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"N is for NEVILLE, who died of ennui" - trinalin thinks things through
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"N is for NEVILLE, who died of ennui"
Noun: ennui
1. The feeling of being bored by something tedious
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I don't know why I suffer from ennui. But it hits me from time to time. Bleh. Actually, I think it hits me most when I have the most that needs to be done. I just want to go curl up in bed until all the things that need to be done have been forgotten about. Of course, I have a half-decent work ethic and it gets exasperated with me when I feel that way. Still, the ennui is hitting me now.

My house is getting painted tomorrow and I should have gone around the house repairing shingles with some from the back of the garage. I did not do this. I have tests and lab reports to grade that I've ferried back and forth from school all week. I have not graded any of them. My kitchen is a mess (as well as other bits of my house) but I have not cleaned. I would like to make some peach ice cream as an experiment, and I can't even get up the gumption to try that. And there's loads of stuff at school that need doing. *sigh* This, too, shall pass. I should just get up and clean the kitchen. And when I get done, maybe start on the ice cream. Baby steps! Baby steps!

(The line in the subject, BTW, is from Edward Gorey's wonderfully evil alphabet poem "The Gashlycrumb Tinies." Go read it here. It's quite the evil bit of fun.)

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elsaf From: elsaf Date: May 12th, 2004 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, my kitchen needs cleaning too. Not in the horrible, when did the bomb fall sort of way you know happens a lot of the time with me -- I have been keeping up with it -- but even as I keep up with it, little things have been creeping in around the edges, and it's just not tidy. I need to really mop the floor, rather than just spot cleaning. I need to clear off the table... etc.

But I also need to vacuum. And it's time to mow the lawn again. And I need to plant my arborvitae. And I need to get chapter 7 of my current fic done. And I need to take time to read more than 5 pages of The DaVinci code every night... and on and on.

There's just too many things to do to get any of them done right.

The only answer is to pick one and JUST DO IT (to quote Nike).

:-)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 12th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only answer is to pick one and JUST DO IT (to quote Nike).

Yup - I asserted myself and got the kitchen cleaned up. Too late to make ice cream, but everything is ready for it for making tomorrow. As for grading - hey, physics has a test tomorrow. I can do some grading then. The house? Well, I could pray for rain. But I shan't. It's 30 year paint. That ought to at least keep the rain out for the next 15 years. :-)

PS - good, jaunty music REALLY helps tackle a bout of ennui. (Says she who's currently listening to "Walk This Way" by Run DMC and Aerosmith.)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: May 12th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
My kitchen is a mess too. I have to clean it up too. Bleh.
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