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by Olaz
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zalo's Journey
Replies: 85
Views: 12403

Re: Zalo's Journey

He's a bit wacky I admit, but hey, gotta love the guy's never-ending curiosity : )
by Olaz
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zalo's Journey
Replies: 85
Views: 12403

Re: Zalo's Journey

Can you tell me when you saw the light. What guided you? Thank you all for the wonderful words of affirmation; I appreciate it greatly. As for the question above, I don't know, I think I was always completely dissatisfied with going to middle school and high school, and that dissatisfaction lead me...
by Olaz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: You only live once - help
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: You only live once - help

Incidentally, how many people get hit by buses anyway? It's probably not that many...:P
by Olaz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: You only live once - help
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: You only live once - help

I've been exploring the concept of past lives and reincarnation recently, so if you do get hit by a bus in this life, perhaps you can say to hell with the deposit in your next life? Should you remember anyway... :P I agree on the time-tables idea dragline mentioned. To add to it, if you can find a w...
by Olaz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deleted Facebook: The Effects
Replies: 25
Views: 2611

Re: Deleted Facebook: The Effects

Update: A year later after deleting Facebook, my social life has never been more intimate and deep, and the books and other media I take in have never been more deliberate and detailed. I am also less exposed to rumors or other yammering unless somebody has the courage to tell it to my face. ^^ That...
by Olaz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Cheapest way to move my modest amount of stuff to a new city?
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Cheapest way to move my modest amount of stuff to a new city?

I'll be moving from Amherst to a city-suburb near New York City. I currently own 10 books, just a twin mattress with sheets + a comforter, two large tapestries, a casual wardrobe, a dressy wardrobe, a chair, a table-desk, will have just one bicycle and possibly a two-wheeled bicycle trailer, a broom...
by Olaz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Ray Jardine's "Blood Cleaner" concept? Also, making your own nano-silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Ray Jardine's "Blood Cleaner" concept? Also, making your own nano-silver?

Seems too good to be true, but what the hell, let's put it through the ERE crowd test:

http://www.rayjardine.com/Blood_Cleaner/index.htm

Does it seem like a plausible concept to you all? It seems worth trying with skepticism/caution to me~
by Olaz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: YoungAndWise's Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 12382

Re: YoungAndWise's Journal

Nice job! :D
by Olaz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

wood wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:46 am
Prepare to be the weird one in that office space.
Some things never change :D
by Olaz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: On dealing with rumors?
Replies: 21
Views: 805

Re: On dealing with rumors?

BRUTE wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:21 pm
it's time for Olaz to leave the pretend play world of college and enter the real world.
What does this mean exactly?
by Olaz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: On dealing with rumors?
Replies: 21
Views: 805

On dealing with rumors?

It would seem I have attracted some negative attention from a handful of humans, just as I have attracted the deep love of a few others. Standing for something will do that perhaps. Today as I was casually walking through campus minding my own business, unbeknownst to me--at least until I peered upw...
by Olaz
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zalo's Journey
Replies: 85
Views: 12403

Re: Zalo's Journey

BRIEF UPDATES PART II: 1. Relationships: Now partnered with the 25 yo polyam woman. Yesterday we were walking around the campus barefoot with her wolf-dog; another evening we were building a fire atop a mountain range cuddling by blankets; yet another staring intently into our eyes on her loft afte...
by Olaz
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Give me good habits to adopt?
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Give me good habits to adopt?

Pretty please? Looking for new ideas. I'm not looking for anything in particular, whatever goood habit you've really found useful I'd like to know about!

On my end, I'm working on adopting an alternating "stretch, strength, meditation, cardio, reading, language study, podcasts" daily programme.~
by Olaz
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying to create a "new normal" with exercise?
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Trying to create a "new normal" with exercise?

Just like we intend to brush and floss every day, I'm trying to find a "I did this weight-lifting set today, or I did this cardiovascular set today." I know the bodybuilding community have an "arm day", "leg day", "chest day", "cardio day", etc. Maybe doing something like that would be good? The goa...
by Olaz
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 133
Views: 37775

Re: SWR milestone record

April 2017: 12.9%
by Olaz
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

I might be able to get closer. I haven't seriously started looking for housing yet considering classes, but the closest city to the firm is ~3 mi away on avg. ----- Perhaps I should consider adding chinos and polos to my dressy repetoire. Thus far I have 6 button ups and one charcoal merino wool sui...
by Olaz
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

I'll be asking for a standing desk : P

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Walking is an option, though the biggest hurdle is figuring out how to most conveniently carry a business casual outfit to change into.
by Olaz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

Currently placing my three bikes up for sale (vintage road, vintage mountain, and a vintage touring bike that doesn't fit me). I'll probably get ~$700-1000 for them. I'm trying to determine the best solution for a 3 mi commute in year-round New England weather, with the requirement to wear business ...
by Olaz
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is living in the moment a privilege?
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: Is living in the moment a privilege?

That's really interesting: the fetishization of powerlessness. I wonder where the boundary is between noticing and pointing out inequity and simply glorifying our own advantages. Perhaps then the better alternative is to quietly or briefly acknowledge advantages, and mostly focus our energies on cre...
by Olaz
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to live in the moment?
Replies: 13
Views: 738

How to live in the moment?

I don't think I'm very good at living the moment, instead I tend to plan everything. Although this has meant that life has gone well (college, savings, etc.) it also means I'm always thinking ahead rather than enjoying what's there in front of me. I have often found myself counting down weeks and da...
by Olaz
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is living in the moment a privilege?
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Is living in the moment a privilege?

Thought this article was really thought-provoking: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/opinion/sunday/actually-lets-not-be-in-the-moment.html?_r=0&module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=Opinion&action=keypress®ion=FixedLeft&pgtype=article Most important point for me: It's like mindfulness has been bas...
by Olaz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1618

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

Not sure what I'll do yet, but all of this is very very exciting. I need to get my butt off the mainstream railroad ASAP with all of these wonderful adventures to take using liberated time. I went on a hike date with the 25 yo polyam, horse-trainer, yurt-builder, outdoorsy, sailing, affectionate wom...
by Olaz
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1618

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

@7wannabe, all of that actually sounds really great! What part of the country do you live in again?
by Olaz
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1618

What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

Trying to find potential stuff to do b/w June 1 and Jul 16. Idealy whatever it is would be in line with a $700/mo lifestyle. I'm thinking: 1. Going on a long hike 2. Working some summer job prior to "real" job 3. Moving out to the new area and branching 4. Vanaboding (maybe too much set-up) 5. Etc. ...