I am someone who procrastinates until stuff HAS to be done. In order to force myself to do ironing, say, I give myself a deadline — I have learned from the strip that deadlines provide the pressure I need to produce. I’ll invite friends for dinner at 6:00 on Saturday, for example, so I’ll definitely have the kitchen clean by the time they get here. I’ll promise someone an article of clothing, and then I HAVE to go through my closet. I’ll have a garden party to force myself to weed my garden, and on it goes. This strip was done when I was in a panic. I had procrastinated for so long that I was late; my editor expected to get this strip several days beforehand, and if I didn’t get it done ASAP, I’d be fined for missing my deadline. I wondered what in the world I would do for this Sunday page…and it hit me! Why not write about procrastination!