I am the chairman

Everyday I am someone new. Today I am bored. The mundane day to day churn has nothing to alleviate it but it keeps me busy, and we are told that being busy is good so, by definition, today must be good.

But it isn’t. It’s boring and, more than that, it is slow. I look up from my screen and the view is flat and uninspiring. My email lies silent, and the task that stretches before me aren’t exactly engaging (tidying up the layout and styling of lots and lots, like tens of thousands, of paragraphs of text).

I’m bored. Listless. Lacking. Missing. Absent.

But let’s be honest, being bored isn’t really something to complain about, is it?

I have a job, that pays for a house and food and clothes. I’m reasonably well educated and live a comfortable existence. My lot is not a bad one, it is, to all extents and purposes, a good one. I have nothing to complain about, yeah I’ve had a shitty month but that’s past and the future holds much promise.

It’s probably just because I’m tired, staying up too late last night, candle burning, then up early to light a match to the other end of said candle. I know my sleep patterns have an effect on my mood, and too many late nights make Jack a dull boy.

Which prompts the question, who the hell is Jack? The only one I know isn’t even real (but he IS kick ass and never ever needs to pee).

It also prompts other questions, perhaps I need a good blowout. A night on the tiles might just be the answer. Yes, I need to get my thinking cap on and get something organised. Get plans in place and execute! Yes! Be a go-getter, be proactive and positive and make it happen!


You know.

Until then.


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Long time blogger, Father of Jack, geek of many things, random photographer and writer of nonsense.

Doing my best to find a balance.

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Would now be a good time to mention my theory that boredom is a form of anger? πŸ™‚

On a more practical level, sleep is good. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends recently too. I’ve caught up on a bit of sleep over the past couple of nights and I feel like a different person.

No it fuckin isn’t!!! Oh dare you come to MY blog and say such things you fuckin’….




(seriously, feel free to expand, sounds like an interesting theory mate)

Clearly the world is not a boring place. Boredom is therefore potentially viewable as a refusal to engage with its delights, for whatever reason. Such refusal could be regarded as passive-aggressive: a (self-?)destructive form of behaviour that has its roots in anger at the fact that things are not as they “should” be (that word again).

A quick Google search reveals that it’s clearly not “my” theory at all, though this specific articulation of it is mine, in all its glorious speculation and lack of supporting evidence. No doubt I’ve absorbed it from somewhere, but off-hand I can’t remember where.

Okay, here’s a wee idea. If you’re bored, as per my post earlier today, try and envision what your blogging habits will be like in 25 years time, and what this site will look like. Then tell us about it.

That should stave off the boredom for a wee while anyway! πŸ˜€

Hg – interesting. (I’d guess I should really have been saying that I’m ‘tired’ not bored then but… that’s boring..)

Croila – nice idea, might just try that!

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