sounds like you have found alot of free time that you don't know what to do with? do you have a hobby? for me, working on cars is something that i can do to no end, it keeps me happy, and makes me happy when i am down.
try to find something to do by finding something new and interesting. spend some time wandering your local bookstore/magazines. i'm sure you will find something.
also, don't discredit your one friendship so fast, they are hard to come by. best of luck