For the first time in almost year, I might be bored. The feeling only lasted about five seconds because I immediately came to Gamespot and decided to make my first blaawwwg entry. So while I'm writing this, I'm not bored. Maybe I won't be bored any more after I finish this. Who knows.
I'm never bored at college. There's always either people around or something to do. But I've been home from school since the last week of May. The first week of summer I spent relaxing until the weekend, when I went to my friend's wedding. We left from there on a ro-ad trip to Minnesota for three days. So what have I been doing since then?
I looked for jobs. As an English Ed major, I wanted to get a job somehow related to that. I went to the school corporation first. Nothing. Then I went to the library. They had a few easy jobs that I applied for, hoping to at least get a connection to volunteer doing something at the library in my spare time. I waited and waited, then finally I find out that they don't hire for just the summer. Yippee. That was two weeks wasted.
Then came the fun part. I've been on "educational leave" at Meijer since I worked there last summer stocking shelves. As a last resort, I went back there and they had me wait another week to start work. The only place they had for me was cashier. Meijer is a Walmart-like supermarket that has a no discrimination policy in hiring. I think that means they hire everyone who applies. So the majority of the people there are complete morons. When I stocked shelves, I worked nearly independently on my aisle. No customers to deal with, no bosses over my shoulder; it was great. But being a cashier was completely different. At least three boss-like figures were present at all times, and of course there are customers. Customers aren't that big of a deal to me; I dealt with plenty during my fast food days. But since I worked with all morons, the customers immediately labelled me as one too.
During my lunch break, I called my boss from two summers ago. He's a free-lance construction contractor, and I hoped he would have some work for me. I said he might. When I came into work at Meijer the next morning, I told one of my bosses (whom I had never seen before) about my other "employment opportunity." I said I could stay for another week or two if I was already scheduled. She responded, and I quote: "You might as well just leave now. We're not gonna waste the money training you if you're only gonna be here for another week." Not knowing whether or not I quit or got fired, I left my badge and the store with an insuppressible smile on my face.
Then I found out yesterday that I won't have any work to do for another three weeks, at least. I've been home for exactly a month now with no job, and I haven't once been bored.
Most of my time has been occupied by the guitar. I started playing last summer, and I love it. It's so frickin fun. I wish I would've started playing when I was ten rather than twenty, but I've had enough free-time to practice that I finally don't suck any more. It's one of those things that I can do for hours and not realize it. It's the burnincheez principle: If you like something so much that you can do it for so long that you only remember the pizza you put in the oven by the smell of the cheese burning an hour later, then you definitely have a passion for it.
Another chunk of my time has been spent playing video games, of course. I started with Knights of the Old Republic, playing through as an evil female (redundant). Then I bought Kingdom Hearts 2 and finally beat that yesterday. It's a sweet game that lasted me almost 50 hours. Now I'm playing Fable again, which isn't the best game ever, but I never played it as an evil person before, so now I am. It's decently fun.
The rest of my time is spent reading, either in my room or out by the pool. I've been going through Stephen King's Dark Tower series again. Once I finish Wizard and Glass, I'll be caught up to where I was when I started reading through it the first time like three years ago. This time I hope to finish it. I've also been reading a set of the best of CS Lewis. I finished The Problem of Pain the other night. It was okay... not too mindblowing. I started Mere Christianity last night. I've read it before, but I think I'll see it in a whole new light this time around.
Well, now I'm hungry. I don't really feel bored any more. Yippee.