Dear Ann “Bored in Dickinson” Ridl: I am totally flabbergasted regarding your dilemma. I think you have been “Lady Gagaed” into Gagaland. How can life be boring? Watching a blade of grass is boring. Watching a tomato grow is not. Try gardening! Being bored is in your head and that’s exactly where I find nothing. When are you going to wake up?
You are young and have finished high school; now is the time to prepare for the long life you have before you. That is where your fun can lie. Don’t you think hanging out is a waste of time? Go to the library! And if you think that’s a waste of time then you are wasting mine.
You just might try changing your “attitude” toward life. Your attitude has been submerged in coffee. What I am trying to say is this: you are seeking fun in all the wrong places. Gagaland is not fun. Try educating yourself into having an intelligent conversation with someone. Sit down with your parents and ask them what they did for fun when they were young. If you find that boring then sit down and write your autobiography. Call it “Ann in Gagaland.”
Daniel Keidatz, Dickinson