What would you, if you could do?

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  1. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    I'm bored. Bored, bored, bored.
    I shouldn't be bored, today is a day off. I should be rejoicing. It's not like I want to be at work.
    It's just that I've done all the cleaning stuff... if I had any backbone, I'd clean out my closet, but I don't want to. But I can't really think of what I'd rather be doing. I'd love to go to the beach, but I just got back from a road trip and the thought of traveling wears me out. I wish I lived at the beach. I wish I had a deck that overlooked the ocean... and, while I'm at it, that there were no sharks.

    If you could be doing ANYTHING AT ALL right now, what would you be doing? (Men should temper their answers.) smile

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Don't feel bad!  You have every right to not clean your closet!  It is a day off!!!!  Embrace the day!  It is beautiful out here - take a long walk where you can window shop and have an indulgent coffee, if that is your bag.  Or, watch episodes of Mad Men, Downton Abbey, or the new season premieres of tv!!!!  Or... dare I say, go shopping at a place you know has fabulous sales! Those are the things I would do if I could step guilt-free out of my moment!!!!!!!!!  Good luck!  I know you will make it count.  Remember, happiness is an investment in yourself and will make you more productive tomorrow.  Make yourself happy!!!!!

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You know what? I have started The Black List and it is quite enjoyable.
        According to my ads, Camelot is coming to my town and Lancelot appears to have Wolverine style muttonchops. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

        1. amiebutchko profile image85
          amiebutchkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Intriguing for sure.....  carpe diem!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Writing a viral hub.

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You'd like to be doing that now? I thought you'd already done it.
        Well at least you've come out of hiding so I did one worthwhile thing today.

    3. Writer Fox profile image48
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's now trumpet time.  You should be listening.

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11819477.jpg

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You're so... interesting. Sort of like that maxoxam hubber, but with fewer words.

    4. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Do something that you HAVEN'T done before.
      (1) Go to a Japanese/Indian restaurant and try something exotic such as spicy tandoori chicken, saba or uni sushi or handroll.
      (2) Go to an upscale shopping center to get window shop.
      (3) Go see an artsy, independent film.
      (4) Go to a bookstore and just browse.
      (5) Go on a bus ride downtown or better yet, get on a tour bus and see your town like a tourist.
      (6)Go to a lecture and seminar in any subject or area that interests you.
      (7) Go to a section of your town that you HAVEN'T been before(granted that the area is safe).
      (8) Go to a museum.

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That all sounds like stuff I do/I've done.

        However, I've never given a lecture during an artsy film, while eating tandoori chicken. I might give that a try.

      2. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Since none of these things are available where I live, I would like to offer you some viable alternatives. Maybe they are things you have not done before.
        1)Go over to your friendĀ“s house and have an anaconda stew. If the anaconda is all gone, her brother might have brought in another crocodile.
        2)Go to the grocery store on the mainland and buy coffee filters.
        3) Go sit by the side of the river and watch the boats go by.
        4) Take a mototaxi (motorcycle taxi) to a neighborhood that you have not visited before.

        1. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          #2 makes you look like some kind of freak.

    5. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this
      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I don't believe in gender equality. If a man and I are found equal, I may have to start killing spiders. tee hee.

        I have to go cook dinner now. Where'd I put my high heels?

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
          Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          How tall is your stove?
          Use a toaster oven and you can wear flip-flops.

          1. Sed-me profile image82
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I vacuum in my heels too cause the pile is high on the carpet.

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
              Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              If you have piles on your carpet,  you need to get some training for the dog.

              1. Sed-me profile image82
                Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                It's not my dog, it's the neighbors. They have a lot of issues.

                1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
                  Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Stop feeding them indoors. Patio parties only, and keep the garden hose handy.

                  1. Sed-me profile image82
                    Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    This is why I don't do anything without checking with you first.

    6. profile image0
      swilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I need to clean my closet as well. Yep...and I don't want to. I wish I had more to say but now I have a headace thinking about cleaning my closet. Love your forum! smile

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        *My forum. I like the sound of that.

  2. starme77 profile image67
    starme77posted 3 years ago

    I am doing what I want to be doing right now. Its my day off and I love it. The house is a mess haha, and it will just have to stay that way because I am chillin out in total silence , sippin my hot coffee and reading what I feel like reading. Clearing my mind is what I like to do, every time I get the chance. I can hear the birds chirpin , may go give em some bread here in a few minutes, watch em for awhile , come back through my nice, quiet , messy house and do a bit more coffee sippin n reading:)

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We are living in parallel universes, I just need to appreciate mine. I think I just wanted someone to talk to without having to do my hair. smile

      1. amiebutchko profile image85
        amiebutchkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It is comforting to know there are other writers out there sitting in front of their computers, too, pondering their day.  I don't feel so lonely.  Thank you.

        1. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          It is weird, isn't it? The forum is always just a bunch of pixels. Just a bunch of sentences and headings... but behind each one, there's an actual person. Different accents and clothes, different goals... but just like us. It would be nice to reach out and touch... maybe... in some cases maybe not. lol. But instead we just keep throwing out these pixels for someone else to catch.

          1. amiebutchko profile image85
            amiebutchkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            ... and that is why you are a writer, my friend.  So lovely put.

            1. Sed-me profile image82
              Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Aw, thanks Amie. I'm still wondering why Writer Fox brought up the shofar. Very interesting indeed. Hopefully he/she will expound.

              1. relache profile image84
                relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                I'm going to speculate that it's because Writer Fox may be dunking apples in honey today.

