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LOCATION: Washington, United States
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Because of life experiences, I'm a VERY open minded person. I have a little bit of low self esteem but not nearly as bad as earlier in my life. I'm not fond of being in large groups for any length of time but would much rather be with one or two people. YES! I am an introvert. I'm mechanicly inclined and have been since a child. I can weld, do wood working and carpentry, plumbing, rebuild engines, build electronics as well as a little masonery. I've never been afraid to tackle anything in life except maybe depression. I've always enjoyed challenges in life and still do. I know if I put the effort into something, I can accomplish it. I've had a social phobia from the time I can remember until about 12 or so years ago. I'm sure it was from low self esteem. I've had major depression for about 15 years that I know of and I suspect I've had some form of depression all my life. I'm adopted and had wonderful parents. As a child, I can remember a lot of fun and happy times but I also remember a lot of lonliness. It makes me wonder if I was born with some depression. If you would like to know more about me, I have written some blogs "memories of my life". It will give you some insight of the real me I suppose. I'm VERY easy to get along with and it takes a LOT to upset me. When I'm really upset, it's not a pretty sight. LOL I think a lot... if something is bothering me, I think about it a lot before I act. I try to think before I say things so as not to upset someone. I hate saying something and it not come out like I really meant and felt.


Listening to waves crashing on a beach. Looking at the stars. Watching people. A nice campfire. Sitting in a hot tub when it's snowing. People that really care, travel. I love music but have days I have a hard time listening to it. Love to see and learn others cultures.

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I don't like "control". Don't like controlling people nor controlling governments. Everyone should be free to do as they like as long as they aren't bothering others. Is it too much to ask that we all get along? Don't like abuse of any kind... MANY catagories. Did I mention that I don't like depression and how it affects my life? :)



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From: Liz223
August 29, 2015, 10:46 am
Hi Bernie, how's it going today? It's sort of hard for me to explain my feelings right now. I guess I'm depressed, but for no particular reason. I don't have any motivation. Wish I were here alone to answer to no one but myself. I've done what's necessary and have a load of laundry drying, but what I really want to do is "nothing". Just lie on the couch and let my mind drift.
I didn't know what the word "Introvert" meant until a few years ago either. I didn't even understand my needs, but knew they were there. I'm not shy (maybe on the quiet side at times), but not always by any stretch of the imagination. Like you, I enjoy smaller groups and then only for a short time. I love time spent one-on-one with someone who enjoys deep conversations at times. I like to share my true feelings and not try to be someone I'm not, however I'm guilty of doing this a lot. Most of the time it's just easier.
I'm going this afternoon and have my nails done, maybe this will perk me up some and maybe not. LOL
Hope you're having a good day and enjoying some rain. Hugs, Liz

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From: Liz223
August 28, 2015, 10:43 am
You're right, Ben and I aren't good shopping partners. :) We only try when necessary. We don't argue, just get bored. Anyway, I'm basically a loner and always have been. Grew up this way and it's never really changed. I enjoy groups, but a couple of hours is enough.
You keep moving forward with your remodeling and I admire you. Hopefully, I'll make it to Palatka to visit a flooring company and Lowe's on Monday or Tuesday. Also need to make a decision on the couch. Do I buy a new one or recover? Decisions, decisions. LOL
Enjoy your weekend and take care. Hugs, Liz

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From: Liz223
August 27, 2015, 8:09 am
Your online planning before shopping is a great idea. I actually think Ben enjoys poking about in these stores. He's just about as bad when we finally go shopping for clothes for him. We're totally opposite personalities. He's cautious, I'm impetuous. This is why I don't want his company when I shop, or anybody else's as far as that's concerned. Glad the kids were happy to be home. We have a lot of tile down already in the house and I do like it. It's just these two rooms I can't make up my mind about.
Have a good day and I hope you get that rain. We'll remember ..... no complaining when you get too much. LOL Hugs, Liz

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August 26, 2015, 11:35 pm

Interesting, I'll have to go smell the wood once the carpenter finishes building the covered deck. I'll go give it a good "sniff" test and see. =) Actually, the carpenter has moved the date to mid-September, so we have to wait to paint it next year. The carpenter did say that leaving the wood dry out is better. He recommend we paint it next year too.

And for slugs/snails on the menu: I wouldn't eat snails either LOL. Still sounds gross.  My husband has eaten snails... he can stomach really weird and gross things. I, on the other hand, cannot. How about you and Linda?



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August 26, 2015, 11:27 pm

LOL Bernie, a perm!  I did a perm on my husband's hair when we were just dating. I talked him into a wave perm and he did like it. It took some convincing but he eventually gave in. It looked natural and suited him. The next time when I did it, I wanted to use the next size down from the last rods so it would last a bit longer. Well, it did last longer and took too well LOL. The curls were tighter and very noticeably curlier LOL. Oh boy, he wasn't happy about that perm. I tried to relax the perm but it didn't do much it just stayed pretty much the same... pretty springy. There was a girl at his work place that started to call him "Perm boy" which he hated and was annoyed at her for calling him that. Never again was I allowed to perm his hair. But we did colour it and he did like doing that for a while. Now, he just prefers me leaving it natural and keeping it short and groomed. So perm is out for you LOL but for hair colour.... hmmm... how about dark eggplant purple? =D



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I have done many things that I've enjoyed. Some I still do, some I would do again and may some day. I've enjoyed snow mobiling, Jet Ski's, snorkeling as well as skuba diving, parachuting out of a perfectly good airplane, snow skiing and water skiing and still love hunting, fishing and camping as well as anything to do with the outdoors. I enjoy wood working and seeing what I can produce with my own hands.


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