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Saturday, February 23, 2008



1.  Clean the doghouse!
2.  Then relax with a book

pro's CI - 7:35pm (staring at a huge pile of dishes)

I've got a lot of dishes to wash and I'm not feeling well today and don't feel like it. I don't suppose any of you would like to come over and wash them for me? :P

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

update on the furnace

By the way, after multiple heat outages this winter, my landlord has decided to kill us all with excess heat. It's 80 degress in here with one of the radiators off. Never in all the years I've lived here has there been too much heat! There's something wrong with the second radiator and I can't turn it off completely so I have a window open, which my heat-loving plants do not appreciate.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

too hot!

Yuck! That would drive me bonkers! Or just plain paralyze me. I operate best at 68 degrees F.

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

too hot?!

80 degrees is just right for me!  It's 70 in my house right now - I wearing a sweater and I'm still cold! 

"Finish your MITs, then take a nap!" - Leo Babauta

Gwen D TO DO 3:44 pm

clean dishes

make chicken salad
eat dinner/lunch lunner?
do some paper filing
put away clothes
straighten up
clean bathroom
Get workstation up again.
Decide about newsletter, contact V and P, calls or emails.
Then I can sit at workstation and enter busywork data for hours if I want to.
Or read my tech homework chapter.
Or watch a movie at home or at a movie theater.
Thanks. I'll be back in an hour.
Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Gwen D TA DA and TO DO 4:50 pm

Not terribly speedy, but working on a few fronts, I guess.
X clean dishes
X straighten up
X put away SOME clothes
I need to EAT!
clean bathroom
put away more clothes, clear off pile!
do paper filing 
get workstation up
make phone calls/emails
I'm so tempted, every second to go play with my delicious bookmarks! I'll be back in an hour and a half.

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Gwen D TA DA 7:12 pm

X made chicken salad for days

x ate it
x cleaned bathroom
x straightened up
x watched a little Tron
x discovered more work to do tomorrow
All I can say is this checking in system really, really works. Thank you fellow members.
Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself


Yes, checking in here really does help doesn't it?

"Finish your MITs, then take a nap!" - Leo Babauta

Douglas CI

Out from under my rock for just a minute.

depression sucks

going back under my rock


Concurring on depression

It sure does!  Frown  Hang in there. 



work calls
tutoring lesson

to do:
check lit journals
edit resume
draft cover letter
call P

CI for Lark @ 12:06pm and 9:08pm

Late check in today, but I had a productive, busy morning, wonder of wonders. If I'm not "careful" I'll finish my one large project for work. Imagine that.
(x)morning things
 (X)spiritual time
(X)run daily errands
 (X)drink water
 (X)start refinishing "new" table
 X)check in later

Did okay today

Not only did I do my list, but even got some other stuff done.I should work on my kitchen table some, so this is an additional list.
 gameplan for tomorrow
 sort laundry

Falcon CI - drat the sleet!

Phooey!  I really wanted to go to my class today, but they're predicting nasty black-ice weather JUST when I'd be coming & going.  Murphy's Law in effect.  Hmph.  Grumble.

To do:

  • Quit kvetching already!
  • Take a shower
  • Put on bright, spring-evoking sweater
  • Gather books & walk to library
  • Call K.


Falcon CI - back from walk

O.k., I did all of the above -- I even quit kvetching.  The weather's not to bad, and K & I are going to get together to play & do some artwork.


Bad weather and "evoking" Spring

I'm not sure where you are Falcon, but we get the same weather at the same time. This winter is screwing up my plans. At least the sunshine lasts alot longer now. I'm digging out some spring clothing too. It can't hurt.

Evoking spring

Hi lark,

I'm in the northeastern U.S.  Like you, I'm really glad the days are getting longer!  Around this time of year I start getting a craving for bright colors.  I went to a quilt exhibition a couple of weeks ago, mostly quilts by African American artists, with lots of African themes of sun and rich colors.  It was just enough to keep me going for a while!  Now I'm hauling out all the brightest clothes I can find.  Spring will be here soon and we're gonna make it!


pro's CI - 9:30am

I'm showered, though not dressed. Showering wears me out. LOL :P

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 9:10am

Time to shower and dress!!! Meeting at 10am.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

kromer 8:45 CI

Yesterday, I got a lot of biochem done, but not much senior thesis-ing (all I did was start fixing TAMO bug)

Today, I need to plow forward on biochem, catch up on senior thesis, and prep for bio interviews.
Specific tasks for biochem
*Review biochem lect. 3 MIT
*Read 2 papers on translation
*Do pset 2 MIT
*Review pset 1 answers

Specific tasks for senior thesis
*Start run on high-memory machine MIT
*Email about expr data MIT
*Write 1 pg MIT
*Email about TAMO bug MIT

Specific tasks for interviews:
*Review application
*Pick up packet MIT
*Research profs I'm interviewing with MIT
*Go to dinner MIT

Other tasks:
*Work out cooking schedule MIT
*Spanish HW for Mon
*Spanish HW for Tues
*Return lib. books MIT
*Go running MIT
*Update calendar MIT

kromer 2:30 CI

I'm going a bit slower than I'd like, but I have made some progress.

I have:
Reviewed lecture 3 (also lects. 4 and most of 5) for biochem
Gone running (was pretty slow because of the snow, but at least I went)
Made good progress on pset
Had a healthy lunch

Next up:
I'm a bit stuck on biochem, so my step-by-step plan is:
*Answer pset questions 1 and 2a, do easy parts of question 3 (Done)
*Finish pset question 2b (Done)
*Read paper to help with pset
*Answer pset question 3a (Done)
This should take about an hour
Then, I'll take a short break and work out cooking schedule (Done, though I need to discuss it at house mtg tomorrow)/update calendar
Then, I'll work on senior thesis...check back in with a detailed plan for that.

kromer 5:20 biochem is SO SLOW

mostly done with it, need to move on!

Interview dinner is at 7, so I need to start gearing up for that (I want to be ready to leave by a little after 6)
To do:
Review application, print out info
Get dressed
Pack briefcase (including !$#% library book that's weeks overdue)
Leave (be waiting for bus by 6:05)
Pick up folder
In free time, print out info on interviewers/sign up for activities
Dinner at 7
Go to at least 30 min of social after party
Return library books
Go home and work on senior thesis (I'm so behind on this!)

good job on the biochem!!

Focus on where you succeeded, okay? If you feel good about yourself, you'll be able to work better. I know for me, the madder I am at myself, the less I do.

What's "TAMO bug"?

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.


I need the reminder to not beat myself up...

I use a piece of software called "TAMO", and it has some problems...

Journey 8:15

off to yoga, then the grocery store!  see you this afternoon



grocery day

Grocery shopping is on my to-do list for today, too. Talk to you later!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.