3/14/2009

Creative Procrastination

 

Sometimes I procrastinate. I sit down intending to write but when the words don’t come easy, my mind wanders…I notice the things I normally overlook- like the dog, sleeping peacefully on the couch in my office.

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I think, aw, isn’t that sweet. Then- I hope she’s not cold. Maybe I should cover her up.

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I look down at Maggie peacefully sleeping and think- isn’t that sweet?

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She looks like a little old lady who’s fallen asleep while reading a good book.  So, I find her a good book.  Then I see my dad’s glasses and think- Hey, I should add these, too.  009 

  She opens her eyes and peers up at me, probably thinking this can’t possibly be happening.

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By now I’ve forgotten all about writing. Hyperactive Maggie is not even moving!  Seriously- How often does an opportunity like this come along? Certainly never.  So I think, what about a hat?

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She is still NOT moving! This is incredible…Amazing even…So I try on another hat…

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And screw around with my dog for so long that by the end of the day, I have written only one sentence…

The last time I saw Anthony Petrocelli, he shoved a dirt-encrusted statuette into my arms and said, “A big nose and little tits ain’t no reason not to dance.”

1 comment:

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, Nancy, that is just hilarious! You had me laughing out loud when I saw it earlier, then I showed it to Tom when he came home and he got a big kick out of it, too. And this is exactly the kind of thing I do when I'm procrastinating, too.

Maggie is such a sweet and tolerant dog!