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My dog says I should play less tankball.

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Sometimes I wish I could record my regular field of view as I experience life. If I could then you would now see an attached video of Bear (my dog) interrupting my virtual pummeling of RC-like tanks. The scene shifts (but not the camera) as Bear steps firmly into the living room. “Hey Buddy.” He quick-walks around my legs, squeezes past the coffee table. He leans around my lap and stretches his neck into the flaccid space between me and my laptop screen. His alert eyes, that practiced pout, and a whine so quiet that it can’t be ignored. “Yeah, I know Buddy. We’ll go outside after this game, ok? Outside, Bear?”

Bear sees the way my laptop glows and he certainly looks confused when I turn the speaker on. But he doesn’t get why I stare at the screen. There’s one thing he likes about laptops… they make a definite clicking sound when they close (and maybe then it’s back to fun time.)

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Written by clayward

February 15, 2010 at 7:38 am

Posted in addiction, stories, tips

Get yourself something from the dining tube.

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Hi there.  I’m Clay, one of the founders of ProcrasDonate.com, an online service that can help you procrastinate less.  I’m going to be a regular submitter to this blog, so I thought that I’d say hello.  “Hi!”

This is a public promise to myself to learn and write about procrastination, time, and an improved relationship to work in general.  It would be nice if I could make this blog into a useful resource and discussion forum for people who are interested in getting stuff done.  Maybe one post will be about theraputic measurements of procrastination and the next will be about taking breaks.  We’ll see.  I’ve been doing some reading already and that has been fun.

Oh, and I should say “Hi, I’m a part-time Procrastinator and sometimes I feel addicted to the internet.”  Glad that’s over with (am I supposed to repeat that in later posts?  I’ll try and spare you.)  I once took a whole year off of both email and the internet.  That helped me chill out a bit.  So now I’ll be sharing the stuff I’m learning about all of that.  Glad you’re here for the journey.  Buckle up, comment where you like, and get yourself something from the dining tube.

As you probably know, ProcrasDonate.com helps you create charitable incentives to celebrate the time you spend online.  I’m really psyched about it and that’s why we’re keeping this blog.  But I’m not just excited about helping you create a “time is money” association with the physical process of being on the internet.  I’m also really into the more holistic side of the service.  Like maybe being in control of our time means we’ll have more time to chill, cook for ourselves, play ultimate frisbee, or whatever else we’d actually rather be doing.  That just with our curiosity we can make the change that we want to see in the world, exerting our positive will, making that power manifest a dollar at a time.  And more than that… for me this is about getting a better relationship with the way that I do work in general… the way that I value the one of my primary experiences of being with myself.

woo!

Written by clayward

September 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Posted in addiction, goals