So, being extremely bored on a regular basis, I've decided to share t he tips and tricks I've learned to keep the ever straining boredom from making me go mad. Some of these are ideas I've had.. some of them are plots that I mostly cackle gleefully over. Either way, here are my well honed steps towards making the best of a boring existance, in the hope that you too will find some joy in the mundane.
You may ask yourself, why the hell am I making tacos? Good question. It's because Tacos are delicious. You can't be entertained on an empty stomach now can you? Why not another foodstuff? Because Tacos are Delicious. We covered this already. Also, they take about 5 minutes to make and they're slightly more nutritious than Pop tarts. Knowing the sedentary lifestyle of a mathie, this is a very good thing.
YES! It's TRUE! You can in fact use StumbleUpon for something other than finding online games to play during lecture. You can also.. Deprive yourself of sleep! Sleep is overrated anyway. Did you know that I never sleep? I'm a mathNEWS Editor guy! Therefore, obviously depriving of yoursleep is a straight ticket to success. Or Abject failure. I can't remember which one MathNews counts as. Anyway, if you don't use StumbleUpon, I suggest it. That way I won't be the only guy with bloodshot eyes wandering around. Well, and the "under the influence" arts students.
Because seriously, Binary is old and Decimal is for dweebs who can't use other number bases. Also, people still laugh at this joke, unlike the binary one: There are 10 types of people in this world: Those who can read binary, those who have girlfriends, and those who are too cool to tell jokes in binary but are still extremely lame.
As a Mathie, it is your duty to ensure that Math triumphs over engineering. Hell, I'm a Software Engineer and I'm totally down for this. You know why? Because the engineers brought us PDEng, and therefore WatPD or whatever watered down PDEng torture they give you kids these days. Besides, our paper is way better, otherwise you'd be reading the Iron Warrior right now, and then you'd have no friends.
This one might just apply to me, but man I want to take down his internet and cackle gleefully. Is that just me?
When the ideas start to run dry, make sure your cup never does! That way when you wake up the next morning, you can spend the next few days going on a treasure hunt! Your goal? "find out what happened last night." If you're lucky, you'll come away with a story for the ages. If not... well, you can always run away and become a carnie if you can't live with the shame.
Finally, once you've truly hit your lowest point, you can write a tell all mathNEWS article so that the rest of the math Faculty can learn from your mistakes. Or giggle profusely. One of those I'm sure.
And so, there you go. my extensive guide on how to entertain yourself this summer. Now I think I'm going to see if I can blow up InsideR's computer without getting up.