Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Bored, bored, bored

A friend of mine who reads my blog (my only non-Internet friend who routinely reads it) was a bit confused by my last post, which is probably because I was not clear about the origin of the poem that I trashed. I think that's understandable, because nobody in his right mind would actually take something he created himself and criticize it so sardnonically, right? Well, sometimes I like to mock myself in order to ensure that I'm not taking myself too seriously. It works for me; I find it difficult to remain in a melancholic mood for any length of time if I consider myself a buffoon who worries himself to death over trifles.

Anyhow, I spent today (well, yesterday, at this point) expressing how completely burned out I've become on my steady diet of medical school this and medical school that. I tried to read a few pages in American Pastoral by Philip Roth, but then I got bored and stopped. So, I moved on to Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence, but then I got REALLY bored and stopped. Next I tried to do some writing, but about two hours and forty words of composition later, I realized that it just was not going to happen today. So, I acquiesced to my urges and drove off to the casinos, where over the course of four hours I succeeded in losing $100 playing limit Hold 'Em. It's no big deal, though -- I just won't eat for a week or so, and I'll make up for that lost money, no sweat. Eating is overrated anyhow.

So is sleeping, by the way.


At 4:53 PM, Blogger KarbonKountyMoos said...

Oh No - not again - you're Google Ads are doing you know what....

At 4:54 PM, Blogger KarbonKountyMoos said...

I meant your!

At 9:07 PM, Blogger kingfelix said...

If American Pastoral isn't working, read or re-read Our Gang, one of Mr Roth's finest hours.

Another very funny book is The Poor Mouth by Flann O'Brien, one of the finest Irish wits of the last century.

I am not suggesting that you need cheering up by suggesting books with lots of jokes. They really are just suggestions.

At 12:01 AM, Blogger Ian said...

The Google ads have not been good to me lately. Thankfully, though, they have redirected their focus away from instruments used in pelvic exams and towards issues of ethics, due of course to that post about Terry Schiavo.

Pinhut -- thanks for the recs. I could, in fact, use some cheering up, though I spent a pleasant evening with friends and feel pretty good. Anytime after I finish a stretch of intense effort, such as with my board exams, I have a post-stress let-down. But the let-down is letting up, woo hoo!

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