View Full Version : How Do You Relax?

13th May 2005, 20:55
At the end of a long and tiring day do you just slump in front of the TV and go to sleep. Is that your idea of relaxation?

Apart from the obvious cliches: getting drunk, having sex, smoking, taking drugs, how does one relax?

I only ask because I find the way I like to relax the best is to read the paper, do the cryptic crossword, do the sudoku puzzle, read a book, do some gardening or play a couple of hours of tennis or badminton.

Yes a few glasses of wine and a get-together with friends is good too but that is not practical every night - I find exercising my brain or body to be deeply relaxing. Isn't that weird?? :hmm:

13th May 2005, 20:59
I get my little concertina out, or my banjo, and I play. Before I know it, a couple of hours have passed and it must be time to pprune!!



Onan the Clumsy
13th May 2005, 21:01

13th May 2005, 21:40
A dram or two of Scotlands finest and a session of Gran Turismo 4 on the Playstation. If I can convince Mrs J to let me have a go.

13th May 2005, 21:45
Two pints of G & T

Bombay Saphire with Schweppes tonic...nothing else will do!:E

13th May 2005, 22:08
Proonin, tinkering with me pooter, and enjoying a (large) family life. I'm lucky in that I can usually switch work off 100% on the drive home.

13th May 2005, 22:15
How terrible of me to forget to mention that pprooning is the most relaxing thing of all!!

That's why we all do so much of it, even when we're at work. :}

But it is true - an hour on Jetblast is worth 2 hours on just about anything else!

13th May 2005, 22:49

The Perrrfect combination - you a man after me own heart aren't you!!



But it is true - an hour on Jetblast is worth 2 hours on just about anything else!

Tart1 - I beg to differ. If my memory serves :{

tall and tasty
13th May 2005, 23:52
On the recent Hol the best way to relax was just to lie in the sun and let the warm rays carress me while the children built the biggest sand castles they could build.

But here in Blighty, the best part of the day (this is not cos I don't love them) is the lights out in the littles ones rooms and peace. I then just have time to sit and read a magazine, listen to music with a glass of whatever or a warm candlelit bath. But I too confess to jumping on here and just find reading threads relaxing or at least they make me smile/giggle or laugh until my sides hurt!



14th May 2005, 01:32
Jerricho, you must try Forza Motorsport on the Xbox....way more "relaxing" than GT4 ;)

I hear the 40 year old Bruichladdich is nice....at 980 a pop :D

Me..a nice cold Guinness.

14th May 2005, 05:36
Sex with the Ex! :O

14th May 2005, 05:59
;) That was not a nice thought up with which to wake. Mine's old and wrinkled. That's the ex of whom I speak.:p

14th May 2005, 07:28
Remember that relaxtion ought to be, as the word implies, a recreation. Far too little thought is given to the art of relaxtion whereby one suspends mental activity, and not a further expenditure of mental activity on mindless pursuits.
The study of newspapers (and Jet Blast), for instance being the apothesis of exercises in concentration.
Swinburne said "Only a sleep eternal in an eternal night" and if one is to meditate on these thoughts after perfoming basic meditative techniques in five minutes one will achieve a wonderful sense of relaxtion.
Personally I prefer a quart of Vodka drop a Viagra and stroking my ego with a girl half my age. :}

14th May 2005, 08:27
Go to the gym, get rid of some stress and then read before bed. not exactly the most exciting life but I enjoy it.

14th May 2005, 09:32
;) Why then, Onewordanswer, you will be familiar with this little piece from the same writer:

The ivy falls with the Bacchanal's hair
Over her eyebrows hiding her eyes
The wild vine slipping down leaves bare
Her bright breast shortening into sighs.

Emotive. What!(25, 50 or 100mgs?):)

14th May 2005, 09:36
Stroking my "ego" on my own seems to work just fine. :}

Never heard it called that before, though.

14th May 2005, 11:03
I am sure there has been a similar thread on this once upon a time ago - I may even have started it.

However, I can't be bothered to do a search as I am quite contently relaxed.

I prefer to isolate myself and listen to music. As I like it loud it is always with my favourite pair of headphones.

I spend many of my working hours talking to people - be it on the 'phone or face to face. I find it quite exhausting.

So hence the isolation. The type of music differs vastly, dependent on my mood.

It can be heavy stuff - Cream, Rolling Stones, Guns 'n' Roses or delicate stuff like Enya, some of those Chilled Ibiza CDs, Elton John - I could go on.

It suits me, it floats my boat.

That coupled with a glass of decent red and a half hour on PPrUne does me well.

Problem is - no-one else quite sees it that way. Especially those of a fairer sex with the same mindset.

Hmm, must be mixing in the wrong circles.

14th May 2005, 11:22
My Favourite.....

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

14th May 2005, 13:11
I just bask in my own greatness.

14th May 2005, 13:43
;) There are some poor sufferers in 'Agony' who would do well to send flowers to their loved ones with words as apt as those above transcribed upon a card.
And if that fails, why then, one can indeed bask on, secure in the knowledge that such greatness would be a consolation to the 'superflux of pain.' (Swinburne: Anactoria).
Mind you, I have always found that a nubile Houri, Hashish and a Hookah are all that are needed for the ultimate in transcendental

14th May 2005, 13:55
Lying down with pudicats curled up in both armpits. :ok: Until I start getting cramp from my horizontal "Mr. Universe" pose that is... ;)

Wannabe Flyboy
14th May 2005, 14:25
Not logging onto Jet Blast.

