One of our New Year's resolutions (OK, really our only one) is to not be late to things all the time. See, we have a bad habit of being about 10 minutes behind schedule. Our friends call it RST -- short for Rand Standard Time. It's developed not out of negligence, but overconfidence. We believe too much in our ability to fit things in or get places faster than should be possible. That said, the excuse of, "Sorry I'm late. I'm awesome, but I guess not THAT awesome" doesn't really do it for people. So we're trying to work on giving ourselves the necessary cushion of time while still accomplishing everything we intend to do in a day.
Today, that plan involved getting up by 7:15 in order to be ready to sit down for breakfast and a RandBall post by 8 a.m., in order to leave the house NO LATER THAN 8:30 because we had a 9 a.m. meeting at work. It takes us between 10 and 15 minutes to get to work. Cushion.
Instead, we didn't get out of bed until 7:30. Everything took longer than we thought it would. Instead of sitting down to breakfast and blogging at 8, we were rushing out the door at 8:30 after a meager 30-second breakfast of one lonely banana. Plan B was to get in by 8:45 to post something before the meeting. Then we got stuck in our alley (don't ask) and probably would have been late for the meeting if not for a group of young good Samaritans helping to push our car out quickly. Long story short, we didn't arrive at work until 8:55, still in time for the meeting but inevitably delaying the "Wha' Happened" portion of our day.
So in case you are ever wondering why the posting times are sometimes sporadic, it's usually because the time we have built in gets eradicated either by schedule, overconfidence in our time management, or both.
As such, we ask for your best use of "All the Tostitos" in the comments. And we ask whether this will have staying power or if it's the kind of phrase we'll all forget about in two days.