Saturday, September 29, 2007

On the order of work

100' of 3" perf pipe in the back of the Volvo. I need a chain-gang song to accompany it.

A long time ago, for some work-related reason, I took the Myers-Briggs profile test and found out that I am a contingency planner. (INTJ for those of you who know what the heck I am talking about.) Well, that certainly didn't come as a surprise to me: I have always looked to a future goal and figured out eight ways of running up the hill to get to it. But sometimes, I swear, despite all my plans and counterplans, my life (anyone's life) is like one of those sliding tile games: you know the ones, with fifteen sequential numbered tiles and sixteen spaces? I have to move each and every tile first to get the number one up to its proper spot.

And so it goes. My task list, this weekend, is growing. Before I can put up the greenhouse, I need to trench up lots of earth! We've got drainage issues.


cookiecrumb said...

The first cut from the soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Getcha right in the mood.

El said...

CC, that was one I thought about, frankly. What's completely spooky about that track of course is it is really a chain gang. Poor blokes.

As it was, I ended up humming the guards' tune of the Wizard of Oz. In my head, of course.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, eeh, yo! Scary.

Yeah, I know the O Brother track is genuine. Y'ever listen to the words? A little murderous.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

heh... I didn't think about those 16-tile games. I always thought of life as one of those "You pick the ending" books, though.

El said...

Kim: Oh, absolutely! But before you can pick up that book, about 15 things require your attention first! That's all it felt like: so close, and yet so far.