What Do I Want To Do Today? Just Walk Away

One of my favorite TV shows is a British comedy called ‘The IT Crowd.”  It’s about a couple of IT guys and their boss, Jen, who work at a large corporation.  I’m not sure it’s actually still on the air, but it is on Netflix streaming so if you like things that are funny and awesome (I can’t imagine you wouldn’t since I know you’ve got such great taste, what with reading this blog and whatnot), then you should check it out.

I’ve been thinking about this scene in particular today:

I’m in the middle of something that I know I should just “walk away” from, but like Moss, despite trying to leave things be, I still manage to screw up and start fires.

I can’t be the only one, right?  This happens to other people, too, doesn’t it?

I tell myself, “JUST WALK AWAY!” I even do the Moss hand gesture for walking away (really, I do), but it still doesn’t work. I still end up in the middle of things because I can’t help myself.  I feel like sometimes I’m the only person who has trouble with this.  Why can’t I just keep my mouth shut?

Am I alone?  Has this happened to you?  Or, if it doesn’t, how do you manage it?  I’d love to know.


What Do I Want To Do Today? Power Up

Late last night I saw this on Pinterest.  Wha??

I mean, not only did I not expect to find something actually helpful amidst all the shoes and motivational workout posters and yogurt parfait recipes, but really??  Why did I not know this??

Also, does that really work?  I mean, it made sense, but it was April Fool’s Day yesterday so I was on my guard.

Well, according to the internets: Yes, yes it does work.

But who am I to just go on the blind faith of what other people tell me?  I mean, who am I to do that today?  Because if it weren’t a day when I needed to write a blog post, well… who knows?

So, I tested it out using two different methods:

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Learn A New Old Word

Recently, I started perusing Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  And by peruse, I mean the opposite of that which is me taking a few minutes each day to scan a couple of pages and then go do something else.

Not that the book is (totally) boring.  I just feel incomplete if I’m not doing two things at once. (That’s what she said!)

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Master Debate

Story time, y’all:

When I was in high school, I joined the Debate Team.  Our school didn’t have any funds for the team so we couldn’t afford the briefs that we knew the other schools were using for that year’s topic of Russia. Bonus, my partner, Fishboy – yes, that’s what I really called him, and I joined the team about two weeks before the actual meet. Considering that we were already in a ton of other activities and total nerds who liked homework, we didn’t have a lot of time to research.

Needless to say, we were woefully unprepared.

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