People, I am so bored. I think everyone in my town has left for bigger and better things ---- or is teaching an incredibly heavy load right now and not returning my calls (I'll ignore the nagging suspicion in my head that everyone is in town doing nothing and partying without me).
I have nothing to do except revise Project 2 into an article, which I had originally planned to be done with Friday (gasp, tomorrow!) and instead of progressing, it is turning backward as I find more and more things I really should address or fix. By the time my entire article is in bold and all the paragraphs broken, with little bracket comments to myself [no! move this over here to * stupid!], I can start over with a completely new essay. Or maybe I win a pony.
I would wish for one of those magic remote controls that allow one to fast forward parts of one's life, to get past this sense of waiting, and possibly speed through the summer teaching, but that will then get me right up into Job Season and, well, I don't want to deal with that any sooner than I have to. It occurs to me that not only am I pissy and irritated when revising, but also when writing. And usually during grading too. Tell me again why I decided I should be in this profession again?
And today I continued in my nefarious plan to remove all books from the campus library. Why do I do this? I know I will be tired and unable to cope with reading critical works (or god help me theory) at 10 pm after I've had dinner and unwound. Why do I plan to read five essay collections at home that I will need the following day back at school? For the past month I have been reading a book for the project on the bus as I go homeward. I do get a good 10-20 pages done, which is good. But I don't want to haul the book back with me (I'm certainly not going to read it in my pre-caffeinated state in the morning on the way in) which means, come the next evening, I am taking a different book back on the bus. If you come across the shelves for my time period, the library's not transferring them to another spot; I am cleverly denuding the library of books and building a simulacrum of it in my home.
So, get with the program, people! As I have told you, I had to choose between tv or internet for budget (and procrastination prevention) reasons. Some of you (not naming names but looking in, say, your direction) are slacking in your posting of funny and amusing or personal drama-type things. So, provide me with something not too difficult for my singed brain to follow and keep me entertained, chop chop.
Oh, and, got any other good virtual places to procrastinate? I know all about the lolcats and cuteness memes. I can't handle anything too depressing, so no news sites. I'm thinking zany. Or interesting shopping that I wouldn't actually buy, cause Target and I have been having too much of the torrid romance lately.