I think Polar Bear did this once before, but I thought I would share last Saturday morning's initial activities with you:
Arrive in office
Turn on computers
Note that computer is rattling… loudly.
Email select friends to let them know you are in the office… working.
Read and add comment to revgalblogpal Preaching Party thread.
Dig out bulletin and sermon worksheet.
Title worksheet with appropriate Scriptures and date.
Look up sermon title in bulletin.
Wonder if eventual sermon will actually match up with title.
Decide it is time to move from pen - with inherent concreteness - to pencil on worksheet which makes one feel smarter and like one is actually working on something full of great wisdom and truth. Reminds one of Pooh when said bear taps on his head and proclaims, “Think. Think. Think.”
No pencils on desk.
No pencils in desk.
Go to supply closet to get pencils… oooh, paperclips!
Get big and small paperclips, restack stick-it notes, close door.
Open door back up and get three pencils - duh.
Go to other closet to sharpen pencils.
Pencil sharpener unplugged.
Decide pencil sharpener should be in closer location anyway, but where?
Remember that current printer on desk is out of ink and ‘powers that be’ said networked printer is more cost effective anyway.
Decide to take bulky printer off and replace with pencil sharpener.
Laugh at self and wonder if this latest procrastination track will blog.
Debate on where sharpener should go.
Place sharpener on desk.
Plug in sharpener.
Place paperclips in proper sections in desk.
Stare at worksheet.
Check preaching party thread.
Decide to type up current procrastination track for blog.
Back to worksheet….
Minutes passed since arrival in office: 63
Words written on sermon worksheet: 13
Words written on assorted emails and blogs: well over 1000 (estimated)