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Sunday, February 24, 2008

pro's CI - 10:50pm

I remembered two more things I had to do that I didn't want to save until morning (or I'd be late for work). I just finished them:

- Cleared spam folder.
- Accepted new members into this forum.

Now I can go to bed. I'm really tired.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 7:45pm

I did one big thing that needed doing, but there's plenty more to do that I really should do tonight. If I follow my usual habit and do it in the morning, I'll be late for work.

To Do:

- Wash dinner dishes.
- Pack up ebay thing to return.
- Water plants.
- Spend a few minutes on pile (maybe).

I'm been feeling really bad all day - just starting to feel a little better. I don't want to push myself too  much.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 10:30pm

I finished watering the plants and I brushed my teeth.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 8:55pm (progress on to-do list)

I washed all the dishes, and that wasn't trivial. It was dishes from yesterday and today. I filled the dish drain, dried everything, then filled the dish drain again (I don't have a dish washer). I even washed the pots and grill.

I also packed up the package for shipping - mostly. I ran out of shipping tape. I'll have to buy some more in the morning.

Now the main thing I have to do (besides brushing my teeth) is water the plants. When I do that in the morning before work, it always makes me late. I'll empty the dish drain before I go to bed tonight, too.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 4pm (back from shopping)

I went out to the store and now I feel like I have to rest again. "This American Life" is on - my favorite. I'll listen to that.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

This American Life

is the best!

pro's CI - 3:15pm

I'm not well today and I've mostly been sleeping, but I think I'll go to the store now - get out for a bit. I'll walk slowly.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Falcon CI - got a couple of hours

I won't get all these things done, but let's see how many of them I can do if I stay focused. . .

  • Make chocolates
  • Hunt up hairdryer
  • Test hair color stuff
  • Take a shower
  • Try hair color stuff if test didn't turn out hideous
  • Email sensei



"Make chocoates". Yum! Can I have some?

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 10:30am

I committed to doing something later this afternoon but I'm not feeling well and I'm waffling about canceling - all the more difficult because I don't have a phone number.

Not sure what to do now... Get dressed? Go back to bed?

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Pro - did you go??


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

been sleeping all day

I cancelled my commitment and went back to bed, and I've been sleeping all day. Now I'm wondering if I should go take a walk before it gets dark. The sun is out, and it may feel nice to move (or not).

I think I'll go to the store.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

9:00 am CI for Lark

Good morning everyone. Beautiful but cold morning here. I'm not sure what I'm going to focus on today. One thing is to get rid of a big work project. There's a smaller one, too, which I should do. Also, lots of items just need to be put away, so the timer will have to come out.
 morning routine
 spiritual (non-ego) time
 drink water and limit junk food
 finish off big project
 finish small project 
 half hour in house putting stuff away
 half hour in workshop   ""
 call clients
 check in after lunch

You Can Do It!

I know you're going to finish your thesis!

Be good to yourself, too, though, so you don't end up sick.


kromer 8:20 CI

Senior thesis senior thesis senior thesis!
Due in two weeks, I know I can finish but it'll be a *big* push. So I'll focus on that + interview events today.

Right now:
Log onto high-memory machine, try to figure out how to start calculation, email if I need help (Done)
Start calculation if possible (Done)
Email about expr. data

Iron 2 blouses (Done)
Leave for interview brunch at 9:30  (Done)

After interview brunch, WRITE!
2.5 pgs single spaced on methods
1.5 pgs single spaced on intro/motivation
Also, print out info on profs (Done)

Interview dinner at 6:30

After dinner, overlay expr data with calculation results (Not sure I'll have time for this...)
And read over info on profs
And lay out clothes for tomorrow
And finish last pset question
And go to house meeting at 10

kromer 2:45 CI

OK, I've been putzing around for a bit, working on some calculations...important work, but what I really need to do right now is WRITE! I'm going to go to lab and start on my methods section. My goal is to get 1.5 pgs of methods done in the next hour. It's a first draft...doesn't need to be great, just needs to get written!

