* scaleback

Posted on March 27th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Random.

vacation + avalanche of work = 1000 unread posts on Bloglines

Yeah.  That’s too much.  Also, the avalanche of work shows no signs of abating for, oh, probably forever.  So today I went through them and deleted practically everything.  I only kept a feed if I really really liked something in the last few posts.  Of course I am dumb and moved over to Bloglines beta without noticing that they are no longer compatible with automatically exporting my reading list over here, so you can’t tell I did anything.  (I do like their new system for marking posts “read” as you actually read them, though.)  I also might change my mind in a month and want all my subscriptions back, so this way I’ll just leave them here as a backup. :P

wedding quilt for my sister + 4 months behind on One Quilt = crafter’s block

Besides the accessories in the last post, which were literally pulled together in an hour the night before my flight, I haven’t been doing much crafting.  Partly due to the aforementioned workload, but also because I feel like I need to work on one of my overdue projects if I do anything.  Solution to this is to do some little TV-watching project to get me back into it.  I’m thinking a little piece of crochet jewelry from a new Japanese craft book I picked up.

Oh, and I’m back on the Getting Things Done bandwagon after falling off last year around this time.  Hopefully that’ll bring down the anxiety a notch.  I’m approaching inbox zero!

Ugh, this post is a downer.  Here, have a picture of my morbidly obese cat with a potato chip bag stuck on his head.


17 Responses to “scaleback”

  1. futuregirl Says:

    The cat photo totally helps! It made me laugh, at least. :) In fact, when things get a little hairy at work, I pull up http://icanhascheezburger.com/ http://failblog.org/ and it cheers me right up.

    I recently scaled back on my subscriptions, too. I felt so guilty, but it’s really freed up my craft mind … a lot!

  2. futuregirl Says:

    There was supposed to be an “or” between those urls.

  3. dorie Says:

    I am so with you on the going being tough. And, I am so with Alice on the cats. Perhaps this is where I make the connection of the internets?

  4. Rachel Says:

    Mwaahaahaa. I love the direction this post took. I laughed so hard I had to show my husband. Kitties always help!

  5. deirdre Says:

    ha! Sorry about the work load but the cat photo is a scream!

  6. geek+nerd Says:

    I so sympathize with the first line of this post. My feeds got up to 2,000 the other day, and I took a deep breath and pushed “Mark All as Read.” It was rather liberating :)

  7. Connie Says:

    Ha, that cat is hilarious! I laughed out loud, thanks.

  8. Becket Says:

    I almost pissed myself when I saw Chupa with the chip bag on his head. I really needed a good, solid laugh. Thanks (and thanks to Chupa!).

  9. Keri Says:

    OMG… that cat looks like my fiance’s cat except yours is about 5 times as big. It’s so fluffy and cute!!!

  10. christine Says:

    best. kitty. ever.

  11. Frizz Says:

    HA HA – that’s a hilarious pic.

  12. Sarah Says:

    Love the cat…mine is that fat, but extremely picky, so my potato chips are safe!

  13. Deborah Says:

    come on over to my house and play. two give-aways involving kittens, cats and crafts. big hug, deborah (love this pic of you sweetie).

  14. AmyC Says:

    Just earlier tonight, we had a discussion about just how the Chup was doing. Chip bag + Chup = Zen harmony in the world! The Chup Xmas ornament is still the best part of my bulletin board.

  15. Kate Says:

    Did you steal my mother-in-law’s cat! LOL She has a hugely obese cat thats black with white neck/belly too.

  16. LeeAnn Says:

    The end of this post is hilarious! I am WAY behind on reading blog too. I am just going to have to be strong and face reality that I am just never going to read 200+ entries from one blogger alone. Time to hit the “mark all as read” button and start over!

  17. Gray Says:

    Great blog! I had to laugh out loud when I saw the picture of your cat. They get into the most amazing situations and always manage to blame the nearest human. Very funny!


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