Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Units of Time: Work, pink nails and The Bachelor

One of my favorite movies is “About A Boy” with Hugh Grant. In case you haven’t seen it, Hugh Grant plays Will, a self-centered, somewhat immature bachelor who doesn’t work because his father wrote a one hit wonder Christmas song that earns him royalties forever. Things get interesting when Will meets Marcus, a 12 year old with issues of his own. I often think about Will’s “units of time”.


My day yesterday in units of time:
Morning routine / breakfast  - 4 units
Commuting (round trip) - 2 units
Work - 15 units (arghhhh)
Meals - 2 units (see note1)
Nail salon - 2 units
Library- 1 unit
Web-based research - 2 units (see note 2)
“Jeopardy” - 1 unit
“The Bachelor” - 4 units (see note 3)
Reading - 1 unit

Note 1 - My husband made dinner.
Note 2 - My web-based research is not like Will’s web-based research.
Note 3 - I also did a crossword puzzle and played word games on my phone at the same time. Multitasking!

The takeaway from this is that Will is absolutely right! How do I manage to cram that job in? 😉

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Pink nails 
Do they ever talk about regular stuff like their favorite movie 

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