Silly Mind Games

(Sunday Paper, Volume I, Issue 3)

I've been thinking about the end of August.

Not for the reasons you might think.

I'm not wishing away the summer. I can't wait to spend the time with the girls.

It's just that, well, we got new vitamins this week.

And I play some weird games in my head.

Here's the thing. I have some...I guess we can call them "eccentricities".  

I have a lot going on in my head. We'll probably explore some of these oddities as the Sunday Paper progresses, but today I feel like I need to tell you about The Vitamin Game.

See, every time we get a new container of vitamins, I do some quick math and figure out how long they'll last.

And the new container of Vitamin C has 150 gummies (yeah, I take gummy Vitamin C), and at 2 a day that means in 75 days it will be time for a new batch. Which brings us to the end of August. (If you're doing the math right now know that I also have to factor in some vacation, where I probably won't bring them with it's not an exact 75 days from now. Which just adds to the excitement!!)

And I take a brief moment to imagine what life will be like when we buy a new container of Vitamin C. "The girls will be just about ready to go back to school!...It'll almost be football season!..." That kind of thing. And then when that time comes I'll try to remember back to what I thought about when I opened the container.

You know, your run-of-the-mill mind exercises.

I do the same thing with garbage bags, whenever I open a new box of trash bags or kitchen bags. It's easy to predict because these are things we use once or twice a's always amusing to think ahead to Halloween when summer has barely started if we buy a 30-pack or more.

At the risk of exposing myself as the only "eccentric" one you have anything comparable? I'd love to hear about it and know I'm not the only one. To be honest, I have so many of these types of things to occupy my brain that this might be the first in a (very long) series.


*Spent the week tracking down information about beaches in the Finger Lakes region of New York, so you'd better believe I'm ready for a creative outlet. Hopefully I'll get a lot done this upcoming week. I do know a piece I had fun writing is due to come out this week...if you're a Harry Potter fan you'll probably enjoy it. I'll post it on the Facebook page.


*Had fun at Maggy's Lounge last week - they do a really good job with that show. It's the second Wednesday of every month, if you're ever near there looking for something fun to do in Quincy. Remember, a week from today is Father's Day, and I'm in this show at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain. I'd love to see you there.

What I've Been Enjoying

*This is more in the category of "What I'll Be Enjoying" throughout the summer, but now's as good a time as any to plug it: 3 of my good friends are embarking on a tremendous adventure this week. They're flying to the west coast, and then they're biking all the way back to the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts over the summer. I think it's amazing, and I'm so glad they're going to be writing about their experiences and we can keep tabs on their progress. This is the site they'll be updating...I encourage you to plug an e-mail in so you can get updates and follow along as well:


*I never thought it would happen to me. I was cocky about it too, whenever I'd see someone else with this problem I always would think, "That's too bad. Good thing I'll never have to deal with it." But it happened...I am currently one of those people with a phone that has a shattered screen. I can't believe it either...I've dropped it on pavement so many times I came to believe it would never happen. Then on Saturday morning I dropped it on a gravelly/grassy patch of ground and it cracked. I don't understand. Maybe all the previous drops weakened it to the point that it just needed one small impact to crack it? Maybe it hit something else on the way down that I didn't notice? I don't know. I'll keep you posted on whether it will get fixed.

*Forgot to plug myself last week. Need to get in the habit of doing this. If you're a Facebook follower and don't follow me on Twitter yet, please do that - I'm @jsucich. And if you came to the Sunday Paper from some other place, I sure would appreciate a "Like" on my Facebook page at this link. I appreciate all the support and the fact that you're reading.