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At this very moment I can hear my daughter talking a mile a minute to her friend on the phone, typing like a kamikaze on the keyboard at the same time [undoubtedly talking to about ten friends at once on MSN] and likely filing her nails, painting her toenails and STUDYING for her upcoming COMPUTER exam [hi AAH!], all at the same time. I’m exhausted just listening to it. Have today’s adolescents magically evolved along with the latest technology or will they burn out by age 20? I’m just sayin’.

Anyway, undoubtedly you will all be happy to know that we have not chopped up our new TV console into a million little pieces and thrown it out on the lawn. That’s because we’re mature and composed. Not that we’re over it, though. Our conversation on awakening went something like this:

YT: I don’t want to get up because I’ll have to look at the TV console.
EPI: Yeah.
YT: Should we try to sell it right away or wait until the weekend?
EPI: Maybe we should try to keep it for a year or so and then do something.
YT: [chokes]
EPI: OK, the weekend might be better.

However, then we got up and I ventured a glance into the living room and much to my surprise the TV console wasn’t as horrific as I thought last night. I mean, it’s still a far FAR cry from anything even resembling any sort of STYLE I’d want to have in my living room, but it’s not like it’s going to eat the entire block or anything. And I actually went through the whole day without having a seizure because THAT THING is in my space.

Still. It has to go.

I WORKED AND WORKED AND THEN WENT OUT AND RAN
It was another gorgeous day, even more than yesterday because there wasn’t as much wind. All the grass is turning green now and buds are sprouting on the trees, huzzah! Right now we have 6°C [39F] and the sun came up at 5.13 am, set at 9.40 pm.

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  • Rozanne April 28, 2008, 4:25 am

    Ugh! I feel your pain over the TV console. I almost always have buyer’s remorse after anything large/expensive I buy. And then I go through waves of indecision trying to decide how to learn to love whatever it is or dump it without feeling guilty.

    Good luck!

  • alda April 28, 2008, 5:58 pm

    Thank you Rozanne. Commiseration is so important in times of difficulty like these. 😉