Today I am Working on My Doing Nothing Skills

Which is why you won’t see much of me here today. See you tomorrow!

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

19 replies on “Today I am Working on My Doing Nothing Skills”

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…

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!

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. ;)

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.

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