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Firecat 24 Jan 01 - 10:36 AM
Lepus Rex 24 Jan 01 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 24 Jan 01 - 10:42 AM
wysiwyg 24 Jan 01 - 11:00 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 24 Jan 01 - 11:03 AM
McGrath of Harlow 24 Jan 01 - 11:05 AM
Rick Fielding 24 Jan 01 - 11:20 AM
Hollowfox 24 Jan 01 - 11:23 AM
MMario 24 Jan 01 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Fibula Mattock 24 Jan 01 - 11:50 AM
LR Mole 24 Jan 01 - 11:53 AM
Lox 24 Jan 01 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 24 Jan 01 - 11:56 AM
Firecat 24 Jan 01 - 11:59 AM
kendall 24 Jan 01 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Matt_R 24 Jan 01 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 10:36 AM

What do people do when they are completely, utterly and totally bored? I NEED IDEAS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 10:41 AM

They create threads like this. ;)

I'm REALLY bored, too. I've been bored all week. So I guess I'm no help, heh.

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 10:42 AM

Me, I hang around on Mudcat. Or Paltalk. Or play music! Yes, music! What a great concept! Wish I could play some now, but as I'm at school, and this puter has no sound card, I'm scumped!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:00 AM

I do system maintenance while playing good new tunes on the stereo that I want to learn by osmosis. Clean up files, download new software, and so on.

Here at Mudcat, I used to do this, and you can too-- set the time filter for the last week's worth of threads and find the Lyr/Chord/Help requests that never got answered. Look for threads with only 1 or 2 posts, and refresh them. Use your back button after each one to get back where you were and avoid long loading times.

Where the requestor has asked for an e-mail reply, send them one indicating they need to come back to Mudcat to watch for replies. I used to give the Mudcat URL when I did this so they'd find their way back. Sometimes I'd copy and paste the URL for their thread, but usually just the Mudcat one. I had a message draft I'd reuse sitting on my desktop so I could just copy, paste, and fire away. Oh and tell 'em you're a volunteer and member-- so they don't think they have a staffer permanently at their disposal.

The reason for giving the Cat URL is that a lot of times, surfers have left the request in a number of different sites, and have not bookmarked, especially when they think they will get their answer by e-mail.

You can cover it in about an hour and a half and the thing is, discovering how to do it efficiently helps with the boredom. Your mind wakes up and you get other ideas of what to do.

It's also nice at the beginning of each month to look up the Mudcat Birthdays for that month in the Resources section, and copy-paste the info into a thread. (You have to clean up line breaks, etc.) Otherwise only the Catters who have a good friend who knows their birthday get birthday threads. I have heard from a couple of people that they get really hurt feelings that no one birthday'ed them. Not that it's a duty... just that people have a lot of feelings about birthdays. And no one here does it each and every month.

A Welcome New Members thread is also nice-- and when you start one, keep coming back while it's running to acknowledge the people who introduce themselves. This has really made the new members feel welcome enough to post more than they would have otherwise. It often brings lurkers out of the shadows and we all get to discover a new, wonderful friend. I can't think of a single one that has been welcomed like that who became (or was) a flamer, in fact. I guess it's like when a killer is made to realize the humanity of the victim.... the welcome threads re-personalize what gets depersonalized due to the medium of the cyberworld.

Another good thing is to start a playful thread when you see a lot of wrangling going on. Not too many-- if there is a strong play-thread already running, wait for another time, or the flamers will get antsy about the amount of BS and this defeats the purpose. But sometimes, you may be just the one to lighten up the atmosphere. An oddball question about music is usually best.

Sending cheery PMs to people stuck in flame wars or other troubles, or to new members, is always appreciated.

Or you can write posts like this.

~Susan (AKA Praise)


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:03 AM

Ozzmosis?? Sooz...I never knew you to be an Ozzy fan!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:05 AM

Go for a walk and look around me.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:20 AM

Corny suggestion alert.

Do something nice for someone else.

Write a bunch of letters to those friends and relatives you haven't communicated with in a while.

Take thirty bucks or so and if you live in an area where there are homeless people, give three people ten bucks each...before they ask.

