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Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Procrastination List

School starts again in just a little over a week. I actually have to go back to work in less than a week. Now before you start feeling sorry for me, don't. I'm actually looking forward to getting back to work. As much as I have loved my summer and sitting by the pool, staying up until 3 in the morning most nights and taking endless vacations to exotic places, I'm not the type who can just sit around and do nothing. With all this time on my hands I tend to not be able to decide what I should do next and therefore I end up doing nothing at all. With the school year comes many opportunities for self improvement and productivity. With less time on my hands I realize that if I'm going to get some things done I'd better get on it and stop procrastinating. So, without furthur adeu, I present my list of 10 things I had time for during the summer but didn't quite get done.

1. Finishing that play

2. Gathering my material for graduate school applications.

3. Working off that belly.

4. Editting together a movie I made in college (I started this back in May and would have finished but the file kept corrupting even after I'd started over twice).

5. Making a movie.

6. Writing a new play.

7. Riding my bike

8. Getting an agent so I can do voice-over work on the side.

9. Making a model of the set for a play I'm designing.

10. Learning Manderin Chinese.

I think that if I can get these things accomplished during the next school year it will be a success. Oh, yeah, and if my classes go well and the plays that I direct are huge successes. That will also make it a successful year.


Jason said...

Between the hair, the glasses, and the belly, you are morphing into Dale.

Is the movie, the one I'm in? I think we've been waiting on that one for 4 years now. (Is that right?)

My sister-in-law, Shona, knows a bit of Chinese from living there for 3 years, and I think it's the Manderin dialect. Maybe she can help you with that one.

Maegan said...

Manderin Chinese, eh?? What made you decide to do learn that?

ML said...

I don't think I would have enough space to list the things I DIDN'T do this summer. But that's okay. My house is a work in progress. But I will try to keep it going throughout the school year if I can.

Hey, let me know how the whole Manderin Chinese thing goes for you.

MDH said...

How long have you been married? #3 is coming along right on schedule by my calculations.

Nellie said...

I have a very long "to-do" list I am creating for the next few months. You know, this retirement thing is giving me lots of ideas. So far the list is getting longer, but I haven't checked off too many items yet. :) Maybe I am still on the "school" schedule and will get more ambitious after next week.

Chad said...

I've got some morphing software that might make for an interesting experiment on Kyle morphing into Dale.