Murphy’s Law

I didn't draw this: but I do feel like it is the only thing holding me up at the moment.

I didn’t draw this: but I do feel like it is the only thing holding me up at the moment.

It never fails.

It doesn’t matter how much I plan ahead or how much time I have to work on a project; when it gets down to the deadline I am always up late swearing at my computer. Fuck you Apple. Fuck you Adobe. Don’t you dare quit on me. No I would not like to submit a report. Actually, yes I would. Take your time spinning-beach-ball-of-death I don’t mind waiting when I have other stuff I could and ought to be doing.

Pardon my French, and all that.

Technically it is now after midnight which means that this blog will be going live on February 28th instead of February 27th which, in turn, means that I have missed one day of blogging. But I’m going to go ahead and give myself a pass on this one as long as I get something posted before I go to sleep since in my reality this day hasn’t ended yet. I’ve been up and running since 5:40 this (that is, last) morning. Not my longest day, by any means, but certainly what I would consider a Valid Excuse.

I’m not the kind of person who does my best work right before a deadline, but I am the kind of person who gets the most work done right before a deadline. It is a bit of a conundrum because I need to take the deadline seriously to keep me on task, but I also reach a point where sticking to a strict deadline (such as blogging every day and ending the day at midnight) is less productive than giving myself a little wiggle room. If I were to stick to the hard deadline of midnight for getting this post written then I would have to admit that I failed to accomplish the task of blogging yesterday and it would mess up my so-far perfect record on the blogging front.

I would find that very discouraging.

So at any rate I apologize for the bad language, the poor structure, the topics rambling all over the page like a herd of stampeding tortoises. This is Art truly imitating Life and I am painting you a portrait of my mindset.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on February 28, 2013.

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