My Fave here: Go somewhere and sing a few songs for people in a hospital who are bored EVERY day.

Go to a community centre, put up a little sign. "Free beginners guitar lessons" (if you play guitar). Giving the gift of music is just about the best thing we Mudcatters can give anyone.

Told you they were corny!

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Hollowfox
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:23 AM

If worse comes to worse, make a list of things that need to be done that you don't enjoy doing (clean your room, write thank-you notes from Christmas, whatever). If you can get yourself to do the stuff on the list, it may not be fun, but it will pass the time, and you'll get some chore or other out of the way. (I'm a mom). If you're stuck at work, school, or a boring mandatory meeting od some sort, make the list anyway, as well as things you want to get done that you'd do if you weren't there, etc. It will make you look like you're taking notes, and people will think you're diligent. (I get bored, too)


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:39 AM

gahd - I wish I could remember what it felt like to be bored when I wasn't stuck where I couldn't do anything else. Who has time? between transcribing stuff, trying to fit music to tunes, trying to get some of my own tunes on paper, recreating an antique crocheted christening cap for a friend, trying to finish several christmas gifts from LAST year, trying to find time for PalTalk, learning new songs, gaming, dishes, laundry, shopping, cooking...

put it this way - the last time I was bored it was a meeting...luckily I was surrounded by about 500 other people who also had glazed looks on their faces.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:50 AM

Firecat! You have time to be bored!? After one of your previous threads about too much work!? ;-)
Try How Stuff Works.com - it's full of interesting things.
Homesickness is my problem at the mo. I'm missing my Other Half bigtime, and PMT doesn't help. My phone bill is going to be astronomical this month...


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: LR Mole
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:53 AM

Think about how to feed someone else. Fall into the well of memory. Silently drill yourslf on the songs you know and might conceivably play soon, or ever.Read.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Lox
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:55 AM

Find someone to be bored with.

lox


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:56 AM

Someone is boring me. I think it's me!

--Dylan Thomas


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 11:59 AM

Fib, I'm bored cos I've got nothing to do. I've done all my college work and I've got about half an hour to kill now before I go to the theatre, where I bet I will be even MORE bored!! My idea of "Entertainment" is NOTsitting in a theatre watching a John Webster play called "The Duchess Of Malfi". I'd never even heard of him before the trip was announced so I'm not looking forward to it at all! Apparently he's a contemporary of Shakespeare and his plays are full of blood and guts and all the revolting things that are inside you, but I am NOT, repeat NOT, into all that kind of stuff! I'm only going cos I have to!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:02 PM

Yesterday, I did a gratis performance for a group of old folks. They are so appreciative. One cure for my boredom is doing something..any thing. Even if it's wrong. Answer a personals ad!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:04 PM

Aw FC...I take it you didn't see Gladiator?


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:05 PM

I'm also a little bit upset. I've just talked to my parents and our little pussy kitten has had to be put to sleep. Apparently she had meningitis!

Oh, well, only 13 mousers left!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: sophocleese
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:06 PM

Did you ever see Shakespeare in Love? The nasty little boy who feeds mice to the cat is John Webster. Think of him while watching the play. Also think of all the ballads you could write or know that have a similar story to the play you are going to watch.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:07 PM

No, Matt, I didn't see Gladiator. I very rarely go to the pictures cos the nearest one to me is i the middle of Doncaster, and that's about 10 miles away so I can't really get there. The last thing I saw at the pictures was Chicken Run! The sad thing is, I enjoyed it!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:09 PM

Sorry, soph, I didn't see Shakespeare In Love either, but my gran HAS got it on video so I might try and convince her to let me borrow it.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:13 PM

I don't know, FC! If you can't handly the goryness of a 450 year old play, can you handle an R-rated movie with lots of depraved sexual acts graphically portrayed????


