Monday, June 04, 2007

Only Boring People Get Bored

I can't remember who said that to me when I was a too-cool-to-be-impressed adolescent, and I was moaning about how some activity was lacking excitement. I'm not sure it's absolutely true, since some things are just empirically boring. But it occurred to me today that I am going to have to make my own fun or else become a tiresome complainer. And since I cannot abide complainers I simply cannot become one.

So I was watching Ellen DeGeneres this morning. I think she is perhaps the most fun-loving person on TV. I love her show, the music, the dancing through the audience, her incisive (but not mean) humor. I never usually get to watch Ellen because Bambinas don't love talk shows, and why would we be watching TV mid-AM anyway when there are libraries and parks to visit.

Anyhoo. I was out doing my laps around the pod this afternoon with my IPod Nano (thank you BBDD!). I have been trying to do twenty laps in the AM and then again in the PM. It's hard if I've got "Fred" my recently-named IV pole on wheels/shadow tagging along since the pod ain't that large. But whenever I'm allowed off my tether, I dash out there to seize my freedom for as long as I can keep my legs from getting wobbly. Today I got wobbly before Le Freak was finished, so I came in to my room, almost sat down, and then decided to do a little Ellen-inspired groovin' in my room. Then I thought it would be funny to take a photo of me discoing at '54 for you. Then I thought I might submit it to Apple for a new ad campaign focusing on all the not-fun places you can go with your IPod and still have some fun. And why not? I clearly have nothing better to do. Just be glad my room doesn't have a xerox machine or you'd no doubt be seeing some butt cheeks instead of white-girl dancing.
"Aaah, freak out! Le freak, c'est Chic, freak out!"


Anonymous said...

d&mn you, E. Even during all this, you make scrubs and a hoodie look good. Work it, girl. Work it.

Anonymous said...

Could I love you anymore? Wish I could boogie down with you sister. In fact, you may have started a new trend--In your honor I'm going to go home and dance with little L.

Anonymous said...

E - To help ease the boredom, I have attached some discussion topics borrowed from the immortal Mike Myers, and his beloved character, Susan Richman (of whom you do a wonderful impression, by the way):

Talk amongst yourselves:

"The radical reconstruction of the South after the Civil War was neither radical nor a reconstruction. Discuss."
"The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire. Discuss."
"The peanut is neither a pea nor a nut. Discuss."
"Ralph Fiennes is spelled neither rafe nor fines. Discuss."
"Duran Duran is neither a Duran nor a Duran. Discuss."
"Rhode Island is neither a road nor is it an island. Discuss."
"The Thigh Master is neither a thigh nor a master. Discuss."

Big shout out from the Constitution State - JG

Emily said...

E, your "Daily Report" is now a daily necessity for me. I am laughing aloud, picturing you dancing away with Fred! What a joy to know you!

I LOVED the comment today made by the third "anonymus"!

Hang in there, girl! You so ROCK!

Anonymous said...

I don't like any anonymous comments. They're always by people who are impersonating me.

Anonymous said...

Fred-Who named your pole??????

E said...

My sister named him.