Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Astrological Sign: Charlie the Three Toed Sloth


Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet
unknown (but found, of course, somewhere on the internet)

Would it be hypocritical, or at least disadvantageous, to discuss what an incredible time-waster the internet is in a blog? I met somebody once who started an anti-technology, nominally Luddite organization. She gave me the URL for their website in case I wanted to get involved.

I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass
Walt Whitman

They say savasana is the most important yoga pose, or at least some of they do. That’s “corpse pose” for the uninitiated...so easy a dead person could do it. I actually find it nearly impossible without a yoga teacher present. I can fuck off endlessly but, somehow, am not so good at actually doing nothing.

God knows, it’s sacrilege to waste the talent for idleness which I possess
William Faulkner

There’s a stupid bumper sticker that says “I was going to procrastinate but decided to put it off till later,” or something like that—I’m too lazy to google it. There’s actually something to it: procrastination is much better if done on purpose—go off and do something you actually feel like doing with the knowledge that you’re not gonna do what you’re supposed to be doing anyway, as opposed to pacing around or endlessly web surfing all afternoon under the false pretense that you’re actually gonna be productive.

No one seems to know
How useful it is to be useless.
Chuang Tzu

3 comments:

Linda Sama said...

dude, you can stop by my blog anytime to leave comments....we snarky ones must stick together....

do you know my friend Yoga Dawg, the King of Yoga Satire? check him out via my blog....

shanti

p.s. I see you left two comments that were basically the same so I just published the later one....

catatonickid said...

Thanks for giving me a good laugh!

If I procrastinate long enough I do indeed find I get things done. It's accidental fortune - something like tricking my mind into crossing the Rubicon ;)

Drowsey Monkey said...

omg ... that's too funny. I do believe we're related or something, probably are, can't be bothered to investigate it any further tho. LOL