So the next weird thing is bugging you now. Despite what you might guess, I do not rush home and plop down with a cup of tea and my newest comic books. You see, if I read them both right away, I'll have a whole month to wait before I get more. In order to make the joys of COMIC BOOK DAY! last as long as possible, I put off reading my comic books for as long as possible. Most likely, I'll read about the adventures of Batgirl next week or so. When I want to learn something or entertain myself, it has been entirely too easy lately. I actually do remember a time before email, certainly a time before Google, let alone a time before Facebook. Back then, we couldn't have things instantly. The few computer games I had were not flash games, they were challenging puzzles. If I wanted to learn, I had to find books and think about it, not summon up the almighties, Google and Wikipedia. So as part of my own small efforts to delay gratification, I will not see beyond the cover of Batgirl for at least another week.
Does anyone else practice tiny exercises in restraint? What do you think of our culture of instant gratification? If you haven't delayed enjoying anything in the last decade, now- the season of Lent- is as good a time to try it out as any. And hey, maybe you think I'm nuts for putting off anything I could enjoy now. Carpe diem is a valid point of view. Feel free to let me know just what you think of this. Thanks for stopping in!