Saturday morning, the usual time for errands, housework, and children’s sports.
What does the busy mom do?
Procrastinate, of course!
Sure, you can Facebook and Twitter. Lots of people do.
But that takes work. For the serious procrastinator, there’s the horoscope on igoogle,
Today’s Horoscope for Virgo:
You are usually the one who stays behind and takes care of the chores while others are out avoiding their responsibilities. But not today. Don’t let anyone ride roughshod over your feelings. You are eager to make the most of what’s available, and this doesn’t mean playing the permanent role of a complacent Cinderella.
There’s the Tul Graphological Analysis Initiative (via Cassandra):
“My advice to you is to stop writing and get your freak up.”
And watching the Shiba Inu Puppy cam. Awww.
You can watch the Rube contraption video that Cassandra linked to.
If you’re feeling more active, there’s practicing tango steps, but only after looking at tango shoes on line: I bought some from Guaranteed Fit a few months ago and they do look Mahveloss!, but Neo highly recommends American-made Tara. These look beautiful, and cushy, too.
No procrastination binge would be complete without watching a few tango YouTubes, of course. Here’s one “Asi se baila el tango” in Buenos Aires yesterday; indeed that’s how to dance the tango:
Once in YouTube, we can’t miss Bryn, of course. I posted this exquisitely beautiful short film, The Dinner Guest, a while ago. Bryn’s singing is the perfect background:
For the rest of the day, there’s a lot of Baroque and Early music CDs just asking to be played (an iPod would be the perfect Christmas gift), and I particularly enjoy viola de gamba music.
My passion for gamba started years ago when I first heard this rendition of the Spanish Folies by Jordi Savall in the film Tous les Matins du Monde. The actor is the beautiful Guillaume Depardieu, who died last month at age 37.
In a more joyful mode, listen if you can to yesterday evening’s poetry podcast with my friend Jane, who has just posted Quotation Saturday.
And let’s not forget Erik and the guys at La BAF, who are up to no good, in French.
Alas, every procrastination session shall end, and later today some of us will be heading to the movies to watch Bond, James Bond:
More blogging later, if I get around to it…