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January 29, 2009

Homework in the kitchen

Filed under: homework,my theories,studying — by heatherdc @ 11:33 pm

Not my greatest idea. But, I just can’t do anymore work in my room. Distractions are inevitable either way, but there is not enough space on my desk. So, I usually just spread my stuff out on my bed. I prop up my pillows and sit with my lap-top lap-pad (aka, my thighs’ best friend. it takes away from the ridiculous lapt-top-bottom heat, ow ow).

Turns out that after a few hours of this, I’ve only finished about half the work I intended to do. The bed? Not the best place for home-work doing. I want to sleep, I want to curl up with my covers, I want to turn on my heater because it’s freezing in my room and then get frustrated because Whoa that air gets really hot, and I want to …… do anything except homework.

So, last weekend I tried something new. The last resort here will be actually leaving the apartment, but ugh, so much effort. Last weekend I relocated to the kitchen. There’s a nice dining table, the heater actually works out there, I can refill my coffee very quickly…….

Seriously,why did I not do this earlier?!

I will admit, I am much more productive out there. For whatever reason it’s not as exciting doing internet time-wasting things when I’m sitting at a table with my books and notes right within my reach (rather than spread all around my bed). But, somehow I let one little detail slip my mind…..

The Kitchen is holding all my snacky foods! They’re right there. So close. So easy to get to. Dangittttt.

It takes a little bit Lot of will-power to sit and work and not get up every 15 minutes for a ‘stretch’ and um, also grab a handful of this and that. And not set out the ice-cream to melt a little bit so I can go do more work and then enjoy the melted deliciousness in….another 15 minutes. Oh, man.

SO. I may have to get super creative, and find somewhere else to sit and write about nutrition and antibiotics and diet therapies. Or just accept the fact that apparently I have an upper-limit for productivity and avoiding distractions.

Yup. That’s cool too.



  1. I tagged you in my blog!

    Comment by Erin — January 30, 2009 @ 10:39 am |Reply

  2. I always have to study somewhere other than my apartment. I am waaaayyy too easily distracted.

    Comment by Megkathleen — January 30, 2009 @ 3:03 pm |Reply

  3. I don’t have homework right now, but I have to keep my pantry closed or else every time I walk by it, I grab something out to eat. So addiciting if you can see things.

    Comment by Playful Professional — January 31, 2009 @ 12:25 am |Reply

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