Sunday, December 28, 2008


Transitional stages suck.

Once you get settled in, hunkered down, into the groove, whatever flashy cliche you'd like to use - work gets a lot easier. Time flies by but the work flies by faster and you look around to think "Wow, I can't believe I've done all this stuff!" and feel proud. Then you decide to grab a sandwich and take a break and it's approximately a hundred trillion years before you can concentrate again.

I'd like to know if people who work this way (because really, it's difficult to believe that we all work this way) get more done, or less done, than people who don't.

The type of work that gets done during those focused periods is incredible! It boggles the mind to think about how ridiculously productive a person can be - but then there's these innumerable lengthy periods of downtime hanging about and you might come out at a balance overall, or even a loss on productivity.

Anyway, I'm in one of those places right now.

I want to be doing stuff, but there are a million little things pulling in different directions. I want to play video games but they're in Windows - just the slight bit of difficulty to boot out is enough to make it not worthwhile. I want to do some animation but it takes a level of concentration I really don't feel I have at the moment. I want to go to sleep but I've been drinking a lot of pop and I don't want to just waste my time in a comatose state. I'd love to watch more Scrubs but that means downloading more and I've already watched several hours of it tonight.

I want to make food but I don't have anything complete to eat: Pasta without sauce, soup without crackers, cereal with old milk.

I want to clean my room and do laundry but it's the middle of the night and cold everywhere - it'd mean being up for the next several hours.

Most of all I want to stop whining on about my completely non-problems, but here I am complaining away, wah wah wah, 'I can't make up my mind on simple things booo' - it's kind of pathetic.

I think I'll work on the taxonomy - by which I mean think about the taxonomy while I tidy the room and somewhere in there, fall asleep.

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