I actually prefer it if there are some juices (like prawn juice) for it to absorb, then it becomes delightful. I think eggplant and prawn go well together.


I try to avoid the sea bugs they are high in cholesterol from what I understand but I do occasionally make shrimp scampi.

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70g of chicken breast would be around 58 mg of cholesterol while 70g of shrimp would be 105 mg cholesterol, so yep prawn tends to be higher in cholesterol. Let me go run through my nom list and do a cholesterol check. Though I never had cholesterol issues per se and I'm very fond of green tea.

Eeep squid(or calamari) is 66mg cholesterol/28g!


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70g of chicken breast would be around 58 mg of cholesterol while 70g of shrimp would be 105 mg cholesterol, so yep prawn tends to be higher in cholesterol. Let me go run through my nom list and do a cholesterol check. Though I never had cholesterol issues per se and I'm very fond of green tea.

Eeep squid(or calamari) is 66mg cholesterol/28g!

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Vidmaster7 wrote:

I need to make eggplant Parmesan subs again. It turned out so well last time.

(Que Woran any minute now)

I ate a banana just before reading this. I'm good.

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Yeah sometimes I think I'm perpetually hungry as well. But I think my body is pretty good at sending signals, usually I get it when I'm into too much of a calorie deficit.


I know I could eat better than I do and I often eat as a means to fight depression (which makes me depressed). But I was put on Lyrica back around Christmas and since then I've gained 50 lbs, wiping out all the progress I'd made and more. Lyric has a side effect of weight gain. I'm hoping to talk my pain doc into finding me something else, otherwise, I'll have to go without the extra pain med.

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If you really want to, I could look at your diet and tell you where to cut excess calories. My aunt has been losing weight just by taking out desserts and general sweet stuff out of her diet, cutting carbs and making it a point to climb up some stairs + walk 4 km at the park each Saturday.

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Or you could just read this.

Since beans and lentils + vegetables(I go for cheap stuff) are generally cheaper then meats, it has been pretty economical for me.


In a nutshell, I generally only have one particular thing at a meal, a sandwich or the like. I ate so many salads for the first 6 months after my heart attack last year that I get ill thinking of them. I could stand to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables than I do and I hate cooking because I have to clean up afterward. I don't have an automatic dishwasher and standing very long makes my knee want to fold under me. So I just don't cook. I eat a lot of sandwiches and boxed cereal. Walking more than a couple of hundred yards a couple of times a day is all the exercise I get (that's the distance I can comfortably walk before the knee begins to give out). Stairs are completely out of the question.

Yeah, I'm a mess...LOL


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So in an unrelated topic, I had a weird dream a few nights ago. It was mostly me dreaming I was watching TV (I think it was Friends) that was mostly a clip show.

It's weird to dream in clip shows people...


Just a Mort wrote:

Or you could just read this.

Since beans and lentils + vegetables(I go for cheap stuff) are generally cheaper then meats, it has been pretty economical for me.

I live on an extremely tight budget as I'm on a small fixed income. I buy vegetables when I can afford them but usually, I'm stuck just buying the same cheap, junky food over and over.

My biggest problem is simply overeating. I "graze" all day long. If there is something in the fridge that I've made already or something to snack on, you can bet I'm shoulders deep in it digging out things every hour so. It's hard to not do that when eating is a coping mechanism for depression as well as being on meds that increase appetite. I'm really going to talk to my various doctors about either changing to other meds or getting off them altogether.

I've bookmarked the link you sent. Thank you!

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Theres usually quick clear section in the groceries section where you can get things cheap and can you get a stool(I think someone did try a computer chair before) so you can sit down while washing things? Also aluminium foil, bake and throw. Next to no mess,but not so friendly on budget.

Theres also low impact stuff on YouTube, even zumba you can do while seated on a chair, no kidding.

I'm also a cooked vegetable snob, so yeah I get your pain. I couldn't live on a diet of raw vegetables either, but stir frying/stewing my vegs makes me a happier cat.

Also, if you batch cook, you only need to wash the pot once. Though stiring the pot if it's full of stuff can be tiring on the arm. Not that I mind overly much.

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Theres also the idea of washing your dishes in the bathroom in a bathtub while seated. If you're the only person at home, who's there to see or judge?

I also have quite a bit of hunger and generally if I feel hungry, I pour myself a glass of water and find an apple to nom. Though usually having a nice thick hearty bean stew for lunch takes care of any snacking issues.


Heh, between the weight and the knee getting out of the bathtub after washing the dishes would require emergency assistance...lol.

Thanks for the tips. I'll definitely try some of them out!

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My aunt had ankle issues which were lessened after she started reducing weight. Sad facts of life (yes I'm a bit of a weight elitist), but additional weight being carried around puts more strain on your joints. You should also talk to your doctor about the meds, so you have less cravings.

I find suppressing cravings to require more will power as opposed to redirecting to something less calorie damaging. Sure, I'd say I have more willpower then most, but why use it if you don't have to?


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So in an unrelated topic, I had a weird dream a few nights ago. It was mostly me dreaming I was watching TV (I think it was Friends) that was mostly a clip show.

It's weird to dream in clip shows people...

that's interesting

The weirdest dream I have and pretty regularly its a recurring dream.

So when I was little it was riding in a car and now that I'm older its driving in a car. The dream basically is me driving off a road crashing through some tree's and ending up in a forest unharmed. The car feet from me smashed to hell. The forest has a very secret garden feel to it. That's about as far as I make it but I have it regularly usually spaced out a few months. I should talk to a Freudian about it.


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My disappointment is I was told having my gallbladder out would kill my appetite for awhile. nope no effect. In the grand scheme of things I suppose that is better but I was like hey I could stand losing some more weight.

It has had absolutely no negative effect on me so Cool I guess.

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