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Vera
07-06-2008, 03:53 AM
I've noticed I multi-task some really odd stuff. Some of it clearly for saving time but others, not so sure why I multi-task them.

* Brushing my teeth - applying face cream

So my evening routine usually goes like this - I wash off my eye make up, then my other make up, then a quick wipe with some toner and then I let it dry while I brush my teeth. Once it's dried, I start applying face cream but usually I'm still in the process of brushing my teeth so I sort of .. pause the brushing to spread the cream onto my skin. It's pretty nonsensical when you think about it, but I've gotten into habit of doing it.

* Showering / cooking dinner

I'm cheapo and at my current job I work such long hrs I really need a proper meal during my lunch-break, not just a snack. So every morning I cook a little something and take it to work with me. In the mornings I also shower, so usually what I do is that I get the rice/pasta/potatoes boiling, then hop to the shower and attend to the food once I'm done showering (usually 15 mins, sometimes less - I'd do longer showers but busy mornings, really can't). I'm not sure exactly how much time it saves but it somehow feels like worth it.

What are your weirdest multi-tasking habits?

Andy
07-06-2008, 04:05 AM
The other day I brushed my teeth/shaved/gelled my hair all in one. I was quite impressed, and looked damn dapper.

Vera
07-06-2008, 04:15 AM
I must be tired because for the first minute I was like "Wait, wouldn't shaving your hair and gelling it be kind of redundant?".

WebDudette
07-06-2008, 05:20 AM
Every night I take a shower I condition my hair/use face stuff/brush my teeth.

Then once I get out of the shower I apply some other face stuff and use mouth wash at the same time. I hate just sitting their waiting until it is time to wash the face stuff off.

Jakebert
07-06-2008, 10:51 AM
The only regular one I do isn't weird, which is brush my teeth and shower at the same time.

I also sometimes use showers to steam shirts so that I don't have to iron them, but I dunno if that counts, because I'm not actually doing anything.

Little_Miss_1565
07-06-2008, 11:14 AM
I've done the cooking/showering multitasking but mostly when I've just come home from yoga and am fucking starving and sweaty disgusting. I'll put the rice on, get in the shower, and finish up the rice pot when I'm dressed. Other than that, most of the things I "multitask" are not productive at all, like watching TV while "working."

Tijs
07-06-2008, 11:20 AM
When I read "Showering / cooking dinner" I pictured a naked Vera with shampoo in her hair cooking dinner. I shouldn't have read the explanation. And now I made the same mistake with Sarah's post.

I often cook, clean my room, burn DVD's and do the dishes all at once. That's 4 things at once, pretty cool.


The only regular one I do isn't weird, which is brush my teeth and shower at the same time.
I also do that, but I shampoo my hair at the same time. You're supposed to leave the shampoo for two minutes in your hair and brush your teeth for two minutes. And I've got the awesome electrical toothbrush with a timer on it :cool:

T-6005
07-06-2008, 11:28 AM
Posting on the BBS while making bacon?

Tijs
07-06-2008, 11:38 AM
Posting on the BBS while making steak?

0r4ng3
07-06-2008, 11:39 AM
Posting on the BBS while posting on another BBS?

Jakebert
07-06-2008, 01:55 PM
Posting on the BBS while wearing onions on your belt, as was the style at the time.

Conspiracyof1000
07-06-2008, 03:09 PM
Posting on the BBS while posting on another BBS?

I'm on three BBSs and Yahoo messenger.

JoY
07-06-2008, 05:20 PM
I usually boil water to boil eggs, while showering every morning. some nasty, nasty habbit I got from my mother, is phoning with her while taking a piss. hey, she does it with me too.

I do some multi tasking, but my problem is that I can't devide my focus. once I'm focused, anyone can say my name & I won't hear it. it's frustrating for the ones around me, but since I don't notice it, I've never had a problem with it. except people around me being insulted that I ignore them. that being said, I'm not very good at multi tasking, I think. if it's something I can do automatically, alright, but if it takes a little bit of thought, it gets very difficult.

