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Do you like being outside?

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Of what ???

VAL3941 Level 8 June 13, 2018

out of doors, not inside of building or other structures

So my answer is " Yes "


I grew up outside in Central PA, but today, living as I do in SW FL, it depends on the time of year. (Though I am out for a couple of hours most days for an early morning bike ride.)

jeshuey Level 7 June 13, 2018

Jeshuey, that's a dramatic change, good for you for experiencing this. Another bikerider on this site too! Keep up your morning rides!


Absolutely ! That's where most of my favorite creatures are ...

evergreen Level 8 June 13, 2018

there's so many creatures I haven't seen yet outdoors

@DianeFitzRobin here in Florida, especially where I am, not a day goes by without good sightings ! One of the main reasons I moved here. Last night , I watched a family of foxes cavorting in the grass - sweet !

@evergreen I see foxes everywhere

@DianeFitzRobin "everywhere !?" No hearing bells, or seeing jeezus in a graham cracker though - right ? <grin>

@evergreen ha! ok, to be specific, 3 dens in 2 days


Of what?

JeffMesser Level 7 June 13, 2018

outside of being indoors which has artificial light and typically stale air


Absolute requirement. The reason I chose my major in college.

what was your major?

@btroje Crop and Soil Science.

nothing like the moment you decide you love the outdoors so much that you want to study and work outdoors

@Akfishlady An icthyologist. Cool. I toyed with that, but like gardening, so went with plants.


Yes! unfortunately, we only get about 10 minutes/year of decent weather.

Secretguy Level 7 June 13, 2018

yikes, 10 minutes sounds like far northern Canada, Secretguy


Absolutely, especially hiking. Skied for many many years and hope to be able to get back to it this year.

Miamagoo Level 4 June 13, 2018

Ooooo, I ski too! Many years ago for alpine and 2 years ago for nordic. I hope to hear that you go back skiiing Miamagoo-you'll do great!



btroje Level 9 June 13, 2018

me too, btroje, me too


Yes! I only did a 40 minute bike ride today.

gsiamne Level 7 June 13, 2018

Wow! 40 min is really good gsiamne! keep it up!


It's something that is necessary, once I am there. I've grown used to it.

DZhukovin Level 7 June 13, 2018

DZhukovin, I'm happy to read "It's something that is necessary" I once had a future sister-in-law(brother's exfiance) that had that phobia of "going out". I felt compassion for her


You missed some details, read the post and read my comment again.

@DZhukovin you're right, I did. I chose to reply to my subjective interpretation. Thanks!


Outside of what?

outside of civilized and ordered living, such as stepping over the threshold of a doorway into raw weather

@DianeFitzRobin it all depends on the motivation. Sure love smell of fresh air and sun beams on my face. As a former sailor.... put me in the middle of the ocean.... no land on sight just water, clouds, sky and scent of salt in the sea. Outside to me is no land coordinates.

@GipsyOfNewSpain a sailor! wow!


Yes, when it is not too hot (more than 105) or too cold ((less than 65).

I like how you know your particular range-that's cool you noted that MissKathleen!

@DianeFitzRobin well, I’ll GO out at other temperatures; I just won’t STAY out.

@MissKathleen yes, I see


24/7 if I could, some days it is close to that, love sleeping on the beach.

Rugglesby Level 8 June 13, 2018

I once hung out for over 6 hours watching the Atlantic Ocean tide but haven't slept on the beach yet, Rugglesby, but I will


I have been outside most of my life, that's why I went into construction management instead of lab work as a microbiologist.

Surfpirate Level 8 June 13, 2018

just finished my first construction apprenticeship-very cool you're in mgmt Surfpirate-good skillset

@DianeFitzRobin Actually I'm a retired master builder who did a lot of construction management on hotel projects before I retired and built my own custom home by myself. I haven't finished it yet but it's not like I have a crew of 100 guys anymore.

@Surfpirate good job; excellent design choice, I haven't built a hotel yet, looking forward to the opportunity. My hall says Ontario construction is busy again. * when you finish your house please post a pic, we both know that incredible feeling of accomplishment and pride, you'll enjoy it

@DianeFitzRobin Designed it myself based on several structures my wife and I liked while traveling in Argentina and Chile. This is house number 353 for me, possibly my last one but you never know, I still think I may have one more hotel left in me, that would take the total up to 8 hotels.

@Surfpirate sweet! don't forget to contact Local 771-Regina, Sk Union Ironworkers to safely erect your next hotel iron before deadline and under-budget! (shameless plug for my union brothers/sisters and I....tell your colleagues!)

@DianeFitzRobin I've worked with union and non-union workers, doesn't matter to me because I'm a 4th generation Canadian builder. If you're on my crew then you are my people and I will defend you like a mother grizzly bear, doesn't matter to me.

