November 28, 2011

The art of procrastinating

The above title is nothing new to this blog. I clearly write when I'm bored at my computer, which is invariably when I'm at school avoiding work. Which is exactly what is happening right now.

I'm not entirely sure how I became so good at this procrastinating stuff. In the past I have blamed my lack of activity and things to do. I know that seems crazy, but hear me out. I found that when I was taking four classes, plus four labs, plus working 20 hours a week, plus researching a capstone paper I had no time to procrastinate. I had to get things done. And in order to get things done on time, I needed to start right away. The past year and half has been a completely different story. I haven't taken more than three classes (only one with a lab). I only spend MAX 10 hours a week on my TAing duties. And the "thing" that needs to get done? That pesky thesis. AND IT'S NOT DUE FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS!!!! (ok, now that I think about it, it's due in maybe five months...YIKES). So I just get into this habit of reading shit online that at first seems useful and then all of a sudden two hours later I look up (yes, I get so slouched down reading drivel online that I actually have to look up to see the clock in the top right hand corner of my computer) and realize I have yet to do anything with my day! WTF??!?!?!?!?!? It's crazy! If I even spent as much as half of my day working on my thesis as I do on the interwebz I would probably be halfway done by now!

But the point did I sink so low? How have I become this person who could multi-task and time manage and get stuff done like a CHAMP to doing practically nothing day in and day out? Is it really a lack of deadline? Is it a lack of motivation? Is it a lack of other shit in my life? It's hard to say. I've made deadlines for myself, I've made cute crafty to-do lists, and computerized to-do lists, I have added activities to my day (and life) like going to the gym, cooking dinner, wedding planning, going to church (more on that later), I have gotten a second moniter, I have created little rewards for myself for finishing projects, I have forced myself to stay at school until six instead of five AND NOTHING WORKS. It's 1:33 pm right now, I have been here since 9 am and all I've done is opened the document.

Yeah yeah yeah I could just make myself do it right? RIGHT?!?!?! Yeah I wish. I just can't. Me, the person who was able to stop smoking COLD EFFING TURKEY can't write a gd thesis. I just don't get it. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

But after this post I have promised myself that I will write until 6 if not later. So we'll see how that goes.

Also, book review coming soon (just finished a doozy--well two doozies) and a craft review. Hahahahahah look at me, blogging. Psh.

November 19, 2011

Just feeling the need to check

I haven't come by in a while, and I just feel the need to update.

Today everyone (well, all the boys) went skiing. It's the first day that Snowbird is open, but I just wasn't feeling it this morning. They don't have much snow, plus it's going to be very crowded, plus I just felt like having a me day, yknow?

So today I woke up early and transferred my prescription to Jolley's Pharmacy. It's a local pharmacy within walking distance from my house, and I've just been on a local kick lately. With all the OWS (Occupy Wall Street for all those reading in the future...) stuff going on and our economy still in shambles, I just feel the need to support local businesses and take my money out of the hands of giant corporations. So sorry, actually didn't do anything wrong except be a big box store. I kind of liked you (although lately, the pharmacists have been anything but friendly...last time I went I waited for LITERALLY 10 minutes at the window. I pushed the call button at 8 mins in and they told me to hold on a sec. Really?!?! You can't help me? It will take 3 mins TOP! I have the exact change right here!!!! WHY DO I NEED TO WAIT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR 8 MINS!?!?!?!? So, I guess that's what really got the ball rolling on switching pharmacies, but for the most part, they were ok).


Now I'm at school and I just finished grading papers. Phew that feels good to get out of the way before noon on a Saturday! Unfortunately I still have more class prep  to take care of by Monday, but I can probably get it done that morning. Which means I can do whatever I want for the rest of the weekend!

Which means that as soon as I'm done writing this I'm heading to the gym. Tommy has all but bailed on me with this running thing, which is fine, I guess. Except I really like running with him. It makes running so much more bearable! But I'm not going to force him to do something he doesn't want to do. So I'm going to go to the gym and get my three miles in. Then probably work out my arms and abs. But who knows?? This is my day bitchez and Imma do what I want!

Then I'm going to get all crafty (what what?) and make some of these bracelets. My sister posted them on Pinterest as something she wanted and I realized I could make them myself. So can you say crafty homemade Christmas gifts? Cuz I sure can! (You can bet I'm making a whole bunch for all the ladies in my life).

Well shoot scratch everything my mom just called and wants to hang out. Which is fine by me cuz it's MY DAY BITCHEZZZ! Did I already say that...whoops?

Well that's it I guess. Maybe I'll craft tomorrow. Tata for now!

November 11, 2011

Some thoughts

Well wedding colors are picked out...that's exciting! We picked them loosly based on a wildflower bouquet we found in a magazine. Think deep purples, sky blues, hints of pink, marigold and green.

We also went dress shopping and may have accidentally found my dress (whattt????) Yeah no shit. It's cray cray fo shizzle. My mom and I went impromptu shopping and the second dress I tried we both really liked. And it was hella cheap. And I'm not super committed to getting the perfect dress. Like, really omg?!?!?! Yes, I am that kind of bride. If it looks good and the price is right....I don't know what's stopping us!

Next news. Thesis. And real world. And job searching annnnnd yeah. I'm already snoring too. And if I think about it too long I start eating my hair and sprouting pimples like it's my JOB people. UGH I should have gone into petroleum. Or pre med. Or gold digging or or or


Ok, you're right split personally (NO SHIT). Today I figured out that Tommy and I are 23 weeks away from the Salt Lake City Half Marathon. WOOOOO. But we're following a 12 week training program, so we're taking it slooooooooow. We're doing each week twice through week 6. Then weeks 7 through 10 three times in a row, and then 11 and 12 as normal (since they're cool down weeks). Hopefully by the time the actual race comes around we'll be soooo ready for that shizzle. Unfortunately Tommy's legs and feet hurt about every other run he goes on so that's kind of a downer.

Also, winter is here and I hate it butttttt trying to be bright and sunny in my personality to make up for it (YEAH FUCKING RIGHT).