Friday, February 17, 2012

Time

Wouldn't it be cool if you could actually buy time? 
a banjo clock, my favorite. Isn't it pretty?

I was thinking about this the other day when someone mentioned Pinterest. It sounded cool and exactly like something I could have fun with. Maybe too much fun. I can easily see myself spending way too much time there, thus letting other important things lapse. Specifically, blogging and writing. Which is why I decided I just can't do one more thing - unless, of course, someone wants to sell me some time, or maybe make the day a little longer, like ...I don't know, three or four hours longer? Because if I could get a good 10 hours of sleep (and yes, I do like to sleep...and dream), I could easily stay awake for longer than 16 hours at a whack. In fact,  I often do.

I suppose this is why there are so many instances of time being used in books and movies. Everyone wants more time to do stuff. More time to write, blog, dance, love, hug your dog, and of course, the ever important, change the past sort of time. Like in Groundhog Day. It took Murray's character a while to figure it out but he finally was able to change the past, and thereby the future as well. One of the best movies ever, imo.

Anyway. What would you do with more time? How much would you want? An hour? Two? Five? Do tell :)

38 comments:

  1. I don't have much interest in Pinterest or Instagram, and I've never been able to figure out Tumblir. But believe me, Twitter and Facebook and blogging already take up plenty of my time! Unless I CAN buy some time, I can't take on another social network!

    However, in my spare moments recently, I have been outlining my story idea that has to do with time (you remember the one). Me. Outlining. Can you believe it?

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    1. Yay you! Outlining has really helped me, plus, it's not like you can't deviate from the course.

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    2. I have not done even the Facebook or Twitter, and I don't know what those other ones you mentioned are.

      Too much social networking for me.

      But I do enjoy blogging, email, and IMing.

      As for extra time? Dunno?

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  2. Isn't there a Justin Timberlake movie with that premise? Anyway, I think I have enough time--but sometimes I need to spend it more wisely. I find when I have as much time as I want, I usually become more inefficient, so a bit of a crunch is actually what I need!

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    1. I know what you mean. Sometimes, an unexpected day off finds me on the couch watching re-runs of NCIS or Law & Order, instead of parking my butt down at my computer.

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  3. More time... I'd dream of balancing it out between family, work, and finally relaxing and taking life in. But I'm sure I'd end of filling it up with more ways to run around with me cut off like a chicken.

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  4. Great idea : )
    I would organize photos, then time would flash back and I d lose track of it.
    Guess I need to better manage what I have

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    1. Yes, that is the key: managing what we've got.

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  5. How would you accumulate it though? Would that extra time go into making a day longer than 24 hours or a year more than 365 days or be added to the end of one's life? I kind of like the day being only 24-hours. So you see it is probably a good thing I don't even know what Pinterest is or I would be complicating the heck out of it also. However, since I have a bit of extra time right now, I think I'll go check it out.

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    1. Personally, I'd like a few more hours added on to the day, say four: Two more for sleeping and two more for other stuff :)

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  6. What I need is for everyone else to move in slow-motion while I keep working at normal speed, then I might get caught up.

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    1. Now that's going to be a hard one. See my idea only requires that we slow the earth's rotation a tiny bit, so the day lasts longer. Your idea requires something else altogether and I'm not sure what.

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  7. I'd take an hour or two...really, if I could just stay up a bit later without falling asleep I'd probably be good. Or, if there was a fire roaring in the fireplace early in the morning instead of a freezing house to get up to so I could face rising earlier. I think that would be enough time...

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    1. You need a lady's maid to get that fire going for you, have your tea ready :)

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  8. I'm reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children right now, and it has an interesting take on time. Me, I would probably sleep more.

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    1. I would definitely sleep more, too. I like sleeping - and dreaming.

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  9. Oh I've been trying so hard to ignore all these fab reviews about Pinterest. NOOOOOOO!!! I want an hour after midnight please - cos that's when I'm most active! Thank you! Take care
    x

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  10. that would be awesome! and pretty clock! i <3 clocks =)
    i just saw a movie preview about paying for time, to be alive! a lady sold her time to save her son and he tried to save her...cant remember the name of it tho! o well

    hav a great pres wknd!

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    1. I think I've seen those previews, too.

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  11. As you may know, time goes faster when you get older. Sad, but true. But if I had my druthers, instead of more TIME, I'd rather have a few more MEs. Ya know, clones. Let one take care of the cooking and cleaning while I sit at the computer. Another could do the yard work, while another would finally get around to picking up the guitar again ... (You get the idea... actually, I could use a whole darned team of MEs.)

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    2. I'm afraid I know that all too well, Susan. In fact, Stephen King wrote a story about it called, Pretty Pony Time. I'd take clones instead of time, or maybe a ditto, which is the premise of the book KILN PEOPLE. A ditto being a short lived copy of yourself which you can send out to do stuff then when it comes back you download it's memories so it's like you were really the one doing it all. Very cool book as I recall.

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  12. A couple of freebie hours in the afternoon so I could nap would be WONDERFUL. I'm always sleepy from 2 to 4 and can never get much work done--so annoying! Good luck resisting Pinterest! I'm trying my best to not join, too. :)

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    1. Naps are nice but they usually make me stay up too late!

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  13. I want five hours more a day. I have specific plans. Napping, finally cleaning behind the drapes, and more writing of course.

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    1. That must be why I don't have drapes - so I don't have to clean behind them!

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  14. I'm avoiding that site for the same reason - it's a time suck.
    I want one more hour to blog, five more to write, and ten more to sleep. And another for extra fun activities if you know what I mean...

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    1. now that sounds just right :)

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  15. There's actually an interesting movie (IN TIME) that deals with buying time. Very interesting concept. :)

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    1. yes, I remember the previews. I love movies/shows (stargate did some good ones)about playing with time.

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  16. I prefer cloning myself to more time. That way I know stuff will get done right and I won't be as tired.

    Talking to myself isn't a problem but arguing in public will get a lot of stares.

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    1. see my response to Susan - you might like that book, KILN PEOPLE. I loved it, still think about it to this day. The concept of having dittos, or short lived clones, to do your bidding so you can experience more, is pretty cool.

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  17. I would be happy with an extra 4. Actually, I think I just need to focus and let some other things slide. That is hard to do but I think important when you want to be good at something. Just like Olympic athletes...they focus and train. I want to do that with my writing! :-) THANK you for my bookmark!!! Check out my post from last night...it is a picture of it. Have a great weekend!

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    1. So glad you got it and liked it :)

      and yes, focus is key as is prioritizing, which is sometimes hard.

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  18. I skittered over to Pinterest for the first time today. OMGosh! you are so right. very interesting but My Dear Lord what a time suck it could/will be.

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