Whoops, I’ve sinned again!

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….



2 thoughts on “Whoops, I’ve sinned again!

  1. Procrastination is definitely a problem every single person on this earth faces. The cause of unfinished work and a consequence of being a sloth. Heck, I have been too lazy to do any school work. It will all pile up on me and end up as a mess of half-hearted work. I chose ignorance. Please check it out at https://morescoopplease.wordpress.com/

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