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Procrastinating champion of the world

I’ve got the ‘January, weather is rubbish, Christmas is over, summer is ages away, everyone’s in a foul mood, too much to do, I’m on a diet, can’t stop procrastinating’ blues. You know the feeling. I’ve even resorted to re-using this fab cartoon from last year. In fact, I have just done a quick search and I have used it twice before but hopefully, you won’t remember and I will get away with it. It says it all really. I have loads to do (two websites to work on) but unfortunately, I have started to read a really good, unputdownable book and got into knitting in a big way, so the temptation to idle my days away reading and knitting is hard to resist. I am on a diet too,  so all my will power is being used up on stopping the bad eating habits I got into over the Christmas period and there is none left at all for work discipline. I suppose the answer would be to have a ‘get the book finished’ day and limit the knitting to evenings only. That might work…

The book, by the way is ‘Under the Dome’ by Stephen King. I heard a review of it on Radio 4 and it sounded quite good and even though I normally avoid the schlocky horror (not Rocky Horror) genre, I thought ‘Well, this is the man who wrote the short story that ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is based on, maybe it will be OK’ and now I am gripped. It’s the sort of book that you want to know the end but don’t want the book to finish, if you know what I mean. I’m reading it on my Kindle so I can’t easily jump ahead and read the ending which is an advantage of the Kindle I guess. It is rather unfortunate that the book came out after the ‘Simpsons Movie’ (when Springfield gets enclosed in a giant dome) but you soon stop expecting Homer to pop up and say ‘Doh!’ when things go wrong. Anyway, in the interest of fairness and to celebrate the Simpsons 20th anniversary, here is the trailer for the film which includes the classic  Homer and ‘Spider Pig’.

The other thing that I have done which is bizarre given all I have just said about being busy (well, having lots to do) is start a new blog. I know, I know, it makes no sense at all but it’s Teresa’s fault she made me – honest! She has taken up the challenge to post a photograph a day for 365 days. Her photo blog is here, mine is at 365pix Project. It’s actually quite easy as I’m only going to post one photograph and maybe a quick comment every day. I didn’t start until the 10th so I may have to go over until the 9th in 2011 but we will see how it goes. Why don’t you join in?

Now then, I’m going to take Milo for a walk, make a low-cal but nutritious and tasty lunch (I wish), then I am going to WORK on those websites – although I might take a photograph on the walk and post it to my new blog first and the laundry needs dealing with and I really ought to tidy my desk and maybe make a cup of tea…

18 responses to “Procrastinating champion of the world

  1. Liesan January 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I thought Under the dome was a reasonably enjoyable book but it also seemed a bit bland to me. And the ending is…. well ok I won’t tell you more :)

  2. Teresa January 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I do remember that cartoon, but it’s so perfect that I forgive you and enjoyed it again. ;)

    I LOVE the Simpsons (one day I’ll have to re-watch everything because when ds#1 was about 2, we decided that we can’t watch it anymore for fear that he may start imitating Bart instead of Lisa…hah!).

    I heard that Under the Dome was kind of like Lord of the Flies for adults and since I absolutely hated Lord of the Flies, I don’t think I’ll be reading Dome.

    Heeeey, stop blaming me for finding fun things to help you procrastinate!! ;D Love all your photos so far!

    • Diane January 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      I love the Simpsons. It really is amazing how they have kept the quality so high for 20 years.

      I am ashamed to have admitted that I haven’t read Lord of the Flies but I vaguely know the story, it is similar I suppose but full of suspense and very gripping.

      And I love your photos too!

  3. strugglingwriter January 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I challenge you to the procrastination world title!

    Of course I didn’t remember the comic. :)

    I’m following you new blog now. Cool idea.

    • Diane January 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      I accept your challenge! I have actually made myself start work now so you might actually win :-)

      Thanks for not remembering the comic – and for looking at my new blog. It will be a cool idea if I manage to keep it up :-)

  4. Daddy Papersurfer January 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I used to read quite a lot of Stephen King – perhaps I’ll start again. I do remember enjoying the Green Mile [not the green Milo!!! ….. mind you, thinking about it, the mutt might enjoy a make-over] …… anyhoo – there is nothing wrong with procrastination …… I didn’t get where I am today etc etc ………..

    • Diane January 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      I’ve never read any Stephen King before – reviews seem to be saying it’s his best since The Stand (which I have never heard of) so I might try that one next.

      I enjoyed the movie of the Green Mile – green Milo, now there’s a thought. I regularly end up with brown Milo, he is like a dirt magnet – that poor dog spends so much time in the bath.

  5. cathryn miller January 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Ages ago you posted a brilliant video: my brother-in-law has responded with a somewhat brilliant link!


    All females watching this should remember that this guy is an obvious idiot!

    You all know who you are: do not date this man!

    But it’s pretty funny! ;}


    • Diane January 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm

      I’d forgotten about the original video – it was good wasn’t it? This one is really fun – eek! what a slob! You are right avoid like the plague.

      Although if I don’t find a new gentleman caller soon, he might start to look dangerously attractive ;-)

  6. RennyBA's Terella January 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Like always; you make me curious – maybe I should have to read it too :-)

  7. kathy cakebread January 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Hey, it’s funny how things always seem to crop up when you have pressing matters to be getting on with! Still once you get working you soon get into the flow of things! nice blog, love the cartoons!


    • Diane January 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Kathy. My trouble is I look for things to crop up when I have pressing matters. It’s shocking really. Like now, I really should be doing something else…


  8. 70steen January 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    When I had a job that involved me working really long hours I didn’t procrastinate… now I have a shorter working week but heaps more pressure I procrastinate at an Oscar winning level… ;-) love the cartoon it is sooo true ..

  9. rllqph January 26, 2010 at 7:38 am

    the book cover is nice, i like it! :)

  10. Diane January 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Not sure which one you mean but the mere fact that anyone likes any of them is good enough for me, thank you :-)

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