Hi Bartimaeus Sex,
Training is going well. I've been consistent despite being fairly busy. I've been more or less the same weight and fitness for probably about ten years. A few weeks back, I tried to ramp it up a little (both with workout intensity and my diet, consciously adding a bit more) and I put on about 5 lbs of muscle (which given my smaller frame and how aggressively my body seems to want to keep me at my set weight), felt significant. But then I got the stomach flu very badly and lost a ton of weight.
While I'd still like to add 5 - 10 lbs of muscle (and doing so would likely be good for my overall athletic performance), I'm also fairly content to just stay fit and healthy and free of injury.
How have you been?
Awesome, I’m glad to hear you’re keeping at it
I’m doing great, just making plans for having a house built this year.
You still chasing them neck gains? Thinking about grabbing a harness
Just maintaining at this point. I still try to increase my reps but stopped adding weight a while back.
Ah the familiar Santa Hat avy we all know and love
Haha, yeah I was waiting until I finally got back and saw Venom
How was it?
I felt like they tried a little too hard to be funny, and the climax was pretty rushed.
aw thats disappointing to hear though not altogether surprising I guess
Have you gotten into Marvel?
Hey friend! Welcome back to the home of the free! Eating pizza right now?
Thanks! And nah, my girlfriend cooked a nice dinner. One of my flights was a 14.5 hour one from Dubai to Seattle, I had one beer with dinner and went to bed haha.
You're a hero.
Haha, where did you get that idea?
Because you risk your life to protect your country, and you also inspired me to get off my lazy butt and work out again, so I want to say thank you and that you are awesome.
Glad I can be an inspiration to someone!
Oh heyyy Venom nice to see you posting now and then!
Thanks, I’ve been utilizing my little piece of free time each day well haha
Hey I'm not sure you remember me (used to go by ZeldaSlayah204) but you were in my friends list so I thought I'd say hello
This new name sounds rough
Why do you hide?
New 30-06 rifle or bow? I'll probably pick up both this year before the fall, but it's a very difficult life decision.
Bow (because I don’t have one). What kind of bows are you looking at?
I'd like to pick up a used Matthew's compound model if I can find one in recent condition. They always have great review, but a bit expensive brand new. If not, I'll probably just grab a PSE brand bow. Buuut, a bow means more time to deer hunt in the year around here so it's definitely on the wish list.
Sorry for that very snide and rude response, I shouldn't have talked to you like that.
Don’t worry about it lol, I didn’t see it in a negative way.
I just want to point out that the user Venom Sex is currently reading the thread "What Pleases You" - what's up lol
No worse than Bartimaeus Sex though right? Haha
And nothing too much here, some wine and watching Transformers with the gf on a Friday night. How’s the life?
Didn't expect to see you around, how hve you been?
Hey man, good to see you back. I’m doing good, a lot has changed on my end since we last talked.
How have you been?
I've been one of everything since last, to say the least.
Did you hear about Trump being President? Lol
I sure did lol. How do you feel about that?
He's worse than I feared, what's your thoughts on him
Ehh, wasn’t really pulling for him early on, but we’ll see how the next 3 years go.
Yessss and they’re quite intelligent. Seems to be the only bird to stay up here in the winter lol.
Are there quite a few up by you as well?
That they are Ravens are quite rare exactly where I live, but we have seen them. We have more crows and magpies. Ravens always have a special place in the hearts of Norse-interested People, though^^
Awwww yeeee, thanks, man. Was a decent birthday.
What’s up buttercup?
Oh hello. How goes the East Coast winter?
It’s going well! I like the cold and it’s in the low 20s all week! Now I’m binge watching Netflix
Nice, I’ve been bumming it too lol. It’s been mostly in the negatives here, but it’ll be up to near 20 next week I’m told!
Spending a lot of time on Zillow looking at houses lately....
Zillow is addictive! Hopefully you find something you like!
You went from your daughter calls me daddy too back to hello sir nice to meet you. Oh well, I'm sure you can grow it back soon enough. xD
Soon enough....debatable haha. But next year for sure.
Also the daddy thing is pretty true lol, though they still call me that w/o the beard
And I miss the days where we would compete for Most Perverted. You’ve got that one in the bag
We competed for most perverted? I forgot that sort of xD I've been labeled that on this forum, because I've actively explained that I have an active sex life, though I know that there are others on here who do, though a lot of ZUers tend to be younger or more... well, innocent people, so I've tried to tone it down except when I'm trying to prove a point ahahaha
It's been a while, relatively speaking, for me. Last time was in September, and it's like I'd rather go to the Bay Area to get good deck.
I ended up really psychologically changing since several months ago due to reasons that you may not quite expect. I forget if I told you, and it's a lot to explain lol but yeah my sexual orientation hasn't really changed all that much over time, but I had a period in which I felt guilty for kind of assimilating into what it is to be a "normal" woman, specifically not being the huge queer I wanted to be like previous friends of mine.
It’s been a while for me too lmao. But that’s going to change in about a month.
Hah, yeah I think my mindset has changed quite a bit the last couple years as well, though probably in a different way than you xD
I know. I feel like I lost my best friend.
Your comment in the scrapbook made me laugh out loud xD
For real though, it’s a thing. A friend of mine for work shaved his off and I didn’t even want to talk to him for a couple days. Felt like a stranger lol
Waitaminute... I thought you're in a Clan? What did I miss here?
Yeah, I just recently opted out.
Too overwhelming, I guess? Anyway imho, being busy serving the nation makes people prefer to not be involved in stuff like online clans, just my opinion tho'
And congrats on getting more coldproof gear, are they Russia weather grade? 'Coz the Germans lost to Russia in the end due to extremely cold weather.
