Thursday, April 11, 2013

it's been a hard day's night, and i've been working like a dog

okay so for the past week or two i have been all about schoolwork. completely devoted student, i'm telling you. this has less to do with me finally deciding to appreciate the wealth of knowledge that i could be getting at this higher education institution that i spend my days at, and much, much more to do with the fact that i had a semester project that i had done nothing on (seriously, the only thing i had done for it was to google twitter and whatsapp and save links to their websites to a google drive document. that was it.) that i was suddenly being told that i should turn in, preliminary research for a government grant that i stupidly said i would do, a quiz, a project, two homework assignments, and forty some papers to grade. and so i took off my procrastinator hat and put on my buckle-down-and-get-stuff-done hat which is less of a hat and more of a cape, and got to work. so far, i've finished the independent study, three quarters of the research, the quiz, the project, and graded twenty-one papers.

because of this awesome burst of productivity, i am now allowed back on my time wasting websites like blogger and stuff. yay. (i had to resort to writing snippets of things in notepad to eventually move over to my blog drafts.)

doing this independent study brought up an internet annoyance of mine: information that is only available via youtube video. i mean, if you are doing some event speech about how your technology works, and you know that the information exists literally nowhere online (at least not on the first twelve pages of google, and let's face it, once you get past the the first few pages you're just being hopeful to a fault.) then post your stupid slides online. or get someone to transcribe the thing and post it somewhere. or give us the sparknotes version on your website. you know, anything. because trying to write all the notes down from a forty minute video when people are clapping and your mic seems to be having an identity crisis and thinks that maybe amplifying sound may not be what he wants to do with his life, when i could have just skimmed a page or two of written text, well, it's annoying. and it also makes copy pasting impossible. and, once again, it's annoying.

anyway, i'm off to be productive again because apparently i know how to do that now. one of these days i will get back into blogging regularly. i promise. even if i'm the only one that reads my posts by then.

(actually, one day, when i'm a famous author and millions of people around the world come to my website to read my words, it'll be the ones who read it back when i was still a nobody complaining about school and editing that i invite out for cheeseburgers and milkshakes. so you know, stick around. it'll pay off eventually.)

*A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles


  1. anonymous hippopotamusApril 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I'll be sure to read more of your useful information too :P

    and I'm holding you to the cheeseburger and milkshakes!

    1. ugh spammers. i really need to do something about them. and if/when i become a famous author i'll even let you choose the place. (except not really because you haven't been in the area for a while and i've been trying every new burger place to open, so yeah...)

  2. anonymous hippopotamusApril 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    btw it's "and I've been working like a dog" not "and I'd been working like a dog". God! I tried to comment this three times from Hisham's laptop and it wouldn't comment. I don't know what the heck is wrong with his laptop! It never lets me comment on your blog...its so weird!

    1. also, yeah i know. i copy pasted them from a lyric site cause i was lazy and then meant to fix them but forgot to do it before i published. i was hoping no one would notice. gosh.

  3. anonymous hippopotamusApril 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    umm you forget i am the lyric police!