Oops. Someone forgot to write a post yesterday.
Well, I did and I didn’t.
Allow me to explain.
As you may know, I write these posts at the end of the day. Usually after 5pm. Often much later.
Yesterday, I had a work appointment at 5pm.
Arises the question: do I blog before? Or do I blog after?
In my blissful ignorance of what the evening held in store, I decided to leave it until after. After all, I didn’t have many hours to spare before my 5 o’clock. And if there are two things I don’t like, they’re 1) writing a post in a hurry and 2) going to a meeting in a hurry.
So it was settled. I would come back and write the post in perfect tranquillity. Free from worries and time constraints.
I went to my meeting. By 5.30pm everything was done. Then, realising how much time there was left, I decided on a little detour. I went to a department store to run some personal errands and do some off-location revision.
So far, my revision has taken place a) at home and b) at my sports club. I thought a little change of locale would spice it up a little.
So I happily installed myself in a café in the department store. Having walked around the floor twice to make sure I didn’t miss a hidden spot (I can be neurotic like that. Especially with cafés. Don’t ask.)
And started on my French exercise.
Then I thought I’d check in with the outside world. (Thought always occurs while revising. Hmm. Interesting.) So I went on my messaging app. And realised that some of my friends were headed to the very same department store.
I think you know where this is going.
No regrets though. Do you know what’s better than a meal with friends? An unplanned meal with friends.
I had the best time.
So, that’s why I didn’t forget to write the post. I simply misallocated time due to an unforeseen event – an information asymmetry, if you will.
The dinner lasted a good long while. By the time I got back to my sports club (my base for yesterday), it was late and all the facilities were closed.
I thought to myself: ah well, I can always write it at home.
So I drove home, with the intention of getting down to blogging before I go to bed.
I got home. And forgot.
Turns out my brain isn’t perfect after all. *exaggerated gasp*
Anyways, here I am today. Using today’s allotment of post to explain my failure to produce yesterday’s post.
I call that creative substitution.
(Yes, I’m throwing Economic vocab in here and there for no good reason. I’ve been reading so much dry Economics stuff today. I am adamant that I be allowed this indulgence.)
Creative and convenient, given that I haven’t done much worthy of reporting today. Unless you find European unemployment and protective labour market institutions particularly sexy.
Not a fan of Economics? How about hierarchical and political incommensurability of values? (My studies do take me to weird and random places…)
Nope. Didn’t think so.
I can actually feel a slight vibration in my eyeballs. I take that as a sign that I should stop staring at the laptop. (I’ve been reading on Mendeley all day.)
So I shall retire to my comfy bed.
Have a good evening,