Thursday, November 03, 2005

Donna, Rue, and gherkins; signs that you might be procrastinating...

Wondering if you, too, may be suffering from the debilitating ailment known as procrastination? Wonder no more! Here's a list of warning signs to look for, if the events of my day are anything to go by...

  • You spend way too much time dancing around to Donna Summer songs in your underwear. And singing along, too. (Disco has claimed yet another victim. I bet my neighbours were feeling love for me.)
  • You find yourself sitting in your room making sandwiches for several hours (ricotta and gherkin on cibatta. SERIOUSLY GOOD.)
  • You start reading websites about Rue McClanahan (thanks goes to Ben, for pointing me in the direction of the Rue Crew.)
  • ... And as you learn about all things Rue, you find yourself wondering if some of her flicks might be at you local video store, particularly the TV-movies based on off-Broadway musicals (isn't that a terrifying concept?! For a sterling example, go here... Thanks, again, Ben!)
  • You start getting creative in the kitchen (admittedly, for a culinarily-challenged person like me, putting a couple of teaspoons of jam into plain yoghurt counts as pretty exotic. Hey, it still tastes good.)
  • Instead of doing your own work, you find yourself trying to help other people with theirs.
  • You start putting lots of hyperlinks in your blog entries, thus making it take longer to write because you're really crap at putting in hyperlinks. (Wow, I just found the hyperlink button! Now I don't have to type in that stupid HTML code everytime. I am such a n00b.)

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

17 Comments:

Blogger ManicLovely said...

Very nice reading, i liked that one. But then again I AM always a sucker for dot points.
You didnt list MSN as a symptom, i think we both know this after having spent about 3 hrs today on it together. So sad.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

This did not help me procrastinate for more than two minutes. I demand a refund.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Tash said...

I think the speed with which us three have responded to your latest entry is rather telling.....

>Hey Svet, Lex and Dan!< Miss you guys, really really wish I was out of the hell hole that is study and hanging out with you. I wish I was like you, Alex and Svet, actually leaving the house while procrastinating! (though it doesn't sound like you are any more..BTW: how was the Halloween gig?)I guess I'm just a sucker for punishment (read: self-enforced house arrest)

Heh. I came up with this ridiculous imagery/analogy (whilst procrastinating, of course)that represents my current feelings: me in an enclosed class cube hurtling on a roller-coaster through space towards a big wall in the middle of nowhere about to crash.

Uh, yeah.....

10:54 PM  
Blogger divinetrash said...

Cool analogy.

Me In An Enclosed Glass Cube Hurtling On A Roller-Coaster Through Space Towards A Big Wall In The Middle Of Nowhere About To Crash... would be a really good name for a band! DON'T YOU THINK?!?!!?

Halloween gig was VERY INTERESTING. Pete got Kate's number. My intervention was hardly even required. I reckon it would've happened anyway. He seemed keen (particularly as he msged her TODAY to ask her to a gig tonite. That's right, 2 days later!)

HOWEVER, there is a snag. I asked Adam and Joel about him, and apparently he has MAJOR COMMITMENT PROBLEMS. Adam said;
"He's the kind of guy who'll sleep with a girl for a year and still be saying "Ah, I don't know how I feel! Don't pressure me!" etc." You might say that he's a little hesitant about heading into the "relationship" arena.

I'm sensing baggage (a mother who abandoned him, perhaps?) But since Kate's not exactly wanting a till-death-do-us-part type arrangement THOSE TWO CRAZY KIDS MAY JUST MAKE IT AFTER-ALL.

I hope. (I'll stop CAPITALISING now.)

11:56 PM  
Anonymous bowe said...

hi n stuff
you look like someone of a movie

do you know buzz?

oh it almost hurts being this original

so yer do you like stuff?>

12:32 AM  
Blogger ManicLovely said...

I need to get a life.
Tash: I havent been procrastinating AND going out, seriously i am under house arrest (by order of myself).
Im trying to resist updating my blog cos it would be lame to do it twice in a week right? I dunno. Alex hasnt given me anymore Tash quotes, the bitch. Otherwise there'd be alot more of you on my page!
Bowie: You are the cheekbone god, and im sorry i mistakedly talked of your skin as tanned, it wont happen again. And what the fuck are you on about now with "buzz" and "someone out of a movie"? You are a crazy biatch.
Oh Hi Alex, didnt see you there.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, green apple dipped in Nutella is a good filling in time food. It takes a while to eat and ages to clean up.

6:59 PM  
Blogger TimT said...

Dot points are great. That, or numbered lists. They make things read so much easier.*

*I also love footnotes. Especially footnotes that are longer than the actual post/essay/article. They make me want to read them. Ooh, a footnote! It's like, some random factoid or opinion or lie that the writer had. Let's read it!**

**My reading footnotes are the reason why I am such a wildly successful and charismatic person.***

***So you should read them too.

10:21 AM  
Blogger divinetrash said...

Yes, dear Shane. I do indeed like stuff. And things, as well. It's all good. And you?

Anonymous: I will have to try your recipe sometime. Sounds... messy. But tasty. I recently discovered as I was looking at the Nutella in the supermarket that you can get MARSHMALLOW SPREAD! Yes, a spread for your toast (or green apples) made out of marshmallow. Is it not all at once the craziest and most seductive concept that you've ever come across?! I thought so. Stay tuned for the results of my taste test.

timt: yes. Footnotes sure are swell. Umm... I really don't know what else to say. But thanks for commenting!

10:51 AM  
Blogger ManicLovely said...

Alex, time to update again, god you haven't gone and gotten a life have you? And also, electro-buzz-rap needs to be in your music interests not your normal interests, geez.....sigh! Now we wont be music interest buddies, sob.
And one final complaint before i go, I think theres alot of stuff in your music interests thats crap. I mean you haven't mentioned at least three of those "artists" to me ever, i think youre a fraud. Why dont you put your actual musical tastes in and not use it as an excercise in pretentiousness? I bet you made them up just to confuse Svet!

2:35 PM  
Blogger divinetrash said...

Which ones don't you know?? I really do like all those people and listen to them regularly. I have CDs by all of them. I have varied musical tastes and I tried to put my favourite people from various styles that I enjoy.

If I was trying to be pretentious, do you think I would've listed Madonna, Depeche Mode, or Prince? Or New Order, for that matter. Synths ahoy! (Gotta love the synth. I wanna have, like, 10,000 of its babies...)

I can't imagine that you've told me all the artists you listen to. For instance, I only discovered yesterday that you like Tammy Wynette.

And I didn't put electro buzz rap in musical interests because I ran out of room.

4:58 PM  
Blogger ManicLovely said...

Tammy Wynette? Who told you THAT? There's a reason people shouldn't know about these things, now i'm going to have to go into the witness protection program, thanks a bunch. By the way, synths hurt my soul.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous lucy said...

Heya Alex, i finally read your blog! I is really funny, very kinda black humour funny, but by black i of course mean more shades of grey. i particularly like your use of pictures- especially the paul schaffer and phil whats-his-name. keep posting for all your loyal fans, of which i am now one.

love lucy

10:31 PM  
Blogger chox said...

Yoyo biatch why the fuck did my last entry in snotblog go into the archives? How do i fix it oh great technologically advanced one?
Please help me Al, I'm new at this. Loved the procrastination entry. I know how you feel. Take care of yo bad self!
CHOX

10:51 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Hey - very funny.

I have some issues with procrastination as well . . . check out the blog and you will see what I mean.

:)

Ben O.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

I for one am greatly disturbed that synths and Tammy Wynette have been mentioned here.

I shall leave this blog and never return.

9:19 PM  
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9:47 AM  

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