Putting things off


They call me The Great Procrastinator because I’m always putting things off. I started writing this post this morning and now it’s ten hours later and I’m only on the second sentence. A lot has happened since I started it. Studs Terkel died since I started. He was also a great procrastinator. He postponed his death until today and died at the age of 96. I guess I would like to emulate him. I better keep writing so I finish this post before I turn 96–or die.

But back to me, The Great Procrastinator. Ha! You thought I would wander off on a tangent–again–didn’t you? But, no! I just wanted to illustrate how I procrastinate. I was born a month late. I graduated from the eighth grade in nine years, ten if you include kindergarten. I went to high school for six years–and didn’t graduate! I just kind of put it off. And then I kept putting off going to college until I was in my thirties. I didn’t have my first son until I was thirty-three. I didn’t get my bacheor’s until I was thirty-seven. I FINALLY got my Ph.D. when I was forty-eight. I have a website that I started way back in 2003. It’s just now starting take on the semblance of a website. I like to think about how I should be doing something instead of actually doing it. I really can’t start a project until I feel guilty for procrastinating.

But there is one thing that I won’t put off: The End.

I'll get back to you on that.

David Diego Rodríguez, Ph.D.
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  1. Ima Peccable

    Oh and who is that cute guy in the picture? (Tries to quit gawking.)

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  2. Ima Peccable

    “I like to think about how I should be doing something instead of actually doing it. I really can’t start a project until I feel guilty for procrastinating.”

    That sounds too familiar to me! I have made so many plans and gathered up so much info on how to do things, then went on to other interests, forgetting all that for awhile until someone LIKE YOU reminds me! *cackles*

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