Monday, August 07, 2006

sigh, back to work

So it's 1:45 pm. I've spent the morning cleaning up from yesterday's trip to the field, submitting receipts for reimbursement, approving figures for my paper in press, photocopying a journal due back to the library today, and reading your blogs. Now I am staring at the word document of my current paper and wondering what the hell it's all about and just what I am supposed to do about it. Can anyone else relate to my situation?

7 comments:

meijusa said...

except for using Word, which I can't relate to ;-), I'm in a similar situation, staring at my paper in LaTeX in Emacs asking myself the same questions. Oh, and I didn't do any admin stuff, just the blogs for me, please. *sigh*

yami mcmoots said...

Yes. But my morning wasn't as productive as yours, and I've been alternating between staring at a graph and staring at a bunch of handscribbled notes that are supposed to coalesce into a paper. Yar.

Writer Chica said...

Well, earlier today I was staring at Toddler wondering what the hell he was doing trying to touch my friend's boob. (he doesn't usually do that) Does that count as relating to your situation? Probably not. Good thing my friend was good-natured about it. Must. teach. boundaries.

Rose Connors said...

I can certainly relate to not wanting to do the one thing that really needs done. I have been postponing a sink full of dishes for an embarassing amount of time. Now that I have wireless, I can just stay in bed and websurf all day.

ceresina said...

You have a document??*
Alas, no. I cannot relate.

(*Rhetorical, of course.)

twf said...

Yesterday, I did a grand total of two hours of work. The deadline for the conference paper I'm revising (adding to and rewriting, not just pretty editing) is rapidly approaching. I'm taking my general exams this week: three day take-home exam. And there's some things I have to do to prepare for that. But no, I surf the web, I sleep and try to sleep (it is currently 5am), I read your blog and others.

Your advice that I need to concentrate on my research if I'm ever going to find my way out of here is spot on.

I seem to have misplaced the procrastination switch. It's permanently stuck in the on position.

Jane said...

Yes, I can relate. I just got back from a long weekend away and I spent the entire morning going through emails and blogs. And snail mail. Do real work? Ha! Who has time when there are no groceries in the house, the cats need attention, the sun is shining, ... :)