Pin It Sit down at the computer, open article I am supposed to rewrite tonight. Retype the first sentence. Realize the article is really bad. Check blog, look to see who has commented, check THEIR blogs, leave comments.
Back to the article. Read it for the third time. Realize I need a break to get creative juices flowing. Rewrite the lyrics to the William Tell Mom Song to revolve around mommy bloggers. Ponder making a video to put on blog. Remember hair, remember shreds of remaining dignity, realize this is a bad idea. Smell cookies. Investigate.
Back to the article. Rewrite 1st paragraph, 2nd paragraph – on a roll. Hear “bing bing” of Outlook. Get an email from a friend. Read it. Respond. Important to be thorough when responding. Amount of time it takes away from work is inconsequential, compared to friendship. Press Send and Receive to see if there is any new email. Do it again. (It’s like pulling the handle on a slot machine – what will happen after I press the magic button – will I get something good?)
Back to the article. Still boring. Check blog again. See new comment. Respond. Visit blog of person who left the comment. Leave comments there. See funny commenter. Visit blog. Leave comments.
Back to the article. Man, it's quiet in here. Turn on TV for background noise, accidentally get wrapped up in House Hunters. Which house will she choose? Will it be house #3? Husband asks if I’m coming to bed. Realize it’s late. Turn off TV.
Back to the article. Buckle down, really start cooking. Decide I need music. Pull up my Itunes. Put on Love Songs playlist. Think of something to add to latest exercise in (extremely crappy and embarrassing) romantic fiction. Decide to jot the idea down, not actually write out the whole scene.
After writing out the whole scene, back to the article. Take a drink of my soda. Realize I have a lot of soda cans on my desk. Start artistically arranging them so that I can take a picture for my blog, illustrating the extent of my soda addiction. Realize I’m becoming a bit of a jackass about my blog.
Back to the article. Starting to get really tired. Realize I have short window before falling asleep at the keyboard. Bang out the article. Just need to format and submit for publication. Decide this would make a good blog entry.
Back to the article...
(Note to husband: Honey, this is not what I'm doing up here usually. I SWEAR. It's just tonight. Really. I promise.)