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Sunday, January 13, 2008

RR's CI 9:20pm

found binder

To do tonight
outline for tomorrow
deposit chk

N's check-in

I have about 50 more minutes of work on my dissertation for today.  I am committing to a 10-minute web surfing break.

Will check back/bookend.

Thanks and best to all on here!

10 minute Web surfing break

If you can limit it to 10 minutes, power to you. I cannot. I have to do other types of things on a break.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

N's bookend

Yeah -- most of the time I totally can NOT limit web time.  It's horrible.

However, in these situations, I set a timer.

So far, it's worked.  I try not to push it, however.  ODAT.

Hope you had fun with This American Life, pro!


pro's CI - 4:30pm (ironing commitment)

"This American Life" is on NPR which I absolutely love - and today's first story was great. I want to keep listening, so I think I'll iron a shirt and replace a button.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 5:10pm (done ironing)

I finished ironing, sewed on a button, and put stuff away.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Katia11 @ 3:11

Just starting my day. . . . oh god,

Yay Today!
-E-mailed secretary

To Do!
English- Read
Death and Dying- Research
                       -E-mail Chel.
Calc- List of old homework
Bio- Mitosis Lab
   - cell Respiration Lab
Midterms- gahh!!!
Practice Piano
Science Olympiad- Guitar workplan
More college things

Katia11 @ 5:00

Yay today-
-E-mailed sec
-Showered, etc.

To Do!
Same as above. 

Ah. . . . geez.  My life will be so much easier.  . . next week.

Best of luck!

Sending some encouragement your way...

Just try to get a few things started, don't worry about getting them all done (or making it through your whole to do list)...that's what I do when my list of things gets overwhelming, it helps a bit.

Next week will be here soon :)

Thank you!

You see. . . this is the last week of the semester and next week is our senior trip to DisneyWorld!!! Wooo!!!

I'm sucking at getting things done though.  It's hard to do a little at a time, because things like schoolwork have to be done for the next day, and I go to a private school where there's a lot of it and I'm behind. 

Doing better though.  Thanks for the support!

Katia, you're never on AIM

Katia, you're never on AIM when I am! :(
Limits on your achievements come from what you don't do.

Journey 2:30

Well I didn't get started quite as soon as I planned, but I'm making progress now and using my timer to limit my breaks.  Laundry is underway and my bedroom is straight.  Next need to clean out the fridge, clean up the kitchen, and marinate chops for dinner.  Also find my old recipe for "green stuff", which is fettucini with spinach sauce.  Sounds weird but it's wonderful, I haven't made it in ages. 

K, l8r


"Giving money and power to the government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys.: - P J O'Rourke

Falcon's CI Sun. afternoon

Well, that's funny.  I posted a CI this morning, and the internet seems to have eaten it.  Or maybe I forgot to hit "submit", or posted it to the wrong day or something. 

I have about 2 hours before I have to go out for a bit.  Top priorities are to get ready for tomorrow, and to scan my calendar for the week agead so nothing sneaks up and bites me.  Mail rent check.  Take shower.


pro's CI - 11:30am

I scoured the tub, which is something. Now I'm going to take a shower. I also want to water my plants today.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Lark at 9:05 , Feeling down today

I'm really upset with myself. I've not finished several things this past week which needed to be done. Several have been started, and I feel overwhelmed. My brother stopped to visit, and he often lends a hand on things while we visit, but I received criticism and unwanted advice from him instead. I felt like a little kid. Today I'm trying to use this program to work things out. First thing is to prioritize today's things, and then focus on one thing at a time. Right now I'm uncertain whether to do some small things and cross them off, or to lean toward a arge task or two. Any, I'll check back later. Take care everyone.

Hang in there, Lark

Hi Lark,

Sorry to hear you're getting criticism instead of support.  I hope you're able to be supportive with yourself, & not add to the bummage by kicking yourself.  You're working on focusing and prioritizing, and that's something to be proud of.  Hang in there!


Journey 9:15

Good morning!  Yesterday was all about the fun, so back to the salt mines today. 

I'm giving myself 15 minutes to check my sales on Second Life and get my Travian villagers working, then get cleaned up and dressed, sort the laundry, and make a schedule for the day.  Having the kids over for dinner at 6, so I can't goof off too much. 

check back ~ 11.


