The Crossroads of the Aether
I am just curious as to what everyone does for fun. Since I have not had fun in about 2 decades, being a really strict, by the books nerd type back then (My jobs put a lot of stress on me and I had a lot of lives on the line if I or anyone on my team screwed up. The last thing the world needed was another Chernobyl) So what do you do for fun? I am new to this and am trying to fit in and might do the Easter parade with the Toronto Steampunk Society (I actually do not support or celebrate any holidays, period but I have a reason for that which is another story) Now we cant wear steampunk theme but my girly alice of wonderland blue dress suits the bill if I have the guts to even poke me nose outside that is. I have done some naughty things in my years like a rocket propelled grenade launcher out of a pvc pipe.. Well ok it fired unarmed rockets but still I was bad lol. To me that was fun. But I never ever harmed or threatened to harm another person. It was just for fun and in the middle of nowhere. I also did some experimental designs that blew up on the pad or lost parts in the air. Those really put on quite the "Uncontrolled freaky flying thing" show lol Anyhue I am just bored and was wondering what real fun is.. I kinda forgot. Sometimes work sucks the fun ou t of life. Man I am glad I dont do that job anymore. When life gets too serious its time for a break.
Lately, I've been drinking. Then I sleep.
When all else fails to light the fires of joy,
I run my trains.
I get into the ah-zone, listening to the
wheels going clickity clack as the train
goes roundy round.
Mine are Large & N scales, indoors & outdoors running track power, but BAGRS project live steam loco is in my future. You can pick up an HLW Mack pretty inexpensively, and PIKO 0-6-0's can be found rather inexpensively (if you don't mind running track power).
I read books that take me to different times and places.
Glad tidings my good sir...have you by any chance read a new novel called "The Night Circus"? It's wonderful, takes place in the late 19th century/early 20th, and is magnificently magical. I just finished reading it about two weeks ago.
Greetings Your Excellency,
No, I have not yet read The Night Circus. However, your query peaked my interest and I looked it up on this færie machine. This very day I shall go to B&N and purchase it. Thank you :)
How wonderful---if you do end up buying and reading the novel, if you think of it afterward let me know if you liked it. It wasn't exactly what I expected but I really enjoyed it. Quite an unusual story.
Hi Lady Alice...I go to the Irish Heritage Center for the Friday night fish fry...or to the Museum of Science and Industry (love that place)...or take photos at the lake.
Howdy, I brew mead, then drink mead, and when I don't have mead to drink, I crack open the whiskey. When I'm not doing that, I'm working or gaming (active RPGer), or playing on my HAM radio (I'm a general class licensed operator), or maybe hitting the shooting range (no I don't ever mix mead or whiskey and shooting, that's just stupid). Lots of stuff one can get involved in if you set your mind to doing it. ;D
Dear Lady Alice, I too have a high stress job. I enjoy music and a good stiff drink (or 2). My passion is traveling and Mexican food.
sounds like 1:20.3, i have a B'mann 45 tonner & an 2-6-0 Indistrial in 1:20.3,
my Climax Class A, may be 1:20.3, it's scratch built so rubber ruler time.
everything else is 1:24 or 1:22.5 except my USA F-3 A which is 1:29,
most of my cars are 1:24 & 1:22.5 or LGB rubber ruler size.
yes, the prices in the great white north can be pretty spendy, but there are
locomotives on evil-bay that if a person doesn' t get bid foolish they can pick
up fairly reasonably.
Greetings Lady Alice,
Just a few of my interests....playing Celtic folk music, Blacksmithing and Genealogy. All of which pair well with Scotch with the exception of the blacksmithing.