Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cabin Fever

It is now day six of snow, which for someone who is car-less such as myself means day six of not going anywhere. Cabin fever is definitely starting to set in (as demonstrated by the fact that I'm writing a blog post at 2:30 AM).

I'm trying really hard not to let boredom turn into complacency. So I've been trying to find ways to make the most of my weather-imposed exile. Such as:

I'm reading a fantastic novel called What is the What? by Dave Eggers. It's the artistic retelling of the actual events of Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng's life. I haven't finished it yet by I highly recommend picking up a copy.

Also, I'm writing a new song, which I believe will be called Solstice. The Winter Solstice is only a week and a half away (December 22) and I personally am very much looking forward to the days becoming longer once again. Although I am pretty much nocturnal , it being completely dark before 7:00 PM is just depressing.

Another way to keep from going stir-crazy is playing Scrabble online with my friends from Facebook. It is very addicting. Over the last few days I have been in the process of playing 3 simultaneous games with John Letoto- all of which I have either lost or are about to lose. His use of such words as "qaids" and "adz" have led me to believe that he may read the scrabble dictionary in his leisure time.

1 comment:

Bolo said...

Your sentence should read, "am about to lose."

Don't worry, I don't actually have a copy of the Scrabble dictionary...