That's my topic for this week. Currently, I am very bored, even though I shouldn't be. Have you ever been bored even though you have a million things you need to do? I'm extremely bored, and I have a long list of things that just have to get done.
Like balancing my checkbook. That's something that I don't even want to think about. I don't care that I balance it using the computer, it's still one of the most frustrating things I will ever do. Partially because I can barely read what I write in the register, which means I have to sit for hours (literally) trying to figure out how much I spent on yarn at Wal-Mart.
Then there's cleaning my bedroom. It's a mess, a complete and utter mess. I have things strung out all over the room and all of the clutter makes the room feel so much smaller than it actually is. There's so much I could put away -- like the stack of books at the end of my bed. I have no idea why they're there. Or the massive pile of yarn in the corner, some old and some new, all intended at some point for crochet.
Or there's always writing. I have plenty of work I need to do right now. There's an article due for the school newspaper, an article for this paper and, of course, columns. I'm pretty behind right now, yet I'm still bored out of my mind. I have so much to do, but I just can't find the time.
The TV is blaring a rerun of "Judging Amy," one of my favorite shows. I guess I can watch that for awhile. I can work on my column at noon. Look, "Matlock" is on! I guess that column is going to have to wait until one. OK, "Matlock" is over, booting my laptop up to write É but I'm awfully tired, time to take a nap. See where I'm having a problem here? Yet with everything I'm doing and need to do, I'm still extremely bored.
There's so many optional things I could do as well. For one, there's television, the baby sitter in a box. I could watch that for hours, yet reruns can only entertain so much. I could crochet, but that would involve counting and thinking and concentration, three things I'm not inclined to do today. And there's always reading. But I don't feel like it.
So I guess I'll just be bored.
Emily Hendricks is a junior at Central High School in Cape Girardeau.