I am God’s creature and my fellow is
God’s creature. My work is in the town and
his work is in the country. I rise early for my
work and he rises early for his work. Just as
he does not presume to do my work, so I do
not presume to do his work. Will you say, I
do much and he does little? We have
learnt: One may do much or one may do
little; it is all one, provided he directs his
heart to heaven.

–Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 17B

I was putting my phone on Do Not Disturb in preparation for tonight’s Toast Masters meeting. I accidentally started music play in the process. Good thing no one in their new who Kevin bloody Wilson is. And it’s also a good thing I didn’t let the music play long enough for the lyrics to start. That could’ve gotten real ugly real fast.

Afterwords Barbara and I went to Zacksby’s for dinner. My order number was 68, so I was sure Barbara would get 69, thus ensuring that we wouldn’t lose at perversion for the evening. Sadly, this was not the case. Someone at the drive-through got 69. So no matter how you Cut it, I lost at perversion all the way around this evening. Oh well, tomorrow’s another day.

Last night, as I was getting ready for bed at 9:30, I had an idea.

I knew I didn’t want to sleep late, so I set an alarm. Well, only problem is, the alarm is on the phone, and the phone charges by my bed.

So when the alarm went off at 6 this morning, I reached over and turned it off, and promptly fell back to sleep.

I rolled out of bed at 11 and am still working on my first cup of coffee. Note to self: Plug the phone in somewhere else so I have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm.

Putting a song on repeat has always been a thing for me. It helps me get things done and sometimes I just like to listen to the same song over and over again because it reflects the current mood I’m in, or some present feeling.

My current song is this by Sam Smith:

Now if I can just figure out how to get Spottify to repeat a track on the iPhone.

And it looks like Matt agrees where repeating tracks is concerned. I’m in good company.

BTW, there’s a great podcast Matt was interviewed on recently. I’ve gotten a lot out of just this episode and will be adding it to the podcatcher.