I find myself spending more and more time on the computer. Mostly surfin this website along with a few others. And, not much time watching T.V. anymore in my free time. I'm always poking my two cents in a couple of posts here and there. I've found that I've replaced T.V. time with computer time! (No wonder you see all those advertising banners on all the different websites) I don't know how folks like John C. and some others find the time to work as they seem addicted too (judging by the number of their posts.) Is it just me or are others addicted too? I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing. I suppose it's better than t.v., but I'm sure I could be doing better things with my free time. But then would it really be considered "free time"? Oh well, just curious as to whether or not you folks find yourselves spending more and more time on the "puter"? Personally, I think this Internet thing is going somewhere (LOL). Oh well, NYPD Blue's coming on...
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I love to help people, I also sit down and take a break once in a while. I treat myself like I would a employee. Seldom do I watch tv, %7 channels and nothing on!" How many times can you watch Steve Erwin? "danga danga danga.
No really I only do a certain amount of work in the shop each day, today was a long hard day and my broken bruised ole body is hurting from it. Since I am not able to put in 12-18 hour days anymore, I settle for 4 to 6 hours of shop time, when you work to plan you would be amazed at what you can do. This years deerheads are all mounted except one, twenty four gone out the door, I have a few other animals to do, but am well within the scedule for those. Gosh the end of Feb, is not here and I am planning on what day to do those.
Last summer you should have noticed I was not on here much during the day, well as summer grows nearer, I do plan on working with my horses more again, that the easy thing they are willing to learn, not stuborn like a old deerhead with out any personallity. Opps gotta go. John C
I'd much rather be online, than in front of the tube. Here we can help or be helped and yet still be entertained.
I like John, have way too many injuries to list here, so I can only go to bed when truly exhausted, yet I need to be up earlier so oversee my little guy get off to the bus.
So I get on after 10pm and then again in the morning around 7am. During the day, I like to check for mail and ebay bids on my lunch break. As I do business often by email, it's no longer just surf'n.
This site however, allows us to talk to others with the same interests after spending days usually working all alone. My wife certainly doesn't want to talk taxidermy when she gets home, neither does my teenage daughter. People here do.
I still print out tips from this site nearly every week, and I've been here on a regular basis since 1998.
I leave from time to time (after watching to much nastiness),but still come back and check. It's just a neat way to reach out and keep in touch.
Addicted? Yes and no. I have to regulate my time on here or I could be lost! It's called will power, LOL. Theres time to get the kids ready for school, workout time, shop time, lunchtime (computer time),(have had taco sauce on the keyboard) shop time, squeeze in a few loads of laundry and possible quick dusting or mopping, shop time, supper time, and kid time and once they are in bed I fight my husband and 17 year old son for computer time! If they win, it's bedtime and that usually consists of reading about taxidermy stuff...unless the 17 year old wins out on the computer...honestly, the only TV I watch IS NYPD! OR the news! Funny you should mention that! Stay focused Marty...W-I-L-L P-O-W-E-R, get strict with yourself! It can be tough being your own boss!
I've only been on-line for three weeks,and it really is addicting.I too have wondered if all the guys like John really do any work,but I too also find myself jumping onto the forum at all times of the day,heck,right now its 5:15 a.m. and Ive been on here for over an hour allready.Ive got a half mount beer,and two deerheads on schedule for today,but I know I will be back around noon,and then at 5:00,and then at midnight.Yes, it is very addicting.
When I retired from 33 years of high school Biology teaching, I swore I'd NEVER have a %*&%@& computer in MY house. Well, I ate that one BIG TIME. The one I used was the oldest, slowest(sounds like me!), and most outdated one in the whole school system. It was right up in front where the kids could watch me turn purple when it locked up. I had the school "tech" in my room just about every day. My computer took on a personality of it's own, and I hated it. I invented passwords like UPYOURS, KISSMY, and USONOFA to vent my aggravation.
Many friends and colleagues assured me that using a PC for something other than record keeping and attandance would be a great source of enjoyment. Well, I got one. It does beat the tube for sure. Besides, my wife monopolizes the TV with DYI and HGTV. I run a very small fish & deer shop, and I find plenty of time to do that and this. Between email, ebay, and the forums I spend several hours a day here. I find it entertaining and educational. It's wierd how I imagine what some you the "regulars" look like that I have never seen. And I get goosebumps when I know I'm trading type with some world class artists.
So yes, I spend a lot of time here(don't care for the handle "addict"), and I am in mighty good company.
New tricks for the old dog...eh?
I'll take the other half of that half-mounted B-E-E-R (LOL)!
Because I'm the boss(b****)I get to take a break once in a while during the day.My husband says that I'd get a lot more work done without this thing.LOL I tell him he should look at it as research and development.I KNOW my skills are improving with the help of all the fine folks here.Kind of like a mini collage course on business skills too.Of all my current addictions(there are a few LOL)I think I can justify this one!
I've been here since the archives were about three lines long. I can tell you what it's done for me. If I'm doing a mount and I encounter a problem, rather than panicking and fumbling around only to settle for less than perfect, I sit back, take a deep cleansing breath and ry to recall if I've ever seen it on taxidermy.net. If it's gonna be a problem, someone has asked about it. My attendance here as turned my skills around. And having access to such reputable names is all the better. Really makes me sound like a bigshot when I can cite the biggest names in taxidermy as my "personal" sources. LOL When I first started out, I surfed all day like an addict. Now, I slip on once a day, check the SPAM on both my e/m accounts, reply if needed, send out any new messages or just say hi to a few friends, wind my way through tax.net, log off and back to work. At the end of the year, my ISP costs are written off as research and advertising. Not necessarily addicted, but it's still a critically useful tool.
to work! the time really flies when you're having fun.
I'm a good little obsessive compulsive...
... I have know idea what you people are talking about!
This must be another one of those superbowl commercials...
Al Gore brought this all to us!