Thursday, January 8, 2015

This Is What Procrastination Looks Like...

Now. Before I do anything, I'll just take a little look at this photo. Wee bit of a click in before I get started. Old Ingrid looks great with these high waisted pants with the pleat. Is she wearing two belts with those strides? Interesting.



Oh here's another photo of Rita doing the high waisters, different look for her isn't it. I like it.



Wish Nicole would dye her hair back to real curly red: that extreme blonde she does now washes her out. Like this wild one because this seems to be the opposite of what she is...one director called her a thoroughbred. Not sure what that means?


Oh, look, there's a candid of Marilyn. Apparently someone took a snap of her while she was eating lunch at the staff cafeteria. People were always doing that to me too when I was at the caf scarfing down my bangers and mash. She looks hecka charmant as per.


Joanne and Paul with dog; he was very slim-hipped wasn't he? Paul not the dog...


And finally Rachel, all that without the aid of surgical pulleys, levers or pillows. Those were the days. Oh heck.


Where did I find these photos? Can't recall now. But these are the pretty faces of my most ugliest of bad habits. To borrow (or is it lend, I''ll just look that up..) a phrase from our Wendy, I'm a pro at procrastination.

Are you a fellow sufferer? Thoughts? Tips? Maybe we should think about it after lunch?


48 comments:

  1. I am the worst! Always have been. But I work better with a deadline...

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    1. Me too. Which is why I've stayed a journalist.

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  2. oh God! I am so there with you! And what is it with Raquel? ageless!

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  3. Some Vigilantress on PC patrol bit my head off for referring to Ines de la Fressange as a thoroughbred who is the gold standard as far as I'm concerned. I urged her to swing by Mirriam-Webster to deliver an ass-chewing on my behalf to their editors since they use 'thoroughbred soldier' in their first example.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thoroughbred

    Unfortunately, she ran away to look for another grievance opportunity.

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    1. i bought some of her pieces the other day after I read this!

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  4. I wondered if this particular director meant that she (Nicole) was nervy and neurotic? Probably not, just that she liked to get things right! Nothing wrong with that.
    When I hassle my husband about his delicate constitution, he always refers to his assertion that he is a finely tuned thoroughbred.
    I am of the plowing spud fields breed.

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  5. Lazy, yes...procrastinator, no. I prefer to get my one task a day done by the end of the week. I also wish Nicole would go back to the curly red.

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    1. That's what I should do, just bite off a little bit

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  6. GSL - just looked up your link. Thoroughbred - Thoroughly trained, that's an meaning that I'd not heard before. Will be using it in that sense with abandon from now on it, hopefully without admonishment....
    is this a bit like when you (one) pronounces Moet correctly with a "t' and everyone thinks you (one) is a pleb?

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    1. Jody, I'd love an opportunity to butcher that pronunciation...several times in an evening...but my coffers only allow for a very perfectly elocuted "YellowTail Cab" now priced to move at $4.99 per at my grocer.

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    2. Also need to lay to rest the "ondeeve" debate - I heard that was the way to pronounce it (endive) from a proper Belgian but a friend keeps insisting you can ALSO pronounce it en-dive.
      Anyone have the final word on this???
      the procrastination continues....

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  7. BB - I would start a Facebook campaign - Bring Back Red, but too lazy and can't get on it

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  8. It's not that I procrastinate, but rather that I get distracted, not my fault. Oh I wish I were tall enough to wear high waisted pants, but at my height they'd be at my neck.

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  9. Nope, I get things done and then be lazy haha

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    1. That's the best way, otherwise when not doing stuff you're feeling guilty

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  10. I'm not sure that Nicole was ever a natural Redhead. I have been led to believe by someone in the hairdressing industry that Knows that her natural colour is mouse brown. To be honest she looks vastly different from back in her BMX bandit days in many, many ways.
    Great photos, love the high waisted pants! Tres Chic.
    As for procrastination, well, I usually force myself to do something and then get to do something as a reward for doing the work and set a time limit that doesn't seem so bad, like 1 hour, or 2 hours and then I will spend x time doing xyz. Like read a book, or have a nap… or waste time on the internet. xx

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    1. Oh interesting, The Hairdresser knows all your secrets. Yes she's so different from days even when she did Dead Calm, what a great movie that was.

