Procrastination

I'm moving in 6 days. 6 DAYS. I should be packing something. Or cleaning out my closet. What have I done so far?

1. Checked my email.

2. Washed sheets. All of them. I had no clue I had 4 complete sets of queen-size sheets. I have one bed. 2 if you count The Wonder Dog's, but I don't put sheets on his bed.

3. Watched 3 consecutive hours of TLC programming. It was all new episodes. My new favorite show on that channel is "Moving Up." Doug, from "Trading Spaces" meets 3 home owners who are "moving up" in the real estate world. Person A is buying B's home, B is buying C's home, and C is doing God knows what for living arrangements--we're not always told. Then after 3 or 4 months of upgrading/remodeling, C & B go back to visit their previous homes and comment. Sometimes they love the new look, sometimes they hate it. In tonight's episode, C consisted of 3 single men who'd shared a house, but hadn't taken the trash out in something like 2 years. The tub was so dirty it was brown all over and the kitchen counter top was decorated with mouse droppings. When they came back to visit their former home (landfill), they actually reminisced about the trash filled days. What the hell is wrong with these people?

4. Checked my email

5. Chased the dog down trying to get back a pair of panties he stole off the top of the laundry pile. Threatened to throw him in the washing machine.

6. Washed the load of socks and underwear so The Wonder Dog would quit running around the house with my panties.

7. Ate dinner.

8. Checked my email.

9. Watched "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." I think it would be cool to speak Parsel Tongue.

10. Mapped out how I plan to put things in my closet in the new place.

11. Whined to a friend that I'm moving and I hate moving. Really hate it, with a passion.

12. Checked email.

13. Posted a bunch of things on the local FreeCycle group in an attempt to get rid of some of this crap before I find myself moving it.

14. Watered the plants.

15. Started typing this post, so that I could say I had something very particular to do instead of finishing the laundry or cleaning.

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I watched "What Not to Wear" tonight--the American version. I like the show, except for their insistence that women should wear pointy-toed shoes. I've decided something, though.

I want to go on the show, with one change--I want them to not send me out to the high-priced boutiques. Teach me how to buy the things that will look best on me from JCPenney and Palais Royal. Maybe the Dillard's sale rack. You know, the far more reasonably priced stores that sell shoes in the $30-80 range as opposed to the $300 plus range. Frankly, I'd go spend their $5000 on the show where they wanted me to, but I want more than a couple pairs of shoes and a 4 days worth of clothes to show for it. I'm not going to go shop at those stores ever again, don't tease me.

OR, rig the lottery so that I win it and can afford to run off to New York every season and replenish my wardrobe. I promise to follow the rules.


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5 Response to "Procrastination"

  1. Glod says:
    May 9, 2005, 4:54:00 PM

    Do you stil have our presenters? I've read that Americans love to be told that they can't sing, or that they don't know how to parent, or clean their house, as long they are told by a bossy Brit. I did, of course, read this in our biggest selling tabloid, but is it true?

  2. jayne says:
    May 9, 2005, 9:57:00 PM

    No, Trinny and Susan aren't on the American version. But, I do get to watch the Brit version on BBC America. I like it better. I don't know that we love to be criticized by a bossy Brit--we love to laugh at those who are being criticized.

  3. Glod says:
    May 10, 2005, 3:14:00 PM

    Is it 'cos our people have yellower teeth?

  4. peaches says:
    May 11, 2005, 12:05:00 PM

    hmmm, procrastination. That word pretty much sums up my life seeing as I am only one week away from my medical finals. Spent most of yesterday asleep or writing ridiculous blog entries just to avoid doing any work!

  5. Sinner says:
    May 11, 2005, 12:44:00 PM

    Oh god- here I was sitting at work checking out random blogs, and you reminded me that I too am mving in 4 days, and have yet to pack!! Panic Attack!!

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