The word "interesting" has different contextual meanings. When my mother-in-law says a gift we've given her is "interesting," I know that really means we'll be getting it back one day soon. When Charlie says something for dinner is "interesting," that tells me he's less than enthusiastic about it.
I finally get what the curse means. With our roller coaster stock market and the campaign these last few weeks (which has been more interesting than I'd ever imagined), I feel that we are certainly living in interesting times.
My hope for everyone (and personal goal): May we be fascinating people living in boring times.