Trying to inspire myself today has been a real chore. Looking out my window at a bleak, grey, foggy wintery day hasn’t helped either. A scan of the newspapers and it seems as though the world is suffering the same mood as I am today. Nothing is happening.
Of course there are a few items of interest, such as some central bank somewhere has made the difficult decision to leave interest rates the same as last month. Or the queue of retired sporting champions who are un-retiring themselves is getting longer. I noticed a few Apple rumours. But on closer inspection, they were the same stories from last week, just changed into the passive voice now for an attempt at credibility.
As a lover of cricket, I can usually find a story or two or a match to follow. But would you believe there isn’t one test match happening at the moment. It’s even a dead cricket week. Rugby is nowhere to be found at present, so there goes another point of interest option.
As a last resort, I went to The Onion News. Would you believe it? Nothing to brighten my day or spark my interest. There was one story, ‘CSI Set To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show’, but that didn’t really grab me.
So I gave away any hope of being intrigued by anything and set about cleaning the kitchen instead. At least something got my attention there as I managed to bang my knuckle and induce a small amount of bleeding that required my attention in the bathroom. Once I had cleaned the small wound, dressed it and kissed it better, I carried on with my domestic duties. Downstairs to check the mail and drop the garbage. My day got more interesting here, as I managed to bang my same wounded knuckle on the edge of the dumpster and induced more bleeding. Back upstairs to the bathroom.
So here I am. Back in my customary horizontal writing position, accompanied by a cup of really good coffee and a throbbing knuckle.
Hope your day was better.