Procrastinating

August 28, 2012 — 4 Comments

The view from my window yesterday

Here’s a little secret:  I’m not a very good student.

Well, that’s not exactly true. I’m smart enough, and I know how to write, and I can think at a reasonably deep level when I need to. But at the same time, I tend to get distracted easily, and I enjoy learning about what I happen to be in the mood to learn about, as opposed to what’s been assigned to me. During my freshman year of college I was supposed to be studying genetics and geology and Othello, but I was more interested in absorbing as many classic films as I could get my hands on.

I’m supposed to be reading a large stack of plays right now, before school starts properly, and I am…trust me. I just don’t burn through them like I should. I’ll read one, and then think about it for a while before moving on to the next one. I should have read more of The Merchant of Venice today, but instead I took walks and did some food shopping and organized my home a bit.

Oh, and I watched a few episodes of The Simpsons. From 5:00 – 8:00 pm you can catch, like, five episodes, easily.

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4 responses to Procrastinating

  1. 

    Television, the drug of the nation…

  2. 

    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation….

    Yup, I’ve been indulging myself a bit with the new setup, but overall I’m pretty disciplined when it comes to it. That’s how I was raised and I turned out TV!

  3. 

    I do the same thing. I see or read something and I get interested in it and want to focus on that. I like to spin it and say I have a curious mind.

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