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John Smith 17/01/18(Wed)20:58 No. 45830 [Reply]

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I enjoy the speed of this website.
Very slow, very /eh/
Always gives me something to do before work.
I typically check 7chan once a day for updates and then carry on with my boring ass life.

John Smith 17/01/19(Thu)00:46 No. 45832

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That's pretty much what I do, too.

John Smith 17/01/30(Mon)21:21 No. 45854

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I currently don't have a job so I come here to waste time, this place is different and the slow pace is nice

John Smith 17/01/05(Thu)22:13 No. 45814 [Reply]

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Budgets and risk management. Boring, uninteresting, but useful. Budgets are basic. Let's talk risk management. How do you do yours?

This is mine:


1. Loss of centrelink benefits
- non compliance with government protocol
- - issue advocacy: streamline centrelink
- dissolution of social safety net
- - political advocacy: unemployment and anti-work rights, and mental health benefits...nice tie in to my business and AP's CC
- - - advocacy by alliance
- - - - highest vote share political alliance in this political domain, australia is the union/labor party. They advocate for labor rights
- - - - - they hurt the remaining unemployed
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John Smith 17/01/12(Thu)05:43 No. 45818

Well I just try to be nice folk, I suppose.

John Smith 17/01/27(Fri)13:43 No. 45850

I always pretend I have 10% of what I actually do in my bank, so that once I feel I've been spending too much, I will stop.

John Smith 17/01/15(Sun)03:17 No. 45820 [Reply]

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I like it...don't know why...


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John Smith 17/01/21(Sat)06:06 No. 45838

I could take it or leave it.

John Smith 17/01/23(Mon)18:34 No. 45841

Probably the vibrant colors and high contrast. I like it too.

John Smith 17/01/24(Tue)02:48 No. 45844

I think it's the tension caused by wondering if one or more of the bottles of glass cleaner dangling precariously over the end of the aisle will give way and hit her on the head.

John Smith 16/12/31(Sat)06:53 No. 45804 [Reply]

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When I woke up today, I was very thirsty. A hot, stuffy room and a gasping thirst, is there anything worse than that? I certainly think not. But thankfully, I remembered that I had poured myself a glass of water the night before – foreseeing this very predicament. So I reached over, and down to the ground, and began fumbling – but lo! The glass was nowhere to be found! Bewildered, I shot up straight and sidled out of my bed. Imagine my relief on finding the glass only a few inches from where I had been searching! Happily, the water, though slightly stale and warm, was very refreshing indeed.
I hope all is well with yourself and Jane.
Yours sincerely,
Mr. Smith

John Smith 16/12/29(Thu)04:15 No. 45796 [Reply]

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I tried a new kind of tea today. It wasn't new in the sense that it just became available. I just hadn't tried it yet at the time.

The new tea tastes just about the same as my old kind of tea. The packaging is red. The old tea's packaging was green.

I like my new tea.


John Smith 16/12/29(Thu)05:49 No. 45798

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How the fuck is terence uninteresting? Just because he isn't being played by jim carey?

John Smith 16/12/29(Thu)06:09 No. 45799

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That sure is a point you've made, John. Are you sure Ryan the Nonchalant hedgeheg is uninteresting?

That's ok.

I guess the McKennas might seem uninteresting if you've heard the same ideas from someone else already.

He says things that are original or interesting. What is interesting isn't original, and what is original isn't interesting.

John Smith 16/12/25(Sun)08:29 No. 45785 [Reply]

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As what seems to be the usual for us now, almost half a year's passed since last I've written. University life has forced me to cut back on many of my old vices--I hardly ever have time that can be safely wasted browsing the internet. I'm on break now, though, and it's Christmas, so I figured I'd check in on you and see how you've been keeping.

Keeping in contact so sporadically isn't ideal, but it is very interesting in some ways. It seems that each time we do get to write each other, we've notably changed in some way. I look forward to hearing about what I've missed out on since the last time we corresponded.

Merry Christmas,

John Smith 16/12/25(Sun)09:38 No. 45786

Nice to hear from you John,

Responsibilities have also taken me away from my old haunts, but I've recently been hanging around here a little frequently. How is school? I am working, and may be starting a new job soon. I wish it would snow, but I know I have to wait until January for that.



