Texting with a Pain in the Butt


Dwight thumbDWIGHT: Today is Wednesday and I have a blog post to write for Friday. I have to write it today so I can send it to Bob so he can add pictures and correct my spelling and terrible grammar.

Who’s Bob, you say? A friend, my poorly paid editor ($0), accountability partner, sounding board and generally a pain in the butt. Aren’t all good friends like that sometimes?

I have no idea what to write yet. I should have been writing yesterday. I should have started thinking of a topic three days ago. Look. He is already sending me Google chat messages.

Bob thumbBOB: Don’t wait til the last minute to write the blog this week.

Dwight thumbDWIGHT:  I really need to fight my procrastinating nature. The only idea I have will probably sound like complaining.

Bob thumbBOB: lol I can come up with several ideas for you.

Dwight thumbDWIGHT:  I’m sure you can.

Bob thumbBOB:  “My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never.” ~ Craig Brown

Dwight thumbDWIGHT:  I was telling a friend earlier how long it takes me to do things. From taking two hours to get up in the morning to taking an hour to type something that would take less than twenty minutes if I could use my hands. Not sure how a blog post about that would come off.

Bob thumbBOB:  “I, for one, find writing excruciating. Some mornings, as I’m on my way to my desk, my hands actually tremble with fear. The fear, of course, is that I’ll sit down at the desk and discover that what I’ve written is claptrap. Fear inevitably leads to procrastination.”  ~Rosemary Mahoney

Dwight thumbDWIGHT:  I could do an article about how being disabled makes doing the simple things difficult and the time it takes me to do things like write a blog takes a long time.

Oh, wait.  Another “hurry up” quote from Bob.

Bob thumbBOB: “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” ~ Victor Kiam

Dwight thumbDWIGHT:  My eyes are too tired from creating my new D&D character. (Not another message from Bob!)

Bob thumbBOB:   “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” ~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

DWIGHT:  I’m too tired to think about it. I’ll think about it tomorrow.

If I keep quoting Gone with the Wind I may be in danger of losing my man card.

SCARLET O’HARA:  Your man card is safe because, if you are going to quote me, Dwight, you are going to have to get it right!!


DWIGHT:  “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”  ~ Rhett Butler


6 thoughts on “Texting with a Pain in the Butt

  1. Pain in the butt, eh? The blog has been out for only an hour, and there is a comment on Facebook agreeing with you!! Lol. Me? A pain in the butt!?! I guess I would have to agree with you, too. Lol. Good article!!

  2. I didn’t know you had a blog. Procrastination is a problem, isn’t it? Got a blog idea rolling around in my head right now, but I’ve been taking forever to actually write anything more than a very basic outline. Do you use voice recognition software? It helps quite a bit with the writing, not so much with the procrastination. 🙂

    1. Okay, I read the other posts about this. Sounds like a cool system. I don’t think I’m that far behind you in the speech problems. I’m already noticing that it’s difficult for people to understand me unless I am careful about enunciating everything. Thank goodness for technology.

  3. Without this thing I would probably lose my mind. Hang in there. I got really angry and depressed at one point. It’s expensive so it took nearly a year to get insurance approval and have the device delivered.

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