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:19 PM

Matt? Did you see the same "Shakespeare in Love" that I did? or are the depraved sexual acts graphically portrayed in "Gladiator"? If so I shall have to revise my decision not to bother seeing it. *grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: sophocleese
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:25 PM

I don't recall seeing a lot of sexually depraved acts in Gladiator, I do recall seeing a lot of blood and gore and viciousness.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:26 PM

No there isn't ANY sex or nudity in Gladiator. In fact, even though it's rater R, there is only one use of profanity, which was "shithole" in reference to a small middle eastern town.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:35 PM

Hey Firecat.........If you do a tenth of the things suggested on this thread, you won't be bored. As to boring meetings or other things that are "required"............get used to it. We all have it happen and sometimes the stuff is just unavoidable. Get creative.

Last week, I entertained the staff in the heart catheterization lab by telling long rambling stories of the Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed. Even the Doc was laughing and they all agreed it was the strangest cath they had ever done....but it passed the time while I lay there and they ran a tube through the arteries. When it was over I was stuck with the most boring thing you can do........absolutely nothing. You have to lay on your back for 6 hours with your leg completely still (they go in though the femoral artery and if it bleeds, you pump out all your blood in about a minute). So I invented a game....a challenge sorta'.

I've had caths and I know I'm ready to go at 4 hours, but they deman 6. I set a goal of 5. I ate lunch, read a book, talked with Karen and then at about 31/2 hours I started calling the nurse for everything. Anytime an aide showed up to check vitals, I'd be mean as a snake. When the nurse would come in, I'd be all sweetness and light. In a very short time, the nurse got tired of being called to check on the bandage or whatever and she was getting fed up with the aide complaining. In other words, although she couldn't figure out what the aide was talking about, I was becoming a pain in the ass to her day. At 4 hours when she arrived, I asked if it might be possible to move a bit and she jumped at the chance to get me out of there. End result.......I left at 5 hours.

Look Kiddo, life sucks on a lot of levels. Use your own creativity to invent work (many times you don't have too) or play games or manipulate people (a good skill to learn) or let your mind run free. Watch the play with great intensity and make strange notes that are totally unrelated to it and make sure others see you doing it AND see the nonsensical notes.....meanwhile concentrate on pieces of backdrop and sketch them upside down with arrows going to various parts and letters referencing your notes. If asked, roll your eyes and give them a humorous but curious look as though you can't understand that THEY don't understand.

Life's short. Have fun.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:40 PM

'spaw - that sound like my college lecture notes. You been spyin'?


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:41 PM

Sorry about your kitty, Firecat.

My cures for boredom: Play the accordion, travel to Canada, play with words, Mudcat, read a good book. Have you read the Harry Potter books yet? By the way, I enjoyed Chicken Run, too. But I like the Wallace and Gromits better. Also, have you read The Wind in the Willows? That's a sure cure for boredom.

Carol


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:45 PM

Watch Jeeves & Wooster! Listen to Blur! Y-YES!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:50 PM

A friend told me this AM that in boring meetings, he just reminds himself that it's only the dream of a goldfish. Mouths of goldfish, all around the table, see it??? Goldfish dreaming they were human... which is why things get so screwed up in this world!! Goldfish make lousy humans!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 01:04 PM

When you only have a few minutes, get involved in MMario's Tunefinder Project--we only have a couple thousand tunes to locate for the lyrics already in the DT.......


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: harpmolly
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 01:19 PM

Hey, I *liked* Chicken Run!

Of course, I love anything involving Claymation and/or Jane Horrocks, not to mention the rest of the cast. :)

oops...thread creep...er, eh, boredom, eh? hmmm...

P.S. Matt: Our computers don't have sound cards either, but I am able to listen to CDs on the cd-ROM with either headphones or plug-in speakers (the kind that plug into the headphone jack). You might try it. I'd go batty without my Kate Rusby cds!