John Smith 16/12/25(Sun)13:50 No. 45787


Thanks for the quick reply. I know these are probably finding you in the middle of present opening or feasting, and I appreciate that you can still take a bit of time to write back.

School's going very well so far. My percussion professor is a brilliant man, and as long as I continue to practice what he's been teaching me I'll have advanced my skills considerably by the year's end. He's not going to be there next semester though--he's off on tour somewhere, and the studio will be taught by one of his colleagues. This changing of the guard has made my break much busier than it may have been otherwise. This substitute is every bit as great a musician as my professor and I look forward to it, but since he is a different teacher with different focuses, I now have a completely different set of exercises and etudes to prepare before February starts.

It's good to hear you're working, is it a job you enjoy? And I too am craving some snow, but Maryland weather has decided that we're having yet another green Christmas.


John Smith 16/12/27(Tue)07:07 No. 45793

Dear John,

Thank you for your kind words. I spent Christmas alone, my family is visiting other family in England.

I don't enjoy my job because by boss is a very stupid man. If it were a job making milkshakes I could handle this, but I am helping him write a book and I find his egoistic idiocy very frustrating.

I would like to visit Maryland someday. I have been to Washington D.C. and enjoyed it very much. I am writing from New York, and it was rainy today. Looking outside the window now it is very foggy. I wish you great success with your music training.



John Smith 16/12/26(Mon)08:28 No. 45790 [Reply]

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Dear John.

I write you on this beatiful rainy and warm day to let you know that I'm not well, but there is no reason to worry, as I'm not bad either. Oh, a thunder just shown up at my bedroom's window! What a beautiful sight! You can't imagine how much I wish to be together with my old pal, drinking some scotch and watching the storm quietly on my house's porsche.
Anyways, Christmas just passed, and I don't know what to feel about it. Some people has told me that if I don't feel like celebrating holidays, then I should treat them like any other day of the year.
Still, I don't want to treat them like any other day of the year. But alas, I have not many options.
You see, I have few friends, and those who I trust the most spent their holidays with their families. Though I do not feel uncomfortable with sharing these days with my family, I still feel quite dazed by this whole thing.
Christmas' Eve, Christmas, etc. make people around me feel joyous and happy, but, apparently, holidays don't have the same effect on me.
I have to say, though, that I haven't felt much joy lately. A dreadful sensation of melancholy invades my head for some reason. It appears that I'm morose. Life is no longer fun for me, friend.
And nonetheless, I want to quit going to the therapist. I don't want to have responsabilities anymore, and going to a place where I don't talk about the things I truly want to talk (I blame the nerves on that) is not appealing at all. I feel like I should keep going. Perhaps life can become colorful again. And mind you, I don't think that I can bring the colours in my life by myself.

Well, enough about these gloomy bussiness, I say. Even though I'm feeling gray as always, I love to hear the sound of raindrops falling on my house's tin roof, and the black tobacco cigarettes and acid jazz music that escort me seem to be good companions indeed.
What about you, my friend? How is life treating you? What climate do you enjoy the most? And what is keeping you from being alone in those days that you have to spend inside you house? A pet? A drink?

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John Smith 16/12/27(Tue)07:03 No. 45792

Dear John,

I like the picture you sent me. It has a distinctly oneiric quality, and reminds me of impressionist painting.

I am sorry to hear you are down. Try getting some Chinese food or reading 'A Movable Feast' by Ernest Hemingway. Starting a journal and sticking to it every day will make you feel better too.

I would recommend quitting those cigarettes. You'll feel accomplished when you do.

Thank you for writing John. I have a small black cat I spend time with, and read good books to keep the Down away. It was nice to hear from you.



John Smith 16/12/25(Sun)19:33 No. 45788 [Reply]

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In The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy a character asked another character if he became a security guard because coming to terms with the mindless tedium presented an interesting challenge. I feel like my current stage in life fits the bill there and I'm not sure how to proceed. It's hard to find things that interest me unless I have to leave soon. And I don't like it.

