I did say it was going to be Lame Post Friday, didn’t I? And here I am, ready to lame away! Not really. I’m sitting at work, which is not air conditioned by the way, writing in my beat-up spiral notebook and wishing I had a cryptogram puzzle to solve instead. Well, maybe not instead. Maybe as a warm-up. When I was much younger and had to tear myself away from whatever book I was reading to work on whatever novel I was writing, I used to do a puzzle to clear my mind between the two fictions (oh, I like that phrase, “between the two fictions”).
My mind could use some clearing. I have had quite the bear of a week and it is not over yet. The fact that most of my chores have been fun things that I chose to do does not take away from the inherent stress of having too much stuff to do. The reflection that other people have to do way more stuff than me adds guilt and self-loathing to my troubles, as I add “Beat self up for complaining so much” to my to-do list.
Last night members of LiFT Theatre Company had a great deal of fun presenting a few scenes from Much Ado About Nothing to attendees of Little Falls’ Third Thursday. We got some good laughs, especially when we forgot lines.
Tonight I plan to march in Ilion’s Doodah Parade with other members of Ilion Little Theatre. That means I have to hurry home, walk my dog, take my shower, make my blog post, eat something, get into my costume and be ready by 5:15. I’m not just planning how to get all this done, I’m scheming how to get it done early so my friend and I can sneak in a quick wine tasting at Valley Wine and Liquor before the parade. Ah, add another thing to my list: Check Facebook to see if Valley is having a tasting (although they almost always do on Fridays) and contact Kim to see if she’s into it.
What a long list I’m getting. Perhaps I should not add “Beat myself up for complaining.” Hey, I bet I’d save even more time if I actually STOPPED complaining. As the Gene Wilder character said in Young Frankenstein: “IT! COULD! WORK!”