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"Power lines, my travlin' partner on this ride. Dripping, pulling - up and down, in this sing song, their lullaby blends with the swaying train. I curl myself into this journey; folding myself up into this pocket of time. Old familiars greet me - that swing set in the back yard, the ruins of an old church covered in new birth and old - mixed with unremembered newness." Journal Entry, October 13, 2005~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~All words are copyrighted by GoGo on a Page/gogoroku.

Friday, December 01, 2006

tired piles

At this moment, scattered around me is the history of my research class. Codebooks, data analysis, frequency tables, needs evaluations, logic models, and gobs of research papers have broken free from their designated piles to become one continuous circle of clutter. This mess sums up all my work, leading me into the final that has only just begun. The final is due Monday, I have completed one section of five to write – the statistical analysis.

My piles are tired and so am I.

The rest should flow smoothly in a cut and paste pattern of filling in the blanks from what I have written into what I am asked to write. Three hours tops. Not tonight though. Tonight my brain runs into run-on-sentences, and I am ready to succumb to the lassitude weighing down my eye lids.

I’m writing simply as an act of procrastination, a moment’s reprieve from making sense of my circular chaos. Sigh.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous [a}ma {m]iz said...

boy do i know where u are!! i'm there myself, actually, 5 projects due tomorrow..

11:53 AM, December 01, 2006  
Anonymous beansprout said...

Sending good vibes your way! Hope you are able to get some rest soon. Take care of yourself.

6:53 PM, December 01, 2006  
Blogger ticharu said...

Wow, well good luck, I think! Circular chaos sounds like a dream I was having earlier this evening where someone had suggested combining The US, Canada, and Mexico and they just did it and nobody noticed! Ha! Ha! Very freaky, but you have piles of procrastination to deal with, so never mind about my bizaare dreams!

4:11 AM, December 02, 2006  
Blogger twitches said...

Hang in there - there's a light somewhere at the end of that paper trail/tunnel.

8:23 AM, December 02, 2006  
Blogger AndyW said...

I'm a firm believer in the Chaos theory.
I made it through most of my life running in circles surrounded by chaos.

Good luck with your paper.

8:32 AM, December 02, 2006  
Blogger HoBess said...

Writing as procrastination ... I do that a lot! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just like the post you read, I use writing to avoid the things I'm supposed to be doing around the house, a stay-at-home mom's most powerful procrastination tool!
Don't put your paper off too long and Good Luck.

9:05 AM, December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog ... I have enjoyed repaying the compliment and reading a bit of yours. Good luck with the work and enjoy the finish when it arrives with a sense of a job well done.

5:03 PM, December 02, 2006  

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