Endymion
07-06-2008, 08:07 PM
i tend to masturbate while thinking about children. the weird things we multi-task...

Tizzalicious
07-09-2008, 03:10 PM
I do anything while brushing my teeth. I never stay in the bathroom with my toothbrush and always find myself tidying, reading stuff online, shutting down my laptop, gettings dresses/undressed...

Cock Joke
07-09-2008, 04:12 PM
Eating pizza while masturbating.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-10-2008, 01:08 AM
I don't know if it's wierd exactly, but I always do it while cooking, especially if it's a bit ambitious project or I'm cooking for important people. I've done something along the lines of spice the chicken/chop carrots/fill saucepan with water/run around checking stuff isn't burning before.

lost_nvrfound
07-10-2008, 10:23 PM
I tend to surf the net, watch tv, listen to music, and try to learn a completely different song on my guitar all at once... needless to say, i don't get very far, then i get frustrated, shut everything down, and move on to making food, playing soccer with my dog and mowing the lawn... usually all at once

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-11-2008, 01:20 AM
Oh, thought of another one - being gorgeous, yet sensitive.

Sunny
07-11-2008, 07:29 AM
i cook and mess around on the internets quite often. i was digging stuff yesterday (digg.com, not with a shovel) while making biscuits and gravy (yes, we're southern sometimes. shutup)

also, sometimes i read the news on my phone in my morning bath. not smart, i know.

i also pee and brush my teeth in the shower. SOMETIMES AT THE SAME TIME.

Camilamazed
07-11-2008, 07:41 AM
Well well well, I'm not the only one who has the weird habit of talking to mom/even friends while having a pee. I also brush my teeth during shower before I go to bed. After sponging, while I rinse the soap out I brush my teeth. Then, while I dry myself off, I finish my mouth hygiene with listerine; I upload pictures or cook while cleaning up my room or folding my clothes after they dry off... I cannot handle more than that.

lost_nvrfound
07-11-2008, 10:09 AM
I can't do anything while brushing my teeth. I've tried but it always seems to end badly.

Andy
07-11-2008, 11:41 AM
I can't do anything while brushing my teeth. I've tried but it always seems to end badly.

Have you ever accidentally, brutally cut your throat whilst doing so?

JoY
07-11-2008, 06:50 PM
I can't do anything while brushing my teeth. I've tried but it always seems to end badly.

one time I'd been sick with a pneumonia for three weeks, so I was incredibly tired & all I could think of was how gladly I wanted to go to bed. anyway, I was about to brush my teeth, put paste on the brush & was like, "also not forget to brush hair" &.. yeah well, you get it.

if I cook & check the internet at the same time, or anything of that kind, I'd forget the time & my kitchen would end up in ashes. I forget the time all the time. very annoying. one time, I cleaned up a bit of my room during sex, though, so I'm not entirely crappy at multi-tasking.

nieh
07-11-2008, 06:55 PM
I forget the time all the time.

Isn't it well past your bedtime right now?

JoY
07-11-2008, 06:57 PM
oh geez, forgot the time!

that was too easy, but true anyway.

lil_punk_rawker
07-12-2008, 02:55 AM
I can have a conversation on the phone, play video games and sing at the same time. not the exact same time... I can't sing and talk and the same time, but I do trail off mid sentence and start singing!

Rooster
07-12-2008, 03:02 AM
Have you ever accidentally, brutally cut your throat whilst doing so?

