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The 7 habits of a highly ineffective me

If you have an incredible idea for a book but want to spend all day, every day avoiding writing it, just follow these 7 highly ineffective habits that I’ve incorporated into my daily life. *These are also ideal habits for anything else you’d prefer not to accomplish.

#1- Have OCD. I personally start out every morning in an awesome go-get-em-tiger state of mind. I make sure that I start the day positively by mentally listing everything that I’m grateful for before I even get out of bed, because I once read a book that said it’s good to do that. Now I feel like if I neglect to do this one morning, everything I love and care about will catch on fire or die. Then I’d really regret having not been mentally grateful for all that stuff and all those people because, due to my criminal negligence, they’d be all burnt up, smelly and dead.

The next item on my obsessive compulsive agenda is to read and comment on anybody’s blog who has ever, in the history of my blog, left me a comment. Because if I don’t do that every single day they will all hate me and tell the entire world what a mean and evil dick I am.

#2- Begin a dysfunctional relationship with a website. I began my affair with Rapture Ready over a year ago and it’s been a nasty ride. I used to visit because I found those freaks entertaining. Then instead of being entertained by RR I became all angry and sweary every time I stopped by, but I kept going back anyway. Finally I had enough drama and broke off the relationship vowing to never return for the sake of my very soul.

But I just couldn’t stay away. RR is like a bad drug or a really ugly girl who is really good at fellatio. Now every time I’m ready to write my book I’m all like, “Well it couldn’t hurt to just peek and see what the crazy typers are typing today.” Then by the time I get out of there I’m all angry and sweary again.

#3- Have pets. Every single time I sit down to write my book my dog puts his ball by my feet and wants me to kick it for him. Then he wants me to do it again and again forever. Or instead, my cat will look at me in an irresistibly cute way until I get his ‘stick with a string tied to it’ toy and play with him. This makes Kitty love me more than he loves Wifey, which is an added bonus.     

#4- Be an exercise freak.  I believe that if I don’t exercise for at least an hour a day, and sit in the sun for an hour a day I will become obese and turn translucently white overnight. Then my teeth would probably fall out too. I’m already getting old, and I haven’t exactly overachieved (like I thought I would) in my life, and am slowly going bald one year at a time.

So if I allow myself to become a pasty white, fat, toothless, bald guy, loser then everyone will hate me. People would probably find me so repulsive that they’d throw uncooked hot-dogs at my face for laughs. Every hot-dog would hit me because I wouldn’t be fast enough to block them. And they’d probably even poke me with a stick or tie me to a chair and make me eat spaghetti until I died. Then the crime scene people would have to cut down a wall of my dilapidated warehouse-like apartment just to get my gigantic body out while laughing at me the whole time.

#5- Write a blog. It’s a perfect way to make light of a serious situation where nothing of any substance or monetary value ever gets done. It’s very cathartic though, and even more so when everyone leaves comments telling me how awesome and amazing I actually am. Then I feel really proud and happy and know that I never have to change anything!

#6- Have ADD. Every time I start to do something I become distracted and immediately want to be doing something else. As soon as I start writing my book, I realize that I’m probably overdue for a blog post. Then I have to go interneting to look for some interesting material. And as long as I’m in the neighborhood, I might as well stop in on Rapture Ready. But then I realize that I’m getting really angry and sweary again so I leave, vowing never to go back.

Then I wonder if anyone has left a new comment on my last blog, or ‘OOHH I wonder if anyone ‘liked’ my last status  update on Facebook or better yet left a witty comment?

While I’m already on here I might as well ‘like’ and comment on everyone I’ve ever met’s status updates to build some good karma for my future status updates!’

Then before I know it, it’s time to exercise and sit in the sun again.

#7- Have a caffeine addiction. Being the addict that I am I always think to myself, “I’ll just have 2 shots of espresso with a Red Bull chaser then I’ll be all geared up to write my book.” This only makes my OCD and especially my ADD (and possibly my hypochondria if I don’t really have OCD or ADD) exponentially worse, so I decide I’d better just exercise instead. Then I come back but am unable to sit still and write due to my exploding adrenal gland, so I decide to play with the ‘stick with a string tied to it’ toy to make the cat love me even more. 

Because the cat will still love me even when I’m a pasty white, fat, toothless, bald guy. Unless the cat’s all burnt up because I forgot to be grateful for him one morning.

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  1. Holy Crackers Scott!! It’s like you’re in my head

    think of this – I really want to read your book and become your US rep who gets to escort you to all the talk shows SO …

    write the fucking book already! I hate my life

    Comment by dianne | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ll let you escort me wherever you please Dianne, you know I’m down like that.

      Ok, I’ll start working on it tomorrow. Right after my coffee…

      Thanks Dianne!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well at least you don’t lie around in bed all morning and then go veg out on the couch all afternoon while watching cartoons.

    Comment by Jay | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Who the hell wants to be like Bearman? Kidding 🙂

      Comment by frigginloon | May 16, 2010 | Reply

      • I do. Or Jay. Or anybody who works.

        Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

        • yeah i was going to suggest that… lazy bum get a real haircut and get a real job! lol

          Comment by Susi Spice | May 17, 2010 | Reply

          • I have a haircut at least once a month….jeesh!

            Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

            • I cut my own hair. Right after three cups of coffee and four jolts.

              Comment by jammer5 | May 18, 2010 | Reply

      • I have a job AND i watch cartoons!!

        Comment by Bearman | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I’d probably get feel better that way though Jay; at least I wouldn’t have been busy all day and not accomplished anything. Maybe I’ll try it.

      Thanks Jay!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  3. So I am guessing the book will be a short story 😦

    Blahaahaha, I miss read this sentence, I thought it said “my dog puts his BALLS by my feet and wants me to kick it for him.”

    Psst Might want to just get a dictaphone.

    Comment by frigginloon | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I am actually writing a couple ebooks, and they are damn short. But that’s for cash. I need to finish my labor of love where I will get paid in beautiful women, diamonds and drugs.

      My poor dog hasn’t had balls since he was a year old.

      Thanks Loon!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

      • Well Scott, if all else fails you could always join Al Qaeda, I hear 72 virgins are right there waiting after you do a little kabooming 🙂

        Comment by frigginloon | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • blahahahah…she said “dict”

      Comment by Bearman | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  4. I got a bestseller in my head but I’m dumb and lazy. That’s all.

    I also like to think that there are way more things in this world ineffective than effective, so your way OK in my book.

    Comment by Micky-T | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • A bestseller? You’ll have to tell me about that bad boy sometime. Or is it the one you told me about before?

      I agree with you sentiments on effectiveness. I’m so far past caring honestly. As long as I don’t end up broke and homeless I’ll be forever content.

      Thanks Micky!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

      • Actually those stories I told you about, would make a great TV series. Talked with a guy from California about it. Need a “number one” guy to make it all happen. Know any?

        Comment by Micky-T | May 16, 2010 | Reply

        • Unfortunately I don’t Mic… Not in TV.

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  5. 😀 This made me happy. . . At least you are effective at that. 😛

    Comment by ingridfnl | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ve always been effective at that making people happy at least…

      Thanks Ingridfnl

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  6. This entry is absolutely hilarious!! It actually is. I so understand the ever lasting struggle of having this energy and wanting to get on with the one thing you should get on with, but then…. do something else instead! I ususally get the weird feeling that I need to sort of charge myself up for the really big task I want to tackle by getting everything else out the way. What I then realise in the evening when I go to bed and think about what a loser day I lived today is that all these little tasks I did before tackling the big one weren’t even tasks. Oh god it’s so confusing to be lazy sometimes. Haha. Write that book. I would read it. Probably also to distract me from starting to work on that short documentary I have got planned 😉

    Comment by anewlookingglass | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for all of your kind words! I’ve found that the most effective way for me to accomplish what I want to accomplish in any given time period is to make a list. Otherwise there is no hope in hell. I’m just too easily distracted. I don’t think either one of us are lazy….per sea..

