Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday Coffee Chat: Boring

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week she asks the question, What are you bored of?  Has something reached it's 15 minutes and needs to just go?

Actually, i am bored of a lot of things, but they can't go.  It does get tedious cleaning cat boxes and doing laundry and all the myriad other things that have to be done every.blessed.day.  They cannot, however, be dispensed with easily, or at least not without some very dire consequences which i will leave to your imaginations.

There are a few things i'm bored of over which i have no control.  Excessively hot weather, excessively cold weather, and hurricanes are three right there on top.  If i could, i would banish them all and we'd have mild temperatures with just enough rain (or snow in the areas that do need it) to keep life on earth in balance, and hurricanes and tornadoes and cyclones and their ilk would not happen.

Some days i am bored of the same conversations over and over.  Yes, i know what iron you want me to buy this time.  You don't have to keep telling me about it, nor do you have to tell me for the 7th time that the old one leaks.  Yes, i know it leaks.  There will be a new one purchased on payday, please stop going on about the iron.

Right off hand i cannot think of any new trends of which i am bored, because i don't tend to follow new trends much.  Nor do i watch TV, so i'm not bored by it any more.

Very seldom am i actually bored.  There are always more books to read, more places to go, more work to be done than i can ever get to.

One thing i am not bored of is doing this every day. 

Today is:

Bicycle Race Day -- anniversary of what is supposed to have been the first bicycle race ever, at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris, in 1868

Dia de Castilla-La Mancha -- Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Doha Document for Peace in Darfur Commemoration -- Sudan

Feast of the Visitation of Mary -- Christianity (Mary's visit of her cousin Elizabeth, chronicled in Luke 1:39-56)

"Make My Day" Day -- birth anniversary of Clint Eastwood

National Macaroon Day

Royal Brunei Malay Regiment Day / Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day -- Brunei

Save Your Hearing Day -- because once it is gone, you will regret it; on the anniversary of the concert by The Who which set a Guiness World Record for loudest rock concert in 1976

Speak in Complete Sentences Day -- be a good example!

St. Petronilla's Day (Patron of mountain travellers; against fever)

Take This Job and Shove It Day -- birth anniversary of Johnny Paycheck

This Day (again) -- Fairy Calendar

What You Think Upon Grows Day -- Stephanie West Allen wants you to remember the power of positive thinking

World No Tobacco Day -- WHO 

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Tucker, 1982
Colin Farrell, 1976
Phil Keoghan, 1967
Brooke Shields, 1965
Lea Thompson, 1961
Chris Elliot, 1960
Roma Maffia, 1958
Kyle Secor, 1958
Gregory Harrison, 1950
Tom Berenger, 1950
John Bonham, 1948
Sharon Gless, 1943
Joe Namath, 1943
Johnny Paycheck, 1941
Terry Waite, 1939
Peter Yarrow, 1938
Clint Eastwood, 1930
Patricia Roberts Harris, 1924
Prince Rainier of Monaco, 1923
Denholm Elliott, 1922
Don Ameche, 1908
Norman Vincent Peale, 1898
Fred Allen, 1894
Walt Whitman, 1819

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Survivor"(TV), 2000
"Seinfeld"(TV), 1990
"Beatlemania"(Musical), 1977

Today in History:

Rameses II (The Great) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, BC1279
A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000, 526
Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans, 1223
Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary, 1669
The Godiva procession through Coventry begins, 1678
The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions, 1759
In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth, reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains, 1813
In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, 1866
Dr James Moore of the UK wins the first recorded bicycle race, a 2k velocipede race at Parc de St Cloud, Paris, 1868
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes, 1884
Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria, 1884
Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1889
The Union of South Africa (predecessor of the Republic of South Africa) is created, 1910
The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles, 1927
A 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan, 1931
The Republic of South Africa is created, 1961
The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide  that buries the town of Yungay, Peru, 1970
In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30, 1971
The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson's Muppets' first foray into the world of feature length motion pictures, is released, 1979
The burning of Jaffna Library, Sri Lanka, is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century, 1981
Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead, 1985
Athena 98.4 FM, the first legal private radio station in Greece, starts broadcasting, 1987
Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat, 2005
Asteroid 1998 QE2, an asteroid measuring nearly 1.7 miles across, and its moon, pass within 3.6 million miles of the earth, 2013


  1. Most things that bore me are easy to avoid.

  2. I am glad you aren't bored of doing this, because I really enjoy reading about your meanderings :)

  3. There are things we do that must get done. Sometimes I find them tedious, but they don't bore me. I'm rarely every bored. There are too many other wonderful things that I can do that takes care of that possibility.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. I do laundry in front of the TV and never get bored. I do get bored of exercise, even though I also do it in front of the TV!

  5. Boredom is in the mind. The fact that I almost died years ago, being bored means nothing to me. Getting up each morning and falling asleep at night tell me that life isn't boring even when it appears to be boring. I get up and walk around, go outside, check the flowers, go for a ride in my Camero, and etc. Life is never boring for me.

    Have a great Tuesday my beautiful friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Fortunately, I don't get bored very easily or often and can usually find a way to entertain myself or keep busy.

  7. I am a firm believer in the whistle while you work theory -- and by that I mean crank the tunes and just get 'er done. It's surprising how fast a task is completed when you are singing at the top of your lungs too. Ha.

    But yeah, that stormy weather extremes can take a hike. No one is going to miss that.

  8. You know what's funny? The weather you described you would prefer is the weather we have here in the Pacific Northwest. ;)

    I think sometimes boredom is a state of mind - or lack of interest in finding *something* to do (of which I never seem to run out of - that 'something' to do...heh!) So I'm right there with you on not getting bored and/or always doing something to boredom doesn't persist! :)

    3-Day Weekend Fun; Mishmash of Random with a Coffee Chat about Boredom: RTT Rebel


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