Friday, October 27, 2006


Motivation that is. Boy howdy, am I ever in a blah mood.

Lots of work to do, calls to make, butts to kick and absolutely no desire to do any of it.

Did I tell y'all that the Advanced Placement Services section of the College Board have lost the records of my having taken the APs lo these many years ago? I think they lost my motivation too. I just don't want to have to hunt down my own records, make multiple phone calls, work my way up the chain of command and seriously pull out the hysterically weeping card to get them to just FIND my records and SEND them to Nearby U so that I can get credit for 2 full years of a foreign language, 1 semester of American History and 1 semester of English 101. If they can't find them, I'll have to take a year of Japanese 200 over the Summer. And it's been nearly 20 frelling years since I last took any Japanese. People, I just don't remember enough to even say, "I can't speak Japanese" in Japanese.

On the other hand, I've got a real desire to just start cooking for t-giving, but I have to straighten up the kitchen first.

Is it procrastinating if you're doing something you have to do anyway, just with a lower priority?


Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Sadly, yes, that is STILL procrastinating (you should've seen how darn CLEAN my house was while I was supposedly studying for the bar).

Jody said...

Oh, APL, that is so discouraging of you.

I think everything I do now qualifies as procrastination. I mean, I'm ABD full-time now, isn't that true by defintion?

Genevieve said...

If you do that, MM, it's what you call "Structured Procrastination" and it's much better than just regular blog-reading etc. procrastination (my usual form). There's an article about it online somewhere that my law school roomie sent me, as she well remembers our mutual procrastination (generally non-structured).

Angie said...

I have the holiday day bug, too. I have spent the weekend cooking good things and tucking away treats in the freezer.

purplekanga said...

Oh, dear. So sorry they lost your records.