But instead, we were striking, so no livejournal posts or comments. So instead of turning on the computer, I picked up my folders, and spent 4 hours reading through organic chemistry lecture notes from 1994. For fun. While I recognise that this is a strange pastime, it made me very happy. I didn't think I had enough energy or concentration span to keep working for that long, but it was too interesting to stop.
I think there may be a valuable lesson in this.