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Back to The Present - I
Tags:bored, bore, bores, boring, paper pusher, paper pushers, office drone, office drones, work, works, worker, workers, escapism, escapist, desk, desks, office desk, office desks, blockbuster, blockbusters, summer blockbuster, summer blockbusters, title, titles, job title, job titles, present, presents, middle manager, middle managers, middle management, listless, doldrums, office job, office jobs, white collar job, white collar jobs, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, summer movie, summer movies
I'm earlier than usual this evening due to an elevated level of chatter at home.
Tags:bar, bars, pubs, pub, bar and grill, grill, corner bar, corner bars, neighborhood bar, neighborhood bars, corner pub, neighborhood pub, neighborhood pubs, corner pubs, marriage, nagging, nag, chatter, chattering, home life, home, marriages, relationship, relationships, serving, service, serve, bar tender, bar tenders, alcohol, bar staff, drink, drinking, drunk, escape, escapism, commiserate, commiserates, commiseration
'You can't just float through life, and never deal with the issues.'
"Travel is the sherbet between courses of reality."
"We should get out to the country more often."
Tags:dog, dogs, country, countryside, escape to the country, back to nature, getting back to nature, the great outdoors, great outdoors, wood, woods, forest, forests, tree, trees, canine, canines, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, tourists, escape, escapism, adventure, adventures, breaks, break
"Is there no escape from escapism?"
"Safari, Agnes, is a state of mind."
"You have a history of running away from your problems. Until we address that, I'll need to be paid up front."
'The market headed south, so I decided to head there myself.'
Welcome to the Great All-Purpose Geographic Cure!
Tags:geographic cure, geographic cures, problem, problems, problem-solving, coping mechanism, greener pasture, run away, life, life issues, coping skills, escapism, avoidance, addiction, recovery, avoidance behavior, fantasy, change, location, relocation, new, new experience, explore, exploration, emotion, emotions, psychology, psychologic, personality
Tomorrow's another day, he thought, unless I get lucky and sleep right through it.
It was a new day, new town, new identity and a new set of ethical guidelines.
Tags:witness protection program, on the lam, running away, escape is on, travel, on the run, fugitives, fugitive, ethics, identity, escapism, traveling, running away from your troubles, geographic cure, stranger, hotel rooms, hotels, tourism, corruption, leaving town, getting away, get away, changing your identity, alias, scam, fraud, fresh start, fresh starts
'Nice going. I can't believe you let them back out of the deal.'
We now return you to reality, which is already in progress.
NHL, new season!
The ride with the shortest lines at disneyworld...
'Let's try a little role reversal - just until you get here.'
Pure unfiltered escapism vs abject despair
Tags:book, books, novel, novels, library, libraries, public library, public libraries, highbrow, lowbrow, escapism, escapist, trashy novel, trashy novels, easy reading, easy reading novels, difficult novels, despair, despairing, abject despair, choice, choices, polar opposites, extremes, two extremes
How conspiracy theories start...
'That's his 'virtual reality' helmet - He wears it during election years.'
'I slaved at a computer for years, then one day I hit 'escape,' and - POOF - I found myself here!'
'Reality is just an escape from your fantasies.'
'I'm looking for a romantic tale of wild, unbridled passion I can read while being pushed and groped on the subway.'