      Thanks Anewlookingglass!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  7. I want to say something clever but I just thought of something else I want to do.
    Good luck or bad luck which ever kind you’re looking for. and… oops, gotta go.

    Comment by Joseph | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m Always looking for good.

      Thanks Joseph!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  8. I understand completely, and think my situation is possibly even worse…. The blog I started two or three weeks ago has somehow grown to a collection of 25 articles and stories of over 30,000 words. There are many other tasks that would be a more productive use of my writing… and I suppose that many words is nearly half a novel! Good thing I don’t have a dog.

    Comment by thomasapolis | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Hey, writing is writing. Maybe you could combine them all into something…

      Thanks Thomasapolis!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  9. Why, Scott, you just described my perfect day, only in my world, after running in the sun (two-fer), I *vacuum* because if I don’t vacuum every day the Earth will stop spinning on it’s axis and chaos will reign. It’s my duty to the People of the World to vacuum.

    Yeah, my book is festering in a folder on my desktop. As long as I keep up with my real-life scientist job I can hide my secret identity as a wannabe novelist.

    Wait! Is that a dust bunny!? Gotta run!

    Comment by Desert Rat | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I so feel you hun. Thankfully we have zero carpet here. But I did sweep the floors every single day in the winter while I had to be moving around firewood.

      Other than my occasional work for advertising and marketing projets, I have no excuse not to get this (these) book(s) done.

      Thanks Dessert Rat!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  10. Scott, that reads like a private shrinks ideal patient; loads of pathology, years of treatment, bugger all chance of getting better but almost no risk of doing any harm to others. Were I still registered to so do…

    I have epublished three whole novellas and screeds of short stories, I enjoyed doing them, the odd(??) person has called by them and they have otherwise been totally ignored by the world. But I have the satisfaction of knowing that they are out there… so get your arse in gear boyyooo!

    Comment by Dave Hambidge | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Would you believe that I’ve never been to a shrink in my life Dave? I pretty much cured what was once probably borderline (for real) OCD. I think I’ve told you about that. It would be my dream to have access to that magic prescription pad of yours though…ever prescribe a morphine drip for ADD? Please?

      I’m humbled by your publishing success. Maybe someday…if I slow down on the coffee…

      Thanks Dave!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

      • There is little success in epublishing stuff that no-one reads, but great pleasure!

        Morphine for ADD… try decaffeinated kofe, IMHO!

        Comment by Dave Hambidge | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  11. As my ex-boss (who is my new part-time boss) says, “Writers have to write.” Whether its the blog or the novel… You’re on the right track! 🙂

    Comment by Evil Twin's Wife | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the encouraging words ETW; I know that I am happy as long as I’m writing!

      Thanks Evil Twin’s Wife!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  12. Another ADD/OCDer here. Same barely started novel. LOVE that entry. LOVE IT!

    Comment by Natalie | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Maybe we should get together and mix up our crazy a little.

      Thanks Natalie!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  13. I spotted your post on Freshly Pressed, and thought I’d stop in and let you know that it was pretty hilarious. I have the same problems… minus the balding and exercise addiction. Lol. But seriously, good post. ❤

    Comment by Goggles and Lace | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for stopping by.

      Thanks Googles and Lace!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  14. I got 5.5 out of 7 yet I’m not entirely sure what it is I’m avoiding. Interesting.

    Comment by dijeadios | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s cool that I’ve just made a ratings system for procrastination!

      Thanks dijeadios!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  15. “…read and comment on anybody’s blog who has ever, in the history of my blog, left me a comment…” is making me comment on your blog. I guess, you got what I am aiming at?!?

    Comment 1: Except for #2, I am qualified. But then to compensate for it, I got this habit of visiting blogs randomly and posting my comments as if the bloggers are pleading for them.

    Comment 2: Let me know when you write about ‘The 8th Habit’.

    Comment by Seayen | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • If you get to know me you’ll begin to see my propensity for exaggeration.

      My advice to you is this; find the bloggers that you truly enjoy, and comment on their stuff. Over time you will build a nice circle.

      Thanks Seayen!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  16. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers

    Comment by ondiluss | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I appreciate your appreciation.

      Thanks Ondiluss!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  17. Love this post!!!

    Comment by R L Burns | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  18. Yikes, I’m 7 for 7…

    Comment by ashdoy | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I love my new ratings system!

      Thanks Ashdoy!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  19. Very funny. I just copied and pasted (and credited your blog) onto my Facebook: “…I might as well ‘like’ and comment on everyone I’ve ever met’s status updates to build some good karma for my future status updates!” And if you don’t acknowledge my comment I won’t think you’re a dick.

    Comment by brunettehead | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for spreading me around like that…you can just call me mayo!

      I’m definitely going to stop by your place soon.

      Thanks Brunettehead!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • Whoa, Mama! Thems a lot of comments! When I submitted mine at #19, I naively chose “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” My inbox has been flooded. Thanks a lot Mr. Superstar!

        Congratulations! Is this really all because your blog was featured on Freshly Pressed? Your friends are right, you’ll soon be too BIG to reply to all your readers (that would be some sucky karma if you were stuck at your computer all day). You’re talented and entertaining enough for this momentum to continue. Though I’m a latecomer, (thanks to Freshly Pressed) I’m glad I wandered in just before you took off (“I knew him when…” ). And you ARE selling something: YOU, the writer. Way to go.

        As for stopping by my place soon… I haven’t published yet. I’ve not even a fledgling blog. Still obsessing over finding The Perfect Theme on WordPress’s menu. Can sooo relate to “The 7 Habits…” You’re way ahead of me.

        Comment by brunettehead | May 18, 2010 | Reply

        • Just pick a theme and write about anything to start, you’ll be glad you did. Trust me!

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  20. 1. I wake up every morning and wish I was still a Marine
    2. I visit rense.com b/c I wanna know what the conspiracy theorists are up to
    3. I feed and walk wifey’s dog and she gets upset when he lounges with me and not her
    4. I goto the gym everyday now b/c I wanna look like my old Marine self
    5. I have a youtube channel that I let myself be me
    6. it’s just multi tasking
    7. I will never give up caffeine…just have to exercise more to compensate

    Hey, good blog, good list.

    Comment by eastofeton | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • 1 Hurt Locker?
      2 Try CTSTDT
      3 Isnn’t it a great distraction?
      4 Awesome
      6 Way to be positive!

      Thanks Eastofeton!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  21. I am the first time on this site and am really enthusiastic about and so many good articles.
    I think it’s just very good.
    Thanks.

    Comment by kenny | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  22. OK let’s see… OCD, ADD check. Pets? Check (and one of them is Yorkshire Terrier so double check that), Write a blog? Check. Massive caffeine addiction? Check.
    Well, maybe I shouldn’t have quit that day job to become a writer. Damn!!

    Comment by Lua | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’d say that writing is the perfect job for people like us. What else could we do anyway?

      Thanks Lua!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  23. wow, this is like THE perfect post. How much I wish I came up with it.
    You will only get to finish the book when you’re not grateful and the whole world burns, so that you don’t have anything else do distract you 😀

    Comment by mahfoozhasan | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Now you’ve given me an idea, that is NOT good…

      Thanks Mahfoozhasan!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  24. Procrastinators Unite! … (tomorrow)

    Comment by melanirae | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m forming a union!

      Thanks Melanirae!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  25. I live by all seven of these.
    Somehow, I still manage to get some shit done.
    This needs more points.

    Comment by Robi | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Points, like bullet points?

