Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius

I take forever to get ready in the morning - I need at least an hour and a half to get out the door. Now I don't use all that time to get dressed and made-up, a fair amount of the time is spent checking the news or playing with the animals or talking to Scott. I just need a bit of time to wake up. If push came to shove, I could get out of the house in a timely fashion, but I choose not to.

Once the cold weather sets in a few things need to be added to the morning routine. You have to add for time to make a cup of tea to-go and go out and start the car a few minutes before leaving. Since it was chilly this morning and my little old car needs a bit of time to collect it's self, I ran out about ten minutes before I was planning to leave to start the car.

As I ran our the door to the car Scott yelled at me to grab the paper when I came back in. I replied that there was no paper (otherwise I would have tripped over it on my way to the car - duh!). He yelled back that it was half way up the driveway.

Now you've seen my driveway it's long, and it was 37 degrees out, and I had on a pair of thin PJ bottoms, a nice sweater and my hair still in a towel (oh yes, it rocks to be my neighbors!). My solution was simply to drive up the driveway to the newspaper, open the door, grab it, and roll back down. I knew that I was bound to get me a ration of crap from Scott, but I thought it was pure genius!

So I did it, grinning like an idiot the entire time, giving myself mental pats on the back for being so smart. By the time I got back to the house, Scott was practically peeing in his pants laughing, saying that I was perhaps the laziest person in the entire world, but that I was seriously funny.

Of course I didn't plan to be that amusing, but perhaps that's part of the curse of genius?

Stalker Clock says 6 days, 10 hours, 36 minutes and 5 seconds

Current Music: Going the Distance - Cake


kimmyk said...

i woulda done the same thing.
smart thinkin girl.

what's the stalker clock about?

Anonymous said...

I would totally do that very thing, Love the laziness....

for a different kind of girl said...

This is the very reason I had kids. Normally, on warm weather days (and granted, my newspaper is usually just at the bottom of the front steps), I head out there in pajamas and my head in a towel, too (this may be the reason why my neighbors are moving and, if so, I wish I would have been doing this a long time ago!). However, when it's colder outside, I totally invoke child labor laws and send their skinny little, pajama-clad butts out there to grab it.

Just Laura said...

37 degrees? That's insane! I would have driven the route as well.

On a better note, I am always walking around in my red plaid or Eyore PJ bottoms. Taking out the mail, fetching some inane object from the car, taking the recycling out and once very recently hooking up jumper cables on my sister's jeep. =)

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