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I just moved to a small-ass town for work, a town that's in the middle of nowhere (no road leads here!). The only thing to do here is drink, hunt, fish or ski. I don't hunt, fish or ski and can't drink all the time. Significant other was left behind in NY; general town atmosphere is if you didn't go to HS with them, they don't want anything to do with you, can't hang out with people from work (ethics thing and different age category.... way different!).

This is gonna be a shitty, boring 6 months!
 

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There are plenty of things to do in small towns. You just need to learn how to enjoy your seclusion. You can read, write, learn an instrument, pick up a craft (woodworking, sewing, stained glass, drawing) or any number of other things.

Oh, and trust me-- sometimes it helps to take a weekend and hang out in the city.


Also, the "townie" atmosphere will likely go away after they see you around the grocery store and gas station for a few weeks.
 

herzzreh

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
There are plenty of things to do in small towns. You just need to learn how to enjoy your seclusion. You can read, write, learn an instrument, pick up a craft (woodworking, sewing, stained glass, drawing) or any number of other things.

Oh, and trust me-- sometimes it helps to take a weekend and hang out in the city.


Also, the "townie" atmosphere will likely go away after they see you around the grocery store and gas station for a few weeks.


Oh, believe me, I'll be doing a lot of reading.

As for going to the city, damn monopolistic airline here charges an arm and a leg (think around 600 bucks for a 2hr flight).
 

GQgeek

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You could find someone to fornicate with. People like kwilk are easily impressed by city folk.
 

Neo_Version 7

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Your life sounds so much like Twilight.
You just have to wait for a vampire family to turn up.
 

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Originally Posted by herzzreh
I just moved to a small-ass town for work, a town that's in the middle of nowhere (no road leads here!). The only thing to do here is drink, hunt, fish or ski. I don't hunt, fish or ski and can't drink all the time. Significant other was left behind in NY; general town atmosphere is if you didn't go to HS with them, they don't want anything to do with you, can't hang out with people from work (ethics thing and different age category.... way different!).

This is gonna be a shitty, boring 6 months!


You may want to pick up hunting, fishing and skiing.
 

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I grew up in the middle of nowhere! Here's a list of activities I participated in for fun growing up:

Burning shit (not the property of others, mind you)
Breaking shit
Farting
Assorted gambling
Messing with cars
Making my own shotgun shells
Cooking
Masturbating
Shitting contests
Speeding
Playing music
Hanging out with friends, talking about random things (male bonding)
 

TJS1589

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Originally Posted by Spilotro
I grew up in the middle of nowhere! Here's a list of activities I participated in for fun growing up:

Burning shit (not the property of others, mind you)
Breaking shit
Farting
Assorted gambling
Messing with cars
Making my own shotgun shells
Cooking
Masturbating
Shitting contests
Speeding
Playing music
Hanging out with friends, talking about random things (male bonding)


Very good list here.
 

jurrigggg

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Originally Posted by herzzreh
I just moved to a small-ass town for work, a town that's in the middle of nowhere (no road leads here!). The only thing to do here is drink, hunt, fish or ski. I don't hunt, fish or ski and can't drink all the time. Significant other was left behind in NY; general town atmosphere is if you didn't go to HS with them, they don't want anything to do with you, can't hang out with people from work (ethics thing and different age category.... way different!).

This is gonna be a shitty, boring 6 months!


Wow, I have a very similar situation. I grew up in a megapolitan area in Southeast Asia with a population of 27 million people. Three years and five months ago I moved to a hyperquiet town in Virginia with a population of a mere 40 thousand. I must say that has changed (if not destroy) my whole soul. To use Prof. Fabulous' terms, I have undergone a very chronic chthonic obduration.

Much of my life back home used to revolve around nightlife, urban social activities, and what people over here call "city stuffs". Yet now, as in this very day, I'm preparing for my very first hunting trip that will take place next weekend. And you know what's sad? I'm actually looking forward to it.

My suggestion, if you can accept one from a man without any more flame in his eyes that is, is just to drive away to the nearest busy area every other weekend or so. It's amazing, if not appaling, what a place like this can do to your mentality.

good luck.
 

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Maybe you could learn something? Language study has always done it for me but there are lots of alternatives.
 

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Hey, I didn't know that another SF member had moved to my town!
 

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