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Started by RosyLovelady on Dec 13, 2015 5:41:12 PM
Sunday evenings: the fear and loathing

Even after retirement, the characteristic feelings of dread and alienation still haunt Sunday evenings, and sometimes the whole day. Please suggest ways to overcome the anomie and the accidie.

Frivolity is not excluded.

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thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 17:42:57 (#1 of 278)

Have sex.

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 17:43:41 (#2 of 278)

Or go caroling.

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 17:44:56 (#3 of 278)

Maybe I'm not helping.

RosyLovelady - 13 Dec 2015 17:45:41 (#4 of 278)

Not so far.

Shadrack22 - 13 Dec 2015 17:48:46 (#5 of 278)

Is it sublimated fear of mortality, of the ultimate Monday morning from which none emerge?

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 17:49:43 (#6 of 278)

Surely the afterlife will be an eternal Sunday. Sort of teatime.

lusmeri1 - 13 Dec 2015 17:50:07 (#7 of 278)

Have a nice day out, so that you are pleasantly tired by the evening.

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 17:51:14 (#8 of 278)

Become a radio ham. It's not Sunday everywhere.

RosyLovelady - 13 Dec 2015 17:53:44 (#9 of 278)

I don't think I'm familiar with "pleasantly tired".

Ponders.

mingmong - 13 Dec 2015 17:54:06 (#10 of 278)

Go into the International folder and start a thread called "Israel/Palestine - who is to blame?"

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 17:54:41 (#11 of 278)

Chess tournaments and pub quizzes are often held on Sunday .

And will remind you quite how rich and fulfilling your life actually is.

FleurDuMal - 13 Dec 2015 17:55:52 (#12 of 278)

Alcohol usually does the trick, I find.

mingmong - 13 Dec 2015 17:55:54 (#13 of 278)

#7 is actually good advise. More or less what we did this afternoon. Walk in the woods. Mist, mud and general atmosphere abounding as the day fades out in a Decemberish way. Pleasant anticipation of crackling fire and glass of red of wine waiting at home

RosyLovelady - 13 Dec 2015 18:03:25 (#14 of 278)

On reflection, some sort of drug is probably essential to make tiredness pleasant, in my experience. Unmodulated tiredness is a blight which I would really rather not have until it's time to hit the sackeroo.

halfnelson - 13 Dec 2015 18:09:11 (#15 of 278)

#6 - what a horrid thought. Does this mean we'll all spend eternity eating tinned fruit with evaporated milk and listening to Harry Secombe singing hymns?

Macpaddy - 13 Dec 2015 18:09:15 (#16 of 278)

The only 'pleasant tiredness" that I can think of is the tiredness you have after doing something really satisfying.

Not that.

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Dec 2015 18:10:10 (#17 of 278)

Have you considered Las Vegas?

RosyLovelady - 13 Dec 2015 18:11:04 (#18 of 278)

Leaving Las Vegas is a terrific film but I'm certainly not at that stage yet.

halfnelson - 13 Dec 2015 18:11:48 (#19 of 278)

I'd second the suggestion of a pub quiz.

mingmong - 13 Dec 2015 18:12:33 (#20 of 278)

Not that.

Well, that as well

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