Moll


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 01:29 PM

Well that would be cool Moll, but since there is no soundcard, there is no external jack for speakers.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: harpmolly
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 02:12 PM

hmmm...not even on the CD ROM? odd. i've got a little headphone jack right below the drive. maybe you've got a different setup. ah well :)


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 02:17 PM

Well yes, there's one on the CD-ROM. But regular 'net sounds don't play through there.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 02:25 PM

yeah - most CD drives have headphone jacks on them


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: NightWing
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 02:43 PM

Matt,

I think they meant that you can play music CDs on your CD-ROM drive, by plugging in speakers or headphones to the CD jack. You *are* correct: you can't play web music from there.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: mousethief
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 02:57 PM

When I am otherwise bored, and can't play/sing, I read, or do cross-stitch. I found a great book in the library yesterday that's a history of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and have a birth announcement sampler for my baby niece I'm stitching away on. Spare time passes quite hurriedly under these circumstances.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 03:04 PM

This is cool! When I'm bored, I engage in tekky talk about sound-card less computers!!LOL! Well...I do!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 03:05 PM

Are you sure it's boredom, and not depression or SAD?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Amergin
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 03:35 PM

Hey, Firecat, have you tried the James Herriot books? I can guarantee that they will suck you right in...


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Sofie
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 04:14 PM

Possible solutions to alieviate boredom:

- have sex (with someone else or, by yourself or, buy a Gameboy)
- get high
- get drunk
- sleep
- meditate
- go shopping
- go to a movie
- read every thread ever posted here in the last 2 years
- change your cat's litter box
- clean your house/apartment
- call a 1-976 or 1-900 number for an escort or a psychic reading
- re-install Windows
- practise an instrument
- go for a drive
- create a crisis and then work to resolve it
- get a haircut or a new perm
- change your underwear (preferably after you've washed)
- bookmark and visit ALL of Bill D.'s links ever posted here
- make a financial contribution to Mudcat overdrawing your account to do so. The stress will keep you occupied.
- take a spur of the moment trip to visit other Mudcatter's.
- find creative alternate uses for a capo
- audition for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, over the phone
- clip your nails (or if applicable, get a manicure and a pedicure)
- convert to the Bahai faith (it only takes a couple of hours)
- compose a song using the touch tone buttons of your phone and perform it in Paltalk
- see how long it takes you to escape from a straight jacket, with the William Tell Overature as your background music.
- take the Coke/Pepsi challenge
- become an enigma


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 05:07 PM

One of the highlights of my theatre-going experienece was The Duchess of Malfi, an amateur production. All blood and gore and high-flown rhetoric, and then in one seen there's a hand that's been chopped off, and a character throws it at the feet of an enemy. And it was made of rubber, and it bounced...

The old songs are the best songs, and the old plays are the best plays.

The choice between being bored or not being bored is an act of the will.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 05:15 PM

Then we need to have Will post to this thread Mac! Go get him and see what he has to say.

Here's something to do and you can advance your possibilities for getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at the same time. CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 07:06 PM

Boredom? Ooooh...that's a toughie. It's horrible being bored. I think it's a symptom of having lost the sense of what your life is really about. A lot of boredom is a form of depression, usually.

Many people try to cure it through short term distraction, and many methods of doing that have been suggested above, but they're all just a quick fix, I think.

There's masturbation, too, but it only gets you just so far...

And then, maybe you're bored again. Plus tired out in certain parts...

Yeeesh! Life's a drag sometimes, ain't it?

To find an urgent sense of real purpose would totally clear up boredom.

This may be one big reason why all of Europe went to war in 1914, and massacred each other for 5 years. My grandmother was living in Vienna at the time, and she said there was absolute celebration in the streets when the war was declared. People were deliriously happy about it, throwing flowers from the balconies on the marching soldiers in the streets, heading off to glory.

That's the "precipitating a crisis" cure to boredom.

Three years later they were surviving on rats and potatoe peelings, the economy was in a shambles, and their sons were missing or dead.

Yup, boredom is a tough one.

Here's an idea. Try making someone else feel good...that can have surprising results sometimes. It doesn't have to be anything big.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Gypsy
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 10:22 PM

I'll go along with Rick...corny, but whenever I am doing for someone else, it works. I keep the HD out at all times, and can play whenever there is a five minute interval, in addition to practice time. Or that stray half hour that you made an example of, is a perfect time for meditation. Trust me, boredom is something you definitely outgrow. It will be gone from your life very shortly.


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From: walkinman
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:05 AM

Firecat,

The good news is that your brave enough to admit that you are bored!

I think most divorces, job changes, geographical moves, bathroom remodels, affairs and corvette purchases are merely symptoms of boredom denied.