"Always leave your clothes and your weapons where you can find them in the dark." - Robert Heinlein

kromer 7:55 CI

To do next:
Go get soda (to help me wake up)
Fix bug in motif comparison, post results
Do and post a good GO analysis
Go to church (check in when I get back, around 1 or 2)

kromer 3:15 CI

back from church and lunch.
Now I'm going to finish up motif comparison (almost done) and GO analysis (I was very slow this morning!), back around 4:15 when that's done to plan for the rest of the afternoon.
UPDATE 4:05 have been goofing around online, I'm going to turn on my internet blocker, actually get this stuff DONE, and then go out for a run.
UPDATE 4:30 done with motif comparison. Think I'll go for a run now, before it gets any colder/starts snowing!
UPDATE 5:30 ran and showered :) Now I'm going to do this GO analysis (it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes, not sure why I keep putting it off! Once that's done and posted on the lab wiki, I'm going to get some dinner, then plan out what I want to get done this week, then check in again!

kromer 8:30 CI--shoot!

Had dinner, but haven't done anything else. Argh! I just feel like goofing off, and I have work to do :(
I'm not going to make myself be super-productive, just get SOMETHING done. I'm going to get out my timer, and work on my GO analysis for 2 8-minute chunks. If I can keep going with that, I will; otherwise, I'll plan out my week (and hopefully that will give me a bit of motivation). And I'll add the website I just spent an hour+ on to my blocker!
UPDATE: Worked on GO analysis for 20 minutes total, and made some progress, but for some reason I just can't bring myself to finish it. So I'm going to stop, and plan out what I want to get done with my week instead. After I do that, I'm going to finish the technical part of my senior project intro, as that's something I've been meaning to do for a while. After I get through that, maybe I'll try to go back to the GO analysis.

kromer 10:30 CI

OK, added website to my blocker, planned out my week, printed and posted list of chores for housemates.
Still feeling pretty miserable and unproductive (lesson: a dinner of yogurt and lots of frosted flakes is a recipe for a crash), but at least I'm getting somewhere now (albeit slowly).
Planning out my week, I really I'm cutting it WAY to close on my DOE application (due Wed, 2 essays done but one barely started), so I'm going to work on that rather than my senior project intro. I'll do 3 8-minute chunks, and then I can move on to something else if I want to.
UPDATE 10:55 Made it through 1 chunk! I freewrote, and made it about half-way through the essay (it's a very short essay, and I actually had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to write) Now I will do a second chunk, brainstorming for the rest of the essay and identifying areas I need to research more. My third chunk will be a (very speedy) research session, just trying to find a few articles/sites that should be useful for bg readng.
UPDATE 11:05: Made it through 2nd chunk! (and with much less time-wasting than last time) This wasn't so bad. For my research blitz, I will try to drag up the website from my protein-structure class, and steal some info/refs from that. If I have extra time, I will search for why motif discovery in mammals is difficult. Onward and upward!
UPDATE 11:15: Finished 3rd chunk! I found a reference book and a ref. article. I feel much better now that I have something done. :)
Now I can stop if I want, but this really isn't so bad. I'll look for another ref. article on prot. structure, then do a quick search on why motif discovery is difficult. But I'll move on as soon as I get frustrated/down.

kromer 11:40 CI

Yay! Salvaged the end of an unproductive day. I finished finding the references I needed. Now I will deal with email, do some sit-ups, and get ready for bed. Goodnight, all.

Elisaveth's Sunday

I woke up this morning for the first time in a week! The headache seemed to have been lifted and with it the dread that I have been experiencing. It is still early here for a Sunday for me, but have taken my meds, stripped the bed, and drunk my water. Best of all I am posting already, which is a good indication of my willingness to act responsibly.

For today:
email mgray
find mammogram
find receipt for uniform
go through Christian's bag
finish editing essay for Alex
plan dinner
clean porch
27 fling boogie under the kitchen sink
quiet time
big book

elisaveth 7:23 pm

Today has been a wash. I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed but was back asleep by 9:15 and awoke at noon. Then I was up until 3 and took yet ANOTHER nap until 5 ish. I made a lapsadaisical dinner that had no color and little flavor. I have helped my son with his college essays. I suspect my sleepiness is escapism.

For tonight
look for mammogram
finish editing last essay for Alex
hot spot the bedroom