Wednesday, October 3, 2012

More Hopes



Thank you Alex, for giving us a chance to vent and commiserate :) 

I wonder how many of you feel like I do right now. Tired. Worn out. Still trying to handle all I'm given, even though my plate is full, heaping. No matter how much I clear, life continues to pile on the seconds, thirds, and fourths. I’ve already unbuttoned the top button of my pants, even changed into a pair like Joey’s turkey/maternity pants (I really hope someone knows what I’m talking about), and there’s no more room! I’m stuffed!

That movie Multiplicity is coming to mind, the one with all the Steves. I’d like a few more Hopes. And even if each copy of a copy isn’t as great as the original, it’d still be better than the current Hope giving less than 100% to a million different things simultaneously.

With my copies, I could send the 50% clone Hope to the grocery store, cause it’s okay if she messes up a bit there. I could have the 60% version made just for household chores, cause a 60% clean house is a heck of a lot better than the not 60% clean house I have right now. I could task the 70% clone to blogging. I know I should probably give more percentage to you guys, but really, if I was getting to 70% of the blogs I wanted to get to, I’d jump up and down for a job well done.
 That leaves the 80% Hope, the 90% Hope, and the 100% Hope to divvy up between momming/wifing, teaching, and writing. Depending on the day, I could pick and choose which me I get to send to which job.

With all these Hopes running around, I could accomplish so much! Obviously the idea behind the original Steve when he cloned the first version of himself in Multiplicity. And right now, I’m too tired to even try to remember what went wrong. I want to at least pretend my plan could work. J


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So, imagine you could clone yourself. Pretend you could have your clones take care of all the things on your TO DO list. With all the laundry done, the job taken care of, the carpooling covered, the spouse pampered, the children fed, and the dog walked . . .

What would do with the 100% original version of you?


21 comments:

  1. Heh, excellent post! If I had clones to do the boring stuff, I would be writing books all day long!

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  2. The real me would go to the spa after I'm done writing my book!

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  3. LOL What a funny post, Hope!!! With the original me: I'd hang out with friends, go to the movies, and write/finish my book.

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  4. oh, that's a hard question. Sneaky Hope, sneaky.

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  5. This is EXACTLY how I feel right now. Well said Hope!

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  6. Ohhhh... don't even tempt me!!!!! This would be AWESOME...

    And psssst... you've got talent... just saying... *wink*

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  7. Clean and cook and do laundry while I write. :)

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  8. LOL a clone to do the laundry - what a great idea! Finding time to do everything is so hard if you are anything like me you probably feel as if you'll bump into yourself coming the other way one day!

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  9. My clone would do the chores so I'd have more time to write. Except for the laundry. I'd leave that to me. Um, I'm sort of picky when it comes to doing that. Plus, I find doing laundry relaxing. LOL I know. Weird.

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  10. I don't know. I think I want to do it all, because I'm a control freak and wouldn't trust even a clone to get it right...And of course, I would want to experience everything the clone would be doing, if it was writing or taking care of the family. Maybe a 100% clone could do the cleaning type chores. I think I could let go for that kind of stuff. How sad, huh?

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  11. It was actually Dougs, but I totally get what you mean ;)

    I'd have someone be pregnant for me. That's my number one thing right now!

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  12. my clone would write my best seller draft and then I would print it and make it mine.

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  13. What a great post Hope! I think I would divy 100% of myself up to different tasks depending on the day. (Yes, I stole your idea) :)

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  14. I would write! ...and write, and write, and write, and edit, and write some more. :)

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  15. This is going to sound weird, but I've considered this a lot. I would totally use mine to cut/braid my hair. Paint my nails. And then...you know...go to work for me so I could edit and all that jazz. I think we'd fight a lot though..I fight with everyone :)

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  16. 100% Crystal would be teaching the kids every day. Way to keep going with the insanity, Hope. It takes a strong woman to look at the "to do" list each morning and survive until crash hour at night.

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  17. yes, housework, grocery shopping, even chauffering are mindless! i would be a better mom & writer...those are the toughest jobs!

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  18. 100% Jenny would hang out with my family and friends 50% of the time and write the other 50% of the time. So the FFF girls might get 90% or 80% Jenny every once in a while but she might be funnier than 100% Jenny so it could work out. ;0)

    I am SO there with you honey.

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