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Adventures in reading.

Reading can be so frustrating, sometimes. For example...

Frustration is reading that hot, hot, hot porn story online, really getting into it, your half-awake mind being transplanted into this other world of debauchery and deviance. And then, when both in the story and in reality, climax is reached, you come awake to realize that because your frivolity, you will now be late to work.

Or, frustration is reading something that bothers you, admonishing yourself to just not read that again, lest it bothers you some more. And a mere minute later, catch yourself swinging your browser towards the same story, just to get upset again.

Even more, frustration is that book you've been reading for 2 weeks now on your commute and cigarette breaks. You have 40 pages to go to the finale, you want to devour these last words, but you know you have to close the book because people expect you to actually work for a living.

Reading is frustrating. Reading is fundamental.

Frustration is fundamental.


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Nov. 21st, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
See, this is why I disagree with this WORK FOR A LIVING thing on a fundamental philosophical level.

I MUCH prefer to read for a living, personally...
Nov. 21st, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was exactly my reaction. I mean, having had the same experience you have had, I have reached the conclusion that it's the working that is frustrating. That's why I hate this notion of a "work/life balance" thing—I mean, for fuck's sake, it basically admits it right there that people don't see work as their life, and they should. In my world, making the following Boolean equation a reality is of paramount importance:

Work + Life = Happy
Nov. 21st, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
oh yeah
Ariel from Boston here.
I can totally relate to pretty much all of this right now. The past month has just increased my reading love/frustration by 5 - the number of totally amazing books I am reading at the same time and can't put down.
Have a fabulous weekend and take care.
Nov. 21st, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
Ariel! Hiyas, hot stuff.
Nov. 21st, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
::grins:: Will I get to see you @ the Flea in January?
Nov. 21st, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
You sure will. Naughty thoughts... yes... many naughty thoughts.
Nov. 21st, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
::ridiculous grins:: fabulous... only a couple of months away ::sigh:: Also, adding you.
Nov. 21st, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
*if that's Ok.
Nov. 21st, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
But of course.
Nov. 21st, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm re-reading Anne Bishop's 'Black Jewel Trilogy' for like the billionth time, and every single time I read them, and finish one of the books without the next one in easy reach, I get so frustrated. Yeah, I totally feel your pain.
Nov. 22nd, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
What better reason to be late for work than reading hot porn? Other than the obvious, acting it out.

People expecting you to work? WTF? Did you tell them to get stuffed?

Good proof btw.
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