Thursday, August 06, 2009

'im indoors

I read once that a person should sporadically spend three days indoors, in one's own dwelling, without stepping outside before emerging empowered to see the world anew at its end.

I tried it today, one third of the allotted time. I hung curtains. I cooked a healthy dinner of fish and vegetables, the dregs at the back of the freezer consisting of three pieces of sliced carrot and a couple of bastardised florets of broccoli.

I watched television. I browsed the internet eighteen times. I re-read four chapters of a book I wished I'd written myself. I wore two different pairs of tracksuit bottoms, the first too elasticated for my expanding gullet. I wrote some football preview stuff that ranks among the worst crap I've ever committed to screen. I drank three mugs of strong coffee.

I thought long and hard about a blog entry before it occurred to me that I never pre-think my blog entries, so what was the point?

I finally went to the garden where a collective noun of ants had gathered in their thousands and was barked at by the hobbling dog next door. I encountered one blocked drain and the noise of a fighting couple over the wall next door.

At the death it occurred to me that the originator of this 'three-day solution to clarity' was both a cash rich rock star and somebody who has never lived in this dank little corner of Phibsborough.

Tomorrow I am going to see the sea.

13 comments:

Sarah Gostrangely said...

Enjoy!

x

John Braine said...

I haven't left the house all week - but will be spending all weekend in a tent. I'll let you know how I get on with my super empowerment.

adogwoof said...

Going to Splash in the sea?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure I know what book that was.

NaRocRoc said...

This post could also have been titled "Waiting for the football to start" methinks!

Radge said...

Sarah - Mwah.

John - I expect a full detailing.

AG - Whiskey chasers...

Anonymous - Email me and I'll tell you if you're right.

NaRocRoc - Nail on the head stuff there, sir! So close, yet so far.

Red Leeroy said...

do you want to go shooting?

Radge said...

Red - I saw it arrived alright. OK so.

Red Leeroy said...

great, we can target your local corner shop. Or Garda station. Or if you have any other suggestions I would be glad to hear em.

mapstew said...

Hey, first time here, and I like.

Be back soon.

map.

Radge said...

Pleased you stopped by, Mapstew.

hope said...

So, did you ever get out to look at the sea?

Radge said...

Nah, I had some emergency drinking to tend to.