Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Uh-oh!


The result of refusing to get a PDA and instead keeping my schedule mostly in my head is that occasionally I find myself double-booked. It happens about once a year and somehow I usually manage to wiggle out of the problem.

My overscheduling problem for 2007 is coming up next month. On February 6 at 7:00 PM, I am supposed to be presenting my final report on the Temple Micah High Holy Days to the Board of Directors AND I have tickets to a CAPS game with a group of Bloggers – a case of obligation vs. desire.

Theoretically I could ask the Board to simply distribute my detailed report to the members and encourage them to contact me with any questions. I have agreed to be the chair for 2007 and there are not a whole lot of issues or decisions to make. God or at least someone a lot higher up has chosen the dates. We will basically do what we have done for the past umpteen years for the Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah services. But what if someone had a question about security measures or the childcare cost or the sale of tickets to non-members? I suppose I must show up for perhaps 30 minutes just to answer such random questions.

I must admit hockey is not the love of my life, so it will not kill me to miss the first few minutes of the game. But I do relish any opportunity to meet new Bloggers and sitting around drinking beer in the peanut gallery while looking with binoculars at the game going on far below sounds quite appealing.

There is usually a way to time slice that results in an acceptable compromise. I’m not yet ready to turn over my brain to a PDA. I don’t even program my phone to speed-dial, preferring instead to just remember phone numbers. I know this sounds ludicrous, but I have always preferred to keep these things in my head. After all, I always have my head with me and no batteries are needed... at least not yet!

7 Comments:

Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

You'll only miss the first few minutes of the gathering, during which everyone will be trying to figure out how to socialize outside of 1) the internet and 2) a bar.

Very inconvenient scheduling, though! You have to chug an Irish Car Bomb when you get to the game in order to catch up.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

A very cool blogger social! I'd go to that!
And specialists triple book all the time so don't feel bad!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Reya -- You'll have to fill me in on what an Irish Car Bomb is, but it sounds lethal!

MOI -- You Canadians all love hockey. You come down and I will organize a Blogger social for you!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

(This may be a duplicate. Having trouble with Blogger comments.)

Reya -- You'll have to fill me in on what an Irish Car Bomb is, but it sounds lethal!

MOI -- You Canadians all love hockey. You come down and I will organize a Blogger social for you!

10:13 PM  
Anonymous David said...

don't all these blogger stars have some influence with Ted Leonsis? ask him to move the game's start time back an hour!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Pagan Marbury said...

Ooh. Irish Car Bombs. You don't want to know.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My braims couldn't handle all of that any more, but I don't use anything and occasionally miss something important!

7:15 PM  

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