Monday, January 10, 2011

You go by and you go by...

What a bore of a day. How do I recognise it? When I find myself scanning breakingnews.ie for the entertainment news, then I know my life has descended into tedium.

I can't avoid it. Were I a better educated man, I'd have long since identified the part of my brain that cares - ever so slightly - that Rihanna has reunited with her estranged father. I'd locate that particular piece of matter and get it spliced out, replacing it with the will to go out and see and think and talk about higher matters entirely. Perhaps become acquainted with an art gallery or seven.

This, however, is my lot, this lethargy leading me to know that JLS are starring in their own 3D 'movie.' This knowledge that Frodo is going to star as Frodo again. This seeing of something about 'Deal Or No Deal' being fixed, except that it isn't.

I need a proper job, one that ìnvolves getting up of a morning and becoming a person just like other people. I'd hate it but it would keep me away from myself and give me things, proper things, to rail against.

I work, yes, but it's a three-day-a-week affair that's occasionally punctured by bouts of teaching, of pretending to know what the fuck I'm talking about, of deception. None too lucrative, either, is my life. I nearly had to call the receivers in last week before getting bailed out. For Indian chicken producers or your garden variety Arabian billionaire, read the nice woman at the Credit Union, saving me from fiscal extinction.

Yeah, a real job, like other people. My new mantra.

Fuck, I'll hate it. I'll hate any situation that won't let me chew my own knuckles off to the strains of Sky Sports News but at least I'll be able to afford that iPhone I've been jonesing after, and I'll stop writing blogs about ne'er a nothing at all.

8 comments:

Conan Drumm said...

You would hate it, except that it would occupy you. Which makes me wonder if 'occupation' is a disappearing word? Somewhere between a job and a vocation there used to be an occupation but now, as you elegantly attest, so many things are sent to occupy us that we have no time off for more meaningful pursuits. I'm ready to blame someone for that.

Radge said...

We shouldn't play the blame game, what's done is done, what we need to do is to focus on the job at hand and get this country back on its feet.

Sorry. Just practicing for a career in lies.

shiny said...

Yeah, get a real job so you can complain about it, instead of the lack of it, and listen to the office drones drone about Rihanna cheating on Deal or No Deal and JLS starring as Frodo.

Radge said...

Yeah... well... I have nothing.

K8 the Gr8 said...

Oh God no don't do that. Other people are scary.

Kath Lockett said...

I'm in a similar situation meself Radge. Chucked in a truly soul-sucking job after only five weeks and am now wondering just why the only part time jobs available involve telesales or data entry..... Either that or sell a kidney.

Holemaster said...

I've often fancied becoming a tree surgeon.

Radge said...

K8 - Hell is etc.

Kath - I take my imaginary hat off to anyone who walks away from something they're unhappy with.

Holemaster - Go do.