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Learning to Multi-task

A friend called me up when I was cooking. I told him that I cannot do two things at the same time and switched off my stove.

“But you are a woman. You are supposed to be able to multi task.” he said

“Well—That part of my brain is not developed enough” I replied.


It seems to be true. Last few days I have been struggling to multi task. Really exciting news has been that I am now writing articles, for a soon to be launched magazine, published by Delhi Press.

Not so exciting news is that I have not been able to blog—worse I have not even been able to visit you all and see what you have been up to.

Somehow, I don’t feel like writing till I read what you have to say. So I didn’t write—and I didn’t read and didn’t write and didn’t read, and I discovered to my chagrin that a whole week has gone by! Two articles of mine got submitted---and finally today I decided that I simply must take a break.

Kids are at home as they still have Diwali vacations going on. Poor things have been warned that until 4.pm I should not hear even the feeblest, faintest,tiniest cry of “Mummy”. They have been read out the ‘No-disturbing-unless-house-is-on-fire- Act’. They have been allowed to do what they like. (read watch TV which is an absolute no-no on usual days)


Now that I am learning to multi task,I shall drop by today itself! :-)



Comments

  1. ha ha! Good post.

    Although I am one person who can multi task to the M and T of it...cook chapatis while talking on the phone etc!!!!!

    Anyways...wassup this weekend? We are planning to go see a Floriculture farm where a friend is growing roses. Its near Talegaon. I thought ur kids would like to see it too... Not certain but it might be on saturday... Interested?

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  2. hi

    Nice Quote............. Hillarious.................

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  3. Ritu: Depends on how much my multi tasking skills have progressed!!Shall call you!

    Sandhya:Thanks!

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  4. nice post..heheh well multitasking can be a pain at times and at other times it seesm so easy..

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  5. I was wondering what happened! I'm glad all is well with you. Congratulations on the magazine articles!

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  6. Congrats on your new attempt..wish you success on the same

    Multi tasking write up with cartoon is having me in splits

    Good luck for the efforts on the multi tasking too
    Tc
    CU

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  7. I'm with you; I really can't do two things at a time! :D
    Btw ... funny pic

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  8. It seems both of us are in the same boat..struggling to come back to blogging but i guess its becomming more and more difficuilt, for me atleast:(

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  9. Insane:Its always difficult for me!

    Sue:Thank you!!

    CU:glad it made you laugh!Laughter is such a stress buster--dont you think?

    Monsooner: Yep--I found it hilariuos too.

    Akanksha:How have you been? Today I caught up with many blogs.

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  10. didn't read didn't write didn't read.. Phew!! Got caught there for a while.

    All the best for the articles.. may you become a great writer and mention me in acknowledgements page ;)

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  11. Love the picture.

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  12. lol you're so sweet Preeti! :)
    Great news about the magazine, I'm excited for you!

    Usually I can multi-task, I multi-task too much, but not when I'm on the phone. It takes too much of my concentration, that's why people shouldn't talk on the phone when they're driving!!

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  13. TS: Why do i feel so inadequate each time you say something?!!!Not kidding.

    DM:Thanks! :-)Wish i could multi task--I cant even talk on the phone if i'm doing something.

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  14. Those are one of those days when all things inside of you go on a strike....
    But it'll come back, cos the woman in you will not let things hang in the air.....
    And Boy are we glad to have you back amongst us :)
    And why does this sound very familiar?? "do not disturb till a fire" you're too much lol

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  15. So, that explains your silence in the last few days... but it's good news you're writing articles again! You must be very excited in this wait to see them published. What's the feeling of knowing that now you'll be read by a broader audience? :)

    Ah, you made me laugh a lot with your "instructions" to your kids... lol

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  16. Oh congratulations. What a great news, Writing articles for a magazine. You must be delighted. Don't worry multi taskink doesn't really exist according to science. Woman are just able to switch quickly from one to the other. That's what they learned. But things get done better when you just concentrate on one thing.
    Funny picture

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  17. hv been missin ya PS...


    **“But you are a woman. You are supposed to be able to multi task

    hehe...we women r indeedz gifted
    ;-)


    I can multi-task to the max...I can work, blog, listen to music, ans my boss, smile, curse, dance, be on the fone etc etc all at the same time, I swear!


    Keshi.

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  18. ahhh! ur kids must be happy to have you back as good ol mamma :)

    i multitask all right, i have something simmering on teh stove, am cleaning and chking my mail and chatting on multiple messengers, then realise somethin's burnt and that i've replied to the wrong person and then my computer gives up on me too!!!...

    great news abt the mag...would love to preview it ;)

    and good to c u back, happy multi-tasking, ps...

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  19. Its good to have you around. And congrats on that new oppurtunity to write!! Wow!:D Am happy for ya!;D

    Multi-task.Something i find not hard to do but am really lazy to do it. I multi-task almost everyday in my life.I guess it has a thing with being gemini perhaps.haha..


    *HUGZ* All da best on da articles!!:D

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  20. PS Come and pick up an AWARD

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  21. Not sure if I mentioned You have an award waiting. Please come and pick it up

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  22. well even i hated multitaskin....i had this belief tht when u multitask u cant get either one of the things perfectly done mainly because ur attention is divided...but thn these days, im learning :-/
    say my 'hi' to the kids:)
    take care!

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  23. Prats:They should be TAUGHT this act in school--dont you think?heh heh! :-)

    Guto:yes--I'm really excited about it!I never expected it to come my way.

    Marja:You are indeed kind.Thanks!!And yes--I too prefer doiong one thing at a time.

    Keshi:wow!that is indeed multi tasking--you are a true woman!!:-)

    Swwetsticky:Thank you! I can never multi task.

    Thinking aloud:you know what they say right--that Multi tasking is the ability to screw up many things at the same time!!LOL.:-)

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  24. J:Thanks! I dont even know your name!You better begin by at least telling me your name!

    Pri:I sure will.Thanks!

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  25. multitasking is one of the things which have saved my skin a lot of times... i do wash dishes, make chapathi/dosa, curry and talk at same time. itis fun, doing multitasking - like overclocking a computer of modding a car/bike.

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  26. My name... it's evident all over. The signs are everywhere ;)

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  27. J: and I shall henceforth call you John!

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  28. Don't multi-task. It's bad, very bad.

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  29. Ahhhh... there you have it ;)

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  30. not really...Im a goddess and so r ya! LOL!

    Keshi.

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  31. hey...congratulations. Good luck to you

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  32. Nessa:I shall follow your advice!

    Pri:You know what they say about multi tasking--its is screwing up many things simultaneously!

    Keshi:Yep--a Goddess who can multitask and a Goddess who can't!LOL.

    J:aaah!!Now that i have guessed your first name let me guess your second name too--why am i certain it is Smith?;-) John Smith!

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  33. i know its this major thing nowadays, but iam very crappy at multitasking ( pls dont say tht its coz iam a man)...i really cant hear my wife whn iam reading or watching tv...see? its not indifference, just the way iam wired...she doesnt believe me :(

    btw, which magazine are u writing for?...

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  34. Tys: :-) This is a Delhi press mag that is going to be launched in December.You too are in publishing aren't you? What do you do?

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  35. LOL gr8 pic...n its true i cook n blog in between, i eat n read n listen to my husband at the same time...the husband can never do 2 things at a time, not even eating n watching tv at the same time...guess women are multitaskers...

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