Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Free Twenty

This is my free time today. I came upon it quite suddenly, and without prior knowledge of its existence.
What shall I do with this new-found, delightful spread of time? I can't quite start any new projects in a mere twenty minutes, nothing of consequence, anyway. I can't cook a proper meal in twenty minutes. I can't even run to the drive-thru and scarf down a hamburger in twenty minutes.
All of my respectable friends are at work right now, so it would probably be rude to call for a chat. The rest of my friends? Probably still in bed, the slackers.
I suppose I could put away the laundry, but it would be a hasty job, no real commitment to ironing the things which truly need ironing.
If I start that new book I bought, I'll be sorely disappointed that I won't be able to finish it in one setting.
British Literature calls, and today we're watching a scandalous film, Byron. I wouldn't want to miss out on watching the boys squirm during Lord Byron's love affair with his sister. (gross.)
After that, it's on to Spanish, where we're learning the difference between por and para. That will probably take about twenty minutes.
I recently polished up my short story about the banshee and submitted it to the college magazine. Who knows if they'll publish it. It's a little racy, and I sent it to the most critical professor on staff. I figure if it makes it past her, I might stand a chance out there in the real world. We'll see.
I didn't win for my short story. I plan to submit it elsewhere, though, so I can't publish it here at all. Rest assured, if it does win, or manages to get published anywhere, I will definitely be bragging about it here, and I'll post a link for anybody who's curious or crazy enough to want to read it.
This is the week of exams for me. I had four exams out of five classes. My mind is a little scattered now that it's all over. I still need to focus though, so I can learn all my new jobs at work. Turns out, I have to learn no less than four new positions before I can settle in as a bookkeeper. I've got one done. Three to go..ugh.
Oh, look, that's the end of my free time.
Lord Byron, I'm on the way...

10 comments:

  1. This was a good update on the roads you did not take.

    I recommend taking more free time for things like this.

    Especially if the alternative involves watching incest.

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    1. It was a rib-tickler, not in the sense that it was a comedy, but in the way every student had the same groan of disgust at the same moment.

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  2. I think you found a very good way to spend your 20 minutes. Enjoy Lord Byron >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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    1. I don't believe I'll ever enjoy Byron again, knowing his nature.

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  3. I recall reading Byron in college. Our very prim, spinster professor announced during some of the Augusta poems, "All the incest takes place off stage." End of discussion.

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    1. And that's where it should have stayed...

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  4. Well, thank you for sharing those twenty minutes with all us unrespectables. It'd been a bit. I was beginning to fear you had been captured by robots.

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    1. I've written a few things. I just haven't found the time to refine them and post them, and then after a while, they become old news...
      If I were among robots, I'm sure I'd be able to optimize my schedule, work more efficiently, sneak in some posting time.

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  5. I scored an extra 4 hours today of (kid) free time.

    Sadly I spent it cleaning, moving furniture, doing laundry, and burying Youngest's favorite pet fish under the newly transplanted daisy.

    I liked your day MUCH better.

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    1. I'll bet that daisy looks amazing this spring. As long as you're doing laundry, could you spare a few clean socks? I should have been doing laundry instead of posting.

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