Writers are know for the lengths they will go to procrastinate and avoid writing. I was indulging in some pretty high level procrastination techniques yesterday to avoid doing my taxes. Let me clarify that for you dear bloggowers. I don't do my taxes, I have the proverbial 'tax guy' who does them. I compile the receipts because he doesn't want a canvas bag full of loose receipts in three different currencies (due to all the exciting conferences I travelled to last year).
I hereby present to you, my loyal bloggowers, the list of activities I engaged in to avoid compiling my taxes. You can peruse them as I crown myself the High Priestess of Procrastination.
- took delivery of a dresser to replace the one with the slats separating (darn you reclaimed Siberian wood);
- went out in a snowstorm to take the Christmas wreath off the side of the house and replace it with a spring/Easter themed wreath (get the irony there?!);
- put in a load of laundry;
- watched a documentary about Moammar Gadhafi (Note to self: good decision Jan, back in the 1990s, not to name your cat Meow-mar Katafi);
- cleaned out two years worth of old heating bills from my filing cabinet;
- went on line to register to get heating bills electronically (you're welcome earth day);
- answered emails and was on facebook and twitter until my eye balls froze in place;
- opened six months worth of mail (Note to self: Seriously!)
- dug an inordinate amount of old wax out of a candle holder and lit some candles (you're welcome earth day);
- threw out a couple of years worth of Christmas and birthday cards that were still on display - because they were funny (now everyone can stop bugging me about that);
- did my dishes;
- made a grilled cheese sandwich;
- forgot about the load of laundry; and
- ate the grilled cheese sandwich (which totally rocked).
Then I finally got down to compiling my receipts. While it took a while to compile the receipts I have for expenses related to my writing life, I know that it will take far less time to compile the receipts for revenue related to my writing life. Ha, more irony!
Here are a couple of cool videos to watch if you are indulging in procrastination or avoidance behaviour today.
The first one is about the end of publishing (*yawn*)!
The next one is a flash mob - you know I'm a sucker for flash mobs. It's a flash mob with a message of hope shot in Toronto's Eaton Centre.