View Full Version : Favourite things to do, to snap out of a bad mood

Grim Reaper 14
9th Nov 2002, 14:41
I usually go on the pi55, having spent half an hour ripping people to shreds on this particular website. Any better suggestions (when flying is out of the question)?

Off to the pub now, see y'all later.

Uncle Cracker
9th Nov 2002, 15:20
G R 14

By the time you read this, you will have been to the pub and will be pi55ed. I am still at work however and will have to wait another two hours and forty six minutes (not that I'm counting).

I wouldn't say I'm in a bad mood at the moment but just in case, in a while, I shall sit on my motorcycle, point it north, then ride it, quite fast, in the direction of the Kings Arms. That normally does it for me. Only one thing missing after that....

9th Nov 2002, 15:27
Sex usually does it for me. :D

9th Nov 2002, 15:35
GR, while you therapeutically ripped people to shreds this arvo, I followed you around to remove the worst of it.
Not something that improves my mood!

I appreciate that you might be going through a bad spell at the moment, but the stuff you have come out with today has been way overboard.
Go see a shrink if you can't work out your stuff, because I am not


Sigmunda Freud
JB Charwoman

10th Nov 2002, 01:55
A BJ (when Im luckey enough) always gets me out of a downer and from then Im at calm with the world and one with the harmonic resonence of the eternal Cosmos.

If theres no woman handey then a quiet afternoons [email protected] with an old favorite porn movie helps in restoring a happier outlook on life for the rest of the day.

Failing all that, beatin the living sh!t out of someone who badley needs it will put me in a bit better mood for a while.

Select Zone Five
10th Nov 2002, 08:40
I watch a movie. It helps me to forget what I'm moody about...for a couple of hours anyway...:p

10th Nov 2002, 09:11
watch the cricket...at least for the past 10 years or so...was pretty grim prior to that.

Or go for a dive!! Great feeling once out, all calm and contented again.

Bev Bevan
10th Nov 2002, 09:31
Take my "Bothams Ashes" video off the shelf, pop it in the video machine, and press "play".

A nice reminder that we did actually win the Ashes in the past....

Grim Reaper 14
10th Nov 2002, 12:36
flapsforty - While I appreciate that you have a job to do here, I object fairly heavily to your suggestion that anything I posted (yesterday) was any worse than anything I normally post. Maybe you haven't been following my normal round of posting with as much as vigour as that which obviously manifests itself when I confess to the world that I was in a bad mood. I would be very pleased to hear those details from you that you deemed worthy of removal, especially considering that we are after all in 'Jet Blast', and not 'Pink and Fluffy. I can only assume that you were perhaps in a worse mood than I was. Should I wish to go and see a shrink, rest assured you will be the first to know.

I must admit to being massively intrigued by your last sentence though.....

You are not......what?

10th Nov 2002, 13:11
If someone or something has really annoyed me I find that a pair of secateurs taken into the garden has a wonderful effect on me.
I find something to prune and imagine that whatever I am pruning is what has annoyed me, so I cut it off in its prime.

very very therapeutic :cool: :cool:

10th Nov 2002, 16:21
Well, I usually take a tin can or two, go down to the rifle range and proceed to shoot the living daylights out of them :D

You want it when?
11th Nov 2002, 08:48
Go play "cars" with my son. In times past fire up the v8 in the garage, put the top down and go and burn rubber. Sometimes load up a third party shoot-em-up game and go kick some electronic ass.

"To you it's a busy shopping mall, in my head I'm in the middle of the best frag fight ever..."

11th Nov 2002, 09:00
Shoot at next doors cat, with a pump action water thingy.

More skill required then engaging it with a hose.

and before all the feline lovers get up in arms.

The murdering cynical, crapping-everywhere destroyer of wildlife and plants is begging for it.

Anthony Carn
11th Nov 2002, 09:03
flower prunes.....
GR14 pprunes.....
Fair enough, innit ?

I suppose that there may be legal issues for PPRuNe, I don't know, but maybe a Recycle Bin forum for moderator deletions would satisfy everyone. (only because I'm curious -- as per when a "naughty" pop song is banned, for instance -- everyone wants to find out what the fuss is all about then !!)

I find that exercise until knackered is extremely good for a bad mood. Alchohol is useless. :)

Select Zone Five
11th Nov 2002, 09:23
Shoot at next doors cat, with a pump action water thingysolotk can you recommend a particular model as I currently have a squirrel problem and I'd quite like to try a water jet before I purchase an airgun...:p


11th Nov 2002, 10:16
Ooh, so many things you can do. I find drinking usually makes the problem worse, though, I have to admit.

Watching Top Gun. Phoning a friend - preferably someone you're not so close to that you want to talk about your problems, then you'll have to talk about other things and take your mind off whatever's bothering you. Have a nice, long, relaxing bath with the radio turned up load. Burning rubber is a good idea, but only if it's not rush-hour otherwise the frustration of other traffic can make things worse. Going for a long walk. Comfort eating is a great short-term help, but doesn't last very long. I'm not really into winding our ModBod up, but I can see how it could help some people, especially Grim ;)

Hope you're feeling better now, Grim.


