From the Editor's keyboard By Lynda Duffy email@example.com Musings, thoughts and ideas from Lynda Duffy, editor of Williams/Grand Canyon News.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Looking at the world through the eyes of a delusional person can be soothing
Lynda Duffy Former Editor
If you are feeling like youíve hurled yourself against a wall all day, itís time to decompress.
Some days this world is too much. Most of us are pressed for time. Doing more with much less has become normal for many. To cope with all of this, we must find ways to blow off steam.
I used to watch Hoarders on A&E to decompress. This show made me feel better about my housekeeping skills. After all, I don't have piles of stuff throughout my house; just inside my closet. There's comfort in discovering there is always someone worse off than me.
Then I discovered Angry Birds. I carried my iPad everywhere so I could kill green bubbles with all sorts of birds. Each bird has a magical power and it can be gratifying to burst all those green bubbles following a day full of frustration.
Other methods of decompression/obsessions have included cutting massive amounts of firewood for no good reason, making and living on jerky, geocaching and shopping on eBay for an antique bottle collection to surprise a relative. The eBay thing was sort of expensive.
My latest decompression methods are free.
To ease the tension of feeling whacked out, I've been reading Facebook pages featuring delusional people. These delusional creatures do not include any of my real friends. Delusional non-friends are easy to find. Most delusional individuals do not use privacy settings on their FB pages, because they believe they are capable of becoming famous, and they want to be "discovered." They want everyone to know who they are and how they can be found. Their beliefs are grandiose; the sky's the limit. Delusional people are just off the hook.
Craig's List is an awesome source of free entertainment, too. Last week there was an off the charts person placing a series of ads in the "Wanted" section. One of the ads actually read, verbatim, "We are in need of sheets you dont want anymore. full and queen size. Non-elastic. I have no transportation. can someone bring them to us? thank you! We are also in need of toilet paper?!" A few weekends ago, someone was trying to give away a dog on Craig's List, and claimed the dog was "current on its shits." I think they meant to say "shots." However, owning a poop-free pet would be kind of awesome, too.
One simply cannot pay for entertainment such as this, for it's priceless. Life is too short. Read away, friends.