Tag Archives: procrastination

In which there is packing. Again!

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It appears that I cannot go for any respectable amount of time without being required to pack a suitcase….And don’t get me wrong! I love travelling. What I don’t love is trying to predict what I might need for a year in an unfamiliar city, all the while keeping in mind airline weight restrictions. Yeah…In other news Yours Truly is packing to leave for her postgrad degree.

Ugh, I do NOT want to go upstairs and face my suitcase. I mean, I leave on Friday so I still have some time to procrastinate but it doesn’t help when every day somebody will remember yet another thing I should “definitely take with me”. No, I’m not leaving my clothes behind in order to load on office supplies (even if they a lot cheaper here…).

And  yes, I have planned my schedule for both the travelling and the moving in days. In exhausting detail I might. I need not recap it every other day. I get that this is a stressful time but man I just want to watch Naruto or go for a walk.

Times like this I dream for Hermione Granger’s bigger-on-the-inside bag more than ever. Just shove everything in a tiny purse and be done with it. Could somebody look in the idea for me?

Internet history

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It’s three o’clock again and damn!

I stayed up waaaay too late.

My brain’s officially turned into jam,

Explains the last Facebook update…

One last click, I swear, just one!

YouTube is being so funny tonight!

Not that it matters in the long run,

My project just needs that final rewrite.

Buzz Feed and Cheezburger,

Cute pet videos and lame jokes;

Procrastination, thy will is hard,

But hey! At least my Snapchat’s not…

Enabled…wait…

J is for Jingle Bells

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Dashing through the traffic
In a packed, late-running bus
O’er the fields we go
Grumbling all the way
Phone alerts do ring
Remind me of deadlines
What “fun” it is to beg and scream
“I need to print this now!”
Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, the panic that we feel
On these final days
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, the panic that we feel
On these final days
A day or two ago
I thought I’d have the time
To do some Christmas shopping
And still be done on time
Procrastination was the key
Misfortune seemed my lot
I didn’t think it’d be so hard
To do this final work

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, the panic that we feel
On these final days
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, the panic that we feel
On these final days
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Essays due, research not done
I’m running out of time
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, the panic that we feel
On these final days

 

In loving memory of work motivation. Left our spirit oh-too-soon.

Week 12 commandments

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  1. Thou shalt not keep overdue book loans.
  2. Thou shalt share thy chocolate and thy alcohol with thy fellow students.
  3. Thou shalt not hog a computer desk if thou hast a laptop.
  4. Thou shalt not flaunt thy essay-free status on Facebook.
  5. Thou shalt refrain from bribing thy tutor with food.
  6. Thou shalt not hold house parties while thy flatmate is studying.
  7. Respect the third-years for they have trodden the wilderness thou hast yet to cross.
  8. Thou shalt type an honest word count.
  9. Thou shalt not bemoan thy fate. Everyone is facing the same plight.
  10. Thou shalt reference thy quotes.
  11. Thou shalt honour the university coffee-shops for their fare is thy sustenance.
  12. Thou shalt limit thy procrastination for thy actually need a good grade.

In the name of the HUB, and the MLA, and the Holly Rubric, amen.