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LJ Idol Week 12; My Most Annoying Habit

It's Thursday night, and the deadline for LJ Idol is looming over me. What am I doing? Everything but writing. I'm washing dishes, debating whether spicy Italian sausage would make a great supper for myself, checking the never-ending stream of email that I get, and, of course, the most important thing of all, talking to masterofmusings. Okay, so the Italian sausage didn't happen, but that's a "blind moment thing" for another entry. So, this week's topic for therealljidol is to talk about my most annoying habit. I promise, I will get around to it. But first though, I have a couple of stories to tell you.



When I was in school, (okay, let's face it, and even now), I was incredibly bad about finishing assignments. I'd be doing something and it'd be going along all right, but then I'd find something else that was more interesting and my current whatever would be abandoned for the something new. I figured that what I was doing could wait and I'd get back to it later. The problem was, later just kept getting later and later, . And then I'd forget about it completely. I'm sure this gave my teachers and parents more than their fair share of grey hairs.



In late 1995, not long after I'd moved into my first apartment, I was listening to the radio. For whatever reason, I'd always wanted to be one of those people who called in and got to have their call played over the air. On this particular morning I was getting ready for class when they announced that it was National Procrastination Day I figured that on a day like that I'd give it a try. I called into the station and pretty much begged them to put me on the air. I said that I was always putting things off, and that I'd make the perfect spokesperson for this absolutely wonderful holiday. I think the thing that finally convinced them to put me on the air was when I said that I was the queen of procrastination. The DJ that I was speaking with said that if I was the queen then he was the king. I obviously was putting things off since I was supposed to be getting ready to catch a bus, yet I was at home, talking on the phone. I got my fifteen seconds of fame that morning though, and was thrilled to have the chance to record that radio clip. The tape of this is still around here, but I have no clue exactly where.



Now that those stories are out of the way, I think it's time to get around to the point of my entry. So, my most annoying habit ... Oh wait!!! I thought of something else to write about ... Okay, okay. So my most annoying habit just happens to be procrastination. There!!! I got it out! My motto has often been why do today what you can put off until tomorrow. Believe me, this has some rather undesired consequences, and you'd think I'd actually learn, but I haven't. I think I'll put this on my list of things to do, but at the moment, it's just going to have to wait. I've got an entry to post.

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