Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oh boy! And I get to think up a new title too!

Hey, know what I want to do? Like really, really, really want to do? I want to write a blog post! I used to do it all the time. Well, regularly. Okay less sporadically.

I've done it more than once, anyway.

Yes, I've been letting life get in the way. Some big stuff - I did mention that I bought a house, right? Some work stuff - insane shows to produce this weekend, and the owner's out of town so they're completely my babies, and some just day to day stuff - when you have dogs, the thawing of the lawn is not your favorite part of spring. That's the way life is, though, and none of that is good reason not to make doing something I love - blogging - a priority. That's why I decided that I needed to just grab a cup of hot coffee, sit down in front of the computer, and focus 110% on...

...crap. Forgot the coffee. Hang on.

Haha! Good for me! I had all this paperwork on the dining table, and I see it and I think you know what? If I just sit down and do that all right now, then I'll be able to just sit down and focus on writing my blog without worrying about that in the back of my mind. And now it's done, and that is one less thing on my mind, and now I can focus on this and...

...I got up to get more coffee, didn't I? Shoot - I forgot my cup in the kitchen. Back in a sec.

Oh man, stone cold. Okay, just gonna make a fresh pot and then we'll take this whole blog writing thing from the top again!

Okay got the hot coffee. Already stale - you know how you get to doing the dishes while you wait for it to brew and by the time you remember you were thirsty you've mopped the whole floor and rearranged the towel drawer - but it's going to have to do. No more distractions! Time to sit down and

oh hell now the dog needs out. Okay, back in One! Minute!

We have not had rain in, like, over a week, and most of that blew away before it even touched down. Where, can anybody please tell me, did the infernal beast find mud for heaven's sake? And of course you can never just bath a dog, oh no. The dog takes a bath then you need one, but not until you've scraped mud and muck off the walls, ceiling and foolishly placed cat first.

Well fine. We can work with this. After all, there's not a lot I can do dripping wet and wrapped up in a bathrobe. This is the perfect opportunity to just sit dow

Oh thank god oh thank god oh thank god oh thank you blogger for saving my draft oh thank you thank you thank you stupid computer stupid computer stupid computer! You know, I just realized that I haven't eaten anything in over eight hours. There's no way I can focus on this if I don't eat something first. Or at least while I'm doing it. Yeah - I'm just going to grab something and then I'll snack as I type. A lesson in efficiency for the modern blogger!

I really need to keep more snack food in the house. I didn't even want a whole casserole, but you can't exactly eat pasta raw and that's all I had. Yeah, okay, guess I was hungrier than I thought too. Anyway! You know what? The phone's ringing but I'm not even going to no wait I'm expecting that call!

Aw. He remembered. My sweetie.

Um. Look guys. I'm kinda beat. You know what? Best plan? A good night's sleep and then fresh and ready to focus tomorrow on the best darn blog post ever written!

Yes. Got a plan. It's as good as done.

Night!

42 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

"stone cold" happened too fast there, even I could see that.

OR

You wrote the paragraph between making it and finding it cold VERY slowly.

...

Are you a script-writer?!

Cinner said...

I thought it was just perfect.take care.

Brian Miller said...

see you on the flip side...we can probably get some meds for that attention thing you got going. smiles.

blognut said...

Finally!

I can't tell you how excited I am to find someone who understands my ADHD!

Look, Squirrel!

What was I saying?

Sarah P said...

It's as if you've stolen my method.

Tabor said...

Too much coffee!

Eva Gallant said...

A very funny post!

nick said...

This is not the standard of blog post we expect from you, Ms Tattytiara. We expect substance, we expect raw excitement, we expect to be on the edge of our seats. And what do we get? Nothing but excuses. I have to warn you I'm reporting you right now to the Blog Monitoring Authority and they'll have something to say about it, mark my words.

Where the Fur Flies said...

How sad is it that I could totally relate to that entire post?

Jazz said...

Damn, you just stole my post.

mythopolis said...

