What's the greatest enemy of studying?
Seriously, I'm about ready to call a no-electronics day! I have to disconnect my ethernet cord and turn off Airport to get much studying done. Class material is slowly becoming more and more electronic. My gov't class is half online articles, half regular printed ones. My Ancient World class is the same way, so is my economics class. Quizzes, tests, study sheets, notes, articles and other reading material, instructions, syllabus... It's all online.
"That must be great!" you say? "Everything is so easy to access!"
But guess what else is on the internet....
Facebook, the home of Flair and stalking. Abc.go.com, the home of Dirty Sexy Money, Desparate Housewives, etc. AbcFamily.com, where new episodes of Greek and One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl appear. Knitty.com, Knotions.com, Yarn Harlot, Panopticon, Style.com, websudoku.com, foxnews.com and CNN.com and Comics.com!
It was great idea, the TAB option... I mean, I can have my homework in one tab, then I'll be only a click away from a television show or knitting blog.
I've taken to setting my watch to 15-minute timer. I'll ready/study for 15 minutes, then take at 5 minute break.... or a 10 minute break..... or... well, you get the picture?
This is why I don't want a job that puts me at a computer.
Knitting update! I went to a shop called Knaughty Knitter in Murfreesboro this Friday night. I bought 100% handspun Uruguayan wool in a delicious color: burgundy. I'm going to make a short scarf in feather-and-fan pattern. Hopefully I can buy some big sparkly broach and use it as a pin? I'm in love, needless to say.
I also bought some very pure white kid mohair. It's for a gift I'm giving a friend of mine who is getting married. I'm going to give her a regular gift - a toaster or something - and also a handknit garter. It'll have a very red ribbon through it. I'll post pictures once I'm cast on.
I'm getting up tomorrow to take a walk. I find that without regular exercise, I become a restless, edgy, annoyed person. So, 5:30AM, hello sunrise! (actually, the sun won't rise til 6:35 according to weather.com)
I found a great quote for the weather text tomorrow morning.
What is the weather text, you ask?
Last year, sometime in the fall, there was a very rainy day. It has long been my routine to get online first thing in the morning and look at the day's forecast. So, naturally, I was armed for the rain. After three or four people said something along the lines of "I had no idea it was going to rain all day! I wish I'd brought my umbrella!" I got curious. So, I asked people.
"Don't you check the weather forecast before you leave your room in the morning?"
And was stared at as if I'd just got off the banana boat.
O......k...... Something must be done! And so, the weather text was invented. I got up one morning and texted all my friends, telling them what the weather would be like that day. They loved it. I now text around 85 people every morning, usually including some cute quote or encouragement.
Back to tomorrow's weather text. I was listening to a song by Natasha Beddingfield and it says this:
"A face without freckles is like a sky without the stars. Why waste a second not loving who you are?" It goes on to say... "Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valueable, they show your personality inside your heart, reflecting who you are."
Well, that American Government exam isn't going to take itself. I've got to get back to studying. *sigh* Maybe I'll find time this week to go sit at Angel Hair for a while. After all, if I'm going to work at a shop, I might as well get involved with one early!
P.S. 95 days til Christmas!