      Thanks Robi!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  26. I am only commenting because you mentioned that you make it a point to comment on your commentators’ blogs 🙂

    Ok, partly because of that.

    But mostly because I love your post. Reminds me so much of me. I will do anything but write and I think “I sooo want to write.” Glad to find out that I am not the only who is better at getting distracted than writing.

    Comment by Movie Freak | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • The main reason I commented was because of that too 😛

      Comment by mahfoozhasan | May 16, 2010 | Reply

      • I picked the wrong freaking post to exaggerate about that. Shit.

        Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I think that creative minds in general are easily distracted. It’s part of the package.

      Thanks Movie Freak!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  27. LOL, now this is me cut out…
    I am trying to write a novel for a competition and procrastination is part of my daily ritual!!
    I really wanna write but then I suddenly remember this or have to go do that quickly.
    Writing is really really hard work! =]

    Comment by lunaleska | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I think the creative mind is simply a very cluttered mind. We’ll get to it eventually though…

      Thanks Lunaleska!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  28. Wow, seriously man, you’re not alone.

    Comment by mattsuttner | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  29. Don’t worry Scott,
    All those “habits” sound pretty normal to me. If you didn’t do all those things, you would be “superman” having wrote not just one book but probably at least 5 by now, and would be living in some posh condo in the Caribbean basking in the sun and sucking down pina coladas (or whatever your preferred drink is). Its totally normal….we all have our own quirky OCD issues. (like mine is washing my hands all the time….those nasty germs! lol)

    Comment by trishothinks | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for making me feel better Trisho. The problem is that my brother in law will go on vacation for 2 weeks and come back with a book. That he wrote. That sells. It’s all technical DJ, marketing, real-estate…or pick any other category.

      I’ll be in Costa Rica soon sipping espressos and Red Bull’s and enjoy their liberal pharmaceutical laws!

      Thanks Trisho!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  30. Great post! You had me in stitches! Coincidentally I found your blog while procrastinating, so it was a bit of #6. But I’m glad I found it!

    Comment by Bethany | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • So maybe even our bad habits happen for a reason..?

      Thanks Bethany!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  31. So entertaining and I can relate so much! Although, I don’t do the RR website- exercise and sun is a must! 🙂

    Comment by Dolce Alpha | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • haha, I wonder how much traffic I just sent to those nutjobs? I don’t do it anymore either…that’s it damnit!

      Thanks Dolce!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  32. This is one of the funniest posts I have ever read. Looks like you’re doing a great job of being ineffective! I especially like the “I am NOT OBSESSIVE” snapshot, it describes me perfectly.

    Comment by itsmygalaxy | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I founf it on Google images. And it descibes me as well.

      Thanks Itsmygalaxy!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  33. This is one of the funniest posts I have read in a while. I completely agree with the karma part. Always a good idea to build up good karma. You can never have too much of it!

    Comment by justanotherblogger | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s also why I tip well…you never know.

      Thanks Justanotherblogger!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • Your good karma is certainly on the increase. I see you are responding to every comment. Of course, ideal karma building exercise would be to comment on every one of these blogs too. Maybe, that *is* too much good karma…

        Comment by justanotherblogger | May 18, 2010 | Reply

        • I’m not sure that would be considered ideal karma as much as “Scott not being able to leave his computer for the next month…”

          Comment by bschooled | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  34. I have to admit, the ‘I am not obsessive’ pitcure on Freshly Pressed got me me here. Truly hilarious!

    Might I suggest writing a poem on a Starbuck’s napkin? You can get it all wrapped up while you down your espresso and still have time to exercise, sun, check out websites and blog…

    Comment by JannaT | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I found it on Google images.

      Would you beleive that I’ve written a books worth of ideas alone on napkins? Don Draper all day!

      Thanks JannaT!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  35. Shit, now I’m scared to leave a comment lest I add to your OCD affliction and you secretly start to hate me for it and then you never come to see my blog again which i was going to write but then I got distracted thinking about how I haven’t been thankful enough for all the good things in my life and the best thing i could do now to feel better about myself is burn off some energy or better yet check my email because i havent done that in like, minutes, but i really should be getting on with, something….

    LOVED, loved, loved this! (for real. not even cuz you just commented on my blog yesterday….)

    Comment by RubyTwoShoes | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Don’t be scared Ruby, I love you, your comments and your blog. Tell me that I didn’t pick the wrong post to exaggerate about this shit. OMG and FUCK. The one truth is that I feel like I have to respond to every comment left to me, even by strangers..

      I’m glad you loved it; I thought you (especially) would.

      Thanks RTS!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  36. I don’t feel the the special and unique snowflake that I thought I was anymore cause you just described my day (only subsitute the cat with wine and the exercise and sun tanning with wine).
    Awesomely funny blog, btw.
    Damn you.

    Comment by Amy | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Hey, you stole my old life. Except subsitute wine with vodka…

      Thanks Amy!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  37. Well, at least you’re writing something, even if it isn’t a novel. Looks like you’ll have a bunch of ppl willing to read your book – if you ever do finish it :o)

    Comment by gazingatnavels | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • You’re right, as long as a writer is writing. And you gave me a great motivator!

      Thanks Gazingatnavels!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  38. aaaaah this is exactly me except instead of the caffeine its a bit worse hah. I have ADD/ADHD some sort of combined type which my adderol does not help and ocd which drives me crazy i set out to do things but the add takes over and i end up doing something totally different.

    Comment by thefrugg | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Have you tried meditation? It does help.

      Thanks Thefrugg!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  39. …in love.

    (…with this post…)

    (…as if it were necessary to clarify…)

    Comment by Krisss | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Damn, I thought you meant with me..

      Thanks Krisss!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  40. This is hilarious, and great advise. I was a huge addict to blogs, then I kind of weaned myself off, now I’m checking and reloading the freshly pressed page several times because I’ve read everything and I want to see if it’s updated. So, my addiction has come back full circle, you just can’t fight it, just totally give in!

    Comment by sarahnsh | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • You gotta go cold turkey with some stuff. Especially hookers, blow and blogs.

      Thanks Sarahnsh!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  41. The more caffeine the better! Drink the whole pot I say! I loved this post and laughed out loud all the way through to the very end! Please keep writing and don’t neglect your book, I can’t wait to read it! Write on, sir, write on! I’m new at blogging and it’s great to read a master!
    Storytimewithfigandme

    Comment by Barb Stern | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Wow, a master you say? Thanks, that was an amazing compliment!

      We feel the same way about caffine I see. You’ll have to come to Spain!

      Thanks Barb!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  42. A fine piece, Scott. Nicely written and very funny.

    I have to ask myself, though, what it means that I re-read this line:

    “dog puts his ball by my feet and wants me to kick it for him” 4 times!

    because the first time I read it I was sure it said “dog puts his ballS by my feet and wants me to kick them for him.” I swear to God I had to go back 4 times just to be certain.

    Comment by Donald Mills | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • You weren’t the only one who had trouble with that line Don. I think the mind just wants to read about the kicking of testicles the way it wants to smell farts. It’s just a pre-wired urge.

      Thanks Don!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  43. Freshly Pressed has brought us together. Thank you Freshly Pressed! You are an original. . . well, you are original! I get so jealous of people with minds like yours. Why write a book? I’ve read that books are soon going to be things of the past. So I must read at least one a week, quickly, before they all go away!

    Thank you. I needed that chuckle. A guffaw would be good, but a chuckle will do!

    Comment by Carol | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • This is honestly the first time in my life that anyone has admitted to being jealous of my mind.

      I’ll work on something guffaw worthy..

