The Annunciation

Whilst perusing the various social networking sites it has come to my attention that some people I know seem to have no difficulty at all with getting on with it.

My young relatives and friends who have homework and assignments regularly update their statuses (stati would be a better plural) with things like: English essay aaaarrrrrrggggh!!!!!!!! They note that they are getting on with these things at all hours of the day and night, on weekdays and weekends too.

I too, despite my great age, also have homework. Quite a lot of it actually. And to date I have, most pointedly, not been getting on with it, despite constantly muttering that it must be done. I have about 6000 words to knock out, plus associated transcriptions, observations and a thousand appendices. This all has to be handed in on the 6th January, coincidentally the Feast of the Epiphany, which literally translated from the Greek means manifestation. All very bloody apt. I am already enjoying the imagery of pretending to be a Wise Man and riding into Chelmsford on a camel on the 6th of January and offering each precious finished piece as if it were gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Can you drink myrrh?

Anyway, the point is, if I appear to be backsliding and not getting on with it, feel free to let me know.

Thanks.

Stop procrastinating and GET ON with it

Posted on December 13, 2010, in Art, Be not idle and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Can you drink myrrh?

    Shaken not stirred in a Myrrhtini.

  2. Tools > wordcount > 3000 type a bit more. Tools > wordcount > 4000 type a bit more, etc. Happy days!

    Don’t forget you’re usually allowed 20 % either way so only 5, 400 to go! Be strong! 😛

  3. Do the essay on the blog. Knock out hundreds of words a day and you’ll be at 6k before you know it.

    More seriously, there’s the 20 min rule for the procrastination/mental block/ can’t get started…. Just do 20 mins to get going then have a reward of myrrh cocktail. Then go do more. Before you know it you’ll have written the first sixth. If you know what you want to say then it only takes an hour or so to knock 1k…. Sermon complete.

  4. Fernet-Branca has myrrh in it. It sounds disgusting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernet

    I can write plenty even when I don’t know what I’m talking about as the blog proves, but in this instance I don’t what I what say either which doesn’t help.

  5. ‘I don’t what I what say either which doesn’t help.’

    Say again over!

  6. See: 6000 words like that and they’ll certify me, never mind let me do the second year!

  7. Once you get going it will all fall into place, the worst part ‘is getting going!’

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