Have you all been practicing your "eh"? (Note: if you actually have been practicing this, you NEED my help. Because it's not like you're getting a grade on it or anything.) Your next lesson involves yet another key phrase to help you unmotiviate. It is called "That's a good spot for that." Very useful for when you drop or spill something and can't be bothered to be bothered about it. For example, you set your magazine down on the end table, but it falls off onto the floor in the corner. You can get up, wedge yourself in there, bend over, cram your arm down far enough to grab it OR you can say "that's a good spot for that." Yes, you'll probably have to do that anyway when you next want to read your magazine, but if you don't know that later is always better than now, then I have truly taught you nothing.
But we'll cover procrastination later. Now on to a real life example of "that's a good spot for that." usage. Every night when I tear that day's page of the Dave Barry Page-a-Day Calendar in order to read the next day's page (I'm not into delayed gratification, ok?) I wad the page up and attempt to throw it into the trash can located all the way across the room. My total lack of hand-eye coordination, the paper wad's lack of aerodynamicness and a ceiling fan set to "gale force wind" create a perfect storm of impossibility wherein I have no actual chance of the paper wad ever landing in the can. And I look from bed at the paper wad sitting on the floor, shrug, and say to myself, "that's a good spot for that." Then I read for a while, turn off the light and go to sleep. With the paper on the floor. All night. And I sleep just fine. (More than fine! I sleep so well that if ever I don't sleep well, I am shocked! And appalled! And will whine about it all the next day! See, upon successful completion of my program, you too can be so relaxed that you too can irritate your friends with "but I don't understand, I always sleep well!") I pick the paper up the next morning on my way out of my room and drop it in the trash can. Nobody gets hurt. Nobody would even KNOW if I hadn't just told the Internet. And yet, some of you are horrified, aren't you? Admit it! And then send three easy payments of $19.95 because wow, people, there is just no reason that something like that should keep you awake or cause you to get up out of your cozy bed in order to do something about it when you've got to get out of bed the next morning anyway and that is plenty soon enough.
Of course, "that's a good spot for that" does not apply in ALL situations. Say you drop liquid, a lit match, or your baby. Proper steps should be taken in these instances, including mopping, stamping, or trying to convince the paparazzi not to run that photograph because you and K-Fed do not need Child Protective Services back at your house.
I suppose I could sit up wracking my brains to think of a witty conclusion for this post, but frankly I've got some Dave Barry to read and then 9 or so hours of sleep to get to. So...ummm...that's a good ending for that.