Tuesday, June 2, 2015

And So It Goes...and goes and goes....

Every time I sit down at the computer—for just a minute—it turns into 40 minutes...or more.


Sound familiar?

I might want to check if that big thunder storm is closing in, or not...or look to see if my new copy of “The Kingdom of Keys-available on Amazon in both Print and Kindle versions - has shipped (What?) and the next thing I know: another hour and a half has passed and I’m looking at vacation pictures posted by someone I don’t even know, but once may have dated a guy I did know in kindergarten...I think


Sound familiar?

What can I say...I’m just a sucker for fiery limbo dancers.

And people wonder where the time goes...and goes...and goes...and goes.

Along with their money.

And their friends on weekends, when nobody calls.

Especially when they all have nice tans on Monday.

But this is not the time or place for that discussion.

This is the time and place to discuss where all the time goes...and goes...and goes...and goes.

Like when we’re all standing on lines...lines and lines and lines....

Lots of lines.
Lines for everything.

Banks...stores...post offices...court appearances.

Yeah...crazy, right?

I mean, who goes to the post office anymore?

How about fast food...you know, the kind that’s not so fast?

If you’ve ever waited more than five minutes on line for a fast food chicken sandwich, then you deserve to eat a fast food chicken sandwich.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Or the time you waited on that line, a long, long, long time ago, to get a personally autographed copy of “Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space” from the man himself...which is what personally autographed means in the first place, which is just another example of time wasting.

Okay...bad example. That was three hours well spent. I mean, hey...it was Mr. Spock...and singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth” to boot.

Who wouldn’t get on that line?

Except now...I wouldn’t get on it now.

That would be a very looooong wait, and a real time burner.

What about sleeping? 

How much time do we waste sleeping?

We probably sleep almost a third of our day away...every day

In fact a lot of you are probably sleeping right now.

And you didn’t even intend to.

I know I am....

There’s also a lot of time lost going from one place to another.

Sitting in cars, trains, planes and whatever other means of transport you can think of, which would help me out because I can’t think of any more, myself.

Hey...I said I was sleeping.

Imagine how much time we would all have at the end of the year if we never had to leave the house. If we could do all we had to do no more than 25 feet from our bed...or even in our bed.


That’s kind of what I’m doing right now.

Hold on...somebody just posted pictures of cats taking showers...oh, and a video.

It’s taking forever to download, though.

So I guess I’ll have breakfast, while I wait...you know, time management

If it’s not done by 3...I’m gonna try to finish reading that story about endangered plankton.

Sighhhhhh....where does the time go....


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  1. i can relate to time on the social network..after checking into my facebook account, twitter and instagram, let not forget my email--wham there goes my time..i find myself 30 minutes later still on facebook....there go my late breakfast..

  2. I hear the rickshaw is going to replace Yellow Cab. Folks are in line waiting to be hired as runners.

  3. Don't you wish you had a dollar for every hour spent on social media? And I used to think I was rather nerdy because when you actually had to open up a dictionary to find how to spell a word (assuming you guessed the general spelling of it to find the &^%$ thing), your eye would land on another word - well that looked interesting, and you kept reading 'til you whiled away some more time. I could get lost on www.refdesk.com ... so much stuff, so little time and hey the brain can only hold so much info.. :)

  4. it's not easy keeping up with the speed of life.... and finding time to sleep..... we shoudl take a cue from the wookie.

  5. Time is never wasted in spite of what my teacher said about my work standards. Time obviously counts but I'm not sure that it actually travels anywhere. So that commonly asked question "Who knows where the time goes" seems slightly rhetorical to me otherwise when one travelled to other time zones it would take forever. Who knows where forever goes?

  6. Thanks for all the comments. Normally, I like to address as many as I can -at least the ones I can figure out - but I just don't have the time right now...it's Throwback Thursday...which I also can't figure out.... ;-(

    1. you're so busy now that you may need an assistant... i have an available wookie...

    2. Can she make a decent cup of coffee and manage to not slobber over the jelly donuts?

    3. you're setting the bar very high.....


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