Ways I Procrastinate

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!)