## The Power of Distraction

This post is born from the storm of anxiety and restlessness arising from my current predicament. I try and bury myself in extracurricular forays into computer science, explorations of manifold space and half baked plans regarding the success of my addiction awareness club at school. Nothing can hold my attention long enough to truly distract me from the present situation. Still, here are some of thoughts that keep me busy during this interminable waiting.

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\text{The Klein Gordon Effect} \\ \newline \frac{1}{c^2} \cdot \frac{\partial^2 }{\partial t^2}\psi – \bigtriangledown ^2 \psi + \frac{m^2 \cdot c^2}{h^2} \psi=0 \\ \newline \text{The time-independent Schrodinger wave equation} \\ \newline \left [ \frac{-h^2}{2\mu } \bigtriangledown ^2+V\left ( r \right )\right ]\psi\left ( r \right ) = E \psi\left ( r \right ) \\ \newline \text{Dirac Equation} \\ \newline \left ( \beta mc^2+c\left ( \sum_{n=1}^{3} a_n p_n\right ) \right ) \psi\left ( x,t \right )= ih\frac{\partial \psi\left ( x,t \right )}{\partial t}

## Advertisement

If there was an ad, on Craigslist say, for the house I’m living in it would read something like this:

Bed available in Men’s Sober House. Just a bed, that’s it. The house has 5 doubles, a triple and two singles, but everybody pays the same. There are two bathrooms, only one of which is guaranteed to be functional at any given time. There is a untrained puppy that is a nuisance to all, he got dealt a raw deal in life by being placed here. Passive aggressive psychological games are the norm. Sobriety is encouraged, but not strictly enforced – if you pass a piss test you can stay and even if you can’t you’ll get six or seven chances until you have to leave.

## Plan 9 (from outer space)

*Revised 1/13/18*

Me and my backup plans. I keep making plans A, B, C and so on. At some point there has to be an opportunity for me to choose security, I hope because I’m tired of constantly having to come up with contingency plans and knowing where all the exits are. I’m supposed to have a look at a room tomorrow morning, but the woman has yet to send me the address. (She did say Saturday night, so I’m not panicking yet – well, I’m panicking, but not because of that only.) The room I looked on Thursday is not going to happen and none of the other ads have yielded any responses as of yet. I have to steel myself for the worst, which is moving back into the shelter.

#### So, this is the plan:

- If the lady calls me tonight with address I’ll check her room tomorrow. Otherwise, go to step 2.
- Call the Brookside House and book a room for 8 weeks. It’s more than I want to pay – in fact, I can barely afford it, but I don’t see any alternative right now.
- Put my stuff into a storage space, there’s one very close called Discount Self Storage. For $58, the first month is free, I can have a 5′ x 5′ storage space.
- Keep what I can in my locker at school.
- Pray for the Sunshine Lady to come through with a charitable donation to provide me with shelter until I can (this is where I have to really keep praying) move into the dorms on some campus somewhere.

Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember, my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown, the mysterious, the unexplainable. That is why you are here.