My Saturday To Do List

blogging, writing, to do list, sarcasm, humor, Modern PhilosopherHappy Saturday, Modern Philosophers!

Look at me blogging two days in a row!  I guess I was moved by some of the feedback that I received on last night’s post, which broke my week long silence.

One message I received loud and clear is that I should be blogging for me, and not worrying about whether anyone else is reading.  I guess that makes sense, but one of the main reasons I blog is I hope my writing will be noticed and someone will offer me a paying writing gig.

But I will listen to your advice and try just writing for me.

Since the interns are off on the weekend, I often have trouble remembering what I need to do for the day.  That means I need to compile a To Do List so I don’t forget anything.  So today’s blog post, written for me, is my Saturday To Do List.  Enjoy!

For the record, that “Enjoy!” was meant for me since I’m writing this for me!

Recharge your batteries.  You’ve been running a lot lately, and making sure to get in at least 10,000 steps every day.  You’ve also been working overtime and dealing with some personal issues.  As a result, you’re exhausted.

So your top priority for today has to be to relax and recharge your batteries.  Mission accomplished on this one.  Could not believe it when I woke up this morning and discovered it was 9:21.  What???  You never sleep that late.  Good job, Austin!

blogging, writing, to do list, sarcasm, humor, Modern PhilosopherGo for a run.  This is week 7 of your new fitness program.  You’ve lost 20 lbs, so keep up the good work.  Even though your top task for the day was to recharge your batteries, you’re also going to need to drain them a little.

Set out to do a four mile run after I finally got my lazy butt out of bed.  This was the first run all month that hasn’t included rain.  In fact, it was so gorgeous that I actually ran in shorts.  You’re welcome, ladies!

Ended up doing about five miles since I was feeling good and I wanted tomorrow’s weigh in to go well.

Have a big breakfast.  One of the things that makes your morning run easier to survive is knowing that a big breakfast is waiting.  Remember that Julie brought in a dozen fresh eggs for you, so you should make a big plate of scrambled eggs after your shower.

Eating isn’t something I really have to remind myself to do, but it looks good on the To Do List and breaks up the monotony.

I ended up making three eggs scrambled with ham, cheese, and mushrooms.  There was sausage on the side, an English muffin, some OJ, and a big glass of chocolate milk.

Do the laundry.  Ugh!  I hate this weekly chore, but if I don’t remind myself to do it, I’m going to be walking around naked next week.  This is the week you do the bedding, too, so set aside some time for an extra load.

And, Austin, don’t try to shove everything in one load.  There’s just too much with all your workout clothes and the sheets.  You’ll break the washer and that would suck.

You’d then have to add “Get the washer repaired” to a To Do List which is already pretty lengthy as it is!

blogging, writing, to do list, sarcasm, humor, Modern PhilosopherWatch Rogue One.  I’m embarrassed to admit this, but this Star Wars geek never went to see Rogue One in theaters.  I’m not a fan of the change from May to December release dates for the Star Wars flicks since Disney bought out George Lucas.

December in Maine is all about blizzards and subzero temperatures.  I do not want to go out in that.  Sure, I braved the elements for The Force Awakens, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger on Rogue One.

It’s available On Demand, so watch it in the comfort of your living room.  No driving.  No crowds.  Perfect.

Once you see Rogue One, you won’t have to worry about waiting two years for the sequel.  You saw the sequel forty years ago.  It was called Star Wars: A New Hope.

Work on your screenplay.  Okay, Writer Boy, you toiled on a new screenplay for a couple months and finished a first draft back in January.  You haven’t even opened the file, let alone worked on rewriting it, ever since.  What gives?

I don’t care what your reasons for putting it aside were…the time has come to give that script some love again.  You’re whining all the time about how you don’t have a full time writing career, so why don’t you try perfecting a screenplay that you can sell and solve all your problems?

Sometimes, Austin, I don’t know what the hell is wrong with you.  For a smart guy, you are pretty stupid on numerous occasions.

blogging, writing, to do list, sarcasm, humor, Modern PhilosopherUse your fitness tracker in its wristband.  Okay, Runner Boy, aka “Sweaty Flash”, this task is for you.

When you got your fitness tracker, you also bought a wristband for it.  However, you never use the band because you claim the tracker doesn’t credit you for the steps you take while wearing it.

You’re not in any competitions this weekend (you did win last weekend’s competition with over 51,000 steps, though!) and you promised to take it easy this weekend, so it’s the perfect time to strap it on!

Seriously, why do you go out of your way to make your blog posts seem raunchy?  Do you think that’s going to get you more readers?  Remember, you’re writing for you now.

So put the tracker in the wristband and give it a go.  If you can make it work, you won’t have to worry about fiddling with it on your waist anymore.   People are talking.  They think you’re checking your junk all the time.  It’s just weird.

Okay, that is more than enough to keep you busy and out of trouble on Saturday.  Maybe if you finish everything on your list and still have some time, you can work on a new blog post that your followers might enjoy.

I’m not putting that on the list, though, because you are supposed to be writing for you!

Your To Do List for today is to follow me on my blog and on Pinterest!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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4 Responses to My Saturday To Do List

  1. Quite an impressive To Do List – if you don’t mind me saying… because this was for you, not for us after all. Please tell me that you managed to watch Rogue One though? Fun fact: I almost rewatched that movie on Saturday night, but opted for Barry Levinson’s Diner instead.

    • Austin says:

      Darn. I would’ve waited to watch it with you had I known you were considering it!

      Yes, I did watch it and liked it very much. I’m so glad they finally explained why it was so easy to blow up the Death Star. 🙂

      • Me too! I love how Rogue One helps to make the saga an even richer and deeper experience. Who knew that was even possible?! 🙂

      • Austin says:

        I liked it because it was an old school war movie set in outer space. Kinda like a sci fi dirty dozen. I love that all the characters died and they didn’t save them for a sequel because a) that’s how war really is and b) they already made the sequel…it’s called Star Wars and none of those characters was in it! 🙂

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