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posted on 29/3/20

I've done streamed pub quizzes the last couple of Saturdays, with friends also participating. It's a good way to get a Sat evening in and have a bit of a laugh. I would have gone to the gym a couple of times a week but have substituted that for jogging outdoors.

Tbh during the week it's not a big departure from normal. I'm still working the same hours, just in a different location. It's a bit more stressful, as the network struggles to cope with so many users, and I'm incredibly impatient. But I'm not finding myself getting bored, that's for sure.

We're also in the process of arranging a bit of online poker amongst a group of mates, which is an easy way to pass an evening by. Though I'd prefer to stick to weekends on it, as it could go on for a while!

posted on 29/3/20

To be honest, nothing much changes for me apart from not being able to go out at weekends with the family so more time doing stuff in the garden instead. I worked from.home 2-3 days a week anyway so nothing changed there really.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by merrysupersteve - Jose'd he wouldn't be our Special One? (U1132)
posted 1 minute ago
I've done streamed pub quizzes the last couple of Saturdays, with friends also participating. It's a good way to get a Sat evening in and have a bit of a laugh. I would have gone to the gym a couple of times a week but have substituted that for jogging outdoors.

Tbh during the week it's not a big departure from normal. I'm still working the same hours, just in a different location. It's a bit more stressful, as the network struggles to cope with so many users, and I'm incredibly impatient. But I'm not finding myself getting bored, that's for sure.

We're also in the process of arranging a bit of online poker amongst a group of mates, which is an easy way to pass an evening by. Though I'd prefer to stick to weekends on it, as it could go on for a while!
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Did a pub quiz on Friday myself. Was a good laugh especially as everyone was getting battered whilst answering

posted on 29/3/20

Email your MP and demand the correct safety kit is delivered immediately to all NHS staff and other front line workers.

posted on 29/3/20

I was on a Zoom call with some mates for about 5 hours last night. A lot of people seem to be getting on this app call Houseparty too, I'll be using that tonight with my old mates from university.

Aside from that, I'm now working from home full time unless there is a necessity for me to go to the office to deal with something that can't be dealt with remotely. I'm doing some much needed tidying around my flat. Watching a lot of TV which I think is unavoidable really. But I will be making a list of TV boxsets on Netflix that I can binge through, just by looking at the entire catalogue and watching anything that sounds even slightly interesting. Hopefully I'll be able to go the pub again before I reach the end of that list.

I'm sure I'll think of other things as time goes by though.

posted on 29/3/20

Zoom has become so well known during this crisis

posted on 29/3/20

I'm WFH , spend my day watching skynews and playing PS4 getting paid for it.

Finish at 5 have dinner spend time with wife and kids . Not PS4 bed read bunk up if she's game repeat.

posted on 29/3/20

The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 2 minutes ago
The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.
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You’re not wrong I do love it though

Hope your leg heals soon pal

posted on 29/3/20

Take a bit of advice from the Nick Hornby book About a boy.

Break tasks into units of time 30-60 minutes.

Plan work and social activities into blocks and spread during the day.

I have sorted working from home during my initial 12 week isolation. Taking an hour and a half at lunch to get on the turbo trainer and do some riding.

Then work early/later to cover that.

A good mix of activities is key.


Plus online meetings with video, I miss the office environment for fun/social during the day.

posted on 29/3/20

I went to my church's online service through Zoom this morning, it was great.

posted on 29/3/20

Pray the virus away?

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Automatic For The People (U21889)
posted 1 minute ago
Pray the virus away?
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Yes, or pray for friends, family or anyone affected by it.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Automatic For The People (U21889)
posted 2 minutes ago
Pray the virus away?
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Be careful mate. Don’t want to turn this article into an argument over religion.

Try and stay positive

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Brother (U20548)
posted 17 seconds ago
comment by Automatic For The People (U21889)
posted 1 minute ago
Pray the virus away?
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Yes, or pray for friends, family or anyone affected by it.
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Whatever gets you through

posted on 29/3/20

comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 2 minutes ago
The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.
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You’re not wrongI do love it though

Hope your leg heals soon pal
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Have done any insanity or similar? They are pretty hardcore and would work as a home CrossFit style session in a pinch?

