Sunday, June 14, 2015

"I'm Officially Bored"

It's Sunday morning.  I've been up for five hours and have accomplished reading the newspaper and completing the NYT crossword.  I am sitting here watching it continue to rain and the thought popped into my head that 'I am officially bored'.

And then I thought, 'Where have I heard that phrase before?'  Oh, yeah.  Muffy Crosswire on 'Arthur'.  OMG.  I am living my life with phrases from kid's cartoons while ear worms from said shows run around in my head.

For example, I am getting ready in the morning and I am thinking 'If you have to go potty, stop and go right away'.  Thank  you Daniel Tiger (Who wears pajama bottoms to bed but runs around all day with just a sweater and shoes?  Really?)


And the song gets stuck.  Like all day every time you use the potty.

And then there are the 'Wiggles'.  My grandson loves it but I swear I lose a few I.Q. points every time it is on.  But the music stays stuck in my head and I am 'ready, steady, wiggle' all afternoon.

Fortunately, it has been quite some time since I have been sick, but next time I am I know that 'rest is best, rest is best' again thanks to Daniel.

But the skies are now clearing and maybe I won't be so bored.  But, it is supposed to rain, AGAIN, later this afternoon.  In which case I can watch cartoons online or on my TV from Amazon.  Here are Arthur and his friends enjoying a 'boring day'.


5 comments:

  1. Oh my, you must have your grandson around a lot:) I think that would drive me round the bend. I think we are getting the May showers now

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  2. It's certainly spent a lot of time raining here. I'm afraid I get bored a lot these days. I worked part time for a while a few years back and miss it now. Trouble is I don't think anyone would hire me now. I haven't played your clips,. I do NOT want to have these earworms you mention.

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    1. No ear worms in the Arthur clip. It is rather enjoyable as he spends the day with Grandma. Hits close to home.

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  3. For me it is "No swiping, Swiper." from Dora the Explorer. Or when I sign in UPS and there are eleven packages, I'm like "Eleven! That is something new! I wish I had eleven, too." From Doctor Seuss, I even have one or two stuck in my head from my own childhood books. "There was once a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid." Mother Goose I do believe.

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    1. I missed the Dora era. But my mother used to tell me that nursery rhyme about the little girl every time I acted up. Which was a lot!

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