All Work and No Play

It’s hard to find things to talk about when you aren’t actually doing anything. Or when you don’t feel like talking. Or when you do talk, it’s just to whine. I’ve been working hard at my new job, but it’s been a very long time since I’ve gone out to play. I feel this absence of fun and frivolity way down to my core.

I’m afraid I have become a very dull girl.

I was feeling uncharacteristically jolly today and vowed to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get back to the business of blogging. It’s not exactly play, but it’s a step up from the nothing I have been doing.  I am still at a loss for words; however, I’m sure I’ll find something to ponder if I sit here long enough.

Or not.

I’ll just keep coming back and pecking away until something worthwhile emerges. Better yet, perhaps I’ll be inspired to go out and do something worth talking about.

One small observation:  I have been watching and re-watching re-runs on Netflix these last few months. Today, for instance, I started watching the series Midsomer Murders for the 3rd time in a row. That’s 13 years worth of episodes, people.  Watching new shows was just too difficult for me this winter.  I found that you actually have to pay attention or you become rather lost.  It’s much more relaxing watching mysteries when you already know whodunnit. And it’s great for compulsive multi-taskers like myself.  While typing these very words, I can tell you that a woman is dying after eating a bowl of poisoned fettuccine with pesto. I know what she’s wearing, where she fell, and the bug-eyed look on her cold, dead face without ever looking at the screen. It is most definitely time to expand my repertoire.

I’m now committed to finding something new to watch while I do whatever it is I do.  I went to the “Suggestions for you” tab and started running through the titles, which started with every Midsomer Murder show I watched this winter (13 years worth, remember) followed by dozens of  grizzly made-for-TV murder mysteries. And Little House on the Prairie.  Isn’t intuitive programming fascinating?! Clearly, this is going to take more work than I thought. It’s been so long since I’ve watched TV that I have no idea what’s out there.

Or perhaps I should just stick to radio?

2 thoughts on “All Work and No Play

  1. I watched the entire series of Monk. Very funny, despite the gore. I just can’t seem to get away from murder. Maybe a bit of reflection and self-evaluation is in order.

    Any suggestions of good comedies in which no one is impaled, mutilated or decapitated?

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