Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Tuesday, 26th March 2013

In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis


belief we can be restored to sanity!


Thanks, Mole!

kromer 10:50 CI

This is kind of a low-key day because I worked a lot last week and because my adviser is out of town, but I will:
*Quantify mutations in 6 runs, microburst correlations
*Go through Cell looking at section titles and supplementary info options, share with Mu
*Email Joe, email about GBW, catch up on other email, email C, email JK
*Come up with list of 30 biotechs
*Ask Mu for blocks

*Microburst cell cycle presentation
*Download and process microarray data (have made good progress on this)
*Email about appreciation day
*Reminder email about MU public safety
*Finish February accounting
*Photocopy taxes
*Send out intro

Vic 3/26/13

Show up (done), exer, plan

Thanks for starter Mole, In some meetings we would say we will believe for you until you can believe and hold the idea of the future in your reality.


What a lovely concept, vic

clement ci - day 136 attempting abstinence, 56 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self.

We reviewed our fears thoroughly. We put them on paper, even though we had no resentment in connection with them. We asked ourselves why we had them. Wasn't it because self-reliance failed us? Self-reliance was good as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough. Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other. When it made us cocky, it was worse.

Perhaps there is a better way - we think so. For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God. We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.

We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear. p68 AA Big Book.

10:24am : that's too big to post every day. I'll put it somewhere else and post a link to it--on a designated break today. I've come to believe i have to count days for various levels of un-sobriety. Last night i went on a 6-hour off-plan bender, also not relying on god. It's been a long time since i did that.

It's been 8hrs 54min since i last got distracted.
It's been 8hrs 54min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min
It's been 8hrs 54min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs. Before that it has been 1 month, maybe more.
It's been 136 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~180 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 8hrs 54min since i last relied on self.
These may not be the right durations. i'll think about them again on a designated break.

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
r task
s task
t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
:) prj task
j task (partial)
:) ck on shipping (2x)
:) :) p wrk
kuf wrk
client gi wed noon
ka wrk (trk: wed eod) - thu? fri?
pud wrk - power supplies (trk: wed eod) - thu? fri? sat?
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
put away clothes
:) reflection in bed
:) pre-plan tmwr in bed

11:35am :
It's been 1min since i last got distracted.
It's been 10hrs 05min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min
It's been 10hrs 05min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs. Before that it has been 1 month, maybe more.
It's been 10hrs 05min since i last relied on self.




the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Knitfisher's check in Tuesday 26th March

Again checking in from client's site. Would like to get some stuff done today.


  • Chk banks
  • Download bank
  • Cashflows
  • SD SO form
  • Mrs B letter + inv
  • Mrs W statements 12 months 
  • Chg inter-co labour and items
  • Post inter-co P cost
  • Email inbox
  • Count cash
  • ACT banking
  • find reference
  • Reply Mr K


My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank Mole for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Eat breakfast

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Study for exam

8. Take exam

9. Go to mom's apartment

10. Go to the restaurant

11. Eat dinner

12. Read ACA literature

13. Go to the public forum at 6 p.m.

14. Go to the 8:30 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

15. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share


  • Thanks Mole for the great starter. Im struggling to get some things finished so need to believe i can! have a good day everyone! 
  • readings
  • t
  • call c re r ps
  • appointment K?
  • call a and k
  • text e re dl
  • b
  • accounts ledger
  • 12 files
  • put 11 last bs into comp
  • 12 bs
  • 12 bs put in computer
  • 12 r
  • 12 put in computer
  • 12 order
  • 12 fix letters
  • 10 files
  • 10 r
  • 10 order
  • 10 letters and sort K
  • 13 r
  • 13 bs
  • 13 put in computer
  • sort out database/forms
  • pool and rehab
  • dinner


EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Hi all and thanks Nikos

Tuesday goes: 

- J's FORM!!!

- E's extract

- write to all re off at lunch

- visit J at SP - book cab back

- get cab back to work

- prep meeting with L

- meet L

- write W message and send to P

- once P approves, send W message

- sort Z's money

Mole's check in

Just a quick one as it is 11 and bed ttime

take out rubbish  

7.00 go to to PO and get cleaning stuff

7.30 cafe with G and C

flowers and eggs 

tidy living room bedroom kitchen bathroom, ten minutes each 

9.30. - 12.30 write - plan first

healthy lunch - oops forgot - I will be lunching withLe, can still be healthy!

mem to prov - get oats on way

3.30-5.30 to LLand W yep 


Email A re zuc snails and walnuts


check in

bed by 11


efficiently tidied

gave L whole focus

narrowed down where to go with ONG 

raising Le from negativity 


more self- discipline re sudoku

increase or spread out time I spend on ONG so that particular kinds of task are defined and separated. This isn't so much anything I didn't do, more a an idea about what would be good to,change.  


Friendships with LLLTGCW all present in my day today at different times

L giving me spring onions so that I would stop being cross with the snails for eating my zucchini.

T for calming my world