Sunday, February 24, 2008

2500 Words

I should be working on a paper right now. I've been stressed for the last week because the time I wanted to spend on this paper just hasn't been in my schedule and I've had to compact it down to about two days of time. I realize this is all my fault and that if I was really stressed I would be writing the paper right now instead of this blog, but now that I've got time to devote to writing my heart just isn't it. That isn't to say that my heart has ever been in paper writing, but today I would really just like to sleep. I think if I really get started I will be fine, but that's the hurdle I'm having the most trouble trying to jump.

The paper has to be 2500 words long, and I know that isn't really too much to ask, but it seems like such a daunting task. I think the biggest reason this all seems so bad in my head is because the deadline I have set for myself is to write the paper today and fix it tomorrow while I put together the presentation that will accompany it. Writing the paper today wouldn't even be that big a deal, but I won't sit down and work on it. I am absolutely my own worst enemy. Now that I've wasted more than enough of my precious time here I am going to attempt again to write my paper and hopefully get things done!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Playing Hookey

I decided ten minutes before my Spanish class started today that I wasn't going to go. This wasn't really a rational decision considering the teacher cancelled class last time we were supposed to be there, and there really wasn't any reason for me not to go. This was also only my second class of the day, so I can't really explain what went on in my mind. I was going to work on a paper while I wasn't in class because I like getting ahead and I've got a lot to be working on right now, but all I've done is finish the works cited page on a paper and check my facebook. I am so pathetic!

I was, however, quite productive today. I didn't have class until eleven, so I went to the gym to exercise and did my laundry. After class and lunch I went to Starbucks where I finished writing the paper I have due tomorrow and did my reading for my class tomorrow. That got me caught up so I can go to the basketball game tonight and practice piano. I feel like a total bum even though I got so much accomplished today though because I'm not in Spanish right now, nor am I working on my paper. Oh well, what's done is done.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Still Waiting, Procrastinating

Very soon I will have a ridiculous number of major papers and assignments due, so this weekend I was going to work hardcore on the first one. So far, I've done research, but I've yet to write any of it. I did set up a Word document with page numbers, my name, and all that jazz, but that's it so far. Yesterday was Kristen's birthday, so I was going to have the fun part of my weekend and whip out a paper today. I'm sure you can see where this is going. Today was the day of the Belmont homecoming games, so I was going to work some, take a study break at the game and finish up tonight. I got absolutely nothing done except for updating my facebook before the game. I spent half an hour at the library (where my e-mail didn't go through, which I didn't find out until after the library had closed, so my time was wasted) and then five hours at the game. Since the game ended, I've done a minimal amount of research, gone out to eat with Rebecca, and posted videos on youtube. Now I'm blogging while Rebecca and I watch Ten Things I Hate About You (in memory of Heath, who I still can't comprehend is dead). I am making zero progress. Tomorrow, of course, is church in the morning, and the Pro Bowl at three. I think it's safe to say that I will be up late on Monday night so I can finish this paper.

Since I'm wasting time, I guess I can talk about the exciting (or not so exciting) things that have been going on lately. First and foremost, I got the Footloose soundtrack in the mail the other day, and it is absolutely wonderful. I've wanted it for a while, but I finally ordered it on Amazon (for a total of $6.36 including shipping), and it could possibly be one of the best purchases I've ever made. Also in the mail, I got a Valentine's Day package from my mom which included candy, a new sweater, and gift cards. Being single on Valentine's doesn't suck so bad when your parents send you sweet stuff!

Yesterday, as I've already mentioned, was Kristen's birthday. I went out to eat with her and her family last night, and we had a really good time. I finally got to meet her best friend from home, and Rebecca and I realized that she is a mix of the two of us, which explains our friendship and why it works so well.

Rebecca sang Happy Birthday in Polish, and I got it on video, which is really awesome, so I feel like I should share it...

And speaking of videos, my wonderful RA provided me with a great one tonight. Rebecca was trying to decide if she wanted to date someone who was significantly taller than she is so that her children would have a chance. We talked about how it might be awkward to date someone who was too much taller. In Heather's words, "Let's be real, when you make out you're sitting down. It doesn't matter." We discussed this further, and eventually we turned on the camera. I think it's important to note that when we were discussing this, we were in Heather's room where there was a dog. We are not allowed to have animals in the dorms, but Heather is dog-sitting (I have no idea whether or not that should be hyphenated), and she had to be here so she brought the dog with her. This explains why we love Heather so much. Not only is she fun and funny, but she also disregards the rules every now and then. . .

While I think there have been more exciting things that have happened recently, I can't really think about what I'm writing while there is a movie playing and Rebecca is giving her usual commentary. I've posted the videos though, so they should make up for any lack of information.