1. As you know if you follow me on Twitter, I had a bit of a PANIC today when I couldn’t find the papers I would need to file my taxes.
You see, I am the sort of person who puts things In A Place. The things I use, the things I need, these all have Right And Proper Places In The World. My wallet is always in this pocket, my glasses are always put away there. This means that I always know where my keys are. This means I can always find my shoes. But the down side is …
The down side is, I am useless when it comes to looking for things.
The papers were not in the folder where I thought they were. They were not on the shelf where they ought to be. They were not on the floor under the shelf. They were not in the proper drawer of the filing cabinet. At this point, they might as well have vanished into the ether, so I called on J for help.
J is not the sort of person who always puts things back where they belong. This leads to conversations where she says “have you seen my keys?” and I look at the KEY RACK by the front door, shrug, and say no. But she always finds her keys, her driver’s license, the overdue library book, K’s purple unitard, the missing Pokemon, and, thank goodness, my tax papers.
They were, in fact, in the folder they were supposed to be in. Tucked inside some other papers. I am an idiot, but I am a profoundly grateful idiot, and I deeply appreciate her help.
My taxes are now filed. I probably did it wrong somehow, but they are DONE.
2. I listened to myself on the Fantastic Fangirls podcast today. Will you, Gentle Reader, kindly glance over the preceding paragraphs? Are there, perhaps, a number of emphasis and inflection markers? There are, you say? Well, Gentle Reader, let me assure you, this is exactly how I talk. I lecture and monologue with emphasis and stressed words, with a rolling cadence of clauses and subclauses and corollary phrases.
I thought about this. I don’t think I’ll change it. I mean, I do talk this way. I started blogging and tweeting with this style because it is, in fact, how I talk. So be it.
3. Gaming tonight was a ton of fun. The jokes flowed thick and fast and aren’t worth repeating here. Munchkin Impossible, followed by Hearts. Good times.
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