Hi, My Name is II Cents, and I’m a Procrastinator


Yesterday sucked! And not just a little bit of suckiness either. No, my Sunday got some serious Mr. Ed deep throat action. It started with me waking up to the sounds of Beyonce’s “Beautiful Nightmare” at 6 o’clock in the morning. This is my wife’s wake up music on her cell phone, which she politely left in the kitchen so it wouldn’t disturb anyone. Gee honey, thanks! That would have been just super if it wasn’t for the fact that even a mouse pissing on cotton is loud in complete quiet at 6 AM! I felt like I was in a fuckin amphitheater! But I love my baby none the less. I just wish she would be inconsiderate next time and turn the damn thing off.

The rest of my day consisted of astronomy homework, a midterm exam for said astronomy class, and re-writing my English essay. As you have probably guessed, I’m finally trying to finish up my degree. All in all that is not so bad. But if you knew the depths of my disdain for anything science related; excluding anything related to the female body, but including  the monthly “hell week”, you would feel my pain. This disdain leads to me taking the entire day to complete something that probably would have taken only a few hours for most people. I just can’t comprehend that shit. It’s like my brain fights me every step of the way, yelling “Stop the torture you sick, sadomasocist bastard!” But it is my own damn fault. I actually had the entire week to do it. Unfortunately I live by the famous Mark Twain quote “Why put off till  tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”

I guess I have always been a procrastinator, especially when it comes to my education. I don’t think I have ever completed a project or paper in a timely manner. I complete it either the day before or in most cases the day it’s due. I don’t know why it is. My guess is that I actually give two shits about college, but I need it none the less. Don’t get me wrong, I think higher education is important. I mean, that is what I tell myself so I at least sound somewhat credible when I get ready to feed my kids that crap when it’s time for them to start college. In all seriousness though, it’s probably more of the fact that since I have such a busy life, that the things I care about the least, get the least amount of attention. But maybe that is how it should be. The reason the school work waited until Sunday to begin with was that I was busy working, spending time with my family, resting and enjoying myself. Those are my priorities, and they should be. If I don’t prioritize my happiness, then no one else is going to do it for me. If I’m going to suffer, then I might as well do it on my terms.

There you have it. Leave it to me to find a way to justify procrastination and make it “make sense”. Damn, I’m awesome.

II Cents

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7 responses to “Hi, My Name is II Cents, and I’m a Procrastinator

  • JohnJeremyVines

    My procrastination “strategy” is the opposite. I put off that which I care about the most, doing relatively unimportant things or those I don’t really want to do first (that which I can’t get out of doing altogether). That way, when I get around to what it is I really need and want to do, I can give it my complete and undivided attention and do it much better than I would have. So goes the thinking, anyway.
    When that actually works, it usually more than makes up for those times it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, all the more incentive to do better next time. It’s all good. 🙂
    Another great post. Shared around.

    • iicents

      Very good point you make there. My wife also subscribes to that method. It makes absolute sense, so I guess the better way to put it is that, as with all things, it all depends on the person. With me, if I were to do everything else first, I would miss out on something that I may have really wanted to do. Anyway, thanks for all the support. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  • Prem Gaire

    I am also a procrastinator! I have many things to do but I just abandon them with the hope of accomplishing them the next day. But unfortunately, the next day never comes. Yes, I am being inspired by you. I think blogging this way makes you relieved rather than loaded which happens especially when you have a rigid and formal subject matter. I am learning to blog. But as I already said, I am also a procrastinator, it will take quite a time for me to come up with one.

  • iicents

    That is exactly how it makes me feel. There was a time right before I started blogging, that I was starting to feel overwhelmed. I couldn’t concentrate on anything, and I was loosing interest in things. In other words, depressed. But this has given me a way to express myself, and “unload” my brain so to speak. Good luck with starting your blog. It is definitely not worth the procrastination.

  • Tom Jensen

    There’s nothing like some good ‘ol procrastinatin’. My favourite phrase… There’s plenty of time ’til the last minute.

  • MyParallelDiagonal

    loved the style. you might want to write for a living, its beautiful. good luck with the procrastination, it’ll either bite you in the ass or help you discover you’re wasting your time on the wrong thing. i’d go with what your prof said in that previous post.

  • Prem Gaire

    I re-read it, and found out that I do it pretty much the same with my college assignments. I do it on the day they are due. Or, I keep the bare minimum time to do them just before they are due. I hope that I have come a long way ever since I last commented on this post. I have abandoned ‘Empire Avenue’ because that eats our time, just for nothing sometimes.

    I have become more lax with my blogging and have been a bit more productive as well. I have learnt to use informal language a bit and give a personal touch to the articles sometimes.

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