This Made Sense Last Night, I Swear

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Oct 30, 2013

I have a deadline tomorrow, and I’m caught between working on the project that’s due, freaking out that the project is due tomorrow, and then wasting time surfing the internet because I can’t seem to focus on the project that is OMG DUE TOMORROW.

So that’s why I didn’t really get a post up today. And lord knows if I’ll get one up tomorrow which, if you are just joining us, IS WHEN MY PROJECT IS DUE.

Clearly, I’m holding my sanity together by an even thinner thread than usual, folks. If you need any evidence of that, you need look no further than the note I wrote myself last night as I was falling asleep. The idea hit me, and I thought it was so brilliant, so incredible, that I just had to write it down.

Ignore the scribbles at bottom right. Those are just directions to my friend’s house. And yes, this is on the back of a light bill. Because that is how I organize my life.

Do you want to know what it says, because there is absolutely no way you can read my handwriting? Yes? Good, I will tell you. I was thinking about how the universe achieves balance, about the flow of yin and yang, and how for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. How the best interpersonal relationships follow that same sort of model. And so I scribbled:

Abbott –> Costello

Lemmon –> Math (short for Matthau)

and lastly,

Bert –> Ernie

That Bert is the straight man to the chaos that is Ernie, and that THAT is what helps achieve harmony in our corner of the universe, is the idea that I just had to scribble down in the middle of the night.

But now for the truly special part: NONE OF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE THING THAT IS DUE TOMORROW.

Sooo … that’s where I am. Slowly losing my mind. I hope you all are well, and I will chat with you once I send this damn thing off.

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