Self; shut up

Scene: Conversation with self, in car.

Setting: blue minivan.

Background music: Audio book, “The Road”

Self: I am really tired. Maybe I could take the day off tomorrow.

Other Self: A day off would be great!

Self: I know, right? I’ve really been busting my ass lately, and today’s killer migraine WHILE I’VE STILL GOT SHIT TO DO is a reminder that maybe I could slow down a bit.

Other Self: You could do anything  you wanted to do with a day off.

Self: I know! Maybe a friend would want to go get lunch, or something. We could take as long as we wanted! I wouldn’t have to rush!

Other Self: And you could get some stuff done that you haven’t had time for.

Self: I KNOW! Like, clean off my desk! And I’ve been thinking of moving that one bookshelf…

Other Self: And maybe you could wind some of that dry yarn.

Self: Well, that would kind of be like work…

Other Self: But you could watch TV while you do it!

Self: Er… I already watch TV when I wind yarn. Or at least listen to it.

Other Self: Yeah, but it really needs to be done.

Self: Well, I could… clean off my desk, wind a few skeins, and then move that bookshelf…

Other Self: That won’t take long. Maybe you could pour some molds before you start that, since then you really don’t have to pay attention to the molds for a few hours.

Self: But… all the yarn is hanging above where I pour the molds. I can’t pour anything right now until I … er… get that yarn wound.

Other Self: I KNOW, RIGHT?! Then maybe you should wind yarn all day tomorrow.

Self: But.. but I kind of wanted a day off.

Other Self: Only doing one thing is kind of like taking a day off, isn’t it? When you normally try to do three or four things?

Self: Shut up.

Other Self: Make me.

Self: I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I?!

Other Self: I DON’T HEAR YOU LALALALALALALALALA

Cormac McCarthy: You are actually more depressing than I am.

5 Comments

  1. AnneB

    Oh dear. Take the fucking day off, will you? Go somewhere without your phone. Don’t get anything done. Count clouds. Daydream. Read for fun. Eat ice cream. Eat sushi. Drink. Have a day off and unplugged.

    • I have not really taken a day off. I would like to have lunch. I have a chiro/massage appointment Monday that will be over by about 11. Would you mind an early lunch since I’ll be out and about? 11:30 somewhere, maybe? Give me a shout!

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