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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"I would have gone on a run."
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"I don't understand it - no matter how much I drink coffee, play on my phone, refresh my e-mail, look up things online, go to the kitchen for snacks, message my friends, scroll through Twitter, and play with the cats, I still can't get any writing done."
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"We were too busy ignoring the warning signs to pay attention to the projected disaster."
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Finally - a software package that makes it snap to write that novel.
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Creation: The True Story
"We've been standing here talking about how to pitch to the batter for way too long, haven't we?"
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The artist wakes refreshed, creative juices flowing.
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The four housemen of procrastination
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"I make sure I spend six hours a day in front of my typewriter whether I have any ideas or not."
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"From nine until one, you'll be getting nothing done. From one until five, you'll be asking yourself how that was possible."
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"I'm saving all my work till they force me to do it."
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"When you're through with that, there's a water cooler on seven that needs emptying."
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"It keeps track of how long you've been wearing workout clothes without actually working out."
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Too early to begin working on/Too late to do anything about.
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"Hey, can I call you right back in two weeks?"
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"I love never finishing our dissertations together."
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Procrastination, snacking, proscrastisnacking
"The plan was to work out today, but now the toaster is taking so long that I think it'll have to wait until tomorrow."
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"I'm not going to fall for that routine where you try and stall until the neighborhood gentrifies."
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"And then after high school, I spent twelve years in college and majored in procrastination."
"Writing a book is a great way to clean the house."
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