24 January 2008

Runaway. Escape. Flee

I apologize for being a bit absent of late. I haven't had much to say. Life has been 'same old, same old' for some time now. Plus, everyone else seems really busy, judging by the drop in comments. Or I'm boring, which brings us back to my first point. Either way, blogging hasn't been a huge priority. Dealing with reality is draining all my energy.

I have a regular trajectory I follow when I encounter stress. First, I valiantly try to avoid and ignore whatever the stressor is. This occasionally works, especially after years of practice. I can realistically crown myself one of the Queens of Avoidance and Ignoring. Sadly, stressors can assert themselves into your life in ways that can't be avoided or ignored. This is when I move on to procrastinating dealing with them. I spend a lot of time in front of the TV, curled up with a good book, or reading piles of fashion, home, and entertainment magazines. If that doesn't work, I will sleep for 12 hours and see if that doesn't help the situation. Usually it does. If I still can't get away from the stressor, or still haven't found a solution, I enter the fight or flight mode. Well, mostly the flight part. I get the very real urge to runaway from whatever it is that is plagueing me. Honestly, sometimes the only reason I don't runaway is that a) money is required to buy gas and food, which would quickly run out because you can't hold down a full-time job AND runaway and b) my bed is bigger than my car and I really don't want to give it up.

After a pretty craptacular and hellish 17 months, I'm getting the bug to runaway more than ever. I tried to asuage the urge with the promise of a trip to the U.K. but it hasn't been helping. The WGA strike has ensured that there is nothing remotely interesting on TV. I have been Netflixing (is that a recognized verb? Because I use it as one on a regular basis.) tv shows I was never able to watch before. Right now I'm nearly through with the past seasons of the Doctor Who series, which might be contributing to my overwhelming desire to get out of my current life. Who wouldn't want to travel through space and time in a blue Police Box? Especially when one is travelling with a dashing alien. Even with all the dangerous scrapes, near misses, and life-altering occurences the characters face, it still seems better than the grinding repetition of reality. Especially my reality. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to escape some more reality.

6 comments:

esperanza said...

LOL. I don't think you could ever, ever be boring! I think it's just January and we all feel like hibernating! :) Have you tried shopping? That ususally helps me!

Heather said...

yes.. I could use a little escape from reality myself.. and i agree with esperanza.. you're not ever boring. Life has definitely been busy for me.. and when It's not busy I'm doing exactly what you're doing, escaping reality in whatever tv show I can find. It was fun to see new episodes of Chuck!

anyway.. I think sleep sounds like an excellent idea.. let's have a sleep-a-thon!

Treat Queen said...

Come visit me. I'll take you any day.

Katie said...

You've never had a dull post, my dear! I've noticed that a lot of the blogging world seems to have slowed down lately. That doesn't stop me, however, from checking everyone's blogs multiple times each day, just "in case" they've posted something new. So keep posting! It keeps me sane!

katharine said...

i am blaming it all on the fact taht its january. its a horrible month. i hate it and end up depressed the whole month. at first i thought it was because of my birthday being in january, but then i'm coming to realize that is just part of it. january is just lousy. lets sleep till spring.

cherbear said...

January is like Monday.