Monday, February 14, 2011

I’m Awesome at Procrastination

This weekend I failed to work on my line edit at all and instead did these many, non-writing related things.

1)      Played a couple hours of Super Mario Galaxy 2. So very addictive.
2)      Watched episodes of Dollhouse on Netflix streaming. Why didn’t anyone ever tell me how good this show was? I think it’s cancelled now. BTW I’m going to marry Tahmoh Penikett. Should probably figure out how to pronounce his name first…J
3)      Read three books: Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein, Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Becker, and Unwind by Neal Shusterman
4)      Attended a B-day party for a co-worker’s daughter. There was a whole table devoted to candy. How cool is that?
5)      Tried to reach 200 followers on my blog. Mission accomplished.
6)      Walked to Sweet Mandy B’s in search of more cupcakes. Best in Chicago. For sure check it out if you’re here.
7)      Watched Last of the Mohicans for the 100th time. Best. Movie. Ever.
8)      Generally hung out, chilled out, and slacked off.

My rationalization is that my brain needed a few days off to come back and make my manuscript as good as it can be. Makes sense, right?

What are your preferred procrastination methods?


  1. You got a lot done for slacking off...that's the best way to justify procrastinating, by getting a lot of enjoyable stuff done:)

  2. It's true, but a lot of those things I "accomplished" while sitting at home on my butt. :)

  3. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who didn't edit this weekend! I guess I needed to recharge, too. Sounds like your weekend was filled with fun and sweets. :)

  4. Getting talked into watching a movie with my son.

  5. I love Last of the Mohicans!

    I will procrastinate in the library or read in the bathtub. Then, there are the movies from Netflix. (Not much into TV shows.)

  6. I'm sure you needed it! I wouldn't beat yourself up over it, or think it's just and excuse. It's not!(well that's my rationalization, anyway ;o)

  7. Sounds like some fun procrastination! I typically hang out with friends, watch movies, read, or spend time wandering around the blogging world :)

  8. Sounds like you had a really fun weekend. Hopefully your now revitalized and ready to attack those line edits. Don't think of it as procrastination. You were just recharging.

  9. Oooh, you sound like me! I am the queen of finding every thing else in life way interesting when I have a deadline (usually self-imposed).

    you know you're procrastinating when laundry, dishes and general house cleaning become interesting :)

    congrats on two hundred followers.


  10. I absolutley can not - I repeat NOT turn down super mario galaxy. Or Zelda, for that matter LOL! Sometimes you have to procrastinate to renew your system!

  11. Excellent use of time! Breaks are vital! How did you reach so many followers, eh? What is your secret? =)

  12. A little procrastination is good for the soul ;) I've never watched Dollhouse, but I loved Mr. Penikett as Helo on Battlestar Galactica. Please tell me you've seen that!

  13. Yeah, everybody needs a litte procrastination time. I'm great at that. (And rationalizing too) LOL!!
    Happy V-day!

  14. I love The Last of Mohicans as well and if you read books you are absolved from procrastinating.

  15. Totally makes sense to me :)
    I love to hulu random shows when I'm procrastinating.

  16. you may not have written much, but at least you had fun! :D
    btw, i also adore chocolate and scotland (James McAvoy! The awesome rock band Franz Ferdinand! Ewan McGregor! Le sigh) and writing too, of course.
    im a new follower, hi! you've got a really nice blog. congrats on the 200 followers :)
    also, your name's absolutely gorgeous!

  17. So you finish this post by excusing your procrastination. That is really the art of showing the sense of an underlying statement than telling. (Or not?)
    Nahno ∗ McLein

  18. Woowee, lots of comments.

    Kate - Recharging...much better word.

    Lindsay - I love all mario games and old school zelda. I still get the song stuck in my head sometimes.

    Jodi - I've definitely thought at some point...I'll work out...after I do the dishes.

    Lisa - I comment. A lot. People pretty much feel obligated to follow you after you comment a ton of times on their blog :)

    Rachel - I'm a huge fan of BSG. I was very pleased to find Helo in Dollhouse.

    Bethany - Haven't tried Hulu, but I am obsessed with Netflix streaming.

    Aleeza - Thanks. I wrote an early post (that no one probably read) about my name.

    Nahno - In my edit I'm working on not showing and telling (just sticking to the showing). For the post I really thought I needed to justify my procrastination. That makes it okay, right?

  19. Crap. Now I have to go eat cupcakes. I've only been to Molly's.

    Also, Last of the Mohicans truly is an amazing movie. Love it!

    I procrastinate with TV and blogging. :)

  20. There's also a new place in the loop called Crumbs...they have a cookie dough cupcake that is amazing. I went by there today and the line was out the door for Valentine's Day, so I decided to skip it. I guess I can't have cupcakes everyday, sigh.

  21. 1. Everyone should make time for cupcakes
    2. Everyone should take a break
    3. Everyone should procrastinate a little. Time away makes us better when we get back to work! Hope you enjoyed yourself!

  22. Reading isn't procrastinating--it's research!

  23. Oh, my procrastination knows no bounds. I agree with alleged - reading isn't procrastination.

  24. I think reading is only considered procrastination when you're supposed to be writing :)

  25. This sounds like a fantastic way to spend a weekend. It's also very similar to how I procrastinate. I make plans (easier to rationalize when someone else is involved), I watch TV shows (Gilmore Girls, Buffy, Dollhouse), Clean (This is also easy to rationalize), cook, food shop, text (it's writing...right?).

  26. blogging. Guaranteed to sap the hours away. ;)

  27. The title of the post gripped me....why, you wonder? Hello from a fellow've managed to get a lot of stuff done in spite of procrastinating...something I'd never manage....shame on me!

  28. We're allowed to procrastinate!

    I love Last of the Mohicans... in fact, in a strange moment of coincidence, I'm listening to the Promentory cue from the soundtrack at the moment....

  29. LOL, too many to count! Um, blogging ;)