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Thursday, September 10, 2009


I made another cartoon me. This time, I went for a bathing suit pin-up kind of vibe. (Yeah, there wasn't a lot of choices in outfits.)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Crazy whoa.

Okay, so it's taken me forever to update. (Sprained wrist, knee, and ankle). But, alas, here I am. I may not be a Greek, but I come bearing gifts.

My friend Daniel sent me this link and I just thought it'd be perfect for procrastination purposes. Not to mention, it's utterly ridiculous. It's's "The 3 Most Baffling Fight Scenes in Movie History".

The clips are so random, you just have to wonder: are they seriously? Seriously, are they serious? lol I think some of the movie-makers were.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Being Human

So, I've got a new obsession: Being Human. I absolutely adore it. The characters are compelling, amazing, interesting, and all sorts of other good things. The show is phenomenally well-written and the acting is superb.

Basically, it's about a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf sharing a flat in Bristol. But it's more than that. Each character is unique and every tiny aspect of their journey is important (which is rare in television). Personally, I love the trio's interactions. (This shipper in me just KNOWS there's something going on between Mitchell and Annie, even though it's never explicitly stated on the show.)

I'm really looking forward to next series. I don't live in Britain, so I'm excluded from being able to watch all the neat series 2 tidbits. (Not fair, is it?)

Again, I highly recommend it. And I think it's inspiring a fanfic. Dun, dun, DUNNNN!!!

Stay tuned. I might actually wring a fic out of my terribly dribbley brain.

Oh, and if you watch Being Human, become a fan, and are will to geek over it with me, you get an 50,000 (yes, you read that right) Artful Procrastination points.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Still Bored?

Take an online typing test!

Try or

Right now, the score to beat is 91 WPM (my current fastest score). 50 Artful Procrastination Points if you can. Currently, I'm trying to beat my previous record (from about two years ago), which was 118 WPM. Sadly, I don't think I can. But if I can, I'll award myself 100 Artful Procrastination Points.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Are you bored?

Do you like reading nonsensical, yet slightly interesting things? If so, check out my article on the Top Ten International Dumb Laws. In it, you will discover the shocking news that it's illegal to name your pig Napoleon in France -- among other things.

So, check it out. Like it? Stumble it, Streakr it, or Digg It. 20 A.P.P.s if you do. (That's shameless self-promotion at its finest, and is one of the more profitable ways to procrastinate.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Procrastination Discovery!

So, I made a cartoon me. It can be seen at the bottom of the sidebar. She vaguely looks like Audrey Hepburn; people used to compare me to Audrey when I was eighteen. Makes sense.

I definitely recommend you make one (link can be found beneath the pic). Five APP's (I'm abbreviating now) if you do.

Procrastination at its Finest

Is it possible to procrastinate procrastination? Apparently so.

Consider this: I write for a living, right? Since I write articles, my income is based on how often I write. So, the more I write, the more I make. Seems straight forward. And since I've got stuffs to pay for; naturally I write until my fingers seize up and my brain starts screaming for a break.

With that said, it almost seems like I've procrastinated the art of procrastination.

Procrastination, as we all know is quintessential to the well-being of one's state of mind. If all we did was work, our minds would eventually become barren and our bodies would tire. Procrastination is, basically, necessarily for a healthy balance in life.

And I admit: I've been procrastinating on procrastinating. The question is: when does that procrastination of procrastinating become too much? When does it become detrimental?

Five points if you can answer my corrections; ten if you have reasons why your answers are correct.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Simple English Wikipedia! XD

This is, so far, the silliest thing I've seen all day. They have something called Simple English Wikipedia.

Now, if you click the link, you can learn more about it from their point of view. My point of view? It's pointless. According to the page I linked to, it's for "students, children, adults with learning difficulties, and people who are trying to learn English". And while that sounds innocent at first, let's procrastinate and analyze this...

Children and students. Well, shouldn't that be "Wikipedia for Kids"? After all, most students can understand that Ordinary English Wikipedia. Though, I could see the need for a Wikipedia for Kids for children who have a reading level of 6th grade or less. It would especially be good for younger middle schoolers and elementary schoolers.

