24 September 2008

i am taking a ten minute breather

so about a month ago i thought it would be JOLLYgoodfun to sign up for a booth at our church's fall bazaar. and it probably would've been, too, if i weren't the kind of person who waits till the last minute and then has to assemble 72 craftish things to sell ALL IN ONE WEEK.

yes. the bazaar (there's a reason this word sounds like bizarre) is on saturday starting promptly at 9am. i am considering asking them to change the venue to a different time zone just to give me a few extra crafting hours. i hear it's nice in alofi this time of year.

of course, you should probably put your sympathy on hold as quite plainly this is all my fault. i am what is known as a procrastinating perfectionist, which is a term you may be unfamiliar with as i just made it up, and also we pp's mostly lie low as the perfectionist in us does not like to be seen in public with the procrastinating side. basically a pp is someone whose modus operandi is to determine the last possible moment we can start a project so that it's possible to complete it not only in time but also with a level of quality that knocks everyone's metaphorical socks off.

sometimes we miscalculate.

which makes the second p in us curl up and die. and then promptly undie, as we only have two days left here and if anything's going to get done it's certainly not happening with that other quack in charge.



but alas, my ten minute drivel-break is over, so i must wrap this up.

in conclusion: let this be a lesson to all you pp's out there. the lesson being to stay far, far away from bazaars as they are evil. and also maybe there is a secondary moral-of-the-story in there about procrastinating less, but you know the joke, right? we'll work on that later.

addendum: melissa just commented that procrastinators are the leaders of tomorrow. love it!

15 comments:

Tayasmama said...

Oh how you make me laugh my love!!! I'm dying here cause I'm a PP too. "sometimes we miscalculate" that was the best part ROFL!!!!

Tonya said...

ohhh...the blog makeover is oh so pretty...i love it! Has me smelling cinnamon and craving pumpkin pie...

love your thoughts here too...always a delicious treat to stop on in...

Jenn said...

Wish I was there to lend my pp hands in help ;)

What'cha makin???

I'm sure it will be fab...you could drool on things and people would pay for them :)

take a bow Jenn

Melissa said...

Procrastinators - leaders of tomorrow...
Take lots of pictures of whatever you create! I'm sure it will be amazing :)

Kimberly said...

I often say I'm a lazy perfectionist and describe the heights (depths?) of misery occassioned by the fact.

Good luck!

Rebekah said...

tell me about it - we close on our house Monday, and I have packed 3 boxes total, and I'm on here perusing blogs instead ;)

Erin said...

I sooooooo want to see what you're making, please show us!!!

deconstructingjen said...

Oh, I knew there was a reason I loved you. It's because we are like twins only your are gorgeous and skinny and me not so much, digressing. I am right there with you on the procrastinating perfectionist. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have been up in the weeeeeeeee hours because it has to be perfect and it's due tomorrow. I can just tell you that my college art classes were a night mare and brought new meaning to all nighter.

So whatcha makin?

pungsnotded said...

Oh, I have been there! I have steered clear of bizarre-type situations ever since!

Anonymous said...

Ah, a fellow PP? That's a much better title than my "Last Minute Crazy Girl." Good to know there are so many of us around. We must meet & exchange tales...later.

~D

Jill said...

Not sure if I've ever commented here before or not, but oh how I do love your blog! LOVE your writing and your humor...and your perspective on life.

Hope you get it all done! I'm off to work on several birthday presents for my daughter's b'day in a few weeks that I haven't even started, so I apparently have some pp in me. Of course, everyone will expect perfection in whatever I come up with, and it will all need to be a surprise...and we homeschool, so she's here ALL the time. Figure THAT one out! My studio is where they come to do school!

I was thinking of putting it all off another week, but you've motivated me to at least ponder it all a little harder, and maybe even get down to some actual work. Oh, but wait, my son has a baseball game in a few hours and the laundry isn't done and the baby's diaper needs to be changed... :o)

KU Reunion said...

Hahaha!!! This was too funny!!!

And you're scaring me a bit because I share your PP condition and I have a show coming up in oh, three weeks or so. Have I made anything for it? Well maybe 2 or 3 sets of earrings. That's it.

Oy.

pungsnotded said...

Oh, I have been there! I have steered clear of bizarre-type situations ever since!

deconstructingjen said...

Oh, I knew there was a reason I loved you. It's because we are like twins only your are gorgeous and skinny and me not so much, digressing. I am right there with you on the procrastinating perfectionist. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have been up in the weeeeeeeee hours because it has to be perfect and it's due tomorrow. I can just tell you that my college art classes were a night mare and brought new meaning to all nighter.

So whatcha makin?

Anonymous said...

Ah, a fellow PP? That's a much better title than my "Last Minute Crazy Girl." Good to know there are so many of us around. We must meet & exchange tales...later.

~D