Monday, March 20, 2017


I have a huge paper (a 2000 word research review) due tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. And I haven't started it. And I don't even really totally understand what the paper is about, or why I'm writing it. So I'm doing a quick currently slice, then trying to wake myself up, after a really long day, to get something on paper for tomorrow. 
WATCHING      CSI. I like background noise when I'm working at night, but I hate shows like THE VOICE AND DANCING WITH THE STARS. And I don't like a show that takes too much attention or thinking. CSI is my drug of choice. 
LISTENING     to nothing. I need to go to the library to get a new audiobook. 
WONDERING  how my son's first night on his new job is going. Where my other son might have gone off to in his car.    What I could write my paper about.
EATING          Nothing! I'm doing Weight Watchers and I'm out of points for the day! But I could still have some fruit. and I might, because my stomach is growling.
DRINKING      This morning's coffee, rewarmed in the microwave, with a little skim milk, but thinking I need to go get a glass of water, because I haven't had nearly enough today (see above).
WISHING         My professor was a little clearer about his assignments and a little less nitpicky about APA format
HOPING        I don't have strep throat, which has been going around our school. I have been feeling kind of crummy since yesterday and now I'm starting to get a sore throat. 
READING          Gertie's Leap to Greatness,  Trevor Noah's Born a Crime (my next book club book)
WISHING          That my paper was already written and I could go to bed


ssurridge said...

I don't envy you at all. I hated having to write those papers--especially when I wasn't sure of the assignment. I also don't envy that reheated coffee...

Mandy said...

I love the collection of nuggets you are sharing tonight. Did you come up with this format or is borrowed from somewhere, may I borrow it? I read worry, tiredness, and hope in your voice here today. I hope you can pull through it and mesh it together for your paper. You can do this!

JudyK /J Koval said...

Oh you poor thing! I hope that you get your paper written quickly and well, and that your throat is NOT sore at all tomorrow. Good luck! ~JudyK

Carol said...

Feel free to borrow the format. I borrowed it from Elisabeth Ellington @Dirigible Plum, but she had gotten it somewhere else. I think lots of people are using it on nights when they are out of time.

Linda B said...

It is a great format. I'm going to have to try it before the month ends. I'm wishing you've already written the paper too.

Elisabeth Ellington said...

ugh to this kind of paper. What's the point? What learning is in it? (Says the professor who was about to assign her students a discourse community analysis paper--but thankfully I came to my senses just in time!) I just got Born a Crime on audio. Now I have to stop listening to podcasts long enough to get to an audiobook. Listening to Trevor Noah himself narrate will help!