Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Procrastination and Brain Crack

Hey girls, it's Tuesday!

On Sunday night I read Katie's post and thought to myself, "how does she know I was procrastinating" and then realized it was just a coincidence. So yeah, thanks for making me feel guilty. I'm just kidding.

I should be reading about ancient Greece, or making a PowerPoint presentation for some Spanish festival that I have yet to look up, or doing my math homework, or even doing the discussion board for my Geology class. But really all I've been doing is playing card games, watching videos and reading Devilish... again.

The thing about me is that I make a lot of to-do lists because I love making lists and I love crossing things out, but usually I never do the things on my list. And if/when I include times for when to do certain things I never follow those times... I just like making the lists. For example, there's a list of all the homework I just listed and more hanging on the wall opposite my computer and nothing is crossed off.

In other news, my brother's birthday is on Thursday. I bought him Super Mario for Wii... partly because he likes Mario and partly because I like Mario and I can play it with him. Don't worry, I'll leave out the second part when I give it to him.

I just read what I've already written and realized that I have a lot of really small paragraphs. I didn't really have anything to say about that, it just seemed funny at the time, it wasn't, but it seemed like it was and that's all that matters. Right?

What else can I talk about. Ooo... the other day I had a brain crack idea for a novel. I don't know if I'd ever write this novel, but the idea is that it would be from the perspective of a 911 operator. And then the theme could be "when does death stop being emotional and start being technical" and the narrator could become paranoid outside of work that everyone around them was going to die in front of him/her. Like, there could be a scene with the narrator in a store and looking around and noticing all the safety hazards and become really paranoid. I don't know, its just an idea. I was thinking about writing it for NaNoWriMo this year, but I'm not sure. Mostly because besides the fact that they answer phones and talk people through emergencies I literally no nothing about 911 operators... and that seems like something the author of said book should know about.

In other news, I get Maureen Johnson's tweets sent to my phone and today it seems like she's tweeting more than normal because every five seconds my phone vibrates. Not that I mind, Maureen's tweets are amazing, but still... it can be annoying.

I think that's it, so Emily, I'll read you tomorrow.

Currently reading: "Devilish" by Maureen Johnson
Currently listening to: The sound of my Mom cooking in the kitchen
Quote: "dinner's ready!" My Mom... just now.


  1. Write things like "take a shower" or "read" on the To Do list. You can easily cross that out :D I have the same thing about to do lists.

    You should really do NaNoWriMo. You can make some research about 911 operators in October and then be totally prepared for November ;)

  2. That's a good trick about the "take a shower" and "read" thing. *adds to to-do list*
    And yeah, I'll definitely do NaNoWriMo, probably with that story unless I think of another one. So I guess I'll have to add "research 911 operators" to my list. lol

  3. I have a big folder about Australia, I did a lot of research for NaNoWriMo '08. I like doing research, you learn so much :D