Bloggin’ it gone

So this is me sitting with the feeling of boredom. Oh, I’ve got plenty to do – plenty of laundry, plenty of kitchen to clean up, plenty of bills to pay, but I don’t wanna do any of those things.  The kiddos are at grandma’s house, the husband is next door visiting his buddy, and I’m sitting here trying NOT to go into the kitchen to eat. I’m not hungry, in fact I’m a wee bit stuffed, but I’m avoiding unsavory chores and there’s nothing happening on FaceBook right now, so I’m just going to blog until the urge to nosh passes…which could be awhile.

A couple of days ago I had this long drawn out post partially written about my loneliness and how that triggered my binge eating when I was younger, but frankly it bored me to tears and I scrapped the whole thing. Actually I didn’t scrap it – it’s still sitting in my Drafts, unfinished and untitled, and that’s probably where it’s going to stay.  I just don’t have the mental energy to finish it right now.  Maybe sometime later.

So I think I have a few options to do get over my boredom:  I can do a load of  laundry real quick so that I have some underwear to wear in the morning (I refuse to go commando), I can go take a bath amongst the naked Barbie dolls and toys in my kids’ bathroom, I can watch a chick movie for an hour or so until I decide to go to bed.  I would really really REALLY love to go to bed early tonight. I love going to bed early. In related news, I’m old. I think I’m going to start eating dinner at 4:30 and watching Matlock reruns. Along those same lines, won’t  you humor me for a few moments whilst I complain about the high cost of movies these days? Why, thank you!

I took my kids to see Toy Story 3 yesterday, and while I LOVED the movie (yeah, I cried, so what?!) I didn’t love the fact that it cost $61 for an adult and 3 kids to see a frickin movie!!!  $10 for adults, $9.50 for kids, plus $20 for popcorn and drinks. *Insert cranky old man voice here* SIXTY-ONE DOLLARS TO SEE A MOVIE.  I’m sorry folks, but that is just wrong. That was the matinee price too – not sure if the evening price is different.  Isn’t that just crazy?????  *shaking limp fist in the air* DARN YOU DISNEY!!!!

Thank you for indulging me in my rant. I feel better now.

Okay well, you know what? I think the urge has passed, so I’m going to dig my undies out of the hamper and throw them in the laundry, then I’m going to settle in and watch…something.

Night, y’all!

10 thoughts on “Bloggin’ it gone

  1. Okay, I imagine you don’t want to hear this, but this is a perfect situation to turn on fun songs and dance/jiggle/shimmy for 5 minutes (or longer). Everyone is gone. No one is watching (except for that hidden camera). I just posted about this last week-ish (and if you’ve already read it, sorry for the re-post).

    It’s those I-don’wanna-do-nuttin-but-eat moods that I benefit the most from dancing.

    I think it’s great that you blogged until the urge to munch passed. You’re a good example. Bravo.

    So, go shake your groove-thing. (Did I just date myself?)

  2. I don’t understand how people can afford to go out to the movies every week at those kind of prices. When I was a kid … [insert old lady shaking fists and complaining about the prices of everything these days].

    My brother-in-law recently got a job at a theater working with 16 year old kids and even though it doesn’t pay much he does get the benefit of free movies.

    I hope you enjoyed your home movie without being interrupted by kids or hubby and you have some clean underwear to wear today. I can’t go commando either. Ewwww…

  3. This post gripped me at the first two lines because I have SO been there! I often eat out of boredom, even though I have PLENTY to do – the problem is that I don’t want to do any of the things on my to-do list. So instead of doing “nothing” and feeling guilty about it, I eat, because at least then I’m doing “something.” So silly, right?

    1. Not silly, Katie – makes perfect sense to me. And that, my friend, is the problem – it seems perfectly logical to us to eat when we are bored. 😦

  4. Haven’t read “diet” blogs for a while, or written on my own blog, but I’m back now. Enjoyed this posting. When I’m working at the computer, I often feel my mouth thinking about what it wants. Sometimes I go get something but I try not to. As to the movies… my Kid wanted to go see TS3 but we usually do the netflix thing so we’ll wait 6 months before we see it. That’s ok. We can air-pop some popcorn here and it’ll be cheaper and healthier. Thanks. Vee at

  5. Ok so let me say that I personally fill my day with so much crap to do that I dont have time to think about eating. But sometimes even when I am super busy, I find excuses not to do the work.
    On another note, I am one of “those” ppl who goes to the movies every weekend, sometimes twice if there are multiple good movies out.

    But in my defense, I go to the early show and my kids are older teens. SO I have the freedom to go.

    1. SoccerMom – I was SO counting on you to comment on the “going commando” thing!!! I’m a little bit sad that you didn’t chime in on that one! 😉

  6. Hi Jill! Hope writing this helped you get through the boredom eating urge.

    Oh, I hear you about movie prices! Pretty much the only movies that get us to a theater (on our own twenty) are either Harry Potter or Star Trek movies. Everything else can wait for Netflix. (Us=husband and/or me; the kids have never been to a theater yet, and I’m hoping to keep it that way as long as possible, with those prices!)

    I don’t know if your local theaters have this, but ours have a 2-pack of tickets (good for all movie times) that you can buy at Costco for $15.

  7. Ah yes, the boredom eating and the avoiding unsavory chores eating. I relate to the avoidance eating more, but I’ve done both. Your old man at the movies cracks me up.

  8. I too am irked by the price of movies. But I love that I can rent DVDs from my library for FREE! FREE! So take THAT, Hollywood! Take THAT Netflix!

    Girl, I am sooooooo with you on the boredom eating. Le sigh.

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