"I BELIEVE IN PINK! I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."— Audrey Hepburn

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every night, friends. You have done what you could. Let it go.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Art of Procrastination

Hi There,

Today was supposed to be a day for me to get some things done. Some things that need doing. Some things that, you might say I have been putting off. So I actually wrote on my electronic calender that today would be the day that I would do them.

I awoke at 0730 and to my dismay could not seem to fall back to sleep. So, I thought maybe to get an early start on my Saturday. I walked out to the living room and was immediately taken by the site of my lily sprawled (as only an Eskie can sprawl) on the couch among my nap quilt and squishy pillow. Even with my BB battery dangerously low, I knew I had to have that picture! Snap! OK, on to the kitchen to pour the obligatory cup of coffee...The pot is hot and waiting...DH is already up...Into the living room to persuade Lily to give me at least part of the couch...Grudgingly, she allows me to obtain a corner...Next, I try to upload the a fore mentioned photo. No go, not gonna happen, the wireless has turned itself off due to the fact that the battery is beyond dangerously low now! Sheesh! OK, I plug the battery in and snap another picture of Lily, this time I force her to look at me. She is disgusted at this cruel interruption of her free time...She is usually so busy, you see..The resultant pictures are above...

Sooo...while that is charging, I think I will just grab the ole laptop then and fire her up...Now I must say here in my defense, that most of what I have slated to do today, must be done using said laptop...It must also be said that I have gathered the necessities around me, such as, the kindle, the Zune and the cable for same (need to put that album on that I downloaded the other day), the cable for the BB (need to put same album on there)...I need the laptop for all of those things also...

So, the pink girl whirls and does her thing as I grab the cup and sip...Hmmm, I think, I haven't blogged in a while...a lot going on too...hmm, well first things first...I open zune and get Craig Chaquico going through the Bose speaker I have hooked up to the computer, now we are getting somewhere!

I open Zune all the way and go ahead and load the album and then do the same for the phone. I go ahead and back up and then load and then send the Lily pictures to FB

I then open firefox, my preferred browser. I see all of the tabs I had open last night reappear. OK, hotmail first...I go through all of the emails, then on to the facebook, this takes quite a while, then on to VN, then back to FB, then to work email, where hotmail is forwarded for while I am at work and then back to VN and then FB and round and round we go...I check on a few other blogs, make a donation, request a couple VN friends to be FB friends, start chatting, etc, etc...Oh and there may have been a tad bit of shopping in there...

During this time I am thinking, OK, well, I do have all weekend to get these things accomplished...I can work on these things tonight during the baseball games or even tomorrow. I deserve a day of rest. Now I have to tell you that none of the tasks that I have laid out for myself will take any time at all to do really once I sit down and actually do them. It is just that I have been busy getting Caitlin off and with the work thing, and the grant review deadline. Now, though, it is time.

The tasks are things that I need to take care of as the chair of the Survivor committee. I just have a few things that I need to get done before our next meeting that I really want to get off of my plate. I will do them this weekend and I will do them well. It is now 3:10 in the afternoon. I have made 2 new friends on face book, chatted with my daughter via blackberry messenger, she is at the beach with friends today...what a life. Her father wants to know if the text books went with her...Puhlease!!! I have made a donation to help save a friends puppy. Please see the links I have posted previously if you are reading this at my blog post. I have done a lot of things...just not what I wrote down that I had to do...see, maybe I shouldn't have written it down...

I have, finally typed up a blog. I even drove myself a little crazy this morning...What? I failed to mention this? Oh, well, I am a fan of the author Clive Cussler. He posted a link on FB to his new page...I visited...sometime later, while listening to CC on the computer and typing etc. I kept hearing what I finally realized was not part of the album...no matter what I did the sound of the sea and a buoy dinging kept coming through. Neither I nor my husband could figure out where this was coming from. Having listened to this album many times, I knew it was not a part of the music. I even went so far as to restart the computer! For a few minutes all was well. Then DH says there it is again...Finally I realized that I still had Clives web page up as a tab and that he has the background noise of the sea and a buoy to get you in the mood...Yikes!! I guess when I brought the page up it blended in with the music and so I never associated it with his web page...It's enough to make you drink...Thanks Clive...

So anyway, there you have it! The art of procrastination, I have it down to a science! Am I good or what!! I think I feel a nap coming on...yawn...

Have I mentioned that I do my best work under pressure?

Stay pink! and forgive me my rambling!


  1. Hi Kim - from both a fellow blogger and a fellow professional procrastinator! (I had a huge "Duh" moment just now at VN and realized you must blog. So I googled the name of your blog there and now here I am, an official follower of yours.)

    We should compare procrastination stories some time. I guarantee I could beat you. We've been home from Minneosota for one full week now, and I just today did my last load of laundry from the trip - with none of it put away yet. Nor is anything else unpacked. Of course, in my defense I couldn't stand long or walk well until a couple days ago, but still....

    Why am I not hanging up clean clothes right this very minute? Huh? WHY??? (I think I'll go do that now. Make sure you hold your breath.)

    Glad to have "found" you!

  2. Duffy, you do realize that you were part of my procrastination today, don't you? You should feel honored! you were in there as part of the FB-VN-FB merry-go-round...lol...I was feeling quite accomplished there for a while, what with several chats going on at once, and then all of a sudden M answered my friend request and off we go again. I just took a break to feed the dog and realized that I had a comment and here we go again...It is a riot

  3. UH oh...did not mean to send that yet...As you can see I am new to blogging and Beth invited me pretty much after 2 blogs(I put the link on VN illegally and after chastising me she invited me over. Any advise?

    Thanks for looking.

  4. Advice for/on/about what? Sex?!?

  5. Uh, well, yes, that, and maybe writing a blog too! giggle...

  6. I just started writing mine last April 30th - you perhaps thought I was a seasoned blogger? Nope. How about this - my e-mail addy I use publicly (will send you my private/private one later) is duffym52@gmail.com

    Because I have no clue what you're asking me!

  7. I don't know, you just seem to know what you're doing and most certainly do not...

  8. That was supposed to say I do not...oy...

  9. LOL! That was one heck of a typo there. Darn good thing you added the correction, Ms. Pinkim. I can answer any technical questions you may have, if that's what you mean? You just need to e-mail me and ask them - and be very specific.

    Of course, if worse comes to worse, I may have to give YOU my phone number too, like I did meigler, and talk you though this stuff. (insert rolling eyeballs here)

    The only problem with that is I literally HATE talking on the phone. I honestly don't know why people do it unless it's absolutely necessary.

  10. LOL, we'll wee, so far I seem to be muddling through...sans typos of that is...

  11. Miss Kim, Duffy really does just hate talking on the phone. You'll realize that when you get her bill for tech support! Miss Lily is just gorgeous!

  12. Hey I just saw this, sorry about the late response...Thanks, Lily is very spoiled, but she is a sweetie.

  13. Oh, just as a PS I did eventually get it all done that weekend. Late Sunday night.


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