March 08, 2008

My kabuki is now so skillful it's entirely out of my control.

The bibliography for my repatriation paper is five pages long in standard American Anthropological Association format and single spacing. This fact has allowed me to legitimately work on my paper for two hours solid without writing a single word of the paper itself.

In theory this is not procrastination, it's a smart way to a) get that pesky time-consuming bibliography out of the way so I'm not trying to do it at 2 am the night before the paper is due when I'm tired and missing citations and can't concentrate, and b) review the sources I checked out of the library a month ago and never opened, so that I can figure out what parts I really need to read and what I should be looking for. In theory, in fact, it's the absolute smartest way for me to start on this paper.

In practice?

Gosh, look at the time. I think I'd better make some dinner.

Posted by dianna at March 8, 2008 07:25 PM

Not to mention the central contribution of blogging to your progress.

Posted by: Elliot at March 8, 2008 08:36 PM

Shhhh! Not to mention it! I'm working very hard right now!

Posted by: Dianna at March 8, 2008 09:07 PM