Irony

Day’s Verse:
“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”
Matthew 5:3

Do you remember the Alanis Morissette song “Ironic”? If you don’t, here’s a refresher for you.

Ian was telling me a while ago about a comedy routine he’d seen based on that song. He then proceeded to quote it almost verbatim to me, as I found out later when I looked the video up. Typically I don’t enjoy stand-up comedy that much, but this segment is quite amusing.

Having just had this reminder of what is and is not ironic, I now present you with my little personal irony anecdote.

The other morning, I heard a preview on NPR for a program they’d have on later in the day. The topic was willpower; a couple guys who had done some research and then written a book on willpower were going to talk with the host about their findings. I thought that sounded interesting, so I made sure to have the radio on for that. When it came on, I had finished most of my chores, so I moved on to doing my back stretches. The first one I usually do is laying on the ground on a couple of strategically-placed towels for 10 minutes. I situated myself at 12:22, started listening… and the next thing I knew it was 12:40 and the host was wrapping up that segment. I had fallen asleep during the segment on willpower. If that’s not ironic, I don’t know what is.