      Thanks Carol!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  44. i dont drink coffee but i do write a blog… i dont have ADD but i have the attention span of a goldfish…. then if im not entertained somehow… i become:

    Comment by Susi Spice | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • How can you be a writer without a caffine addiction? You must be on The Dew or something. No I’m not sure I have any of those things either, I may just be a hypochondriac.

      I am (also) Homer Simpson.

      Thanks Susi!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • i dont know, maybe i have a natural caffeine storage in my body haha thousands of years of latino coffee in my blood i dont need to add anymore?

        I am strange i dont do carbonated drinks often, i do herbal teas …maybe its the herbal teas… that african roiboos tea maybe?!

        i love homer! he is my favourite hehe

        Comment by Susi Spice | May 17, 2010 | Reply

        • I once had some cocaine tea from South America so maybe you are unwittingly drinking that? If so you should send me some.

          Don’t forget Peter Griffin…

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

          • ooo i have something like that lol

            its in the mail!

            Comment by Susi Spice | May 17, 2010 | Reply

            • Awesome, I’ll be pacing like Al Bundy waiting on a pizza!

              Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  45. Scott, this is an astoundingly good post, which nails down your average blogger in more ways than one. I always think I’m going to sit down at the computer, finish up a few posts and queue them up, in order to finally “relax.”

    Then it’s hours of distraction and an 11th hour return to whip one (one!) post into shape before crawling into bed and snoozing for a few hours before work the next morning. I don’t think its ADD/OCD. I think it’s the damn internet, always hanging around and being generally distracting.

    This one hits a bit close to home:

    “The next item on my obsessive compulsive agenda is to read and comment on anybody’s blog who has ever, in the history of my blog, left me a comment. Because if I don’t do that every single day they will all hate me and tell the entire world what a mean and evil dick I am.”

    I’m no good at that. I assume that several commenters who have stopped in a few times have already left and spread the word about what a colossal dick I am, because I haven’t shown the decency to comment on their respective blogs.

    I apologize to all of you in advance and in arrears. I tend to go a little long with my comments (I can hear the band firing up the “get the hell off the stage” theme now…) and I have issues with just leaving a simple “Great post!”

    So it’s a time issue, but I’m sure most of the commenters for whom I haven’t thrown in my quid for their quo would probably be happy with just such a gesture.

    Feel free to rain hate down upon me, fellow bloggers. It’s not like my blog is better or more worthwhile than yours. I think this also explains why Scott’s comment threads run into the 30’s and 40’s and mine top out at about half that.

    Comment by Capitalist Lion Tamer | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I do the same thing CLT. I figured that I’d do the Door posts and some other light stuff while I finished some work projects and knocked a chunk out of my book. But after I get one queued up and ready to go I quit doing anything productive at all. I did finish a bit of ‘real’ work though.

      You know, I read a lengthy article about how commercials, and especially the internet is causing a new form of ADD, and being a hypochondriac, I was like, “oohh, I have that!” I probably don’t have the real thing but you never know.

      I know the rest of your comment is mostly directed at the masses but I hope these people know how much I exaggerate. Although, I honestly do try to stop in on my regulars almost every day. Just like I return phone calls and emails. It is a compulsion.

      If anyone deserves the accolades and front page press it’s you. Because like I’ve said many times before; you is a funny mother fucker!

      Thanks CLT!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  46. Man are you good, Scott. You nailed it. I have been editing the hell out of that book and working it, but all of the above has taken me out of the game more than I care to admit. It’s so easy to run into a rough spot that needs work, and zoom off into blog world or play Wizard 101 with my daughter or entertain the pets. Damn. I should just work on a typewriter, but . . . OH! I gotta surf Google for a sec . . . we’re doomed. Another great post.

    Comment by Dan McGinley | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Yea Dan, I wasn’t sure if you wanted my input now or when you get the next edit done…?

      You have it even worse with your daughter to play with too. I would never get anything done, not even blogs.

      And I’d still rather surf the Pacific than surf google anyday… so I guess there’s still hope.

      Thanks Dan!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • I’ll get this edit done and let you have at it as you can . . . it’s definately tweaking the right way, and looking much tighter and funnier. I won’t waste your time till it’s close to done, and start sending chapters. You definately have to finish a book; your humor is in the Dorsey zone.

        Comment by Dan McGinley | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  47. […] The 7 habits of a highly ineffective me « Zodi's Blog […]

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  48. of COURSE your cat loves you for playing with his stick, but I guess the reverse would not be so much fun. ….and as for your dog putting his balls at your feet waiting for you to lick them…that’s one wierd dog. He’s too lazy to do it himself?

    Comment by gochiking | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • None of that sounds too fun. But if I …nevermind. lol.

      Thanks Gochiking!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  49. What’s wrong with being pasty white? I’m proud of my glow-in-the-dark quality.

    Other then that, great list…5 of these things can be applied to me on a daily basis. My cat is also a fan of string tied to stuff. Sometimes a stick, sometimes a ball or other such rolling object.

    Loved this entry, and don’t worry…I definitely won’t hate you if you don’t waste time checking out my blog. I wouldn’t. Haha.

    Comment by mynameiscassiex | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • White just doesn’t look good on me. On most women it looks amazing.

      Cats seem to love attention as much as dogs they just aren’t as obnoxious about it.

      Thanks Mynameiscassiex

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  50. Oh Scott, I’d never tell you that you were an evil dick. And we have a kitty toy like that, I call it “the cat whip”. He loves it! Chasing the laser pointer light is 2nd favorite. Now would you pleeease join us on twitter? It’ll cure all these ills, promise 😉

    Comment by Mrs. D | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Shit, you have a cat toy like that? I seriously invented it by taking apart a feather duster and tying a string and a bead to it. I thought this was my million dollar idea….damn. I have to get the laser pointer, he’d love that!

      Twitter would put me into an early grave even quicker than the caffeine will…lol.

      Thanks Mrs. D!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  51. This is amazing.

    Comment by Emmy Lou | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  52. Your words are your presentation–your sound realistic and down-to-earth. You have good ideas. I ask: Should we care what other people think about us? Most people say they don’t care, but ask Donald Trump.

    I care, but I care more about being true to myself. I appreciate that you take the time to reply to people who used their time to comment on your blog. We are simply supporting each other, but I do not want you to feel obligated to support me.

    Comment by Vivian Dixon Sober | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for all the kind words. Although I personally don’t care what The Donald thinks I do enjoy his show. Something about all the arguing attracts me.

      Thanks Vivian!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  53. I thought I’m the only one who think that way. But you are better than me, that you ended up conclude and write about the 7 habits of the highly ineffective me (either :p). You’re not alone in this world, Zodi, and still we’re dreaming of write and publish our own book one day. Haha…! Wish us all good luck!!! (I think I have to start continuing writing my future book, and get distracted by the blog-writing or blogwalking, or other activities ;))

    Comment by Dee | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I am glad to have your company. Keep on blogwalking and writing!

      Thanks Dee!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  54. where is the “like” button? oh.. this is wordpress 🙂 thank you, this post brought me my first smile of the day at work!

    Comment by hannacee | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • WordPress should definitely integrate a like button. Funny shit!

      Thanks Hannacee!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  55. Great post. #4 and #5 really resonate with me. Funny stuff…

    Comment by slamdunk | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • 4 is a great way to clear your mind so that you can do 5!

      Thanks Slamdunk!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  56. Wow. #6 was an instant kick in the face. Here I thought I was the only person on earth who did that lol
    Awesome post! Really made me aware.

    Comment by Stachmo | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Nice to know that you’re not alone huh?

      Thanks Stachmo!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  57. This is the first time in like forever that a writer has made me laugh out loud for real! And, anyone who can do that is at the top of my list of People I Am Grateful For Having in My Life! Thank you, thank you (My own OCD stuff???).

    Comment by Allie | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I love when I can make people literally laugh out loud and/or spit beverages on their screen!

