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I love a good “list” blog, and I don’t think I’ve ever written one before. And since this is going to be a month of blogging firsts, I think I’ll take a whack at it, just like Lindsay Lohan when she fences against herself in The Parent Trap. 

One thing about myself that makes me a strug is my talent for procrastination; more specifically-putting off cleaning my room. There are just so many things I’d rather be doing. I don’t have anything against a clean room, I prefer them that way. But the maintenance of keeping a room tidy is daunting to me. I’d rather eat glue. I would rather clean my room than take a math test, however, so there are worse things. 

So in case you are curious how one can procrastinate cleaning their own bedroom as long as I can, here is a list of things that I do instead of cleaning my room:

1. Facebooking
The ultimate time waster. I dubbed myself the Queen of Facebook a couple years back after I gave it up for Lent. I actually pride myself on my Facebook stalking skills. I can find almost anyone. Some find this creepy, I find this resourceful.

2. Watching episodes of 30 Rock 
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched each episode, but I’ve made it through the entire series multiple times. Whenever you see me tweet a random 30 Rock quote, you’ll know what’s really going on. 

3. Wikipedia-ing
I love Wikipedia. I will spend hours looking up something on Wikipedia like the history of quinoa. This may seem silly, but lets just put this into perspective---really what I’m doing is expanding my mind and learning rather than cleaning my room. And Wikipedia is basically the Encyclopedia, so I’m like a full on scholar. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

4. Ordering food on Seamless
Food delivery is basically why I moved to New York. It's best thing in the world. And I’d much rather be eating sushi in my bed than folding my laundry and putting it back into drawers. Ha!

5. Getting lunch with a friend
If I have “plans” to clean my room and wake up to a text from a friend asking if I’d like to do lunch, I always say yes. First off, I can’t say no to social situations, and secondly, I’ll do anything to avoid being productive. 

6. Watching a movie and crying
Lately every movie I decide to watch makes me cry. Sometimes I purposefully choose a movie that will make me cry cause I'll think I haven’t been feeling enough emotions lately and I tryto fulfill an imaginary quota. I sobbed twice through Anastasia a month ago.

7. Watching YouTube videos of celebrities I admire
I spent hours watching interviews of Rebel Wilson. She’s hilair. I’ve also watched every YouTube video in existence of Lena Dunham. That’s not surprising, but it’s a fact.

8. Writing this blog.
Duh

9. Sleeping
I mean, clearly this is an important thing to do since I’m sleep depraved. So it obviously trumps cleaning/everything.

10. Making lists of things I need to do and not doing them.
Self explanatory.

So there you have it. Ten excuses for why my room is still messy. If you are ever questioning the state of my room, refer to this list. 

namaste,
elise