It is raining cats and dogs in New Albany this morning. Steady rain, with an occasional thunderstorm, is expected to be an all-day thing. So, the weekly round of Sunday golf has been canceled, and at 9 a.m. I look forward to the day and wonder what I will do to fill it.
There is something a bit exciting about an unexpectedly open weekend day and the unforeseen choices it presents. You can be industrious, of course. You could do the work you brought home, and perhaps tackle some of the chores that have been piling up. In my case, those chores would include straightening up the basement, shining my work shoes, and putting the overflowing coins that have been spilling out of the box on my dresser into paper coin sleeves for eventual deposit. (The chores that I really need to do, like weeding our brick patio and back beds, can be rationally deferred due to weather conditions.) Or, you can be intellectual and inclined toward self-improvement, and curl up with a good book and catch up on reading. Or you can have some fun, and work on a personal project like editing your Ipod. Or you can be lazy, turn on the TV, and sink blissfully into the rich silt of American popular culture, remote at the ready.
What to do?