Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Intentional Procrastination

I meant to do my work today . . .

But it was so warm and inviting outside. The early morning lunch drifted into several hours of daydreaming, me just soaking in the cool morning rays. While others were tolling inside, I was appreciating the sun, the trees, the flowers. It is important to appreciate nature, and in so doing so, I helped maintain a balance. I helped ensure that visitors to our fair town saw business people relaxing in one of the picturesque squares. Tourism is important to our city, and my soaking up the sun helped with said tourism.

I meant to do my work today . . .

But a friend called with a problem. She needed my attention, my ear, my compassionate, my sighs at all of the right places. She needed me to be present to her, to help her through her personal crisis. Had I not helped her, I most certainly would have spent much time and energy thinking about her, her family, her problems. Had I not helped her, I may have been rude on the phone, and you would not have wanted that. So you see, I was thinking about the greater good, both at work and in her life.

I meant to do my work today . . .

But I still have not done my taxes. You would not want me to go to jail because I failed to timely submit all pertinent copies of the forms and attachments. By the way, thanks for the use of the copier, the Internet, paper and pen. It really helped me complete filing my taxes on time. So I am contributing my part so that Congressmen and Senators can feast on pork.

I meant to do my work today . . .

But I started watching teen angst on YouTube, and I had to watch, had to comment. I had to tell a teen boy that it is okay to feel pain, okay to feel isolated, and it is not okay to hate your own mother. I had to watch people lip synch badly to popular songs, see them violate terms of agreement and copyright laws. I had to watch farting babies, singing dogs, and talented artists, strumming on their 12-string guitars. I had to participate in Web 2.0, to keep the connections live, to keep the "packets flowing". I really don't know what flowing packets are, but it has something to do with the Internet flowing through our lives.

I meant to do my work today . . .

But when I awoke, I smelt the aroma of a willing lover, needing my warmth, my moistness, my body. Had I not called in sick to participate in a day of passion, my mind would have most certainly wondered to other things. And you would not like my attention on other things when I am filing such important documents.

I meant to do my work today . . .

But I had to finish this blog entry. Well, maybe that is stretching the truth a bit.

17 comments:

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Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

You just made me wake up and ask myself...."What the HELL am I doing at work today, dammit!!!!"

Enjoy your day! :)

~Deb said...

It's grea that you appreciate the things in life that a lot of people would call, 'the side dishes'. When actually, work doesn't define us- work isn't 'our life'. If you hadn't done all these things in between work, I'd think your sense of being human would be minimal.

Glad you're warm blooded! ;) Oh, and thanks for taking the time out to call in sick for me. ;)

~Deb said...

great* .......sorry.

X. Dell said...

Well, you have a few tomorrows befor taxes are due. Any other work can probably be put off a little as well. For everything there is a season, you know.

Thanks for dropping by earlier. You're welcome anytime.

kathi said...

You and I have got to be related.

Ian Lidster said...

Ah, Leesa, I am delighted to see that your priorities are all as they should be for a happy, healthy and lusty life. Cool.

Ian

Brea said...

I call days like that my "mental health days". Hope you are feeling refreshed.

RWA said...

"...I smelt the aroma of a willing lover, needing my warmth, my moistness, my body. Had I not called in sick to participate in a day of passion..."

You are going to elaborate on this, right?

Leesa said...

stacy: you can be at work, and you can be at work.

~deb: any time, sweetie!

x.dell: interesting read.

kathi: I think the same way, huh?

ian: yeah, priorities are important.

brea: I love mental health days.

rwa: sorry, it was a private performance.

Dr. Deb said...

I think you did a great amount of work today :)

JohnB said...

Your words here speak excessive and tumultuous truth...and I ponder the predicament that perhaps I should put a halt to this constant browsing through cyberspace, this chronic obsessive plethora of word-spew that I find myself so engaged; the maddening rhetoric, the unending and countless observations...:) well, maybe not.

Anyway, I stopped by via our mutual blogger, fatty...I must return here, and hope to often.

Leesa said...

dr. ~deb: thanks, sweetie!

johnb: man, I had to look up a lot of those words today. Thanks for stopping by.

RWA said...

"a private performance"????

Hey, you're the one who mentioned it - not me!!!!!!

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