Starts too many threads

paulkish

old fart
I just counted and since the first of the year I've started 20 threads.

I think it's way too many, but don't know how to cut back without getting into something else. Racing cut into my fishing big time. I've moved on years ago from hanging around bars, did gambling every day for a year or so long ago. Still play free poker on line. It's real tough to get into working on and around the house when you don't really have to or can put it off. It's fun to hunt and stalk and kill animals, but then comes having to gut and deal with dead animals, not really needed for eating. At least fishing you can catch and release.

What's else is out there, what's next for you? I'm looking for ideas?

Otherwise I'm stuck doing the same old same old and knowing I'm doing too much of it.


That was thread 21. ... :(

Just thought of to look into selling on line. I guess it could be fun and even maybe profitable.

I could go find a job. nawwww. ... :)
 
How about photography? Stalk the animals, and instead of killing them and having to deal with all the skinning, gutting, etc. take their picture.
Go to the race track and take photos. Everybody wants a picture of their racecar.
 
Go ahead Paul blab away ! Just remember everyone brings joy into a room, some by entering, some by leaving. LMAO!!!
 
Paul, I don't know how old you are, and I'm not being a smarty pants, but have you thought about helping others? There are a lot of things to be done -

You could volunteer at a school and read to kindergartners and listen to first and second graders reading to you, you can eat lunch with the kids andf just be there at recess. At my daughters' grade school there was a guy who retired from a salt company, he came every day and did the things in the previous sentence. At the year end recognition Friday, which I attended, the staff gave him an award the thousands of hours he had volunteered at the school over the last decade. The principal asked 'who has had Mr. Smith read a book with you or eat lunch with you, raise your hand?' Every dang kid in the auditorium raised their hand. He definitely had an impact in his retirement years.

Another thing you could do - basic car maintenance (oil changes, checking and maintaining coolant levels, servicing batteries, for single moms who don't have a guy to check it for them. Our Church has done that several times in the fall with the help of a tire shop which donated their lifts and building plus gave us a break on oil, filters and antifreeze.

One day I was in the hardware store's electrical department and overheard a lady with two kids hanging off her asking about a dryer cord, somebody had given her a dryer but the cord didn't fit her apartment's receptacle. I listened to the hardware guy try to explain to her how to do the job and after a moment stepped in and told her I'd do it for her. My youngest daughter was with me and we followed her to her apartment and I did the job in 10 minutes while she played with the kids. Saved the lady some money she didn't have and maybe even kept her from harming herself.

There are all kinds of folks like that in every community, maybe you could find a local social service provider and let them know you are willing to help needy people out with small projects like that.

That is pretty much what I intend to do in a couple years.
 
I just counted and since the first of the year I've started 20 threads.

I think it's way too many, but don't know how to cut back without getting into something else. Racing cut into my fishing big time. I've moved on years ago from hanging around bars, did gambling every day for a year or so long ago. Still play free poker on line. It's real tough to get into working on and around the house when you don't really have to or can put it off. It's fun to hunt and stalk and kill animals, but then comes having to gut and deal with dead animals, not really needed for eating. At least fishing you can catch and release.

What's else is out there, what's next for you? I'm looking for ideas?

Otherwise I'm stuck doing the same old same old and knowing I'm doing too much of it.


That was thread 21. ... :(

Just thought of to look into selling on line. I guess it could be fun and even maybe profitable.

I could go find a job. nawwww. ... :)

You might give making wire fishing lures a try. A neighbor on the street behind me started making them by hand, using just pliers and nippers.........now he has all the tools, forms, etc. With his imagination he has come up with some radical designs............says they all catch fish.......and I don't doubt it.
At age 15, I made a wooden lure out of a plunger handle, with a saw, a rasp and sand paper........using the hardware off one of dad's old lures that he found on a lake bottom during a drought. Never got around to painting it, just waxed it with Johnson's paste floor wax. A couple of years later, I decided to tie the lure on........got a nice sized largemouth on the first cast.......dumb fish!
http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/lure-wire-shafts/
 
One day I was in the hardware store's electrical department and overheard a lady with two kids hanging off her asking about a dryer cord, somebody had given her a dryer but the cord didn't fit her apartment's receptacle. I listened to the hardware guy try to explain to her how to do the job and after a moment stepped in and told her I'd do it for her. My youngest daughter was with me and we followed her to her apartment and I did the job in 10 minutes while she played with the kids. Saved the lady some money she didn't have and maybe even kept her from harming herself.

That is pretty much what I intend to do in a couple years.

You're a good man Charlie Brown.

I feel like his memoirs would be a cross between mad scientist and patrick mcmanus. Count me in for a copy... :)

Man, you nailed it. Maybe add in a little Smokey Yunick as well.

You might give making wire fishing lures a try. A neighbor on the street behind me started making them by hand, using just pliers and nippers.........now he has all the tools, forms, etc. With his imagination he has come up with some radical designs............says they all catch fish.......and I don't doubt it.
At age 15, I made a wooden lure out of a plunger handle, with a saw, a rasp and sand paper........using the hardware off one of dad's old lures that he found on a lake bottom during a drought. Never got around to painting it, just waxed it with Johnson's paste floor wax. A couple of years later, I decided to tie the lure on........got a nice sized largemouth on the first cast.......dumb fish!
http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/lure-wire-shafts/

I think I did the same thing when I was a kid. Still have it somewhere.

I was in a hellatious car wreck in 1993. Had months off work learning to walk again and had a lot of "seat time" to occupy myself. I had a friend take me to a local shop that sold fishing rod building supplies. I built two really nice ones that I still use today. It's a really fun way to kill a whole bunch of hours.
 
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