Throwback Thursday: Nothing Else to Do

Throwback Thursday

During my first year or so of blogging, I was a semi-regular participant in a meme called “Ten on Tuesday.” It may even still be around, but when the prompts started getting repetitive, I stopped playing along; I’ve found that eventually happens with most memes, which is why I rarely do them now. (This Throwback Thursday thing’s a little different, though–it’s repetitive by design.)

But I digress. I originally posted this list on September 18, 2007, when this blog was just six months and two days old. Let’s see if much has changed since then, shall we?

10 Things You Do When You Have Nothing Else to Do

Not to get all “busier-than-thou” about it, but I rarely have “nothing else to do,” so I guess I’d approach this topic as more as “10 Things I Do When I Have Nothing Else I WANT to (or HAVE to) Do.” Some are definitely procrastination practices, some are things I save for when the work gets done, and some I would actually consider to be things on the “to-do” list, just not high-priority ones.
  1. Read (part of) a book–always my #1 leisure activity, but enough time to go start-to-finish in one seating almost never happens (Still doing this, of course. Still at the top of the list…)
  2. Catch up on my blog feed-reading (…except when this is at the top)
  3. Join my husband on the couch to see what’s been recorded on the DVR, and watch some TV 
  4. Play with the dog (Sadly, I have not been able to do this since January of 2010, but we’d like to change that this year, if we can.)
  5. If it’s a weekend when the kids are at their mom’s, go for an old-fashioned “Sunday drive” with my husband
  6. Re-organize my closet, my dresser drawers, or the pantry
  7. This is more like 6a, really–GET RID OF STUFF that I don’t use/wear/need so I have less to organize
  8. Bake a batch of brownies, cookies, or some other treat (I don’t really bake anymore except at the holidays. Maybe that’s for the best.)
  9. Computer cleanup–delete old files, run scans, defragment the hard drive (“Defrag the hard drive”? Yeah, I originally wrote this back in the pre-MacBook days…)
  10. Visit a bookstore (see #1) (…which were also the days when we still had a Borders in town. Sigh.)

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