Why are you interested?

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
November 20, 2009 4:25am CST
I'm not. Oh, I'm interested in your life, but personally, I am bored with mine. Am I missing something here? I tried to keep a diary, and later a journal, but what is there to write? I got up, I ate breakfast, I went to work, etc., etc., etc. Maybe I don't think enough? I see people blog about things they do in their lives - and that's interesting, but I guess I'm just boring. Heck, I fine MYSELF boring. And I HATE boring! Am I missing something? here's my auto biography: She was born, she lived, she had a few interesting things happen and she died.... Help!
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@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
20 Nov 09
Definition of "boring": That's when everything else is happening, and you're not. cdrxo
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
hummmm I guess its because I find myself boring. Things happen around me, but not "to" me - if that makes sense. I guess I'm just as glad something don't happen "to" me, like being held hostage, or being raped, but neither does anything really interesting happen, I have to turn to books or TV or whatever to find them.
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• Canada
20 Nov 09
Find yourself a hobby. There must be SOMETHING out there you enjoy? Pick one. You'll not only be NOT bored anymore, others will find what you're doing interesting, when you tell them what you're into. Then, pick another one to do, etc., etc., etc. The way to become a "leader", is to get in FRONT of the crowd and say; "Hey, follow me!" Cheers; cdrxo
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• United States
20 Nov 09
Elic has a hobby...a houseful to be exact and it's something she really loves and enjoys them.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
20 Nov 09
Actually you could use mylot as your diary; like rant and rave, if you don't like blogging. I used to dislike jotting down notes about my life and stuff, but it seems like a good, free shrink. LOL... at least, because it's submitted virtually without a need for consent.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Actually, I have used mylot as a recording of the interesting things of the last 3 years. and I've mined my life for things/stories I thought would interest others.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Nov 09
I believe that. Just look at your numbers.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Well mine can be boring now as we live in one spot but then to you have to make things not boring. Some how put a twist to waht you do. lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I WISH I knew how to do that. I personally like stability, but it can become dull too.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Heck just act silly some times draw a laugh from who ever llives with you around you. Works wonders sometimes lolololol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I have a hard time doing that, because I'm honestly too shy to do so. Well, once in a while I'll do something, but most of the time I'm too inhibited to do things like that
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I learned that, if you want good memories when you're old, you have to make them while you're young. They don't usually come to us, we have to go out and get them. Once I realized that I wanted good memories for the time when I was no longer able to do anything BUT remember, I wanted to make sure that I had some great memories to fall back on. That's when my life really began. My sister loved the musical group, Sha Na Na. She was going to be dying young from muscular dystrophy. I wanted her to have a great memory for the time when she could no longer walk, so I called up the place sponsoring the Sha Na Na concert when it came to our city and told them her story. They sent me tickets and backstage passes so that I could see to it that my sister met her favorite group. They gave her a photograph of the group which she had autographed backstage. She was in Heaven and I was so happy I could have burst my buttons if I had been wearing any! Another time, I entered a contest to win an all-expense-paid Caribbean cruise. As luck had it, I won. I entered a contest for front-row tickets and backstage passes for a "Meet and Greet" with the Rolling Stones. I won that, too. I never would have that awesome memory if I hadn't tried. I've entered contests and lost, but the memory of it is still with me. I've driven places just to say I've been there. I also talk with everyone I can while I'm in new places. You just never know what you'll hear! I have some awesome memories. I'm not done yet, either. If something else comes around with a ring for me to grab on my way by, I will. Oh, winning a skiing trip or even going skiing is out of the question but I'll do what I can. Another thing I love doing is learning all I can. I taught myself website design and I learned all I know about gardening and cooking by myself. (My mother was a terrible cook! LOL) But, even just being who you are right now is just fine. I've never found you to be boring and I doubt anyone else here has, either!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You have me crying with what you did for your sister. It is so wonderful and loving! With the giving loving person you are, you deserved to win both contests. I wish my sibling could have been as wonderful as you are!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I have done my best to get out and do things while I was young - I'm in my mid-50's now and the fibro is making it harder and harder to get out and do things. Its great you were able to make a dream of your sister's come true - I wish that sometimes I could do things like that, but you have NO idea how shy I really am
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
21 Nov 09
[b]Elic, if you don't want to feel as you do, you are going to have to force yourself to get out of your comfort zone. You couldn't possibly be any more shy than I was as a child!! But you don't think I am now--ever ask yourself why? Sure it was hard--VERY hard--to begin with, but I discovered a trick that helped me. When you pretend you're not shy, & just act as though you're not, you eventually overcome it! It's a human trait. Maybe it's akin to smiling when you're not happy; you release endorphins which make you really feel like smiling, then! I don't know. All I can tell you is it worked for me. That & good supportive friends, God, & therapy. Please try, hun. This is breaking my heart. Love & hugs, Me[/b]
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 09
Lol Elic well I must be to then as I have nothing to write about apart from Gissi and his Mischief lol so I would not worry to much as I am not Ok I have written a Book about my Life but that is all I have done it is still in the bottom of the Cupboard lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
well, see, you could pull that out and mine it for mylot! and Gissi does seem to keep you on your toes (or butt as the case may be...)
