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  1. #1
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    What do you do when you're home alone?

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    I'm home all alone, for a whole week.
    My flat-mate has just left the house & left me all by myself.

    I reckon it'll be a good time to do work on my bike (inside the unit in front of the TV), watch anything I like on the tele, ride whenever I want, spend all night playing Warcraft & dress like a slob around the house.
    Heck, I might even put on some Beatles music, and walk around in my bathrobe.

    It's going to be a fun week.

  2. #2
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    I live alone -- I do that all the time!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

  3. #3
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    Welcome to my life just substitute Second Life or Yahoo games for Warcraft.
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  4. #4
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    Since I've always been part of a household or shared-house situation, being alone is a novety.

    Here's today's plans.
    Ride bike, eat left over KFC chicken, have shower, in bathrobe watch Schlinder's List (with light's off, nibbling on some chocolate & Diet coke) whilst trying not to cry at the end.

    Happy riding

  5. #5
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    When I'm home alone I do this... sit at the computer and get all tangled up in the neverending journey in cyberspace. I'm like a kid with ADD on the computer. I go to one site, then see a link or think of someplace else to go- then read a blog here and there and 3 hours later I wonder where the time went.

    Enjoy your week alone! Solitude can be a good thing for the soul. It's why I like my bike so much.
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  6. #6
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    Send the cats upstairs. Open a beverage. Pop in a CD or music DVD. Fire up these babies and make sonic mayhem.
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    All vintage, all the time.
    Falcon Black Diamond
    Gitane Tour de France
    Kuwahara Sierra Grande MTB
    Bianchi Super Grizzly MTB

  7. #7
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    Do you dress up like the Phantom of the Opera?
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by zencentury View Post
    Do you dress up like the Phantom of the Opera?
    Oh I don't need to dress up to look the part.....!
    All vintage, all the time.
    Falcon Black Diamond
    Gitane Tour de France
    Kuwahara Sierra Grande MTB
    Bianchi Super Grizzly MTB

  9. #9
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    I have not been home alone for months. And when I am, it's usually only for an hour or two on a weekend afternoon....
    It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Elliot


    My podcast about being a rookie triathlete:Kelownagurl Tris Podcast

  10. #10
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    Last time I was home alone for a week....

    I PLANNED to spend some time in my sewing room. Finish a couple of projects.

    That was almost a year ago. Those projects are not done yet.

    I was in my bathroom, and decided I couldn't look at that wall paper for one more week. What the heck, I thought. It's only going to take a few hours to pull it off the walls, and by tomorrow night I can have them freshly painted, and THEN I'll sew all week long.

    Yeah, right....

    The paper didn't want to come. It took parts of the sheet rock with it. The room was SCARY.

    I got a mess of plaster, and started troweling it on. Eventually, I had all of the walls completely covered with a great texture. Then came primer, paint, and then, the worst part: the clean up!

    It kept me busy every available minute of the entire week, and I never did do any sewing!

    Karen in Boise

  11. #11
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    I "clean," e.g. I get ALL the clothes out of my closet and try to rearrange them. Or do the same with the bookcases. Drawers. Whatever.

    Right now my sweetie is out on a bike ride and I have this impulse of "cleaning" up my desk.

    The problem is that it is never done, there are always those bits and pieces that don't belong in a rightful place, and the place ends up messier than it was...

    I love it though.

  12. #12
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    Considering my dh and work together almost 24 7 I relish it when he has to go on a trip withot me.
    I eat all my favorite foods. Taco salad is my first choice. Then I watch stuff like Sex in the City and all the shows he hates to watch. I go to bed early almost every night. I don't clean the dishes. And I don't shave. Ha sounds like fun huh? Oh and sometimes I have a girls night when all my girlfriends come over in their pj's and we girly stuff. Like our nails and facials etc...
    Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
    > Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life!

  13. #13
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    Sulk. Eat frozen dinners and can't be bothered to cook even when my body is screaming for real food. Forget to go to sleep at night. I HATE being home alone. But I do enjoy not having the stupid TV on.

  14. #14
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    Live my life.
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

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    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

 

 

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