Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [March 19, 2010]

I so don’t have time to procrastinate AND hit my deadline for this rough draft of my novel. But I’m hoping you have some time to kill. If so, feel free to avail yourself of all this wonderful procrastination…


I thinkThomas Prescher's Mysterious Automatic Double Axis Tourbillon might just be the coolest watch in the history of ever. That is all. Source: The Watchismo Times. Click on the pic for more info.

I thinkThomas Prescher's Mysterious Automatic Double Axis Tourbillon might just be the coolest watch in the history of ever. That is all. Source: The Watchismo Times. Click on the pic for more info.

1. If you’re one of the many writers I know who like to procrastinate with enjoy American Idol, you will appreciate “25 Things Writers Can Learn By Watching American Idol” by writing guru, Christina Katz. [ChristinaKatz.com]


2. Kindles have been brought into a few Ghanian classrooms. Who else thinks e-readers will replace textbooks in the classroom by 2020? I would have happily paid $200 dollars at the beginning of college and grad school and downloaded all of my class books at a reasonable price. [Wired.com]

3. I hit a bit of failure panic the other week and this list of life lessons from Albert Einstein totally helped me through it — along with a steady stream of reassurance from my husband and my writing exchange partner. My favorite: “Preserverance is Priceless.” [DumbLittleMan.com]

4. Have trouble keeping your right hand iPhone battery charged all day like me? Try these handy tricks! [NYT]

5. I still haven’t read EAT PRAY LOVE, but I do like the trailer. Like the message that it’s never to late to reset and find yourself. And say what you want about naval gazers, but I’ve noticed that legitimately happy people often have some naval gazing in common. Also like that JR’s best friend is a black woman in an IR. It makes me want to write a travel memoir myself. Hmm…