Thursday, April 17, 2008

How to Have a Successful Career in Your Spare Time: Lesson 1

Observing my travel and hobby schedule, a friend of mine once said to me 'hey, Tori, how do you find the time to work when you have so much else going on?'. Although work consumes a disproportionately large percentage of my time, I will acknowledge that I have sticky fingers. So, what's the secret? Mostly, it's about prioritizing. Sometimes you need to make tough decisions and be willing to sacrifice certain activities.


Lesson #1: Eat out

Grocery shopping and cooking are an unnecessary drain on your time. 'But eating out is so expensive', you say. After taking into account food spoilage and an appropriate hourly rate for time spent grocery shopping and preparing food, I think you'll find that it can be a bargain. Of course, this could be why my matrimonial prospects are dismal.


Blogger Emma said...

The contrast between the inside of your fridge and the top of your fridge is brilliant.

April 28, 2008 at 3:12:00 AM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

it's all about priorities.

p.s. some might call it 'brilliant', others might call it 'an alcohol problem'.

April 29, 2008 at 8:41:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"my matrimonial prospects are dismal" Wow Tori, what would Erik say about that statement? haha

April 30, 2008 at 5:43:00 PM MDT  
Blogger BikingBakke said...

I cope in two ways:
- my employer has a pretty good "in office" food program
- I actually aspire to being trim since cycling is the primary hobby.

Generally the state of our fridge doesn't cause us much grief.

April 30, 2008 at 5:54:00 PM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

Mostly, I think Erik is just grateful that I've stopped the cooking experiments. Miraculously, he survived the unsuccessful "Veggie Burger Experiment of 2004" - finishing almost a gallon of textureless brown bean paste over the course of a month. You don't even want to know about the Catastrophic "Seafood Lasagna Experiment of 2005". It wasn't pretty. He's a real trooper.

April 30, 2008 at 9:05:00 PM MDT  

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