Now, I'm not generally one to toot my own horn (stop laughing), but I am rather adept at coming up with good excuses. If you doubt this, check out my recent NaNoWriMo post for a list of 10 excellent reasons I'm not participating.
Anyway, I figure November, the gateway to the Holiday Season, is prime time for rationalizing. Who doesn't need a good excuse this time of year?
Here a few freebies for you:
Having trouble getting motivated for the day job?
~Try telling your boss you're taking a day off to "fortify your immune system" so a nasty flu bug won't keep you from work later, when s/he needs you more. You're only staying home for the good of the company. (Hey, this is not a lie. Sleep is the best way to fortify your immune system. Just sleep when ditch work, and you're golden.)
Can't bear the thought of another Thanksgiving with the in-laws?
~Try telling your spouse that this is the year you feel yourself on the edge of cracking, and that, in the interest of maintaining harmonious familial relations beyond Turkey Day, you will graciously volunteer to feign illness *cough* just this once. Then stay home, order take-out, and sip wine in a bubble bath. For the sake of the family.
Prospect of holiday shopping getting you down?
~De-commercialization, anyone? You know, the true meaning of any holiday lies in the...yadda-yadda-yadda. You'll have to work on perfecting your sincere face to pull this one off, and if you have young children...well, good luck. But, really, isn't their long term moral development more important than their excited little faces at gift-opening time?
Don't want to work yourself to a frazzle baking all those holiday goodies this year?
~Honestly, isn't it your civic duty to stimulate the economy and help keep professional bakers employed?
Sick and tired of pre-holiday dieting just so you can enjoy those December parties guilt-free?
~Carrying a few extra pounds helps stave off osteoporosis. Wearing too-tight clothing for a little while is a small price to pay to prevent a future hip fracture.
Can't keep up with your blog roll?
~Copy the following, and paste it into every blog you visit today:
Wow! What a brilliant and insightful post. You rock! *
So, I am officially open for special requests. Have a situation you need a
*Just so you know, this will cease to be amusing after about the third time somebody pastes that into MY comments... ;)