kromer 3:45 CI

OK, didn't get the 1.5 pgs of methods done, but I do now have an outline of my methods section.
So I'm at least happy to get over some of my writer's block.
My step-by-step plan for continuing (not sure how much of this I'll get through this afternoon, but I want to lay it out now:
0)Set up page to keep track of questions I need to ask DONE
1)Write up brief (5 sentence) description of Yarden dataset DONE
2)Track down refs for network flow+info from L. DONE
3)Write up a 1-2 paragraph description (1/3-1/2 pg) of the network flow approach (Finished 1/2 pg, turns out I need more+a diagram)
4)Write up 1 paragraph of network flow details (1/4-1/3 pg) (Mostly done)
5)Write up a 1 para description (1/4 pg) of justifying scanning approach Started
6)Write up a 2 para description (1/3 pg) of details on scanning approach
7)Write up a short descriptions of modifications to the scanning approach I tried
8)Write up 1/4-1/3 pg on postprocessing steps DONE
9)Email questions. In particular:
->Read up on vIII, Email PF about vIII data
->Email C. to set up meeting about interactome
->Email K about CBP data

Wow, this is long! But at least I have a plan. Let's go!

kromer 6:25 CI--wrote 2 good pgs!

I've actually made good progress (since it's a techy thesis, the write-up is only about 10 pgs total).
I've gotten through more than half of the above. I'm so relieved to finally get going on my thesis, I think I have a prayer of finishing...

Now I'm off to interview dinner, then back home. When I get home, I'll email questions about thesis, get out my clothes for interview tomorrow, and then check in with a plan.

kromer 11:25 CI

OK, got through interview dinner, 20 minute walk, went home, laid out clothes and emailed questions about thesis, went to house meeting.

Need to go to bed by 12:30 at the latest, b/c I have a big interview day tomorrow.
To do before then:
*Shower (and wash hair)
*Finish Spanish HW for tomorrow (DONE)
*Read paper, do last pset question (No time, but I tracked down my papers and should be able to do this tomorrow morning)
*Read over info on 2 profs. (DONE)
*Track down thesis intro notes (I know they're somewhere on my laptop...) (DONE)
Will check in at 12:30 to make sure I go to bed on time.
Especially if I get these last things done, it will have been a pretty productive day :)

Journey 7:30

Everyone in my house is sick except for me.  dh came down with the flu yesterday.  I'm hoping I can avoid it, I'm taking my vitamins! 

I got to babysit the grandkid yesterday for a while while his mom worked and his dad ran a few errands.  We had a good time, but of course that meant I didn't get any housecleaning done yesterday.  dh usually helps out a good bit around the house and I'll really miss his help since he's sick today. 

So, first, I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast and get dressed.   Then:
-make dinner
-do dishes

I'm sure that will keep me busy all day!  I'd like to put bathroom cleaning and changing sheets on the list but those things will just have to wait.  I'll just spray them with lysol instead

I made a couple of chicken casseroles last night to have for weeknight dinners next week, and I'm going to do the same with beef casseroles tonight.  It'll be healthier than eating out and cheaper too.  It's not as much work as I thought it would be, but it sure does take a lot of planning.  I don't know if I'll be able to do this every weekend, but I'm going to try to do it more often.  We normally eat takeout at least three or four nights a week. 


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

Journey 2:30 20+10 * n

I'm borrowing an idea from Falcon who does 10+2*5 - I'm setting a timer for 20 minutes and if I work on the housework for 20 minutes I get a guilt-free 10 minutes on World of Warcraft.  So far it's working pretty well.  I even got the sheets changed and it's not even 3:00, and it's almost fun!


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


Glad it worked, Journey!  I have no idea how I would survive without my kitchen timer!


Stay Well!

I hope your DH gets well soon and that you don't get it!  We've been sick around here, too, but I don't think it's the flu.  My DH is sick, too, but he's determined to go to work.  He had to tie down the load and said he'll decide then whether he'll head towards Indiana or wait until tomorrow morning.

I've had some sort of infection that's been draging me down every couple of weeks.  I guess I have to go to the DR.

So . . . I haven't accomplished much.

Sew binding on  quilt!

I hope to get some studying in today, too, but first I'm going to take care of my health and not overdo it.

Tomorrow's my birthday!  We celebrated last night since DH isn't supposed to be home on Monday.


and Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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

staying well

Yep that sounds like my dh!  He doesn't think you should ever miss work unless you are actually in the hospital. 

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