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  #4951  
Old 22nd September 2022, 18:18
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^ there's nothing wrong with liking trains! Most people's hobbies make no sense when you over-analyse them, but some have popularity on their side.

I hope you enjoy your trip. Where is it?

(I'm more of a fan of stations and the railways themselves - railways strike me as strange places because you go through them but you're never really 'there')
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Old 22nd September 2022, 18:19
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I was up dancing several times in a nightclub the other night,

Definitely not something I'd ever do really, so I'm rather chuffed (and astonished) about that,

It's surprisingly easy once you get started
I love dancing
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Old 23rd September 2022, 16:12
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I've been doing an online stand-up class since around April and think I'm finally getting somewhere with producing stuff that a) I like and b) seems to go down well in the class (which feels like a big deal because the tutor isn't easily impressed).

I was also really struggling just doing my stuff in class, but I'm now beginning to have a bit more confidence with it and feel like I'm slowly finding a bit of a performance persona.

I'm taking it as a win because I've wanted to do something like this for ages and I've stuck with it despite feeling a massive tit early on and lots of other people leaving the course (I think partly because how harsh the tutor can be).

I think I'm about halfway to having the five solid minutes of material she recommends before even considering doing it proper. I'm scared shitless but am determined to do it.

F you SA.
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Old 23rd September 2022, 16:19
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^ Nice one, Appear!
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Old 23rd September 2022, 16:49
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Aw ta, guys!

^ I think near-tolerable is the most I can hope for. But one life and all that.
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Old 23rd September 2022, 17:33
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^^^^ Wow, nice one.

What subject(s) does your 2.5/5mins comprise of
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Old 25th September 2022, 15:25
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^ Thanks! Mostly myself, unfortunately. She encourages us to do stuff that's about us and basically true (though can be exaggerated) to move us away from just doing stuff for a punchline that anyone could do. It makes things a bit harder but is probably a better route I think.
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Old 25th September 2022, 15:57
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Nice one, Appear! There's got to be at least one fart tale in there.
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Old 25th September 2022, 19:29
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^ Ta! We're not allowed to do fart jokes! No bodily functions, private parts, terrorism, killing, paedos... the list goes on. The tutor runs a club and gets involved in a lot of new act stuff and apparently it's mostly men talking about shitting and Prince Andrew, so it's off the cards. It's a shame given I once shit myself at a dog races.
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Old 25th September 2022, 21:08
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That's bogus! You should do a lil fart when you're performing. "Whoops"
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Old 26th September 2022, 17:11
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^ Ta! We're not allowed to do fart jokes! No bodily functions, private parts, terrorism, killing, paedos... the list goes on.
good job Billy Connolly and Frankie Boyle didn't sign up for that course,

that does sound amazing appear, seriously well done on sticking with it,
stand-up has probably got to be one of the most SA-inducing things I can think of.
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Old 28th September 2022, 00:15
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^ haha. Indeed!

Ta! I have no idea how I'll actually do doing it, but you've got to give these things a go.
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Old 29th September 2022, 03:33
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Appear!!!!

I am in awe of you for wanting to do stand up! That to me would be like climbing Mount Everest! Very impressive! I hope it goes well for you!

Just out of curiosity, I don't suppose you would be willing to record your 5 minute set for the forum? It might even be great practice for you. I'm sure we will all be cheering you on if you did!

And who knows, maybe other members on the forum might take part. Like the great Kevin Costner once said:

Build that rubber chicken barn and they might cluck! Or something like that

I'm also sure that Genovese would be willing to take part! After all, there's more to Genovese than just being a mod/freelance security guard. For instance, he can do things with a rubber chicken like you wouldn't believe! He's like a RoboRubberChicken in my eyes!

Anyway, it's getting late and my innuendo seems to be increasing. So now seems like a good time to wrap this up. And again, I hope it all goes well for you! I also hope you're doing ok!


Well Genovese, it's been a good night! I appreciate it of course!

