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July 21, 2006

Isn't it supposed to be cold out?

The halls of academia

We all know by now that I'm a total nerd. So I'm sure it won't really shock you to hear that the idea of spending basically a whole weekend working on a research project, as I am this weekend, actually sounds sort of appealing. (Which is good, since I'm considering another degree...) But doing so this weekend wasn't seeming as attractive as I'd expected, and I couldn't figure out why. Then it finally hit me. It's too freaking hot out.

Yes, I know, I've been going on about this. And it is no where near as hot now as it has been for much of the past few weeks. But still. It's this darn summer semester concept. This is not when I'm supposed to be working on a project like this. It's just not natural.

First of all, when writing a term paper, I should be wearing jeans or flannel pants and a sweater and big thick socks, not just an oversized t-shirt because anything else is too hot. I should be drinking lots of tea, not cold lemonade. There should be an afghan involved, not a fan. It should be cool in the room, not barely cool enough to function. Maybe I should even be wearing fingerless mittens while I type. My knitting-while-writing project should be wooly and comforting, not cotton. Bah.

I'm trying to be enthusiastic about the project anyway, but it's hard. I'm just not in academic mode this time of year.

Posted by Kat at July 21, 2006 09:14 PM

I totally understand that! I never could do summer school because it was just the wrong rhythym.

Posted by: Chris at July 21, 2006 10:43 PM

I completely agree. It's unnatural, that's what it is. There's a season for everything and papers belong in the cold season.

Posted by: Carrie K at July 24, 2006 06:21 PM
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