Now, when they say adults with learning disabilities, what exactly do they mean? I myself am an adult with a learning disability. I have dyslexia. And newsflash: having dyslexia doesn't mean you can't read big words. Every case of dyslexia is different, but for my sister (who's 19 and reads just fine) and I, it's the small words that are so easy to get rearranged (like "what" and "that"). My dyslexia wasn't diagnosed until I was in the 8th grade. Before then, I had to sink or swim and I had to work harder than everyone else; if I didn't, the teachers would think I was lazy.

In the sixth grade, before my dyslexia was ever diagnosed, I tested out as having the reading level of a college student. Why? Because I had a very large vocabulary and a very good understanding of the English language, as well as impeccable reading comprehension. Having dyslexia doesn't mean you have a small vocabulary. Vocabulary is usually taught to you at a young age, by your parents, before you can even read.

So, why am I talking so much about dyslexia when it's not explicitly stated? Well, it's because I'm pretty sure that that's what they meant by "learning disabilities". I know that there are many other learning disabilities, but that's usually the one that people think of in terms of reading comprehension. And honestly, as a dyslexic, who has a dyslexic sister and step-grandfather (who was a university professor to boot), I find it rather insulting.

As for the English as a second language thing, I can't really argue with that, as I've never had to learn English as a second language, since it's my native tongue. But I will say that I went to a university with a LOT of foreign students and honestly, it seems like being challenged by English daily actually helped many of them understand it better.

And that's the thing. If someone reads things like the Simple English Wikipedia all the time, they'll never really push themselves to learn more and improve. Stagnation is one of the most detrimental things around.

So, what does this have to do with Artful Procrastination? Five Artful Procrastination Points if you procrastinate by comparing articles from the Ordinary English Wiki to the Simple English Wiki.

Shameless Self-Promotion

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

How I've been procrastinating?

I've been watching The Mighty Boosh. A lot. I'm addicted.

That said, you can also watch The Mighty Boosh. But, if obscure British humor isn't your bag, I suggest you watch Peep Show. Wait. That's also full of obscure British humor (though, admittedly, to a lesser extent). Still. Watch both of them. Ten artful procrastination points to you if you do! (And the points really add up! Just ask people who've collected them.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Take a Gander at...

Echo of the Past -- The clever person's way to artfully procrastinate.

Yes, that's right, in my never-ending quest of procrastination, I created a blog dedicated to genealogy. So, if you're into genealogy or history or etymology, check it out and become a follower. Let me know what you think!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Eye!Chewing Gum

Sorry I haven't updated in a week or so. I've been working procrastinating.

Today, I think it would be wise if we all just sat and starred at our computer screens for a couple of hours. After all, it's what we do best. Watch Ashes to Ashes. It's eye!chewing gum and one of the best ways I know how to procrastinate.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Today's suggestion for artful procrastination is to play the Sims 3. If you don't have it, go out an get it.

And figure it out. And figure out how to make custom meshes, please. And when you do that, get back to me. Because I want custom meshes.

This should occupy you and allow you to procrastinate for at least six years.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Put Pen to Paper

Financial times are hard these days, so today I will put to you a form of procrastination which most people can access very cheaply.

Step 1
Grab a pen and a piece of paper.

Step 2

Put pen to paper.

Step 3

Write down thirty reasons why writing on a piece of paper is better than doing whatever you're supposed to be doing. Make them humorous. Please. For your own sanity and the sake of sounding less monotonous.

Welcome to Artful Procrastination

Here at Artful Procrastination, we believe that procrastinating can be an art form (hence the name).

You may be wondering what you can expect from reading this blog. The answer is simple: procrastination. The mere act of reading alone gives you procrastination points; plus, the posts contained herein will be chalk full of ideas to pass time, ideas which will allow you to avoid doing proper work.

I once wrote an expository essay in college about how to spend a whole day doing nothing. I got an A.

Read at your own risk. You've been warned.