It’s another one of those nights. Lenny went up to bed over an hour ago.
“You coming?” he asked.
“Yep, just a sec,” I said.
However, seconds turn to minutes, minutes to hours, etc. He hates it when I do this. I understand his irritation. On the very rare occasion that I go to bed before he does, I’m quite offended when he won’t come with me. So, I’m sure it’s pretty annoying when I agree to go with him, but then don’t.
Sometimes, I just don’t want to go to bed. I can’t explain it. There’s finality in it. And sometimes, I just simply don’t feel like finalizing my day.
Tonight, that feeling radiates. So, I do random things. Respond to some emails. Check Facebook. Explore Google Analytics. Check Facebook. Read some blogs.
I’m feeling pretty useless. And then I remember the AWESOME list my friend posted today. 33 Ways to Stay Creative. Great list. Numbers 1 through 3:
1. MAKE LISTS
2. CARRY A NOTEBOOK EVERYWHERE
3. TRY FREE WRITING
HA! Ok. This is much more productive than randomly clicking around the internet. For now, I’m disregarding #4, GET AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. I’m not going anywhere before bed, so I’ll disregard #2 also.
That leaves me with making lists and free writing. This blog entry will serve as the free writing part. I had absolutely no plan when I started writing this. I still have no idea what list I will make. But here goes. Let’s see.
First 5 songs that come to mind:
· Matthew’s Begats – Andrew Peterson
· Living on the Edge – Aerosmith
· Somewhere Over the Rainbow
· What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
· Like a Lion – Daniel Bashta
Uhhhhh…dang. Not the list I expected. Free writing surprises even me. For once my mind was blank. Funny what comes out of a blank mind when you force it to churn.
I think I’m going to go to bed and see how this list differs in the morning.