Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Memo To Myself: Do The Dumb Things I Gotta Do

My life would probably be much easier right now if I'd just stop stressing about all the things I'm supposed to be doing and started actually, y'know, doing them.

On the plus side, though, procrastination at least leads to me having clean carpets.

14 comments:

  1. The only thing I accomplished this weekend was cleaning my kitchen floor. The recycling is still piling up - but I have an excuse for that. The downstairs neighbors were in town this weekend, and I couldn't very well crush cans on their heads, could I?

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  2. I wish all my neighbors had been as considerate as you. :)

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  3. "Procrastination is not the problem. It is the solution. It is the universe's way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast. Listen to the music. Whoa whoa, listen to the music. Because music makes the people come together, it makes the bourgeois and the rebel. So come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody try to love one another. Because what the world needs now is love, sweet love. And I know that love is a battlefield, but boogie on reggae woman because you're gonna make it after all. So celebrate good times, come on. I've gotta stop I've gotta come to my senses, I've been out riding fences for so long... oops I did it again... um... What I'm trying to say is, if you leave tonight and you don't remember anything else that I've said, leave here and remember this: Procrastinate now, don't put it off." - Ellen Degeneres

    I'm just saying.

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  4. Wow, those are words to live by. Or, uh, well... words, anyway. :)

    You do realize that the thing I said I'd do for you is one of the things I'm procrastinating on, though, right? ;)

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  5. I figured as much, yeah. If you can't get it to me by the end of next week, I'll understand, but I need to know.

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  6. Nah, I'll get it done, don't worry. I should have a fair amount of time to work on it next week and, procrastination or not, I'm obsessively scrupulous about deadlines. :)

    Whether it'll be worth it or not, though, I can't promise. :)

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  7. please let me know how procrastination leads to clean floors.
    I need that power!

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  8. Well, if I'm supposed to be doing something other than cleaning the floors, but cleaning the floors is simpler and easier that the other thing I'm supposed to be doing... it just kind of happens. :)

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  9. And I've finally started working on some of this stuff. Sort of. Hooray!

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  10. Betty, considering that you've promised Fred something, and considering that you send episode or series tapes to people (your dad and me included), perhaps you should start your own mail-order sci-fi rental company, and call it Betflicks.

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  11. Heh. I consider distributing quality SF television to the masses my good deed in life, really. Or as good fannish karma. Or possibly as a way of recruiting unsuspecting innocents into my twisted addictions. (The standard joke is that I might as well be standing on a street corner with DVDs on the inside of my trenchcoat going, "Psst, kid, want some Farscape? First episode's free!") I kind of like "Betflix," though. :)

    The thing I owe Fred, however, is text and has to actually be dragged out of my brain, which is much more work than simply hooking up the VCR.

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  12. Blogger you suck!!!! I posted this really really long comment and thought it took, but......
    It's not worth repeating, something about my lungs full of crap and having a reason to procrastinate.

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  13. Aww, man, you're the second person who's said they posted a long comment and had it not go through. I don't know what's up with Blogger lately... I haven't much in the way of problems with the comments before now. Well, I'll tell you what I told him: I try to always make it a practice, before posting anything anywhere, to highlight and copy it before submitting, so that if it doesn't work, I can just paste it in and try again.

    Sorry to hear about your cruddy lungs, too. :(

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