Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ennui

Yeah, thats french for BORED! Which is what I am this afternoon, I am also convinced that 5:00 will never come. Sure, I have things I could be doing like alphabetizing my files, or more specifically organizing them, then alphabetizing them. Instead I have piles and piles of papers and projects that are just dumped in my file cabinet drawers. I could update staff bios, but that would require more effort than I care to exert and most likely result in me thinking why in the hell does so and so have this job when they have a degree in that. I could clean off my desk, but then I would probably find some unforgotten task that I didn't complete that apparently everyone else has forgotten about too.

What have I done today? I read several blogs and caught up on my favorites. For once my google reader tells me I have no new blogs which sort of depresses me. I harassed a friend with emails while he was in harassment training (how's that for irony) with childish demands like come entertain me and click on the ads in my blog so I can get money. I read all about Boredom on Wikipedia. I played a game to give free rice to hungry people. I attempted to play a virtual rubix cube game, but soon found out I wasn't smart enough. I emailed just about every person on my contact list. I checked the People and TMZ websites no less than 100 times. I learned what my names secret meaning was, what my driving style said about me, what gemstone I should be, and what European city I should live in all based on the highly insightful quizzes from Blogthings. I was also going to attempt another photo survey but became seriously disturbed when a search of photos dealing with my last name returned an ungodly amount of photos involving women breastfeeding complete with nippalage.

What do you do when you're bored?

14 comments:

Jess said...

Very similar things. Our afternoons awfully alike. I also threw in the Washington Post's online crossword puzzle.

Coconut said...

I also have drawers full of piles of paper. I haevn't gone through all the stuff that was in this desk before I got it. Filing is not worth my time.

jill marie said...

Ahhhh, boredom... what is that again... I would kill for a "bored day" right now...I could sing a song for you:

"Oh, MAAAANDY, you came and you gave without taking..."

Andy said...

Mandy, you know I DEEPLY love you. But you also should know I'm a grammar maniac. Especially in French. So, it's not my intention to insult you or aything, but I have a correction to make.

"Ennui" is a noun. It means "boredom" and "problem".
The adjective is "Ennuyé" if you're a guy and "Ennuyée" if you're a girl.

Apparently, when I'm bored, I like to take my grammar-maniac aspect out.

(But hey! You haven't stopped in my blog today!)

wishcake said...

When I'm bored? I refresh twitter a billion times. I check my google reader a billion times. I spend too much time on sites like cuteoverload.com and gofugyourself and people.com. If I'm home, I'll put on a Friends DVD or watch random SNL sketches on hulu.com. Sometimes I organize things for no good reason or clean something (today it was the fridge).

:)

I love that you read about boredom on Wikipedia! Heehee!

I'm Frank said...

I usually fill the truck with old or broken equipment we no longer need...then take it down to the trash compactor for a little low-brow destruction fun.

Mandy said...

Jess -- I did a crossword too, but I will keep the Washington Post one in mind for tomorrow.

Coconut -- I agree! Filing is stupid. I can never remember where I filed it anyway.

Jill--I LOVE that song!

Andy--Thanks for the lesson...I forgot...LOL.

Wishcake -- I am never bored enough to organize...LOL. Clean sometimes, organize never. Sadly I did read about boredom...

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

Frank -- destruction is fun!

sarah said...

mmm, typeracer.com, shockwave.com, bigfishgames.com, realarcade.com,(i download the free demo for an hour and then uninstall it), play the Sims for hours, sleep, eat. That's what I do when I'm bored...but if I had stuff to organize (especially files!!) I wouldn't be bored. Hee. Did I just betray my nerdiness?

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I burn ungodly amounts of CD's so I know I'll have them just in case I want to listen to that weird song I heard in 1978...

Beya said...

I have not been bored since I quit working!!!!!!! Yea, I am so blessed to not have to work any more and have to play solitaire when I should have been in the basement filing!!! Not bored with two grandkids, ever!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

Sarah -- typeracer is fun!

Princess Extraordinaire --thanks for stopping by!

Beya -- Maybe thats what I need to do...quit working. Sounds good! :-)And two of the cutest grandkids ever!

Sissy said...

I'm laughing Mandy....I too check my People and TMZ many times a day....try Dlisted.com LOL