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So here we are one hour and forty-six minutes into Monday morning and I'm still wide awake. It'd be one thing if perhaps I was being productive, turning lines of my Making of Western Civilization book a lovely shade of fluorescent green. The type of green people were wearing as spandex shorts around the time I was born. However, I am not at all being productive. Instead, I sit here with one leg curled underneath me, nibbling at an oatmeal raison cookie, nodding along with some Motion City Soundtrack, and staring into the glowing screen of the Macbook that I bought for college, but hasn't really been used for college.

Now if I were smart, I'd be in bed already, preparing myself for my day of academia and athletics I have ahead of me. However, I am not smart, and so I sit here a few minutes longer just to remind myself that I promised myself that I wouldn't procrastinate once I got here. And, as I pondered it further I realized that not all people are the same. Of course, if you just get work done you don't have to think about it as much, but who says that work is as good as the work produced when you're in a time crunch? Adrenaline does crazy things to people, that's a fact. I mean, people inject themselves with it in life-threatening situations, what's not to like? It makes you dig deep, triggers the "Flight-or-Fight" response, and makes you quick on your feet. So therefore, I am able to justify my laziness and furthermore, I continue to procrastinate.

Funny how I don't put off telling people about what I think on the internet, and funny how I'm taking space on this website that could be put to better use by people who actually have talent. For example, my friend Adam, or Adfunk as he's known around here, that referred me. Talented poets are much more interesting than people who have nothing better to do than sit and bother others with their bad habits. That's another thing that needs to change. Maybe tomorrow.




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The following comments are for "Good Morning Monday; Procrastination at its Finest"
by Peachalicious

Peachy, how cute is this, honey?
too cute, Peachy!

The 40 hats against cats-> line starts here. Take a number sweetie. There's a whole bunch ahead of you already.

( Posted by: castanedalupe [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

You know what else is funny?
It's funny how if my writing was really THAT bad, it wouldn't have elicited any kind of response. What I don't understand though, is how I'm living vicariously through others at all. (No one is impressed that you know what that means.) Also, if I had hardly any sense of self, I certainly wouldn't be able to write about myself. Makes sense, doesn't it?

A whole bunch ahead of me already? I'm new around here. Explain. Not all writers have to be bitter, tortured, souls. Just look at me for example. :)

( Posted by: Peachalicious [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

Lilia, Castenedalupe
Let's all agree -- all of us -- that we won't go out of our way to alienate new members, nor accuse them of misdeeds we have absolutely no evidence they've committed, okay?

How about making Lit a welcoming, friendly place?

Peachalicious, welcome. Forget about this episode, please. I hope we see more of you around here!

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

Cool
Thanks, Lil!

:)

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

Just happened upon This
I respect all strong women, but please consider the fine line between what's helpful advice and patronizing criticism...older people should set an example, I guess it must get increasingly hard to care about things as we do in age, but the goal, I believe is support here, it's a community of sorts right? In this surreal neighborhood, Meg, you have just met the eccentric artist, a jabberwocky of sorts, with a snake like presence, perhaps it's the techno music...perhaps owning several cats... makes her aggressive toward your blog. Thanks for the consideration...both of you stop being so fucking tough.

( Posted by: AdFunk [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

Welcome to lit
Nice to see a new blogger here. Look forward to more from you. Nice thing about blogging is the freedom to say whatever comes to mind. Enjoy.

Nae

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

procrastination...
Don't be turned off by the locals. Demeter and Castanedalupe are emotional gymansits who try to help us stretch, our patience at the least-
(they may have mistaken you for someone else-) Don't be put off. They are unique and talented, just a little defensive.

Welcome. I am the procrastinator from hell- I can relate!

Best to you-
Elizabeth

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

BTW, Nae
Your new avatar is BEAUTIFUL!

-E

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

Maybe Tomorrow
Meg,

Welcome to Lit! You certainly hit a chord with me, I've spent a lifetime only doing things when when pressured by deadlines and I totally agree that it is only then that creative juices are at their height.

I often get into trouble from others (and myself) for being of the nature that I do things only when I am in the frame of mind to do them and a lot of people cannot understand this.

Isn't this what seperates the artistic (or was it autistic) from the rock solid people who we allow to carry us through life? (only joking).

I feel a poet in there somewhere, look forward to seeing more of your work. I have a poem published somewhere on Lit entitled (I think) Maybe Tomorrow, I'll post a link if I can find it.....

Have Fun,

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: September 13, 2006 )

Meg, Maybe Tomorrow
Meg,

I really do live what I say! Looks like I never posted this one from years ago. I've posted it now so... Maybe Tomorrow

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: September 14, 2006 )





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