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Ever have one of those mornings when you got up and wandered around… - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
Ever have one of those mornings when you got up and wandered around your house half asleep, aimlessly opening doors and poking in closets hoping something, anything had changed?

So, um, yeah.

'Morning, sunshine. Welcome to the irrevocable sameness of it all.
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d2leddy From: d2leddy Date: August 12th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes. Like this morning.
komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want my tinker gnomes to get on the ball.

... or else not to wake up feeling like I'm in cheap knockoff of a critically-acclaimed indie film.
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komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nighttime boredom is far less existential for me. There's less dread and more lonely.

I should get off my arse and get a life.
why_style From: why_style Date: August 12th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

two things...

i know this has nothing to do with the existential nature of your post, but this actually reminds me of something from college. freshman year, my roommate asked me if, on nights before he had an important exam or a class he just couldn't miss, i would hide and/or rearrange his stuff after he went to bed as i was usually up pretty late. i think that ostensibly the reasoning was that if he had to go hunting for stuff first thing in the morning it would help wake him up and make sure he made it to his class- never mind the wasted time he spent looking for stuff that usually made him late anyway. i was happy to oblige and found the best thing to hide was actually the alarm clock so he'd have to get up to turn it off- the negative side effect was that if i hid it too well it'd go off long enough to wake me up at some ungodly hour as well (i refused to take classes that met before 10:00am).

actually i can relate to your feeling though- i kinda think of it as displacement in my head or something. i often have similar feelings during my commute. when i'm standing in a mash of people on the train or waiting to get on the escalators to leave the metro station i just feel this overwhelming sense of infinite repitition and pointlessness- and sometimes on really bad days, i almost start to feel like a steer being shuttled into the slaughter house, which i don't think i have to say (but will anyway) is quite a disturbing sensation.
komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: two things...

Oh, I really enjoy random associations. Keep 'em coming. ^_^

The commute thing is particularly troublesome. I think it stems from being trained to behave like herd animals despite being essentially pack oriented and pro-individual. Competing demands will usually result in a certain degree of confusion, and when there's ample metaphor to be found, confusion can move into the realm of angst.
bootsvalentine From: bootsvalentine Date: August 12th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to alway be able to find new mold. I also find pets good for constant alteration of environment, but I know not everyone does. It's a fresh new morning every time I get woken up at 6:30 by a cage-rattling rabbit demanding carrots. :)
komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
New mold? Like on bread and such?

Housemate allergies have largely dictated the animal policy at home. That, and I'd really like to have a dog but don't think I have the dedication to be available for all the walkies.
From: uruz Date: August 12th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm grateful for the sameness.

It means nothing is broken, or nothing has broken since I last checked.
komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to be able to wake up to something like a waiting cup of tea or baking bread.
From: uruz Date: August 12th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Life is what you make it. If you want something different, you've got to grab it with your hands and shape it til it does what you want it to.

Kinda like that pottery you were doing.

Barring that, you could always invest some money in Japanese robotics. I hear there are a few successful nursing aid models on the market now that remind you to take your medication... baked bread and tea are the next steps!
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: August 12th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have mornings where I forget what room I'm in while I'm taking a shower. LIKE WHAT FUCKING ROOM COULD I BE IN OTHER THAN THE BATHROOM?!
komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is truly awesome. I'm not sure it beats stacking puppies, but I'm impressed.
sinspired From: sinspired Date: August 12th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a friend leave her birthday present for me in her refrigerator, in a box written upon the top "To Kim, From The Fridge Goddess".

Wouldn't you know, she was right. I was pacing around her house as usual, opened the fridge, and, for once, took something out...
komos From: komos Date: August 12th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, she understood. I think I might have cried had that happened to me.
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