How to resolve boredom

I mentioned the other day that I couldn’t decide what to read and with the weekend coming up, I felt I needed to take preemptive action. So at lunch today, I went down stairs and got my spending money for the week ($100). Then I walked over to Borders. I bought 2 books, Humans and Hybrids both by Robert J. Sawyer (I’ve already read Hominids). Then, just for good measure, I also purchased seasons 3 and 4 of NYPD Blue. It came to $99.71. There goes the spending money for the week. Fortunately, I had some left over from last week.

The thing is, I’m not sure I want to read the two Sawyer books yet. Last night I was thinking about reading William Gibson’s Neuromancer (which I read once in college) and the other two books in that trilogy (which I haven’t read).

I could spend the time writing a new story, but I’m not quite there yet. (Almost, but not quite.)

Ah, they hell with it. I’m going home, watching some Blue, watching Battlestar Galactica and figure out what to do next when that’s over.

Meanwhile, it’s time for a chocolate shake.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.