Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Motivation is a Warm Cup

I am not lazy, but my motivation does come at inopportune times. I feel like running a triathlon when I have a broken leg, or I want to write music when a marathon of The Office is on television.

I'd assume that most of my motivation is natural and would be a consistent trait if television didn't pound it into submission every night. A chart of television affordability vs. American innovation would probably be inversely proportional. Its hard to invent an amazing product when American Idol is on.

It is no coincidence that some of the richest people started out dirt poor. Cable is expensive. A screw driver and a Diet Coke are cheap.

The most obvious problem with motivation is the tiredness factor. After a full day of work which involved a 3:00 skittles and coffee binge, I turn from a coked up stock broker to a Buddhist monk.

"I'm tired, so why concern myself with becoming successful? What is important is my happiness NOW. Also, Mad Max just came on."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pass me that screwdriver, NTG. I've got a couple of loose nuts to tighten up over here…

Jamie said...

As usual, you hit the nail on the head, putting into words what I feel every night. There's no limit to the things that I could be doing instead of watching primetime TV, but did you see the faceplant that guy took on "Wipeout" last week? I can't take the chance of missing that...

On a related note, one should never, EVER turn on the Home & Garden Channel; it's like crack for a homeowner. That's why I'm glad I only get cable when I'm traveling.

Jamie said...

...and to the "Anonymous" comment: I'd recommend using a crescent wrench or a socket on dem dere nuts; a screwdriver could get a mite frustrating.

Anonymous said...

ROTFL! I only caught that one myself ten minutes after I hit 'send'! It's been a busy, busy night!!! :/

Not This God said...

Thank god! I've been trying to tighten nuts with a hammer for years. I don't watch HGTV, but now I'm definitely afraid to. I already waste enough of my life with the 20 history and discovery channels.

Anonymous said...

No use hammering them nuts, NTG. They're already hammered. That's why they're nuts! ;)

I am off to go buy the love of my life a new set of reading glasses so he can look a bit better before he leaps! Read you tomorrow. :)

Mene Tekel said...

While I enjoy most of your complaints, this one is unjustified as you should just shut the damn idiot box off.