Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm really good at procrastination.

I'm really, really good at procrastinating. I've been putting off a new post because I was uninspired. Not just sort of uninspired, but really really uninspired. And it got me to thinking about procrastination and some of the things I've put off until the absolutely last minute.

1- Returning library books and movies. I could probably own a small library with what I've paid in late fees over the years. In college, I once had to use materials from the special collections area for a history class. You had to check these materials out. I owed some astronomical fee and couldn't check anything out. I ended up having to read the materials standing at the desk. I was standing and reading when my history professor walked in and then I had the good fortune of explaining why I was standing and reading to him. Good times.

Netflix has saved me a small fortune in late fees. The Little Supermarket in Wilmington, NY no doubt wondered why their overall income went way down when we moved. I know it's because I wasn't surrendering half a paycheck for dratted late fees.

2- Oh how many years have I been at the post office on April 15. At closing.

3- When I went into labor with Greeley I wanted to wait as long as possible before I went to the hospital. I wanted to be able to move around freely and not be hooked up to monitors and whatnot until necessary. Rich went out for juice for me and when he came back, I asked him to time the contractions for me. Less than a minute apart and we still had to drop the kids off at a friend's house. I so thought she was going to be born in the front seat of the minivan. On the bright side, it was a full forty minutes later. Lots of time to spare.

So, um. That's what I've got. A picture of Greeley with a sticker on her head that has absolutely nothing to with a post about nothing.

Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.


Patioboater said...

Here's my comment. I think you should all drive to Boston next weekend to bid on baseball players for me and Mike. (

I don't just say this because we're sad and desperate fantasy geeks who need somebody to do this. I say this out of concern for your spiritual development. Committing to this plan would give you an improved sense of timeliness because if you show up late for the draft your two very large brothers would be distraught.

Stacie said...

i love procrastinating...until of course I only have hours left to do something...

I do work good under pressure though. :)

Small Pines said...

I think it's a North Country heritage thing. I remember saying at some point that the region motto for the Adirondacks should be, "I'll get to it eventually." In related Adk trivia - Our good friend and neighbor in Gabriels opened a little video rental store out front of her house ... She had to eventually close because no one returned the movies. LOL

Anonymous said...

Goodness - Greeley doesn't look like a baby at all!

I am adopting SP's North Country Motto. Weather, driving distances, tourists and quality time with my family keeps me from accomplishing everything on my to-do list. I used to really care about that crap. Now, I'm happy if everyone is fed and the house is "clean" to the point of me walking through the hallway and into the living room without stepping on something pointy. Nothing hurts more than stepping on a sharp toy at 3am to get to the potty.