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Sunday, May 15, 2011

T is for TIME WASTIN'


No one is better at wasting time than I am, seriously. No pirate or knitter can do better.

In the case of knitters, at least those I've known and myself included, I start a great project and am knitting away enjoying it and either come upon a glitch I can't fix immediately or see another project I want to start even more and put it aside. Every knitter and crafter has stashes of yarn bought for these projects in their cupboards; don't lie, you know you do. And, as my husband would say, a house cluttered with unfinished projects. Is this wasting time, oh yeah.

I have been following Robin Kitchen's blog ONLINE WRITING OPPORTUNITIES about making money freelancing and one thing she appears not to do is waste time. She does not fall for these excuses I myself like, i.e. I'm not really thinking in terms of that client's business (whatever it is) today so I'll put it off. Another good one is, "I don't really want to grab anything on DS because I may not have time finish it". Robin would make time. She is not a time waster.

Another good time waster is when I boot my computer and say, "maybe I should warm up with a game at Pogo, Boxerjam, find the hidden object, etc. just to wake up". Sure, two hours later my work is waiting and I have found many hidden objects that I don't get paid for.

Well time to go waste some time. Any suggestions?

4 comments:

  1. I have a few unfinished knitted and jewelry projects lying around my apt. I blame twitter. (and my friend CJ) But when I do get into the swing of my projects I can completely tune the world out and get things done.

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  2. "yawn' Sorry, just got up from a nap. I read your post earlier but then played six games of online scrabble and a couple of games of hearts with the computer (I had started playing a third, but I got the Queen of Spades in the first hand, got mad and quit). Anyway, to answer your question, I don't how to help you. I never waste time...I the model of efficiency. Well, think I'll go watch reruns of the Office on Netflix...kbye

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  3. @Patricia and Cyndi: Lol you guys have the right idea.

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  4. I never waste time or procrastinate. Ultra efficient and time savvy, that's me. *Yawns and reaches for coffee as I look at the Facebook statuses for the umpteenth time and check my email*

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