Those little subjects: previews of what's to come?

emailsubjectlines2.jpgI was gonna' be in bed by now, either asleep or returning Mom's call. I'm not, on either counts. And in following random links and responding to some overdue-for-response emails, I happened to glimpse the subject column of my email inbox. Much like I've glimpsed it fourteen million other times. Only this time it struck me as interesting, in a "she should probably go to bed now before she starts thinking of shoe lint as interesting" kind of way.

I don't know, reading these, in a column all in a single block of time, my mind ran through a series of observations and curiosities which don't really carry any importance or weight but, oh look, I'm gonna' write some of 'em down for you, anyway!

  • There was a time when the idea of "an email subject" would have meant nothing to me whatsoever.
  • Some of my friends write the most interesting subject lines; that makes it so much easier to scroll back through several hundred emails from the past and find what you're looking for.
  • If you happen to be an email pack-rat, that is.
  • I wonder how long Cindi's flight to Budapest is?
  • I could Google it and find out in about fourteen seconds.
  • Or I could capture a screenshot of these subjects for a blog entry sometime.
  • I didn't blog today.
  • Maybe I'll blog about it now!
  • Wonder what sharing my email subject lines will say about me to my blog's readers?
  • Wonder how the subjects themselves will be interpreted?
  • Wonder how many people will even read it?
  • My eyes are burning.
  • That's the second time tonight. Wonder why?
  • I sat at the computer way too long today. That can't be good for my eyes. But it's no reason for them to burn.
  • I didn't even put in contacts today!
  • Okay, that's enough...even for me. I still have to brush my teeth.
  • Wonder how long it'll take me to wrap up that project in the morning?
  • Wonder if I should set an alarm clock?
  • Do I have an alarm clock?
  • Now you're just being punchy and making not-really-that-funny references to the fact that you currently work from home and don't have to get up to the sound of an alarm clock.
  • But you probably will have to again one day. Then your little "I work from home in my pj's if I want" jokes won't be that funny anymore.
  • I'm still not setting an alarm clock for tomorrow.
  • Even if I do need to get up.
  • I'll just open the blinds before I go to sleep and the sunlight will wake me in the morning.
  • This has nothing to do with my little column of email subject lines.
  • Nothing whatsoever.
  • Why am I still sitting here?
  • What time did I take that last Adderrall?
  • All right, that's enough.
  • Goodnight. Have a great weekend.
  • And come to the pottery festival on Sunday and buy some necklaces (and pottery, too, if you want, 'cause there'll be some great stuff, but first buy my necklaces. Nobody else will ever have one like yours. Promise!)
  • If I ever get a day job again, my future employer might read this and reconsider hiring me.
  • G'nite! Really, this time I mean it.