Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where is the Meaning of Life According to Google?

Sometimes, when it is almost ten in the morning and I am in my pajamas, and still on the Internet, although I have exhausted every possible constructive activity available on the world wide web, including even overhauling our finances to see about a possible down payment (there is a possibility, it's not over 'till it's over), sometimes at this point I wish I could type in, "lookingformeaning.blogspot.com" or "meaningoflife.wordpress.com" And up would come a blog that told you to get your lazy bottom off the Internet and take a shower and get dressed and vacuum your house already, not to mention do all the laundry, but it would do it all in a nice and inspirational way. And I would.

Sometimes, sometimes I feel that the scripture in 2 Nephi 9:51 hits a little too close to home, "Do not spend your money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy." I find blogging to be very fulfilling - often. But sometimes, at almost ten in the morning when I need to get dressed (and when my daughter Elisheva just jumped off of the adjacent chair, and grabbed my (long) hair with both her hands as she fell passed me, to break her fall. She thought this was funny.), I feel that there is definitely a law of diminishing returns to the Internet. And I am at the diminished stage.

So for myself, and for all those who have come searching for meaning in their lives and somehow ended up at my blog I have these words of wisdom, "Get your lazy bottom off the computer. Take a shower. Vacuum. But do it with joy and gladness and feel cozy and inspired. Oh, and put your cranky toddler down for a nap when she uses your head for transportation as if you were Rapunzel."

Here I go, in search of some labor that will satisfy.


  1. Yeah, I should, shouldn't I...
    I did get the baby down for a nap (that's why I can still be on the computer...)

  2. Hey! Do you have a spy camera? You could have told me. Sheesh.

  3. Continue on your blogging searches! You rock

  4. Continue on your blogging searches! You rock

  5. Dang it. And I wanted to waste my day at the keyboard. Curse you! =P

  6. Thora,

    I did a search on Google for "the meaning of life vacuum" and found the following article: http://michaelmartine.com/2009/03/03/salesman/

    See, the Internet CAN answer all your questions.