*Edit* Well, how do you like that? I say I'm not going to procrastinate and then I get distracted and get back to this post hours later?! This is for real. I started writing this earlier, but then I remembered that I had to do some SAT studying. For those who don't know, I'm taking my second ever SAT test on March 14. Little more than 2 weeks away.
Q, you are right. SAT = death. Well, maybe not completely right. It's like a slow death, of the brain...
No, no, I'm just kidding. I'm really good at math. It's only the tough, advanced math concepts that give me some trouble. Where on earth is anyone going to use coordinate geometry in their life, answer me that. I'm sure not going to use it! And doing arithmetic with negative numbers, don't get me started. You have to remember that if you multiply two negative numbers, it will turn out positive, and if you multiply one positive and one negative number, the result will be negative. I've got a good handle on reading and writing, but I need to study hard for math. Plus I should work on my essay writing.
Anyway, I was going to talk about procrastinating. I've developed a small list of things that I will stop not doing.
1: Making headway in my Imazia book. I need to show some progress, man! And that stupid schedule didn't turn out to be helping matters any. Instead I'm going to promise myself to work on my novel for 4 hours a day in two 2-hour shifts. Now I'll just have to figure out where to put those 2-hour slots...
2: I will try taking walks as much as I can. If I can't get out during the day, the least I can do then is to do a hundred jumping jacks. I tried that today. It sure gets your heart pumping like a Jumanji drum, don't it? Know what else I did today? I helped my brother tie a thick stick to a rope that we attached to a tree and we called it a swing. It's actually quite fun to use. Our own private swing. I wish we had a tire swing. I love those. Or better, I wish we had a huge trampoline, like some of our friends have...
Oh, I'm going off topic again, aren't I? I'm stalling because I'm not sure what else I don't want to procrastinate. My list isn't very big. Many of the things I don't want to leave off are small things, like doing the dishes more, cleaning the birds' cage, that sort of thing.
I think in order for me to achieve these things and not put them off anymore will be for me to end a few activities, if only for a few days. I talked about them in last post, you remember? First, I'm going to take myself off reading good books for a week or so. If I can keep my nose out from between the pages of an awesome fiction novel for several days, I'm sure I can get some pretty productive work done.
Second... yes, I'm sorry, don't give me that look. I have to say it. I'll need to stop blogging for awhile. Hey, at least I'm warning you, aren't I? Having my mind on my blog is not helping me. It's lots of fun talking to friends online, but I need to take a break, okay? Just give me that. So, I'm not going to be checking out any comments you leave this post. I'll check them later. And any new posts you guys put up I'll have to read later, too. Hopefully after a week I'll have some good material to read.
I'll miss you, guys. Good luck on your 100th post, Jacoby. Perhaps you can write on my book club blog while I'm gone. I'm not going to be reading anything, after all. Wish me luck!
By the way, here are some more funny procrastinating pics.