Thursday, July 30, 2009

56.5 hours

Since Saturday morning, I have worked 56.5 hours.

I know there are people in the world that work like that. But I am not one of them. Although I guess I am now.

Today after work (because today there was an actual after), I went grocery shopping. Grocery shopping, people! I never knew how enjoyable it can be when the first time in many days you are not in front of a computer.

I am not complaining about working a lot. I've actually been enjoying it because 1) I know it's temporary, 2) there's that whole team feeling that comes from working long hours with just a few other people, trying to get a magazine out the door, and 3) there's something to be said for working toward excellence for the sake of excellence...

Since last Saturday, however, I have thought every day about my blog. And here's just a sample of what I thought of writing about, if I'd actually written:

  • Hip pain

  • So You Think You Can Dance (again)

  • bobby pins: their history, my obsession with them, all the different places I come across them in my life (my purse, my car, my drive way, the kitchen, found stuck to the bottom of my foot on the way to the shower, and, yes, in my hair, under some twisted hank of bed-head mess)

  • that whole thing with exercise: how your mind can convince you, absolutely, that it would, in fact, be an unhealthy, self-abusive act to exert yourself in any way (only to do it anyway and feel afterward as if you've just had a massage).

  • And on this first night in many nights that I have not had to bring my work laptop home with me, I shall now sign off and engage in the most enjoyable act of sitting and breathing (and, well, watching So You Think You Can Dance).


The Journal of Cultural Conversation said...

I love the breathing part - hard to remember when working such crazy hours, but good for you for getting through it and getting to the blog! Hard for me to do sometimes. Also took a look at your Kripalu articles - fabulous! I've been there a number of times. Always a great experience.


Sliding on the Edge said...

I had to join you after I saw your multi-handedness. I need more of those. Did you get them on sale?

charlotte gordon said...

I really like the idea of listing what we didn't get to write. It is very satisfying. And, I love your blog, particularly the ice cream cone eating.