Re: Roberta (Post 3375850)
Hey, Joe, how's today going?
I got up early to go run and didn't.
I filed emails for the Co-op and researched grounds for divorce in NY State.
I went to work.
I told another co-worker the news. This one was harder and easier :
1) I have the speech down and 2) he knew L having met her more than a few times. What made it harder was, godlovehim, he kept trying to help me understand. Very sweet man married to a woman not unlike L in many ways.
I started a new book about how the brain (our brain) changed four thousand years ago when we started to read. Just think. These words you are reading and your ability to understand them are the result of only a few thousand years of evolution but they have changed us as a species immeasureably.
I had a few bad moments. I wondered for about ten minutes why in the hell she was still kissing me goodnight the Sunday night before she told me she was leaving. (Cue Country Song...) I stopped myself from even wondering.
I had a stroke of invention figuring out that I could bring more than one lunch to work at a time thereby releasing me from hauling a battered salad around the park for an hour and a half before it gets back in the refrigerator.
I called my other sister, the one who is Chief Pysch at a major State University Hospital. We had a good talk. You should always have a sister who understands the human condition, if you don't, go get one.
I have decided that being funny is a kind of defense and that I like playing defense.
I have become increasingly horny in the past few day which is good in a bad way. I have come up with a strategy to deal with the urges. Anytime I feel a real urge I have to do push-ups. On the first urge, I have to do one push-up, on the second urge, I have to do two pushups, on the third I have to do FOUR push ups and so until the feelings subside. Each new urge doubles the number of push-ups I must do. It's really working.
Excuse me. I have to go now.
Joe(I have three thousand two hundred and forty push-ups to do.)Nation