Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why
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Gotta be procrastination!
I wrote this for the Nov. 21 blog-a-day.
Yesterday when I was writing this, I should have been getting everything sorted out and ready to take to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for the Film Festival this weekend. I have to take all the volunteer t-shirts off their hangers – I used them as my show-and-tell at the TEDxYouthABQ last weekend. And get down the platters, napkins, and sort out the baskets for the green room snacks. But, instead, I sat down at the computer.
I always read the Horror-scopes in the paper, for a laugh. And some of them are pinned to my clippings wall that I told you about.
One says “Your inventive mind is abaze with new ideas. [It has to be in order to keep up the blog-a-day, doesn’t it?] It’s about time you took your intelligence seriously. [I like that part] Get organized.”
So that’s all for today. If I get organized, I’ll write #22 tonight – oh, no. Have to do it this afternoon; we’re out at a lecture tonight.
No wonder I procrastinate – should I do #22 now, while I’m here? or after I organize the IPCC supplies?
Watch this space!
I did get one written – on the same subject:
My mother thought AA Milne’s Old Sailor in Now We Are Six was dreadful. I think she was trying to teach us something, but I never really learned.
The poem tells of a sailor shipwrecked on a desert island who just couldn’t make up his mind about what he should do first to ensure his survival; it ends:
And so in the end he did nothing at all,
But basked on the shingle wrapped up in a shawl.
And I think it was dreadful the way he behaved –
He did nothing but basking until he was saved!
Story of my life!
Happy basking, everyone!
And now I’m putting off writing another Biography blog about my father, Stan Watkins – my real purpose for blogging.
Because first I really must sort out the papers piled on my desk. Unless I….