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What are you supposed to be doing today, but arent

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by room onthebroom, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm supposed to be putting together a little 1/48 plastic model of the J3 Piper Cub that my dad had back in the 50's. They don't even make the J3 model in hobby kits anymore (they're all Super Cubs for some dumb reason) but I was lucky enough to find an old unopened J3 kit on ebay that somebody must've tossed in their garage & forgot about for the last 30yrs. I was super excited about this. I planned to customize the paint & the N-number & give it to my dear old dad for Christmas. I've spent days daydreaming about him carelessly opening the box expecting another pair of boring sweatpants, only to be rendered speechless & on the verge of genuine emotion as he see's a tiny, custom detailed version of the beloved plane that he sold so that he could buy my mother a wedding ring. My dad is hard to shop for (hence all the sweatpants) & I've fantasized that this would be the gift to end all gifts... The gift so unique that it would trump 80+yrs of previous gifts. I even went as far in my delusions of imagining all of the grandkids & great-grandkids gathering around oohing & ahhing over an exact 1/48 scale replica of "Grandpas Legendary Plane."
    (*Note; Its VERY uncharacteristic of me to give myself so much credit, especially for something I might not even be able to do.)
    I think I've got so lost in The Dream that I've totally paralyzed the process. I've now got less than 1-1/2 weeks to finish this thing & get it shipped off & I haven't even started.
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    "Its a great idea" they said.
    "It'll be fun" they said.
    "It'll be easy... An 8yr old could do it." they said.
    Yet, here I sit, rambling randomly on BYC and cleaning the microwave and picking up the chicken poop and sorting the garage ... ANYTHING but snapping out, painting & gluing those tiny little intimidating pieces of plastic...

    So, what are you supposed to be doing today that you aren't & what insignificant tasks have you created to put it off?
     
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  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I should be studying for my final two tests this semester, but instead I'm watching TV and took my dog for a walk. I think I'm going to read a bit before bed.
     
  3. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for chiming in. I appreciate knowing I'm not the only one out there who's slacking. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I wish I could get a grade for procrastination. I would ace that every time! In my defense, we have an odd four day weekend (well, I have class until 10:00am tomorrow) so I keep telling myself I have all weekend. But who am I kidding? I probably won't study then either! :-D
     
  5. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Overrun With Chickens

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    Your procrastination has inspired me! I've officially cracked opened one of those tiny paint bottles... Now if I just could force myself to dip the paint brush in...
     
  6. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Overrun With Chickens

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    I SHOULD be stirring up the new jar of peanut butter ... I've been putting it off, not doing it for hours now. Anyone ever have one of those days where you'd rather just not eat than have to sit there & stir it up?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I was supposed to spray the weeds this morning but, I overslept by several hours. I figured it might rain too soon afterwards so went back and napped some more. I was so mad at myself for wasting time that I watched the finale of "Person of Interest." I know the series is cancelled so it was more important to see the end.
     
  8. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm supposed to be doing something productive :lol:
     
  9. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Overrun With Chickens

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    Good for you diva for sleeping in & watching a little tv. I think we all work too hard & sometimes need to slack off a bit. For the record, I never did open that jar of peanut butter. I looked at it at least 5x & walked away from it each time. DH must have got tired of looking at it, because I caught him in the kitchen later that night stirring it up. [​IMG]
     
  10. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you eventually get to it? I've got a ton of stuff to do today & unfortunately most of it can't be put off. [​IMG]
     

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