Hooray for Thursdays and another fabulous installment of Larrie’s weekly therapy with her imaginary Doc. For some blog readers, this is what they look forward to—it helps them make it to the weekend.
DOC: Welcome, please sit down.
LRE: So formal.
DOC: I’m trying a new thing.
LRE: What? Acting like a doctor?
DOC: Something along those lines.
LRE: Great; just so long as you’re still imaginary and therefore I still don’t have to pay you.
DOC: Right-o. I’ve got a list of questions to discuss.
LRE: Nah; that’s okay.
DOC: But… but, I put so much time into coming up with these.
DOC: Sure, why not?
LRE: K, save them for next week.
DOC: Why? Do you have another list of 100 random things all about YOU?
LRE: No; that requires more effort than your list of questions.
DOC: Fine; what have ya got then?
LRE: I’ve been tagged.
DOC: You’ve… been… tagged…?
LRE: Yes; thanks for repeating it. Katie tagged me.
DOC: Kate did, huh? That still doesn’t explain what you’re talking about. Are you playing freeze tag?
LRE: Not exactly; it’s blog tag and I don’t think anybody crawls under your legs to unfreeze you in this game.
DOC: Blog tag, huh? So we’re expecting some of those hyperlink things where the text is underlined and blue?
LRE: Yes, a few.
DOC: All right, fine. Explain this blog tag then.
LRE: Right. Katie wrote the “rules” on her blog as she had received them from the person that tagged her.
DOC: Of course; you have to have clear rules. And what are they?
LRE: Let’s see… I link back to her (done), talk about the rules on my blog, tell six unspectacular quirks about me, tag six other bloggers and then leave comments on their blogs that I’ve tagged them.
DOC: Interesting rules. And these rules ask you to write YOUR rules about YOUR blog? YOU have rules?
LRE: Well, I wouldn’t exactly say that’s what it’s supposed to mean—talking about the rules on my blog and all—it really means that I need to explain the “tag rules” here on my blog, but I could briefly mention my daily posts as the “rules” for MY blog.
DOC: You mean—there’s more than JUST our Thursday appointments?
LRE: Hate to break it to ya, Doc, but you’re only one of usually six entries a week.
DOC: I’m crushed; I was under the impression that we were exclusive.
LRE: Ha—that would be silly.
DOC: Well, I’m afraid to ask out of jealousy, but what are the others?
LRE: Monday is my “freebie” day, Tuesday is the quote of the week, Wednesday is the cell phone pic of the week, you and I have our Thursdays, Friday is about work and Saturday I try and review a book.
DOC: You don’t sound very committed to Saturdays.
LRE: Yeah; Saturday doesn’t always give me enough attention so I’m not as committed, but there’s also lots of soccer now that it’s fall and I haven’t managed to sit down at a laptop when there’s running and scoring goals to be done.
DOC: Well, I suppose it’s good to know your rules.
DOC: K, so what was next? Six unspectacular quirks about you?
DOC: Who chose to describe your quirks with unspectacular?… sort of an oxymoron there.
LRE: Almost. I can see your point, but my idiosyncrasies aren’t exactly spectacular—just odd.
DOC: All right; you list them and stop naming synonyms for quirk instead.
LRE: Let’s see… first, I keep telling myself that one day I will master “mind over mattress” but it just never happens.
DOC: I suppose that there ARE people out there who like mornings.
LRE: I suppose so, too, but I don’t really want to hear about that. I hate mornings and each morning, a different Larrie wakes up determined to come up with one reason after another to continue hitting the snooze button.
DOC: That button should never have been invented.
DOC: K, that was one.
LRE: Right; I better hurry this up as I’m rambling and nobody wants to read long blog entries.
DOC: Do you ever have SHORT entries?
LRE: STOP interrupting me. Number two would be that I hate doing dishes, however, since buying my own little condo, I have NEVER, NOT EVEN ONCE, left a pot or pan in the sink overnight. (But that does not relate to cookie sheets or muffin tins.)
DOC: Don’t tell your mom. She’ll wonder why you didn’t do that at home.
LRE: No she won’t. I was okay at doing my own dishes.
DOC: Hmm… maybe I’ll ask her.
LRE: Fine. Moving right along to number three: I think I’m really funny.
DOC: You’re not supposed to think of yourSELF as funny.
LRE: I know, but the thing is, I don’t think other people think I’m nearly as funny as I THINK I AM.
DOC: Do you really care?
LRE: Course not. Okay, number four would be that I had a really hard time misspelling the word millennium in an IM chat today.
DOC: Why were you misspelling it?
LRE: For comedic purposes, of course. But purposely misspelling is so difficult; ESPECIALLY when you type 90+ wpm and therefore don’t type by letter, but type by word. It really cut down on my typing speed.
DOC: Sounds rough. Okay so on to number five.
LRE: Thanks. For the sake of time, I’m going to say five AND six BEFORE you can interrupt me.
DOC: Oh, good…
LRE: SERIOUSLY, STOP. That wasted four lines. Sheesh. (Speaking REALLY fast now…) Five-would-be-that-I-have-a-crooked-toe-again-and-Six-would-be-that-I’m-really-bummed-I-don’t-have-a-piano-in-my-condo. The. End.
DOC: Well, I think I caught that last bit.
LRE: And I’m done.
DOC: Except you need to tag six more. Pick six that also need therapy, k?
LRE: Don’t we all probably need it?
DOC: Not you; you’re self medicated.
DOC: I’m not a betting man.
LRE: You’re not a REAL man.
DOC: Don’t you have to post a comment on their blogs now to tell them?
LRE: Yes, but I can’t post comments on blogs at work. I’ll try and remember to do it later tonight.
DOC: Just try, huh?
LRE: Yeah… I’ll try.