Saturday, February 9, 2008

I Wanna Be A Time Traveler

For what it's worth, I know that Einstein had the same 24 hours in a day that I do. But he was a genius and I'm not. He was also apparently a hell of a lot better at budgeting those elusive 24 hours than I am.

As for me, I spend nearly every night typing my little heart out until well after most folks are snug in their comfy beds.

I get sidetracked. I click on Google so I can look up the proper spelling of a word (for what it's worth, the doctor keeps dictating "protruberance" and I knew it was really "protuberance" but I still had to double check) and suddenly an interesting headline on my homepage will catch my eye. Oh hell, who am I kidding? Even the UNinteresting headlines catch my eye when I don't feel like working. A half hour later, I finally get my fingers back to the keyboard and type a bit more.

Would I crawl out of my warm and toasty bed to look up a story on how the USB port design on the new MacBook Air laptop is woefully inadequate? No. But if I look up that stupid article at 2 p.m., then that means I've got to stay up an extra 15 minutes later. It's all about budgeting!

So, if I ever stumble across a good article on TechDirt or Wired about how to perform time travel, I'm gonna use my newly-budgeted 30 minutes of "surf time" to find out how to time travel. Because then, of course, I can get as sidetracked as I want and I'll still have all the time in the world to do the stuff that I have to do.

Maybe that means I might even post a blog entry more than once a week.


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  2. I spend hours online doing research, until I'm so overwhelmed by all I'm learning, all the possibilities, that my eyes cross. I feel like I'm paddling in the water with all my limbs and getting nowhere.

    So yeah. I wanna be a time traveler, too.