I had three cups of what I thought was DEcaf coffee awhile ago — which turns out to have been caffeinated. I had a meeting at a restaurant where, when you order coffee, they bring a thermal carafe and leave it for you to self serve. And so I served. I usually always repeat “now this is decaf, right?” when picking up an order at a Starbucks, etc. I’ve learned, the hard way, the importance of doing that, regardless of the frustrated “aren’t YOU being a pain!?” looks I sometimes get. But today…those lessons escaped me. And here I sit (well, sitting in 3-5 minute increments at a time~ typing – erasing – typing - redoing – grimacing – laughing at myself – erasing – etc) ….in between spinning and starting six other tasks, all at once
If the U.S. really wants to reduce dependency on foreign oil for our energy needs, all our government has to do is find about 500 people with chemical constitutions like my own, pour a pot of coffee down them (or ply them with Pepsi/Coke and sticky sweet chocolate candy bars), and jusssst wait. Within about half an hour to an hour - the incredible spinning that results could quite easily light up the East and West Coasts and all the fly-over states in between. For a month.
I should go keep the waitress company who brought me the coffee. I could just follow her around and chat. I’m sure she would really enjoy my “completely brilliant ideas disguised as disconnected random thoughts” phase that’s next.
<back again> Well, I have to be grateful to her. It’s made me crank out a blog entry – reeeeeeeallly fast – after a dry spell where my good intentions have been drying up before hitting print. I’ll thank her next time I see her. Or, maybe I’ll jog over there right now. It would burn off the calories I ate. And that would be a good thing. But, then again, I have these six projects, now, all going at once… Maybe I’ll just write her a note. Where’s that notepaper…?
I know, if I applied myself right this minute – or the next minute, after I write this line – why, I could conquer every single item on my to do list and have enough time and energy and focus left over to read an entire Michner novel. I should do that!
<back again> Ooops…. nope. Now the jittery shakes are starting. Darn, there goes my typing!! There goes the to do list!
So! How is your day progressing? Is there anything that gets your adrenaline going (and going, and going, and going)????
May the 4th be with you!!