Thursday, June 28, 2007

Concerning efficiency...

DovBear has a lovely ode to his wife's efficiency up this morning. Since I don't have anything else to write about, I'm claiming this as a meme to prove how much more efficient women are than their husbands.

(Bad Cohen, feel free to refute me on your OWN darn blog) ;-}


What I did before 9:30 today (admittedly, not as impressive as Mrs. DovBear):
(1) Fed the cat
(2) Had breakfast, read paper
(3) Showered, dressed
(4) Fed baby, changed his diaper, got him dressed
(5) Put away clean laundry
(6) Straightened up the living room, kitchen, and dining room
(7) Stocked the diaper bag and gathered my stuff together
(8) Changed baby's diaper *again*
(9) Got baby, diaper bag, and stroller off to grandfather for the day
(10) Went to work
(11) {Did a whole bunch of work}
(12) Had a meeting
(13) Checked blogs
(14) {Did a bunch more critical work to solve someone's crisis}

What Bad Cohen did before 9:30
(1) Told Tzippy how tired he was
(2) Rolled over and went back to sleep
(3) Got up, had breakfast, shared Cheerios with baby
(4) Did some baby-wrangling and distraction while Tzip changed baby's diaper
(5) Kissed baby and Tzip goodbye
(6) {Probably read the paper and sat in a stupor for a while}
(7) Edited (his own musical) compositions

8 Comments:

Anonymous Chaim G. said...

As self-appointed Tznius PolicemanI charge you with violation of Marital Privacy Code 101 section 13.

You know, despite having a blog of your own, you do have the right to remain silent.

6/28/2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger Sigal said...

ok, here's my go:

By 9:30 am Mrs. Meme:
1. davened
2. went for walk (45 minutes)
3. bathed
4. put away laundry
5. did accounts and payment for local non-profit I'm helping out with
6. answered emails for work
7. unloaded and loaded dishwasher
8. taught kids this week's parasha
9. prepared lecture
10. ate breakfast
11. chatted on the phone
12. drove to work
13. taught for 30 minutes

On the other hand, my husband is no slug, to my knowledge, he:
1. checked email
2. got the kids up and ready
3. went to morning services
4. ate breakfast
5. gave kids breakfast
6. played outdoors with kids
7. showered
8. went to market to pick up a few things
9. went to work

6/28/2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger Tzipporah said...

Wow, Mrs. Meme, good job!

How in the world you did 1-9 before eating breakfast astounds me. That's essential for my wake-up routine.

6/28/2007 1:15 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

What I did before nine o'clock.

Woke up.
Drank coffee which Savage Kitten brought me.
Read news, editorials, funnies.
Went in to bathroom.
Smoked.

Please note that the height of my "efficiency" was multi-tasking in the bathroom.

Grumble grumble.

Had tea before I left the house. I am about ready for my second cup of tea. In another thirty minutes I will step out for my second smoke.

Lawzy, I'm feeling effective today!

6/28/2007 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Chaim G. the KDB said...

For me to have any kind of efficiency before or after 9:30 AM on any given day I woould have to break my blogging addiction.

6/28/2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Oy, 14 items but very few of them count for anything. 1-5 are not quality work items. 7-10 are not quality work items. 11 is questionable. No one works in a meeting so 12 doesn't count. 13 often feels like work and 14 is again questionable.

In other words most of this list is bogus. Let's compare to BC's list.

Item number one is work. Rolling over to go back to sleep is demonstrative of a highly efficient man. Further support is found in items 3 and 4.

I could go on but we already see that the man is well ahead of the woman in all respects, including lack of complaining about work that must be done.

6/28/2007 4:04 PM  
Blogger Nice Jewish Guy said...

Cute blog!

I think I'll post this on mine too, but here goes:

Before 9:30 AM I:

-Was awakened around 6:30 by my 6 year old climbing into my bed and proceeding to kick me in the back

-Climbed out of bed around 6:45. Stumbled into bathroom for morning pee. (Well, we're being thorough here!)

-Followed daughter downstairs; gave her breakfast- yogurt and a protein wafer (chocolate coated Oh Yeah! bars, which she L-O-V-E-S). Washed melted chocolate off her face and hands.

-Put up coffee. No powdered instant crap for me, either- I set up the coffeemaker, pour the water into the reservoir, place a filter in the basket, spoon in the coffee, snap it all shut, and push all de buttons. Worth it.

-Go into bathroom to wash face and hands, put in contact lenses.

-Get daughter dressed for day camp. Put her swimsuit on under clothes; spray her all over with sunscreen, tie her shoes, neaten her hair, give her vitamin. All this while she watches Cyberchase. Trust me, it makes it all go faster.

-Drink coffee

-Get daughter out of the house to wait for the bus to day camp. Put her on the bus.

-Go down to basement to work out- discover 3 foot wide pool of water from yesterday's deluge in the center of the floor. Of course, I had set up my drum kit and my bass drum is sitting squarely in a pool of water. Move bass drum, removing the attached tom and laying the bass on its side away from the water.

-Get on treadmill; run 4 miles in 34:42. Would have been 5 miles, but I had to be out of the house by 9:35 to be at work by 10.

-Set up fan to help dry up water in basement. Take laundry out of the dryer.

-Shower, shave, various grooming things, get dressed.

-Eat a partial breakfast.

I would have said daven, but today I cheated and took my talis/tefillin to work and davened in my office between patients. Also had a cup of coffee and a breakfast bar after that. I probably could have davened at home, but I didn't.

6/28/2007 4:18 PM  
Anonymous CG the KDB said...

Tzipp this comment from DB's Bilamm thread went completely over my head:

yes, but is there anything we could say to impress BOTH our wife and my live-in boyfriend? (anticipating the KDB's question...)

care to explain?

7/02/2007 1:32 PM  

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