Sunday, September 07, 2008

In which I suck ass

So, in order to catch up at work, I needed to do about 4 hours on Saturday to make up for Labor Day, otherwise I will be down on my hours for the week and not be paid enough (or have worked enough hours to qualify for health insurance). I also have a mountain of college homework to get through. And then I thought I'd do about 4 hours work on Sunday, so I could get ahead of the game as I'm going to be doing a bit of traveling this week and will again get down on my hours for the week.


I'd planned to meet up for lunch with Steph, and so I thought I'd bounce out of bed early, do a couple of hours work, go out for lunch, get back, immediately do some more work, do a spot of laundry, and then spend the evening doing homework. Not exactly a wild Saturday night, but then again, I haven't had a wild Saturday night for a very long time, so it's not exactly an issue chez moi.

And of course I totally forgot that I suck ass.

I had way too much caffeine on Friday. I have simply got to get the caffeine intake under control, but it's the only way I'm getting through the week at the moment. So I couldn't get to sleep on Friday night.

Hence, no bouncing out of bed with the dawn on Saturday morning. Instead, while I was trying to get an extra hour's sleep, the cat turned into the whiniest cat ever known to man, and managed to piss me off the entire morning instead of letting me snooze.  So I was grumpy AND late. Then I realized that I needed to get some errands done that couldn't wait until Sunday, so I ended up doing those, and not working at all in the morning.  Right-o, thought I, no problem, I'll just work when I get back.

Except we went book shopping and I spent a fortune.  Despite having sworn off buying books and claiming to be a model library-using citizen.  Nope, I splashed out. I have to get the spending under control. And I'd started reading one of them in the store, and it was calling to me the entire time I was driving home. So what did I do when I got home? Did I start anything useful? No, I started reading the damn book.

And you want to know how much I suck ass? Not only did I read the first book, I read a second one. Yes, I stayed up until 1.30am, and spent the entire 10-hour period between 3.30pm and 1.30am reading two entire books.  That have nothing to do with either work or college. Gah. Sometimes being a speedy reader is really bad, because you start thinking, oh hey, it won't take me long to finish this, so you stay up, whereas if I was a sensible person I'd have read one chapter and gone to bed at a reasonable hour.

So now I somehow have to do 4 hours of work today (while pretending that I did it yesterday), and all my homework, AND my cleaning and laundry, and then will have to work next Saturday to catch up. And of course, I'm kind of hungover from the late night, and it's 11am and I haven't done a THING yet.

I. Suck. Ass.

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In response to Cali's question, the books were:

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill, and 

Bitter Is The New Black by Jen Lancaster

Both memoirs by people who get fired from well-paying jobs and end up doing something far less lucrative but more personally rewarding. Yes, there's a bit of a theme going on...

5 comments:

Not on Fire said...

Acceptance is the key to feeling better. Give yourself time to adjust to your new schedule.

calliope said...

What books were they?

Stephanie said...

Oh dear! I had no idea I was such a bad influence!! ;-)

Did you enjoy the Lancaster book?? I haven't cracked that one but, I did read a bit of the callgirl one. It's very....graphic! Oh well. Should be interesting to read on the plane! LOL

Almamay said...

Can't stop laughing at your post. It has taken you precisely HOW long to become a complete student with the obligatory caffine addiction, spending money you don't have and procrastinating when you have work to do.

NosyNancy said...

I recently read both of these books. They were quick reads and interesting and Jen's book was funny, but both books bugged me. Neither of them seemed to be completely honest. Jen Lancaster writes that she went from a lucrative career and lifestyle, etc., to unemployment. In actuality, it took her eleven years to get through college. So, she lived a poor college student existence til about age 30. Then, she was in SALES for two or three years, making good money, when she lost her job. She was not a professional. She was in sales. she lived the high life only for a couple of years. Gill also never really explained what happened to all of his money. He went from being a top ad exec to working at Starbucks. I believe there is more to the story there. Also, his book was a bit repetitive. What did you think?