Monday, January 30, 2012

A List

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:


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.