Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Miscellaeous things

Today's post is a mish mash of random things in list format.

1. AOL and Facebook will not load for me tonight. I am having trouble figuring out how to procrastinate without them. I can't believe that A) this bothers me so much and B) neither of my web browers will load them. What gives? They both loaded at work for me before I left today. Is it because I use a Mac? It is isn't it?

2. I am finally backing my computer up after it's untimely automatic update installation failure of last week. I hadn't backed up since last September. Whoops, that's a fail. On the plus side of this I found an older version of a document which had gotten a tad corrupted and was therefore able to restore the data I'd lost. And that's a win!

3. People I find far more attractive than Angelina Jolie are, in no particular order:
a. Zooey Deschanel
b. Freida Pinto
c. Sarah Shahi
d. Lena Heady
e. Kate Winslet
f. Marisa Tomei
g. Tina Fey
I seriously do not understand why people think Angelina is the most beautiful person on the planet. I do not see it.

4. Why is it that after I have been sick for four days and I am still exhausted but know I have to go to work the next day my brain decides that it would be a great time to have one of those nights when IT WILL NOT SHUT THE F#@& OFF AND LET ME GET TO SLEEP and therefore I am up until 2 am trying to stop over thinking and remembering and reading and writing in my head but not actually writing that writing down and trying to place my order with the Universe and actually get it right this time (refer to my previous blog about being careful what you wish for, hi Universe, I'll have the salmon this time please)? Why is that??

5. Why do we feel compelled to go into work even when we know we need another day to recover from an illness? What good does it do us or our employer if we return to work too quickly? And for that matter why do people NOT use their sick days when they're ill and therefore spread their germs and get more people sick? That is not good for the productivity at all. Why do people think they are sooooo important that we cannot possibly live without them and their freaking germs for a day or two while they get well?

6. I am blogging instead of writing or working on submissions to literary journals as I'd planned to do tonight. How will I ever get published if I continue to procrastinate?

7. I am an excellent procrastinator. If awards were given out for procrastination I would have won dozens of them by now. Of course, the procrastinators who would conduct the awards show wouldn't have gotten down to scheduling it or to ordering the awards so....I'd still have nothing to show for my accomplishments.

8. My cat likes to sleep in my corner TV cabinet which is currently serving as an end table in my living room because I can't get it into my family room where it's supposed to go. It's too wide to go down the stairs and also too wide to come into the house through the door from the garage. I don't know why he likes to sleep in there, but he opens the doors himself and settles right in. If I don't know he's gone in there to nap it scares the bejesus out of me when he comes out of the damn thing because the doors bang shut behind him.

9. Song lyrics for this post. No reason, just because they popped into my head. Maxwell's Silver Hammer by the Beatles.

Joan was quizzicle, studied pataphysical
science in the home
late nights all alone with her test tube
Oh, oh, oh, oh

This song brings back memories of the "band" I was sort of in in like maybe 7th grade. We had a trumpet player and a sax player and I was either keyboards or flute. We rocked the house let me tell you!

10. Why do I feel compelled to have this list be an even number? Why can't I let it stay at 9 or even add another random thought to make it 11? I must learn to curb the obsessive compulsive behavior. Not that it's bad right now, but the potential is sooooo there.

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