      Thanks Allie!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  58. When you’re the blob the cat will probably hate you and get lost in your folds…so that hour a day exercising is a really good thing. :-p. You’re funny, I like you. Keep procrastinating, it entertains me. 😀

    Comment by Amber | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Plus as long as I exercise as hard as I do, I can eat whatever the hell I want. And I like that!

      Thanks Amber!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  59. I’m extremely ineffective at getting things done and I don’t have one of those 7 habits.

    Comment by The Guitar Hero | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Wow none? I’m shocked that you aren’t a super-efficiency-hero.

      Thanks Guitar Hero!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  60. This was a HILARIOUS read !
    Pretty much sums up most bloggers !

    The only difference with me though,I start with the intention of writing a blog post {though,a book IS also on my mind : ( },and end up pretty much the same way ,you do ! : )

    Comment by Ciphur | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I think that all creative minds have some of these issues. I’d rather be creative than efficient anyday!

      Thanks Ciphur!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  61. I think you already know how I feel about this post.

    It’s like we’re the exact same, only my dysfunctional relationship is with the hot mess known as Lindsay Lohan.

    Oh, and I don’t have a cat. But when I did, I used to spend all of my allowance on cat treats, so that he would like me better than my sister.

    I see you have a good year of commenting ahead of you, so all I will say is that from now on, Zodi is the only life coach I need.

    Comment by bschooled | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Revere? Covet? Hate? You want it to die? No I’m not sure.

      I’m a big fan of all three B; you (obviously), Lindsay (duh), and most of all, your relationship with Lindsay, especially when you let me watch the dysfunction in action.

      When we do get all of our ideas online (so to speak) and are rolling in cash, I’m going to buy you a cat. I’ll also buy you some cat allergy medicine. It’ll be easy to pick up while I’m ordering my morphine online.

      For the commenting, I was thinking that I’ll pick the top 5 of this bunch and go from there. No more. No fucking way.

      Thanks B!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Ha! I didn’t need to see her name at the end to know this was a bschooled comment 😉

      Comment by nursemyra | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  62. Found you on freshly pressed. Awesome blog – a good laugh when you find someone goes through similar things to yourself. I think I am the laziest person on earth!

    Comment by slowvelder | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m pretty sure I could at least tie you for that title. I havn’t worked a ‘real’ job in over 2 years.

      Thanks Slowvelder!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  63. You now have my permission to additionally obsess about having made me aware of RR!

    Comment by Thomas Stazyk | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Oh my God doesn’t it suck to know those people actually exist?

      Thanks

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  64. dude you were in like the entry page of where you sign in! your stats must be through the roof with this post! hehe good work buddy!

    Comment by Susi Spice | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Yea, it’s over 4k now for the last 2 days. I wish I were freaking selling something….AGH!

      Thanks Susi!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  65. Holy crap I was only gone a day and look at all these comments. Someone with ADD might have to take some time to go through them.

    Comment by Bearman | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Yeah, what’s Scotty been doing ?????? I knew it, I knew he was some sort of filthy pool swimming porn star 🙂

      Comment by frigginloon | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • Although I have the looks and body to be a porn star, I don’t have the pool hose lenth.

        Thanks Loon!! I mean that!

        Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I am, and it’s fun! I think it’s my OCD that makes me reply to every one of them though.

      Thanks Bearman!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • But then wash your hands after every reply.

        Comment by Bearman | May 17, 2010 | Reply

        • Thank God no. If I did they’d be bloody by now.

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  66. I have spent most of my day feeling depressed about my own ineffectiveness and now feel slightly better knowing there are others like me! Especially the caffiene addiction – for some reason I seem to think that consuming copious amounts of caffiene will somehow make me motivated and focussed… Alas after many coffees, here I am commenting on your blog instead of working.

    Comment by allthecoolnamesaregone | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • There’s no doubt in my mind that caffeine creates it’s own kind of ADD where you become all geared up to do something but can’t accomplish anything.

      I dig your name.

      Thanks Allthecoolnamesaregone!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  67. I imagine every writer can relate to this post. I sure as hell do. I seem to spend more time emailing my friends lately about: a)the editor who keeps wanting me to change things; b) my dog; c) my social life d) my ‘day job’; and e) what I am [supposedly] writing.
    Oh, and I forgot f) for food. I seem to spend half my leisure time cooking food and the other half eating it.
    Now I’m going to waste a bit more time by checking out your other posts.

    Comment by Karen lee Thompson | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I didn’t even get into the food. I walk to the stores everyday, and spend at least two hours a day cooking and eating. It’s hilarious!

      Thanks Karen!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  68. This reminds me of revising for my final degree exams. I had to go and sit in the department library from nine to five or I never got anything done. Just as well we didn’t have the internet then, or I’d have failed miserably.

    Comment by misplacedperson | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s always the best bet for working; is just to get away from distractions.

      Thanks Misplacedperson!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  69. If you had any sort of heart Scotty you would send your friggin viral stalking bloggers over to Bearman and send him broke 🙂 Just a thought!

    Sheez, this is definitely worth another $5 Bearman 🙂

    http://beartoons.com/2010/05/03/bearman-charity-challenge-2010/

    Comment by frigginloon | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I hadn’t even thought of that. Great idea!!

      Thanks Loon!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • Loon, If I go broke we are moving in with you!

        Comment by bearman | May 17, 2010 | Reply

        • If I told you once, I told you twice Bearman, Rushdie hogs the blankets!!!!

          Comment by frigginloon | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  70. I really like your blog, it seems like someone is assigned to write what I feel and its you. I like you buddy, unique and very natural. I’m about to find a new blog name for my new motif site, I’m also planning and so deprived to have a pet at home. I’m so stressed from work, despite of my age, i couldn’t resist my insanity as 19 year old poor-in-English-grammar-girl. I always wanted to spend time for exercise but I’m afraid of what people may tell about me. It’s just the computer and my chums who knew how addicted I am to blogs and other networking sites. The way it felt to have new comments for what you’ve done either negative or what, it counts. I also have a hard time in maintaining a relationship coz I’m freaking out. I can’t prioritize those stuffs. I don’t have my own computer, I just rent outside yet I always assure to open and update all my sites. You’re my inspiration in every goal I find no ease at all and turns to be so unfeasible. Hope our paths will meet when I got my new wordpress site and very own laptop. Thanks buddy, God bless. Nox!

    Comment by murkmutt | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for all the kind words and accolades. Your grammar is not bad at all, it may be better than mine even.

      Just keep working towards your dreams, keep writing and before you know it you’ll be in the exact life that you always dreamt of.

      Come back when you do start a blog.

      Thanks Murkmutt!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  71. Great post : )
    And making it to Freshly Pressed is going to give you blog stats to obsess over for sure, as if you didn’t have enough distractions already?!

    Comment by YummyNo1 | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • If only this were a dot com and I were selling something…

      Thanks yummyNo1!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  72. You have crossed a threshold here Scott….too many comments to read. Your in the big league now, don’t forget us little people. Ha

    Comment by Micky-T | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • This is only a one time deal Micky, not to worry. I won’t forget you when I do become all Hollywood for realz though either.

      Thanks Micky!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  73. I know just how you feel.

    Comment by Asia | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Confused and hyper at the same time?

      Thanks Asia!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  74. I would like to respond to this but I haven’t the time. Top that for ineffectiveness, Sport. Cheers Scott!!

    Comment by Matt-Man | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • But you did respond in your own unique way. That’s why I love you.

      Thanks Matt!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  75. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone. Is there a group we could join? 🙂

    Comment by Lisa | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • The procrastinators/OCD/ADD/caffeine addiction/writers guild…

      Thanks Lisa!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  76. You sound like a guy version of me. 🙂 Hahah..