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 09
Lets just say he keeps me on both lol
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I think most people suffer from this problem. It goes along with being dissatisfied with our looks or with what our parents named us. I don't know why that is but it seems to be natural. Like you though I have tried to write a journal. Not because I think my life is interesting enough that others might want to read it but because I have lost so much memory I'm afraid if I don't write things down I will not remember them. Unfortunately, I have never been able to keep up with a daily journal. Maybe I need to give it another try.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I kind of have used mylot as my journaling for the last 3 years, I guess that's why I have so many numbers after my name.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You do have quite a few numbers there. One day maybe I'll have that many. Now there's a goal to strive for.
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• Philippines
20 Nov 09
hi ElicBxn, You feel bored though I think of myself as even the boring one... totally bored that just like you I may end up doing sky diving just to renew my alertness... life may be boring full of pretenses... and yet by being yourself... is their anyone could compete??? Those things you mention I rarely do... as even though I do things my way, it seem uninterested .. but now your post dazzle me..lol..
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I think you understand - doing things in my life is just the same thing over and over, and I'm honestly not brave enough to try sky diving I'm just not interested in my life, and as introverted as I am, I don't internalize many things - I just let them wash over me.
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• United States
20 Nov 09
-hands Elic a bar of soap fer the warshin'-
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20 Nov 09
Hi Elic, Gosh!! how can you say you are boring? I love reading about your cats and you and your roomie's antics, if anyone is boring its me, I don't go out and do anything but sit at my laptop and responds to other members comemts or go to others social sites, my hubby is boring, he doesn't do any thing but when is he home for work, he is riding his bike, so there is nothing interesting in my life to write about, but I do fine you intersting girl and you are not a bore. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You are very sweet Tamara. I do try to make my posts interesting, and I work hard to be interesting in my responses to other people's discussions. And going out - mostly I sit at home with the computer on responding to mylot (hey, I like the money as much as the next person). I do try to make my life seem more interesting than I find it, because how would I have anything to post? I really wasn't fishing for compliments either - tho it does make me feel a bit better to know that people that don't have to be nice to me find me interesting...
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
20 Nov 09
You boring? I don’t think so...For a start I think you’re very witty and this discussion proves it! I have taken a look at a few of the posts that you started and I advise you to do the same because there is a story threading through those discussions, a story of a life that is far from boring. I bet if you gave yourself a chance and started to write about yourself without judgement or for anyone else, I bet you would come out with something quite brilliant!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
but you see, everything of interest that has happened in the last 3 years, I've pretty much posted here - and a lot of stories from my misspent youth too. I'm not really looking for sympathy or praise, I'm just stating how I feel about my life. Maggiepie told me yesterday that I don't often talk about my feelings, and she's right. So, because I was feeling bored with myself - again - I thought I'd try it.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
20 Nov 09
...Hi ElicBxn. Life as they say is to be lived. What that means is very different to every one. I find that there may be something that I will learn almost every day which is new to me and I find that fascinating. Such as the Europeans discovering 32 new planets out in space, and announcing it a few weeks ago. That if you start with a penny and double the amount every day, you will have one million dollars in a specific amount of days. Sorry I forget the number of days but you will know when you get there. :o) The world is a fascinating place. Another thought would be, if you knew that today would be your last day of life, would you not lose your boredom, and find many interesting things to do that final day. So it can be a matter of perspective and just how bored you choose to be instead of going out and enjoying every aspect of the life you have been given. Many people who have been told they have but four to six months to live would love to have your boredom. Don't waste your time being bored, find someone who would love to have you pay them some attention, such as a young person who needs some guidance. Or an older person who doesn't have anyone visiting them. You are blessed, share yourself. Take care.
• United States
20 Nov 09
You have yet, to find the wondrous beauty in boring! What gives to the absence of thought(which, you have procliamed)is the lack of taking a quiet moment to inhale and give thanks. It is through the act of pausing and looking around at what you do have(realizing no matter how little it might be -that others go without, such things)closing your eyes and imaging yourself without, these things. Than, open your eyes and realize what it is you do have. This will give you a moment of thanks and clarity. Once you've done that you can focus on those without. Nothing makes ones life busier than, the acts of charity. No matter how little you are able to do(if, you think you have no talent at all -you can still, serve food to the homeless at a shelter)every little bit helps! Feelings of boredom and emptiness will disappear when, you are busy doing what you can for others. Still, remember to notice the color of the leaves on the trees. Flowers that you see -really look at them and think about what colorful beauty they add to this world. Therein, you will find self-contentment. Therein, lies your excitement and joy! Wishing you the best! P.S. It is better to live it than, to post it! Take Care!
@BarBaraPrz (20514)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Nov 09
You forgot the part where she saved a lot of cat lives.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
yeah, I've done that, just a cat momma that's all I are...
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@BarBaraPrz (20514)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Nov 09
You's more than that. You's international woman of mystery!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You said: "international woman of mystery!" I wanna know who you are talking about - it sure isn't that fat dull old fart in Texas...
