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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member writes:

Reading Cryptolnomicon was more boring than watching paint dry.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, I do this sometimes
21
14%
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no opinion
4
3%
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other (explain)
3
2%
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no, I never do this
36
24%
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acrylics dry quickly!
62
42%
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I just go to bed
0
0%
 
I only paint in short intervals
23
15%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP muses:

So SWMBO walks by to get an iced tea and says, "Oh. I thought you were going to paint your dollies. If you're going to read, do you wanna come out and sit on the porch and read with me?"

>blink< >blink<

So in a moment of epiphany, I realized how much of my time I spend 'watching paint dry'. And then I wondered how much time I spend doing that. And then I thought it might be an interesting poll to see what others do when they hit the point where they need to stop and wait for the paint to dry before going on to the next step and why they do that.

If that even happens to others, and if not, why don't they need to stop and watch paint dry.

So, do you ever have to pause and watch paint dry? How long? What do you do in the interim?

For me, I would estimate I hit that point about 15-20 minutes every three or four hours of painting (otherwise, I just move on to another project on the board while this one dries).

About half the time, I am already "watching" sports on TV, so I just dedicate to doing that. Other than that, I always have a book I am reading and some language lessons to work on. On rare occasion, I will turn to an analytical problem from work, but those usually are in bigger chunks than 15-20 min, so that is rare.

And on that subject, about half the time I get distracted and don't come back to painting right away.

ůso, anyway, I went out to the porch with SWMBO and read a good chunk of Cryptonomicron.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.