Are there any Johns out there whose life has fallen into a mindless tedium with a solution on how to handle it? I'm almost out of fanfics to read.

John Smith 16/12/26(Mon)01:30 No. 45789

It's possible to give yourself over to it, which can be a interesting experience. It's a little like losing your mind, and I would not recommend taking that path for more than a year at a time.

John Smith 16/12/26(Mon)19:45 No. 45791

The best thing to do usually involves making a large change in your lifestyle, John. Quitting your current job and trying to advance in a totally different one, maybe moving if you have the money to do so, committing to learning a new skill, anything that will bring uncertainty and challenges to overcome back into your life. You've hit a sort of Groundhog's Day situation, stuck in a loop of doing the same thing every single day no real future change in sight, and if you want to break out of that you have to quit perpetuating the loop.

John Smith 16/06/29(Wed)11:37 No. 45433 [Reply]

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Dear John,

I haven't been on this board in some time, and while coming back engenders a curious sort of wonderful feeling, it also makes me feel a little sad, because all the threads I had posts in have disappeared.

I used to go through those old threads and read those posts, and reading my words was like hearing from an old friend, and I felt a comfortable feeling reading your words as well.

There are a view videos on Youtube, mostly music, that I listen to often, and to pass the time while the song plays I scroll down to the comments. Every year they get older but they're still there, and when I see them it feels very familiar, because of course it is.

I hope you're doing well John. I've lost all your old letters, and I apologize for that. I would much appreciate another one.



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John Smith 16/12/21(Wed)08:39 No. 45779

I started this thread. I have trouble letting things go. I wish it would never disappear. It is once again winter.

John Smith 16/12/21(Wed)15:19 No. 45780

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All good things must come to an end, John.

John Smith 16/12/22(Thu)19:18 No. 45782


I recall that I once had a book end. I had two of them, actually... One end looked like the front of a train and the other looked like the caboose. It did not really look like a train was driving through my books, though...

Those book ends were made of wood. I believe that my mother won them at some sort of Christmas raffle one year and thought that I would enjoy them. She gets me little things all the time that are a little off point, but they let me know that she thinks about me...

She worked at that job for a long time. I worked for them twice in different positions. In one position, I stacked phone books into pallets. In the other one, I delivered phone books to homes and businesses... I drove by a mattress shop once doing that. Actually, I may have even delivered their phone book...

They finally closed down the local branch of that company. Nobody really needs phone books anymore, John. It is a world of change that we live in...

It is nice to see that we are still the comfortable same. Thanks.

Yours Truly,
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John Smith 16/08/31(Wed)01:08 No. 45572 [Reply]

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Well John, it's almost that time of year again. Fall and winter. My favorite seasons. I live in the north and love the cold weather and of course holidays. How about you John? What do you enjoy about fall and winter?


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John Smith 16/11/25(Fri)05:46 No. 45735


We are having a warm season for Colorado this year. They say that cold is coming, but you know what they say about "they" anyway, don't you, John? Anyway, my car is due for the rotors to be done. If the weather does get cold, I would like my vehicle to be safe on the ice. I got the brakes changed, but I did not have enough to do the rotors, so I have to wait until the next pay period. I want to get everything taken care of so we are safe.

I should probably get some sturdy shoes for working this winter, also.

Speaking of periods, John, the days sure are short these days. They do not seem to really get going until nine in the morning, and by then, a lot of the day is burned away. The sun sets around five, it seems like. Short days...

Yours Truly,

John Smith 16/12/21(Wed)08:28 No. 45777

I like the cold John, but only because I can spend so much of its season inside. I like filing my newspaper clippings while the radiator fizzes and bangs to life. The pages are dry and some yellow. I am behind on my filing.

I like watching movies in the winter, and writing reviews of them on my index cards.

If I had to be outside all the time I don't think I'd enjoy it, John. I saw a bum outside of the Chinese restaurant around 10:00 PM tonight. I didn't give him any of my change.

John Smith 16/12/21(Wed)08:30 No. 45778

I did not have the happiest childhood. Sometimes I feel a deep nostalgia for a history I did not live, and the desire to create that history in my future so I may one day look back upon that time with a nostalgia false no more.

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