Friday, September 03, 2004

Clockstoppers (or an equally idiotic idea)

It seems to be one entry a month for me now. Oh well.

The past weeks have been horrbly harrassing. Most of it has to do with me waking up at 2 pm every day. This means I have to go on a mad rush to do business with everyone else who closes shop at by 6 pm. This means going to the bank, making calls, visiting clients within minutes of each other. After all that is done, and I have the energy I go to the gym. Unfortunately, my daily schedule and workouts have also been interrupted by various illnesses. Between fevers, dry cough, and now an impacted 3rd molar, I am barely able to do the things I have to do.

What I like the most about having my own business is that I call the shots most of the time. I decide what time I go to work, I decide which of my expenses are company subsidized (my phone bill for instance hehe), I decide whether to do the work myself or get a freelancer to work on it while I go meet my friends at a bar at 2 a.m. on a friday.

The downside is that, I am at the mercy of my own laziness. When I decide to spend 2 hours just browsing the net, there's nobody to tell me to get back to work. So in effect, I believe I waste away at least 3 hours a day. I end up paying for it with a mad rush when a deadline does come knocking like my 2 p.m. wake-up day.

I was never a very disciplined person. Although a lot of people have this strange notion that I am quite the opposite. As much as I am flattered that I do have that image, I must realize that I am indeed one LAZYYYYYY person. I love my TV. If I waste 3 hours a day on non productive tasks, most probably I wasted 2.5 hours of those on TV.

I used to have this theory that one day, someone will invent a TIMESAVER device that works like a wind-up toy. How it works is that when you're waiting for something, and you're not doing anything, you turn on your TIMESAVER and you are frozen in time for a specific period, lets say 30 minutes while you wait for your ride to arrive. So the next time you're in a rush, like you're late for an important meeting, you can whip out your TIMESAVER and reclaim those 30 minues.

I can't even begin to explain why such a device is insanely impossible. (But if you're a fan of CHARMED and you think someone out there has the power to stop time by flashing her palms, then you're even more naive than I ever was) But it was a nice thought. It's comforting to think that we can make up for lost time, whether by cancelling some other appointment or mad rushing the others. But it doesn't take a zen master to realize that time lost is time lost and will NEVER be made up for.

So, till next time.

Take care :)