Procrastination Station - Dealing with Writer's Block

Procrastination Station - Dealing with Writer's Block

This photo shows how far I procrastinated today!  And the hazards you face when you are your own boss. This outfit was essential in order to "inspire me" to sit my ass down to write. It's true that I am writing, but I am not working on my book as I am supposed to because I decided to write this blog about my procrastination as an additional way to procrastinate.  

I dragged my marabou heeled feet to the computer this am, and fortunately I woke up at 11:30am, so I at least I technically woke up before noon. Once in front of the Procrastination Device (internet), I fell down the bunny hole for two hours on Craig’s List. My intention was to help my friend Chuck find furniture for the bungalow he is moving into this weekend.  He didn’t ask for my assistance, but I thought it would be a nice thing to do and I considered it noble procrastination. I wound up being amazed by all the bizarre and fabulous things that are actually FREE – like 90ft palm trees! The only stipulation is you have to provide the transportation to haul them away.  

Luckily my housemate Crosby (who actually walks in LA - and far - like NYC far - like from all the way from up near Barnard College to the tip of Manhattan close to Battery Park City distance) came home. Also an avid procrastinator, she takes these epic walks in which she stumbles upon these little *gem-of-a-spots* that know one else knows about.  She said she saw this dress and thought, “Who is the only person I know who could wear this?”  And since it was only $1, she bought for me. The minute I saw it, I simply had to put it on! In fact it is a crying shame I didn’t have this dress for the wild party the 4 women I live with had this Saturday night. We made s’mores outside over our fire pit, I bellydanced and then drank absinthe with a few friends. That beverage is like drinking, “ Hello, I’m Crazy! juice.” We had such a blast that, today one of my girlfriends, Carte Blanche, and I officially decided that we would go on a sobriety binge. Then my other housemate Therese came home and we discussed the details of the various indecent events from our party. We have so much fun in our house…its perfect. The only thing that would make it even more ideal is a hot tub which I shared at that moment with Crosby and Therese – who just moved to California. Therese said she has a Jacuzzi spa at home that isn’t being used. Just like Craig’s List: it’s free if we could haul it out here. So we all decided that we need to make a road trip to pick up the hot tub, film the adventure as a way to simultaneously make our house even more divine, but also provide some more procrastination.

*Names have been changed to protect the scandalous .

7 comments (Add your own)

1. lisa wrote:
Damn, I need some sexy clothes to procrastinate in. I'm procrastinating in some old camo pants and thinking, hmmm...that's why she's Dolphina and I'm not.

Absinthe also kills parasites so you had a two-fer that night!!

Lots of love!!!

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

2. kim wrote:
So happy to hear procrastinating can be so much fun. I'll have to try it this way. Perhaps, in the case of writing, it's more incubation for your creativity.

Sorry I didn't make it to your party...was feeling under the weather. boohoo :(

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

3. Janice wrote:
I am laughing my ass off- dolphina, you've written a glorious post- thank you for being so human. Me too, I've got to get some sexy procrastination clothes. Right now, its a fushia fluffy bathrobe after pancakes and Berber green tea in bed and massive journaling session with my guides (whom I am trying to woo back to me after years of ignoring their advices). And I woke up at 11:30 am today too- just in time for the full moon. Manifestation excercise for the day: "If had all the money I needed right now, what would I do?" Speaking of Absinthe, I just tried the new frangrance by L'artisan Perfumeur called Feu d"absinthe-- they will send you 5 samples of anything on their site for 7 bucks. that said, I must say I prefer the drink to the perfume. If anyone wants my sample, pop me an email I'll send it to you. Cheers!

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:44 AM

4. Missy wrote:
the muses also have errands to run I've found. Someday i will finish writing one of my 'stories' and it will finally become a 'manuscript' or perhaps even a 'book!' Who knows. But I am pulling for you Dolphina. I will look forward to reading it when it comes out, well when it comes out and they get it at our poor under budgeted county library system, so my even poorer under budgeted self can go check it out. If not High five living on the border of 2 states because the bookmobile guy is my friend and will get me what I ask for any time I ask! ^_^
Missy B

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:45 AM

5. Rebecca wrote:
I used to be really bad at procrastinating. Now, I think I'm just like any normal person when it comes to it. In fact, I usually try to do my most procrastination-worthy tasks for the day first so that they're out of the way.

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

6. marci wrote:
Oh my goodness! Come procrastinate at my house!! Gorgeous!! And hilarious!

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:47 AM

7. Courtney Love wrote:
Lovely darling Dolphy! We have a hot tub we got for free - why don't you procrastinate some more and come sit in it for a while? Missing you!

Fri, September 16, 2011 @ 10:48 AM

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