HAUNTED by yet another missed DEADline

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I had this whole thing planned out for Halloween, honest. I even LEFT THE HOUSE (yes, GASP! indeed) on Saturday and took pictures and EVERYTHING so that I could upload it today.

But, with me being The World's Laziest Blogger and all, which one can only successfully be if one is... well, lazy, of course, but also disorganised and a procrastinator and barely awake most of the time, there will be none of those carefully planned Halloween-themed pictures appearing on this blog today.

Instead, I'll be true to my nature and title of The World's Laziest Blogger and post the pics at an inappropriate time long after everyone's forgotten about Halloween. Like around Christmas time next year maybe.

I suspect that those of you who are aware that I was a journalist, long ago in a past life, are probably wondering to yourselves why and how (and who and when and where and what... see, I vaguely remember the gist of journalism) the likes of me ever picked and held down such a deadline-driven job if I have trouble keeping up this blog (which, I'll let you in on a little secret, not blogging often and never continuing stories is actually part of my duties as The World's Laziest Blogger. Why, thank you for thinking that I do it very well and for saying that I'm a natural at it!).

Truth is, when I opened up the career councilling/college course brochure and read: "Journalism: The ideal field of study and career for the individual who thrives on deadlines," my eyes got stuck on the "dead" part of deadline and I envisioned an office filled with dim lighting and comfy couches on which journalists are leisurely strewn about emulating the dead and quietly (or, in the event that the journalist snores, not so quietly) dreaming up stories. And I thought to myself, "Why, even I can do that!"

Ha! Imagine the unpleasant surprise I received when I showed up on the first day of the job at the newspaper and there was NO COUCH in sight!!!! Just very upright, uncomfortable office chairs (well, being upright IS a very uncomfortable position for me to be in), and desks, with notepads and computer monitors and keyboards on which we were expected to furiously type away stories which had to be in YESTERDAY.

And just the horror of that awful memory has completely drained and exhausted me, so it's time for me to immediately take what I hope would be a nightmare-free nap.

9 Comments

Alley_uk said:

She returns! Albeit briefly :-) welcome back Red dear - your journalistic talents are not altogether lost, just chilling a little like a kind of sabbatical for the soul.

I hope halloween provides you with plenty of entertainment, I look forward to hearing all about it in 6 or so months....

Allley

Natalie said:

Ahh, when are we calling YOU!??!

TimT said:

Doing no work sure is hard work, but at it's much more satisfying than doing work work.

kat said:

:-) your posts always make me giggle.

and hey, since you're on the couch anyways, can you pass the remote? here's the ben & jerry's.

kim said:

happy (belated) halloween. and you know what i'm waiting for, right? do you absolutely wanna make me come over there so i finally get to hear the rest of that nanny-saga?

martha said:

ah, just enough to tantalize and keep us all checking back regularly to see if the red has written...

pylorns said:

yep, truly a procrastinator...

Red Dahling,
Nap time is the best part of the day.

kerri said:

I miss nap time. And those little green cots on which we used to nap in daycare. Although I somehow think I would be a bit too long for them nowadays. Thank goodness you never get too old for naps.

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  • kerri : I miss nap time. And those little green cots on which we used to nap in daycare. Although I somehow ... [go]
  • bookstorediva : Red Dahling, Nap time is the best part of the day.... [go]
  • pylorns : yep, truly a procrastinator...... [go]
  • martha : ah, just enough to tantalize and keep us all checking back regularly to see if the red has written..... [go]
  • kim : happy (belated) halloween. and you know what i'm waiting for, right? do you absolutely wanna make me... [go]
  • kat : :-) your posts always make me giggle. and hey, since you're on the couch anyways, can you pass the... [go]
  • TimT : Doing no work sure is hard work, but at it's much more satisfying than doing work work.... [go]
  • Natalie : Ahh, when are we calling YOU!??!... [go]
  • Alley_uk : She returns! Albeit briefly :-) welcome back Red dear - your journalistic talents are not altogether... [go]
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