Much as I want to get this highlights reel finished, there's one more way in which I could reasonably procrastinate.
Pegeen told me that for maximum effectiveness your desk should be 80% free of clutter. Since learning this, I've been aware of how much easier everything is with a cleared-off desk. So any logical person might wonder: "What effect could a concentration of chaos in the corner of my office have on my life and work?"
The way I see it A) you spend a great deal of energy pretending it doesn't bother you B) you quote Freud to yourself and everyone who'll listen: “There’s denial, and then there’s insanity.” or C) you go to the local used-office equipment store and score a barely scratched file cabinet for a very good price and proceed, with a Bridget Jones aura of superiority, to P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-E.
If Patsy Cline were still around, she'd write me that for my theme song.
(Special thanks to Jacqueline Cioffa for the Freud quote which I discovered in her piece on feminine collective.)