But for now, I need to take a break again. After all, Rome was not built in whenever they said it was built in. Or something like that
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Old 1st October 2022, 01:27
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I had a good day.
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Old 1st October 2022, 06:18
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^ I'm glad to hear it was there a specific lovely thing that made you happy or a good day in general?
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Old 1st October 2022, 09:03
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Thankyou. Yeah, it was a team building work thing and i felt normal for a bit. Had a drink with some of them afterwards too.
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Old 1st October 2022, 17:20
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^ well done that's awesome, what a lovely feeling to have that moment where the SA subsides. I'm happy for you I've heard even non-SA folks can find those events stressful. Nice one
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Old 11th October 2022, 09:46
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About a month or so ago I decided to stop drinking. I didn't drink too often (maybe three or four times a month) and never so much that I wouldn't remember anything, but I didn't like how I always relied on it to make social situations easier. It's been going okay so far. I've done a few things sober that I wouldn't have done before and they were fine (although I've realised how unpleasant bars and the city are at night when you're not drinking, and how annoying drunk people can be). Last week I was a plus one to someone's work/charity dinner thing and even though at times it felt awkward and uncomfortable, I managed to get through it and even had a good time overall. On one side of me was a chatty young woman who made quite a bit of effort in talking, so the dread I felt about having to sit next to a stranger quickly went away. Something I've just realised today is that I haven't had any of the cringe flashbacks that I usually would after going to something like that where I would have been drinking. Often I will have said or done something where I'm physically groaning at the memories of them afterwards, so it's nice to not have that. It feels like facing social situations like this sober might actually allow for getting comfortable with them in a way that doing them while drinking wouldn't.
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Old 12th October 2022, 00:55
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Well done Jen, glad to hear you had a good time.
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Old 12th October 2022, 20:47
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I reached an arbitrary milestone by finally being able to do a pull up with an addition of 60kg around my waist (additional 75% of my bodyweight). For a while, 50kg pull up for 3 reps was my max, 55kg 2 rep max, 57kg 1 rep max. It's taken me over 4 years to go from 50kg being my 1 rep max to 60kg. After i pulled the 60kg successfully for the first time, honestly I felt 10ft tall.

My end goal is to be able to do a pull up with an addition of 100% of my bodyweight around my waist. Though, Im years away from that. For context, the last time I checked, the world record for weighted pull up was 110kg for 1 rep.
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Old 12th October 2022, 23:04
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Well done jam
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Old 13th October 2022, 13:51
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^ Thanks Percy
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Old 15th October 2022, 20:57
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^^ that means you could basically pull up me - if I pretend I still weigh about 60kg (hint: I don't) and if you pretend you'd let me within 200m.

Impressive indeed. I struggle just hanging from monkey bars.


@chess&bestfood - gollygosh, it's bad enough doing it on Zoom. Stand up dies alone. I'll have to see how I do properly!
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Old 16th October 2022, 15:43
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I can understand that you want to stand alone and see how it all goes Appear. Again, I think it's great that you are doing this! I'm certainly cheering you on that it all goes well for you! And who knows, maybe sometime in the future, you might find your way to the Rubber Chicken Barn Thread.




I will also work on the merchandise for you at a later date
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Old 17th October 2022, 15:01
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^ I don't doubt it.
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Old 17th October 2022, 18:45
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I reached an arbitrary milestone by finally being able to do a pull up with an addition of 60kg around my waist (additional 75% of my bodyweight). For a while, 50kg pull up for 3 reps was my max, 55kg 2 rep max, 57kg 1 rep max. It's taken me over 4 years to go from 50kg being my 1 rep max to 60kg. After i pulled the 60kg successfully for the first time, honestly I felt 10ft tall.

My end goal is to be able to do a pull up with an addition of 100% of my bodyweight around my waist. Though, Im years away from that. For context, the last time I checked, the world record for weighted pull up was 110kg for 1 rep.
Well done Jam. Next time you’ll be in a video with Goku Pump.
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Old 27th October 2022, 00:51
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Well done neverwas
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Old 27th October 2022, 23:11
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Stood up for myself today... one of the guy when we were loading up the vans in work had a sarcastic remark made to me which he always does every now and then, kinda loss my cool and answered him back which he didn't like..think he was abit shocked i stood up for myself and went quiet so abit of a win but sadly effected me most of the day..... just had sarcastic/snarky remarks!
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Old 28th October 2022, 00:49
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^ Good for you T.
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Old 29th October 2022, 12:38
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Did a workout and think I will stick to the programme. I did the same one during covid, though it seems to have been updated.

It’s not a big deal really but after a month or so of not exercising. I noticed it made me feel like I have a fighting spirit or won’t give up. Idk whether or not that is a healthy or unhealthy thought? I think because of the nature of my work and how my environment has made me feel the last couple of months it has made me slack off on stuff like exercise. It’s am excuse but when I feel negative I procrastinate a lot. Pair that with long hours at times.

Maybe the fact I handed my resignation yesterday and my future job makes me more aware that social anxiety and autism are actually big problems make me feel like I might actually be moving forward. I need to be more proactive regarding my issues though and that can be tough.
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