March 25, 2003

N.B.: This is my second post for today, making up for missing a day a few weeks ago.

I am faced with a cruel dilemma.

I have an insane amount of work to do in virtually no time at all. I have a cabaret show of my songs opening in less than two weeks, and I still have all of the patter and two songs to write and rehearse. Also, I am presenting a paper at a conference at Columbia University on Friday. Don’t ask me how this happened; it’s a mystery to me. The conference is about writing and social justice, and the session I’m scheduled for is about writing outside the academy (which means writing if you don’t have a Ph.D. but people want to read/hear/see what you write, as opposed to writing if you have a Ph.D. but nobody wants to read what you write except other people with Ph.D.s, who don’t actually want to read it either but they have to). And of course not a word of that is written.

So my cruel dilemma is: do I go to sleep at a normal hour tonight and fall even further behind, bringing more stress into my life and risking failure at the conference and the cabaret, or do I consume large quantities of chocolate and caffeinated soda, thereby enabling myself to stay up late writing but also ensuring that I get fat?

God, it’s so hard to be me.

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7 Responses to N.B.: This is my second

  1. nicole says:

    Get some z’s & get up early. It’s always easier to write in the morning.

  2. dd says:

    See.. I was going to say, fill up on chocolates baby, you can burn off the fat *later*!

  3. angelo says:

    I’d suggest red bull and bump of cocaine. It’d send you in a writing frenzy, and, if you needed further perks, you could show up to your conference wearing all too fabulous and tragic Elizabeth Taylor sunglasses…

    Or be admitted in a Betty Ford Clinic.

    Both, however, guaranteeing a great blog.

  4. Peter says:

    Go for it. Chocolate counts as negative calories.

    No, wait…. I’m thinking of celery, aren’t I? Dammit.

  5. Jon says:

    Sleep is overrated… as you probably are finding out right about now! Chocolate and soda HAVE to win!!!

  6. theo says:

    Diet Mountain Dew – You won’t get as fat as you could.

  7. marquito says:

    I know this is late and may sound blasé in light of the alluring chocolate/caffeine solution, but I’ve read that water is the best thing to help keep you awake: it’s a no fat solution to your dilemma. Anyway, I hope your paper at Columbia goes well and that the cabaret show is a great success.


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