#1
Hey Pit, I was hoping someone here could help.

I'm at home for 4 weeks [now three], and have absolutely nothing to do [apart from revision, but there's 24 hours in a day]. I won't be able to chill with peeps for at least 2 weeks, and so need something to occupy my time.
The thing is, I really struggle to stick with any activity, and get bored really fast. I try playing games but after 15 - 30 minutes I turn them off with no desire to play again [my PS3 has been underused even though I have many games uncompleted, luckily though I'm replaying MGS4 again and that has me hooked], and I'm not in the mood [yet] to play guitar or compose music.

So, I really want something that primarily engages me, and perhaps is productive and, maybe, creative. Watching TV/movies feels like a waste of my time, as it playing certain games.
I just struggle to fill the hours of each day - I spent most time just waiting around here or on facebook, and it's really unproductive as I just want to do something.

I turn to you guys to help recommend me cool things that I haven't thought of yet.
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#3
Read. Check out best books ever lists and just go through them from the top.
#7
do some cooking (see the cooking thread for tasty stuff)
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#10
Have you tried getting some exercising done? Not only can it give you energy for other things, it can also make you feel better about playing video games/watching TV if you should want to (even if you don't want to now).

Also, cooking and baking. The funz. Make yer own recipes and whatnot.
#11
All the book suggestions are great, but I left my books at university by accident .

Have you tried getting some exercising done? Not only can it give you energy for other things, it can also make you feel better about playing video games/watching TV if you should want to (even if you don't want to now).

Also, cooking and baking. The funz. Make yer own recipes and whatnot.

I go to the gym at uni, but here I can't do anything - I can't even run because all I have are jeans.
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#13
Quote by Simsimius
All the book suggestions are great, but I left my books at university by accident .


I go to the gym at uni, but here I can't do anything - I can't even run because all I have are jeans.

This guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Sigler releases his novels as PDF files, and from what I hear, they're awesome. I'm sure you can find them online.
#14
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#15
Spend hours searching for other peoples advice on what to do on the UG forum?
#16
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This guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Sigler releases his novels as PDF files, and from what I hear, they're awesome. I'm sure you can find them online.


Huh, interesting. Thanks!

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Spend hours searching for other peoples advice on what to do on the UG forum?


Always.
Sunn O))):
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#17
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this guy defo knows what he's talking about
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#18
How about you take up 3D modelling?



it's fun, you have endless possibilities, it's a great way to pass time and a good skill to have, no matter what area you work in. Knowing your way around 3D programs will always give you presentation advantages over the guys who stick to powerpoint and the likes, and when pitching ideas to customers or clients, nothing screams "I AM AWESOME" like a 3D clip.

If you decide to pick it up, I'd like to refer you to this thread, where you will be greeted with cheers and/or the typical monosyllabic grunts of most 3D artists:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1316116
#19
wow, fapping came up in record time.

did you really expect any other answer from the pit? :P:

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#20
GIRP!

(or...anything anyone else has said, books are good idea lol)
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I personally try to avoid anything with strings or pickups. I take all the strings off of mine and just beat them with a hammer. Guitar is a percussion instrument you know.


#21
Learn to juggle.
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#23
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How about you take up 3D modelling?



it's fun, you have endless possibilities, it's a great way to pass time and a good skill to have, no matter what area you work in. Knowing your way around 3D programs will always give you presentation advantages over the guys who stick to powerpoint and the likes, and when pitching ideas to customers or clients, nothing screams "I AM AWESOME" like a 3D clip.

If you decide to pick it up, I'd like to refer you to this thread, where you will be greeted with cheers and/or the typical monosyllabic grunts of most 3D artists:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1316116


Y'know, I was looking at that a few months back. What's the learning curve like?
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#25
Quote by Simsimius
Y'know, I was looking at that a few months back. What's the learning curve like?

about the same as music. you can get satisfying results after just a couple of weeks, but it takes years and years of practice to perfect.

It's just another form of art, using the computer as a tool
#26
Quote by CoreysMonster
about the same as music. you can get satisfying results after just a couple of weeks, but it takes years and years of practice to perfect.

It's just another form of art, using the computer as a tool


Hmm, I will definitely give this a try at least. Might be what I'm looking for. Thanks.
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#27
Compose the next Bohemian Rhapsody.
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#28
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Compose the next Bohemian Rhapsody.


On my to-do list
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO