How could I possibly be bored?

posted by Jeff | Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:45 AM | comments: 0

I've been waffling on the whole buy a car thing, in part because I worry that maybe I'm bored. Shiny things make me less bored. Of course, if you're anyone that isn't me, you probably wonder how I could be bored given our new arrival.

Boredom for me isn't a lack of stuff to do. There's plenty to do. Simon occupies all kinds of my time, and I'm probably not doing enough laundry or dishes. The boredom I'm referring to is rooted in brain stimulation. Being busy ins't the same as not bored.

Since Simon was born, I've had one evening where I wrote some code, two engaging movies, a few decent DVR'd TV shows (daytime makes me appreciate how much I don't need TV), a hundred pages of light reading, and a little catch up on some magazines. That's not a lot of intellectual stimulation. I gave up trying to keep up with the technology stuff.

I think my body is annoyed with me being inside so much as well. I get the whole "restless leg" thing pretty much every night. I've gotta figure out how to get some exercise that I don't hate. I'm surprisingly not boredom eating, and I'm actually down two pounds since Simon's birthday. Some if it might have been the few days of being sick.

What's the best solution? Boredom reduction involving Simon and Diana, if I can figure out what that is. Unfortunately, the weather for the rest of my leave is basically going to suck, it would appear (not counting the overnight in Virginia, which at least for now is forecast to be perfect).


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