So it turns out that I’m better at writing blog posts rather than academic papers which is why I should redirect all gray (questionable) matter to good use. As it happens this post is about the battle of two worlds. A battle that has been fought for centuries and to this day, we can’t identify who is the true winner. Yes, I am talking about – Studying vs. Everything Else Awesome in the World.
Last week, I was home working on my paper. Now the term ‘working’ is debatable because I was really watching tv shows (only while having breakfast), refreshing my blog and adding posts and telling myself I was working but then again, my 2 papers were due this week so it was only fair that I took it easy (and a week later, I should admit, I was wrong so it goes without saying, don’t try this at home). Those of you who believe that its a simpleton trait to be focused and dedicated to academic pursuits, you know all the wrong ones as we too come with the 2 great learning skills of procrastination and avoidance.
Before we divulge into this rather interesting day, I must inform you, we do crazy things to escape the sad, boring bits of our lives so the simpleton should not be judged.
Tuesday 24th May 2011.
9am: Great, I’m up early, must make the most of today. Two submissions scheduled for next week and a presentation this week. MUST get started on them. So here’s the day plan: Breakfast, work, lunch, work, workout and right back to work! Will squeeze in an episode of a TV show just for a quick break and throw in tons of coffee. Excellent!
10am – 11am: Done with breakfast and a show. Well, 2 episodes of a show but we all know how entertaining it is to watch an episode of Friends from Season 2. Get to work right now. Wait, just remembered I was supposed to go shopping for winter clothes last week (background: new to this city, have never lived in temperature below 15 degrees, hence need all the warm clothes I can find!). Should include shopping to the schedule – question is to go around lunch time and work now or go now and work later. Work must be done. Go at 2ish.
11:15am: Should message sister at work and ask her if she wants something (course she does!)….
11:19am: Sister: Can you check this catalogue? I want item 1, 5, 7,….
11:20 – 12: Make coffee, contemplate plan one more time..yes stick to the plan. Will not leave until lunch time.
Must check link to see what she wa….woah. This is sweet. Everything is so awesome looking and cheap (sigh, cheap and good looking is a perfectly awesome combination stop smirking!). What follows is an actual excerpt from our conversation. I have changed her name, she’s a bit of a celebrity, must protect her identity. This conversation is strictly private and interpretations are provided where deemed necessary. CS = Celebrity Sister. All text in bold are my 2 or 4 cents.
Note: Shopahaulic Breakeven Point was duly reached. No products were harmed.