Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oh, procrastination.

I haven't updated this thing in an awfully long time, and because, well, I'm totally feeling the urge to procrastinate right now, and because Amanda tagged me, here goes:

8 Things I'm looking forward to:

1. Finishing these two paper-disasters.
2. Going to ALASKA on the 11th to see my sister, nieces and nephew!
3. Visiting the wildlife refuge, having "girl time" with my sis, and seeing Emma's ballet recital.
4. Finding a decent summer job (I hope).
5. Going to the farmer's market in Orono today. Yay for fresh fruit and veggies.
7. Having my friend Jon up here in the English department.
8. Ummm, if we're looking way ahead here, getting my Master's degree and (maybe?) moving to Boston.

8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Showered.
2. Procrastinated.
3. Worked on my paper (on The Handmaid's Tale).
4. Realized that nine pages in, I don't have much more to say.
5. Watched an old episode of The Office.
6. Spent some quality time with my husband.
7. Um... I can't think of much else. This is sad. Uhhh... let's see. I brushed my teeth.
8. Stayed up way too late.

8 Things I wish I could do:
1. Have time to read books that aren't in any way related to school.
2. Write 20 pages about sound poetry. Sigh...
3. Get up the motivation to run every day.
4. Get an awesome publishing job.
5. Move without it being a huge hassle.
6. Find time to work on all the crafty projects I've been wanting to do.
7. Find a decent art museum that isn't three hours away.
8. Stop overscheduling myself.

8 Shows I watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. The Office
3. I
4. don't
5. watch
6. any
7. other
8. shows.


  1. Well, you're better off than I am. I'm two pages into my Can Lit paper and don't have anything else to say. Now to make something up for eight more pages.

  2. Ah, the carefully honed skill that every grad student possesses: the ability to BS for most of a paper. ;) Well, if it makes you feel any better, when I finish this paper, I still have a 20-page Poetics paper.


  3. PS- Is the deadline for Can Lit today or tomorrow? I can't remember.

  4. It's tomorrow. :)

    And you have already done better than me. I turned my paper in with 8 full pages and 3 lines on the 9th. Haha. What a strong way to end a M.A., right?

  5. Hey, nice new blog. Glad to see you've endorsed some of my reading list. :) Good luck with your comprehensive. The first-year PhDs at Penn take their 50-book at the end of the summer. I'm glad not to be doing that. Are you going to come down to Philly any time soon?