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13 January 2010 @ 03:58 pm
How to fail at writing an essay:

1) Be me.
2) Buy a soft blue teddy bear from a thrift store and be tempted to cuddle up with it in a corner of your bed without touching scary stressy stuff ever again. AKA regress to age 6.
3) Overthink everything.

In other news, I now have a fantastic 99p waistcoat that I love, and a little kiwi bird plush that makes 'kweh' sounds at being squeezed...and says 'A true friend is always there. ♥' (As well as my new nameless fuzzy soft blue teddy.)

Those should get me through. Maybe.
Vpiggyzxtc on January 13th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
So I have a story to tell you which may or may not cheer you up. Its also late, but somehow I get more long-winded the later it gets (sometimes).

When I think blue I think Scrubs ;) I like to cuddle with my stuffed animals and sssh I'm older than you.

My story is that it is always an excellent idea to double check when your assignment is due. I was 100% certain that my assignment was due on the 14th. So there I was chatting away to a classmate of mine and telling him that I hadn't completed my assignment yet. He then tells me that the assignment is actually due on the 13th, not the 14th. So you can imagine the chaos it caused. I was very close to tears, and I don't cry too often... So yes it is a very good idea to double check your deadlines. I can't believe I messed this bad! Honestly has NEVER happened to me before.

I had NO way of contacting my tutor, so I sent her an email begging for a one day extension. No reply still.

Long story short, my colleagues are AMAZING and they basically let me go home to finish my assignment. Lesson #2 work is more forgiving than uni. Seriously, it is so much easier for me to skip work than it is to skip class. I was in such a bad state of mind until I finally handed in my paper 5 hours later. I also turned up to class about 30 minutes late, not the best way to make a good first impression on a new Professor...

Uni is way more stressful than work. The end. Wait, not quite. Procrastination does NOT pay off. The end.

The little things WILL get you through!
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 14th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Yup! I, like, compulsively check deadlines because I am ridiculous but afraid of that. It happened a few times in high school but it was never a very big deal.

I like to think blue Scrubs too. :P Maybe I should name her Scrubs. And I'll sing to her, "I don't want no Scrubs...no I'm lying I love youuuu." :P I will not outgrow cuddling plushies. I know this about myself.

Glad you at least got it done!

I've heard that - that college/Uni is actually way more stressful (in ways) than work. In that it's more lenient and the evaluation is different, even though it may be more trying as far as hours go and stuff. Procrastination does sometimes pay off. :P And it's definitely how some people naturally work. I try to go with Ellen DeGeneres' philosophy and not sweat it!

Yup! Little things help!
V: rainbowpiggyzxtc on January 15th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
That has NOT happened to me before. The ironic thing is that I asked my tutor for an extension at NOON on the 13th for a one day extension. She got back to me on the 14th close to MIDNIGHT to give me an extension. Um thanks? I did end up turning it in on the 13th though. MAJOR PANIC.

Haha you SHOULD name her Srubs! I had my older friend over for a Greys marathon and she laughed at my stuffed animals. We cuddled with them as we watched Greys.

The evaluation IS different. Its kind of hard to compare. I'm lucky that I do get to slack off (in ways), in a few years time if I've moved up the career ladder I won't be able to as much. Definitely depends on your work though! I have to say listen to Ellen! ;)
Kiwi Crocus: GA's || Callie Torres || Yay!cranky__crocus on January 16th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
My bear is now Scrubs. :D I love cuddling and watching things! I am glad I now have my little bear to join me.

I'm avoiding the career ladder for a while. Yay for Ellen! :D
CaroRulescarorules on January 13th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Kiwi birds are cute!! ;)

I tend to overthink everything.. it's a girl thing.. :P
Kiwi Crocus: Firefly || Kaylee || Maybe no words...cranky__crocus on January 14th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Kiwi birds are ADORABLE! ♥ I love them so much. Someday I want to get a tattoo that's the silhouette of a kiwi bird.

