Sorry, work ate up my week, and I’ve felt toward my life like Daniel Day-Lewis getting swept away in Last of the Mohicans, all “You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you!”
For one little project I had to compile a list of business jargon. Trolling around the Internet looking for lingo, I came across this bit of wisdom in an article about procrastination*:
Make up your own rewards. For example, promise yourself a piece of tasty flapjack at lunchtime if you’ve completed a certain task.
It’s such a minor, random thing but I’m completely diverted by that “piece of tasty flapjack at lunchtime.” At the paper where I used to work my friend M. and I went through a period where we tried to insert the phrase “in the ensuing melee” into all of our articles, e.g., “City Council debated the measure and in the ensuing melee the motion passed with a 7-2 vote.” And as this article is otherwise sane, I’m just going to guess that the writers at MindTools have something similar going with “piece of tasty flapjack.”
So, more here Monday. Until then, hope you have a good weekend with lots of tasty flapjacks!
* Also, can there be anything that smacks more of procrastination than reading an article about how not to procrastinate? The whole thing should be four words: “Get back to work.”