    Comment by m|m | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Then you must be super hot!

      Thanks m/m!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  77. hi scott, it was nice reading this article. it’s like there is someone else who thinks absolutely the way i am. and that’s what matters the most. i’m not the only person in the whole world to this, in short im not a freak. i hope you can assume what i want to say. you know we all have something in common, the human within us.
    great read. thanks.

    Comment by rajat | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I do know exactly what you mean as I prescribe to a Buddhist-like philosophy. We are all connected. And that’s a beautiful thing!

      Thanks Rajat!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  78. Hi Scott, lying down in a dark room with cold towels on head? This post has not just been highlighted but also enjoyed by new visitors, that is achievement!
    (Slightly green dave as blogger don’t do such a highlighting…)

    Comment by Dave Hambidge | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • No, not yet. But I am eyeing that full prescription bottle of clonazepam wolfishly… Thanks for compliments.

      Thanks Dave!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  79. You sound like a grad student, Scott. My dissertation will never be finished because I am too much like you. Great post!

    Comment by allythebell | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I wish I were, or had been, a grad student. Despite a high IQ I never even finished college.

      Thanks Allythebell!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  80. First time that i have passed by your blog and i have to say i am looking forward to the subsequent posts to come!

    Why don’t you use your blog as a way of putting your book together through daily chapters – obviously this depends what the book is about.
    I am guessing it will be interesting whatever it is!

    Definitely will be back

    Comment by Swerve | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ve thought about that but even that would take discipline. Besides I tend to stick to puerile nonsense as some crazy guy I once met described it.

      Thanks Swerve!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

      • I have to say similar to one of your other readers that i subscribed and my inbox was flooded! I have to admit being a bit sad and reading the post again and it still made me laugh all over again!

        Comment by Swerve | May 18, 2010 | Reply

        • Sorry about the inbox thing, I don’t even have it connected to my email anymore…haha.

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  81. If I have something to do im always putting it off with everything I think I “HAVE” to do.

    Comment by jessiepeace | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I totally feel you on that my friend.

      Thanks Jessiepeace!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  82. wow Scott!! check out all your new fans
    this is so cool and well deserved
    and the comments are so good so not only are you attracting new people but they’re smart and funny people

    good on you sweetie

    as Micky said, don’t forget us little people

    Comment by dianne | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Not to worry Dianne, this is (for all intense porpoises) a one time deal. It would be great to pick up a couple great new bloggers along the way though. And when I do go Hollywood, I’m taking you with me!

      Thanks Dianne!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  83. Hey Scott, thankyou so much for posting this. It helped me so much, now I know how to make my day. 🙂

    It’s a wonderful post!!

    Comment by realfantasy23 | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • If you mean making your day by reading me, thank you! You’ll have to supplement by reading my old stuff though, because I usually only post 2 or 3 times a week.

      Thanks Realfantasy23!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  84. love it! made me laugh out loud. thanks!

    Comment by Abby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  85. This was very funny. I enjoyed reading it.
    Cute cat!

    Comment by Des | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  86. Number 1 is so funny! I couldn’t handle that kind of guilt either. =)

    Comment by thoughtsappear | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s OCD for you…it sucks.

      Thanks Thoughtsappear!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  87. i wonder why cat demeanour irresistibly cute way in front of us…..but my cat act like that when she wants to eat the after that she ignore me….lol
    love your blog #3 and #1 and #6

    Comment by Ryan | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • They are certainly funny creatures…

      Thanks Ryan!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  88. Procrastinators are the most efficient beings on earth (as long as they still meet the deadline.) Others may be lucky enough to kill time doing something else that doesn’t matter to the immediate task at hand.

    For example, I actually wrote this last year when I was wondering what I should do next for another project I was working on but just couldn’t seem to get started.

    Serendipity strikes and here it is – the perfect spot to put this comment in it’s proper place.

    I appreciate your sense of humor and of course a great post to start my day with a little laughter. Great post!

    Comment by Redge | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s a great way to look at it Redge. I’m a very positive happy guy and have had fun just about every day of my life so…never any regrets. Other than maybe that whole not becoming a hedge fund manager thing.

      No, I truly believe that everything is always exactly as it is meant to be. And that’s a beautiful thing!

      Thanks Redge!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  89. I love this post, so funny! You have listed many of the reasons that I have not written MY book, either. At least you’re in good company! You know, if I’m good company. Haha. I’ve never heard of Rapture Ready, are you saying I should check it out?

    Comment by momlarky | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I think these reasons are just part of the human condition. In one form or another anyway. You should check out RR if you want to destroy your faith in humanity. Or at least the Christian religion in America today.

      Thanks Momlarky!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  90. hahaha…Loved it, and don’t worry ‘ineffective me’ has loads of company
    Keeping with #1, your turn to read my blog and comment on it… 😀

    Cheers,
    Gaurav

    Comment by doctordiaries | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Yea, that might be awhile at this rate doc. Thanks for the compliments.

      Thanks Doctordiaries!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  91. Wait…did you just hijack my brain and read it?

    Comment by deschka | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • That does seem to be the general consensus. It’s surprising so many people are apparently just like me.

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  92. Came across this post on Freshly Pessed and I must say this is really funny, I can actually relate to some of your so-called habits. I came online to write another post as I havent published anything yet for a week now but I ended up browsing through your blog 🙂

    Comment by wandering lass | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s just what we do….apparently. Well, I’m glad that you stopped by!

      Thanks Wandering Lass!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  93. Haha! Hilarious!!

    Comment by thewilltolove | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  94. I honestly feel your pain… I feel as if I don’t do certain things that the day will go all down hill. But being obsessed with websites has helped. :]

    Comment by xjuliaaax | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • As long as they’re funny or at least positive, it help me too.

      Thanks Xjuliaaax!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  95. Scott u left me in tears.excel
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    Comment by ismenia43 | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  96. Damn, Scott, could you GET any more comments??

    Comment by Mrs. D | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m thinking I could…

      My internet’s been down for a day and a half….agh!

      Thanks Mrs.D!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  97. Caffeine addictions are a bitch. I honestly hate them so much isn’t funny. But you know I can’t stop drinking Mtn.Dew. So fuck.

    Comment by Devin Mitchell Durbin | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  98. Oh, how I aspire to be you!

    Comment by agmpcam | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • You may want to rethink that one…

      Thanks Agmpcam!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  99. Congrats on making ‘freshly pressed’. Now you should be thankful for that as well in the morning 🙂 I’ve heard that spontaneously combusting servers arent a good thing

    Comment by Kavya | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I wonder if that’s why my internet’s been down for a day and a half?

      Thanks Kavya!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  100. And oh btw hilarious post

    Comment by Kavya | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  101. I think lots of people feel this way about a lot of things. It’s easy to fall into habits, but hard to pull out of them. Like Tar or caramel or something. Anyways, if you always write this well/witty, I will be back for more (Plus I mostly follow female blogs and although I have nothing against females, it would be nice to get some manly-ness thrown in for good balance). Anyways, great post and I hope you keep it up.

    Comment by Michael Horn | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I think we can all be hit or miss but I try. I always think what I write is hilarious but I have a twisted, jerky sense of humor.

      Thanks Michael Horn!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  102. oohhh… “ugly girl who is really good at fellatio”… yep that would suck, pardon the pun..

    Comment by Lynn | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • haha, it’s such a suck-y trap.

      Thanks Lynn!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  103. This is so great! Who hasn’t experienced most of these?!?! (Although I don’t have a dog…)

    Great work! A fun read.

    http://www.denwrites.com

    Comment by dennisfinocchiaro | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  104. I would have commented earlier, but other things got in the way….

