Thursday, March 19, 2009

Writer's Workshop-What I Can Do

It's time for another installment of Writer's Workshop, lovingly hosted by Mama Kat.

Here's the prompt I chose:
List ten things you can do in three minutes.

It's actually a bit ironic that I chose this prompt because I'm a little unclear. Is this ten individual things that take me 3 minutes or less to do? Or ten things I can accomplish together in three minutes?

I'm going with the former.

I don't know if there are 10 things I can do in three minutes combined except yell at my kids 9 times and type about a 100 words. And that's just not worth mentioning.

In three minutes I can:
Make three lunches.
Brush my teeth.
Unload my dishwasher.
Read a few pages of my book.
Type a few hundred words.
Put out fires. Lot's and lot's of figurative fires.
Hide.
Start a load of laundry
Direct. And hope they listen.
Dial a number, state my business and get off the phone.

I'm feeling pretty talented.

What can you do in three minutes?



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44 comments:

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I wasn't sure which way to go with this list either, so I went both ways. Love your list!!

Lolli said...

Great list! Moms are SO talented!!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Get 3 extra minutes of sleep!!!

Now that's what Im talkin about!!!!

:)

Misty

Jacki said...

Hhaha.....I like the hide option best!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I did the same and interpreted it the same way.

Great list. Stopping by from MamaKat.

Diane said...

dang, youre good! takes me ten minutes to figure out what i'm supposed to do next!!!

blueviolet said...

Well, I just sat here for 3 minutes in awe of what you can do in 3 minutes.

Carrie said...

You go girl. Apparently, I need to get some wind in my sails. You can get alot accomplished in a short amount of time!

April said...

You've earned bragging rights for sure, as far as I'm concerned! Way to go, girl!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Great list! :)

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Very talented!

Joy said...

Great list(s) I wasn't sure about it either all in 3 min or seperate 3 mins

mannequin said...

You can do all those things in three minutes or each thing requires three minutes to do?

Rachael said...

read your list. haha!

Rachael said...

i do read much faster than that, i swear, but i have a bunch of little interruptions...

Susie said...

That's a great list:-)

Cathy said...

love it--especially "direct and hope they listen" that about sums up most of my days.:)

Aubrey said...

I can:
Shower.
Do my makeup.
Get dressed.

LOL Not much.

Amy said...

Great list. I can blog, read a book to my little one and let the dog in.

T Rex Mom said...

Actually, I think making three lunches in three minutes is pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I love the last one... "state my business"... I'm guessing you are not a "phone" person? LOL

Dan said...

I thought about this topic before deciding to do another - but our lists have 3 items in common. Seems everyone can empty their dishwasher lickety-split.

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

LOL - great list. I do not think I should answer this question in my current sarcastic and somewhat jaded state of mind. It is a family show after all.

Kally said...

Great list! It seems I am always putting out fires too :)

girlytwins said...

I bet if you really put your mind to it you could get almost all your list done in 3 minutes :) LOL

I love that you added hide. Hilarious.

And I am going to time myself the next time I unload my dishwasher. I am sure it takes longer than 3 minutes...at least it sure feels that way :)

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Lace said...

My favorite one is "Hide"... Haha :)

Carrin said...

It takes me forever to make 3 lunches! They keep changing their minds!

brunger bunch said...

Too fun...I am sure there are a hundred things we as moms can do in less than three minutes! I loved your post about best friends..I have been thinking a lot about mine lately. It is crazy here..I started another class in school, and my blogging is getting put on the back burner:(

Lora said...

fun list. I don't know what I can do in 3 minutes these days...I seem to move slowly!

Kathy B! said...

I can read an awesome blog, LOL about the part that read, "hide," and leave a lame comment.

Normally I could have done more but I was trying (and failing) to be witty :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I wish I could unload my dishwasher in three minutes! I must be slow because it takes me a lot longer! Gosh, three minutes....it takes me about that long to walk to Starbucks with my dog (and that includes a pee break...for the dog, that is!).

Heather said...

Eat a bowl of ice cream. I'm stress eating right now. No judging, please. It's my drug of choice.

NateAndJakesMom said...

I am not sure my list would be as good as yours. I am a work in progress... :) Or so I keep telling myself lol.

Bonnie the Boss said...

You are amazing! It takes me 10 minutes to unload and load the dishwasher. So I know 3 is out of the question.

Jenni Jiggety said...

How funny that we both started our posts almost the SAME way....right down to former and latter! LOL!

Great minds think alike!

Deb said...

this was a funny list! and your answer for the combined 10 in 3 was just about the only thing i can do, as well (minus the typing).

i hate talking on the phone more than just about anything.

Jen said...

Get list!

latree said...

day dreaming?

Live.Love.Eat said...

I can visit 3 blogs in 3 minutes :)

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Have a great day!
Marie

Simply AnonyMom said...

These lists today are so fun!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Sex??? That's kind of mean, isn't it? But it's funny!

wenderful said...

I like the hiding part. :)