                1. Sed-me profile image82
                  Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Im not sure if that's a Jewish celebration... "The dunking of the apples feast", but I googled it and Google said the reference was too obscure... or possibly google's drunk.

  3. Rachael Tate profile image73
    Rachael Tateposted 3 years ago

    Why only men? I suddenly have an urge to write something outrageous!  I've had one of those days today as well.  I started well - putting away all my daughters summer clothes and having a clear out.  I now have a pile of clothes on the bedroom floor and for the last few hours I have alternated between the internet and reading a book!  Ooops! Personally I feel quite happy about it. To be honest I'm happier reading than just about anything else.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Be careful! I used to write about what ever was consuming my thoughts. It doesn't end well. lol

  4. Amanda Howdeshell profile image70
    Amanda Howdeshellposted 3 years ago

    If I could be doing anything at all, I would be laying out on my hammock soaking up this lovely fall weather. Alas, I'm just on break at work in an office that has windows that don't open!

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What a bummer. There's no more beautiful time then fall!

  5. DealForALiving profile image94
    DealForALivingposted 3 years ago

    Ditto to that paradigmsearch

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    My thrill for the day has been changing batteries on my smoke detectors, not being able to put one back together, trying to catch up on sleep since I have been up since 2 a.m.

  7. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    It's Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're so smart. I was going to oust you as queen, but between you and Marisa, I figured someone would squash me like a bug.

      edit:
      You were right... I should have scrolled down a bit more.
      http://www.pinterest.com/JewishHolidays … weet-year/

      Oh my gosh, how cool is this for fall. Apple cups, how adorable!
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11820031.jpg
      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118852877641831040/

      1. relache profile image84
        relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        When you grow up in a Jewish family, it's not uncommon to be familiar with their most significant religious holidays.

        1. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          lol. I guess that makes sense. Well I still think you're smart, or maybe it just seems that way comparatively. It's not your fault you make us all look stupid, your job is just to hold up the mirror. Let the chips fall where they may.

          1. relache profile image84
            relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            That's it!  My new campaign slogan! Except with "your" spelled properly.

            1. Sed-me profile image82
              Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              You have forgotten that those of us who are without great knowledge have one thing going for us. The edit button. Soon, you will look crazy and I will be the smart one. Who's crying now, my friend?

          2. relache profile image84
            relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            That's it!  My new campaign slogan!  But with "your" spelled properly.

            1. Sed-me profile image82
              Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I will be writing your speeches. No one has to see how they're spelled. Just read them phonetically, you'll be fine.

              edit: I see what you did there. You're a dark woman relache... a dark, dark woman.

              1. relache profile image84
                relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Eggcelant!

                1. Sed-me profile image82
                  Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  You sound like Egghead, that villain on Batman.

                  http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11821381.jpg

                  1. relache profile image84
                    relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    X-sellent!

  8. JustLivingOnline profile image77
    JustLivingOnlineposted 3 years ago

    Be transported down to Duvall Street in Key West where I could walk into an open air bar and drink a cold beer while listening to a guy with only an acoustic guitar and microphone play rock classics up on stage.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wait, what are you talking about? Oh yes! I remember now. I'm not fond of FL. Sharks have legs there and it's muggy.

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    I would like to be taking a train ride up the Pacific coast, then writing a viral hub about it.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds awesome! I've always wanted to ride a train... legally.

  10. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    It is raining this afternoon, so here I am too.
    I have been thinking of starting a thread about Patrick the Wombat so that I do not have to apologize for being off topic.
    You are not going to write a scathing comment if I write something about flashlights or cookies?

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      When have I ever scathed anyone? Never mind.
      I am glad to see your score did not fall. I s'pose the day is not over yet though.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Even if it does fall, I hear Amazon is now selling hubber scores. (Along with flashlights, cookies, and wombats.)

        1. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Oh! The website!!! I thought you were talking about the jungle. Everything you've said makes a lot more sense now.

  11. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    I just got back from seeing my G'ma who I have not seen for so many years it's not even funny. She will be turning 100 in Dec. and she is the prettiest thing you've ever seen. She's about as big as my thumb, but she still lives on her own with help that comes in. She is so funny I had tears rolling out of my eyes. When she says something she feels maybe she shouldn't have said, she puts her hands on both her cheeks as if to hide a blush. I just adore this woman. Does anyone else have wonderful g'parents?

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      She sounds wonderful - sadly, I never knew any of my grandparents.  Perhaps that is why I adopt other people's elderly folk:)

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Oh Sally, that's so sad. I'm sorry. I think it's lovely that you adopt grandparents. I wonder if you'd like going to nursing homes and such and loving on ppl like my g'ma. She was just telling me how lonely she gets. It broke my heart. (She's a few states away.)

  12. njg profile image80
    njgposted 3 years ago

    When I'm bored the best thing for me is to call a friend and invite them to go out and explore something new and unexpected. I'd even ask them to think of a place they love and surprise me. If I keep trying to be busy on my own, it seems that my head is still in the same place. I need a distraction, a change in the atmosphere. Right now I'm not bored, just tired and thinking of all the things I need and want to do.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Friends huh? The real life kind with skin on em? I don't know... they're so needy. smile

  13. snakeslane profile image85
    snakeslaneposted 3 years ago

    What would you, if you could do?
    I would magically solve all the world's problems, then I would do the dishes and clean the kitchen and make up a big batch of green tomato chutney and write stellar Hubs about it...wink

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Aw, I liked that you were unselfish first. I would like to try some of that chutney please. (Im much more selfish than you.)

  14. SheilaSchnauzies profile image80
    SheilaSchnauziesposted 3 years ago

    Sounds perfect to me!

 
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