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
Well, why don't don't you get married so you can enjoy life more? I've posted an article that I found in then internet that married people tend to live longer than a single person. Well that is if you are still single. Cheers!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I am single, but there is a problem with getting married - there's no candidates out there. No guys hanging around waiting for me to say "yes" to their eager requests... Besides, that seems more to relate to males than females and I are a fe-type-male...
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
That's not a problem, you sound like you're just bored and not depressed. Try drinking lots of caffeine so you can be more upbeat. Cheers!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I'm having enough trouble sleeping as it IS! more caffeine? I'd be a FIEND!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
20 Nov 09
heyyyyyyyyyy...you stole my auto biography there, Elic.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
and we even say "warsh" the same way... course I "R" a damn Yankee...
• United States
20 Nov 09
I speak many dialects..all depends on my mood on how I speak. lol Drives people around me nuts at times.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
yeah, I speak Texan with a Yankee accent...
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Oh this is not true!!!! you may be a little down now, but you have all kinds of things happen in your life..First of all you are very important to someone....Out there somewhere someone loves you..If you are not down then you need to get a hobby....You are MUCH more important than you think you are....We don't always feel it, but we are....Cheer UP!!!!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Nov 09
yeah... I probably should be on some anti-depressants again... actually I need something for my foot and Celebrex (or however you spell it) was what the doc put me on before.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I have taken celebrex before and it helped me..Yes you need something to help you..I have to take paxil every day....I just do not want to be the way i use to be...When i do not take my paxil, i caN just feel myself going back down....
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Hi, E. I listen to interesting people. This discussion caught my attention. I guess you are not as boring as you take yourself out to be!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I guess other people find me interesting, I guess. I'm glad, because I try to be interesting - I guess the main people I bore are myself and my brother (who needs to be told by my sister that he needs to talk to me once in a while.)
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
21 Nov 09
[b]Ooohhhh! NOW I see the problem! Surely you haven't been measuring your life against your CPA bro's sooo exhilarating life, I hope! Have you?! Relax, if so. There is no comparison! Maggiepie WHERE ARE any OF OBAMA'S RECORDS?![/b]
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@Keola12 (717)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Maybe in your diary or journal, you could write about what happened at your work place. Perhaps you could write something that happened to you or one of your coworkers at work. You could write about what is going on in their lives or even write about what's going on in the lives of your friends. Perhaps you can write about conversations you've had with your coworkers, friends and family members. This is a good way to come up with some story ideas.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
ahh, my work place - that I retired from almost 5 years ago (and the best thing I EVER did.) talk to those people, they didn't want us to do too much talking -we were data entry people, they wanted us sitting with our eyes on the material and our hands on the keys, and the last 3 years I spent my lunches sleeping in the car because it was the ONLY way I could get thru an 8 hour day. and what they talked about made what was going on in my head a gay mad exciting whirl! kids, husbands, family.... zzzzzzzzzz... oh, sorry, it put me to sleep just thinking about it... Now my work place is Maggiepie's apartment, and most of my interaction is either with her or with the staff at the place my mother is in. Probably the most interesting people I meet are the other people that live there (most still have more awareness than my mother who has had a number of strokes.) But I honestly don't want to write a history story... tho I'll listen to them all day!
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
21 Nov 09
[b]Gee, thanx, Elic. Sorry I'm so dull! Maggiepie WHERE ARE any OF OBAMA'S RECORDS?![/b]
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
20 Nov 09
yOUR LIFE SOUNDS ABOUT AS ECITING AS MINE IS NOWADAYS. i REALLY LIKE THINGS PRETTY MUCH THE WAY THEY ARE. I don't think i could take too much excitement.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Nov 09
well, honestly, I don't know if I want "exciting" but "interesting" would be nice...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
20 Nov 09
gotcha,
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@suzzy3 (8357)
23 Nov 09
Most peoples lives are boring most of the time and that is life.When somebody writes something exciting does not mean they live like that all the time.For instance this weekend I had my gran kids to stay,my Dad came over and we all had a wonderful time.Most weekends I struggle not to die of boredom,doing housework to pass the time. Don't go thinking everybody is having a life and you are not it is the same for everybody.Not everyone can be a top model,footballer earning millions most of us are just normal people who get by it is the friends and how we carry ourselves through life that matters.Maybe something dynamic is still to come in your life.I like to think although in the scale of things I am nothing special.I do know my family and friends love me and I them,that is enough.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Nov 09
wow, that's a great way to look at it - I think I was just feeling really sorry for myself - I forget that most of people's lives are probably just as dull as mine - I'm sure I don't really want to be under public scrutiny all the time. Wish I felt UP to doing housework - wonder who I have to push so I can even do the dishes (the roomie's job to unload the dishwasher...)
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Nov 09
Ok, so apologies in advance for the lecture, because I know you didn't ask for one, but then why not go out and do something interesting? Make a list of things you would like to do that are realistic and start ticking them off the list?And then come on back and write about them? But PS I don't find your discussions boring...
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
and yours an a few others are among the first that I open because I find them interesting - Pye, Puddy, Dawn, etc