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Procrastinating

As I write this blog entry, I have not had an ounce of sleep since yesterday. close to 24 hours awake, and I don't know if it's a bad thing. I sure would like to be able to catch some sleep soon but I have a lot of things that need to be finished by mid-day. I don't have class today, but the following is a short list of things that I need to accomplish before the end of the day.

- Interview Lynette Carpio on Radio Talk
- Fill in Related Literature Placeholders in the Thesis Manuscript
- Get through iterative numerical methods "on the road to passing CMSC 150"
- Cover for dad while he gets car fixed
- Read Mark's book in the Bible

The preceding list is not by order of priority, nor are they in any particular order. They are just a few of the stuff I need to do before the end of the day. Then there is still the negotiations with MobileArts Inc. regarding the details of between our arangement. Then there's letting Yannie know that I love her at least twice today -- one when she reads this entry, and another through an SMS Message I'm sending her.

So you might want to know why the list is so long and there's so little time for me to do it. Well, as the title suggests, I've been doing too much procrastinating and very little accomplishing. I've been too busy doing a lot of other things -- being important themselves -- however most of the items in the list above could have been done way before. There's reading the bible, which is something I should have been doing anyway but has to be put in my short list.

The thesis manuscript could have been done a lot earlier before had I done the thesis presentation earlier in the semester. I wouldn't have to be cramming all this time for the CMSC 150 finals exam had I been passing the first 3 exams. I wouldn't have to be worrying about these things now and instead focus on graduating, but due to my procrastinating attitude earlier, it's come back to bite me.

I really need to catch some z's, and by some miracle I should be accomplishing this TODO by the end of the day.

CHill...

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