There are times when you want to do something different, to energize and spice up a boring night. Personally, I like the nights very much, since they are free of the cacophony of noises that is associated with the activities of daytime. The night kind of shuts out the noises of the world that are at war with you and are trying to drown your inner voice with their volume. The nights can be real boring if you are alone in the house and are used to having family members around you. In that case, we are the same kind of people! Hatching some good ideas may sound mighty difficult, but it can be as simple as reading a book or listening to music.
It is hard to fathom what kind of fun a person really enjoys. I like to read books in the calm of the night. It is one of the greatest things for me. Books such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carry, Winged Victory by Y. B. Yeats, and Pelican In The Sky by Harold Baldwin have given me immense pleasure. A witty novel, like War Machine, can make you laugh and split your sides. If you are thinking that I am going to suggest that you should read one these books or authors, then you are on the wrong foot. One of the real fun things when you are bored is to read scary books. It is my personal experience that it is really a spooky thing to do, especially if you are alone. Stephen King, with his narrative prowess, has scared me out my wits on at least two occasions .
If you are not a bookworm like me and lean on the idiot box for the entertainment, then go channel surfing and view a scary movie. On the other hand, you can switch on your DVD player and play a horror movie on it. If you are as old-fashioned as I am, then maybe you would like to play an old classic, like The Exorcist. It is my observation though that computer graphics in the horror movies that are being made now has diluted the horror in them to some extent, so I would suggest watching some old-school flicks. Scaring friends and others is what we usually do, however, scaring ourselves with a horror movie is one of the things you can do.
If you are not the type of person to get involved with books or movies on your own, call your friends. Don't forget to call on your friend who owns a binocular. I do hope that you will be interested enough in stargazing to bear it for one night, particularly on this special night, when you are bored. The celestial bodies have piqued man's imagination and interest since time immemorial. Looking at these pinpricks of light on the background of the deep blue velvety sky through the binoculars could drive the boredom out of your mind. Taking a turn at looking at them with your friends and then comparing notes on what each of you have noticed, is something none of you are going to forget easily.
Yes, it is an undeniable fact that we like to gossip and share news. Switching on your computer and surfing the Internet is a way of driving the boredom out of your lives. On the other hand, it is the kind of activity every one is involved in and you might be tired of it. How about leading a troupe of friends and calling on a buddy who has a ham radio? It is fun doing minute adjustment to the dials or buttons of the ham radio in search of a conversation. It is lively and you get to talk to the persons maintaining ham radio stations. You get to talk to the people living in the remotest part of the globe and know the things happening in those parts. The ham radio is a way of collecting the latest and live information. With a flick of tuning dials, you may be talking to a radio operator on a ship searching for tunas in the Pacific ocean, and the next moment you may start a conversation with the radio operator of the boat crossing the English channel. Listening to a person who is in action, even if it's fishing, can be interesting. Go on surfing the ether in search of people who may interest your group.
There is fun in each and every activity, though whether you are satisfied or not while doing it or at the end of it depends on your involvement in it. A much-hated and time-consuming task of cleaning your room can also be fun if you really set your mind on doing it properly.