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Featured Are you nostalgic?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Mia, May 14, 2020.

  1. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I remember taking a very skinny dangerous road on one of the Hawaii islands. Parking and jumping into the ocean, just beautiful. In Hilo, a local took me to a hot springs that only locals knew off. My local host needed to unwind , he was being pushed into a illegal occupation he didn't want to be a part off. I windsurfed off a black sand beach that lava wiped out in Hilo. That's a very demanding sport. I night dived once (scuba) in my lifetime. I just waited for a giant shark to attack me. The complete pitch darkness is very scary. Then a couple of giant eels opening and closing jaws was like being in a haunted house. Then my two diving pals split, but then they came back into view. I remember my very first flight to Hawaii, my female friend told me on the plane, she had 17 pakalolo cigs. (She suffered from anxiety). I nearly had passed out right then and there. We vacationed then we flew back to the mainland. Packed up our stuff and moved to Hawaii because it wasn't too crowded at that point.

    Memories. I have a few......Hawaii now has too many cars, too many people. Taxes are too high. The first little hut we stayed in at the beach is now gone, with a giant hotel in it's place.
     
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  2. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    At my age, I have got a lot of memories. My wife and I both miss our kids when they were at home. As for me, I have a lot of good memories of all of the toys that I have had. Mostly dirt bikes and snowmobiles. Of course I can't have these toys anymore and I miss all the fun. The only toy that my wife allows me to have is a Jeep. It's fun but the darn thing won't do wheelies!
     
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  3. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I like jeeps. My current car is a jeep.
     
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  4. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    We have always had a car and a pickup, still do. Now we have two Jeeps. We have the car and the pickup because we need them. The Jeeps are toys, his and hers. Here in Idaho, we have a lot of back country to explore and we do a lot of exploring.
     
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  5. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Those jeep excursions are fun. My ex wasn't into that. He needed alone time.
     
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  6. cnn

    cnn Let`s talk

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    I am one of those "can't drive" aspies. The only thing I can drive is people (crazy) : )

     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member

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    oh yes,
    I forgot about songs :)

    There was quite a positive vibe attached to songs in our house growing up.

    More so songs from the late 50s, 60s & 70s charts.
     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member

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    What are the parameters for a 'wheelie'?

    What distance travelled on just the two back wheels would count as a wheelie? :D

    ...I'm thinking heavy petrol engine, undulating seriously steep incline...? :)



    roll bars, harnesses and paramedics? :)
     
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    I am so nostalgic and love the things in my childhood. It was a peaceful time where there was no expectations on me, everything was new therefore fun, and with my autism growing up, everything felt super vivid to me so I have so many amazing memories as a young child. I tend to go back and watch child shows on repeat because it provides me comfort. Shows like oswald, franklin and little bear were so relaxing for me to watch in the morning as a child. It makes me really happy to dwell on my younger childhood. It's a reminder that at one point I was having a really good time.
     
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    I am nostalgic for places. And I often revisit places I knew growing up. It's quite a good feeling. I think I always found it easier to attach to places. I always liked to get out and about, often alone. And now when I find new interesting places, or revisit places I like, I collect pebbles or shells from them, or seeds or souvenirs like postcard pictures.
     
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  11. Jumpback

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    100% I would go back to any time, and if it involved any time after the age of 13, I would do absolutely everything differently, including lots more violence against offenders and lots more arguing with authority figures and so on. Like in "Back to the Future" where he should have punched Biff in the face and told people to F* off, but a lot of times like this.

    "Back to the Future" is a fantastic, very sweet movie, but it creates some thing involving sexual assault where violence is justified and not confusing to decide to engage in. My experiences were much more confusing, and only in hindsight, do I see that I should have punched some people in the face and told authority figures where they could shove things.
     
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    There is a Japanese word that describes the beauty, wistfulness and sadness that can accompany the feeling of nostalgia perfectly - mono-no-aware. All things are temporary, and intensely beautiful for that reason. Sometimes it hits you hard, completely out of the blue.
     
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    Yes, extremely. I pine constantly for my hometown. I am stuck in an awful city 1000 miles away because in school, I was dating a man who was studying to be an accountant. He said he'd take care of us forever if I quit school to come with him when he graduated.

    We ended up in his father's basement. Then, in our own apartment, me as a physically and mentally disabled pregnant wife working minimum wage while he slept all morning and then played video games, and later, as homeless young parents, living in a transitional housing apartment, and eventually him being removed from the household by child welfare for abuse and neglect.

    In the process, my parents left our idyllic small hometown to move up here to be closer to their grandchild. They had no idea of the chaos in our lives that would greet them soon after they moved up here.

    Flash forward sixteen years. We are now all stuck in a big city we all hate. There is no one in our hometown to help us move back. The aforementioned husband has never paid one penny of child support, as he has floated from the streets to friend's basements, always looking for a free ride.

    All I want is big sky, howling coyotes, and pumping my own water, water so clean that it tasted like honey. The sky got so dark at night that you could see the milky way.
     
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  14. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    I was referring to my younger days on a very powerful dirt bike. I used to ride a lot of mountain trails. When I would come to a straight section, I would snap the throttle open and ride a wheelie to the next turn. It gives you that "shot out of a canon" feeling. For me it wasn't just the speed, the feeling of very hard acceleration is a hoot. I really miss those days.
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    I need my alone time also and my wife knows that. Sometimes my alone time comes in the Black Jeep. She is OK with that, a lot more than my younger days when I used to go riding alone.
     
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    ThatAlexDude New Member

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    Really difficult to wrap my finger around nostalgia. Some of it good, some of it bad.

    I even feel like living in the past in this modern time of our society. I sometimes feel new isn't always the greatest and hottest thing. Sometimes, it's okay to be stuck in the past.

    Here I am with songs in my music collection that date to almost the 40's!:D
     
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