Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Brain Dead

For the past three months I've been juggling, rather successfully I think, the management between working full-time and going to school. At times it has been a struggle being able to do both but so far it has been OK. Sometimes I've had to run (literally) from my office to class in order to turn in an assignment on time. There was this one instance where I had to miss class due to a big announcement at work (and because of that almost missed out on some needed extra credit), but that was only one time. Also, switching the gears in your brain from work topics like: ERP, SaaS, unified communications and VoIP to school topics like: phagocytes, telophase, osteoclasts and red bone marrow can be a challenge, but still manageable.

That's all changed today. Today I am rather screwed. I have just finished a huge work report (the biggest one of my entire contract) that took many many hours to complete. I tried to finish it this weekend but of course some situations I could control and some that I couldn't kept me from it. I spent much of last week on it. I spent most all of yesterday on it. My alarm went off at 5:05 this morning so I could get up and finish it.

The Good news is that I just turned in my draft and for the most part is that I'm done. The Bad news is that I'm brain dead and useless for the rest of the day.

The Worst news is that now I have to cram 7 hours of studying into the next 5 hours because I have a Bio Exam at 5:30. An exam that I pretty much have not had time to study for since I've been focused on this work report. Fuck.

Yeah, so I guess I should be studying instead of blogging.

17 comments:

Shaunocyte in Singapore said...

Yuck! Wasn't'phagocyte' a playground taunt in the 80s? Gotta love the big reports ;)

5 of 9er said...

And you have to go out tonight to a show... which you better show up to!

lp said...

Cherry, I think maybe we should tag team our efforts of studying and socializing and have study dates. It's a win-win that way don't you think?! And you know me, I love me some biological terminology :).

Michael5000 said...

Also, switching the gears in your brain from work topics like: ERP, SaaS, unified communications and VoIP to school topics like: phagocytes, telophase, osteoclasts and red bone marrow can be a challenge, but still manageable.

Well, I've HEARD of bone marrow....

JUSTIN said...

Simply reading this post made my brain hurt.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Are you in nursing school? I'll get the scoop over a glass of the cheap wine I'm bringing to the Blogger Dinner Party.

ReckenRoll said...

Blogging is the perfect form of procrastination to allow your brain to rest and change gears in a natural way.

So sayeth the Reckenroll.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

You should know all about phagocytes!! HA HA HA HA! You know, 'cause of the whole gay thing...

Mr. Shain said...

i would enjoy watching you run.

Airam said...

Man do I ever sympathize with you. working full time and going to school part time is no easy feat and you should be damn proud of yourself. Good luck on your exam!!

Guilty Secret said...

Poor you.. good luck in the exam ;)

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Shaunocyte:: Yeah, I chuckle everytime the word comes up.

Niner:: I was going to leave right behind you, and then right after you left, he played "Catch My Disease" and got up on the bar. Also, I danced with some chick.

LP:: WHy do I have the feeling that we'd never get any studying done on our study dates? But I say, sure, let's give it a try. Over tater tots!

M5K:: I haven't a clue what any of those other things are, either. Even bone marrow.

Justin:: Well, at least you have a football helmet BBQ to comfort you!

Dr. Ken:: Nursing school? Nah, that stuff's for my French Lit class. Also, forget the cheap wine - LP and I are making fruity bowl drinks.

Recken:: Totally. You think I've forgotten our time together at Tower House?

Dyck:: YOu can do better than that!

Mr. Shain:: Never going to happen.

Airam:: I think you've certainly had it harder than I have, but thanks!

Guilty:: Thanks!

FitnessNerd said...

Ouch, that sucks! I wonder if it is a coincidence that "Wind Beneath My Wings" is playing right now...

All this phagocyte taunting...I'm going to have to call Gloria Alred.

Just remember, when you are feeling low, you can always go to YouTube and search for "Get Down, Goblin!" I would have put the link here, except Blogger won't let me :(

lp said...

Did you dance with my new best friend? She raised her hand didn't she?!

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Oh friend. I'm feel ya. I did it for years and it's NOT easy but I'm here if you need anything. And it frightens me I have a deep understanding of all those tech terms you listed. (shudder)

blythe said...

study blogs! that's my plan anyway. there's one i'm constantly studying. from it i learn how not to blog. i'll let you guess. it's mr. shain.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Cherry: Check out all our music picks over at Loaf's site! I spent roughly a half hour on mine.

See you at The Blegger!