Day 173: Come up with your own Book page idea.

There are so, so many possibilites here.

Shall I just put them in a list? I think I have to, or I’m not going to be able to keep my head on straight.

  • Pretend to be a time traveller.
  • No bathing.
  • Only eat foods whose names are four-letter words.
  • Shirk responsibility.
  • Confound a bureaucrat.
  • Communicate only in nods and grunts.
  • Wander aimlessly in a grocery store.
  • Skip work and read a book.
  • Eat cereal for every meal.
  • Urinate in an unlikely place.
  • Chase a stray cat, yelling protestations of love and/or anger.
  • Crack an egg with one hand, like Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.
  • Make lists for everything, and don’t stop making them.

I actually did a few of these — I won’t tell you which — but all of the above are mere runners-up. The winner was going to be “Do something you’ve been putting off” — dangerous, because there are plenty of things on my “I’ll do this eventually” list, which is really my “I’m probably never going to do this” list — but circumstances intervened. Elanor is staying with my parents, and Lorna was at band practice all evening, so Jack and I were left to fend for ourselves. He went to bed without much hassle, but I fell asleep in the bed with him, around 7:15; I woke up about an hour later, groggy, and stumbled to the couch, where I promptly fell asleep again; at about 9:00, I woke up — still groggy — and stumbled to bed, where I slept until Lorna came home, around 10:00. (It might take a few bourbons, but I’m going back to bed soon.)

So: today is “Take an evening nap” day — an almost necessary follow-up to yesterday, at least for crotchety old men like me.

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