Monday, January 11, 2010

More on Avatar because I'm too lazy to change the header

Monday morning!  Aaerg! 

The alarm goes off at 4:30 because Karen said she wanted to swim laps before work.  There was one a time when I would run before work.  But, now, without a tall blue body.  Alas.  The precious hours before the rest of the world wakes up!

However, today Karen mumbles something about setting the clock back to six.  I fumble with the clock radio in the dark and then force myself to stumble out of bed anyway.

I may not run much anymore - but I can run off at the mouth.

Monday mornings are a bit tougher.  I stare at the screen and don't know what do to.  Actually, I don't know "which" to do because there are several things:
  1. Work on collecting Sally pictures for Brian
  2. Write more on Avatar agreeing somewhat with Tabor and Barry.
  3. Answer some email
  4. Read blogs
  5. Surf the net in general
  6. Print and frame a picture or two
My biggest time waster has always been trying to figure out what to do next. 

BUTLER:  "Lists are good."

BAGMAN:  "Push the publish button and go to Sally pictures for Brian."

BUTLER:  "But it would be polite if he read some blogs.  His friends will miss his comments.  What was you logic for doing Sally pictures instead?
BAGMAN:  "No logic!!!  Just do something!!  Anything!  As they sad in Avatar, 'If you're going to shoot, shoot.  But don't talk'."

BUTLER:  "That wasn't Avatar, you cinematographic dust bunny!  That was from 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

Realizing that I am not the only one who can jog off at the mouth, I turn out the light on the debating duo and go to do...well something.


  1. PS: I did agree with Tabor and Barry about the one-sidedness of the military in Avatar, although whats-his-name, the "It's not over if I'm still breathing" Colonel did a great acting job of being a classic bad guy. Yes, I only have to read Airman Mom to know soldiers have good hearts and adopt dogs and such. I want a dragon.

  2. My biggest time waster has always been trying to figure out what to do next.
    Absolutely - I could have written that! I sit down at the computer, do the two or three Must-dos and then do exactly that! A heavy programme
    you have produced there, though!

  3. Ouch! I second Dave King - or do I third you?

  4. In retirement I have become the biggest of big procrastinators. Something I was NOT when work time meant play time was very limited.

  5. I can't even begin to tell you how much time I waste trying to decide what to do. I am trying to come up with a workable schedule of blog time, e-mail time, business time, reading time, play time and there just isn't enough time in the day...therefore I sit and try to decide what to do first.

  6. But I did finally change the header back to normal.

  7. 4:30 in the morning? To go and swim laps?


    Now that I've retired, I wake up at 7:30 and then still grumble.

  8. B&B I spend a lot of time trying to decide what to do first, second etc. It matters to no one but me and I don't really care much, just as long as it is someting I want to do. Now the watermarks, that was one of the things I just wanted to learn to do. I do it on photoshop and someone told me about Windows Writers-Live, but too complicated for me.
    So the watermarks will probably just go by the wayside.

  9. Have you read mine lately :) Oh do what you want, I go with the flow!

  10. Monday morning is an awful time to have to figure out what to do. Karen's approach (delay, delay, delay) suits me fine. I only got up when I did this morning because I had decided on Sunday that I wanted to register for an online course as soon as registration opened. . . at a reasonable time for east coasters, but early for Pacific Northwesters.

  11. I see you have scooped me on the topic of Avatar! On the other hand you reminded me of a favorite trilogy: The Man With No Name (my favorite was A Fistful of Dollars).