With that in mind, I suggest you drink 5 budsweisers and give me a call...

wm


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From: AndyG
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:24 AM

Go out Nun-splitting

AndyG


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From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 02:06 PM

Nun-splitting? Sounds nasty! Is it anything like cow tipping?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: AndyG
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 05:31 AM

Nun-spitting:

When performed on the streets of Manchester ~30 years ago was done thusly.

Stand around on the street until a pair of nuns appear.
As they approach you walk between them.

If you haven't got the nerve for this work up to it by practising on pairs of policemen, (they're easier to split).

AndyG


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,menzze @web.de
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 06:07 AM

Ya're What? Bored? Haven't learned yet to enjoy TIMES WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO DO? I'm on the dole since monday and will be during febuary and march. I don't HaveTO work but can relax and take MY time. Try to open up the eyes that look inside yourself, you'll never be bored again.

menzze


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From: GUEST,washtub bass
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 07:15 AM

build one.


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From: Firecat
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 03:13 PM

Well, to everyone who's suggested I start boozing, I don't drink, and haven't since my ex-best mate's 14th, where she got me totally ratted and I was very poorly.

CarolC, I LOVE the harry Potter books. My fave is the Philosopher's stone but i wasn't too keen on the Goblet Of Fire. Dad can recite the rules of Quiditch!

As for the rest of you, sorry, but i'm still bored!! Oh,well. To attempt to curb my boredom, I'm now going to shout rude things at the contestants on Who Wants o Be A Millionare when they use their lifelines in an incorrect manner (IE when theyknow the answer!)

Byee!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 03:33 PM

Chill, 'Cat. Boredom is a self-imposed confession. Beat the rap, dude, check your attitude and get over the stall of your own imagination and responsibility. Given that you are a person of infinite talent, potential and creativity, the first step is to notice who it is that is creating the condition. Then you can do something about it.

If this seems insurmountable, get out and walk backwards around the block. You'll be amazed how much more possible things seems when you get back.

Your call...

A


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From: grumpy al
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 06:09 PM

smoke somthing highly illegal then try to play an instrument, hours of endless ammusment. the Grumps


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 28 Jan 01 - 08:44 AM

Amos, are you SURE I'm a personage of "infinate talent, potential and creativity"??????????? I'll bet you any money I'm not! (Well, I would if i was a betting type girl, butas I'm only 17, I'm not!)


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From: GUEST,Professor Boligraffo
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:19 AM

I cannot help as I have never suffered from the condition except in the company of bores when my solution is to depart in haste. Otherwise there are not enough hours in the day. Try visiting a Hospice for terminally-ill children. It might put your churlish ingratitude into perspective. Boredom comes from within and life, my friend, is all too short to waste on a condition arising from spiritual, intellectual and cultural laziness.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: English Jon
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:02 AM

Draw pictures of cats dping amusing cat-things.

Cheers, Jon


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From: Firecat
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:04 AM

Sorry, Jon, but I can't draw to save my life!! I might get my boyfriend to draw them and I'll colour them in though!


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From: English Jon
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:14 AM

Fair enough. My ex couldn't draw cats either.

The cat was not amused, and said very rude things about it.

"corrrr.doesn't look anything like me...corrr. I'll getchyou... corrr"

and so on.

Jon


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From: Firecat
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:23 AM

Thanks Jon, I needed a laugh!! That actually sounds like Greebo when she's getting at the other 11 mousers (We lost the other kitten 4 days ago)


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From: English Jon
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:31 AM

Yes, I'm sorry about that.

I lost custody of mine a month ago when boy/girl thing came to an abrupt, if not altogether unexpected close. More upset about the cat than anything.

"Corrr.fink you've got problems. I jus' wanna know whos gonna give me my Cafoo. corrr. bleedin' Humins. Bloody liability...corrrrrrrr."


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From: Firecat
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 09:26 AM

Preeeeeeeeeeeeeeecisly!! That's what mousers are trained to think!


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From: English Jon
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 10:28 AM

Corrrr. yeahhhh. I'll get those mices....mrp?! How come you never get fed mouse flava cafoo? corrr. gap in the market, i reckon... corrrrrrrrr.


