(1). Having so many things to do, that you end up at the bar around the corner, having done none of them.
alt. death by a thousand paper cuts (for you pencil-pushing office rats out there)
“Dammit, Greg! This project is like death by a thousand cuts! I have so many to-do’s on my list, I don’t even know which one to do first! Arghh!” (window breaking… …thud… …)