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I really do not see anybody when i'm driving.. i don't recognize faces or number plates at all.
Unless it's somebody i know who happens to own a bright yellow ferrari..
And since i don't know anybody with a ferrari.. that kinda narrows it down to :i simply do not notice people when i'm driving.
I am the same way. I never look to see who is driving around me. I just look at the traffic. On many occasions I have had friends tell me they saw me and were amazed I did not wave back. I never see them. Unless it is someone in a Porsche or a nice El Camino I just don't notice other traffic. Ferraris and other rare sports cars have to be right in front of me for me to notice them.

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Morning all. Today I plan to venture out. People with walkers will pass me.
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Most of the time I am alert to my surroundings, however sometimes I get distracted or zoned out thinking of other thi.. Squirrel!
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Max, stop worrying about all this, all of a sudden. You live in a great town! I've told you before, get out and explore! Go to Farmer's Market! There are plenty o other places to go hang out as well. You never know, you may run into this chick from your class.
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Max, you need more hobbies / things you like to do.
Well, this Formula SAE thing takes up all my free time. All the time left over I am either in class or doing homework. Somewhere in there I need to find time to sleep, eat, and do laundry. Luckily I love designing and (with reasonable hours) bulding car stuff. During the summer I will be designing for next year and hopefully have a summer job. But then I will be at home, not up in SLO around all the college chicks. And with me having no interest in socializing at a bar or something purely for the sake of socializing, I do not know of any "happening" places in TO. I just need to realize that I can meet people after college. Its not like there is a deadline. Its just that seeing girls around all the time keeps my mind on them.

I have enough hobbies. What I need is more time.

I am thinking about swapping over to knobbies on the mtb when the street tires wear out so that I can go on more trails out here. Not sure whether I might want to get clip-ons as well. The decision will be based primarily on price.

What I need more is a little pack with some spare tubes and a hand held air pump so that I will feel better about riding the 12 miles to Morro Bay and back. That would be a long walk if I got a flat. That way I can take Turri Road or do Prefumo Canyon again and keep the street tires. Or I can get the knobbies and go to Montana de Oro or the Quarry Trail by the estuary.

I could see living in Los Osos. It's quite a bit cooler and wetter on average, though, which is not really my thing.

Up here the mtb trails seem better than the roads. In 1000 Oaks the canyon roads are great so I like my rigid with semi-slicks.
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I just heard that Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche died today at the age of 76.
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dude, i was exactly like you in college. socially, i didnt care to go out and do too much stuff. i always thought that life after college would be better. my first 3 years of college, i pretty much nerded it up and engrossed myself in studies. ..i didnt spend a lot of time in really fun stuff. anyway, i had a buddy who forced me to go out and do things my senior year. i had a ton of fun...school wasn't everything anymore. i still graduated with honors, but i had a heck of a lot more fun.

towards the end of my senior year, i thought, "man, i cant wait to get out of here."

i partied and socialized so much that i was done with it. no regrets.

about 6 months after i graduated, i just wished i was back there. in the grand scheme of things...you have absolutely no responsibility and cares as a college student. enjoy it while you can. being an adult kinda sucks. the money is nice, but you'd be surprised at how hard it is to meet people after you graduate. take college for what it is....it's not just all about school.

im still the same way...socially pretty quiet. it's hard for me to meet people. as ive gotten older (i just turned 30), i noticed that a lot of the girls that are my age and single either have a ton of baggage, or are bat schit insane.

seize the moment while you can.
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dude, i was exactly like you in college. socially, i didnt care to go out and do too much stuff. i always thought that life after college would be better. my first 3 years of college, i pretty much nerded it up and engrossed myself in studies. ..i didnt spend a lot of time in really fun stuff. anyway, i had a buddy who forced me to go out and do things my senior year. i had a ton of fun...school wasn't everything anymore. i still graduated with honors, but i had a heck of a lot more fun.

towards the end of my senior year, i thought, "man, i cant wait to get out of here."

i partied and socialized so much that i was done with it. no regrets.

about 6 months after i graduated, i just wished i was back there. in the grand scheme of things...you have absolutely no responsibility and cares as a college student. enjoy it while you can. being an adult kinda sucks. the money is nice, but you'd be surprised at how hard it is to meet people after you graduate. take college for what it is....it's not just all about school.

im still the same way...socially pretty quiet. it's hard for me to meet people. as ive gotten older (i just turned 30), i noticed that a lot of the girls that are my age and single either have a ton of baggage, or are bat schit insane.

seize the moment while you can.
Hmm. That last paragraph concerns me.
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not saying that college is everything, but man, don't waste it worrying about the future. it's the prime time of your life to go out and do the crazy things you can't do as an "adult"
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All things considered I think I will just keep on doing what I am doing- the hobbies that I love. If I make myself a wreck trying to find someone that I may never meet then I won't be happy at all. If I just keep calm and carry on I will at least enjoy my hobbies and if the right person comes along then that's great. I will definately need to find someone who is ok with me spending so much time with my hobbies, so my best chance of meeting someone like that is to keep on keepin' on.
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heavy stuff on the thread, lately.
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all fine and good..but don't use your hobbies as an excuse to not go out and be social. you're gonna miss out. i did the exact same thing, and after the fact, i now wished i would have been more social in my 20's
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Dangit. If I keep discussing this I'm never going to get my mind back on track. Luckily there are Formula Electric work days scheduled from today through the weekend and as much as possible until the car needs to ship after next weekend.
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Yeah, but I haven't had the full experience of a crazy woman and until then I won't truly understand your wisdom.
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My son went through med school, residency and an extra 1 year fellowship before he hit the real world. Imagine being 30-31, having no real life up to that point, and then having to figure out what your interests are. It took him year to get that figured out, but now he's enjoying his life.

He found girls his age have more issues than he cares for. Younger has been better for him.
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you're looking at this from an engineer, calculating point of view. ..the same way i used to. you want to wait until you find the right person, click, be set, and be done with it. it never works that way. you're gonna have to go on lots dates with weird, crazy, freaky, chicks to find the right one.

it sounds like you dont want to waste your time on the dud girls. unfortunately, you're not gonna find the right one unless you weed through them. go on dates...you dont have have to marry any of them.
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all fine and good..but don't use your hobbies as an excuse to not go out and be social. you're gonna miss out. i did the exact same thing, and after the fact, i now wished i would have been more social in my 20's
But I'm really not that social as far as going out in a large group of people at a party or something. I only need a few good friends to really be happy.
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not saying that college is everything, but man, don't waste it worrying about the future. it's the prime time of your life to go out and do the crazy things you can't do as an "adult"
Just don't get caught!
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