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veen  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2017

For the next half year, this will be my view!

...provided I manage to arrive early enough to get a spot near the windows. More importantly, I'm glad I can finally start my thesis. The great thing is that I don't really have any obligations here, but can use the municipalities' resources and people for advice. They even pay me a small internship compensation.

There's another course I have to do to for some final credits, but that course turns out to be laughably easy - we need to write a 2500 word literature research in a group of four WITH A PREDEFINED FORMAT. Because working in a group of four on something tiny is annoyingly inefficient, this will be an exercise in avoiding meetings more than in writing a paper. Boy do I feel bad for missing out on the three-hour first-draft presentations tomorrow.

There's a pretty big chance I will move to a bigger room this summer. Because of this, I might finally have enough space to make my own tiny home gym, so I've been reading a bunch on fitness again. Does anyone have some must-do exercises? I found a cheap squat rack with a pullup bar, so I was thinking adding a bench, dumbbells and kettlebells so I can do most exercises. Also thinking of tracking my progress much more diligently. Anyone have experience with smart weight scales? I just want something that measures body fat and will auto-fill a Google doc.

Almost forgot, but I went to the nerdiest place in the world last week. There is an old community building that a bunch of people turned into a haven / hackerspace for old arcades, consoles and games, so I played some Duck Hunt, played a game off a cassette tape and became a Mouse Expert on an Apple IIe. Felt nostalgia for something that was never in my youth in the first place, is there a word for that?

mk  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm still doing 20 push-ups before every shower. I'm more than a year in and think it's been worthwhile. katakowsj has a regimen of exercises that require very few accessories. Maybe he can chime in.

    Felt nostalgia for something that was never in my youth in the first place, is there a word for that?

If so, it's French.

kleinbl00  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I should be doing that again. Colliding with a honda at speed wasn't so great for my shoulder, and push-ups are tricky without shoulders.

rjw  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sehnsucht is another one. It has some more subtle meanings in addition to nostalgia. I don't think it's appropriate for this situation but it's a good word.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    If so, it's French.

"Nostalgia" is Greek through Latin.

If johnnyFive is willing, he could easily make a Greek word for "pain for something I never had" (algos meaning "pain").

johnnyFive  ·  403 days ago  ·  link  ·  

All that really comes to mind is the song:

flagamuffin  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

the thing that gets neglected the most in my experience is core. everyone remembers to exercise chest, arms and legs. the things you listed are more than enough to be in perfectly good shape. i bought a cheap bench on craigslist and sorta wish i hadn't. you can get pretty similar mileage out of pushups and pullups without wasting a lot of space. (it will serve as a tangible reminder to exercise, but you don't seem like a procrastinator).

anyway, if you have some kettlebells you can do good core exercises. but really all you need is a floor mat and a knockoff p90x blog.

Creativity  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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