    Comment by honorarynewfie | May 17, 2010 | Reply

  105. […] Made me laugh If you’re a writer, you must read this […]

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  106. Scott. Depends on your durability to get down and write.
    Yeh, there is a good reason why not to throw time away writing to sell. It took me seven years, with old mechanical type writers, between 400 odd hours a month oilfield work.
    I was lucky to get a good agent in London, so painfully, sold a number of short stories, eventually, till the short story market fell out, in the 80’s and on. But it has come back now, the short story market, and then there are computers to write on, and a good demand though so many people are now writing.

    Comment by colin L beadon | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Have you been published? Do you currently live in London?

      Thanks Colin!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  107. OH MY GOD 212 Comments???

    Scott, I wouldn’t hate you EVER! Not even if you were fat, bald, pasty white or cat-less, for that matter. I like you because even though we’ve never met, I feel like I know you and you have given me more in the short time we have crossed paths than most people I’ve known for longer. From you I’ve got some great advice, support, compassion and inspiration.

    Aw Christ, we all have a touch of ADD, OCD and we are all addicted to some drug of choice…. If that makes me innefective than so be it. Looks like I’m in good company.

    Comment by Candy | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I swear Candy it’s not because I deserve it, just because WordPress featured me on their front page. This amazing, wonderful traffic jam will soon clear up, I assure you.

      And I appreciate all of the kind words, they mean a lot to me as do you!

      Thanks Candy!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  108. “Every hot-dog would hit me because I wouldn’t be fast enough to block them” LOL 🙂 you made my afternoon office sooooo funny!!!! GREAT POST

    Comment by morca | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Wouldn’t it suck; getting hit in the face with hot-dogs?

      Thanks Morca!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  109. Yikes, this sounds like you’re writing about me. We’re total soulmates lol.

    Comment by Brandy | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I seem to have hit a nerve with a few people huh?

      Thanks Brandy!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  110. OMG. I randomly opened wordpress to see about moving my blog here and more randomly clicked on your blog from their popular page (yes, you are popular or whatever they call it). And as others have said – it’s like you are in my head. I can’t sit still, have ocd tendencies and adult ADD for sure – it’s actually paralyzing most of the time. I’m a business owner who should be doing homework for a class I paid to take and here I am, 3 days from the weekly class, I’ve checked facebook, wrote a blog post and found YOU! I’ll be back. Oh, and I have a cat that desperately wants to be on my lap right now. Love your blog.

    Comment by Cheryl | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s definitely a problem for a lot of us. The high speed internet, ipad and pods and all thing’s i, have caused some new virulent strain of adult ADD, no doubt about it. In all honesty short meditation and/or centering yourself…or exercise (haha) helps tremendously.

      Thanks Cheryl!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  111. hahaha, I read the entire thing, which is great seeing I become quite ADD while reading most things. I may not be a writer, but that’s the story of my life.

    Comment by beautydeep | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • haha, I do the same thing when reading other blogs, boring blogs.

      Thanks Beautydeep!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  112. I have never heard of RR despite your warnings I MUST check it out! 🙂 Good advice actually I’m going to have to try a couple of these…and thank you for making me laugh. 🙂

    Comment by Dionne Baldwin | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • You’ll never get away. Your brains will puddle in your lap. It’s scary as hell.

      Thanks Dionne!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  113. I love #6! keep commenting on your commenter’s stuff,karma is guaranteed,in fact you can start my commenting oh and reading my blog/s. Good stuff!

    Comment by caramel2cream | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I think that practice died today. Sad but true… Thanks for the kind works though.

      Thanks Caramel2cream!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  114. […] Seeing as I’m on a roll describing my winter habits, I thought I’d share a few things I stumbled across that goes to show that I’m not the weirdest person alive. I like people who are kind of quirky and different. I like people, like this guy, who are open and honest about themselves and who aren’t afraid to hide what’s on their mind or what they’re feeling – people like me. “The 7 Habits of a highly ineffective me” […]

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    • I am quirky, if nothing else….

      Thanks Victoria!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  115. Hey Scott! What a dude you are! I read some of the comments on this post and you CAN add a facebook like button to your blog and probably the individual posts cos I have done it on mine! Can you pretty please go and have a look at my blog sometime as well so I don’t have to call you an evil dick!!?? LOL Good one and great post! Unfortunately though, I believe I have way more than 7 habits of a highly ineffective me!!!….Cat…

    Comment by catrinam | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • You didn’t put your link in. Stop back and I’ll stop over when I get a free minute… LIke button? Really?

      Thanks Catrinam!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  116. i liked #5 best..but they were all good!

    Comment by Lynn | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • #5 is the killer isn’t it? I thought you’d appreciate this one.

      Thanks Lynn!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  117. This is exactly like me. Except for the hour-long tanning session, because I’m paranoid about getting skin cancer. I also try to avoid spending too much time playing with the cat because she will become lazy and never develop her own inner resources – and nobody likes a cat who can’t keep themself entertained. (Or, as I’m constantly telling her, a cat who reads Proust. It makes her seem pretentious -as if she thinks she’s better than everyone else. Try getting her to listen though.)

    Comment by bakersdaughterwrites | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • I agree, there’s nothing worse than a fat, lazy, dependant, Proust reading, pretentious, condescending cat. But that is their intrinsic nature, isn’t it?

      Thanks Bakersdaughterwrites!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  118. Wow 215 comments, way to go man! You’re on fire!
    Just when I thought we could be roommates in Guam, you throw this out. I can’t follow any of your regiment. Where’s all the self loathing and deep fat consumption and trolling the high schools for chicks and traveling from hotel to hotel writing “Satan loves you” in the bibles?

    Comment by Ramblin' Rooster | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m on fire? Did you forget to be grateful for me or something?

      I’ll still be your roommate in Guam! Our differences will just create some sitcom-like hilarity.

      Thanks Rooster!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  119. omg that was probably the best blog entry I’ve read in a long long time 🙂

    keep it up!

    Comment by Bambi | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  120. You have inspired me to continue doing nothing. Thank you.

    Comment by theskylarker | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Oh wait.. do nothing but have ADD.

      Comment by theskylarker | May 18, 2010 | Reply

      • My mom always told me that I’d negatively affect the human race….yay!

        Thanks Theskylarker!!

        Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  121. Excellent blog, hilarious, and your pic is easy on the eye too. Thanks

    Comment by The Late Stork | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Nice compliments, I always appreciate those!

      Thanks The Late Stork!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  122. Lmao!!! I’m with you on the caffeine addiction- even though I would say that a Red Bull chaser is hard core…lol!
    Great blog- very funny!!!

    Comment by Songbird | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • I wont be long before I’m on some kind of Rock Star maintenance program…

      Thanks Songbird!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  123. #7.. cant manage 12 hrs without it…

    love the blog.. having an intercourse with its idea!!!!

    Comment by akooka | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • What the what now? Intercourse where?

      Thanks Akooka!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  124. It’s my first time on wordpress, and I’m so glad I stumbled upon this post. Truly hilarious ^_^

    Comment by jennapot | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Then you hit the lotto by stumbling upon me!

      Thanks jennapot!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  125. Dude! I know exactly what you’re saying. I start every day with coffee, a donut, and an attitude that says, “Why the fuck is everybody so stupid?” Then I sit down, type three words for my best seller, and take a nap. What a wonderful life.

    Damn, bro . . . awesome post.

    Comment by jammer5 | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • This coffee is instant and basically black, liquid, crack cocaine. And I love it!

      Thanks Jammer!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  126. Loved it! Very funny!

    Comment by patissonne | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  127. Too funny! I think you nailed it for just about everyone. :)Thanks for the post.

    Comment by GraceKay | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  128. I always visit Freshly Pressed to read whatever blogs look interesting.