How the fuck did you manage to do that? You're a legend :D

Weird multitasks? I don't know, if i remember something, i'll post...

personal_loans_1
07-21-2011, 04:33 AM
Today, I turned on computer, then clicked I don't wanna check if my windows is right, then clicked on the icon of the internet, and then on the icon of chrome, all by my right leg. While braiding.

wheelchairman
07-21-2011, 08:05 AM
What the fuck happened to vera. :(

personal_loans_1
07-21-2011, 08:59 AM
She's in better, real world now.:(

Even though I took my braces off long time ago, I'm still kind of nazi about brushing my teeth, so I do it very accurately and I don't mix it with any other activity.

yarock
07-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Probably whatever should've happened to wheelchairman already.

wheelchairman
07-21-2011, 09:51 AM
Pff I'm transcendent of real life and virtual life, existing on both planes simultaneously.

Sidewinder
07-21-2011, 10:34 AM
I'm drinking a coke while reading this thread.

Llamas
07-21-2011, 12:07 PM
I'm eating dinner while reading this thread. I always do something at the computer while eating, which I've heard is unhealthy because our brain should focus on eating, not other things, in order to digest food as best as possible. I wanna lose weight, but I also find it boring to just eat. I have to do something else.

wheelchairman
07-21-2011, 12:21 PM
I always do something at the computer while eating, which I've heard is unhealthy because our brain should focus on eating, not other things, in order to digest food as best as possible.

Now I'm no doctor, when I hit my elbow in a weird place and it gets that weird feeling, I believe it's actually a demon putting a curse on me.

But I can't believe you believed that.

Llamas
07-21-2011, 12:36 PM
I worded it weirdly in terms of what I believe... I do believe it's unhealthy to eat in front of the tv, but I don't know if that reason is true. It was just one potential explanation that I've heard.

randman21
07-21-2011, 12:46 PM
I don't think it sounds that outlandish, if for no other reason than you focus more on how you eat if you're distracted by something else. Like chewing properly and such.

personal_loans_1
07-21-2011, 01:54 PM
If I'd not watch tv/do sth else I'd rather do daydream instead. Last time I ate something at the table was at easter. Now I'm eating supper and watching Grey's Anatomy. My attention is divided 50/50. Eating in front of tv will decrease efficiency of your digestion, sure, in(of?) 0.0005% maybe, it won't cause you ulcers too. Tomorrow I'm going to do everything simultaneously cause I was set up in babysitting.

wheelchairman
07-21-2011, 02:09 PM
I worded it weirdly in terms of what I believe... I do believe it's unhealthy to eat in front of the tv, but I don't know if that reason is true. It was just one potential explanation that I've heard.


I don't think it sounds that outlandish, if for no other reason than you focus more on how you eat if you're distracted by something else. Like chewing properly and such.

It's nonsense. No where in the world do people sit and focus solely on their food while eating. No where. And if they do, they aren't renowned for their super healthy intestinal tract.

I mean it might make a marginal difference. But if you compare to dietary habits that actually make a real difference in your health or digestion, this is pointless.

It's just a hold-over from a different time. Like how almost all Danes believe that a swan has the strength to break human bones, or bite off your finger (I fucking love Danes.)

mspunk13
07-21-2011, 03:26 PM
I jack off while watching porn.

personal_loans_1
07-21-2011, 09:00 PM
That's not weird, cause you know, yarock...

jawhn
07-24-2011, 06:49 AM
I was in a meeting at work the other day and a question was asked to somebody who was dicking around on his computer and clearly not paying attention to the topic besing discussed. He apologized and asked for the question to be repeated because he was "multi-tasking". I got a frown when I told him it sounded much more like single-tasking to me, else everybody wouldn't have had to stop what they were doing to repeat the conversation for him.

leemar442
07-31-2011, 11:37 AM
i know i shouldnt but i eat when im driving. for some reason the food always tastes better lol

For Real
08-19-2011, 11:36 AM
Well, I pet and play with my kitty-cats while going tinkle - does that count?

:D

For Real
08-19-2011, 11:43 AM
I also manage to live my life FOR REAL whilst inspiring many a rock songs, pop songs, blues songs, action movies, thriller movies, chick-flicks, romantic comedies, and paintings too!! YA! I RAWK HARD! !!