Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday Thought: I'm a Liar....

I lie like a rug.
A red carpet, to be exact.
I'm not doing a follow up to my Boscar's Rain Delay.

I just can't!! 
I want to, but I just can't make myself do it.
I usually compile lists of the movies I've seen throughout the year and have comments to make.
The day before the awards I realized that my procrastinating ways were going to keep me from being on time.  I had every intention of doing a follow up post with my reaction to the show, but I....just....can't.

Monday through Wednesday I spend about 7-8 hours each day looking at the computer screen and talking to avatars that talk back to me. It's not a hard thing to do, but in it's own way it is exhausting.  I don't know if it the fact that I appear on camera (see? I'm in show biz afterall) to my students and must maintain a certain level of enthusiasm and cheer, (yeah, sure, and Cate Blanchett thinks she's a great actress). 

Or. If it is the 5am classes I have to be perky for. Or. The fact that I go back to sleep for an hour after my morning "performance" and then revive for my afternoon "matinee".  Sometimes I really lose my mind and throw in an evening performance just to test the boundaries of my sanity. 

All I know is that it is tiring and I've got to figure out a new way to get "real life" things done. Grocery shopping, laundry, housecleaning (what's that?), cooking (again, huh?) and blogging, of course, which has taken the low spot on the list of things to do.

This is the first week of not doing the dog walking. I thought I would have all sorts of extra time on my hands! Nope. And I have no explanation for why that is. It evaporated!

This is not hard work, people. But it's been an adjustment for me. It has disrupted my "engraved in steel" habit of grocery shopping on Mondays. My "I took having a washer and dryer in the house for granted and could do laundry anytime I want" laundry habits.

I grocery shop in spurts now.
 We are on an "as needed" basis with all food groups including the feline and canine food. I patronize five different grocery stores depending on the day, the need, the time available. I know, I know, my Orlando friends. Shocking. You used to be able to set your clock by my appearance in Publix on Monday mornings.
I've gone rogue.
And not by choice.

So, I'm going to change. 

I will cut myself some slack from Monday through Wednesday and save necessary real life chores for my two lighter days, Thursday and Friday. I only perform for the avatars in the morning those days.
So. New schedule. New Plan. No dogs. Piece of cake.

Until the clocks turn back on Sunday.
 I will have to learn the time difference all over again between here and where the Avatars live, Japan. I was just getting used to the way it was. 

I believe these issues are all called "First World Problems".
I'll get used to it.
By the time the clocks "fall" back.
Vicious cycle.

As for the Oscars....short version:

Loved Ellen
Happy with all winners
John Travolta made me feel better about myself
Loved Lupita's dress and speech
Loved Jared speech and Matthew's tux
What happened to Kim Novak
Pink rocks
I wish I was in that Selfie
Next year I will do a proper Boscar's post.
I hope.


the country mouse said...

I liked your shorthand recap of the Oscars very much! Since I go to bed at 9 I missed most of the show, but I nevertheless agree with your assessment.

Sounds like you are busier than ever! I know you'll work it all out always do!

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ! Even busier. Good recap of the Oscars. All the "extra " time you got by not having the dogs. ! POOF ! Gone ! Wait until you retire ~ that is 24 /7 . No break ~ nothing ~ you are retired ALL the time ! Don't even know how I had time for a 40 hour a week job ! Keep plugging you will get there ! What did happen to Kim Novak !

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ! Even busier. Good recap of the Oscars. All the "extra " time you got by not having the dogs. ! POOF ! Gone ! Wait until you retire ~ that is 24 /7 . No break ~ nothing ~ you are retired ALL the time ! Don't even know how I had time for a 40 hour a week job ! Keep plugging you will get there ! What did happen to Kim Novak !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's fun to see the photos of the highlights my friend! I hope you have a good week...sending you some extra hugs!!!

rottrover said...

I can so relate to that feeling of exhaustion after being online for hours communicating! I'm limiting my time now and it's better. FREE TIME rocks!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love this post, all of my many favorite moments about Sunday's Oscar's in photos.....Ellen is awesome and I too was very pleased with the winners. It was such a great year for movies, I'm a bit down now :( Here's to another great year ahead!

the cape on the corner said...

yeesh, i can't believe how busy you are. that sounds really rough. you know i started watching around 5 and stayed til after 12 when it was finally done. i have to add about goldie hawn's face...yikes!

Kit said...

I adore your short version! Don't beat yourself up, be like John Travolta and think "Let it Go!"...LOL I enjoyed the show very much and can't really complain about anything. But I am such a groupie, they would really have to screw up to make me upset. Have a great week! Kit

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your Oscars recap was perfect and to the point! Sometimes it's so hard getting used to new schedules...go easy on yourself, and steal a few moments for you, too!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hear! Hear!
What happened with all that extra time we thought we'd have by 'eliminating' some things from our hectic schedules?!
I'm with you... who has time?
Life is happening all around, I was wondering if (while I was reading this post) you even had time to WATCH?
I don't watch it...
I concern myself with other things--
I don't recall what other things, at this late date, but believe me when I say, I had something else going on, to be able to watch the Oscars... I really did! Probably...
More than likely...

Edilma Weissmueller said...

I'm up to day, thanks. Being in a third world country of a sort with their own problem, politics and ways sure puts one behind.
Trip over, mission accomplished Now I'll try to get in step up here.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hi, Ann,
I am just visiting to say hello, and hope all is well with you.