Friday, October 31, 2008

Take Time for the Meme

1) Your work day is done and the brain is fried, what do you do?  Lately it's involved a glass of wine, plopping on the couch, and vegging out to whatever Coffeewife has turned the channel to.  Or, like this past week, if she isn't really paying attention I've switched it over to the World Series.  All of this also takes place after Coffeeson goes to sleep, too.

2) Your work week is done and the brain is fried (for some Friday, others Sunday afternoon), what do you do?  Sunday afternoons usually feature Chipotle for lunch.  It is my great meal of culmination...unless Coffeewife is working that day, in which case I need to wait until Monday.  Then lately I've been switching on whatever football game is on, though usually I don't care about the outcome...I just like the sight of well-executed plays, which I more than likely didn't watch the day before.  But if the Lions are playing I'm not seeing that anyway.  I'm also half-paying attention to the game because I'm also playing around with Coffeeson.  The day eventually ends with Entourage on HBO.

3) Like most of us, I often keep myself busy even while programs are on the tv. I stop to watch The Office and 30 Rock on Thursday nights. Do you have 'stop everything' tv programming or books or events or projects that are totally 'for you' moments?  I enjoy empty church sanctuaries.  I pray, I rant and rave, I journal, I sit in silence...I can cover two or three of these in one sitting.  My monthly visits to the local emergent cohort could be considered a "just for me" moment as well, though I can't make it as regularly as I'd like.

4) When was the last time you laughed, really laughed? What was so funny?  Just the other day, when I watched this video.

5) What is a fairly common item that some people are willing to go cheap on, but you are not.  Coffee, baby.  Fair trade, wonderfully ground and prepared coffee.  Preferably dark roast.  Aw yeah.

Bonus: It's become trite but is also true that we often benefit the most when we give. Go ahead, toot your own horn. When was the last time you gave until it felt good?  I haven't exactly excelled in this area lately.  Or I can't remember.  But probably the first one.