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Routine Ramblings of an Occasionally Interesting Housewife

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Dear Diary
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
- Dr. Seuss

Dear diary. Today I got to ride a pony! It would be so cool to have a pony of my very own. I would brush him and pet him and ride him and we would have so much fun together.

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Dear diary. I can’t believe which was more impossible. Climbing that bare hill, or stopping at just that kiss. I thought I would be stuck forever when I got to that bare spot, but there he was to pull me up, just when I needed it. How could I resist kissing him? How on Earth did I manage to stop kissing him?

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
- Andrew Jackson

Dear diary. I can’t believe I managed to finish that paper on time. Two weeks to write it: to do the research, to outline it, write it all out, edit it back down, then type it out. But no, one afternoon at the library followed up by carrying around five books in my backpack for two weeks. Then staying up half the night with a six pack of soda, only to fall asleep with the typewriter still on top of me in bed.

What did I do with all that free time?

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

Dear diary. How can it feel so good and yet be so wrong?

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Dear diary. I love the look on people’s faces when I prattle on about the latest science discovery. “Why does she pull staples and type numbers for hours?” I can hear their inner surprise that I could be so smart underneath all the rote tasks. What other job could free my mind enough to live in the world of ideas all day?

Fun is good.
- Dr. Seuss

I fill my life with fun on purpose. The blackness can creep in when I’m not looking.

Somedays it’s great fun to play hooky for even an hour and shut out the world of do this, be that.

Do you want to play a game?

This has been an entry for The Real LJ Idol writing competition: the Final Season, Topic 12 : Barrel of Monkeys.

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It's amazing how much better life can be when you put your mind to actually enjoying it. It's easier than people think.

I don't know if I can rank a research paper at all close to kissing on the fun scale, though.

I liked the research-paper contrast. There was something that was supposed to be happening for two weeks and did not, and presumably there was fun happening in the absence of cranking away on that thing.

Nice collection of quotations and reflections here!

This is a really clever use of the prompt! And your quotes are fantastic! You put this together so well.

I had FUN reading this combo of quotes and thoughts..made me smile at few places..:)

I like the way you set this up, with the diary entries alternating with quotes. :)

We all have rote tasks we have to complete, no matter how fun the job.

It just sucks when the job doesn't allow you to have any fun. Seriously, they got mad at me for simply HAVING a crossword puzzle book when I was "hired" to work for the census back in 2010.

I was fired on this "three strikes" policy . . . and they kept making up rumors about me and what I did.

The "boss" got fired from that place, but not before he had fired me.

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