There are not a lot of things that irk me. Usually I am a pretty cool cucumber. Keep calm and carry on, is what I always say. But some things just get under my fingernails, and irritate me to no end. And lately these things have been cropping up in record numbers. Yes, all the television shows I love are on hiatus for the holidays and my evenings are shockingly bleak.
I know I shouldn’t get so upset by this. The hard working people of television deserve their break just the same as you or I, but I just don’t like it when I don’t see it coming. For instance on Wednesday when I collapsed into my couch to catch my favorite show, I was greeted with a repeat. The guide had said there was a new episode. Why was I being lied to? Who was to blame? And most importantly; what would I do now? Thankfully I am both beautiful and creative, so I was able to come up with some solutions to quell my boredom.
Firstly, I have become quite adept at sleeping. The average human being is supposed to get somewhere between eight or nine hours of sleep. But since I am nowhere near average, I decided to start going to bed at 5:30 and sleeping upwards of 14 hours. And let me tell you I wake up in the morning feeling refreshed. That, or I wake up at 4 am watch a lot of Paid Programming till the rest of the world awakes. But come mid-January, I will look rejuvenated and people will be enjoying their Shake Weights.
Secondly, when I have ingested too much caffeine (or any for that matter) and can’t get to sleep the moment I walk through my door in the evening, I have taken up the exciting art of puzzling. While it is not prone to keeping you on the edge of your seat, the shape identification and stern determination puzzling requires, gives me a whole new skill set. But puzzling is for the old and lame, you say? Not so! It takes mad skills, dexterous fingers and most importantly cataract free vision all better suited to the young. And without TV, watching the picture take shape is better than watching myself on that big blank screen.
Thirdly, if all the other options are exhausted seeing friends and family is a nice way to pass the time too.