Casey here! Another Friday has arrived and that has me thinking about the space/time continuum and the movie My Cousin Vinny.
Anyone remember that movie? It starred Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei and was about a lawyer whose nephew had been arrested in a podunk town on murder charges.During the trial, there’s a memorable cross-examination that went like this (from IMDB):
Vinny Gambini: How could it take you five minutes to cook your grits when it takes the entire grit-eating world 20 minutes?
Mr. Tipton: Um… I’m a fast cook, I guess.
Vinny Gambini: [across beside the jury] What? I’m sorry I was over there. Did you just say you were a fast cook? Are we to believe that boiling water soaks into a grit faster in your kitchen than any place on the face of the earth?
Mr. Tipton: I don’t know.
Vinny Gambini: Perhaps the laws of physics cease to exist on your stove. Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?
I’ve always loved this scene, especially the mention about the laws of physics and magic grits. Which leads me to these thoughts about how the space/time continuum works in my life. These are my observations. Individual results may vary.
Things that take forever:
- grocery shopping
- the first 30,000 words of my latest book
- writing blogs, queries, back cover blurbs, taglines, and synopses
- appointments of any kind
- Social media – especially Facebook
- watching television
- finding pictures to go on the aforementioned blogs
- reading books or magazines
- drawing or painting
- writing after 30,000 words
- answering e-mails
It’s funny how we all get the same 24 hour day, but the way we perceive the passage of time affects our enjoyment and/or stress level. They say time flies when you’re having fun and “they” aren’t kidding!
How about you? What would be on your list of space/time bending activities?