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Nov. 29th, 2007 at 11:29 pm
Things I Did Instead of Writing a Post:
Things I Didn’t Do Instead of Writing a Post:
Dave gave me an ultimatum tonight. “Write a post! Sheesh, it’s been a month!” This while eating left-overÂ cherry pie right in front of meÂ (No-Sugar November can’t end fast enough).
Sigh. It’s not that I don’t like writing posts. Look–there’s a whole list of things I like doing less than writing posts. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I’ve been musing about a post on the manicure I just got the other day, and how it cost me precisely $1.80 per nail, and how I’ve wasted about $20 per hour fretting about whether they’re getting chipped on the filing cabinet and fax machine.
It’s that…thinking takes so much work. And deleting e-mails takes so little. Which is where cheating comes in. When I was in elementary school, I was instructed that cheating is what dumb kids did–kids who weren’t smart enough to know the right answer. So I didn’t cheat, because I wasn’t dumb. And I sure as tar didn’t want my teachers to think I was dumb. But I’m not in elementary school anymore. And now, thinking …. takes so much work.
Annegb, thanks for handling the fall-out from the RepublicanÂ YouTube/CNN debate. Matt Bowman, thanks for musing on the nature of the Atonement and the soteriological subtleties that separate us from our sister churches. Â Amira, thanks for reviewing Foreign Policy.Â A random John, my husband totally does the same thing–theÂ dashboardÂ clock in Lola the Corolla is 7 minutes fast and has been since we started dating (that’s how we knew we didn’t have to stop kissing when it said midnight).
Okay, I’m off to floss. And touch up theÂ top coat on my right ring finger.