09 June 2011

Unfinished business

I know some of you might think I’m neglecting you, so I thought I’d show you some of the things I’m neglecting even more in the hope of making you feel better.

Laundry: 3 weeks +

This is my laundry hamper.  You can almost see it under the pile of extra clothes that won’t fit in it. 

Some people in the know might note that the pink-ribboned garment was last worn more than a month ago.  Under that, those sheets are going on two or three months now.  (In fairness to me, those are both things that were hiding in suitcases that I had not, until last week, unpacked.  Okay, that doesn’t really help my case.  But I did unpack them!  Eventually!)

Also, this is my bed:

You can’t tell it’s my bed because of all the clean clothes on it that have yet to be folded and put away.  This pile makes a daily commute from my desk chair to my bed and back again.

Yoga: 2 months

I’m supposed to be going to yoga a few times weekly.  I’ve gone once since April.

Stargate: 5 months

This is our Stargate. 

I am supposed to make a DHD for it (a DHD is a Dial Home Device, for those who aren’t nerds).  I’m also supposed to make the Stargate move (or make another one that moves).  Also, the background shows evidence of a filthy floor that needs cleaning as well.

I just want to mention that if we do get our Stargate to move, husband may or may not create an app that allows you to dial in to our Stargate remotely.  How cool is that?

Lights: 6 months

I was going to show you a picture of our Christmas lights, but realized husband would not appreciate me showing our front door to the whole internet.  But our Christmas lights are up outside.  ’Nuff said.

(Although… in only two short weeks they’ll be up six months early!  Score!)

Reading: 6 months +

Here is a pile of books (there is another pile behind it) that I received for Christmas and have not yet read.  (I did at least finish one [not pictured]).  These are only the ones I got last Christmas.  I have plenty more on my shelves I haven’t read.

I'd also like to direct your attention to three fabulous books on the left, there: Naked Lunch, Lolita, and the aforementioned Catch-22.

Earrings: 9 months

My sister and I got it in our heads to start making our own earrings.  I made one pair and you can see what happened to the rest.

Paintings: 2 years

These are two of my unfinished paintings.

I don’t know that I’ve ever finished a painting I’ve started.  I started the first of these two in 2007 and the other in 2008 or 2009.  The first one is a picture of the Marina Grande in Sorrento, Italy, and there is supposed to be a cat in front of it. Here is a poor practice run at the sad little kitty.

So there you have it, some of the many things I’m conspicuously not doing.  And these are by no means my longest stretches.  I debated whether to put more things on this list but by the time you get out this far temporally, the things you’re delaying on are either things you really don’t need to finish anymore or things that are personal and kind of tragic.  So I think I’ll leave those alone.

But you can at least see that this blog is by no means my most neglected pursuit.  Keep that in mind whenever you feel I’m falling behind.


  1. I'd scold you, but as a promoter of procrastination, I can only support this.

  2. 1. Our laundry looks the same. I also have a pile of sheets at the bottom.

    2. I can't believe you built a Stargate. You are officially elevated to she-ro status.

    3. I want the painting with the leaves, as is, for my living room.

    4. Is there anything you are not good at??

    5. I have to make lists have odd numbers of things. Still.