Brain Cage.

Brain Cage.

Did you ever have a moment where you think to yourself, “What if I drop dead tomorrow and this was it?”

Every day. Every single day.

But at least most of the time the dishes are done and the laundry is folded.

51 Responses to “Brain Cage.”

  1. And, I hope you are wearing clean underwear too! Totally can relate to this!

  2. Perfect! I enjoy your take on the prompt

  3. ^ It looks like I was a moment too late with my underwear comment ;).

  4. Mike says:

    A poignant take on the prompt.
    Must go and get the dishes done – just in case!

  5. Sam Merel says:

    This is a great take on the prompt, and now I’m kind of regretting that last night’s dishes are still in the sink.

  6. This is the best. Although I wish I’d left dirty dishes in the sink and written for a bit instead…

  7. Enjoyed this, can’t say the same about our dishes though. : )

  8. It’s the little things in life, like dishes, that are important, right?

  9. Dawn says:

    I always get the urge to do something crazy when I get this feeling. Great take on the prompt.

  10. Stacie says:

    I love how you did this without any reference to birds or songs. Go you!

  11. ponymartini says:

    I worry about this all the time. If I dropped dead now, my obit would read, “Woman found dead in obscenely messy home.”

    I’m going to clean now.

    • michellelongo says:

      I’ll bet after it said that it would list fun stuff you were busy doing instead of cleaning, and that would be a good thing.

  12. ha! that was a great one.

  13. M. L. Sexton says:

    “At least the dishes are done and the laundry is folded.” That made me laugh so hard.

  14. Jen says:

    I have that horrible thought all the time too. And if it happens before lunchtime then i’m screwed with the dishes. lol

  15. C.C. says:

    I usually have these thoughts when the dishes and the laundry are NOT done as I imagine family trying to wade through the piles of procrastination :-(

    • michellelongo says:

      In one place or another, there will be some pile of procrastination. The question for each of us is what we’ll let go of and what we’ll focus our energy on.

  16. Monica Lee says:

    Haha! This is awesome! So there with you sometimes… So there. Except for the folded laundry.

    • michellelongo says:

      Like I said to other commenters, if you’re out having fun instead of folding the laundry, I fully support it!

  17. innatejames says:

    Absolutely relatable and well told. I’m just about to go into my kitchen and do my dishes. I’ll try not to think morbid thoughts.

  18. tnkerr says:

    I usually just toss the t dishes in the trash. Much less time consuming! Great take.

  19. Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

    Am I alone in finding this sad? “…and this was it?” I would tell this speaker, leave the dishes and laundry! Take care of your heart!

    • Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

      Of course, this is what you’re saying…still, poignant!

      • michellelongo says:

        Exactly – taking care of the heart is so much better than the chores. I just wish I’d take my own advice once in a while.

  20. Sigh, every single day sounds right. And my laundry isn’t even folded!

    • michellelongo says:

      I’ve had a basket of towels unfolded since Sunday. But I was too busy gargleblasting to get to it. A worthy cause, if I may say.

  21. zeudytigre says:

    Sad at the suggestion that how others would judge matters. This is good.

    • michellelongo says:

      What makes me sad is that people wouldn’t remember me for a great contribution to society. I’d rather do something wonderful than have a clean house.

  22. Geeta Nair says:

    Enjoyed this piece especially the last line.

  23. Haha looks like I wasn’t the only one with the underwear thought while reading this. And folding laundry…pfft! What’s that? 😉 But yeah the thought does occasionally cross my mind…

  24. April C. says:

    Oh this is an awesome one. I love it. Emphasis on the dishes being done. Laundry is his job. 😀

  25. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Love the title! Not the laundry.

  26. Tina says:

    Haha! I often worry about what the paramedics would think if they came to my house!

  27. Marcy says:

    I don’t worry about that, but I worry about being embarrassed about dying from a stupid mistake.


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