Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Procrastinator's Guide to the Galaxy--Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Procrastination has become a household word.  A buzzword.  Ubiquitous.  Trendy, even?

If I needed convincing, I have only to observe that even St. Patrick's Day has a procrastination angle.  As in these two articles I found this morning: 

The procrastinator's guide to St. Patrick's Day: Green beer & Lucky Charms at 7 a.m.?  


Wait Out Procrastination Week the Fun Way While Also Celebrating St. Patrick's Day, What do you guys Do!?

the latter of which features this memorable suggestion--

If nothing else, we always have St Patrick’s Day—the day where everyone is Irish and no one is really sure why they’re celebrating. This year it lies dangerously close to National Procrastination Week (the week after!), so it’s up to you, casual procrastinator, to rise above and beyond the call of duty to make St. Patrick’s day your masterpiece. Like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, paint the day with absolute zero effort to get things done. Turn your cell phones off and your procrastination potential on to full max.

In the process of learning that we procrastinators have our very own special experience of St. Paddy's Day, I also discovered Procrastinator's Guides to Thanksgiving, Year End Fund-Raising, Oscar Voting, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Success, PC Maintenance, YouTube, Investing, a Green Halloween, Ocean Acidification. . .
and the list goes on.  

The permutations are seemingly endless.  You name it, we'll screw it up, and thus require post-delay rescue.

Who knew?

And ever the poster child for postponement, I'll be celebrating my Irish heritage tomorrow. . . since I ran out of time today.  I don't even need a guide, I've been doing this so long.

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