… because if I just concentrated really hard, I’d suddenly have a whole glut of time – then there’d be half a chance of completing the gargantuan schedule of errands, documents, and general odds and ends well before this weekend – you see, on Sunday I’ll be on the telly for around 24 hours and therefore unable to do anything apart from drinking copious amounts of coffee and wrestling with AV cables, which is why the sudden rush.
So, I’ve decided (in the time-honoured “Let’s play Minesweeper” tradition) to post a little bloggette (is that how you spell it?) on the art of procrastination instead. In honour of this, I will now decide exactly what font to use for this article.
Right, After a few minutes of deliberation, I have decided to use the same font anyway.
I am, as you possibly know, a fully paid up geek -I actually had a conversation on the phone this morning with a business colleague about the fact that the number “42” was mentioned in Stargate Atlantis the other night – they agreed it was a humorous reference – we both snorted appreciatively.
Apart from the encyclopaedic knowledge of sci-fi and pointless but amazing trivia, my geekiness is displayed with superhuman skills when it comes to organisation and recall… although this streak comes in useful when I’m reviewing technology (I actually do read the manual – and enjoy it), I also get far too much enjoyment from colouring in the cells in Excel, so it’s a constant left-brain/right-brain battle for me.
This week I amazed some people at work because I have absolutely NO desktop icons OF ANY KIND on my laptop’s Desktop display, as I like things to look neat and tidy.
On the other hand, at the moment (this is where the title of today’s blog comes in) my Real World Desktop is currently invisible under 25 items inventoried below for your “pleasure”:
- many DVDs of varying importance
- promo bags from CES (Alienware, UA, Panasonic)
- contact lenses (unused)
- Sharpie Markers (wide, black)
- keyboards (Creative Prodikeys music keyboard)
- microphones (one for Skyping, one for Singing Vocals)
- business cards (copious quantities from CES, mostly entered into my system)
- handbag (why??)
- dri-wipe marker (there’s a bit of velcro on its side -probably from before it emigrated…)
- Belkin USB hub (rotating 4-port)
- some post-it notes (these appear to be from an infinite source, I can’t remember buying this many)
- a 15cm ruler (blue, transparent)
- Wacom Graphics Tablet (pen resting on groove)
- Galileo thermometer (showing 25 degrees Celsius)
- Musician’s Union Newsletter (unread)
- Ergostation and Laptop (this bit looks quite organised)
- Receipts (Marks and Spencer, Muji, Borders)
- Nokia phone for review (with box)
- indeterminate USB cables (who knows what the other end fits into?)
- JVC Everio Camcorder (on telly with this over the weekend)
- PDA cover (I was looking for this)
- phone bill (laughable)
- notepad (inedible, medical-style scrawl)
- towering pile of paperwork (terrifying)
and of course,
- nice cup of tea that I’m drinking (now lukewarm and therefore undrinkable)
Let’s keep the RW desktop a secret, boys and girls. It’ll all be back to normal next week, once I’ve completed the editing for two videos – one for Virgin Media about the future of gaming (I’ll post a link here when it’s done) and one for this weekend (which I’ll upload to Youtube in advance of the airing for anyone who wants a sneak preview). Meanwhile, if you need any post-it notes, just let me know 🙂