The Weird Things One Does Out Of Boredom

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
December 24, 2007 9:39pm CST
Okay I owe this discussion actually to zu..hey I give credit where credit is due--as she started a discussion about being bored to death and wondering what people did when they're bored. To be honest, I was planning to spend the night browsing around here, answering discussions, or replying to my own to responders, but it's like crap,...I'm just not all there tonight...where I am I haven't a clue...LOL So I guess I solved one way to overcome my bored, bored, bored state...I tend to get a bit creative.. As many here have noticed, many of us have joined the "Puppy Club" or puppy brigade and you see these puppy avatars all over the place. And I have to admit it's getting confusing...I mean I laugh hysterically since there are so many puppy avatars out there. But I thought..hmmmm...how can I still be a part of the Puppy Club/Brigade but have just a tad different look. One MyLotter put a cute little Christmas hat on the puppy, while another changed the color/hue and added a Halo. So now I'm thinking what the heck could I do? Ahhah! Since it's Christmas I wanted to do something with my puppy...so I added an open eye to stare at you, drew in a smile, added the words Merry Christmas on top, and added a candy cane through the magic of Photoshop--okay my special effects won't quite earn me a position with Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop or with George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic...but hey, got to start somewhere So when you're bored, do you suddenly get a brilliant, creative idea? Or--Do you just stare in space? Watch one mindless movie after another, see how many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you can eat all at once...OR-- Pick out the lint from your belly button, pick and squeeze zits?
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19 responses
• United States
25 Dec 07
Your puppy is a little bit frightening with his golden eye! And the candy cane almost looks like he has just eaten one of the shepherds from a miniature nativity scene! I have to laugh every time I look at him! I got bored last night. No discussions I'm inspired to answer, except for two. Nothing going on at all. So I decided to clean up my desktop and organize my music files. Then I go thru all the folders in 'my documents' and end up finishing a story I started many years ago! I'm calling it 'The Poet & the Pirate' and I'm very pleased with it. I even found an ezine to submit it to! Sometimes being bored can be a very good thing!
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• United States
26 Dec 07
Well, I actually didn't submit it. I want to do something else with it. But the ezine was Flash Me. Their deadline for this next issue is Dec 31 so I'm trying to knock something else off to send to them.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
What kind of stories do they like? I've a bunch of them
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Crap..just looked...they like stories no longer than 1,000 words. My stories are minimum 20-pages...that lets me out of that :(
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
25 Dec 07
When I get really bored, I just read with soft music playing in the background. I noticed your puppy's new look few min. ago and thought it was cute. Never thought of dressing up my puppy for Christmas when I changed it. Maybe I'll start doing that whenever I upload a new pic for my avatar. lol
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I'm thinking of maybe changing the puppy again to something for New Year...balloons maybe???
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• United States
26 Dec 07
Couple balloons along with the party hat and maybe a horn.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
25 Dec 07
very interesting . I am surpose to have a photo shop on here but I havent even looked at it guess when I get bored I need to and see what I can do lol. I have 5 sets of film we just got developed that I could set here and scan on to the puter that would take awhile. But mostly when I get bored I call poeple and talk fo rhours to them if I can. that gets me unbored hugs
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Actually working with photoshop is a lot of fun...I'm still learning how to use it as I haven't explored everything that it can do. I guess out of boredom I should talk on the phone to friends...one problem though..I'm not a phone person..LOL
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Dec 07
cool on the photo shop adn talkin gto friends and familoy is ok its doing business on the phone I hate I used to do telemarketing.
@punlonnjack (1309)
• United States
25 Dec 07
first i would like to say your puppy advatar is very cute and very creative.i not so creative.i take a bubble bathe when i get bored:)if i dont take a bathe when im bore i just surf around the net and dont accomplish anything its my way of breaking free of the computer madness that even when bored i can stop..........i guess im a addictive and a slave of my computer.how sad.....
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I do that too, just sit in front of the computer like I'm glued to my seat and just don't feel like moving..LOL Oh,yes, I'm a slave to the computer too. :)
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@AmbiePam (51236)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I was going to try to answer this discussion until I read the last line of your discussion. Now I must leave and try to get those images out of my mind. Thanks to you, Pyewacket, when my mind realizes it is bored, it will now and forevermore go to the thought of belly button goo and picking and squeezing zits, LOL.
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@AmbiePam (51236)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Now that I see your puppy, it looks like it will kill whoever tries to take his candy cane. : )
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Yeah, you don't dare take that candy cane away from my puppy...LOL. Just where does belly button goo come from anyway??..LOL
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@AmbiePam (51236)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I bet you Transdisc knows the answer!
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• United States
25 Dec 07
When bored, I draw, scrapbook or read. I also play on my computer, both on the net and off with graphic design software and such. Also I write fan ficion and sometimes write poems. Sorry if my reply is worded funny/hard to read. Having technical difficulties with typing. LOL.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
What kind of fan fiction do you write? I've written a few stories a la Lord Of The Rings style and got some of my stories published by Minas Tirith-Evening Star..Journal of the American Tolkien Society :) Oh..how is the keyboard now???
