That would be me!* Somehow, in the course of this day, I managed to fucking finish and send off that essay! And I may be too close to it to know whether it really works or not with the revisions (I fear this may be the case) but for the time being, I have DONE with the damned thing! And I think it's actually more interesting now than before the revisions! ON TOP OF THAT I managed to go for a 45-minute fitness-y sort of walk (both to clear head and to work the kink out of my back), which means that I started off on my resolution to get back in the workout groove starting sept. 1 with success and not failure. ON TOP OF THAT I took care a couple of nit-picky revision things that just came in about that review essay that will come out soon, and so got that off my plate approximately 15 minutes after it landed on my plate.
Some thoughts: why have I been procrastinating on book revisions? If today is any indication of what I can do when I set my mind to it, I can knock those fuckers out in like 4 weekends of solid work. I'm an idiot. Second, wow is it fun to do research-stuff during the semester! It's like this total break from the futility of the teaching/service grind! Not that research, too, can't have its own kind of futility, but I find that I only experience this in the summertime, you know, when I'm supposed to have all this leisure to do research more effectively. Ok, must go shower, as I've finished writing this fucking thing in my sports bra and underwear (was hot after working out and apparently could not be clothed like a normal person and finish this thing at the same time) and so I'm both a) not dressed and b) gross from working out and I'm supposed to go out to dinner with BFF at 7 (which I'd set up as my reward for finishing, and it seemed to work! and those things never work for me!)
*Note to all the potential haters: I know that sort of statement comes off as arrogant and egotistical and whatever, but I'm happy and proud of myself, so if you don't like it, well, too bad for you.
9 years ago