Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Confessions of a Manic Procrastinator




  • There are five things marked VV Imp on your To-Do list, but you look at the clock on your laptop and decide you have just enough time to play three more rounds of Text Twist
  • You know for sure there are no new updates, no status messages, no mails on facebook, but you just wonder what can be lost with one idle click.
  • One photo of some acquaintance that you added a long time ago on Orkut or Facebook, in a random burst of bonhomie, leads you to wedding pictures of some random people and you still go through them as if it was a wedding in your family
  • You rearrange the four different coloured post-its that are hanging on your corkboard twice and then put it back to the way it was, for it was put in that manner for a reason
  • There are four bottles of water filled on your table, but you just manage to unearth two more bottles and suddenly you decide you need to fill them up. The logic: newly discovered truth that dehydration was the reason for your sleeplessness three nights ago
  • Boxes of tea and cereal are stacked up on your desk, but you refuse to throw them away for the fear of overcrowding the bin which could force your procrastinating hand to clear it out
  • BBC News and IPL telecasts of Youtube become appointment watching – not out of necessity but need to get out of the chores already lined up
  • The alarm on your new phone goes off with the literal impact of shock therapy on your sedated sleep-heavy body, but despite an appointment in the next 45 minutes, the next 15 are spent in bed wondering how to complete all the processes of getting ready in 30 minutes and not 45..
  • Making those dreaded ‘of no use’ shopping lists that will never be found by the time you defeat your body’s compelling reasons of laziness, seems like a fun thing to do
  • Writing this stupid list that lists out my capacity to procrastinate while there are still 800 words left on my term submissions – the Word Doc tab left opened gives me those Yawnnny vibes forcing me to open a new fresh blank page and compile this – Now isn’t that the heights of procrastination???? 

23 comments:

  1. Welcome to my world....procrastination is fun ain't it?

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  2. You bet...and I'm enjoying the procrastinatory ways of judging the relative importance of chores and deciding anything is relatively more important at this moment than the VV Imp chores on my list...:) Btw, what do you think of starting a Procrastinators' Anonymous? ;)

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  3. i like your idea of starting a procrastinators anonymous and am sure it will see the light in a few years time... :)

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  4. bwahahahaha!!!I recognise most of those signs!(I dont go fill bottles because I am too lazy to do that)...

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  5. bwahahaha...i do most of those things...definitely not the water filling thing...because that would need me to get off my backside and walk!

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  6. hmmm...procrastinator's anonymous it is magic eye..:) Im going to begin it soon...i always fancied myself as a pioneer in something..;)

    Lucy Fur: totally random, but I have a dear friend who has fashioned his own server with about 7 hard disks and he calls it Lucifer..:) I just remembered the little black box that sits inside his wardrobe and holds over 5000 movies..another moment of procrastination as I edge towards the completion of a term paper..

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  7. I have a masters in procrastination you know which is why I created procrastination 101 . And about limits of my procrastination I guess I can do an entire blogpost on it.

    And about procrastinator's anonymous; you should include me too...I tried joining one when I received a message that the inauguration has been postponed and a new date shall be announced eventually. Procrastinators Anonymous shall give us more reasons to avoid the VVI list don't you think??

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  8. Happy Vishu by the way...Anyway by which you get to see Vishu kani back in the UK??

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  9. ROFLMAO, Analyst...That was the most hilarious procrastinatory message I have read...And thanks buddy..this vishu will be the most lacklustre..whenever I have missed vishu at home, there was always the hope of a sadya at some relative's place or the other or at the very least a hotel...in brighton I will need to find a srilankan or bangladeshi restaurant and have dosa as my vishu sadya..:)

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  10. It's better to be Mr.Late than Late Mr.

    :-))

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  11. Its an old disease. Your post inspired me to dig out an old verse written by me and post it on my other blog:

    http://uspandey.blogspot.com/

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  12. lol :D..
    nice one, that too on my favourite chore.

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  13. For me it's the other way round. Why wait till tomorrow, when you can do it now!

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  14. Pooja, US: we are all one big happy procrastinating family, aren't we?

    Purba: Wow..Amazing if you are the anti-procrastinator..Just the person The Analyst and I were looking for to take motivational classes at Procrastinators' Anonymous which we shall be starting sometime soooooon when we finish with procrastinating on that..:)

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  15. Hehehe, Gyanban, wasn't this some media campaign against Rash Driving a long time ago?? i remember this from somewhere...Can't place it exactly

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  16. I had all year to prepare my taxes. I just filed it a few minutes ago (Deadline in US is April 15th).

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  17. now I have the time to procrastinate...strange way to put it?
    well!...when the boys were in school, I would have been prosecuted by everyone hows life was run by my clock if I were even a minute late!!...if not prosecuted, at least punished...like having to drive them to school before I can get ready for office!
    but now, to procrastinate is part of my retirement (from hands on parenting) benefits!

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  18. and BTW...happy Vishu to you and all the other malayalees who read this.

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  19. Let me tell u.You have competition...Am an expert and a total professional at procrastination.

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  20. hehe, Hari, welcome to my blog and with it, you receive a guest membership ( that means you have to pay the treasurer and the president some money..;) but it will be vastly discounted as you show the potential and capacity to be a procrastinating degenerate..:)

    Nalini: With purba, i think you guys should take motivational classes on how not to...you have seen life on both sides haven't you...if by 'retirement' I have the will to lift my little finger, then I will be not counted among the PAs..:)

    Sree...hmmmm..do you want a place in the convening committee?..president and treasurer have been decided...other committee members shall be chosen when PA is finally formed..;)

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  21. A lifetime membership pls.. and am sure once I display my excellence at this art of procrastination you will unanimously elect me President. :)

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  22. Nice to see lots of people actually signing up for procrastinators anonymous...and there are the anti-procrastinators too who do the job which we find reasons to put off. As the saying goes there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.

    Btw the official procrastinators doha ( Hope you have read Kabir's original first..):
    "Aaj kare so kal kar, kal kare so parso,
    Ithni bhi kya jaldi hai, abhi toh jeena hai barso."

    The above doha wasn't my creation but my friend Damu's...well imitation is the best form of flattery isn't it..

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