“Boredom is your imagination calling to you.”

The day looks dismal from the window. The sky is grey, and the rain has started again. It rained most of yesterday. The 2 inches of snow from the other night disappeared under the onslaught of the constant rain. The temperature is 37˚, one degree from the expected high, but, without a wind, the air feels warm. The low will be 19˚ around three or so in the morning according to Hey Google.

My bedroom is cluttered. I have been ordering stuff on sale to put away for next Christmas, and the stuff is piled waiting to be put into bins I have yet to buy. Bins are on my list. I also need hooks and Molly bolts so a trip to the hardware store is in order. I always feel inept when I go to the hardware store. It is filled with nuts and bolts and all sorts of things foreign to my experiences.

Today I’m staying home. The rain is uninviting. I already have empty boxes and newspapers in the car for this week’s dump run, but I’ll wait until tomorrow and add the hardware store to my list.

Ennui is my mood of the day, maybe even my mood of the month. There we go: something new, a mood of the month. Very little holds my attention. I have watched parts of several movies. I’ve never watched the endings. I don’t get that far. Right now the movie is Night of the Blood Beast, a black and white scifi from 1958. A dead air force officer returns from space and comes back to life. Unbeknownst to anyone, even the officer, he brought an alien, a monster, back with him in the ship. Now for my favorite part: the officer’s body is the breeding ground for the mama monster’s babies.

When I was in college, my friends and I met on and off all day in the canteen when we didn’t have class. We always sat at the table next to the wall, for no reason except custom. In the mornings, we’d each get a copy of the newspaper and race to finish the crossword puzzle. We’d drink coffee and smoke cigarettes. Sometimes we’d cut class. Once in a while an outlier would join us. We were always kind.

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10 Comments on ““Boredom is your imagination calling to you.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    This morning the sky was clear but the temperature was at 30°. It’s warmed up into the mid 40s.

    Thanks for a new word, “Ennui”. I had never heard that one before.

    Where do you find these old movies? Was this film the progenitor of the movie, “Alien”? That’s where the alien creature came out of the astronaut’s stomach.

    On the news last night they reported arresting more nut jobs who were part of the insurrection at the Capital building a few weeks ago. Hopefully, they will throw the book at all of them. The real estate agent from Frisco Texas who flew to D.C. on a private jet, was upset that her PayPal account was closed. She was using a Go-Fund-me page looking for donations for her legal defense fund. Also, she was complaining in the newspaper that her life was ruined. 🙁

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It has rained most of the day and everything is still wet. Tonight will get really cold. I hope stuff doesn’t freeze.

      You are welcome. I love the word because it has such an interesting pronunciation. Most people screw it up.

      This movie was on Prime where I watched it and Tubi. I scrolled looking and found this and a few more old black and white 50’s scifi. This was especially bad.

      The insurrectionists should pay. They all need to be arrested just as Trump should be found guilty as examples so it will never happen again. Money for a private jet but not a lawyer. She needs to live with her choice.

      • Bob Says:

        According to her story, a cute guy offered her a free ride on his private jet to D.C. and she accepted. When she got to the airport, she discovered his girlfriend was also going. She obviously didn’t hook up with the cute guy, but she hooked up with the FBI. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I’m thinking the story is a bit wonky.

  2. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I love this phrase: Ennui is my mood of the day, maybe even my mood of the month. Sounds like our famous cat Henri La Chat Noir. It is raining here too, with high winds. I’m afraid the power will go out. I am sleepy, but resist naps.
    On Furbook, people are nominating people for the Darwin, or idiot of the day– but there are so many contenders!!
    I don’t watch that many horror movies, but enjoy clips from them. I supposes because there is so much horror in the country and sadness–Although Biden is working hard to make it easier for us all.

    Take Care,
    Lori and Ms. Cookie

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      Thank you-perhaps your very nice comment lifted just a bit of my ennui.

      We had no wind, just rain. It is cold and will get colder, down to 14˚. My heat keeps coming on!

      This is the worst time of year for me to lose power. One winter my house got down to 37˚ before the power came back on. I was freezing.

      This was a 50’s science fiction movie, not a horror movie. It was made before computer graphics so it is funny in its depiction of the creature from out of space. It had one eye!

      I am not a fan of horror movies either.

      Take care and stay well!

  3. Birgit Says:

    It’s still grey and rainy here and I miss the sun. Just grocery shopping today. It was the second time in a row that the cashier didn’t wear a mask so I decided to take the other store from now on, just a few more minutes by bike. Hardware stores and many other stores are closed due to corona. I don’t buy online so I made a list what I need from the hardware store when it opens again.

    Enjoy the ennui 🙂
    One of our public radios has a new reading of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy online so I know what I’ll hear in bed tonight. Maybe the destruction of earth by Vogons wasn’t such a bad idea.

    • katry Says:

      I usually buy from my local hardware store, but the rain kept me inside, and it is going to be bone chillingly cold so I figured I best order on line though I actually do need to hit a store for the bins. Stores are open based on numbers-how many people inside at any one time. I would also avoid shops where people were not wearing masks.

      I like listening to books when I travel. The last time I went anywhere, though, I forgot to bring a book to hear so I had to keep searching for NPR.

      Take care!

  4. Christer. Says:

    We haven’t come close to as warm as 32 today but strangely enough the ice on the car wasn’t difficult to remove at all.
    I did see the sun but clouds arrived just before I stopped to work for the day. Still no wind so it was really nice outside anyway. It will stay like this for at least ten days they say. I do hope they’re wrong, I don’t mind cold weather but I do prefer warm 🙂

    Nothing much has happened here. I went to the garage early this morning and now we know what broke when it comes to the brakes, a cable gave up but there was no such cable/ sensor in the region so I’ll go back next week to get the car fixed. Well I’ve never complained about having to take a day off from work 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      It stayed bitterly cold today due to the wind and the snow flurries. My trash is gone so I haven’t any reason to go out into the cold. It will stay like that through the weekend. I’m glad to stay home. Henry is glad to run in and out quite quickly.

      It is just getting so very boring being here alone. I really do miss people.

      It bothers me when things out of my control need fixing.

      Enjoy the day!!

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