Friday, March 18, 2011

Discipline and Me are the Best Friends (Or Not)

Replace "drawing dinosaurs" with "play SimCity 4" and you have me, this week. In fact, I am at the "Don't do any of the stuff" stage.

This image, by the way, is taken from this post of Hyperbole and a Half, one of the most hilarious blogs out there. If you haven't read it already (I see it linked often), you should check the post on grammar mistakes on the internet. It usually makes me laugh so much my belly hurts.

I'm impressed by how little I've accomplished this week, despite feeling overwhelmed by all I have to do. I haven't written a single word since I returned from my weekend's trip.

Does this mean I've given up? Of course not. Over the weekend I should go through the "Become overwhelmed by guilt for my total lack of responsability" and start the machine.

Twelve days left. This is far from over!


  1. Diagram = me too.

    Off to get nothing done now.

  2. The same thing happens to me. I hit a point of pressure-induced vapor lock...then I go play Fallout New Vegas.

  3. I'm of the opinion that work is the distraction to actual fun-time.

  4. I think that's the beauty of the diagram. We all follow this pattern at some point (or at any rate, pretty much everyone I know does. Maybe I hang around too many procrastinators).

    And Michael, I love that!

  5. Replace "drawing dinosaurs" with "writing" and "pub quiz night" and you have the reason I didn't have the "results" section of my dissertation written up a week ago. Oops.

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    Go to and pick up your award.