Sunday, September 23, 2007

Say It With M&Ms

Order M&Ms with personalized messages.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Happy 28th Birthday Ryan!

Now you're Peter old. :-)
I love you!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Picture of the Month - September 2007

Happy Birthday Ryan! The picture of the month is in honor of his birthday getting his new big ass grill!

Friday, September 7, 2007

How to Procrastinate More Productively

Ryan found the article below on DIGG and he realized that it is me. The sad thing is I have fooled myself to believe that this is truly ok and I'm actually accomplishing things through this "structured procrastination". Who am I kidding? Yes, I

How to Procrastinate More Productively

Sep 5 John Wesley

Everyone experiences the desire to procrastinate. For one reason or another, nothing is harder than doing the one task that needs to get done. People go to great lengths — create excuses, find other work, or even hide — to avoid a dreaded task. Usually time spent procrastinating is simply wasted, but it doesn’t have to be.

When managed effectively, the desire to avoid one job can be used to get other things done. This strategy is called structured procrastination. Rather than doing nothing at all, take care of business that normally gets forgotten. This is a great way to deal with mundane chores. Use your desire to avoid real work to force yourself to work harder at something else!

My favorite structured procrastination activities include:

* Organizing my work area
* Networking
* Scheduling
* Tying up loose ends
* Meetings
* Running errands
* Clearing out my inbox
* Helping others
* Getting up to date

Of course, structured procrastination doesn’t always work. There will be times when you can’t stand to do anything work related. Usually this is a sign that you need to take a break and recharge.

Rather than forcing yourself to work when you aren’t up for it, embrace procrastination completely. These activities cure procrastination by rejuvenating energy and creative mojo:

* Go to lunch
* Exercise
* Take a walk
* Cat nap
* Creative thinking
* Read a good book

Of course, there are many other excellent alternatives for both structured and unstructured procrastination. The key is experimenting until you find what works for you. Hopefully these suggestions will help you think of new ways to get things done even when you don’t feel like it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Check out Sprig, the Washington Post Interactive’s new green website. It's food and garden editor lives in Midway, Kentucky and runs an organic farm. She has opened a farmer's market in downtown Midway. I just found this out on Saturday, but it has been open since July. Ugh...and I've been driving to Lexington every Saturday instead. Oh well.