Well, given the givens, it is remarkable that you pulled off a non-blog blog. I will say that the titles of your blog posts are so well stated. I think you are a resilient person, so I anticipate that you will bounce right back soon. Because you are ' good enough, and you are smart enough, and gosh darn, people like you!'

BLOGitse said...

We need plans! Your plan is excellent!
Reality is totally an other thing...

BLOGitse

HalfAsstic.com said...

Damn, girl! You have SO got your shit together! ;-)

secret agent woman said...

This is exactly how my mind works most of the time.

Deanna said...

Caffeine does that to me too....

Voyager said...

Funny woman, I am going to steal all your blog-gap excuses. And write a blog about them.
V.

Tgoette said...

And I thought I was the only one who did that...what a relief! That was so me, especially with the coffee part and the dog. LOL!

carma said...

*deep breaths* *deep breaths*

Tamara said...

I'm so glad I've finally settled down with my coffee to do my blog reading and commenting. Wait! Forgot the coffee... Will be back next post.

TheFrogBag said...

Oh yes, this post resembles me! And now I want coffee, even though it's after 9 at night... And a plan. I want a plan too!

Just telling it like it is said...

A new house! Yahooooooo

rachel... said...

See, I have the opposite problem. Can't get away from the computer to do the dishes and mop the floors...

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! Go, go get your rest. PLEASE do. Sounds like you need it. :)

Nezzy said...

Every girl needs a great plan!

You have yourself a beautifully blessed week!!!

Slamdunk said...

You are doing well if you are able to turn on your computer with all the stress that is involved in buying a house.

Traci said...

You just can't let life get in the way of a blog! You now little things like buying a house, taking care of dogs and boyfriends really shouldn't interfere with your relationship with the laptop (so says the girl who has two young children climbing on her as she tries to type!) LOL!

I always, I mean ALWAYS enjoy your posts!
:-)
Traci

Megan said...

*Taps foot*

buffalodick said...

I think you are doing too much caffine!

blueviolet said...

I do that too...I'm constantly distracted. Hopping up for this or that, answering my son's questions, running to the phone, stirring something on the stove. It's tough to blog!

LadyFi said...

LOL! Just another typical day...

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, yeah, some days are like that. Though at my place the dog wouldn't just be muddy; he'd have met an irritable skunk.

Shrinky said...

This could have been written by me! Except I doubt I could have made it half as fun a read, as you have with this. I can't stop, I have a blog to up-date.. erm, just after I take the mutt out for a long hike along the beach (wink).

Serenityville said...

That was awesome!! Not only had me smiling the whole time, but definitely can relate. So easy to get distracted, and isn't it weird how when we have something we need or even really want to do but it's a little hard, it's finally clean the house time?
I too haven't been blogging much lately, but am trying to get back into the groove. Sometimes life just takes over for a bit.
Congrats on the new house!!

JennyMac said...

Very funny! I despise caffeine and it is dangerous for me. LOL.

Michelle said...

I think this sounds like a perfect oppertunity for a coffee company to send you free samples of instant coffee to try and review? And by samples, I mean boxes and boxes.. and by review I mean drink while blogging... am I right? or am I right?

Rosidah Abidin said...

LOL. I think this already was one of the "best darn blog post ever written". Very witty! I can so relate to this. Have a wonderful week.

JoeyRes said...

Nice. I'm glad Blogger saved your draft - that was a good one.

Ivy and Haley said...

Hilarious!

Jingle said...

Good Evening:

What creative mind you have,
Thank you for the amazing writing!

Jen said...

That sounds like my day...minus the dog. I've just got a cat trying to knock the computer out of my lap so he can climb in.

gayle said...

Well I could write a post if my friend would send me the pictures!!! :))

injaynesworld said...

Wow! How I relate to this. My house is never so clean than when I'm facing a blank Word doc.

Talk about your performance anxiety!

Good one, my friend. We writers really are all in this together.

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