Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way

Filed under : Life in general
On January 19, 2010
At 4:00 am
Comments : 4

Goals: are they a good thing or a bad thing? Because I had a few at the start of this vacation and I’m not sure I really accomplished anything. If only I hadn’t actually set them up, I might have felt better at the end, which is, coincidentally, today. Remember how excited I was to begin my longest break ever? Sure, it was relaxing and all but it gave me lots and lots of time to be panicked out of my mind that this all ends in a few short months and then I have no job. A year seemed like such a long time! Not so much anymore.

So let’s do some accounting.

1. Make a little money

I did do this, actually, and spent my first week at a part-time job that was way more work than I thought it would be. It’s ironic, I hadn’t actually worked the week between Christmas and New Year’s since, oh, 1992. I haven’t gotten the check yet, though. That can’t be good.

2. Get my apartment cleaned up

I’ve had this one for nearly a year. The good news is, compared to what it was before, it looks great! The bad news is, compared to the average home, it’s still a wreck.

3. Start my thesis.


4. Help my brother with his synagogue’s website.

Website? No, but really, I think this is the one I’m most disappointed about. I can’t think I’ll ever have three weeks of free time again to do this. I wonder if I should start now….

5. Plan my Purim offerings at Cinnagirl.

Well, I thought a little about Hamantaschen. Surely that counts for something.

6. Visit friends.

I’m going to revise this to visiting them on the Internet. Made it with a technicality!

7. Lay on the sofa a lot and eat Pop Chips.

Close! I ate dry cereal. You all remember I’m coocoo for Cocoa Puffs. I think there are still a few lodged between the cushions. Next time I clean, in July, I’m sure I’ll find them.

I think that’s it. My, am I ready to go back to class, if only so I can be distracted from my budget spreadsheet and how many fewer tabs it has this year what with not having any more income than I made at Musicland in high school. On the plus side, I got to delete that pesky “taxes” tab as well. Score!

In conclusion, as I learned from Homer Simpson, setting up goals is the first step towards failing to achieve your goals. The lesson is: never set up goals.

Title comes from:
Pink Floyd – Time


4 Comments for this post

  1. North of the City says:

    Re: #6 — This way you can stay in pyjamas!

  2. sarpon says:


  3. Becca says:

    North, and I have such nice pajamas too. I really need a work at home job.

    Sarp, my goal is for more people to agree with me. Oh wait….

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