“You snooze, you lose.”
Or perhaps, “The early bird gets the worm.”
Or maybe, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
On the other hand, sometimes, we need a nap.
Last week, Linda G. Hill announced the #SoCS Badge contest. I thought about entering. I love the #SoCS challenge, I’ve integrated it with my Saturday ‘If We Were Having a Beer’ series and I thought it might be nice to look at a badge I designed. The problem was time – I didn’t have any when the contest was announced.
A quick look at my calendar made Tuesday the obvious choice. I had an idea. I had the time. All I needed was a picture, and I knew exactly what picture I wanted. OK, I knew where I was going to take the picture I wanted. Surprise, surprise, I was going to Great River Park.
Until the Connecticut Department of Transportation intervened.
DOT closed the off-ramp connecting I-91 south to I-84 east on Friday and Monday. That on-ramp is my route to Great River Park. The detour added 25 minutes to my commute and brought me to work on a road that is a couple of miles east of the river. It’s OK, I had a backup plan – I’d get my pictures on Tuesday and introduce my entry today.
Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for Linda, the contest was over-subscribed. She was forced to stop accepting entries yesterday.
So, I don’t have to agonize over which of these pictures to use as I’m writing this post. I don’t have to decide what portion to use, what font, color, and style for the message, and I don’t have to struggle to slide my homework under Linda’s door at the last minute. Considering that it’s 6:30 pm and I haven’t even downloaded the pictures yet, I think my one-liner is:
“There’s always next year.”
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.