it's friday afternoon and school's done for the week and i am home and do you think i'm going to do laundry?
i do have a good excuse in that it has been raining all day and is supposed to continue raining on and off. one can't make laundromat plans in the rain.
currently the scheme is to get up early sunday morning and do it. hahahahahahaha.
i wish we had a machine in the house.
i have just about 46 hours in which to do whatever i want without feeling guilty. because of my slackerly attitude on wednesday night and yesterday i have told myself i have to do work on sunday.
not to get too worked up over my self-severity: working on sunday will probably consist of reading Blood Meridian. maybe also i will finish that politicalish rant i posted a few days ago. in any case it isn't as though i have to write a paper before monday. in fact the only thing i really have to do before monday is figure out just what i want my students to get from Stein's "The Gradual Making of the Making of Americans" which i have already reread twice so i can do what i need to do monday morning before class.
this leaves only me and my superego to battle it out.
activities that would be fun and make me feel good about myself:
installing Deck and writing songs
getting back to learning Dreamweaver and Fireworks
getting back to learning about OS X and what Unix things i need to know
writing more of Rock Keeps Paper from Drifting Off as it was somewhat disheartening to realize i could read a year and a half's worth of work in twenty minutes.
unpacking and setting up the printer that came with my laptop and which is still sitting in its box behind me six weeks later. two reasons for this: (1) box is oriented vertically and has become a table for books and papers that won't fit on my desk. (2) i do all my printing on the laser printer at school now that i can take my laptop to it.
activities that would make me feel particularly slothful:
playing endless rounds of solitaire
playing endless rounds of minesweeper
playing endless rounds of snood
watching tv before 5pm. what is it about afternoon tv that makes you hate yourself for watching it?
fretting about taking out the garbage but not actually taking it out until sunday night
obsessively checking email
perhaps i should start by taking out the garbage.
i now have professional multitrack recording software installed.
this is very very exciting.
i'm too tired to write a song this very minute but it is very very exciting to think about writing songs. although one can write all sorts of things without fancy tools it was almost imperative that i get some kind of recording software as i don't write musical notation and can only play one instrument at a time. yes i have had the four-track for awhile but everyone knows four tracks aren't enough. besides which tape hiss.
i really like being grown up and able to buy myself toys.