Anthony Carn
11th Nov 2002, 13:10
Top Gun !!!!!!! SPIT, SPIT !!!!!

Now I'M in a bad mood, just thinking about it ( Tomcat clips excepted ). What a load of cods that "film" is !


IMHO - sorry.

11th Nov 2002, 18:32
Don't apologise AC, I think it was a load of b*ll*cks too, and that is not humbly opined.

11th Nov 2002, 18:47
Irritating moggies? Wait till they're asleep on which ever roof and plan an assault based around cotton wool buds, spoon / catapult depending upon distance and jam, treacle or honey as the main weapon.

Drives em insane :D . Aim for the head, they can't lick it off then :) . :cool: :D

You want it when?
11th Nov 2002, 21:38
OY! I'm with you FFF, the opening bars of "Danger Zone" do it for me - keep hitting the rev limiter in the Alfa when I play that CD.

As for the film - it's hard to believe that Maverick would be so cut up about the death, but it carried the plot. IMHO great film, great flying and worht owning both on VHS and DVD.

11th Nov 2002, 21:46
Hot bath, a good CD (classical, or some easy-going jazz), lights down, glass of scotch, good book.

Don't have a bath in my flat now, so I'm permanently in a bad mood ;) :D

12th Nov 2002, 08:43
the opening bars of "Danger Zone" do it for me

So it's not just me then?

Wore out several tapes in the days before in-car CD

Great for charging along twisty A roads and generally misbehaving:D


12th Nov 2002, 09:06
Topgun ???? naaaaah

Flight of the Intruder.... They get in a bad mood, drop bombs and feel better....

No girlfriend at the moment, so no blowjobs... :(

Usually reading some jokes here in jetblast does the trick... :D

Biggles Flies Undone
12th Nov 2002, 09:14
Im with Slasher a BJ has to be the number one solution to 90% of male problems :) Failing that, a long walk in the countryside followed by a pint and good company in my local works for me.

As for music and fast driving a deserted road, flowing bends and responsive car accompanied by Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf) takes some beating (but Id still settle for the BJ) :D

12th Nov 2002, 09:24
I'm with you there BFU. BJ, bottle of nicely chilled Bollinger, listening to Van Morrison, to be followed by the booking of flights somewhere warm and far away.

Guaranteed to put a smile back on my face.

Biggles Flies Undone
12th Nov 2002, 09:36
I'll be round in ten, PP ;)

12th Nov 2002, 11:07
GR, how 'bout wacking yer dog?



12th Nov 2002, 11:29
Hitting the beach on a nice fast horse always puts me in a better mood. Cant beat the feel of the power of 3/4 ton of horse pounding along the beach, the only sounds being his hooves and the waves :D :D

Usually works better in the rain or high winds as then you have the beach to yourself!! :(

Chaffers :mad: You lie down so i can catapult stuff at you please. But it wont be cotton buds and treacle:p (Some one gotta defend the cat population!!)

Now that I got that outa my system I'm off to go find a horse ........:p

12th Nov 2002, 15:27
I go to the top drawer of my desk and take out a folded sheet of paper. It is a print of an e-mail that was sent to me by a good friend when I was at a very low point. It's one of those things that does the electronic rounds and I have no idea who the author is but it does help towards putting things into perspective.

"I am thankful for ...

The partner who hogs the covers every night because that means he is not out with someone else.

The teenager who is watching television instead of doing the dishes because it means he is home and not on the streets.

For the taxes I pay because it means that I am gainfully employed.

For the mess to be cleaned up after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

For the clothes that fit a little snugly because it means I have enough to eat.

For the lawn that needs mowing, the windows that need cleaning and the gutters that need fixing because they mean that I have a home to live in.

For all the complaining I hear about the government because it means we enjoy freedom of speech.

For the parking spot I find at the furthest end of the car park because it means that I am capable of walking and that I am able to own a car.

For my big heating bill and even bigger air conditioning bill because they mean I can be warm or cool as I wish.

For the person behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear.

For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because they mean that I have been capable of working hard.

For the alarm that goes off too early because it means that I am alive.

And finally, I am thankful for too many e-mails because it means that I have friends who are thinking of me."

This piece of paper has taken quite a hammering this year because 2002 has probably been one of the most difficult years I have ever gone through. In January I lost my dear old cat who had been with me for over seventeen years. In August I lost my job and in September I lost my mother, the hardest blow of all.

13th Nov 2002, 03:13
I just look at pictures of my kids and think of them. Sometimes going for a walk with the eldest (2.5yrs) or just talking to/playing with her makes all the worries go away.

This only works of she/they weren't the source of my bad mood, in which case beer and shoot 'em ups are the answer ;)

13th Nov 2002, 16:04

But I'm not in a bad mood! Why? Because I'm off on holiday tomorrow!

But the day I get back is another matter. I'll call you....

14th Nov 2002, 07:27
I divorced him!:D