Challenge: Write a blog post in 15 minutes
I thought of this challenge about thirty seconds ago. I’m sitting at work drinking a cup of tea, but it’s a little too hot to even properly sip. I’m listening to the song Champagne by Brisbane band Millions, who I saw a couple of weeks ago.
Why did I set myself this challenge? I thought, I’ve been working all morning at work, and instead of taking a break by mindlessly thinking about all the bad food in the world, I’m going to take it up a notch and do something just a little bit productive.
What makes this productive is that it’s more than just a challenge to write a blog post in my lunch break. It’s a blog post to write at least five hundred words in the space of fifteen minutes, and try not to delete so much text as I type. I have the timer on my phone going, for fifteen minutes, and I’m going to write about five hundred words in that time. I’m trying not to stop writing, either.
Dominik just came back from the shops and bought me a chocolate Easter bunny. Before he left, he said that there would be a lot of chocolate on sale today.
Before the Easter break (on Thursday), during lunchtime, Dominik and I actually hid Easter eggs around the office. We made sure no one was in the office and that they had all gone to lunch before we hid the eggs. It didn’t take very long.
Our office is in a renovated loft, and that makes for a strangely good number of hiding places. I hid one in the fire extinguisher handle, for instance, and put an Easter egg on top of every fan switch. Dominik made the effort to put a chocolate Easter bunny somewhere up in the rafters, by climbing onto the large garbage bin.
When our officemates came back they were probably thrilled to see that their desks had been adorned with chocolate eggs. Some of them spotted eggs around the windowsills, but of course, most of them noticed that large bunny that was hiding up in the rafters. It’s quite high up, and it would take a great deal of jumping even for a tall person to grab it. Unless someone had something to climb up on, it would be difficult to get it.
I kept looking up at it. I kept wanting it, because there’s nothing worse than having chocolate so near you, but out of reach. It’s just an odd temptation. It’s bad to eat chocolate, and I’ve been trying to eat less junk food lately. I’ve been making an attempt to run in the morning, as well, at least four times a week. I have run twice this week, but because I was so tired this morning, I slept until 7:00am, which is when I usually arrive back home from my run.
When I walked to the bus stop this morning, it was raining, so I was sure it must have been raining earlier in the morning too. If I had gotten up for a run, I would probably have been doing it through the rain.
I think that Dominik bought me an Easter bunny because I kept wanting the one that’s up in the rafters. It would have been much easier to grab it, but he’s curious to see if it will still be there next Easter, or if someone will try and get it. Before he came back, everyone else in the office was talking about the fact that it was up there, wondering how it got there. I told them I knew, and I said that whoever could guess how it got there could have it.
After guessing that I climbed up there, and that someone threw it, and that I used a broom to put it up there, Dylan finally said that someone used the bin to climb up and put it there.
Maybe he’ll feel like doing the same to get it.
I don’t think it’ll stay there until next year. It’s bound to melt or crumble at some point!
I’ve hit close to 700 words, and my timer hasn’t gone off, but I think I am done here. Have a good day, and I will get back to my tea. 🙂
Can you write a blog post in 15 minutes? Do it and send me the link! 👍