I have a paper due tomorrow, which is about 2/3rds done, but I am absolutely bored out of my mind with the topic. I had just about brought myself to accept that I would spend most of the next 48 hours being this level of bored, when I discovered that I have lost the last half-day of work I did on it, so I have to redo it. This will add the tedium of rewriting stuff I wrote already to the boredom of working on a topic I find uninteresting in the first place and feels almost unmanageable. I have perky music, a clock to race against, and snacks, but what other tips and tricks do you have for working on something that bores you silly? [more inside]
I can't imagine someone choosing to date me when there are people out there who are so much more successful, competent, fit, daring, worldly, and self-assured. So if someone likes me, I assume they can't do better than me, and that's a turnoff, because I'm not so great, so THEY must not be so great either. How can I get out of this mental trap? [more inside]
I need to stop viewing my professional school classmates as boring, unintellectual people. It is making me contemptuous (which is a waste of energy) and interfering with the way in which I approach my schoolwork. [more inside]
I want boring music to listen to. Not even elevator music: hallway music. Dull, faceless corridor music. Cheesy, soothing, soft. Commercial music, the kind of music that men in the 1970s thought would induce people to feel groovy and buy stuff. The music that plays in Animal Crossing while you get your haircut. Ceefax music. Music you'd hear in an old Mad Men episode. Music that just sits there and doopey-doops while I concentrate and get important stuff done.
I am looking for a used car. [more inside]
OKCupidfilter and beyond...How do I make me seem less boring? [more inside]
Working in an admin-heavy job, in a company which has no real systems. It's infuriating. How do I deal? [more inside]
I have a decent microphone and I like recording audio for Librivox and some language learning sites. I would like to extend this into some other areas. Either reading foreign news, blogs, covering a local issue or any type of suggestion one might have. I have some plans for starting a podcast in the future but for now I would like to commit to recording something and posting it regularly for a while. Can be as dull as the conet project or repetitious as David Lynch's weather reports. Ideally content would be public domain, creative commons, or other permissible copyright.
An earlier poster mentioned this attitude in a thread on boredom and it prompted me finally to post a question that's been simmering a while. I'm super-boring, but not bored -- it doesn't bother me when I'm on my own, but I'm starting to get a complex about it, vis a vis other people. Help me to have any interest, any interest at all! (Or to feel better about not having any.) Novel inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of US cities, preferably one per state, that are largely unimportant but have a high population:interestingness ratio - I'm from Illinois, where Peoria or Rockford come to mind. Think cities which are so uninteresting that it's funny.
I'm really tired of social media; I've grown to find all of it (FB, twitter, etc.) endlessly boring. For those of you who have come to the same place, have you just faded away, or do you leave notes on your open accounts to the effect that "I'm not really here anymore?" Prolly not going to shut it off altogether. [more inside]
What are some interesting things to do with skinless, boneless chicken breasts? [more inside]
How can I entertain myself at a super boring temp job? [more inside]
The head of a screw under the hood of my car (in this instance, it's the one that attaches the mass airflow sensor to something) is stripped. It's a screw with hexagonal head which can fit a standard phillips head screwdriver. I'm going to get it out, but when I replace the sensor I can't put it back with the stripped screw, I'll need a new one. Is there some standard way to replace these screws with similar ones without going to the manufacturer of my car? [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific artist, or a specific sound. I heard a motorcycle guy blasting music out of his speakers, and it was a sort of rock, not quite arena rock, but something like it. The main description I can think of is "Kenny G Rock" for it was utterly milquetoast and non-offensive and yet... [more inside]
How does someone used to constant mental work adjust to the drudgery of manual labor? [more inside]
PlaylistFilter: Songs about the mundanity of every day life please. [more inside]
I've heard people say, "If you love doing paperwork, you'd make a great cop." What other high-performance jobs have a hidden or not commonly known aspect to them people might find surprisingly boring?
What other jobs can am I qualified for that I could support myself on, but still give me time to pursue art? Or is my frustrating job as good as it gets without more qualifications / experience? [more inside]
How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
I love boring movies. Recommend me your favorites. [more inside]
Why do I get panicky and want to quit right after getting full-time work? How can I stop this from happening? [more inside]
Fun things to do in Tampa? [more inside]
How can i bring excitement back into my life after a tragedy? [more inside]
How do I stop giving people the impression that I'm totally boring? [more inside]
How to calculate the probability of a result not being due to chance? Not homework! [more inside]
Brevity is the soul of wit, which is funny, because it reminds me of this short joke I heard a few months ago...
How can I be less long-winded? [more inside]
Please help me find the most tactful way to deal with a coworker who never shuts up. Long ranty details follow. [more inside]
How to make my meeting NOT boring! [more inside]
I'm trying to find incredibly boring books. The kind of books that you'll try to read, and can't help but space out. Bonus points if its in the public domain. [more inside]
I get bored and lonely on weekdays. What can I do? [more inside]
BoringFilter: I have to send out a large group of emails (around 175), and I would love to use mail merge to do it, but there is an annoying twist... [more inside]
How does one read pages (dozens, maybe even hundreds of pages) of boring 17th century sermons or other boring material? [more inside]
I hate cooking. I hate cooking. I really, really, really hate cooking. I need to learn how to love it. [more inside]
How do I get through time-wasting meetings without dissolving into a homicidal puddle of resentment? Cognitive, behavioral, and affective suggestions welcome. [more inside]
Portlanders - where is your favorite place to fish? [more inside]
A friend is looking for a list of boring webcams.
I'm dealing with some boring things to do at work. I'm wondering what things you do (mentally, emotionally, procedural 'tricks', self-benefits/rewards, discipline, etc.) to get yourself through stuff you find excruciatingly boring, but necessary. [more inside]
Where was the quintessential boring weblog post example of "I ate a cheese sandwich" first mentioned?