19 thoughts on “Today I am Working on My Doing Nothing Skills

  1. And I stopped doing nothing just to read what you were doing.
    Best get back to it, I guess.

  2. I’ve seen this pattern before; it’s the cruise. All that climbing rock faces and ice skating takes a toll, which is why I favour ships where the most arduous activity is lifting a glass to my lips whilst floating in a pool…

  3. Does uploading this post count as doing something? If so, you need to work harder on your doing-nothing-skills! Your failure to successfully do nothing makes you a slacker!

  4. No pictures of your cats, dog, or family?

    I think you’re taking this do-nothing thing too far…

  5. You do, at least, live with three experts in the field (with likely postgraduate credits of effortless cuteness, advanced sleep and human behaviour control methodology)
    @idiosynchronic – best IT-based waste of time – ever! I lost weeks to that game!

  6. The Dark Side of “Do nothing today, Scorpius” whispers to me also, John. But I have classes to study for, tests to prepare for, classes to teach next week and research to advance. I simply cannot take a day off.

    Must be nice to be a fiction writer. ;)

  7. Doing nothing is not a skill one can practice alone. It takes buy-in from all of those around too. I myself have mastered the art, my better half, not so much. Her, ” must do something” greatly interferes with my do nothing.

  8. erm, when you are done doing “nothing” [i am jealous!]

    who is Denise Hogan? [or, really, can anyone answer?] that’s been driving me batty, since i finally got to read Redshirts!

  9. Hey Mr. Scalzi, look what I saw in my local bookshop window while I was downtown today!

    I don’t know if pictures are allowed in comments so I’ll type the URL of the picture here in case the picture doesn’t show up. It’s the ghost brigades in Hungarian: http://i50.tinypic.com/veb1g2.jpg

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