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Top Ten Procrastination Things From Yesterday

So like I took on alot of freelance work to like pay my bills and stuff. Working on cartoons for this and that and blah blah blah. But at the end of the day I was like, 'Man. I didn't get nearly nuttin done! I've been here all day! What the hell did I do-- all day!?'

Here's the top ten things I did while procrastinating yesterday.

10. There was a wasp in my apartment. At first I saw him in the kitchen and left him alone but once he started buzzing around the apartment I needed him outta here. I opened up all the windows and upped the screens and chased him around persuading him to fly out without pissing him off and making him turn on me and sting me twenty times in my left eyeball. (15-20 minutes until he got the message and got the hell outta here.)

9. I had to clean the blades of my oscillating fans. I noticed with both of them were pretty gunked up. So were the fan cages (or whatever they're called). They were gross! What is that gunky stuff? I took them into the shower and cleaned them squeaky clean and then put them back together. (20 minutes easy)

8. I've been thinking about getting a new cheap laptop for my upcoming travels. (My big clunking 20lb toshiba probably qualifies for a desktop computer now.) So I surfed ebay and other places for a cheepee laptop. I even bid on a Sony Vaio that was pink! I was like, 'I don't care that its pink!' But bidding was way early and it went way up and I dropped out. I nervously wondered about refurb. I'd say I spent a good hour screwing around for laptops. (1 hour)
Please post below if you actually know a goodie or good place for deals.

7. I have that duster spray stuff that comes in a can and I went nuts with that cleaning dust all over my apartment. Yes, I realize it's not technically 'cleaning' when you're just blowing dust everywhere. But it sure do look cleaner and its so satisfying! And I like how the can gets cold although I have a mild fear its gonna splode in my hand. (10-12 minutes)

6. After dusting, I decided to vacuum but my vacuum hasn't been sucking lately so I opened it up to see what was going on and was happily surprised to see that the bag had half-fallen off the hole part and half the dust and dirt was being sucked directly into the inside of the vacuum. I had to hook the bag back up then actually vacuum the inside of the vacuum. (25 minutes)

5. My computer has been running badly slow and freezing here or there. I decided I need more RAM as I only have 1gb in this now. I need another gb. So I googled for RAM but didn't buy anything. Then I spent some time hunting for worthless giant files and uninstalling long dead applications. (40-45 minutes)

4. My nieces 4th birthday is coming up. So I started poking around on the web for something to get her for her birthday. What do you get a 4-year old? I ended up getting her a digital camera made for little little kids. I hope she likes it. And I hope she doesn't read this blog and it spoils the surprise and stuff.

3. Yesterday was Thursday-- and Friday is recycling day. So I had to break down my boxes and tie up magazines and put all bottles in a bag. I'm pretty good with recycling. I'd give myself an 80%. I admit slip on cans and sometimes get lazy with plastic water bottles. But I have bad excuses and made-up theories for slacking on that stuff!

2. I've actually been half-assing the idea of taking a trip to China in October to visit Mr. Deng. A friend of mine is all up on going to China and I'm like, 'Well... I could visit Mr. Deng.' So I googled around to see where Mr. Deng actually lives compared to big cities and stuff. I learned that China is very big and it's far away-- and pretty dang expensive to get there. But maybe...? (Deng archive is here.)

1. I tried to think of the best excuses why my projects might be slightly delayed-- and made the appropriate phone calls and sent off a couple emails to push stuff back a day or so. Twas fine! I got till Monday now! Coolio!

But today is the day I seriously plan to work! Roscoe is at doggie day care! After finishing typing this I'm gonna get cracking mcnizzle! Ready... set! GO!!

Ok... that didn't work.

Let me try again... GO!!!!

Still sitting here apparently...

Go! Go! Go!

ok bye!


PS. Still ain't doin nuttin yet... Hmm... maybe I should get my laundry together or something just to get that out of the way.


Blogger Mallory said... for cheapie laptop. You can get scratch and dent. I ordered one and I didn't see a scratch or a dent.

7/25/2008 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd - would you be working right now if you were not reading these comments?

