I’m sitting here blogging because I just finished catching up on The Pioneer Woman and eating my butternut squash soup, and I can’t think of any other way to not exercise….
Actually, that’s not strictly true. I could do what I did last night and watch 2 episodes of Arrested Development and an episode of the IT Crowd. (Before you get worried, they were 22 minute episodes!) And then I laid on the floor, because I didn’t want to read homework for NJC.
And this afternoon at work, it was 3:45 and I had finished writing up my coverage of a special YAF Roundtable luncheon with David Limbaugh. And I had nothing else to write, because I made appointments for tomorrow and next week, and one source didn’t get back to me. So I read the news, a lot of it, which I think it important for a reporter to do. I often don’t stay caught up on any news outside of Santa Barbara.
But the lazy part is that as the clock ticked closer to 5, when I would get off right on time for the first time all week I think, I tried to be invisible. Every time Don walked by I tried to not look like someone who should be writing, because any assignment would take me past 5 o’clock. What a bum, right? But I was working on my skills by reading Dexter Filkins. He’s amazing.
Then I was in White House Black Market around 5:15 (invisibility was successful) when Don called.
“Are you coming back in?” He asked.
I was confused… and so was he. I asked him if I needed to come back in.
Pause. “Oh, it’s five… never mind, you are off work.”
After ensuring that it really was ok if I stayed off work, we hung up.
Whew!! What came up I don’t know, but I was guiltily relieved not to be called back. The new issue of Vogue awaited me at Barnes and Noble, where I often read before catching my bus.
See, aren’t I lazy? I leave work and then bum around before my bus. But today I really had nothing left to work on!
As for the not exercising, and especially the laying on the floor to avoid homework, my only possible excuse is that 11-hour days are kind of long. But today I worked 9 hours, much of which included brushing up on my Dexter skills, so I have no excuse.
Therefore… I am going to turn on Matt Chandler’s 3rd sermon on Colossians, don my workout clothes, and build some muscle. No excuses left. Darn.
Hopefully this weekend I am diligent enough to read my homework! My guess is that one long Saturday morning read will get me done, several days before its Wednesday due date. So that will be one thing accomplished.
But the more serious problem remains. My Arrested Development addiction. And my IT Crowd Addiction. Those are dangerous. They tide me over till Chuck Bartowski and I get married. Which will never happen if I don’t get up and move.
I’ll leave you with one very good thing from my day, having absolutely nothing to do with my laziness. I was reading in Deuteronomy this morning, and came across something wonderful:
“….know therefore today, and lay it on your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.” Deuteronomy 4:39