id, ego, and superego

June 16, 2009

battle of the inner psyche
graphic from . . . ahhh psych 101!

ego: ahh, it’s great to get out of work at 5:30! now what?

id: duh, now we lie around and do nothing.

superego: are you kidding me? there are groceries to shop for, yoga practice to do, and reading to be completed! there is not time to lie around right now. lazy-ass.

id: [pouting] but we never get to lie around. it’s not fair! also, i want pizza.

ego: well, pizza is part of tonight’s plan. but then, groceries + reading + yoga! then bed. at least that’s what you were saying this morning.

id: like you’re going to trust that flaky morning psyche? HA! she couldn’t even get you out of bed to run! some boot camp that was!

ego: yeah, but josh and i ran after work instead and it was great. maybe the idealistic morning voice has a point.

superego: see? then it’s settled. pizza — but not too MUCH pizza — and then alllll that other stuff. come on, you can make a list!

id: you made us write lists all DAY at work. and it sucked! now, time for pizza, and also ice cream! and then you can watch weeds in bed. god, i love that show. and you so deserve it for slogging through that run.

superego: bed!?? but how will you be prepared to teach your med students in the morning??

id: ehh, make something up. they’ll never know!

ego: um, how about if i wake up and cram tomorrow?

id: now you’re talking!

ego: and i can grocery shop after work tomorrow, right?

superego: oh god, i know where this always leads. why don’t you listen!??

id: i want reese’s peanut butter cups on that ice cream.

ego: TCBY. but okay.

superego: you’ll be sorry! and i’ll be baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!



workout: rest day

doin’ time: out @ a barbeque! fun, but i know martha misses me.

reading: 20 minutes on single-ventricle physiology


  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    love it!!

  • Reply Jennifer March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    So funny! And yet, strikingly very familiar… 🙂

  • Reply da March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    You may have a career as a playwright.

  • Reply Kath March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Haha cute post!

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    My id always wins. Oh well.

  • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    siobhan: we love weeds. not quite as much as 6 feet under, but it&#39s growing on me. and thanks for the permission — i&#39ve decided to just embrace the id this week and i appreciate the encouragement!

    kath and sarah: thank you!

    lee: well, mine is winning right now.

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.