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what stuff do you put off and put off and put off and then when you do get to it, it's not as bad as you thought it was going to be?

Here's my list...

answering emails and letters

cleaning the fridge

organizing my hard drive

dental work

budgeting income

grocery shopping


-- Catherine (catherine@cmjcom.com), November 07, 1999


cleaning out the kitty litter box

washing the dishes

doing the laundry

cleaning the bathroom

straightening the computer desk, cleaning off all the little notes and pieces of junk like candles and Pez dispensers and perfume oil bottles and skeins of thread.

calling people back on the phone about making plans about things I am not one hundred per cent looking forward to.

sweeping the floor (and yet, I love to do it well.)

cleaning off the kitchen table.

glitter --> http://eggplant.simple net.com/glitter.html

-- krystyn (eisllew@msn.com), November 07, 1999.

Oh, yes. And making a new design for the journal.

Oy, it's never that bad when I get there, but I am agonizing like a big poopyhead over this one.

-- krystyn (eisllew@msn.com), November 07, 1999.

Cleaning off my desk. Especially filing the papers that have piled up for 6 months or more.

Doing laundry.

Making important phone calls that may possibly involve any conflict.

Mailing anything.

Cleaning and waxing the kitchen floor. No, now that I think about it, that job ALWAYS ends up even worse than I thought it would be. I wait so long to do it, knowing how much work it'll be, especially since I've put it off so long that it's now filty! Being a perfectionist, I then take an entire day to do the job (it's a big kitchen). I've cut some time off the job since I don't use a toothbrush to clean the grooves anymore.)

Doing my income taxes.

Organizing anything at all, but especially paperwork!

-- LynMaire (lleahy@mindspring.com), November 07, 1999.

Answering email... not the chatter stuff, but the supportive kind (I LOVE getting it, I always feel like a putz answering it, like I haven't earned it)

Any business by phone - damn near phobic over the phone.

writing out checks for bills. I AM phobic about checkbooks.

driving places I've never been before. (yep, more phobias... this is not good...)

hmm.. those are the biggies.

-- maine (lyndacat@bigfoot.com), November 07, 1999.

the biggies: calling people back when i'm supposed to. mailing packages. doing dishes. answering email (although this is one that gets WORSE the longer it gets; the longer it's been, the more the inner critic finds to stifle my writing). and lately and unusually, paying bills. when i was broke, i was punctilious. now that i'm quite comfortable, i procrastinate. WEIRD.

-- marianne aldrich (marseillaise@hotmail.com), November 07, 1999.

Cleaning the house or the bathroom.

EXCEPT it IS as bad as I feared. (Odd how Eric is so neat about some things, and so sloppy about others---and Jamie's hopeless that way-- and Brian, with less excuse, is almost as bad.)

--Al of Nova Notes.

-- Al Schroeder (al.schreoder@nashville.com), November 08, 1999.

dusting folding laundry REorganizing anything...if it starts out well organized and I can maintain some semblance of order, I love that. But having to go back and do a task over again depresses me. Try to do it right the first time...Of course, I so rarely DO get it right the first time....

-- Lezlie (nineteencat@earthlink.net), November 08, 1999.

cleaning, specifically vaccuuming

typing essays for class

anything else that requires any sense of procrastination... i hate to procrastinate, but i do, constantly, and so i guess you could say i love to hate procrastinating. =)

-- El (eparkins@mail.coin.missouri.edu), November 08, 1999.

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