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February 21, 2008

If I Do
Wednesday. Ah, yes. If one consumes what I consumed last night one often has a slow next day of naps, introspection and promises that one never keeps. Deedle-dee-deeps.

Thursday. Raining this morning, but I'm back from breakfast, have committed to lunch tomorrow with friends somewhere to be decided and I'm determined to finish and mail this remaining Medicare and other minor paperwork I have outstanding at the local post office by early this afternoon. As I was determined to do yesterday. As I was determined to do last week. The task isn't difficult, but it could take as many as ten minutes to accomplish. Ten minutes. This would be weird if it didn't happen so often.

Wasn't this your habit in your youth?

I can't really remember. I've always put things off until the last minute when I'm working against a deadline, but without a deadline nothing seems to get done. As you might expect an adjustment is necessary with retirement. Fewer deadlines. Either learn to turn out work in a timely way without deadlines, learn to set my own deadlines or choose only those tasks I'm interested in. Nice if everything you needed doing was something you found interesting. Taxes come to mind. Paperwork required by Medicare comes to mind. Last minute starts can lead to crappy product, but I've generally hit my deadlines with something presentable. A reason people like me get into work where deadlines are the norm, I suppose. Without deadlines we'd never get anything done.

Where is this coming from?

From some weird place, pay no attention. Deadlines indeed. I'd better fix this printer and get this crap packaged and out in another hour. Be interesting to see if I do.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2002 Gay Pride parade with a Nikon F5 probably mounted with a 135mm f 2.0 Nikkor lens at f 2.0 on Kodak Ektachrome 100.