Eating Frogs

Last Update: November 21, 2021

Mark Twain must have had his eye on me about a century and a half ago.


He said …

If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.

And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.


He’s telling us that if we have a list of tasks for the day, get the worst one’s completed first. By doing that we can approach the rest of the day knowing that the worst (eating frogs) is over.

I have a list for Monday, all admin type things and I hate admin – hate it. Give me something technical to do and I will work on it from dawn to dusk and beyond.

But a simple office task – yuk! I will put it off and off and off. My accountant usually steps in and either sets a deadline or simply presents a set of figures and asks if I agree – he knows me too well. But I can’t this time.

In my case, the office is not where my heart is, but it is where my biggest frogs are, so guess what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.

And what about your frogs. What tasks do you often put off as much as possible.

Happy gastronomy

Bux

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Bridges Premium
Actually, Dave, the frog legs are pretty good. If you have to eat the whole frog you can either save the legs for dessert or, if my age, eat dessert first.🐸
Archie
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davebux Premium Plus
Good one Archie.
I think Mark Twain was talking about slimy raw frogs.
Keep pushing.
Bux
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Bridges Premium
Most likely, Dave, since they came from the Mississippi River and the matches would have also been wet.
This is a great analogy to doing the things we really don't enjoy doing, though. I enjoyed reading your blog.
Archie
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Zoopie Premium
I mix my frogs with a bit of garlic and red wine to wash it down.
If I have something I don’t like doing I try to soften it with some tasty stuff as well.
Thanks
Stephen
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davebux Premium Plus
Ha, Stephen. Yes, red wine makes everything taste better. The problem is trying to get the top back on the bottle before you've drunk it all.
Bux
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webcash2us Premium Plus
My frog was focusing on writing content but I've been working on that a lot.
Last time back home I went to Mark Twain's (aka Samual Clemon's) gravesite to show my wife.
And, we visited his octagon study which is located on the Elmira College campus.

John
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davebux Premium Plus
Good info John. Just why do people change their name though. Even accomplished authours have two or three pen-names. I have enough trouble remembering the one I was born with, which reminds me of a funny story - worth making into a blog.
Take care
Bux
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webcash2us Premium Plus
Looking forward to the funny story, my favorite thing to do is laugh.
Not sure why authors do that, maybe there's more to it than we know.
Have a great week.

John
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Siobhan3 Premium
Making phone calls, I don't really know why I just hate having to call people.
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davebux Premium Plus
Ah! Now that is not one of my frogs.
Thanks for the reply, take care.
Bux
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I love frogs legs, especially when cooked in garlic butter and then flombayed in Brandy.
I always do the worst task first then the rest are a pleasure. Instead of the other way around :-)
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davebux Premium Plus
Its sometimes an easy decision for me. Paperwork comes last. I’m terrible.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Never mind as long as it gets done Bux :-)
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davebux Premium Plus
It has to be done sometime.
Cold and windy here so a good day for sitting down and eating frogs.
Bux
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