Procrastination is a hell of a thing.
Did you know that “Young Turks” is used to refer to a delegate of progressive radicals inside a political party? Sounds good huh? Well, at least until you read about the actual Young Turks. You know, the ones that obliterated the Armenian culture… all 3000 years of it.
I learned this today while I was trying to write the post you’re reading.
I started writing this at 1:00 pm.
It is now 2:09 pm.
This is as far as I’ve gotten.
Procrastination is something that hampers me in most situations and cripples me in the rest.
The best way I can explain it is to compare it to being high. You know that you’re acting in a strange manner. You are very conscious of the fact that you can’t walk right, or talk well or whatever. You also understand that you can’t do anything about it.
When I procrastinate, I understand that I’m just delaying the inevitable. I am conscious of the fact that whatever I’m avoiding will not get easier in the future. I also understand that I can’t really do anything about it.
Did you know that a woman in Galveston once bought a “haunted zombie doll” from another person in New Orleans. She wasn’t supposed to remove it from it’s case. She did. And it started to haunt her. I KNOW, RIGHT???
This is the third blog that I’ve started. The first blog was called “Your Mom’s College.” It was terrible. I once wrote 2000 words on who would win in a fight between a bear and a gorilla. That blog post included a link to “Take On Me” in it. Nobody read it. Thankfully
My second blog was a little more serious. It was called “Forever 12.”
I suck at names.
I quit both blogs after two posts.
This is my third post.
Things are looking up.
Did you know that U2 considers the Pop album to be their worst? They haven’t played a full song off of that album on stage in 13 years. It only went Platinum once.
My wife can’t stand my procrastination. She is definitely not the procrastinating type. Every time I put something off, I know she’s secretly hoping that it blows up in my face.
It rarely does though.
That makes her unbelievably angry.
She says that I’m lucky.
I tend to agree.
Did you know that George Crum invented the potato chip in Saratoga Springs, NY after a customer complained that his potatoes weren’t thin enough? Chef Crum cut them as thin as possible, fried them to a crisp and served them as an insult. Now, we have a chicken and waffles flavor of Lays.
I try to fix my procrastination from time to time.
It never takes.
I’ll make lists for myself. I’ll listen to classical music at work, so I stay focused. And I’ll set my alarm for 5:15 am so that I can finally start exercising.
Then I lose the lists. I get bored of classical music. And I hit the snooze button for 2 hours.
I’m a mess.
Did you know that Dresden, Germany was bombed at the end of WWII by Churchill as a response to the bombing of London? The entire city center was leveled.
At work, I pride myself on how quickly I can finish projects. Mostly though, I set unrealistic deadlines; procrastinate for a few days; then kill myself, in a blind panic, to finish up in a third of the time that I had budgeted.
I suspect that this isn’t healthy.
But it gets the job done.
I suppose one day, I’ll find a better way to deal with this issue.
Did you know that Nintendo began in 1889? True story.