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From: Firecat
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 10:45 AM

OK, now it's just getting silly!


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From: English Jon
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 10:55 AM

Sorry. I miss him. Little furry sod always used to talk like that. And then he'd bite you.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Troll
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 12:49 PM

The easiest way to avoid boredom is to become a schizophrenic like us. We always have someone to talk to and go for walks with. He likes cola and he likes orange drink so we never drink the last one. This saves many an argument.
Best of all, there's someone to agree with us when Skeptic starts HIS bushwah.
And if all else fails, we get out our candles and our ball of string and go exploring the caverns of our mind.

troll


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From: Troll
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 12:51 PM

All except Freddie who just informed us that HE'D rather read. He is such a prat!

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 10:46 AM

Just to say that I've found another way to combat boredom. Write really cheesy poems about it! Quite like this one actually!

Boredom

Boredom is a three hour long maths lesson It's waiting for a bus when it just isn't coming It's dealing with a person who just won't listen It's working at a computer that's persistantly humming

Boredom is a person who's completely self centred It's listening to a lecture on a subject that you hate It's watching a raffle being drawn that you've not entered It's going to a meeting but you know that you'll be late

Boredom is a soap opera that's always on when you get home It's a silent conversation with the person that you love It's listening to a life story of one you've never known It's staring out of the window at the grey sky up above

Boredom is watching the news each and every night It's working with a person who just has to be the best It's watching to rough strangers getting in a fight It's lying in your bed when you honestly can't rest!

How do you combat boredom? I really do not know For me to combat boredom I stare out at the snow.


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From: Firecat
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 10:46 AM

Just to say that I've found another way to combat boredom. Write really cheesy poems about it! Quite like this one actually!

Boredom

Boredom is a three hour long maths lesson It's waiting for a bus when it just isn't coming It's dealing with a person who just won't listen It's working at a computer that's persistantly humming

Boredom is a person who's completely self centred It's listening to a lecture on a subject that you hate It's watching a raffle being drawn that you've not entered It's going to a meeting but you know that you'll be late

Boredom is a soap opera that's always on when you get home It's a silent conversation with the person that you love It's listening to a life story of one you've never known It's staring out of the window at the grey sky up above

Boredom is watching the news each and every night It's working with a person who just has to be the best It's watching to rough strangers getting in a fight It's lying in your bed when you honestly can't rest!

How do you combat boredom? I really do not know For me to combat boredom I stare out at the snow.


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From: Firecat
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 10:47 AM

Sorry,double posting! And if anyone could tell me how to do line breaks, I'd be most grateful!


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From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 10:54 AM

FC, to do line breaks, at the end of each line type a "<" then "br" then ">". That'll do it for ya! BTW have you heard JJ72 "Snow"? Heh heh heh.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 11:01 AM

Had me scared for a minute Firecat. I was afraid that you were so bored that you were going to keep hitting the submit button until you either ticked someone off enough to get flamed or went head-on-head with Max about "freedom of speech". Oh well. No takers. Back to boring.


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From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 11:48 AM

Ah.... the mysteries of line breaks... Mudcat... and life.

Many of which are eloquently addressed RIGHT HERE!

~Susan


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From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 01:02 PM

Take up knitting Kate.


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From: mousethief
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 01:37 PM

I'm so borrid
Oh so borrid
It's so horrid
How borrid
I bees!
And my forrid
Keeps on smashing down into the keys
Lalalalala la la lalala!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 05:32 PM

Get of your bum and do something interesting - I recommend painting something and then watching the paint dry - very interesting. Concrete setting doesn't have quite the same ambience, and anyway the weight on the bedroom floor can get a bit too much for the beams if you participate too often!
Or you could learn to do silly things with HTML
Or you could file your toenails - Alphabetically!!!!!


By the way SORCHA - What is this tunefinder project, what is the brief, and how does one take part?
QUACK
Geoff the Duck


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: GUEST,Esmond
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 05:38 PM

Boredom is just the desire for variety. Just be aware of what is happening NOW and stop wanting something different. It will come along anyway. Do anything at all but do it wholeheartedly and boredom will cease immediately. Course, you might enjoy being bored in which case, fine. It can be interesting observing boredom too.


