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12 September 2008 @ 11:41 pm
the state of to do  
Getting sick is not productive.  And sure, you say, "I knew that already, trust me" but for me this last week has been an exercise in forced remembrance.  For a week I've felt as if I was pushing too hard trying to break through some invisible barrier of "behind" to get to the point where I'm ahead.

My rough draft of my conference paper was due today to my adviser (and if you count a draft without a conclusion I just sent it to her at 11:34 pm), translation of a page or so of text (of a fantastic little story called Hanabi [Fireworks] by Uchida Hyakken) was due in class Mon & Wed and it was a little painful to get through, along with the kanji quiz per day.  Plus I found myself taking an active role in the conference-from-hell planning, which meant I worked (probably too much) on things all last weekend while I still felt about 50%, then on sending emails.  Much needed relief came this afternoon when my grad seminar was canceled due to the hurricane (well, not due to the actual weather, but scheduling difficulties on the part of our prof) and while on the one hand I'm depressed that I didn't actually get the chance to prove i did the 200 or so pages of reading for this week's class, at least it's reading I won't have to re do next week.  And I worked on the paper.  And volunteered to co-chair the East Asian Studies graduate student stuff until I can get someone else to do it (which will be at some point, but right now it's monthly meetings -- and compared to the conference-from-hell monthly meetings are ... soooo far away).

the only way i've managed to be as productive as i have is through massive infusions of vitamins - a vita-C here, a double-boost jamba juice yesterday, b-monster Odwallas on tuesday and wednesday and m/w/f i've been a good little munchkin and had apple juice.  I don't think I've drunk this much juice this consistently since I was a kid.  Other than expensive, its not as bad as I remember it.

So this weekend?  I want to collapse.  Instead I need to get started on my abstract for my master's thesis.  Whew. 

OH, but about that?  has anyone ever heard of this movie [ tokyo gore police ] ... cuz i think it might work as a second text.  not cyberpunk though as far as i can tell (oh, and warning, the link is not for the faint of heart)
gray_ghostgray_ghost on September 13th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
omg...that movie looks FUCKED UP! That is ten times more fucked up than Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

So how come you're a total wimp about splatter flicks - unless they are Japanese and you are analyzing them for a paper?

Damn...that's some sick ass heavy metal up the ass Christ on meth clawing his eyes out fucking shit. Nice find Kate! =)

my monkied brainkatekat1010 on September 13th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)

So how come you're a total wimp about splatter flicks - unless they are Japanese and you are analyzing them for a paper?

because i can achieve critical distance ... although you know if you were actually living in the same city as me i'd be more likely to go see horror movies than i used to be (except Hostel. eww.)
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on September 13th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Oy, being sick at the busy part of the term is so stressful! Take care of yourself. <3
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on September 13th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
thanks lady! i'm trying not to basically keep myself sick. but boy, i'm also missing all those things i do when i'm healthy!
Mireillemireille719 on September 13th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
*hugs you* Try to get some rest, sweetie! (Remember, if you push yourself into getting seriously sick, instead of letting yourself fight off this bug, you'll lose *more* work time.)

I hope you're feeling better soon. *hugs more*
my monkied brain: x/c - *snuggle*katekat1010 on September 15th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
*hugs back* thanks lady - you're right, and it's hard to balance on that fine line of getting thins done and not staying sick longer. I'm feeling much better this weekend though thank goodness!
Ruuger: Giles - librarianruuger on September 15th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Hiya! Just checking if you got the nancy tribe ficathon assignment I sent? It bounced the first time I sent it, so I'm making sure the second email got there.
my monkied brain: giles - my sexy librariankatekat1010 on September 15th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
actually, it got through both times so i'm surprised you got a bounce msg, but i'm all fic assignmented up ;)