On Saturday night I watched Ellen Degeneres on the Comedy channel on sky. I know, watching trashy T.V. instead of reading, what sort of librarian am I?
I am always impressed with stand up comics, especially one that can hold your attention for a whole hour, without a single swear word!
Anyhow, Ellen started her long seemingly random, but well scripted show, with a segment about procrastination. Describing avoiding writing her show, by cleaning, sorting and going for lunch, had me in hysterics, but then I recognised myself.
You see, as you may know, I am a procrastinator. If they handed out degrees majoring in procrastination I would have a PHD. I was, and I am now, procrastinating. What I should be doing is rewriting, and expanding, my presentation for conference. I had buckled down and finished the first draft a week and half ago, but since then I have had ample opportunities’ to do more, but there was this game I re-found, and that show I wanted to watch, then there was the series I needed to reread.
At work, off course there is lots to do, including catching up with some backlogged work, and processing new books. Then there was the fact the blog (Tararua District Library Blog) had passed a year, and I was finding lots and lots to blog on.
But the fear and adrenaline are starting to creep forward. It’s less than four weeks to conference, and thirty days until my presentation.
If you’re like me, let me know how you’re going.
Time’s a ticking, better stop procrastinating, and like a Nike ad Just Do It.
Honestly, any time now.
Hmmm, that book case looks like it needs a good sort…