"I spend a lot of time on the Internet. About 95 percent of it is work related, but the rest is all mine. My Internet crawling is usually punctuated with happy me brightening and saying, “Oooo, that looks interesting. I’ll read that.”
Invariably, it isn’t interesting, and I’ve wasted yet another 2 minutes of my life reading about conjoined twins, finding more space in my bathroom and low-carbohydrate cookies.
For the record, the bathroom idea had nothing to do with finding the 18 square feet I’m convinced the gnome-sized designer of my master bathroom hid, or maybe lost, while drawing his way through my apartment — we call it the coffin shower — and the cookies were just vile.
Although, the most recent twin-thing wasn’t a bad read.
Last week, while clicking my way around some of our local organizations’ websites and their posted newsletters, I kept seeing a heading that looked quite promising: “Bouquets for Books.” I like flowers. I like books. I’ll read that. Honestly, it also sounded like something free; I like free, too."