October 06, 2005

Busy Time!

GOOD MORNING, FOLKS! I bet you’re all here wondering what this week’s marvelous collection of Axis of Weevil Thursday Three questions are going to be, huh!

Well, you’ve got good reason to wonder, seeing as how once again all the crush of stupid ol’ work has made it nearly impossible to get anything fun accomplished.

IT IS, THEN, with a great heaving sigh of relief that our intrepid research staff foresaw this eventuality, and submitted a set of emergency backup questions suitable just for such an occasion! ::polite applause::

So, then, from the wilds of East Carolina, we give you the Time Management Thursday Three!

1. Do you usually need a clock to know what time it is or do you have that “time sense”?

2. Can you estimate the time tasks will take or are you always off?

3. Will you do today what you can put off until tomorrow?

There now--and with not a moment to spare! As is always the case, please feel free to leave your answers in the comments section below (if you click on the permalink rather than on the tag that says how many comments there are, it will remember your login data and you won’t have to keep putting it in) OR if you have your very own pretty blog, you can leave a link and answer the questions there. You know, if you have time.

So, go off and think for a minute or two and post your answers. Hurry along now. Go on.

AS FOR MY ANSWERS, eh. I’ll get around to it soon enough…

Like right now!

#1. I have no good time-sense, which is why the house has so many clocks. I can get very deeply lost in a task and lose all sense of time, so it helps to have some indicator of when I’ve got something to go do.

#2. ON the other hand, I can usually estimate pretty well how long things will take, unless it’s something completely foreign. In those cases, I tend to overestimate how long tasks will take.

#3. No. If there’s something that can comfortably put off until later, I’ll put it off. I might pick something up and do it early, but not unless I’m really, REALLY bored.

Now then, I’ve got stuff to do--it's Mailout Thursday, y'know!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at October 6, 2005 08:00 AM

1. Ususally know the time within an hour during the day. When I'm traveling, usually wake up just before the alarm goes off, so apparently my internal clock has some potential that's not ordinarily in evidence.

2. Tasks always take longer than they should (corollary to Murphy's law).

3. Like Dr. Jim, I'm a terrible procrastinator. It's worse now in my current squished brain state.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at October 6, 2005 08:47 AM

1) I would have no idea about the time without checking a clock.
2) I can plan things like cooking supper, but any kind of "project" takes longer than I expect.
3) I usually put things off.

Posted by: Kathy at October 6, 2005 08:49 AM

Well, it's good to see neither one of you decided to procrastinate in participating in the quiz!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 6, 2005 08:57 AM

well, paricipating in the quiz is a way of procrastinating at work!

Posted by: steevil at October 6, 2005 09:03 AM

Say--wait a minute. You mean playing on the Internet keeps people from doing their jobs!? I need to look into that...after I get through looking for Twinkies with the image of Elvis on Ebay.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 6, 2005 09:12 AM

Exactly! The main way I get things done is to avoid doing OTHER things.

Posted by: Kathy at October 6, 2005 09:15 AM

I am up, and back at work. Oh, and your link to your intrepid research staff is sort of unlinky.

I think this is what you were after.

Posted by: skinnydan at October 6, 2005 09:36 AM

It is--I have discovered that "href" doesn't have a G in it, and if you go ahead and put one in, things won't work correctly.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 6, 2005 09:49 AM

I wrote my answers in the comments here and mu.nu ate them so I posted over at kudzuacres.

Posted by: l at October 6, 2005 10:22 AM

I'm up!

Posted by: Nate at October 6, 2005 10:37 AM

I, for the most part, will have to ditto what Steevil posted. My wife will claim that I'm the late one, since she HATES to be late to anything, while I like to arrive on-time. She's the one with the alarm clock on her side of the bed. I rarely need one unless I have to wake up at an odd hour, like 4:30 am.

I'd like to think that my procrastination is due to my desire to think things through as much as possible, just in case of some last minute inspiration. It probably is more along the lines of some strange need to work under pressure, or my hope that whatever task needs to be done can be avoided or forgotten.

Posted by: MarcV at October 6, 2005 11:09 AM

I agree, Marc--as I told Larry last week, too many people rush in to get things done, and waste time that could be better spent thinking and planning and eating a sandwich and going to the store and OOH SHINY THINGS!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 6, 2005 11:18 AM

I'm up -- http://yorkieblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/axis-of-weevil-thursday-threetoday-we.html

Posted by: Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at October 6, 2005 12:24 PM

I'm up and I'm late but i know by exactly how much.

Posted by: jim at October 6, 2005 01:36 PM

My answers are up :-)

Posted by: Chez at October 6, 2005 01:53 PM

I'm up!

Posted by: Sarah G. at October 6, 2005 01:57 PM