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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Just Do It! (later)

So I have a lazy bad habit. I'll procrastinate on the smallest friggin things and lately it's been getting on my nerves. Like, I'll walk by my cellphone that is half-charged and remind myself to plug it in later. I just can't do it at that moment. Or if I see my keys in a weird place I'll say, 'Hey! Dope! You're gonna forget your keys are there. You better put them in a safe spot... later.' Changing the roll of toilet paper takes days. Calling the cable company to complain about a $5.00 charge I didn't deserve? Two week turnaround time.

Anyway, when I'm at home in Brooklyn, I have a kitchen the size of a closet. And every morning I drink like a pot of coff-ay. I make the coffee. Pour the coffee. I take the milk out of the fridge, pour it in the coffee, and then put the milk back in the fridge. Sit at computer. Stare and sip.

But in this Caly place it's not a closet kitchen. It's regular size. With the fridge like all the way across the room. We're talking four maybe six whole steps away!

So this morning I made the coff-ay. Got the milk. Poured it in. And I was about to walk to put the milk back in the fridge when the procrastin-voice in my head said, 'Wait up. Hold up. Don't hike all that way to the fridge. Just put the milk back later. You're coming back here for more coffee in ten minutes, right? So why not just leave the milk out on the counter? Nothing wrong with the milk being a little less cold too!' That kind of made sense. I left it out.

I drank a cup of coffee and went back for the second cup. Had the exact same conversation in my head about putting the milk back. I started to get nervous it was going to curdle in all of 15 minutes. My voice told me I was being ridiculous. Said milk doesn't turn that fast. I wasn't sure. The voice called me a "milk pussy". (I scrunched my eyebrows at the sound of that term). But I left it out.

Third cup of coffay. Now I got serious about putting the milk away. And the voice said, 'Whoa whoa! Take it easy. You just poured a new cup. Relax. You're going to put that empty cup in the sink in like five minutes, right? When you clean up everything. Just put the milk away then. Yknow. All in one swoop. Throw out the grinds. Wash the cup. Wash the pot. Put away the milk. It's a plan. It's called cleaning up. Do it later.' And it made sense to me. I shrugged and left it on the counter.

Needless to say I went out for the day. Never washed out the cup nor the pot. I just got back after being out for six hours. Walked into the kitchen. Threw the keys on the counter. Saw the milk. Looking all sweaty and warm. I stared at milk. Shook my head. Procrastin-voice laughed. Called me names. I questioned myself. I touched the milk. It still felt kinda sorta cool-ish so I finally put it back in the fridge. Maybe six hours didn't kill it? Who knows.

I'll find out tomorrow.

Then I'll look for my keys...

ok bye!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the milk goes bad and gives you diarrhea. That'll teach you.

July 11, 2007 10:34 PM  
Blogger g_nee said...

I used to be like that too, tOdd, but then I started going camping. Things must be put away right away when you are outside or they blow away, get stolen by animals, get lost, etc. When you lose something important, like the cap to the fuel for your camp stove you learn to put things away right away.

July 11, 2007 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd do all you comic-maker people get together and be friends? Because I think you should be friends with this lady:

She also makes art paintings and she is in californyai.

I bet she would put the milk away for you if you were friends together.

July 11, 2007 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't drink coffee. You drink coffee modifided. Adding to the pure bean makes you a coffee pussy. A "milk pussy". If you use your own words. But hey I don'nt drink Miller Lite, cause that aint real beer to me. I prefer ale. Thats the stuff our forfathers quafed while forging this great nation. The Pilsner crap soooooooo popular today is just German imagrants with great marketing. Well allso foresight to use refrigerated train cars. But pilsner is less than flavorfull, and altering coffee is like drinking candy. PURITY CAN NOT BE ALTERED.

They'll just add cornsyrup

July 11, 2007 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Kiki said...

I used to leave out the non-dairy creamer stuff - vanilla flavored. It didn't go bad since, dur, no milk.

However, one day I left it out for too long, and when I poured it in my coffee the next day,

it was the consistency of raw eggs. gag

Now I never even leave it out for a few minutes.

July 11, 2007 11:43 PM  
Anonymous kiki said...

geez! what are you some kind of food and drink nazi (annon 8:41)? what do you care what people eat or drink. chill

July 11, 2007 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Peaches said...


