Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Procrastinating

Quote of the day: “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” ~Mark Twain

Song of the day: “O Sailor” by Fiona Apple

State of mind: numb

Date: 3/1/06

Ok. I’ve got a venue. I’ve got a movie. What I don’t have is a guarantee that people will show up and I really really need them too.
So, now I have a list of things that I have to do in order for this to be so amazing I’ll be turning away hordes.
Crap.
Procrastinators shouldn’t have moments of ambition. It means doing stuff.
I have a list. A list I keep looking at and thinking, “wow, that’s some list.”
So, in typical procrastinator fashion, I am going to tell a story instead.

The following really happened. Sad to say.

One day quite a long time ago I was at my friends house Alexandria Pines (not her real name.) Down the street from her house was the convenient store that we spent a lot of our hard earned (hahahahaha) cash on quality items like pudding and éclairs and bubble gum. As we headed down the street a blue station wagon drove by that looked just like the one my mother had bought. I had never seen a station wagon like that until my mother had bought hers so my natural assumption was that it was indeed my mother. We ran to the store and saw it in the parking lot and forgot about our desire for a well-deserved sugar rush and decided instead to climb inside the station wagon and scare my mom when she came out. I got in the far back while Alexandria got in the back seat. As I was laying there trying to remain hidden, I noticed that some of the items in the back didn’t look familiar. Uh oh. This didn’t bode well. Then, the owner of the wagon appeared and opened the door to the back so that my friend was looking at her unhappy face upside down as the woman said, “Just what do you think you are doing in my car?” Alexandria panicked. It was awesome! I started laughing, which did startle the woman (so we did succeed in scaring someone) and told her about my mother’s car. She didn’t seem amused, but I didn’t care. Alexandria still was having a hard time breathing.
Moral of the story: lock your car.

In other news: “Scarlet Johansen” keeps sending me emails confirming my Motorola purchase. Damn. Actors will do anything for a buck!

Firefly quote of the day:
SIMON: I'm very sorry if she tipped off anyone about your cunningly concealed herd of cows.

11 comments:

trinamick said...

I'd come to the movie, but that's a bit far to travel. Light-years, almost.

My mom parked her truck in front of our office once. I put the seat way back, cranked the radio, changed all the settings, turned on the wipers, etc. Then I looked at the back and realized it didn't have a tonneau cover on the back. It was another lady's truck, who just happened to be my old school librarian. I was afraid she would catch me in it, so I just left everything changed. And then I hid.

NYPinTA said...

That is even better!!

Henry said...

You have a date yet?
Not for you to take to the movie--I mean a date to screen the flick?

NYPinTA said...

June 23rd. But now I am thinking of moving it back a day so it is on a Saturday. Much easier for everyone to come that way.

Beth said...

I was a young teen. My mom left her keys in the car and I stole it. I managed not to hit anything, but my God it was the dumbest lesson I ever learned.

Great Firefly quote!

LL said...

Oooo... I feel for you. That's why I've still got quite a list of things that I'm going to embark upon, when I finally get around to them... :innocent:

LucyDDCF said...

sadly my due date is june 25, and I live a million miles away, so I can't make it.Good luck!

Stellar said...

Alexandria Pines

Is that her porno name? Mine is Jack Forrest.

NYPinTA said...

Why am I now surprised that you have a porno name?

Stellar said...

I don't know, why are you now suprized?

NYPinTA said...

I'm trying to live in the moment?