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Ways I Procrastinate

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"Oh, that darn paperwork! Wouldn't it be great if it all just...blew away?"
- Mike Wazowski, Disney's
Monster's Inc.

  • Reading my friend's blogs. :-) @):-x :-D /.-]
  • Knitting a few rows on the dishcloth I'm working on.
  • Doing some research into natural, organic skin care and cosmetics.
  • Cleaning the bathrooms.
  • Checking my e-mail.
  • Doing some random calculations: The number of grocery bags used to bag my rather smallish order tonight=10. Multiply that conservative number by 52 weeks=520 bags a year. Multiply that by the approximately 18 years until my children have all moved away from home=9360 bags. I think, from now on, I am going to bring my collapsible crate and a few cloth totes to the store. I never really thought about it before, but now that I know that by this small change, I can keep at least 9360 bags out of the dump, out of the burn-barrel, or out of the recycling centre, I don't think I would feel comfortable just continuing on in the previous path.
  • Doing the dishes. (I'm not sure this counts as "procrastinating." This is a multiple-times-per-day chore that, if left undone, would cause serious issues with the running of the household.)
  • Scrapbooking a page.
  • Re-working my business cards.
  • Reading A. Scott White's continuing saga of Aphter.
  • Checking my e-mail.
  • Doing the laundry.
  • Scrubbing the kitchen.
  • Planning menus.
  • Checking my e-mail.
  • Writing a blog post.
If I think about my blog post ahead of time, have I now elevated procrastination to a new level? "Planned" procrastination? Is that, by definition, procrastination at all? Would it not just be re-prioritizing the to-do list?


Oh! Would you just look at the time! Time for bed. I guess that darn paperwork will have to wait until tomorrow, now. (Tee hee!)

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  1. It's perfectly appropriate, since I procrastinate by writing it.

    Thanks for noticing me.

    Hello, Talena.

  2. Productive use of some procrastination there :)

  3. Is it some part of our innate nature to procrastinate and put always reprioritize everything? As I sit and ponder that very question, I too am procrastinating...
    Glad you had a great time away, catch you out this way in the summer!
    luv ya!

  4. Hi, Scott. Thanks for stopping by. I've been away, but I'll be back over to your place soon, I promise!

    Fence - I guess it was, come to think of it! Actually, I think I am most productive when I am procrastinating. Well, MOST of the time. How's it goin', anyway?

    Dawn - Could be. Maybe that's the REAL reason God didn't create woman until last--it was the most important thing on the To-Do list, but also the biggest job, so He kept putting it off.

    Kidding. If he was really procrastinating, sabbath would have been on the first day of the week.

    WAIT! That just might prove the point! God wanted us to rest AFTER we worked all week, but men decided we should rest FIRST! I guess you're right! It is inate!

  5. ack i missed this!! didnt know you read my blog still!! HUGSES!


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