February 24, 2006

Carolina Dreamin’

Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 10:55 am

This week I’m supposed to be doing research for my mystery novel.

And keeping up with my blog.

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Instead, I’m Googling pics of North Carolina. As both of my readers know, that’s where Tomcat and I want to be, but we have to sell Maxwell House first. Sigh.

Did you know there are SO many things to do when you’re avoiding the things you SHOULD be doing? It’s true.

For example:

Visit everyone on your blogroll and leave comments, preferably lengthy, insightful ones. The kind that need revising before you hit “Post Comment.”

Lurk on other people’s blogs but don’t leave comments.

Lurk on your own blog. (I’m watching you this very minute!)

Try to figure out why someone spent 89 minutes, 48 seconds on your blog, but didn’t leave a comment.

Queue up a dozen articles on the printer for your research.

Fix jammed printer.

Fix jammed printer again.

Give up on damn jammed printer.

Pout. You cannot work under these conditions!

Find something, anything, to blog about.

Return to Google. They might need you.


P.S. Tomcat had a T-Shirt made for me on Valentine’s Day. It says “Blog-Worthy.”

Today? Eh. Not so much.



  1. I once Googled “Old Horsetail Snake.” Hoo boy, I was No. 1!!!

    Comment by OldHorsetailSnake — February 24, 2006 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  2. there is nothing like avoiding what you are supposed to be doing! have fun doing everything but! I used to do that when i was supposed to be writing papers for some college class. solitaire can become very very interesting also!

    Comment by dawn marie — February 24, 2006 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  3. BOTH of your readers…. um, that would be….?

    Comment by Judith — February 25, 2006 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

  4. Yeaaahhh….I’m supposed to be finishing an essay that was due TWO DAYS AGO!!!!! But instead, I am furiously accomplishing the first two items on your list! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Comment by Garnet — February 25, 2006 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  5. I was the one that was on your blog for the 89 minutes without commenting. Something about your black background just comforts me so…


    Comment by Dan — February 25, 2006 @ 10:15 pm | Reply

  6. Dan — hey, I see you’ve got a new avatar (with a black background, no less). Much better than that chimpanzee.

    Comment by Candace — February 26, 2006 @ 7:46 am | Reply

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