And then there are days, like today, when I realize that the only person I have to blame for any time I waste is myself.
Here is my three-step guide to absolutely wasting your life away, in case you should ever want to.
1.) Think of something and/or notice something.
b.) Relate that something to something else.
cat.) Spend as much time as you want Internet researching that something else.
I undoubtedly look the most like my mother, but if you ask me, I'd say my little sister Vyelit acts the most like her. They are both the most social, they have the same mannerisms and humor and can talk and talk and talk. They both argue the same too, which leads to them bickering like 13 year olds.
Lately, though, it's been more and more pronounced and I wonder if it's because Vyelit is a mother now. I mean, sure, the baby is still the size of a spaghetti squash (?) but, she's a mother.
We (lovingly) make fun of my mother for a lot of things, but one of them has always been her super human ability to know the prices of everything at the grocery store. At every grocery store. Last night, Vye came home after doing a little shopping of her own (did you know pregnant people eat a lot?) and this conversation went on in the kitchen.
Vye: Cheese is expensive! It was $3.59.
Mom: Si, si. That's about right. At Bravo, esta a $3.99.
Vye: The Special K was buy one get one free. One was $4.39 though.
Mom: Gwow! But that's still good because one at Wal-mart is $3.79 and you got two. How much were the juices?
Mom: Que bueno! I just saw them at $2.00.
All those prices were totally made up because I don't know fooey about how much stuff costs. It's not that I don't buy stuff, I just never pay attention. I've been known to swipe my card, get in my car and drive all the way home before I'm like, "uh, how much did I spend?"
So, step one: I noticed something. I noticed that Vye was becoming even more like mother, my mother who still is the champion price-knower.
Step b: Relate that something to something else.
Do you guys remember Supermarket Sweep?
Did I mention awesome?
Step cat: Internet research, which in this case consisted of watching an episode (or two) on YouTube.
The commentary is priceless. "Ooooh, look at him grab that large slab of beef!"
Time? Effectively wasted.
I'm mostly kidding, except for the part where I spent part of today watching Supermarket Sweep. I'm probably gonna go apply for a job or invent something now.
I hope you all had wonderful weekends. I bet you and I teamed together would kick ass on Supermarket Sweep.