#TBT: Let’s Throw…




Let’s set aside pastry and pie and veggies and fruits and food challenges and gardening and… for a minute and talk about something near and dear to my heart.

We’re going deep now. Deep into the bowels of this blog to 2011.

It was a dark and stormy night in February.

Let’s throw.

Five things I do to procrastinate…

Here it is 11:11 at night, and I’m writing my post… because I’ve been procrastinating. All day.

But it’s okay, because it’s only 8:11 on the East Coast, so I’m doing not too badly. Not too badly at all.

We who procrastinate also rationalize.

Here are the five things I do when I’m in extreme procrastination mode:

1. Roll pennies — I donate these to our Church School, which is turning pennies into program materials. I rationalize that I am doing good works.

2. Match socks — I do this because I don’t like strays cluttering up the sock drawers. I rationalize this by telling myself that I am saving G-Man from hitting mismatched sock critical mass.

3. Clean the keyboard — I do this with Q-tips and tiny brushes from Lee Valley that G-Man bought for something special. I just can’t remember what. Don’t tell. I rationalize that I’m only practicing good keyboard hygiene, which is important.

4. Dust lightbulbs — This is an important activity. Everyone knows that if you don’t dust those suckers once in awhile they become a fire hazard. I rationalize that Smokey the Bear would be so proud.

5. Sharpen pencils — It’s the ultimate in procrastination. It requires no explanation.


What tells you you’re in procrastination mode?

(February 2011)


The link is to a funny little video on the Big P on YouTube.

Of course, then there’s always procrasti-writing. I’ve covered that more than once.

Feel free to entertain me with your best procrasti-moments.

And that’s how we’re rolling this Throwback Thursday.



3 thoughts on “#TBT: Let’s Throw…

  1. Successful procrastinations have included: polishing leather shoes, sorting hair barrettes, collecting all catalogues + magazines in preparation for recycling, and dusting the leaves on indoor potted plants. I wouldn’t want their little leafy pores to become clogged with dirt, you know?

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