For those of you who haven’t heard—hi dad, Bossy promises to call you back just as soon as her voice isn’t muffled under her comforter — Bossy took to her bed yesterday to try to solve a few of her life’s riddles.
And, indeed, Bossy has found it intensely satisfying to dedicate so much time to
thinking growing her toenails.
First Bossy would like to take you on a little tour of what’s what. This is Bossy’s view from her bed raft, where she is currently adrift:
And this is what Bossy is wearing:
One of the many things Bossy is trying to puzzle-out is a business idea she’s been harboring for too many weeks wrapped in months. And within a few minutes wrapped in hours, Bossy became inspired and reached for her laptop to check the Internet for available website URLs! And people? All of the relevant words in the history of words are already taken.
And so Bossy invented new words, and twisted those invented words into unlikely combinations. And people? Those URLs are taken too.
Next Bossy contemplated the future of her current website, a little thing she likes to call iamboozy.com.
Bossy thought about what the future holds for her little blog that could and the many features left abandoned in her left column. And so Bossy thought she would meditate on this problem until the answer materialized, which it did!
In a dream!
And in this dream, Bossy’s friend was hosting a party where a weird circus was being broadcast on a large screen, and when Bossy complained to her friend about the weird circus, Bossy’s friend, who was shutting herself away on the other side of a sliding glass door, replied with the old smoker’s voice she doesn’t really have, “Well don’t I know it, honey, I like to watch hockey.”
Next Bossy there was no next. Because Bossy’s daughter came home from school and Bossy scurried down the steps as if everything was normal, where normal equals watching Aunt Oprah, which, let’s face it, isn’t too different from taking to bed.
And about the remainder of the night, let Bossy just admit: it’s pretty hard to isolate oneself in a broody bed when one’s baseball team is in the National Championship series. And about that? One more game takes it, Phillies!
So far Bossy can sum up her experience of taking to bed in this way: Doing is more productive than thinking, but she can’t stop.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy and her council all about which issues you would spend your time puzzling-out if you were to take to your bed?
And don’t forget to check back later today for the most puzzling bed dilemmas on the internet.
If you missed last week’s challenge, click here to read about the many charming family idioms represented by Bossy’s creative council.