July 11, 2007 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't give a flying fuck what tOdd does. I don't care what he eats or drinks. I just voiced my opinion. Perhapse I'm a purist sorry to piss you off.

July 11, 2007 11:52 PM  
Anonymous Peaches said...

So why would you think anybody cares about what you eat or drink? Stick that German bottle up your hi-nee, troll.

July 11, 2007 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is wierd. I gave my opinion on coffee and beer. Ihave done the same thing in real life, with real people and never got so many reactions. Actually it created intrest (not so much the coffee one). guess it shows the innertubes aint no place to share opinions.

July 12, 2007 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand what you're talking about

July 12, 2007 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Peaches said...

Names people!!!! Use a name!

July 12, 2007 12:09 AM  
Anonymous funk said...

peaches call me Funk

July 12, 2007 12:11 AM  
Anonymous funk said...

Ok peaches took me a moment to figure this out (been havin' ale). I left a comment to tOdd. Get it? You know in the comments to his statement. Not comments to invite your comment on my opinion. As short sighted as it seems to be. Yup took a shot at your opinion as it is to me. because thats the way I see your reaction to my opinion.

July 12, 2007 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I love it when people fight in the comment sections of blogs...

Anyway, don't drink that milk, dude

July 12, 2007 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In before "edit: I feel sick."

July 12, 2007 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares?

July 12, 2007 1:25 AM  
Anonymous Peaches said...

When you learn how to type something coherent I will be more than happy to explain to you why you're an idiot.

July 12, 2007 2:58 AM  
Blogger Carl said...

To the "pure coffee" guy: Just because you like drinking a bitter drink with pretty much no flavor doesn't mean that other people can't add a tiny bit of sugar and/or cream/milk. Adding those things kills the bitter taste, and allows one to taste the full body of flavor in the coffee.

But, on the other hand, opinions=arses.. everyone has one, and they're usually full of shit... so think what you will of mine, and I'll choose to think negatively of yours.

To Todd: I have the exact same problem. Just a few minutes ago, I thought to myself, "Hey, I should put my keys and my wallet on the desk, instead of on the bed beside me" when I was about to go to sleep. I kept thinking "if I fall asleep with this stuff still sitting beside me on my bed, it'll fall off during the night, and get lost..."

The sad part is, I don't even have to get up to reach my desk... I just have to grab the stuff, and lean over a little bit and set it on the desk, and everything would be dandy... but I just can't bring myself to do it.

It's little things that I'm too lazy to do.. I'm fairly active during the day when I'm out of my house.

July 12, 2007 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kiki is a lame name. so is peaches.

July 12, 2007 8:55 AM  
Anonymous c-dub said...

Gee Todd.. hope the people you swapped apartment/house with arent reading this.. they are going to want to bring in the decon people and charge ya!

happy bacon thoughts.

July 12, 2007 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Kiki said...

at least we have names! lmao

Picky purists are only annoying when they scold others for not being purists. todd called himself a 'milk pussy' about the milk going bad, not about adding it to the milk.

July 12, 2007 11:16 AM  
Anonymous sans said...

damnit Todd, you're just really frikkin lazy. ugh, gross

July 12, 2007 12:00 PM  
Anonymous LindaLouH said...

tOdd, I think it is time...for you to seek professional help.

July 12, 2007 12:38 PM  
Blogger Dobieville said...

Drink your coffee black T0dd ;) It's a whole new world when you learn to taste the actual flavor of different roasts from different countries. Here:
They're in Culver City and they roast it right in front of you! Take a 'Flat T0dd' with you, take a picture, post it on your Blog, and I'll betcha get a discount!

July 12, 2007 5:29 PM  
Blogger Fletch said...

tOdd, you're way too anal about cleaning up, obviously. I'm disappointed that the milk isn't still on the counter right this very second. I think it might still be a little bit cool. Yep, definitely, it'd still be a bit cool. And not curdled. Besides, you're gonna drink it tomorrow - why put it away now?

July 12, 2007 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Mouse said...

You're so damn cute tOdd.

July 12, 2007 8:46 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

if its hot, it will never taste the same after even ten minutes...but would still be good for coff-ay...after 6 hours it will make your coff-ay taste like shit

July 13, 2007 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not drink that milk!!!

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