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I'm bored

Apparently, Schopenhauer tried to prove the vanity of human existence by taking boredom as an example. He must have been so bored when he came up with that idea. And I, as someone who can't measure herself against one of philosophy's greats, am probably bored even more.

I was talking to one of my friends on the phone yesterday, catching up on what had been happening in our lives over the last few months. While she could talk at length about all kinds of things she'd seen and done since October, all I could answer when her attention turned to me was, "oh you know: same old, same old". I couldn't think of a single anecdote to tell her, and it seems like the only thing I'm interested in doing in my spare time these days is to try and rebuild my playlists on my mp3 player. You wouldn't believe how painstaking and time-consuming a task that can be!

Which reminds me, the titles no one got in our last round of 'Guess That Tune!' were of songs by Maroon 5, Billy Paul, The Jam, Elvis Costello, Sufjan Stevens, Malcolm McLaren and Björk. I guess it wasn't that good, or that easy, a selection. Oh well, better luck next time!

Iceland Air were advertising 199 euro flights to New York in the paper this morning. Unfortunately, when I logged onto their website, the cheapest I could find is for 300 euros, with a 2-hour stopover at Rejkjavik. Still a good offer, and I've always wanted to go to Iceland...If only CoRo could put some NYC dates up soon, I'd have a reason to go!

And finally ('cause I really should be getting back to work): I nicked this off enigmaticblues, curious to see what tree goes with my personality.

You scored as The Rowan. In Celtic astrology, you're a Rowan tree. The animal symbol that accompanies this tree is the dragon. The ancient Druids say Rowan people have powerful imaginations and are idealistic, progressive, humanitarian, spiritual and good with change. However, Rowans may be prone to restlessness, quarreling, impatience or aloofness.


The Rowan


The Vine


The Hawthorn


The Hazel


The Oak


The Alder


The Birch


The Holly


The Ivy


The Elder


The Reed


The Willow


The Ash


What Tree Are You? (Celtic astrology)
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Jan. 11th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I really kind of liked this quiz, but that may be because I've had a fascination for all things Celtic, particularly Celtic Christianity.

Boredom is one of the hardest things to deal with, IMO. I can deal with a lot of things better than boredom.
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm quite pleased to have come out as a Rowan -- I've always liked those trees. Not as much as my favourite, though (the horse chestnut), but close enough.

I hate feeling bored. But I think it's part and parcel of the usual winter blues. I can't wait for spring and the renewal of my energy.
Jan. 11th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm supposedly a Rowan too. One of my favourite little trees as it happens.

Sorry you're bored, hun. But that's clearly all part of the Rowan-ness ;)

Are you fully recovered, then? I guess you are if you're back at work.
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm fine. Finer than fine, even -- finally, after 9 years, I scraped up the courage to have my Achilles checked out properly, and the moment I made the appointment, the pain went away and hasn't come back. The scan is set for Wednesday, and I'm going to look like such a hypochondriac!

As to the boredom: yes, I'm sure it stems from being a Rowan! Or else it's just part of the winter blues. I'll get better when spring comes.
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're a Rowan the winter will have left you all stark and bare, and the birds will have eaten your berries, but the spring will bring fresh green leaves and bright, clean, frothy flowers < / tree analogies>.

Good news about the ankle. Won't do any harm to have it checked out just to be sure, though, just to put your mind completely at rest. It's taken an awfully long time, hasn't it? Are you back in your heels, or have you lost the knack?
Jan. 12th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
I am back in my heels, as it happens -- low to mid-high. I won't last an entire day in them yet, but my ankle is mostly fine.

The scan I mentioned is to map the extent of my chronic tendonosis (also in the left leg), a condition I have been suffering from for the past decade and which has been particularly bad this year with frequent flare-ups and a lot of pain. But as I said, the moment I booked the appointment, the pain disappeared almost entirely. I'm going to look like such a wally!
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
they are not playing ball are they? *sulks*
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
They're being totally inconsiderate.
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
I want a refund!
Except - didn't buy them.

Jan. 12th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
We could still claim compensation - for emotional distress. ;-)
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
should have taken out squee insurance!

February looks like a no no - would you still be in for later - assuming flights don't go mental?
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Certainly (assuming flights don't go mental)!

Actually, I'm already committed to flying to NYC on Dec 31st this year...but I'm free any otehr time between Feb and then!
Jan. 12th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
oooh sounds exciting! One year I'd love to see the Ball in Times Square!

...but I was hoping more for March for this year ;)
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
If CoRo can get their act together for March, I'm going to be so there with you!

My friend Allan found a nice special 5-day offer on the web today, and now we're going to be seeing in 2008 on Times Square. Only 50 more weeks to get through!
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
that's awesome! - bet you are not bored now ;)!
Some dates - not NYC are up!! - end of March ... weird though - EITHER side of New York - they can't NOT go ... eyes peeled!
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