Jan Burke

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A modest proposal

When I am on my deathbed, I believe I will ask God to please give me back the time I spent in my life looking for my keys.

If you hear reports of a miraculous recovery, you will know what happened.


Blogger Louise Ure said...

I'm going to ask for the time back that I spent staring at the computer screen and not writing. That should be good for another decade or so.

11:19 AM, September 20, 2006  
Blogger Tami said...

Oh, good one Louise!

Jan, this made me laugh out loud. :)

Hmmm, I'd ask for all of the time back surfing the net when I SHOULD have been writing!

12:06 PM, September 21, 2006  
Blogger Jan said...

Hi Louise and Tami --

I do think you have something here...but I wonder if my other thoughts on the subject would amount to just being too greedy. I'm starting think about Freecell, time listening to commercials by the company that has me on hold on the phone, time standing in the grocery store wondering what it was I came in there to buy....

12:00 AM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger Timbrely said...

I initially took up crocheting to fill the time spent waiting for my computer to think (and subsequently found it to be a good diet aid since it requires two hands). I wonder if there is a hobby I could adopt that would allow me to still look for lost items, and at the same time feel I am getting value for my time? Maybe something that allows the mind to wander into that relaxed state which lets those little details surface, like why I came into this room. Maybe counting the Fibonacci sequence?

12:33 AM, September 23, 2006  

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