Not long ago I was chuffed to discover that this ‘umble blog was the lavvy reading of choice at the home of a pal. For the smartphone generation littlest-room reading has no limits – with your pants around your ankles you can google yourself to where ever you fancy.
Is it me, or is the notion of having a phone in your hand as you perch on the throne ever so slightly ikky? Or just wrong – like flossing at your desk, waxing in the kitchen or blowing your nose on the antimacassar? Oh heck. Not, obviously that there’s anything wrong with Family H-A at all, in the slightest. Please keep reading my ramblings whatever you’re up to.
And why is browsing the BlackBerry or leafing through the iPhone off when reading proper, printed pages absolutely not? Toilet literature is a long and noble tradition… Hands up if your dad didn’t like getting a ‘loo book’ in his stocking. One of my favourites from childhood was called Dinkum Dunnies.
Work avoidance took a new twist today when the heap of stuff by the WC caught my attention. Upon sorting I found that the reading-matter fell into four categories.
These include volumes of poetry and the aforementioned loo books.
Duty in the dunnie.
The kind of should-read snooze fests that can only be tolerated in bursts of approximately a minute. Presumably the idea of taking them to the toilet is do a bit of educational multi-tasking. Get Into Bed With Google is one.
Pissoir finger on the pulse
Yesterday’s paper. The supplements from the weekend. Which? magazine. No other time to keep up, more multi-tasking.
Rest-room for improvement
Probably my favourite. This is where I make my dreams come true by reading some improving tract, a page or so at a time. Books on fashion, dieting, fitness, deportment, mental clarity and spirituality have all been consumed thus. The current project is How To Declutter Your Home. Nuff said.
Now having rumbled my bog browsing habits I’m going to take them out of the cludgie (so to speak). It’s clear no clutter will get shifted by reading a page a day – there will, sooner or later, follow a journal of my journey to minimalism. Yeah right!