Saturday, November 19, 2005

What about time?

Okay, I was trying to think of something sexy to blog about today, but I don't think I can compete with the awesome coverage Michelle gave all things sex yesterday, so instead I'm going to muse on time (and add in another sexy pic and another contest in a bit--so keep reading).

On the one hand I am anally obsessed with being on time or, whenever possible, early. I'll break every traffic law known to man if I suspect I'm going to be late to something I consider important, such as Harry Potter 4. I was early despite the traffic, since it was showing in 4 theaters at the same time. It took me forever to get my popcorn, but then I stood there in the lobby, watching the clock tick closer and closer to 7. I would never normally wait so long to get a seat, but I had my friends' tickets. So moral dilemma--leave them stranded in the lobby so I don't miss the start of Harry Potter or wait and wait and wait? Plus I had to go to the bathroom--these are notoriously long movies!

What would you do?

Luckily at least one of my friends arrived in the lobby just before the hand struck seven, so I could rush into the theater and save two more seats. The only group of three seats left was the very front row.

So this just illustrates my point--I must be early, unless...

I have to return a phone call, fix a bill, make a doctor appointment, write my newsletter (Shara's E Zone). Then my procrostanation habit kicks in big time. See part 2...


Blogger Michelle said...

Good Morningggggggggggg Shara, want to talk about time? OMG - can you say 15 year old boy, football season now turned to wrestling season, Saturday practice, two daughters, one son-in-law, one boy-friend-in-law, one grandchild, two dogs, fifteen fish, and my mother?

Despite all this, yes, I'm still obsessed with being on time. Drives me nuts when I'm late for something, but there are days when it's just not possible to get it all done in a timely fashion. this mornings eye candy!

Michelle Hoppe

10:05 AM  
Blogger Shara Lanel said...

Good Gosh! So how are you dealing with Thanksgiving? And what do you do with 15 fish? I have one sad and lonely gold fish, one dog, and one son.


10:08 AM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

I don't think anyone could top Michelle's posts yesterday and I'm SOOOOOOO glad I don't have to follow her LOL.

I'm with you on time but I also procrastinate--I can't explain it. I'm early for movies (HP tomorrow! I'll be watching while most people are in church *g*). I'm on time for family gatherings and I hate hate hate when people leave big plans (like Thanksigiving) until the last minute. Then again, my brother is so chronically late, he's KNOWN for being late. LOL

10:34 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

OY, Thanksgiving is going to be a piece of cake this year...or is that pumpkin pie? Wait let me check the menu again.

Actually, my youngest daughter just bought her first home and she wants to have Thanksgiving there, so all I have to do is show up. Well, I did offer to come over early in the morning and do the cooking, but than it's time to relax, except I'll most likely help with the dishes...but...oh face it, I'll be working all day while the boys watch football in the living room.

My son, yes the afore mentioned fifteen year old has a 55 gallon fish tank and of course with his busy schedule hahahaha, guess who gets to feed the fish every morning? Yep, that would be me!

Okay, now it's your turn. What's you plan for Thanksgiving and why don't you get Mr. Lovely Goldfish a mate?

Michelle Hoppe

10:36 AM  
Blogger Shara Lanel said...

CeCe, I so should have followed your plan and waited until church-time to see HP4! At the very least I should have gone to the 10 o'clock showing--less kiddies. But I love the alive-ness of an opening night.

Michelle, For Thanksgiving I'm going to my mom's. She keeps calling me wanting to know what I plan to bring, then she keeps buying more. Now it's down to me bringing "creative snacks"--what do you make of that?

As far as the fish, my son won him and we really didn't expect him to live this long. A fishy partner might be romantic. I'm working on hubby for a puppy, though, to go with my VERY old dog.

11:38 AM  
Blogger snowflake said...

I would leave the tickets with the ticket counter and call my friends to collect their tickets from there when they reach the cinema.

2:34 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

I think time is both a friend and an enemy to men. What is the best thing you like about time, Shara?

2:39 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

By the by, I've watched Harry Potter 4 twice already. *g*

2:40 PM  
Blogger Shara Lanel said...

Twice already! Goodness--I'm jealous ;-)

My friends and I were wishing they had cell phones so we could have commicated about the tickets, but hey, we didn't even miss the previews.

What do I like best about time? Hmm. I guess when I think about time, I think about life, so all the things I love about life--reading, writing, chilling with friends, going to conferences--is what I love about time. When I have the time to do all of those things, I'm happy.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being late irks me. I hate it when people are late. Sometimes I'll have a book so it's not so bad. I usually show up early. I stopped waiting for old friends as they showed up thirty minutes late. They'd be all "Where were you? We waited for you!"

Me: "I got bored watching people shop while I figuratively picked my nose. Show up next time on time and I'll be there." They were late. Sigh.

I don't think I could ever have fish as a pet. Unless it makes a sound, I'll forget to feed/water it. There's a reason I don't have plants. They become wall paper. Fish, I think, would just become a screen saver for me until the water evaporated away and there'd be all these little fishy bones on the bottom with a little sign that says "Why, lady owner? Why did you forsake us?" Of course, I'd have to bump the empty aquarium to notice it was empty. So fishies for me.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Michelle I can't believe you're old enough to have a daughter who owns her own home! Wow!

This year I'm spending thanksgiving alone =) No kids, no running hither and yon, no step-mom who thinks I can't cook. Just me, the cats and take out from chilis or something.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous AJ said...

I'm the opposite of all of you on-timers. I would like to be on time. I have the best intentions, but with two kids, I don't have a prayer.

I told my daughters soccer coach to just expect that we would be late every week. That way he would be pleasantly suprised when we got there on time.


5:41 PM  
Blogger Shara Lanel said...

Well I forgot my child's report was due Monday. Oops! I put Daddy in charge. Learning delegation is an important skill. And saving all the homework until Friday and turning it in at once is beyond me. It either goes in the day it's done or it's lost for good.

6:28 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

Shara, what is the most magical moment in your life?

6:40 PM  
Blogger Pam P. said...

Have to confess I'm usually the one who's late - I just hate being time restricted and have too many things I want to do at one time often, lol.

Jenny, that's what my sister did with tickets once when I had to be late - went and got the seats and left my ticket at the box office - I figured out to go there when I got there, lol. That time, though, it was my boss' fault that I was late.

6:41 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

As a matter of curiosity, doesn't your cinema assign seats on the tickets? I like to sit at a distance from the screen. Sitting in the front row would give me a crick in the neck.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Shara Lanel said...

No assigned seats, hence the lines. I usually like to sit the third row back. Far enough to reduce neck-crickiness, but close enough to be sucked into the screen.

My most magical moment? There have been many, but the one that first comes to mind is when the box arrived with my first copies of Enlightened Love. Oh yeah, having that first book in hand is magical.

I have that moment immortalized on my web site:

7:58 PM  

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