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First of all, the Book Club has decided on our next book. It will be Nickel & Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich. That being said, I’m a bit frustrated. I’m currently reading two books, with a third in the wings (Life of Pi), and now a fourth for the Book Club. I think I might have a problem.

It seems like there’s just not enough hours in the day. Leaving the necessary items (work, caring for Simon, chores, etc.) out of the picture, my problem is that I have too many leisure interests that I would like to pursue. Reading books and blogs, watching movies, playing games, getting exercise, playing the woefully neglected guitar, and learning to play the recently acquired ukulele – the list goes on and on. I guess that it’s really a matter of prioritization.

Actually, that’s not even really true. I’m lazy at heart. So when it could be a matter of prioritization, it’s really more a matter of convenience. Why put forth the effort to get up off my butt when I can thoroughly enjoy myself sitting in front of the computer or television? Or pick up the book that is just an arms-length away? So it seems that the activities that I pick are the ones requiring the least effort. That’s not true across the board, but it is certainly a trend that I need to work on. Does anybody else have this problem? Or am I alone in my leisure-of-convenience mentality?

2 Responses to “There’s not nearly enough time.”

  • Mebbie
    05/10/2006
    6:18 PM
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    I’ve been meaning to comment on this but I’ve been too busy reading books to get to it! 😉

    I definitely have the same problem. Besides dealing with finals, projects, research, and whatnot, I have been attempting to read Nickel & Dimed (almost done), Life of Pi, The Arms of God, and Naked (a friend wrote one of the chapters).

    But, to prevent myself from getting sucked in, I don’t allow myself to read until I am going to bed (part of the reason why I am making slow progress!). What I *should* be doing is reading while hanging out on the treadmill or bike! 🙂

  • Lou Ann
    05/11/2006
    10:54 AM
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    As I read this post, my eyes keep wandering to the title of the previous post … and continue to find myself wondering if someone were to happen upon your blog and see the titles, and to not bother reading the content … what would they think of someone who has it in for the ice cream man. I mean really.

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