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 32 seconds ago
comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 2 minutes ago
The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.
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You’re not wrongI do love it though

Hope your leg heals soon pal
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Have done any insanity or similar? They are pretty hardcore and would work as a home CrossFit style session in a pinch?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Did Insanity back in the day. It’s not bad but it’s nit really CrossFit. My coach is streaming workouts each day which keeps me in decent shape

posted on 29/3/20

comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 32 seconds ago
comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 2 minutes ago
The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You’re not wrongI do love it though

Hope your leg heals soon pal
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Have done any insanity or similar? They are pretty hardcore and would work as a home CrossFit style session in a pinch?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Did Insanity back in the day. It’s not bad but it’s nit really CrossFit. My coach is streaming workouts each day which keeps me in decent shape
----------------------------------------------------------------------
That’s pretty good. CrossFit is very good for all fitness aspects so definitely worth keeping up.

posted on 29/3/20

I’m just eating Shiite and drinking loads of ale.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 23 seconds ago
comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 32 seconds ago
comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 2 minutes ago
The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You’re not wrongI do love it though

Hope your leg heals soon pal
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Have done any insanity or similar? They are pretty hardcore and would work as a home CrossFit style session in a pinch?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Did Insanity back in the day. It’s not bad but it’s nit really CrossFit. My coach is streaming workouts each day which keeps me in decent shape
----------------------------------------------------------------------
That’s pretty good. CrossFit is very good for all fitness aspects so definitely worth keeping up.
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Can’t praise it enough. I’m stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been and it’s so addictive, but in a really good way.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 45 minutes ago
comment by merrysupersteve - Jose'd he wouldn't be our Special One? (U1132)
posted 1 minute ago
I've done streamed pub quizzes the last couple of Saturdays, with friends also participating. It's a good way to get a Sat evening in and have a bit of a laugh. I would have gone to the gym a couple of times a week but have substituted that for jogging outdoors.

Tbh during the week it's not a big departure from normal. I'm still working the same hours, just in a different location. It's a bit more stressful, as the network struggles to cope with so many users, and I'm incredibly impatient. But I'm not finding myself getting bored, that's for sure.

We're also in the process of arranging a bit of online poker amongst a group of mates, which is an easy way to pass an evening by. Though I'd prefer to stick to weekends on it, as it could go on for a while!
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Did a pub quiz on Friday myself. Was a good laugh especially as everyone was getting battered whilst answering
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Yeah that's a prerequisite. The one we did last night bizarrely doesn't give the scores or answers til today. Which I'm not a fan of. As a huge part of the fun is seeing how you're doing, relative to everybody else throughout the quiz. It was a very well done quiz though.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 23 seconds ago
comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 32 seconds ago
comment by vidicthelegend VIVA LA REVOLUTION (U8735)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 2 minutes ago
The first rule of cross fit is...

Tell everyone you do CrossFit.


Fair play op glad to see you are keeping busy, I’d be out running but I bust my leg. Waiting for it to heal. Home gym too, but I’m also still full time wfh.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You’re not wrongI do love it though

Hope your leg heals soon pal
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Have done any insanity or similar? They are pretty hardcore and would work as a home CrossFit style session in a pinch?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Did Insanity back in the day. It’s not bad but it’s nit really CrossFit. My coach is streaming workouts each day which keeps me in decent shape
----------------------------------------------------------------------
That’s pretty good. CrossFit is very good for all fitness aspects so definitely worth keeping up.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Can’t praise it enough. I’m stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been and it’s so addictive, but in a really good way.
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Yeah high intensity stuff has a habit of doing that. I’ve just downloaded an app to help tailor sone lunchtime workouts for the foreseeable....

posted on 29/3/20

Got a stack of books I've either to finish, or start reading.

Won't be playing my live kit anytime soon, so dusting off my practise pad, and will brush up my drum rudiments (Zzz...).

Luckily, Netflix is still a relative novelty for me. Started Ozark a couple of days ago, on the recommendation of another thread here. And discovered Sons Of Anarchy is also on there, so I've the final season of that to finally watch after all these years!

Apart from that, a bit of gardening, whilst catching up on some podcasts.

Still not sure this is going to be nearly enough to get me through to June. Still at least the house will be spotlessly clean for the next few month...

comment by N2 (U22280)

posted on 29/3/20

We could use this time to do some soul searching.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Taggs - voted 3rd funniest poster 2009 (U1183)
posted 11 minutes ago
I’m just eating Shiite and drinking loads of ale.
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I know there are a lot of idiots panic buying but surely it has not got to the stage that you are dining on your own faeces?

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