Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm awake because I am sick.  Don't worry, nothing serious - A bad cold or a mild flu.  Surprisingly, it hasn't slowed me down much.  I'm sleeping more, or trying to, but I've been using the remaining waking hours more efficiently. 

I've made such statements before, I know.

The truth is that work is what I make of it.  It's structured activities rather than the random stuff I would otherwise do.  Reading becomes work when I feel I have to do it, for whatever reason.  The reading in between those sessions is still considered free time however.

I feel like I've explained this before.

Anyway, because I'm interested in a lot of things and because I'm a human who can't prioritize to save my life, I am perpetually behind.  Reading more merely means I want to read more. 

Hmm... scratch that analogy - watching enough television only makes me want to gouge my eyes out.  It's true that I can watch television for a while.  I watched Game of Thrones in a little more than two weeks.  However, when combined with the stuff I record on my DVR, it often meant three or more hours of television a day for quite a while.  I'm sure that it sounds like fun for most people, but for me, it really began to be like work.  Since I finished watching the series a week ago, I think I've watched one show on my own and my nephew and nieces and I watched a couple cartoons the other days.  Seriously.

Anyway, I've been looking at the growing piles of stuff I've meant to do for years with growing disgust.  I've finally started working on those nearly exclusively.  It took years to get like this and it will take years to fix it, but this is how it's going to be for a while.  Mostly. 

Truth be told, as I've said before, I will never truly catch up.  There will always be something I want to do, just around the corner, over the hill, or beyond my reach.  There will always be something to read, something to watch, something to learn.  Still, I'd like to get that list a little more current than it is now.

- Jim