@Surfpirate yes!!! bigbear Surfpirate

@DianeFitzRobin Although a momma bear has been known to eat her own cubs if they endanger her other cubs. I've had to fire a few menaces to the crew over the years, a danger to themselves and others. Engineers and architects are obviously fair game if they mess with my people. smile009.gif

@Surfpirate ha! I catch your meaning. Both those occupations have their merit. I'm certainly respectful of their experience and education.

They can be quirky/eccentric; eager and honest.
I watched a video with Daniel Libeskind about his R.O.M. project and I've never heard more honest words....."building is a discovery process"
(translated=the bluecollar builders will problem solve, lol)
As for engineers, you got to love them. Almost all want the practical applied skills we practice day in, day out. It's a wonder they don't also complete a building trades' apprenticeship.
In fact, a union brother I put up an office building in Saskatoon with is also completing his Structural Engineering university degree. I applaud him.

@DianeFitzRobin I've long said that an architect should be required to complete 2 years in the trades before he can practice as an architect, it would save everyone a lot of time, money and headaches. No more 'to be determined on site' notes in the blueprints, which is just code for I could draw it but have no idea how to build it, sure hope the construction manager can figure it out.


Sometimes yes, sometimes no, depending on location and season. I'm good with inside also. I'm quite adaptable, and always have been.

Sticks48 Level 9 June 13, 2018

Balanced living Sticks48-adaptability is essential

@DianeFitzRobin In my life, it has been an important asset for sure.

@Sticks48 adaptability is an asset-good to think of it that way-there's so many times I move for work-I have this valuable asset

@DianeFitzRobin l have lived in 13 different towns or cities since high school, one of them twice and one three times. I know what you mean. ☺

@Sticks48 I can't even remember what the reason was that we moved so much. But now I love it. I "move" several times a year now because of my occupation. *I've got the moving stuff down to 1 truckload now, lol

@DianeFitzRobin For years my belongings fit into about a dozen boxes not including my drums. It is a skill. ?

@Sticks48 true, now if only to cull the doubles and triples I had bought before I got this good. Making my decisions to donate based on quality of the item or how often I used it. Thought about selling on kijiji or learning ebay selling but I don't like playing the haggling game and it disappoints the buyers, lol.

@DianeFitzRobin That does seem like a hassle. Good luck with your liquidation. ?

@Sticks48 thanks, got zero done today for the time I indulged weeping over my late father. Ah well, he's stardust now (he passed 2015)

@DianeFitzRobin I sympathize with those feelings. My father passed in 1980. Today my sister posted a picture of our father on FB and l wept. Even after all these years it still hurts. I am truly sorry for your loss.

@Sticks48 and I, yours Sticks48. Someone just told me she lost her Dad in '81 and it still hurts as well.

@DianeFitzRobin Thank you. ?


Yes, but... I don't like bugs or sun burns. Also, not a big fan of cold.

scurry Level 8 June 13, 2018

same scurry


Because I love to learn and love to love, I am not especially fond of being outside. The things that give me the greatest pleasure are better done inside.

I like your interests permanwilson


As often as

St_Bobby Level 6 June 13, 2018

Yes, at least once a day gettinthere

@DianeFitzRobin ..i can..was the rest of the sentiment. The outdoors, is life.


The Sun vitamin D...

Etre Level 7 June 13, 2018

So important, my vision improves being in lots of light too Etre, I can see more?


Only if there are very few people around. Preferably none.

I like both extremes-completely solitary and multitudes of people, JeezumsCripes

@DianeFitzRobin Interesting. Do you feel multitudes offer you some kind of anonymity, or do you like being among a lot of people?

@JeezumsCripes a little bit of a) and a little more of b)



I do too, bigpawbullets


Definitely! Unless I'm having a bad allergy day or I'm in the middle of polluted city.

Astrojas Level 5 June 13, 2018

for a brief time I had allergies and it was challenging to go outside Astrojas. I grew up in a polluted city but thankfully went on hikes regularly through old-growth Carolinian forests


Outside is my favorite place! I could be perfectly content in the wilderness, returning to civilization occasionally for supplies.

awwww, Untamedshrew, that is possible, nice scenario


Oh definitely.

Mikeb56 Level 7 June 13, 2018

That's great Mikeb56, nice fish in your profile pic

@DianeFitzRobin thank you ?

@DianeFitzRobin oh btw I caught that true red outside ?

@Mikeb56 ha, but inside the ocean, correct


I used to love being outside. I owned and operated a landscaping company with my late husband for ten years and loved it. I have always loved being out in nature....woods, beach. And, loved working in my garden, even cutting grass. But, I became severely allergic to yellow jacket stings and must carry two Epipens (or equivalent) on me at all times. Takes the fun out of being outdoors when I'm scared of being stung again.

Alvinsmama Level 8 June 13, 2018

oh no, I can't imagine how hard that is for you, TheresaReid2, I'm already brainstorming ideas to get you outside again but you didn't ask so I won't push. Stay strong

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