Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Merits of Being Easily Distracted

Well this was going to be a post about how incredible Costa Rica was, but that will have to wait until later. I was then also going to write about how much FUN it was visiting Stephanie, David, and Madeleine (and the Miskins!) in Idaho this last weekend (I am having serious baby withdrawal) but that will have to wait now also. Instead, it is now imperative that I justify my thesis procrastination by writing this little diddy on all the good things my short attention span has brought to me.

1) When I work out at the gym, I sometimes get so distracted by having cable TV that I'll spend an extra 20 or 30 minutes on the elliptical watching commercials or waiting to see the "after" on the style network.

2) I learn A LOT of things from my Google Reader when I'm putting off work and thesis writing.

3) I was going to say that I can entertain myself during long road trips or boring talks, but sometimes I can't and then I just get REALLY BORED.

Those are actually the only good things I can think of.  Now all I can think of is how many times I've burned things (mostly just myself and food and the carpet). Ok no more excuses. Wait just one more. My most recent draft of my thesis was on our laptop that was stolen in Costa Rica. Of the many inconveniences being robbed has caused, this one really makes me want to take a machete down there and hunt those thieves down.