Indiana Joanna (khakipants) wrote,
Indiana Joanna

who am i to blow against the wind?

My mind is wandering. I wouldn't mind this so much if it was wandering in directions that were at all interesting or productive. But it is simply wandering off into a blank grey sort of haze. It's the sort of situation that I used to encounter when I was trying to write a paper toward the end of a semester at UMBC. I'd be sitting at my computer with my hands on the keyboard, and suddenly I'd realize that I'd been staring at an unremarkable spot on the wall for 15 minutes. The difference is that here, I'm not alone in my room, but at a desk in the middle of the lobby, where people pass me frequently and are likely to notice that I've completely zoned out the rest of the world. I think that I shall go fetch myself a cup of coffee, in the hope that something hot and sweet and caffienated will bring me somewhat to my senses . . .

I realized today that I started this journal in September of 2001. That's more than four years of livejournaling for me now. I wonder how much of what I've chronicled here is worth being preserved for the ages. I know that some of it is worth keeping for my own sake and my own enjoyment (or memory-aid), but beyond that, probably not. This doesn't bother me overmuch.

My half coffee/half hot chocolate is helping somewhat, at least while I am actually in the process of drinking it. Once I finish it, I'll only have another hour left in the workday, so I think I'll make it through. I just need to resist the urge to buy things from the internet. This is an unhealthy compulsion (from the point of view of my bank account) and it is very strong. I shall have to find a new and interesting and inexpensive way to kill time at the desk. Hmm.

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