Thursday, April 5, 2007

Good Thursday

It's Friday, no it's Thursday, but I don't have to work tomorrow, so it's Friday for me. And because it's a holiday (for the US financial markets anyway) tomorrow, our office does this thing where we can wear jeans to work. It's nice - but kinda odd. We get rewarded for having a day off, which is a reward in itself. Strange - but hey, who am I to argue? I'm not going to complain - and I know, I like to complain. Apparently the other day on Oprah she decided to not complain for a month and had her viewers and audience members pledge with her. Luckily I was not one of the viewers or audience members ( I heard of this from my sister). But generally, I think the no complaining thing is a good thing. As a society, we complain too much. Half of my blog is me complaining. Complaining about the train, complaining about my coworkers, complaining about complaining. I'd like to complain less, but don't know how to start. Plus, what would I do to pass the time? Take up knitting? I already do that. The problem is, I can multitask with the best of them. I can knit and complain. I can read and complain. I can sing and watch TV and read and still have room to complain. I'm talented. Of course, when I'm multitasking, I'm probably not doing any of those things wonderfully, I'm just doing a mediocre job. Which isn't bad if all I'm doing is complaining and say watching TV. No one needs to do either of those things well. But if I'm trying to write something wonderful and important (or something good and necessary to keep my job), I probably should be focusing on that, not anything else, least of all, complaining. So maybe that's how I stop complaining, I focus on what is in front of me and then other stuff doesn't bother me. Of course, so much of what bothers me is stuff that intrudes on what I am trying to do (the coworker whistling, the train being crowded while I'm trying to read). But I guess it's a start. Not that I'm going to give up multitasking all together. But maybe it's just more structured multitasking - which probably isn't really multitasking, but let's not split hairs. Regardless, it doesn't really matter to me today, because it's Thursday dressed up as a Friday, so I have a whole extra day over the weekend to get all my stuff done, so I'm looking forward to a non multitasking, complainless three days.

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