Have I mentioned what a procrastinator I am? I was always one of those people who had to pull an all-nighter to finish that big paper or study for finals. Every term I would say “I will not wait until the last minute this time” and then? I would late until the last minute.
This term I’m taking Graphic Design and Mass Media in America. I have Graphic Design at 8am and Mass Media in the late afternoons on Monday and Wednesdays. Our Graphic Design assignments are typically due on Monday morning. I’m usually finishing them up around 1am Sunday night/Monday morning. We usually have a couple of reading assignments for my Mass Media class. I am often found reading those assignments on my lunch break at work just before class.
I can’t help it. It’s just who I am. A procrastinator.
The very first day of class our Mass Media instructor handed us a syllabus that talked about a big research paper we would be working on throughout the term. There were several checkpoints in the last few months. We had to come up with a topic within the first several weeks. Then turn in an annotated bibliography. Followed by our coding sheets. And finally a progress report. I turned in all of these assignments, but never put forth a lot of effort in them. Because, of course, I like to wait until the last minute to work on big research papers so I can have the satisfaction of worrying and pulling my hair out and getting no sleep for days.
This research paper was supposed to be due this Wednesday (tomorrow). Last week we talked our instructor in to giving us another weekend to work on it and now it’s not due until Monday. Thank goodness. Because, of course, I was totally behind.
My research paper is on tween shows and how they portray school, teachers, and homework. All I’ve been doing for the last several days is watching mind-numbing tween shows on Disney and Nickelodeon. Shows like Hannah Montana, iCarly, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Some of these shows are tolerable (Hannah Montana) and others are nauseating (The Suite Life). I definitely should have spread this TV watching out over several weeks to give my brain some time to recuperate.
So in other words, this is why I’ve been neglecting my blog. Because I’ve been too busy embracing my inner tween and watching way too much “oh. my. God. that cute boy like me” TV. I need some vodka.