Saturday, March 12, 2011

Attention Deficit Friday

Yesterday, I caught myself in mid-attention deficit mode.  Not that it's the first time.

A glimpse into my world:

I should e-mail my team about the event on Wednesday.

But I'm hungry - don't I still have half a grapefruit in my fridge?

Wait, leave a post-it for Sarah about the database update first.

Where are my plastic spoons?

Eating grapefruit with a plastic spoon is going to be 
a pain in my ass.  

I should have peeled it like an orange.

I have to pee.

First, I'll e-mail the event on Wednesday.

What if this grapefruit squirts all over me? 

And where are the documents I printed for my 
10:00 meeting?

Okay, here they are.

Is that grapefruit juice on them?

That reminds me of the time I spilled Diet Coke all over my presentation.

I need to add a quote to my presentation in April.

I'll just google that quickly.

Now I really have to pee.

But wait, what about Wednesday's event?

Dammit, now I'm late for my 10:00 meeting...

The rest of my day was just more of the same.

Attention deficit?  I prefer 'multi-tasking.'

The only consistent thing about the day was my perfume, Moschino Couture.

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  1. Yay Moschino Couture! I love grapefruit but they're really a pain to eat. And the constant need to pee really gets in the way of things! :)

  2. That's my life! I like to think that it has more advantages than disadvantages. :o)

  3. oooh, I'm so glad you posted this. I already started thinking I was going crazy as my mind usually works like that so at the end of the day I'm left wondering how in the world did I manage to do everything when I keep losing the thread of my thoughts. Or maybe that is the train of my thoughts...

  4. Elisa, Couture happened to be perfect on Friday - I kept catching whiffs of it throughout the day. Yeah, grapefruits are not the most efficient food to eat at work. Lesson learned!

  5. Hi Elizabeth - isn't it nice to know others share this quality? I agree with you - even though my process is scattered, I seem to accomplish more than most in any given day. Linear thinking is not part of my life.

    Thanks for your comment!

  6. Ines, hello! Sometimes I feel inefficient because of my thinking patterns. However, I also realize that this method allows me to be more creative and spontaneous, even though, as you say, I sometimes thing I'm 'going crazy.'

    Still, it is what it is, and I'm okay with it.



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