Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What to do....

So here's my day.

6:59-- Woke up.
6:59 through 8:00-- Urinated, coffee, 1 1/2 episodes of Tivo'd "Coach."
8:00 through 8:45-- Four mile run. (I know, I'm slow. But it's hot, even at 8:00)
8:45 through 9:50-- Showered, prepared for work, a few minutes of "Today" on NBC. Katie and Matt are away, so I didn't watch very long.
10:00 through 6:45-- Work.
7:00-- Led Bible Study at Mission Waco homeless shelter on the parable of the Good Samaritan.
7:35 through now-- An episode of "The Real World: Austin," (kind of lame,) episode of "Ed."

For the past 25 minutes this conversation has occured in my head:

Craig, this Sunday you are preaching again at St. Paul's. You are also writing a piece to be read by Lacy at UBC. You plan on going to East Texas tomorrow after work and staying through Thursday evening to visit friends. On top of that, you haven't blogged a significant blog in quite some time. As your friend and coworker, Carol, has pointed out, your blog just isn't what it used to be. And, oh yeah, what about that book you started earlier this spring? Three chapters? Puh-leeze. You've had three chapters done for three months now. Get your lazy ass off the couch and start writing.

Yeah, but I'm tired.

Here's what I'll do: Go to bed now (9:30 p.m.) wake up early and start writing.

You have to be to work at 7:00. You know how much you like your sleep. You may get up early, because you are an early riser any way, but you know TIVO is busy working while you are sleeping. There's sure to be an episode of "Coach" or "Gunsmoke" or some piece of joy you can't even begin to expect on that little black box. You wake up early you'll still waste your morning on television.

No I won't.

Yeah, you'll change your ways tomorrow morning won't you?



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