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    Run For Your Life, Black Hockey Jesus!
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    To Do

    1). Be still for 30 minutes.

    2). Run 10 miles.

    3). Play guitar and sing Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues until neighbor beats on wall.

    4). Dismantle any remaining reasons to live.

    5). Stay alive anyway to spite enemies.

    6). Read from at least 5 different texts, not for content, but to see what their collisions generate.

    7). Kick daughter’s ass in Candy Land.

    8). Try to get son to speak about something other than video games.

    9). Laugh and cry accordingly.

    10). Solve once and for all the problem of life and death.

    What are you doing today?

    Reader Comments (26)

    what video games does he play?

    April 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM | Unregistered Commenterryan

    you know what... could you just have him email, so I have someone to talk about video games with. thanks :)

    April 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM | Unregistered Commenterryan

    dishes. art. take kids to art museum. listen how 'this sucks'.
    love it anyway.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:44 AM | Unregistered Commentersara

    Read this post. Check.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterBejewell

    Up. Work. Kids. Dinner. Write. Read. Dream. Repeat.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

    sitting.running in the rain. mourning.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:58 AM | Unregistered Commenterno one

    If anyone can figure out number ten, I'd put my money on you. Can't wait to hear all about it.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterDiaryofWhy

    Apparently today is my day for burning bridges spectacularly and pointedly ignoring the significance of the date. I might also find time to attempt to make our house clean and in all likelihood, I will squeeze in failing to make our house clean as well.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:46 AM | Unregistered Commentertinsenpup

    1) watch another eposide of FarScape 2) Shower, just to get back in sweats 3) Go to grocery store to buy coffee so I have a reason to live tomorrow 4) Boil eggs so my kids know that Easter is this weekend 5) Update my calendar because I am competely lost of what is happening around me ‎6) Laundry before it evolves into another life form and crawls away 7)Watch another eposide of Farscape so I can procrasinate for.... ‎8) look in the freezer to see what dead animal to eat tonight 9) check email to hear the realtor tell me to lower the price of my parents house another 10,000
    ‎10) Not sure...check calendar.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:52 AM | Unregistered Commentersagebrooksage

    My enemies hate my spite and I am glad yours do to.

    April 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterWilliam

    Generally mopping up snot as the factory in my head produces it.

    April 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterJeannie

    Let me know what happens with number ten.

    I am going to spend the day doing various boring household things, but underneath I will be giving everything I've got to not sabotaging my new workout regime and efforts to become healthy again.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:39 AM | Unregistered Commenterjodiferous

    I am attempting to break yesterday's record of smooches given to my daughter...but that's every day. I will boil 3 dozen eggs. Hopefully buy a laundry basket. Write. Read. Run.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

    here's to queen frostine. she inevitably shows up.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM | Unregistered Commenterterri

    Well it's Good Friday down here, so I'm going to try avoid eating meat .. just for old times sake, when I used to have to be a Catholic.

    Part of me wants to make one of those Crown Lamb Roasts - to symbolise Jesus' Crown of Thorns and celebrate death and rebirth and renewal and all that shit. It's probably in bad taste, but yummy bad taste.

    And I will look my children in the eye today.

    And tell myself that I can live unmedicated.

    And ponder the whole stupid experience of existence, and try to imagine it being majestic.

    Then, probably go on twitter.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM | Unregistered Commenteredenland

    Foul. #4 and #10 are the same thing. Reason being the reason for the problem.

    April 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterKaren Maezen Miller

    Just trying to make it to the surface today, and man my lungs are burning.

    Teach that girl Uno.

    April 21, 2011 at 4:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterLisa

    My son's first words EVERY morning are "Can I play on the computer?" Frig. Drives me crazy but not as much as Candyland which ThankTheHeavens is no longer played by my kids.

    My goal today was not to break into pointless, frustrated tears over something stupid. It's 10:32pm and I think I've made it but we'll see.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterFairly Odd Mother

    I should be doing 1, 4, 8, and 9. Instead of working and eating Peeps.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterSlow Panic

    Run, meditate, keep breathing, remember to like myself...

    April 21, 2011 at 7:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterbonnie

    can't believe how similar our lists are.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterkate

    1) be awesome
    2) stay awesome

    April 22, 2011 at 5:36 AM | Unregistered Commentermuskrat

    Wonder why I bother. Bother anyway.

    Shade and Sweetwater,

    April 22, 2011 at 6:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterKyddryn

    My day. True story.

    1. Push aside every lame "to do" thing on my list to listen to daughter talk about college, new boyfriend, how her life is going so,so,so well and she is so, so, so happy.

    2. Continue to ignore "to do" list to listen to another daughter talk about married life, her disappointments, her sadness, her restlessness and how her life is so, so, so confusing and so, so, so not what she had signed up for.

    3. Reflect on how our minds can make or break us and sometimes both at the same time.

    4. Take call from neighbor telling us a dear friend and neighbor died unexpectedly at 4 p.m. this afternoon.

    5. Take my dose of perspective as the miracle drug it is.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    Speed Grief-ing - that's for starters...

    April 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin

    Speed Grief-ing. That's for starters.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin

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