Sunday, November 15, 2009

there must be a word for this

You know that feeling you get when you've accomplished something that needed to be done, but at the same time you've neglected something else that was more important or pressing? It's like a blend of pride and shame. I think people with a predisposition to procrastination know this feeling well. It seems like there should be a German word for it, like Schadenfreude - so much meaning packed into 13 letters.

Finished up a web site for the wedding. Great! But the dirty dishes are still in the sink and the laundry won't do itself.

Wrote a blog post about that feeling. Great! Dishes are still in the sink.

(At least I started the laundry.)


Todd Lyons said...

...*and* squeezed in a blog entry. I was just here earlier today and was thinking, "Hey, I know he's getting married and all, but it's been over 3 months." :)

Jeff said...

Hey, it's nice to be missed. :)

I don't do stats so I really have no idea how many people might be reading. This was one of those thoughts that started out on Twitter and rapidly ran out of room.