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Old April 25 2013, 03:12 PM   #31
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Re: Is is wrong...

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It's not wrong but on the other hand, if sleeping and doing nothing is your idea of a good time, maybe it would be interesting to check if you are suffering from depression.
lol.. fucking bullshit.

Maybe he doesn't give a shit, and simply wants to lie in? yeah, laziness and comfort are mental health disorders.
They are.
lol.. idiot.
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Old April 25 2013, 04:10 PM   #32
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I don't think you know what words mean.
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Old April 25 2013, 05:06 PM   #33
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lol.. not wrong at all.

I think most adults don't give a royal shit about birthdays.
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It's not wrong but on the other hand, if sleeping and doing nothing is your idea of a good time, maybe it would be interesting to check if you are suffering from depression.
lol.. fucking bullshit.

Maybe he doesn't give a shit, and simply wants to lie in? yeah, laziness and comfort are mental health disorders.
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Now, really, suspecting a depression behind the luxury to stay in bed 24 hours really goes a bit too far.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with sleeping and doing nothing. There are a gazillion of more likely and completely non-depressive reasons for a serious craving for sleep and quiet, such as (incomplete list) :

a) having a baby or teenager or several thereof
b) your neighbours having babies or teenagers
c) loud neighbours
d) working fulltime or even overtime
e) getting on in years / being no teenager anymore
f) having a very active SO ("hey, you, rise and shine, it's already 4 am!! Let's go jogging" Arrgh!)
g) liking peace and quiet and taking things a bit slow
h) simply enjoying staying in bed for a change, particularly if...
i) ...the weather is bad
j) DST lag
k) spring fatigue
l) a deep love for comfort and the nice things in life
m) a new mattress / duvet / freshly washed bedlinnen (smells so good, particularly if dried outdoors!)
n) not having any urgent reason to get up (apart from a full bladder, perhaps)
o) having a really interesting book
p) getting advance sleep for a night of stargazing (yesterday were the Lyrids, a very nice annual meteorite rain with about 20 very bright and long-tailed ones per hour)
q) getting advance sleep for a TV night
r) for once escaping the everyday hectic
s) having the house/flat all to yourself for a day
t) and other reasons galore, all of them very normal and sane.


Come on, have you really never simply stayed in bed all day? Give it a try, guys - it's fun!!
Well, s/he gets it.
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Data, those sound like signs of clinical depression. Seek help, my friend.

Now that I am older and a widower, I'd give anything to do more than sit home on my birthday. The most I get are long distance calls from kids and grandkids. Enjoy those "annoying" interruptions while you can.

Next December 14, I am making plans to volunteer at the homeless shelter and meal kitchen. It will be a good way to give back to others in need and make my birthday special again. Hopefully, my health will be improved enough to do it.
More bollocks/nonsense.

Maybe he has no children to look after, or SO.

Maybe he has the day off work. Maybe he has no real chores to do or errands to run.
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lol.. fucking bullshit.

Maybe he doesn't give a shit, and simply wants to lie in? yeah, laziness and comfort are mental health disorders.
They are.
lol.. idiot.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:09 PM   #34
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Re: Is is wrong...

I give you shit, but I do hope you had a great birthday, Data.

Mazel tov.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:03 PM   #35
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Sometimes taking a day to yourself to decompress from life is a good thing. No hysterics of depression diagnoses needed.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:16 PM   #36
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I've been lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did
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Old April 25 2013, 08:21 PM   #37
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Sometimes taking a day to yourself to decompress from life is a good thing. No hysterics of depression diagnoses needed.
There's no reason to exaggerate and call it hysterics. He started the thread asking if it was wrong, and some people pointed out that such tendencies can be symptoms of depression. No on here is insisting that he is clinically depressed, they were just showing some friendly concern. We could do with more people taking interest in the well-being of others. He's responded telling us that it's not a pattern, so it's a non-issue.

Happy Birthday Data. I'm turning 30 in June myself and I'm a bit worried about how I'll handle it given the events of the past six months. But taking a day to yourself is always valid, birthday or not.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:00 PM   #38
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^A one off event is not a "tendency" though. If he said "I spend a lot of my weekends just lying in bed", then it might be cause for concern.

Would you advise him that he might have alcoholic tendencies if he had said "I plan to get drunk for once on my birthday"?
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Old April 25 2013, 11:08 PM   #39
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TBBS doesn't annoy me.
Then we are doing it wrong.

Seriously, happy birthday man. We give you shit, but we care.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:55 PM   #40
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I had a dark chocolate cheesecake courtesy of the wife, a lie in bed (more important that you know cos I have twin two year olds), a fry up breakfast and the first dinner out my wife and I have had 15 months.

35 is awkward though. Swedish rounding means I'm now closer to 40.

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Old April 26 2013, 12:17 AM   #41
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I had a dark chocolate cheesecake courtesy of the wife, a lie in bed (more important that you know cos I have twin two year olds), a fry up breakfast and the first dinner out my wife and I have had 15 months.

35 is awkward though. Swedish rounding means I'm now closer to 40.

You'll live. If it helps any, I turned 43 on the 17th (Alot of us around here have April birthdays, I noticed), and I don't even remember my 40th anymore.
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Old April 26 2013, 01:37 AM   #42
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Re: Is is wrong...

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. . .blah bla-blah blah. . .
Not a big drinker, but that sounds like fun. . .
I'm not either. My only beer so far this year was on my birthday last January. If I buy a 6-pack, there are still 3 cans left 6 months later.
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Old April 26 2013, 04:09 PM   #43
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lol.. not wrong at all.

I think most adults don't give a royal shit about birthdays.
I respectfully disagree. I got a new colleague who for the first 3 months stuck to me like chewing gum. Then I happened to mention my age (a dozen years older than him) and ever since he kept a huge distance *does evil German trademark cackle*


Candlelight, congrats at the children-free evening out Don't worry: 40-ish is not bad at all. It's actually pretty good because by then the bigger worries are all sorted out and everything gets a bit calmer and more successful. You'll actually even have a bit of time again to enjoy life
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Old April 29 2013, 04:35 AM   #44
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Re: Is it wrong...

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Is it wrong that for my birthday today, all I want is to sleep late, do nothing, and not be bothered/annoyed by anyone?
You're pretty much describing every birthday I've had for the past fifteen years.
I did go out one year. I didn't care for it.

I'm thinking about having some friends over this year, but I'll probably end up writing the whole thing off. It seems like a lot of work. I'd have to higher a magician and rent a pony. Then the pony wrangler wants extra money because someone got the pony drunk or high and while I'm busy dealing with pony shenanigans, the magician is trying to bang my mom.
And as usual, I have to spend the night explaining to the police, doctors, and reporters why a pony blasted on meth bit my new dad. Who can really explain why pony's do anything. It's not like I'm sort of pony whisperer.

So I mean sure, that's one way to have some fun, but who wants to be misquoted in the local newspaper.
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Old April 29 2013, 07:17 PM   #45
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Re: Is it wrong...

People do still care about birthdays. They may not hand out loads of presents like we got when we were kids, but birthdays still do matter. Just going out and having a nice dinner with family is often just as much fun as opening gifts.

Being with family is the best thing ever, IMHO. That and a new lawn mower of course.
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