Today, I am giving you some homework so that I can take a day off to write some future posts. Or maybe just go watch Bewitched.
It’s going to feel a lot like study hall or those classes where the teacher would just sit there at their desk reading their own comic book or whatever they were doing, while you were expected to toil away with no guidance whatsoever for 50 whole minutes. (Who were those teachers? Burned out should-have-already-retired ones? Or maybe they didn’t get a prep hour and were just trying to stay afloat. I shouldn’t be so judgey. Maybe they were even being nice and trying to prepare us for the real world. I don’t think it really helped in my case, though, because–never mind. Staying on task today.) Aaaanyways . . . I know making you do all the work while I watch TV isn’t fair, but it’s for a really good cause which is this: Help me not feel like such a monopolizer. (For more on that subject, I have updated my “About” page, so it’s almost like I did do a post today. And monopolized again. Shoot.)
So here is your homework for today. Share a little good thing in the comments. It can be anything mildly informative or amusing or random. Here are some examples: “I love Downton Abbey.” “I went on the Weezer Cruise.” “My dog’s feet smell like fritos.” Or you could tell about the difference between one million and one billion and one trillion using the last week/Nixon era/Building the Pyramids time in seconds analogy. Or point out a typo! ( ‘Cause I’m feeling tired, and a little lazy.) Just any old thing. If everyone does the homework we will all get enough points to have a shindig. Everyone is counting on you, so don’t let them down, okay? (Sorry to the second grader’s teacher for totally stealing this awesome be-good-and-you-can-have-a-shindig method that you employ, but it totally works for 8 year olds so maybe it will work for the people who read my blog!?! There are several now, I think!)
I have to run, because I think it’s the one where Samantha turns Tabitha’s bunny into a person who is played by Elke Summer or some other 60s actress with VERY white hair, and all kinds of zaniness ensues including this very important line: “You shoot rabbits? That’s mean. Rabbits are nice. Nicer than people.” Maybe some of you who would like extra credit on the homework could opt instead to fact-check if I have that right, and maybe share the episode link with us. Or you could talk about your garden, and why rabbits really are pests. Just any old thingy that pops into your head, stream of consciousness-like. You might surprise yourself! (Or entertain me! And you know it clearly doesn’t take much. . .)
Also, big thanks to my husband for turning me back on to Bewitched last night. Awesome!