7/25/2008 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would you consider using a mac laptop?

7/25/2008 10:32 AM  
Blogger Odd Todd said...

Yes but more likely no... for both questions.

7/25/2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Adamant said...

You sound like a crazy neat freak and FIRST

7/25/2008 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd, keep an eye on the main page. Every now and then, they post very good deals for laptops from places like HP, Dell, and Toshiba.

It would be so awesome if you could visit China! A picture of you and Mr. Deng together would be quite the milestone for your site. What an experience.

7/25/2008 10:45 AM  
Blogger jlechwar said...

OT, check out local pawn shops for a laptop. Lots of people are scrambling for cashola now, & giving up perfectly good (& new-ish) laptops. Just make sure it works before you buy! Then you can tweek it any way you want!
Love the site! Hugs to Roscoe!

7/25/2008 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who the fuck is mr. deng?

7/25/2008 10:48 AM  
Anonymous iLLBiLL said...

For procrastinating, you got a hell of alot done!! When I procrastinate, I spend all day watching my pirated dvd's of Johhny Sokko and Ultraman all day.

7/25/2008 12:45 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Mallory is right. The Dell outlet has a lot of great deals. I got a refurbished laptop and as far as I can tell it's brand new.

7/25/2008 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go for the EeePC todd! It's awesome and is super small. You can even get the surf in pink if you want! You can get them on amazon for like 300 bucks. It doesn't have a cd drive or anything, but if you need to look at emails and type some stuff, it works.

7/25/2008 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the person that doesn't know who Mr. Deng is? Must be new to these parts ;-)

7/25/2008 1:27 PM  
Blogger Tee said...

My cheapy laptop was from Dell outlet they always have good deals I also have a macbook but it wasn't that cheap. I like it though. You should definitely go see Mr. Deng that would be awesome seeing as he's always inviting you.

Just as a sidenote, farting on Roscoe is definitely more offensive to you than it is to him.

7/25/2008 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that was the best way to get my kids to clean and stuff, just give them some other project with a deadline.

7/25/2008 4:26 PM  
Anonymous weeze said...


7/25/2008 4:30 PM  
Anonymous phxazgrrl said...

TODD!! my house is never so clean as when I have a freelance

7/25/2008 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Deng is a phony cock sucker. He sucks cat piss through a crazy straw.

7/26/2008 2:50 PM  
Blogger zedek said...

That was great, tOdd!!!

I love the part when spraying the dust can around you had a mild fear it was going to explode in your hand. That's so funny. Some would say it made me snorf.

I like the fact that you vacuumed a vacuum. I'd have never imagined a vacuum could do that.

I am sure your neice will love the camera.

You should totally go visit Mr. Deng!


7/26/2008 4:31 PM  
Anonymous MansonFan said...

theres an ebay store called "soldbroken" for cheap laptops (they dont always work) or ill sell you my alienware for $1000 Craigslist is good too but you gotta deal with weird people. And dont buy a dell my buddy bought a dell and has had nothing but problems. Went online and found out tons of people were having same problems.

7/27/2008 1:17 AM  
Anonymous .JT. said...

You do realize, of course, that using a vacuum to vacuum itself will warp the whole space time continuum thingy.

Note, that once that happens there is a significant chance that when you hear a knock at the door "Evil Mr. Deng" will have arrived from an alternate universe all goateed up and wearing a black turtleneck.

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT let him have your vacuum.

That would suck.

7/28/2008 1:24 PM  
Blogger Wendi said...!!! I got a refurb desktop for $200 that would have cost about $800 under normal circumstances. I buy all of my electronic whatsamahoozits and doogiggies from them.

Love you, Todd!

7/29/2008 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd, EEE PC, $399 very light, solid state hd, runs on linux, isnt fussy or things of that nature, if you just use it for travel and stuff. I'm not sure what all you use to update the site with, but it would probably suffice to throw a blog or two up on the site while on the road. The reviews and all are really good, check it out, plus you wouldn't have to deal with vista.

8/05/2008 2:16 AM  

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