I guess I just found myself not really participating in the clan anymore.
Back to ol' Rex to me. :3
Anyway forgive me for the late reply. Busy with work lately, someone rich found dead on a resident's balcony.
Apart from that, did your officer ask you to shave that beard off?
Long time no....sex?
No joke, AND I haven’t seen you in a while haha
How’s everything been?
Up and down up and down...currently down but hopefully the new year will change that.
Hows you been?
Meh well that sucks, and yeah there’s no better time to plant a tree than now!
I’ve been really good actually, I think supplementing vitamin D has helped my mood this winter with the short days lol
Arr. I've been thinking of expanding my face fur lately. Any great tips? It will probably be after Yule, though, so that I won't be in a strange middle phase during the family dinners :p
Hmmm...all I’ve really got is to not give in if it starts looking scraggly toward the beginning, because it’ll usually start filling in and look better as it gets longer. Haha, yeah that strange middle phase is a test I believe, and only the worthy are allowed to pass into greatness.
I’ve got to shave mine this upcoming weekend, I feel like a part of me will be gone haha. But it won’t be forever, and I’m still used to shaving. My bearded coworkers al used to laugh because they never had to keep the edges trimmed up. On the other hand, my facial hair tries to extend to my eyes and chest and wraps around to connect with the back of my neck.
Haha :p I believe I'll be listening to Amon Amarth and the Beards when in doubt *laughs*
I do have somewhat long and curly hair to hide some of it, at least. So that's something :p I don't think I'll remove what I've already got, that would just be too strange.. So it will need to grow sidways as it is :p
Perhaps you're actually trying to become Cousin It from Addams Family?
Yess...I need to listen to Amon Amarth....I’m ashamed to admit I never have. I do love Hammerfall though!
Might be good to start fresh, but I understand.
That may be the case.
Several days of not cleaning up.
They're featured a lot on my workout playlists :p With Oden on Our Side is a good album. Also the songs Twilight of the Thunder God and Raise Your Horns :3
Yeah, I assumed as much. But I just can't :p
It's becoming one!
And I can imagine you coming out with a towel drying your freshly shaved face. Your wife looks up, blinks, and says, “We should both see other men.”
Okay so at first I didn’t like it, but after after awhile it sucked me in and I fully embrace the game and concepts they were going for.
The problem is it’s a game that requires a lot of patience and nothing is given to you up front. So there’s a lot more digging for storyline and some grinding for hearts/stamina that I had to adjust to.
But, now I love it. My favorite thing to do is “rescue” horses from the moblins and register them as my own and feed them apples!
Oh jeeez....this sounds like Zelda mixed with Harvest Moon or something.
I don’t know if I can handle the lack of structure in storyline. I don’t want to choose my own route to beat the game. That’s only fun when playing Metroid Prime and doing sweet glitches to be able to say you broke the rules D:
Also I like you Winnie, you’re really friendly and nice : D
bahaha I like you too, how's that Malbec treating you? And yeah the lack of structure was infuriating at first--maybe you should do another runthrough of Majora's Mask or OoT instead?
The Malbec was gone after about 2.5 hours, at a pretty moderate pace I thought. I also ordered a pizza for delivery and consumed all but one piece. Then I passed out for a couple hours and that’s where I am now.
I do think MM would be good to play again, though I actually have an urge for TP right now.....but no console to play it on lol
Wait, whaaat? I didn't know you were in the middle east? which part?
Afghanistan, I bounce around a lot for work lol.
Ohh you work for the army or smth? cool, i lived in UAE for two years and I feel your plight on the alcohol ban. haha
Something like that. Air Force though haha. Oh really? I was in Dubai for a few days earlier this year and there was a small bar in my hotel. It must be only allowed in certain places?
Yeah only in bars and they charge so much on alcohol too because of the ban. A bottle of beer is prob like 3x the price in the US lmao a shot of jameson is around 30-45 bux craaazyyy
I do recall it being quite expensive lol.
How have you been?
What have you been up to, Bart?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
Going home to visit with family and friends?
I hope that you have an excellent Thanksgiving!
Take good care,
Hey there, I’ve been doing great!
No plans for Thanksgiving unfortunately, I rarely make it back for holidays, which is a shame. Thanksgiving is my favorite and I’ve only managed to make it home once for it since 2009.
It’ll be a good day regardless though
Are you going to make it home?
Hi Bartimaeus. Good to hear from you. Things have been going well. How have you been?
I’ve been great!
Minnesota Vikings Trump????
Yes! I was doing a Google Images search for the Minnesota Vikings logo because I wanted to use it as a "Favicon" on my favorites toolbar. I saw it, and thought, that works too well, I need to add it to my profile on ZU. The bushy eye-brow, the lips, even the hair in the back--brilliant.
I like it!
It's nice to see you still around. How've you fared these past four years?
Hey there, did you used to go by a different username?
I mostly left ZU from 2014-15, and only came back in 2016 for the fitness thread haha.
I’ve been good. Lots of adventures.
Nae, my name was always the same. Even so, I was a flash in the pan, leaving the site for a few years myself. Similarly to yourself, I did eventually return to find things as quaint and pleasant as they were when I left.
what about the hot sauce you liked that you found in port jeff?
That one isn’t bad, but I found one I like way more out in Riverhead at some festival last year. I order it online now haha
also that one closed now ;;-; there's a new hibachi place in there now though! And a paint-and-sip
I know I went there last fall and was very disappointed. It was all closed up at that time.
they still sell them online and they have uh some still there on a cart so it's not all gone forever at least ^-^
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion hot sauce I might order some more when I get back to Alaska.
You gonna go with me to buy some from the cart next year?