Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Who needs calendars, anyways?

No one knows me better than I know myself. Which is why I'm so good at finding ways to trick myself into remembering things.

I have forgotten to go renew my car insurance for 3 days in a row. It expires today at midnight, thus making the act of renewing it TODAY highly important. I knew I was going to forget about it. AGAIN. Which would have royally sucked, because you know that at 12:02am some random part of an airplane would have fallen out of the sky and demolished my uninsured car.

This is why I tricked myself by tricking people on the Internet into helping me remember to renew my insurance at lunch. I know that if an Outlook e-mail reminder had popped up, I would have hit DISMISS so friggin' hard and then continued reading Twitter. Because I read Twitter like, all the goddamn time. Wait a minute... TWITTER! TWITTER IS THE ANSWER!

So I wrote a joke asking for gold stars so that when I checked later in the day, I would remember to get insurance. Then they gave me gold stars for it. Then at noon when I went to check how many stars I had gotten, I was all, "OH YEAH, DUDE! CAR INSURANCE!"

So then I went and got some car insurance. It was kind of awesome.

The only sucky part about this is that I can't really use that joke again. Cause you know I'll need it again... for example, this could really come in handy:

"Hey guys, can you star this so that when I get home I remember to call my mom and tell her that I made it home okay?"

Goddamnit. I get in trouble for that one pretty much every time I visit my parents. I get home and like 2 hours later I get a phone call:


Yes. Which is why it is so impressive that I managed to answer the phone.

1 comment:

brie said...

I was impressed by your social networking ingenuity. Just so you know. I guess I could have put that on Twitter now that I'm participating. Damn. See, I don't have the hang of it yet.