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• United States
26 Dec 07
Keyboard is still the same; doesn't work at all. Going to hook up a desktop keyboard to it and use that in a few days when I can get one. Still using on-screen keyboard in the meantime. Can only type 1 letter at a time; so all replies to, or discussions of my own, posted, will mostly be as short as possible 4 now. Getting entire new laptop after I get tax return. I write Dukes of Hazzard fanfics. Never had any published, never tried, only do it 4 fun.
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@GardenGerty (116574)
• United States
26 Dec 07
So, is that a link to your name? Or is that just a coincidence?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Dec 07
It looks cute. This is very creative boredom for sure. I am very busy always, but once a while I am playing on creative ideas and I love it.... Your puppy looks happier whit an open eye.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
How did you get the "frame" around yours?? I was trying to do that myself..sort of succeeded by "painting" in a frame. But is there a short cut way to do that, that I'm missing??
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@amalolo (13)
• Egypt
25 Dec 07
merry cris. every body
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
While it's nice you're wishing everyone a merry Christmas this has nothing to do with this discussion
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
25 Dec 07
When I am bored I usually get on the computer (internet), chat with my sister, read or clean. Sometimes I photo-edit, scrapbook, call my family, write or bake. If my husband is home then we just go out somewhere. Doesn't have to be anywhere special, sometimes we end up at a book store, sometimes Walmart, and once in awhile we turn up in a brand new place that we explore. That was how we found Cape May and we had so much fun there.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Sounds like you have a lot of creative outlets to overcome boredom. I could never clean though if I'm bored...that's boring in itself..LOL
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
25 Dec 07
I think when i am bored i can't do anything fruitful. it is my belief. may be i try to read out something . if then also i am bored, i just sleep. so nothing innovative from me.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I don't like to sleep when I'm bored since I only succeed in feeling even more tired..LOL
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I'd say that's pretty darned creative on your part, pyewacket. It really adds something to the whole look. I have noticed so many of these puppies popping up all over that I really have to stop and take a second look at whose post I am responding to sometimes. Thers's a lot to be said for originality. Oh, and picking zits is the last thing I want to be doing right now.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Fortunately I really don't have any zits right now to pick on..as for that belly lint...LOL
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I'm going to check out this Photoshop thing next time I'm feeling bored but creative; sometimes I'm bored but very lazy, if that makes any sense! I often do Sudoku or logic puzzles when I'm bored or surf travel sites - but then that just makes me depressed...lol. Annie
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Well I was both bored last night AND rather lazy, which isn't like me. I just really couldn't get "into" anything, but was in the mood at least to putter around photoshop
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Obviously you took care of part of your bordom by going back to your previous avatar which I do think suits you so much better! I am glad to see the Black cat back. Black cats are my favorite by the way! Shalom,Adoniah
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Well I noticed a lot of the puppy brigade were switching back to the regular avatars...and heck I have to admit I missed my black cat one---did you know in ancient Egypt black cats were the most sacred of all, that's why usually when you see a statue of Bast, it's usually black--but shhhh. Don't tell my real cat Pyewacket who is black that his kind was once worshiped as he might get a swelled head. See you switched back to your regular avatar..the other one..was that your pet Amazon?
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Amazons are green. African Greys are well Grey.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Oops meant African
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Puppy club? I do all kinds of dumb stuff when I'm super bored, it's pretty sad to admitt the waste of time that one does. I'll stay up really late watching the dumbest movies ever or playing games on my cell phone until my thumb hurts and my hand cramps.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I can relate there...yes, I'll plunk myself in front of the TV and watch the most asinine movie going...like wow..they spent money making this thing...when it's over I'm like, why the heck did I watch that?
@yghfghl (260)
• United States
28 Dec 07
when i get bored i jsut like to stare at something for a long time too think about good things that have happened to me in my life and just start to laugh when i see something funny online
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I sometimes have a good laugh at something I see on-line too :)
• United States
27 Dec 07
A lot of the time when I get board I knitt or do some type of kneedle work with my hands. I have been known to get on the phone and call friends. I also will get on the computer and play games or go to mylot. To tell you the truth I do not get board very often. The worst thing I do when I get board is eat.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Hmmm..the worse thing I do is smoke too much when I'm bored...and I'm always promising myself to cut down...drastically!
@GardenGerty (116574)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I do not think I ever really get bored. My mind can think of things to do faster than I can put them into practice. I have a hard time staying engaged long enough that I can complete things. Ultimately, if too bored, I will go to sleep.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I usually always have three million things to do myself, and I do complete them...uh, eventually..LOL
• United States
25 Dec 07
Being bored must be fun...why not just make some money on GPT sites.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Yes sometimes being bored can be fun
• United States
25 Dec 07
I very seldom get bored....I have plenty of things to do all the time and if one thing doesn't do it for me then I try another and always reading a good book will make things work for me. I have always had the ability to amuse myself and I find it to be very handy indeed.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I usually always have a lot to do myself..maybe too much at times..but I guess some days I'm just not in the frame of mind to do much of anything...LOL
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