It is the middle of the Easter long weekend, I had not done anything or gone anywhere yesterday, and I have not done anything today, yet. I wonder if this is a dry run of what the redundancy will be like. So far it is not bad at all. I spent all morning in bed, typing away on my new, absolutely beautiful macbook air (yes I bought it, yes I can’t afford it and yes I love it!). Eventually the internet connection became too weak (I really should have bought a stronger router), so I was forced to migrate to a sleeping bag on the sofa, where I can continue to type. All in all I feel like this:
In my defence, after an excellent early summer, it has become quite cold, which makes lounging in bed, sleeping bags irresistible. Hey its better than contributing to climate change by turning the central heating on, isn’t it? Also I haven’t been quite completely unproductive. Yesterday I made a squidoo lens about tree frogs (views so far 0, but an angel-squid angel-blessed my previous post about geckos, don’t ask). I have answered 3 questions on WebAnswers, favourite question today: “is the human fetus a parasite?” I also keep periodically checking my adsense account to keep an eye on my growing fortune (views so far today:53, clicks:1).
But I do worry that this kind of existence might not be very healthy in the long term. Not to mention if the whole internet doesn’t dramatically improve I will soon become broke. It is great fun to see that I have £5 in my adsense account from not doing very much in April, but it’s not really a very practical way of living.
Anyway I am not redundant yet. I had agreed with Big Boss that I will give him the first draft of the Results section (and materials and methods) of the ‘Yet Another Mediocre Paper’ that he insists we must publish, on Wednesday. I really cannot imagine how I will motivate myself for the hundreds of re-writes necessary to produce this paper which will do absolutely nothing for me and which I don’t care about at all, but I one draft at a time. I guess I should drag myself from the sleeping bag and drag myself to the lab, so I can start procrastinating at my desk. Maybe I will answer a couple more WebAnswer questions first.