September 26, 2002

Attack of the Slack For

Attack of the Slack

For some reason, I've really felt compelled to slack at work lately. I have tons of writing to do, and I mean tons. If it were somehow possible to weigh the tasks I'm keeping balanced in my head and scattered on my desk, and those that I've forgotten about completely, I'm pretty sure it would all weigh many tons.

Still, I find myself shrugging my shoulders and thinking, "Eh, I'll be able to get it all done in one day, probably between 4 and 5 p.m. No problem." And so I slack. And it feels really good to slack, to read other blogs, catch up on current events, and download Robin Williams comedy clips and watch them. It's self-destructive as hell, and it will almost certainly come back to haunt me, but I just can't help myself. I think part of it is the change of seasons. It's dark, cold and gloomy outside, so I feel dark, cold and gloomy inside, and my productivity suffers as a result. At least that's the excuse I'm relying on right now. Why can't I just get paid astronomical amounts of money to blog? Curse the unfairness of this cruel world!!

Mainly, I think I'm slacking because I don't want to dive into an article about "The Impact of OS/Platform Selection on the Cost of ERP Implementation, Use and Management." Holy crow that's boring shit. Then again, I have all the information in front of me and my interviews are all complete. I could, in theory, have it all written in a few hours.

Or, I could read Lileks.

Posted by Ryan at September 26, 2002 10:06 AM
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