Today's blog is unavailable and you have been redirected to this page instead. I'm so sorry. I’ve been sitting here for an hour and a half trying to think of something meaningful to say today but the truth is, I’ve got nothing. Really. I know it’s hard to believe that I might not have an opinion on anything today, especially given the newsworthy week we’ve had, but it’s true. I can’t even think of any first world problems to complain about today. My biggest concern at the moment is what to get my dad for Father’s Day. Also, the agony of trying to think of what to actually say in a daily blog when I have nothing to say and lots of other things to do with my time.
~Musical interlude as time passes while I eat some eggs~
As I approach the two hour mark of trying unsuccessfully to write something meaningful (or anything even remotely interesting) it occurs to me that perhaps I should be using my time for something more constructive. I have a lot of other things to do today, not the least of which being the need to move some furniture around, pack some boxes, and hook up a trailer in anticipation of actually having to haul said furniture and said boxes in said trailer in the very near future. But I keep telling myself that I will get on that as soon as I finish writing my blog for today, which, as you can see, is a very dull and slow moving train without a clear destination. Also, I don’t know what the word for “not procrastinating but not accomplishing anything” is called. Failure? I think I’m failing at today.
What this failure-to-make-any-progress-today-despite-my-honest-effort-to-do-so is making me think about is how I don’t always use my time wisely. I have a list of things to do and yet I start with the task that is the most difficult and least likely to be completed quickly. I could have had the trailer hooked up by now and packed three boxes full of stuff if I hadn’t been sitting here writing about Red Lobster and bananas. That was the error 404 you got when you tried to find today’s blog. It was deleted and you were redirected here. Anyway, my hatred of yellow fruit and the chain seafood restaurant is well known.
So, instead of getting anything done that I need to get done, I am trying to get something done that doesn’t need to get done, making everything get done half-assed. I should really be using my whole ass. Also, I am now hungry again because of how much time has passed. I feel guilty for not doing what I need to do because I was trying to do what I also need to do. Shut up, that’s a perfectly clear sentence. Also, I am now out of eggs and need to go to the grocery store.
So, while I’ve gotten nothing constructive done, I have also made a pretty detailed list of everything I need to get done, which gets longer by the hour. I've started brainstorming how to combine tasks. For example, I’ve decided that I’m going to give my dad the book I read last week for my magazine review. I think he’ll like it more than I did and it'll be one less thing to pack.
In summation, self-imposed deadlines are the ones that make me the most miserable. I’m going to go do something constructive.