This thirty-second timeout sponsored by the good people at Yahoo! Real Estate
Because I should be concentrating on the dozens of pages of validated test scripts I must run today. Because my milk supply is dwindling. Because I must find, and subsidize, a new apartment for my lunatic mother. Becuase I must find, and wholly pay for, a Silicon Valley daycare provider for my infant girl. Because I must find, pay for and manage an interior painter to fix our peeling plaster and the water damage in our laundry closet, an exterior painter to pressure-spray our house, a gardening service to pretty up our overgrown yard. Because I have servers to upgrade, yoga to do, an hour to drive and dinner to make. Because I have a fantastic daughter to rush home to.
Because of these things--these useful and important things that I should be doing instead--I am fruitlessly engrossed in Yahoo! Real Estate, imagining our furniture in houses that are entirely out of our price range.
Why do I do this? Why? Why?