I'm a little bored today. I awoke at 5am with a monster headache - and it wasn't the usual case of falling comatose with a book on my chest, a cat across my arm, and my head wrenched 1-degree too far to the left in a jumble of sweat-stained pillows. Nope, this was a real honest-to-goodness headache. Add the nausea induced by merely sitting up-right and the low-grade mucus production of late - and it was a lock that The Office would need to limp along without me today.
So back to the whole 'bored' problem. After a few hours of wiggling free the spike that surely was buried in the back of my head, I felt human enough to do something other than stare at daytime TV and listen to Mika purr beside me. It's
First stop: officially finish the last couple of vinyl rips and sort out the library of 2,800 or so MP3s that are the fruits of my labour these last few months.
Second stop: Read the paper and try to eat something.
Third stop: Finish reading The Road - which I'd started the previous evening (thanks for the kick in the butt, KD).
Fourth stop: Nothing. I feel like crap. I don't want to go out. I don't have the stamina for a video game. My head won't survive any more reading. I'm.....bored.
It's only 2pm - and I have at least 1 more hour of Me Time. Somewhere, out there, people are building stories that will be re-told around their dinner tables tonight. But here, inside, where time has lost its meaning, Ferris can only shake his head and sigh.