Good god. I'm in the lab in Kings Buildings
at 1 in the morning. In 24 hours I'll be in Tokyo
. In 48, Melbourne
. In 8 hours, I'm supposed to have done a 2000 word essay
, 1 1/2 java
assignments, A design for a peer-to-peer filesharing system (the same practical they hand out at MIT
), and a report on 10 great things we've learned about planets using space probes
. And I can't concentrate at all. Damn.
I suspect tomorrow will be quite a stressful day. I can't speak japanese (I got 7% last exam.), and yet I'm somehow expected to be able to check in to a hotel, order dinner, etc. damndamndamndamndamndamn. This is going to be the longest flight I've been on in my life, and I've got to do the same the next day. I think I'll just crawl under the desk and curl up into a ball.
So why all the stress? The Assignments are all my fault. I can't plan ahead, I can't work to a deadline, can't prioritise. I can procrastinate quite successfully, though. (This being a great example.). The flights, on the other hand? Some background:
This summer, my parents moved to Melbourne
is paying for all of it, including flying me and my sister there twice a year. Some administrative wrangling later, and they're aggreeing to fly me an my wife once, instead. So we're flying to Melbourne for christmas
. After the time it's taken to get a new passport, visa, pin down a date, etc. the only flights left go via Tokyo... This is like flying to LA via Cape Town
. On the plus side, in the eight hours I'm there, I get to buy tacky japanese stuff. I'm open to suggestions as to what.
In the meantime, however, I'm going to hide under the desk.