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February 10, 2004

Top 10 ways to spend your mental health day

10) Sleep until you feel atrophy setting in.

9) Make that box of fat-free brownie mix.

8) Vigorously smother cats. Repeat.

7) Using a stopwatch, time how long it takes for you to understand every plot element of Days of Our Lives, drawing on nothing but the knowledge you have retained from watching the show in seventh grade. Swiftly turn off television before brain damage begins.

6) Plan your outfit for tonight's Karaoke Prom.

5) Pluck eyebrows in pajamas.

4) Make to-do list of all possible daily activities so as to maximize crossing-off potential, including "lunch," "shower," and "eat brownies".

3) Quickly answer all work emails to support clueless, harried boss's likely belief that you are in fact sitting in the adjoining office.

2) Fixate. Open topic.

1) If you haven't thought of how to end your blog after 15 minutes, move on and check brownies.

Posted by The Twins at February 10, 2004 02:15 PM

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This sounds like every day until I get a job (just insert bunny wherever you have cats--I have cats too but they are much less cooperative with smothering than the bunny.) When you do it for awhile it starts being agoraphobia day rather than mental health day. You start wondering if it is safe to take the trash out. You start forgetting that there is anything in your world but you and you are startled when your husband comes home from work. You start obsessing about the placement of a gif on your blog and moving it over and over and over.....and at midnight you notice the house is a mess and start cleaning. When you start emailing your friends and asking for loans, it's probably best to get out of the house for awhile.

Posted by: Sue at February 10, 2004 06:03 PM

hey! i decided that i'm not going to work today either! huzzah!

Posted by: bryan at February 11, 2004 02:30 PM

now i want a pan full of brownies.
thanks EV for reminding me of the box o mix lurking in my closet!

Posted by: snowy at February 11, 2004 02:33 PM

Karaoke prom! Do tell. That sounds hilarious.

Posted by: JR at February 11, 2004 06:04 PM

I'm actually writing a story for a webzine on the karaoke prom, so I'll pass it along to you all when it's finished so you can relive the glory.

Posted by: EV at February 11, 2004 09:10 PM

o, do share the link for your story!

mmm, brownies...

Posted by: kat at February 11, 2004 10:32 PM