Misplaced Musings

So two things that I desperately need have gone missing: my dental insurance card (which I need for my 9 am appointment tomorrow) and my old cell phone that houses old photos and contact information I never bothered to back up. (There’s actually nothing specific I need my old cell phone for, it’s just that now that I’ve reminded myself it’s missing, it will do my head in until I find it.)

Because that’s the way I roll.

This dilemma sends me digging through piles of paperwork stacked on my desk at almost 11 o’clock at night. Paperwork that according to my desk calendar hasn’t been addressed since July.

I sigh, consider the possibility of a Plan B and realize there isn’t one.

Not quite at the hurling papers point but rapidly approaching it, I remind myself that I am behind on my Blogging 101 and Writing 101 assignments that a) were due last week and b) I promised myself I wouldn’t get behind on.

I quickly log onto my blog, eager to rectify this situation. But instead of starting on my assignments, I proceed to read the blogs of my fellow classmates. I gleefully discover that I am not the only one who is behind on their assignments! This evolves into pressing Like after Like and posting a series of clever comments to my partners in procrastination until…

Nearing midnight, I realize I must get serious about finding the insurance card. In the midst of convincing myself that I will eventually find my old cell phone and to just focus on finding the insurance card, several interesting things occur.

First, the drawer I’m certain will produce the misplaced card actually results in the discovery of the missing cell phone!

How do you like them apples?

Then, after digging through more paperwork piles in my office, I not only find a receipt with all my dental insurance information but also locate Stephen King’s On Writing (the book I thought I inadvertently sold to the bookstore) and a play I wrote several years ago that I have been in search of for ages.

But wait, there’s more.

I feel like I’ve just won the lottery when all of a sudden I come across the perfect inspiration for my next blog that will simultaneously complete both my Blogging 101 and Writing 101 assignments.

Can you believe it?

I’m thinking Shakespeare was right when he said “All’s well that ends well.”

I couldn’t agree more.

6 thoughts on “Misplaced Musings

  1. Karuna says:

    I can so relate to spending so much time looking for things. Most often they are things I put in a place where I knew they would be REALLY safe. And then forgot where that was. Never did find my passport last year.

  2. BunKaryudo says:

    As a follow Blogging101-er, I’m almost scared to leave a “like” and a comment unless it turns into one of those cycles of reciprocity that you mentioned. I’ll risk it, though. Just wanted to say I enjoyed the post!

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