Friday, April 11, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Blogicide is PainlessI confess that I continue to be bored. I confess that getting these exams over with will be good. I confess that I am really glad to have some freelance work right now, but doing financial writing somehow manages to exacerbate my boredom.
I confess that though I love Dexter, I find the subplots that don't directly involve him to be a huge waste of time. I can't think of another good example of a great TV show that nonetheless completely fails to make us care about most of the supporting cast.
But seriously -- the boredom. I feel almost completely disengaged. If I'm not out till all hours, I'm just killing time until I feel tired enough to go to bed. I'm starting to feel like there is no horizon for this, that I'm always going to be bored the whole rest of my life, just going through the motions, pointlessly.
Maybe this is partly a matter of me over-identifying with a TV character, as I have sometimes done. Now I'm picturing myself as being Dexter, but without even the satisfaction of his serial killing. Although....