Well my cat's appointment has been pushed back to 11:45, and he's sleeping at my feet. So now I've got an extra hour to kill.
What to do? What to do?
Oh hey, I'll try to write something!
She keeps saying that I'm bored. Not really accusing me, more like, "I'm sorry you're bored, Dave."
Like it's a foregone conclusion.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hmm, let's see what the opposite of bored is.
Encarta says it's fascinated. Sounds good to me.
And Thesaurus.com lists exhilarated, excited, interested, and enthusiastic.
Not sure I like those antonyms that much. They make it seem like the opposite of boredom is always a good thing. I mean, if you're on a plane that's crashing, you're probably not bored. But are you enthusiastic? Or if, like me, you're taking your beloved pet to the vet, and you're afraid that you're going to have to have him put to sleep, you're probably not bored, but are you excited?
I doubt it, unless you're even more weird than I am.
I have some words that I think of when she says that I'm bored. I think that I'm enthralled and mezmerized, or sometimes I might go with dispirited or pessimistic.
But not bored. Never bored.