Ohhh yes on the overthinking things. :P I love when I can clear my mind and not overthink!
CaroRules: caro blue starcarorules on January 14th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Such a great tatt idea. I have been thinking about getting a star tattoo for years.. someday I'll get the gut to do it..
Kiwi Crocus: Winter || Winter in miniature.cranky__crocus on January 16th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
My tattoo ideas:

1) The silhouette of a kiwibird (so black) with a little rainbow heart and black exclamation point above it, as if it's saying "love!" My name is Kiwi and I know that even if I'm no longer called Kiwi in the future, it'll always have a special place in my heart since I was Kiwi throughout my adolescent and it's really when I grew as a person.

2) A few white snowflakes on my back. I like the idea of tattoos that are a little hard to see, plus snowflakes are white. Sort of just dusting below my neck (where a shirt would cover). I am a New Englander at heart; winter is my home season; I absolutely adore snow.

3) (What prompted me to reply with all this, given your star comment.) "The stars," she whispered, "blindly run." in pretty script with some stars and speckles. Nothing huge. I won't bore with the detail, but it's from a (probably homosexual) poet in a long string of poems that were about losing someone and getting through it. That line was during a time in science when people weren't thinking things were 'purposeful' anymore, really (AKA Gods or Fate moving the stars/controlling everything) but more cause-and-effect and coincidence. I like that idea, especially given that when said in such a beautiful way it can also express that there is still beauty and wonder in a world guided by coincidence and strings of events, rather than a universal entity or concept.

I like thinking too much, sometimes. :P
Chevy Eliot: WoW - Falochu Cattattooedsappho on January 13th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
you fail at essays like i fail at sleep.
i spent all day between shifts yesterday making a vid for bsg_pornbattle and went to work without sleeping. ::facepalm::

on the upside, you have some awesome new shinies (fuzzies?) and i have a pretty sweet pron video. so i suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder. or something like that. ::tickles::
Kiwi Crocus: GA's || Callie Torres || Yay!cranky__crocus on January 14th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Hahaha, true story! Although I'm still getting some of it done tonight, which for me is the day before the deadline even though it's midnight (us nocturnal people have strange ideas of what constitutes a 'day' :X) and for me that's good. Normally I'd be doing, like, all of it between waking up tomorrow and 6 p.m. Friday! Yet here I am with an outline and an introduction done. Yay!

The video made me giggle. :P

I love having new fuzzies! And I have a waist coat! I am ridiculously pleased! ♥
Kelly: eddie and maryddagent on January 14th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
Aww *huggles* Nothing wrong with regressing to age 6. I have a monkey that has come with me called Cappuccino that used to be my Nans. He's lovely.
Kiwi Crocus: Meryl Streep || Dork Factor.cranky__crocus on January 16th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Ahman I definitely live most of my life at age 6. :P Wonderful age to be. Awwr, Cappuccino. He sounds lovely. Someday, however long from now, I am going to introduce Scrubs to Cappuccino and see if they get along for a toast-and-tea party.
Kellyddagent on January 23rd, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
He is gorgeous. YAY! TOAST AND TEA PARTY! I like this plan.
Kiwi Crocus: Stuffie || Snuggly bunny.cranky__crocus on January 25th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
I also like this plan. Nothing can go wrong with toast and tea involved. Unless I'm in the room. Then I will inevitably burn myself. But they're not kitchen activities if I'm not being burned!
Kellyddagent on January 25th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
I shall drink hot chocolate, and we shall get takeaway hot chocolate because I like little marshmallows.

I got so many burns last term from my oven, so I share your pain!
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McGonagall || Snowy features.cranky__crocus on January 26th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Mmmm little marshmallows in hot chocolate. I have missed drinking hot chocolate. Oh my goodness. I need to go buy hot chocolate powder. I also go through milk far too quickly. But THAT is worth it. Better than drinking just milk, too, haha.
Kellyddagent on March 3rd, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nom nom nom I want hot chocolate now. I know a great pub that does good hot chocolate. And you shall also have to bring some. :D