||[Mar. 5th, 2003|02:39 pm]
Maybe it has something to do with early spring – or the lack of more than fleeting evidence of same. I’m feeling extremely restless, like all the Interesting has gone out of my life. Work and school, work and school (oh, and pain – mustn’t ever forget the continuing faithfulness of that companion), there seems to be nothing else to life now, and I feel like I am letting it get away from me by not doing something remarkable. I feel mundane. I’m not good at mundane. Crazy ideas start to fill my head, like running off to Paris or moving into the loft of some old commercial building downtown and starting an artists’ colony. I’m not going anywhere, or selling the house, but I yearn. Restless, unfocused, unresolvable yearning.
Let's see, when I get restless like that (classic cabin fever/I am stagnating! syndrome), provided I don't start feeling sorry for myself, I:
Go to the library and explore/get new books, draw/paint, write, code, dick around with Photoshop, play with my magical toys, go buy stamping stuff and stampstampstamp! (I need to do that, maybe this weekend!)...Call friends. Call lots of friends and raise my phone bill--this latter I do not recommend. Game with Marie. *smile* (I miss that.)
*looks up* Ok, I suppose most of that is fairly boring. I have also been known to lay out on the lawn--but only in good weather.
Mostly, I just long to get out with friends at that time and DO something--you are better off than I am in that dept--take Ferrett or Jeff and go raid someplace! Dick around in the grocery store and people watch! Drive around aimlessly like Trav and I, exploring all the back roads while talking outrageously about sex, gaming, sci fi, anime, and politics--and blowing shit up.
Play card games that involve extensive swearing and put-downs for other players. :) The more outragously huge and obscene/gross, the better.
(When doing this, the phrase to elaborate on and add to is generally, "You dirty whore." Add modificaion as necessary and grammatically possible.)
Um...Take something apart. :) Putting it back together is optional. :)
Go to a pet shop/humane society and play with the animals.
Let them loose at your own discretion.
Go to a toy store with friends. Have gun fights/play with toys in the store. *this is ALWAYS good.)
Go action figure hunting. Take them home and pair the best couples up.
Buy Barbies. Do obscene things to them and their clothes.
Two words: Mud pies.
Rocks don't hurt, either.
I'll suggest more as ideas come.
2003-03-05 07:29 pm (UTC)
Good suggestions, requiring more time than I have just now. Bitter cycle....
...you take next Saturday off and I bring you somewhere REALLY interesting?
2003-03-05 07:30 pm (UTC)
My curiosity is already aroused....
I know exactly how you feel. (Hi, I'm Tanya by the way). I've been feeling the same way a lot recently. Like my life is just...nothing but boredom inbetween work and school.
Staying at home is the worst thing in the world for me. So i've been trying to get out and do things. Take a walk (when its not ten below outside), go to the bookstore, talk to friends on the phone or go hang out with them, go to some place in town I've never been to, walk around the museums...things like that. It seems to be helping a little bit.
just my two cents, hope you don't mind.
Don't mind at all! I am looking forward to warm weather when I can end the evening with a walk - the ice is just too scary even though my arm is "all healed." The museums idea is a good one - my problem is that I'm never available when they are open, but I may take a study break on Sunday to go check one out.
I thnk it has a lot to do with this time of year. Cabin fever - especially after a winter like this.
I know what you mean about ice. I broke my ankle falling on the ice once and part of my back probelms come from falls on the ice.
The weather here is getting a bit better so I've been able to take a short walk in the mornings. But I'm also looking forward to the warmer weather. Hopefully, if I do end up moving to CT at the end of the month, it won't be too cold up there!
I think you're right, cabin fever and such. And I know how working and going to school is. I've been doing it for a few years. It's hard to find the time to do the things that are good for you (getting out, etc). But a study break sounds like something that might be good for you.
Good luck. :)