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.
Get some z’s & get up early. It’s always easier to write in the morning.
See.. I was going to say, fill up on chocolates baby, you can burn off the fat *later*!
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.
Go for it. Chocolate counts as negative calories.
No, wait…. I’m thinking of celery, aren’t I? Dammit.
Sleep is overrated… as you probably are finding out right about now! Chocolate and soda HAVE to win!!!
Diet Mountain Dew – You won’t get as fat as you could.
I know this is late and may sound blasÃ© 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.