Friday, February 11, 2005

Adventures Trying to Work on a Friday Night

The IVCF kids are out skating tonight, and I stayed home to finish up this first chapter. I've been very easily distractible today (okay, for the past few days) (okay, I'm always easily distractible). This evening, since Meg went out, I read a few chapters of one book, and then watched the last 20 minutes of Joan of Arcadia (finally! I've been wanting to see that show. And it was really good!), and then I went back to work... and then I played on the computer for a while...and then I distracted myself picking the right background soundtrack. Now I'm listening to CBC Radio 2's After Hours (jazz). Awesome. They've got a really good version of "Bye Bye Blackbird" on right now. It's the perfect "I'm mellowly working on homework on a Friday night" music. Wow, that was Miles Davis. I love Andy Sheppard! He just used the word "fantabulous," and said that the next hour will have "reeeally reeeally good music."

So...

Accomplishments (of importance): Essentially writing the body of the first chapter of my thesis. And I've pretty much restructured the thing tonight, and filled in a bunch of stuff from my secondary sources.

Accomplishments (of lesser importance): I beat my high score, and my top winning streak, on Spider Solitaire. I'm on fire! Okay, I have a 16% win rate. But I won all but one (my first one) of my games tonight! I will come out of this degree with much more pop culture knowledge, and being especially skilled at computer card games. Woo! But still not being able to read German. Hmm...

I am wearing: um, the same thing as before? Bowling sweater, baggy pants. My hair's all pulled back and pinned, so that none of my hair touches my neck or my face. For someone with longish hair, I really really hate the feeling of my hair tickling me, especially when I'm trying to work. (You'd think I would've gotten over that when I was in Grade 12, back when my hair was down to my waist.)

Now the crazy kids are home. And they brought The Stepford Wives! I think I deserve a break...

4 comments:

Crazy Legs said...

Spider Solitaire. Good expenditure of time. And yet, somehow... no.

Jen said...

what degree of difficulty were you playing spider solitaire on? that could change everything--cuz 17%? not so good if you're on easy...hahaha
~from another procrastinating machine, ~Jen

Queen of West Procrastination said...

I'm on the level "Medium." I can't play with hard level. Goodness no. And "Easy" is boring.

Meg Persson said...

I hope you don't consider me a "kid".. 'cause I'm significantly older than you are. Remember that.