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  11. I pledge a sister club-distraction. unable to procrastinate as it makes me anxious and frustrated, I am accomplished at distraction and only stay at the amateur level to maintain my Olympic eligibility
    After all, Boston is up for bid for the summer Olympics, if you've ever heard anything so asinine. Though we could perhaps rent out our house for ridiculous amount of dosh.

    See? Now Im talking about renting my house. I just got distracted from my comment on getting distracted

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    1. Thank goodness for distractors, otherwise I wouldn't have anyone to lean me astray when I want to procrastinate

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    2. PS where will you go when you rent your house?

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  12. So funny...my friend Anne just told me about this interview which revealed that Jimmy Fallon lost a chance to date Nicole Kidsman
    ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtsNbxgPngA

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  13. I have some high-waisted trousers but they are only really comfortable when worn standing up. Ideal for a champagne reception....Moët anyone?

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  14. Unless Kevin is the organizer in your house then I doubt the procrastination tag for you....you seem to have trips and balls and parties and outings and stuff all sorted all the time...do you have an assistant??...and are you going to go with the wide high waisted trouser? you would look so cool in them...x

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    1. Kevin is the organiser in the house. He does all the kids sports sign-ups etc.

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    1. How lovely to see you - wish I had gotten a photo of your pearlarama, just gorgeous

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  16. Hello Jody,

    Even though we have only known you for the briefest possible time we should beg to differ on your notion of procrastination. You manage to get through a mountain of things before the rest of the world has even thought about let alone eaten breakfast.

    Now we are the utmost of Lazy Tarts. We can teach you things about procrastination, distraction or just plain laziness that you never dreamed possible!

    But, we love these vintage photographs wherever they came from. Ingrid encompassing Riviera Style is simply divine but, then, she can do no wrong for us.

    So, dear Jody, you just slide into the New Year because the rest of us will be hanging on your shirt tails!!

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    1. Love the Lazy Tarts. That's what my Aunt Doris used to call herself and she was the ultimate in Aunts

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  17. Thought that was a photo of me swigging that bottle of wine (could've been). And that's one lucky dog! But I digress: yes, I'm Vinogirl and procrastination is my middle name.

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  18. I am usually not too bad about procrastination. I tired to wear those high-waisted pants once but couldn't pull it off.

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  19. Breaking every task down into teeny weeny doable bits is my tip.....and getting waisted in high-waisted pants is anexcellent distraction!!

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    1. Love that tip - used it today to action a blog post, just did one line and on I went...

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  20. I'm procrastinating so much right now that I'm actually Tweeting about it. Sitting looking at a page full of edits that I can't be bothered to deal with......

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    1. The funniest examples are in Jennifer Saunders book where she vacuumed the house for hours

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  21. Happy New Year! Great selection of photos and I love those glamorous high waisted pants. I definitely work better when I have a deadline.

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  22. Part of the writing life I think. I'm bad too!

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  23. I can't be sure if I'm a procrastinator or just plain lazy:) I'm guessing the second one. BTW. Do you have a follow by email? I keep missing your posts!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, yes I do have follow by email. People tell me a lot that they have dropped offf Maybe its become the slow boat. Will look into it...

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  24. If procrastination were an olympic sport; I could win a gold medal.
    I'm trying to change my ways this year, and I'm giving myself to December. So far; so good.

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  25. Ingrid could wear a sack and look delightful. BTW that's where our waists used to be. I've always had a theory that the pill made even the skinniest women fleshier and the waist line went walkabout.
    When Rita started in films I believe her hair grew so low on her brow they had to shave it.
    Always love Marilyn.
    My BIL used to look like Paul- he's 90 now- but his brother - MTL was the looker - inside and out.

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  26. he was! i have seen pics of him on your blog.
    Apparently Marilyn had her hair taken back too

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