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miranova

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2014, 09:07:48 AM »
Taking my sweet time cooking a big meal while drinking a large glass of wine.

Or, just the wine.

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2014, 09:55:05 AM »
There are few options.  A tasty Jameson and Ginger while reading, watching a good movie, or cross stitching.  Actually the last really does well at settling me down.  It's getting to the point where I'm almost not even sure where I'll put things that I cross stitch, but the act is so relaxing that it's hard to stop.  :)
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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2014, 01:07:30 PM »
Mine is relatively brainless but enjoyable tv, like Project Runway, Say Yes to the Dress, etc., while I surf the net on my IPad. So relaxing.

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2014, 08:50:55 AM »
depends what the situation is but:
*cleaning the house, toilets. going through my closets, reorganizing.
*Queen, simon and garfunkel, beatles, dirty dancing sound track
*take a long walk with old episodes of friends on my player (jsut audio).

if it's an ongoing situation (like the war going on in my country right now) i do a scarlett o'hara "I can't think about that right now, tomorrow is another day" and watch silly comedies:
pretty woman
runaway bride
mona lisa smile
the big wedding
27 dresses
crossing delancy
etc

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2014, 11:11:36 AM »
Cuddling the cats

Trying out knit or crochet stitch patterns (using cheap yarn and unraveling after a few rows to try something different)

Gathering crafting materials in World of Warcraft (usually picking herbs, mining ore, or fishing; skinning for leather is too much like questing). Levelling Archaeology on a character that can use flying mounts works well too!
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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2014, 11:58:03 PM »
Hawai'ian music, especially slack-key guitar. (Even when there's grief involved in that -- Last night DH and I went to a memorial concert for the late Dennis Kamakahi, done by a half-dozen guys he'd fostered, musically, including his son. Tears and chickenskin.)

Birds, outside, natural places with as few other humans as possible.

Getting my hands in the dirt, or at least on plants; pruning trees, e.g.

Back in the day, I'd come home from a shift at the hospital and make bread. Pounded the bejeebiz out of the dough, and when the process wa all finished, I had fresh bread!
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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2014, 03:40:06 AM »
Mundane tasks, laundry, cleaning

Messing around on the computer, but not allowing myself to read any news stories or sites

A walk outside, or going to the gym

Playing around with music or the Chordify site (www.chordify.net)

Silly movies or videos




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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2014, 12:34:18 PM »
Reading.

Online, hardcover, softcover, old favourites...pretty much anything really.

I am in a bit of a stressed phase at the moment (nothing bad, just that my plate overfloweth and I feel a lot on my shoulders.)

As a result of the hamster-wheel in my brain and the lists keeping up at night, I find myself picking up books I have already read a dozen times. I don't have to think about the plot and they make me smile.
This week it was: Impossible Odds, by Dave Duncan, Dragonsong, by Anne McCaffery and Galactic Gourmet by James White.

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2014, 01:20:19 PM »
Etiquette Hell, of course! ;D

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2014, 01:47:04 PM »
If I'm upset about something and can't keep my mind off of it, I like to make things...crochet, tatting or embroidery are soothing.  I just picture each little mote of unhappiness being tied up in the various loops and stitches.  When I wash the piece once it's done, all the badness goes down the drain.

I also find that certain live streams will make me feel better:
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/live-web-cams/sea-otter-cam
http://explore.org/live-cams/player/kitten-rescue-cam
http://www.apl.tv/kittens.htm
http://www.apl.tv/puppies.htm

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2014, 02:58:01 PM »
If I am at home, mindless comedies and knitting.  I can turn a simple lace shawl out in less than a week if stress-induced insomnia strikes.

When I am at work, I crank up the iPod.  Corazon Espinado (Santana) always induces dancing which makes me feel better.  (everyone at work knows that knitwicca+iPod=dancing)

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2014, 02:59:55 PM »
Kitten Cams!! 

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Re: What's your brain bleach?
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2014, 03:59:44 PM »
I will turn on my Bobby Womack greatest hits CD or my Bobby Womack station on Pandora. He was a wonderful voice. His songs can relax me in a way nothing else can.  8)