Friday, June 12, 2009

Endless distractions

I think it's become obvious that the problem is not any particular distractor.. Myspace, dwarf fortress, my wife and son, facebook, online videos, and endless forums, but my capacity for being distracted and seeking out other sources of distraction (just kidding, dear)

House-hunting is weird. You walk in looking for a place you want to own, and either you're buying an empty home, or one that someone else is trying to leave. I find myself looking for clues about the people who had lived in a place, why they made one decision or another with paint, or landscaping..

Our realtor does her job, pointing out all the reasons not to buy.. Siding that will sponge up too much water and sprout fungus, roofing that won't last the winter, rooms that are designed oddly and will be difficult to use as we would want to.

I feel like I am forever passing judgement on the former or current residents.. Trying to figure out how i'll do a better job with their space than they have.. Or just trying to figure out who they are as people.

I shouldn't be considering any humans that won't be living with me. Writing little stories in my head about the people we will replace is too much of a distraction.. But i'm good at those.

Take it easy, i'll post again when I get to it..



The Mushroom said...

I love that song. It's so true.

aag said...

I don't know if you would find it comforting or disturbing to know, but you are not the only one who battles endless distractions. They expand to fill all available time -- so even being unemployed doesn't solve the problem, it just increases the number of available distractions.

Oh, and if you put the little stories in your head down on paper, you could call it writing practice, and then it would have a purpose, and wouldn't be wasting time (though it would still be a distraction). :)

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