Catching up

I’ve been behind in just about everything for the last, oh, four months now. Time- and money-critical tasks got done (e.g. paying the rent), but that was about it.

So how have I decided to turn my sorry ship around? By applying a modification of the broken windows theory. An incredibly stupid modification.

See, my anime blog RSS feeds are one of the things I’ve neglected for-fricking-ever. The dumb things spiraled out of control months ago, and have been silently growing larger and more imposing in one of the many dark, neglected corners of my life.

So yesterday I started cleaning those suckers out. I have not declared RSS bankruptcy, instead opting for catching up through hard work and guts. Well, as much hard work and guts as is required to sit on my ass and read up on Gurren Lagann. (Actually, the hard part is keeping all the names and stories straight. Oh, and continuing to focus my eyes.)

Results so far? I now have some 300 posts to wade through, down from over 1,000 at the start. Woo.

Future targets? My finances (I caught up on them once, only to ignore them for another couple months), and taking out a nasty, nasty bunch of blackberry plants that intend to make my home their home. Also about ten other things that I can’t think of at the moment, but that still weigh my psyche down.



3 Responses to Catching up

  1. “Also about ten other things that I can’t think of at the moment, but that still weigh my psyche down.”
    Here are my guesses for ten incomplete tasks that are less important and more forgettable than striving towards anime solvency:
    1. Get completely hammered on cooking sherry
    2. Fight homeless guys for discarded beer cans at apartment complex recycling bins
    3. Learn about liquidation process models for bond pricing
    4. Swim to east bank of the river while nude
    5. Install a lift kit and spoiler on your ’99 Dodge Neon so it’ll look really, really cool
    6. Try to remember 11th incomplete forgettable task weighing psyche down
    7. Enroll in online bullfighter correspondence course, taking first step to lifelong dream of being Mexican matador
    8. Rent DVDs for Ernest Borgnine movie marathon
    9. Finish writing 70 page House M.D. fanfiction novella
    10. Finally rolling out the long-awaited brent//PORN section of

  2. Brent says:

    Oh, I didn’t mean to imply that my ten* other tasks were less important that catching up on my RSS feeds… more like “I have a ton of things to catch up on, so I’m doing the most stupid one first.” Hopefully it’ll give me the forward momentum I need to actually be productive.
    [*I’ve now started making a list of the things I need to do… so far I have 25 entries.]

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