B Fraser
14th May 2005, 16:16
Picking up a guitar, sticking the headphones on, setting everything to 11 and playing "Wish You Were Here" :hmm:

Solid Rust Twotter
14th May 2005, 16:26
Read, wrestle with hounds, shoot, beat the crap out of bread dough....

ou Trek dronkie
14th May 2005, 17:26
Music, Music, Music.

Never, never fails

14th May 2005, 18:01
I just bask in my own greatness.

And after that 5 seconds you what..................stroke your own greatness?

14th May 2005, 20:02
Retired - question is how do I get stressed?

14th May 2005, 20:12

13 May, 1740: as you do when your boyfriend's just dumped you
14 May 0536: Sex with the ex

Sheesh, you don't hang around ;)

14th May 2005, 20:23
Not when the sex is so good...

He left at 17:45...I can still hardly stand...

If only we could get along :)

14th May 2005, 21:16
A Heineken and the Volkskrant...

14th May 2005, 21:24
Grated cheese on beans on toast, mug of tea, some good TV.

14th May 2005, 22:52

Deep... trance... deep trance... deep(er) trance now...

Confabutrancelation... :ok:

18th May 2005, 16:05
I throw lego bricks at squirrels.:ok:

18th May 2005, 16:35
Helli-Gurl said He left at 17:45...I can still hardly stand... What would be more appropriate: "The Star-spangled Banner" or "God Save the Queen"? Hang on, what about "la marseillaise"...?! :rolleyes:

Sorry about that, I was just trying to relax...! ;)

18th May 2005, 16:53
A murder mystery on TV, a bottle of red wine, a big bag of crisps and my wife to share it all with.

18th May 2005, 17:10
Ah yes, the red wine, with cumberland pie, smooth jazz and female company....Mrs Loki being very suitable.

18th May 2005, 17:15
Well...Airship.....nothing like mindless sex with your ex to help you get over your ex...

Or am i missing the plot again?


18th May 2005, 18:18
I'm going for a lie-down... :O

18th May 2005, 22:01
With your ex by an chance Airship!?



Onan the Clumsy
18th May 2005, 22:03
How do I relax?

By driving at 159 mph. It's very theraputic.

18th May 2005, 22:13
Open public road or track more theraputic?

Pissed or sober?

Watch out for them speed cameras now matey.

Onan the Clumsy
18th May 2005, 22:35
Open public road of course, but to be fair I do it at night :ok:

Windy Militant
18th May 2005, 23:29
I daren't relax it's only the tension that stops me falling apart. :uhoh:

18th May 2005, 23:41
Mindless sex with someone else's ex can be just as therapeutic:E

19th May 2005, 03:28
Park all that's abstract and head out for a bit to rearrange nature with a tractor, chainsaw, trowel or camera.

19th May 2005, 04:28


Can't be bothered with all the hassle. :bored:

Sheeesh. :hmm:

19th May 2005, 07:36
beat the crap out of bread dough

SRT - We could never get flour that wasn't full of biologicals when we lived in Africa either. Though sifting seemed to do the trick.

Solid Rust Twotter
19th May 2005, 07:50

An international organisation supplying relief aid in an unnamed Central African country tried to destroy a couple of tons of flour that was riddled with weevils. The master plan was to bury it in a huge pit. While they were doing the job, the local shop owners of an Eastern Mediterranean persuasion, were all lined up in their trucks with gangs of workers at the ready.

As the relief workers pulled out the shopkeepers drove in and began digging up the stuff. We couldn't buy a loaf of bread anywhere in the country for about a year that wasn't protein enriched.

Back to the thread....:ok:

19th May 2005, 07:55

Would mindless sex with a complete stranger help you get over your ex? If so pm me a photo and I will think about it.

20th May 2005, 00:27
2 hours in the most beautiful underwater cave in the world - it's like being on the moon.:ok:

20th May 2005, 05:25
2 hours in the most beautiful underwater cave in the world - it's like being on the moon

Wow, must've been gorgeous! 120min bottom time - Nitrox 32 ? What was the max depth?

20th May 2005, 07:25
I do the ironing. There is something very relaxing about starting with a large pile of crumpled clothes and ending up with a small pile of neatly folded clothes.

Then I slump in front of the TV with a beer.

27th May 2005, 19:41
RaraAvis - 123 mins bottom time actually. Max depth if memory serves would have been less than 50 or 60 feet on normal air.

Gran Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula. In a word - absolutely superb dive.

A10 Thundybox
28th May 2005, 01:59
I'm only truly relaxed having had 4 pints of Guinness with single malt chasers, whilst smoking a decent cigar by a roaring fire in an old pub speaking to a good friend about flying and women.

Nearly forgot about the pork scratchings.

Gingerbread Man
28th May 2005, 11:53
Radio 4. Turn down the volume so it just sounds like murmuring (no jokes) and it's better than anaesthetic. I'd would fall asleep listening to the shipping forecast if it wasn't on so late :D .

On an aside, how great is the shipping forecast? Before I understood Met, it held such blissful ignorance; all these seemingly arbitrary numbers and the way they seem to rate each portion by saying 'good' afterwards.


Ginge :)