Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pressure Zone

I considered calling out of work today, but I didn't. I thought about going into work late tomorrow, but I am not going to. Apparently, I am still not feeling the crunch of my due dates. I have a paper due tomorrow night that is about 90% done and then one due Friday by 6pm that is maybe halfway there and that is if I am kind to myself.

Now, helping my stress levels is that the one due Friday is a rough draft of sorts, but I am not a lame-ass who turns in a mediocre job just because it is not the final draft. 1) I don't do things halfway and 2) If I do a half-assed job now, then that's just more work to do later when the final draft is due. Oh, and also, we have to have these effing papers be peer reviewed and I don't want someone wondering how and why I ever made it to my last semester of grad school.

So here is my schedule pre due date:


430am: First alarm
445am: Second alarm. Get up and get ready.
545am: Leave for work.
600am: Stop at Starbucks even though I don't have the time or money.
700am: Work blah blah blah
330pm: Leave work.
400pm: Sit in traffic.
600pm: Class. Kill me.
900pm: (At the latest, I hope) Home to work on paper #2.
???am: Sleep


700am: Wake up. Curse the world. Send paper to professor because I must wait until the last possible moment.
900am: Work. Sorta.
530pm: Clock out.

Anyway, the point of all of that is I have a lot due quite soon and not enough time to complete it all. And I didn't even procrastinate with this stuff. I did research weeks ago and really, some people do their best work all at once instead of working on it a little bit at a time. With that said, I need to go to sleep. 4am is oh, FOUR HOURS AWAY! GOOD NIGHT.


*What is Fall Fun Celebration you ask? Oh, just wait...


minijonb said...

all your talk of class and due dates is making me think twice about going back to school... what's the fun and exciting part of all this learnin' biz?!?

dara said...

Oh man, I don't miss those days. Even if my work days are starting at 9:30 and ending at 9:30.

Ant said...

Wow, I thought my timetable was scary, but planning to wake at 4.30am is just horrid...

You need some jet-lag m'deer. It's made me super-productive!

Miss Scarlet said...

Minijonb- Ummmm, I'm still waiting to find out;) I do like getting As, though.

Dara- I much prefer work over school.

Ant- I would love some jet lag. Maybe from visiting Scotland!?