Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The span of my attention

I have the attention span of ...well...a dog, surrounded by butterflies. And squirrels. And an owner dangling a treat at me while simultaneously throwing a tennis ball. "Short" doesn't begin to describe it. I can't sit and watch a complete movie unless I'm either in a theater or I have someone holding me down. I just think about all the other things I could do at the same time...file my nails, get a drink, put on chapstick, start my laundry. Sitting still is definitely not my strong suit.

On that note, meetings are my arch nemesis. Every time someone adds a meeting to my work calendar, I kind of go into panic mode. Often, I wonder if it will interfere with a mealtime or a snack time or if it's near the end of the day and I'll have to take a later bus. I hate when that happens because then it interferes with my after-work workout and then when I get to the gym it's right at the time when it gets really busy and someone's on my machine and I have to use a different machine, in front of which the person to my left or right has the television tuned to golf, or baseball, or The Young and the Restless, or....oh, right. That's not what this post is about. Sorry.

Back to what I was saying...meetings suck. (Come on, you know it's true!) Today I had one scheduled from 11:15am until 12:30pm. That's right...1.25 hours. at lunchtime. And so I had already started to panic. (When will I eat lunch!?) And then it turns out the meeting really didn't have anything to do with me, AND it lasted almost two hours. My attention span is WAY shorter than two hours. I honestly couldn't tell you half of what was said.

What I can tell you, though, is how many beads are on my bracelet:

69, in case you're curious. 51 attached that dangle, and 18 along the center string.

I can also tell you some of the funny things that were said (atleast they made me laugh on the inside:
 "Crank up the marketing machine"
"fuzz factor"
"I'm not keen on becoming the Queen of [so-and-so]"
"With as much money as they're paying me, it's a stupid use of my time." <--Yeah, I assure you I did not say that!

And then, because, well, he's just so darn cute...
Rocco chillin' in Jeremy's Jeep this past weekend.


  1. I could have totally written this back when I was working, especially the part of it messing with my gym time :)