Sunday, March 7, 2010


I need to set a date for my comprehensives. My PI refuses to let me set a date until I send her a research proposal (she told me this awhile ago). Damn PI and her be a responsible adult and figure shit out attitude (JOKE!).

I can't focus. To the point that I have been banned from the bench. Yep our lab manager, post doc and senior grad student have banned me from doing any science until I start writing. I've written a first draft but I must get a completed draft to by the end of next week to my PI and I have to have a poster made up by monday.

Do you know what I'm doing now? watching tv with my coffee, writing blogs and yep not writing (a proposal). I'm also going to go grocery shopping and look at dogs from Mr.SM bday...

i'm such a procrastinator


Anonymous said...

When the fire under your derriere becomes sufficiently hot, you will be able to do what you gotta do and succeed.

Believe it or not, when I b.s. for a little while, I am processing what I need to get done, it's just on a deeper level. Probably your mind works the same way, too.

Anyway, good luck and Godspeed!

The bean-mom said...

Okay, hope you're writing and not reading your blog comments! =)

Good luck, and yes, you just need that adrenaline shot to get you through. And it's great to hear that your PI and labmates are so supportive!

Anonymous said...

Got someone you could (should) talk to? Can you call your Mom and get some support, then talk to Dad and get your butt thumped?

If you were my daughter, I would want you to call - and I would help, somehow. This task is your baby. It is weak and dependent. You love it enough to do the right thing, even if you must give up some comfort for it.

Amelie said...

I did that too, especially when I should have started writing but wasn't really in the right mood yet... now, 2 weeks from printing, I have no choice ;)
Good luck!

chall said...

Oh, i wish I could be at home trying to work on the paper during the day instead of being forced to do it at evening time.... all due to the fact that I am LATE writing this stuff.

I feel for you. Good luck and get it donw :)

microbiologist xx said...

Ahhh that sounds so familiar.

EcoGeoFemme said...

So familiar...

Break it down, down, down into small chunks that you can actually handle. And check out this website.

Good luck!

ScientistMother said...

Anon1 - thats what I tell myself so that I don't feel too bad!

BM - ummh, yeah kinda reading blogs and comments. But only when I need a break:)

HGT - welcome to the blog and yes I have enlisted my crazy parents to cook for me.

Amelie - why is procrastinating so hard to resist?!

Chall - thanks

MicrobiologistXX - I think I'm going to be here for awhile

EGF - I have been breaking it down, focusing on one section / task at a time. Problem is that I am a slow slow writer. It can take me all day to get 2 freaking paragraphs! ERGH!!!