But the waves are all the fun ! Though I do prefer lakes, since they seem to be in more mountain like places and that's just so pretty! I'm "just" a few hours away from the ocean here, but I haven't been there since I was... seven I think. My family isn't too much into going to the sea, I guess. You can go by car and spend the weekend there, without going to the extreme of planes. I used to go to the sea more when I was in Italy, since it was just a bus ride away. That one wasn't big about waves, though. Instead it had the adventage of not being always freaking cold.
I remember swimming in the Great lakes when I was younger. After a storm, the waves were so big; I remember floating on a noodle (back when that was physically possible) and going up and down...up and down...I eventually starting having dreams that I was going up and down. It was fun though. But we were always advised not to put our heads under because the water wasn't very clean.
I grew up by the Atlantic Ocean, so I'm pretty used to the ocean. It's big, and salty and cold. I currently live quite a ways aways, so that feels a bit weird.
When I saw the Atlantic after living most of my life never seeing an ocean the large waves could be pretty intimidating. Florida has some outer island things along the shore that leave a sort of inner shore where the water is a bit calmer and that is where the swimming beaches were. There swimming was a sensible enough thing. Before that I had first seen the outer shore where the waves were a good bit more violent. The worst waves I'd experienced up to that point were from wave pools that generate big controlled waves. As it is I had a bad experience in a wave pool when I was little that has perhaps filled me with a lack of trust in large waves.
I suspect that a great lake such as Lake Superior would combine harsh ocean-like waves with general uncleanliness of lake water, so I've never actually bothered to get myself to one to see one.
Hey, guys, this place is pretty much dead, but I really enjoyed participating into what this forums were. I wanted to wish happy holidays to any of you that still check here every once in a while like I do. I hope this place is pretty much down because we all are busy doing things that make us happy. I hope you're all well and Good luck everyone!
"I still check it sometimes!" He says like a week and a half later...
I upgraded to Windows 10 and my ancient copy of photoshop complained that it needed to phone home to verify that it was legit but then it was all "the servers! they are the gones!" and I'm like dang it Adobe! You're ruining my life again! I wanna all make sweet comic remixes or something and now I can't! So then I found some DRM-free copy of Photoshop for those of us saps who ran Adobe CS 1/2 and promptly forgot about doing creative things because I was distracted by games and shows and stuffs.
So...happy new year or something. I've just been enjoying life working a nice job and living by myself basically spending no money and building up piles of it until the piles get kinda big then giving big chunks of it to various people who say I owe them a bunch of money and maybe in another year or so they'll all stop pestering me about that and then I'll have to actually figure out what a person does when they make actual family-supporting levels of income without actually having a family to support.
Odds are we'll get a new president who will do some really stupid stuff and the money will be worthless anyway but whatevs.
Also I've been pondering why my internet is kinda slowish and lame while living in a fairly wealthy city while my parents who lived in the middle of nowhere may have gigabit internet available by next year. What the heck?
Hello, X! And yeah, well, for this threads weeks are nothing ;P . I read your answer but I always need to take a second to write stuff. Yay for persistent necroposting or something like that? I don't think it's bothersome, though.
Yeah... presidents that do some really stupid stuff with money are a thing that happens every once in a while everywhere ¬¬.
It's clearly the world telling you that the middle of nowhere is the best place to be! Heed its messages! I'm kinda working now, and happy about it. I'm also going back to school because I realized I'm totally not willing to do a thesis and want to get a degree. So I'll get the professor one... even if I don't really care about being a teacher at all. But I refuse to have made a whole course of studies for no degree >:C . It's always good to have a degree, I guess.
Sometimes it's not about anything more than that you cared enough to get the degree. It means you finished what you started. I technically have a diploma and 2 degrees, but only one of the degrees is really worth anything. I just kept going back at it and building off the previous degree to get the next until I got the good one. Maybe you can get a degree and maybe build off that to get another one sometime? I'm not sure how schools everywhere all work. Good luck with that in any case.
Yep, it's mostly about caring enough to get it for me. And I guess I could build off what I have, but as far as I can tell, it'd be a mostly academic thing and right now I don't really care for it. I guess there's possible branching into education since I'll be getting the teacher one but... whatever. I'll probably get into biology or geology when I'm older and a little more settled, if I get time. College level education here is free... unless you really wanna pay for it or wanna do some fancy weird thing. You just pay for photocopies (but digital copies of what you have to read are given freely - the kindle is a blessing for that). People who do more technical stuff have to pay for their materials, so that's a little more costly (my brother and a close friend did graphic design and printing A3 color pieces every week is not exactly cheap; people who do industrial design work with lots of materials and need tools, so you can't quite say it's really "free", but there's still no tuition costs). And you gotta be in a city where there are univesities, but I guess that happens kind of every where? Masters' and doctorate courses instead have fees, but I don't think they're that expensive.
So is the internet conection still lame or there was some issue slowing it down?
Well my ISP of choice didn't have good enough lines to offer anything real spectacular for internet. At 12Mbit it wasn't anything super bad, it just wasn't stellar. Either way I've switched ISPs recently and now get 25Mbit with options to go a good bit faster if I paid more.
Mostly just seemed strange that a low population density area was deemed more economically feasible to run better lines out to sooner than my higher population area. It's not like I'm in a poor area. But then, running lines out through simple ditches where there aren't a lot of houses, other ground lines to watch out for, people grumpy about having their yards dug up, or weird city laws and ordnances to deal with it's probably a lot cheaper out where my parents are.
As for college...yeah it's pretty expensive here. It's a bit of an epidemic that most young people have substantial debt from school loans right when they first start getting career jobs. Despite the cost they can't really NOT go because most people do and not having a college degree can make it much harder to get a job, especially a good job. I think our school system here has some pretty harsh problems as it's very punishing to kids if they pursue a degree that ends up not having good value in the job market when they graduate several years later.