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From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 09:52 PM

Time to learn something...a new chord, a new instrument, a new language. I've been blessed with the knowledge of how truly fleeting this life experience is, and consequently don't have time for boredom. Boredom is a variation on a self-pity wallow.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Amos
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 10:06 PM

FC:

Yes, I am sure. Even if you have trained yourself out of it, it isn't something that ever goes away -- who you are is deeper than learning to ride a bicycle, you know!

Anyway, I should say that I am very impressed with your masterful construction of boredom. Here are hundreds of posts offering all these solutions and you have managed to slip them all, except the cat jokes!! Good work -- one of the most persuasive presentations of boredom I have ever seen.

Maybe you should try something life threatening!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 05:23 AM

Ok, Matt, I'm going to try
This line break thing although I don't know why!
Amos, I am not the sort
To risk my life in the name of sport!
Mrs. Duck, I've tried knitting before
And to be quite honest it's more of a bore! :-)))


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 05:24 AM

Thanks Matt!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Gervase
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 05:37 AM

Hell's bells - not yet two decades of tedium under your belt and you're bored?!
The poety's a good palliative - but what you really need is passion (and I don't necessarily mean the sweaty sort - though that's a good way to purge boredom).
What makes you angry? What makes you think: "No way - that's unjust, unfair and unreasonable"?
Channel that anger and angst into passion - put it into your poetry or go out there and do something about it. People who want to make a difference may be a pain in the arse to others, but they tend not to get bored.
With me it's been politics, music and being an incurable romantic that has kept boredom at bay for more than four decades now (and I've probably made myself a roight royal pain in the arse to many with all three).
I'm not saying you won't get into hot water or sometimes say to yourself: "Sodding hell, why am I doing this?", but you won't be bored. Having kids relieves boredom, too (in inverse proportion to increasing angst) - but I wouldn't recommend that just yet!


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From: Firecat
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 07:28 AM

You're right about the kids Gervase!! I'm not having any until I'm married (ideally between 21 and 30) but the things I get worked up about aren't exactly the sort you can protest about!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 07:47 AM

TV is for boredom.

Mudcat is for er.... the gamut from A to B.

I would see if anyone else has the same idea but I am too bored.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Bedubya
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 09:09 AM

When I get bored I play a guitar.

When I get bored with playing that guitar I play another guitar.

When I get bored with all the guitars I own I go out and buy a new guitar.

When I go out and buy a new guitar the wife gets upset because she thinks I already have too many guitars and we have a big row.

It is impossible to be bored while having a big row.

Cheers

bwl


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 11:39 AM

Thanks!! Sorry I've not answered for so long!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: WyoWoman
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 11:49 AM

You've been busy, right? See there.

I haven't been bored in 30 years. I agree with Mmario -- I feel sort of wistful sometimes, wishing I could remember what it feels like to be bored. There's a difference between loafing and boredom, however, and I'm a strong proponent of taking a day or two for some intensive loafing now and then. Loafing is best (in warm weather) if you have a large porch. Wintertime loafing is best accomplished in front of a fire ...

ww


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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 09:41 PM

Paint a picture


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From: Firecat
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 04:07 AM

Yeah, Wyo, I have been busy. Well, I've just taken my AS Level exams!

john, I have actually tried painting before, but seeing as you couldn't actually tell what it was, I gave it up as a bad job!


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: hesperis
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 08:02 AM

Well, last night I was bored, so I experimented with new software, and made my first totally electronic piece... I'm going to see what happens if I use my own samples from world instruments next time, instead of the classic electronic ones that came with the thing. This is fun!

Oh, and I made two skins for winamp, not that I actually use winamp, but I was bored. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: pavane
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 11:20 AM

Bedubya (BW?) Have you ever considered taking up a DIFFERENT instrument? There are 1000's to choose from, almost all of them easier to learn than guitar.


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Subject: RE: BS: BORED! BORED! BORED!
From: Firecat
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 06:26 AM

Thanks to everyone!


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