Ah the joys of working in an office environment during the Holiday’s. Nothing much happens. I have caught up on all of my paperwork, checked on my Cafe in CafeLand, poked around Craigslist, read most of the newer blog posts (even liked a few,) and now I am getting close to being bored. No better time to come up with a post to fill the time.
First bit of Nothing
If Melancholy really was a town I was wondering how you would find it. Most of the time I just “fall” into it, but I have noticed that one can choose to go there or take a road or path to get there. These observations lead me to believe that Melancholy Town is in a valley with steep walls that is close to the “Road of Life.” This way when you are walking on the road you can misstep and fall into Melancholy Town. You can also see an exit from the main road and choose to walk down the hill into Melancholy Town.
Then I started thinking about the geographical location of the rest of the emotions. Depression would be a dark gray, grassy plain a short walk from Melancholy Town, you can take a visit to Blah ditch as you head over (just in case you do not want to be Depressed.) When it comes to Anger I start to have problems with my map. Anger could be some mountains on the far side of the Depression Plains, or it could be a boggy swamp. Most people think that Anger is in opposition of sad, but both emotions feed into each other and Depression can be a symptom of Anger and vice versa. I think mountains because they can naturally be shades of red, though a swamp is dark and will “suck” people in just like anger can. Maybe a mountainous region surround by a bog? I am going to have to sketch this out one day.
I did not really thing of the positive emotions. Joy and Bliss would have to be on the other side of “Road of Life.” I envision lovely brooks and meadows as far as the eye can see. Some rivers and lakes for the “deeper” emotions.
Second bit of Nothing
Working with spread sheets on a daily basis can be really draining. I feel like my brain is going to ooze out my ear at any moment. When I finally got everything updated and calculated I was bushed (part of the reason I am close to bored.) As much as I love Excel, I hate it at the same time. I would love to just have each cell input as I think about the contents of it. If math needs to be done, just mystically happen. Automatically know that I want the cell formatted as text and not general (who wants a 8 digit number to turn into a date?) I have had to do a lot of reconciling of various records and files with other programs and databases. Some were much easier than others. My brain still feels like mush, just thinking about it makes it mushier.
My Third bit of Nothing is/was kind of negative. I was thinking about the people that protest in front of the Planned Parenthood. I wonder if they were going to keep to their Thursday ritual and spread hate during the holidays. I hope not. That is already a bad thing to be doing. Protesting during the holidays instead of spending time with your family is just stupid, borderline moronic.
Well, I think that is pretty much all I have right now.
I tried to add some photo’s but my office computer is blocking the popup.
Maybe some artist out their can come up with a sketch for what geographical emotions would look like. It sounds like an interesting project. I might work on it too.