Okay. It's time to write.
Uh. Okay. But there are these dishes I need to do first. I mean, have you seen those breakfast dishes? Totally disgusting.
No. Dirty dishes are like rabbits, soy sauce packets, and wire hangers--you think they're gone, but they breed when you're not looking. Time to write.
But just the dishes. Then I won't have to wash them at lunch.
You can wash them with the lunch dishes. No.
Just one little coffee mug?
Okay. Okay. I'll write. I just need to get my beverages and snacks. Water, coffee, almonds.
Don't touch those dishes!!!
Look, here I am sitting down in front of my computer. I'm so good, opening the computer, sitting in front of the computer. I'm rearranging my beverages so they are in a nice line. My laptop is plugged in. Here are my papers; I am squaring off the stack. La la la.
What are you doing??
No! Open the Word document. What are you focusing on today?
Revising my intro and the first section.
Good. Let's focus on that.
Word document open. Looking an intro. Fixed that verb-less sentence. ooh, maybe I should say that the "press presented Lon Chaney as the special embodiment of empathy;" then I won't be using passive voice. Hm, should I use that or which here....
You are supposed to be clarifying your argument and rewriting your whole thesis paragraph. Why are you dinking around at the sentence level?
I'm warming up?
But it's haaard to think about that.
Just 25 minutes. Work on your intro paragraph for 25 minutes.
Okay, but I'm just going to check my email first. Maybe someone needs something.
But they might neeeeeed me?
No. You are not that important.
Facebook? Maybe someone liked that picture.
Twitter? Maybe someone said something mean but funny?
VIne? what's a vine? Reddit? I could reddit?
Now you don't even know what you are talking about. Focus, Fusco, Focus.
It's very annoying when you do that with our last name.
I know. Do it anyway. Focus. Just for twenty more minutes.
Did it!!! It's horrible, but maybe good? I did it!
Great. See you tomorrow.
Hm. I might have some to dishes to do tomorrow.....
Get a Life, PhD
The Professor is In
The Thesis Whisperer
Tenure, She Wrote