Nothing ever happens!

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Nothing ever happens!
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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 5:13am

Feeling restless and, unusually, bored today.... It´s all routine, routine, routine in everything. At work, at home, with my choir (OK, new songs to be practiced now, that is fun!).... No sign of anything slightly exciting for at least 1,5 month (when my mother and I are actually going to Tuscany! Cool), no magic in my life whatsoever or even the tiniest hint of romance - well, what else is new?! Nothing ever happens, it is absolutely Dullsville! I know I am responsible for making things happen myself, but why cannot anything thrilling just happen to me for once? Goodness knows I have waited more than long enough! "All good things come to those who wait", yeah right.

Currently watching my beloved series Downton Abbey on DVD and my favourite Irishman "Tom Branson".....gorgeous man.... As I see the oh-so-charming Allen Leech is my age (well, 4 years younger, perfect!)  and seeking the woman who will bear his children, I was briefly considering travelling to Dublin at once and find him - hehehehe! Until it dawned on me, as always, that I am no movie star (understatement of the decade!) and why on earth would he ever pick me if we should actually meet anyway...Ms Average Plain Jane....(with a great sense of British humour though, if I may say so myself!) when he guaranteed is surrounded by beautiful actresses and such all day long. Ridiculous! Oh well, a girl can dream, can´t she? *Sigh.....*

Right now I feel like screaming "BOOOORINNNNG!", leave work, find my passport and fly to London instantly (my favourite city in the world!)....or Dublin. Wink 

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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 10:46am

Congrats on your impending trip abroad!  Maybe something really exciting will happen while over there ;]

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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 2:52pm

Well at least you have a fun trip to look forward to--start practicing your Italian if you don't know it already.  I think that preparing for a trip is almost as much fun as going.  I like to read the guidebooks and think about where to go.  Unless my finances improve a lot, I don't think there will be any vacations for me this year. :(  

I can't say I have anything really exciting planned--if I have a night out, that's about the extent of my excitement.

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 5:27am

This is weird. First I have to log in four times to get in, then my post is completely empty... Oh well, trying again!

Not so restless today. Must have had a "fit" yesterday, hehe. But I have contacted some friends about doing something very soon, and we might have a plan for coffee/dinner/movie/going out during the week. And in a few weeks time I will go and meet former colleagues. I just want to see people and do something else than sleep, eat, work and watch TV/DVD - and being on my own most of the time. I enjoy my alone time, but sometimes it is just way too much of it!

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 10:29am

One of the teachers at my dance school also owns a travel agency.  Last night he told me he is going to the Azores.  Probably not the first place I'd think of going, but he's probably been to a lot of places.  Last year he went to Peru--he showed us the pictures and they were pretty interesting, Macchu Picchu and all that.  I wish I had more money to travel.  I haven't been to London but I'd really like to go.  right now I'm reading the biography of Elizabeth II, so of course that makes me think of it.

I do think it's important to initiate plans to go out, esp. in the winter.  Today it's about 12 degrees out which doesn't make me want to go out at night.

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 1:13pm

Rubysat,

Oh I too love watching Downton Abbey. Your trip to Tuscany sounds wonderful. How long will you be staying there?

I would have a countdown on my desktop for a trip like that!

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 5:28pm
I actually turned down going out for happy hour today. Why? Stupid biggest loser contest at school! If I didn't have to weigh in and there wasn't money at stake, I'd go out two nights in a row and make up for it later. I already have dinner/trivia/karaoke plans for tomorrow, so I have to be good tonight. Most of the time, I feel like everyone else's lives are far more exciting than mine. Most people at work think my life is super exciting. If it weren't for my standard Thursday night out, I wouldn't have plans too often. It's my light at the end of the tunnel.
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:58am

   I came across a quote a few days ago, either in a book or a movie, that said, "Happiness is simply having something to look forward to." I found that's always true for me, whether it's a trip I have planned or just drinks with friends. Anyway, I thought it was an interesting idea - that happiness is as much about future potential as it is about the present moment. 

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 4:00am

Cmthia, DT is one of the best series ever IMO. I love most things British (definitely including the men, LOL!) and period/costume dramas, so this is right up my alley. Been through the DVD with Season 1, 2 and the first Christmas special this week. Too early (and too emotional!) to re-watch Season 3 and this recent Christmas special.

Will not be in Tuscany more than Monday-Thursday, but that is fine. We will go on excursions to Florence, Pisa and Siena, so I am pretty excited! I agree with Music, preparing for a trip is fun. I will borrow a guidebook or two, learn a few Italian phrases and have a view of what I would like to see/experience before I get there. Perhaps I should watch "A room with a view" again. Smile

Shy, I can relate to that. People seem to think that because I am single and 30-ish, my life is filled with exciting happenings. I admit I am rather busy at times with my choir, study trips once or twice a year and of course concerts. But other than that my social life is not too good.  No wonder I never meet anyone. But I have promised myself to go alone if I don´t get others to join me.

It is indeed very important to have something to look forward to! Without my Tuscany trip, I would not have anything for the moment. It does not have to be huge happenings, it can just be a coffee with one of my g-friends or a movie. Going to see Les Miserables one of these days, that´ll be great!

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 10:48am

I know what you mean--if I don't have any other plans for the weekend, at least I have my usual Fri. night dancing at the school--sometimes it's not that great and sometimes if people go, then it's fun, but at least it's socializing with people.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 10:52am

I know I'd like DA but I didn't start watching it so I'd have to get the DVDs of the past seasons first.  My aunt said I could catch up but I'd like to know the whole story.  I never used to watch Gray's Anatomy, I think because there was something else at that time that I watched and we didn't have a DVR then, but one summer, my DD came home from college with the DVDs to it and that summer we watched about 5 seasons--we'd watch 2-3 shows a night--we were really hooked on it, so of course since then I have watched it all the time.  I went to see Les Mis with my son--I actually cried, which I never do at movies.  I had seen the play twice so I know all the songs.

Last night, my BFF from high school called me & asked me if I wanted to go away in Nov for the long weekend--now how do I know what I'm going to be doing in Nov?  But I said  yes anyway cause it shouldn't cost too much.  She has a timeshare that she never uses--she just trades it, so it won't cost anything to stay there and it's close enough to drive so we won't have to pay plane fare.  So it's a big resort on the ocean (of course it will be too cold to go to the beach) but they do have an indoor pool & a spa and it's close enough to drive to other places so we don't just have to stay there all the time, so it should be fun.  Maybe by then I'll have a better job.

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