    As a fellow OCDer+procrastinator+caffeine abuser+middle-aged, I can tell you this really cracked me up.

    Who am I kidding? I’m past middle age unless I’m going to live to be 110. 50 is really not the new 20.

    That’s what I mean. I relate. I used to play solitaire on the computer until I won. I couldn’t quit until I won even if it took 5 hours and I couldn’t not play every day. It would bring me bad luck. No idea why.

    I’ve turned on most of my FaceBook friends and post snide comments on their walls now. Maybe I’m not OCD. Maybe I have a personality disorder.

    Can’t wait for the book. And you don’t have to go to my blog because it’s just all photos. I started doing the Daily Shoot but for some reason have not become obsessive about that and miss days.

    I was at first but during the winter when 2/3 of the country was having a blizzard the assignment was to shoot the horizon. I couldn’t even see the railing on my deck. That excused me from having to shoot obviously stupid assignments which I determine depending on whether I’m in the mood for them or not.

    Sorry for the long post.I can’t seem to stop.

    Comment by Karen Stuebing | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m only 37 but I’m already scared. I scare easily.

      You sound like exactly the sort of Facebook friend that I love….mean. You may have a slight personality disorder, but that’s what makes life interesting. I always thought it would be cool to be really delusional. Like watching a movie 24/7!

      I probably will check out your blog when I have time because I love the photography. I post pics all the time, but mine suck.

      Thanks Karen!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  129. ..261..comments….

    Scott…how the hell are you going to write ANYTHING and answer all these witty and wonderful people?

    Comment by Micky-T | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • This is definitely a non-sustainable business model, as I just told my friend….aww shit!

      Thanks Micky!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  130. Wow! So refreshing to read a funny (and on-point) blog post! Favorite line: “This only makes my OCD and especially my ADD (and possibly my hypochondria if I don’t really have OCD or ADD) exponentially worse…” You had me laughing out loud on that one.

    Comment by Momma Goose | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • That was probably my favorite line as well, glad you appreciated it!

      Thanks Momma Goose!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  131. Bloody hell Scotty, how I’m going to friggin win the photo caption competition now!!!!!!

    Comment by frigginloon | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • This will not carry over, don’t worry. Wait till I do the doors!

      Thanks Loon!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

      • Want to borrow some cow pics?

        Comment by frigginloon | May 19, 2010 | Reply

        • For a minute I thought you said, ‘cow pies.’ I’d say yes to any that are growing muchrooms…

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  132. Oh whoopsies here I am – http://loveittoday.wordpress.com/ and you can go here to get your very own LIKE button: http://getsociallive.com/ Have a groovy day!!! Catrinam

    Comment by catrinam | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Cool, thanks I’ll check it out!

      Thanks Catrinam!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  133. whoo-hoo! i didn’t know you had been freshly pressed scott! nobody tells me anything anymore… i read this post but it seems i missed all the fun. that’s a damn lot of comments.. 🙂

    Comment by Lynn | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • I thought you knew, sorry. It’s not like I usually get 133 comments is it? It was fun!

      Now this is somethign that we both got to share, like Bogart and Hepburn had Paris…or something.

      Thanks Lynn!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  134. thank you thank you thank you. I am now feel more prepared than ever to not write my book.

    Comment by david | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Uh oh. I don’t want to be a negative influence on the most productive person I know. Ah, you’ll have a coffee and shake it off.

      Thanks David!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  135. […] Read “The 7 Habits of a highly ineffective me“. No sheep, but there is a cat. And it’s a very funny post about being […]

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  136. Very funny! Ever been accused of being crazy?!

    Comment by Max Soutter | May 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Haha, almost every day Max.

      Thanks Max!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 20, 2010 | Reply

  137. I like you!! And I’m not saying that for good karma status points or anything. In fact, I’m not even going to come back here, just in case I qualify for any of the weirdness listed above! In fact, I might go check out RR now …

    Comment by Bethan Stritton | May 20, 2010 | Reply

    • You’d be much, much better off coming back here than making that first, fateful trip to RR, believe me!

      Thanks Bethan!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 20, 2010 | Reply

  138. Okay, I’ll take your word for it. It suppose it looks like an okay blog and all that.

    Comment by Bethan Stritton | May 20, 2010 | Reply

    • It beats hanging with the lunatics!

      Thanks Bethan!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 21, 2010 | Reply

  139. This pretty much sums it up. Add have a kid to this list and I’m right there with you.

    Comment by Mommy Needs A Pinot | May 21, 2010 | Reply

    • I think kids are at the top of the distraction list!

      Thanks Mommy!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 21, 2010 | Reply

  140. I was going to post a comment last week when you were up to 200 + comments, but then my computer crashed and I got side-tracked. Now, I’m back and the comments have zoomed to 315! You are the only person I know of who has a “gratefulness ritual” other than myself. My ritual was always performed right before sleep though. I gradually stopped doing it a year ago (after falling asleep for a decade of ‘counting my blessings’ so to speak). My first ‘thanks’ is always reserved for being able to give thanks in the first place. There is so, so much to be grateful for and being aware of the multitude of ‘life’s gifts’ keeps me humble, grounded and well, grateful. We are all lucky sonofabitches in one fashion or another.

    Comment by elizabeth3hersh | May 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Elizabeth! I’ve been waiting since forever for you to show up here. I didn’t know what I had to do to lure you over here. If I would’ve known it was the gratitude listing, I would have written about that ages ago.

      I’ve always devoured books, and even self help type books are no exception. The one thing that they all have in common is telling you to appreciate and be thankful for what you have and you will be given more. And I’ve certainly seen that principle in action…it’s all what you focus on.

      We are all incredibly lucky and blessed even to be able to experience consciousness. I’m so glad you stopped by. I hope that you come back often!

      Thanks Elizabeth!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  141. Scott, OMG! I was going to say the exact same thing about consciousness! We think alike! BTW, I linked onto your site via our mutual friend, CLT.

    Comment by elizabeth3hersh | May 22, 2010 | Reply

    • We are often on the same page. That’s why I’ve been patiently waiting for you. I read your comment to CLT, Don, B and others and I knew we’d vibe!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  142. Please, please, please go bald.

    Comment by Mitzi G Burger | May 25, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s a strange request. You think I’d look good bald? I think I’d look hidious.

      Thanks Mitzi!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 25, 2010 | Reply

  143. WHAT!?! The ‘horizontal mambo’ didn’t make your top 7?

    “Every single time I sit down to write my book my dog puts his ball by my feet and wants me to kick it for him. Then he wants me to do it again and again forever.” I have to admit, I read ‘balls’ the first time as well. Does that make me sick & twisted that I lol’d?

    Your stories are hilarious. Thanks for the laughs.

    Comment by RxThree | May 27, 2010 | Reply

    • Sex? That doesn’t happen often enough to be a major distraction for me. Twice a week isn’t nearly as bad as the 25 times a day that I have to do all the other stuff.

      Thanks RxThree!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 31, 2010 | Reply

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  146. Hi,
    You really make me laugh with your writing. Loved your comment on Lisa’s OCDgirl blog about offending everyone equally.
    I have OCD too. I don’t have ADD, but I think my husband has it for me – every time I start to do something, he says, “I need t-shirts and socks – no laundry today?”

    Re your “habits”, it reminded me of when I drove around the same corners 3 or 4 times, to check whether I ran over anyone! If I didn’t see police cars, I figured I was OK.
    Now, it makes me laugh just to write about it, but it’s a lot of work, having OCD!

    Comment by merillion | July 23, 2010 | Reply

  147. […] us to a culinary delight from which we would normally abstain because we don’t want people to throw hotdogs at our faces in the future. Something greasy, fatty and extraordinary… like Precious. Not Precious herself, […]

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