I’d Rather Be Doing Something Else

It’s one of those days.  The kind of day that regardless of the task in front of me – I’d rather be doing anything else.  Right now I should be compiling a spreadsheet that will create the basis of ANOTHER spreadsheet that will then create a pile of invoices.

That’s right folks – exciting times are HERE!

So, instead of just getting this little chore over and done with I’ve made myself not very useful.  So far today I have: futzed with the color on my workstation monitor, caught up on blog reading via smartphone, chatted with a friend via Facebook, chatted with a different friend via Messenger, and stared at my growing pile of work while daydreaming of doing ANYTHING else.

I know my procrastination tactics have reached epic proportions when I start to dream of housecleaning.  I sit here in my little cubby dreaming of what I could be doing at home if only I was *there* instead of *here*.  If I didn’t have to be *here* my house would sparkle!

(Yeah…. Right.)

But, I think we all know that isn’t going to happen.  Let’s be honest – I’ve had years of practice.  I can push off anything to tomorrow, regardless of plans made when I was busy not doing something else.  Home is where things like television and cats live, which are both best enjoyed together, with a boozy drink.  Housecleaning just can’t live up to that trifecta of awesomeness.

(I realize those last sentences read like I’m a crazy alcoholic cat lady.  I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.  But, it is the truth – so it stays.)

So, I sit here in my ill fitting desk chair with my legs falling asleep and check my Facebook wall, Twitter stream, Messenger window and cellphone screen in an endless rotation of distraction – hoping that something fun will arrive. 

I’m just going to have to figure out a way to make that spreadsheet entertaining.  It would certainly be easier with booze and cats.

Just sayin’.