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Everything here has been totally frantic. I’m in my last week of classes before finals (affectionately known by faculty as “dead week” despite the fact that we still have class and homework, so the only logic behind calling it “dead week” is that it’s intended to highlight the feeling I have deep deep in my soul when I think about NEXT week), and I have SO MUCH WORK. Capitals don’t begin to capture the sheer volume of stuff I have to get done. It’s really disgusting. I always forget how much I hate this week every quarter, and then it sneaks back up on me and suddenly I find myself trying to decide whether or not I’d still pass if I just hid out for a week and went into some sort of preservative coma until it’s all over. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is nearly always “no.” The universe hates me this week.

Strangely, however  distinctly I feel my soul dying, the rest of me hasn’t yet kicked into panic mode. I sit, calmly, thinking about how screwed I am, doing nothing until the last possible moment when it finally kicks in that yes, I really do have only 5 more hours until it’s due and it’s going to take at least 3 of those to do. This instinctive response to pressure by becoming less productive, while it can temporarily shield me, is not a strong long term plan. I’m going to have to buckle down, like, NOW. So farewell, sweet procrastination. Here we go. Dead week be damned.

Comments 3

  1. Walt wrote:

    Speaking of one who strongly considered hiding under a desk until winter break, finals suck. Having started my finals, I’ve got no advice; as my defense mechanisms spring up and prevent me from remembering just how little I enjoyed them. Get good defense mechanisms?
    Yes, I should have my own Dr. Phil-style talk show.

    Posted 05 Dec 2006 at 11:16 pm
  2. mary wrote:

    “And how’s that working for you?”
    “Well, Dr. Walt, it was going AWESOME until the desk I was hiding under got termites. Then, not so great.”

    Posted 06 Dec 2006 at 1:47 am
  3. Kelsey wrote:

    I had a lot of sex during finals (i think… or maybe it was the week before) it’s a great way to relieve stress, plus the endorphines are nice
    Exercising is almost as good, you know, only it’s missing the being held & cereal eating at 3am… maybe someone at the gym could hold you & then eat cereal with you, no sex required
    then again, i didn’t really sleep during finals & at finals i think sleep might be more beneficial
    Good luck pretty!

    Posted 07 Dec 2006 at 8:38 pm