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The Perils of Procrastination.

What else is there to do when it’s quarter to 4 in the morning, and you’re stuck cram…er, studying for an exam that is to take place at 10AM? Why, construct a blog entry that is full of distracting links.

First of all, allow myself to introduce … myself.

My name is Becky. I’m 26 years old, and I’m a terminal procrastinator. I’m also posing as a graduate student in Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Saskatchewan. What makes this even more interesting is that I call Savannah, Georgia my home.

Upon hearing where I’m originally from, the inevitable question that follows is “why are you in Saskatchewan, of all places?!” Good question. The five cent answer is that I wanted to get far away from Georgia, school tuition is way cheaper in Canada, and I wanted to truly experience biting -50 degree windchills.

So far, so good.

Alas, the stacks of notes and books on my desk beckon — but here are the aforementioned random and distracting links:

Dictionary of Newfoundland English. There’s over 5500 entries, from alley-coosh to zosweet. Think of it as a Newfie’s OED.

You’ll never guess what Keanu’s band is named. I want a teeshirt.

Coke? Soda? Pop? A generic names for soft drinks map. I’m sad to admit I fall into the category of calling almost all carbonated drinks “Coke,” while refusing to refer to them as “pop.”

Just in case you’re looking for a pilgrimage, check out the Spam museum. Do it for the love of Spam.

Paper faces: a popular pasttime in Korea — and an interesting (while somewhat creepy) collection of (meta)pictures.

And because it’s now after 4AM, I found the website of things I’ve pushed through toast extremely funny.

4 Responses to “The Perils of Procrastination.”

  1. Dean

    Good luck on your exam.

    I tend to be a bit of procrastinator too, although that’s something I’ve largely conquered in my life. Largely, not completely.

    Thank (something or other) that I’m past that stage of my life.

  2. Darren James Harkness

    Funny… my partner and I were just up at the U of Sask in November; she was visiting Frank Klaassen in the History department to view some seventeenth-century manuscripts he has on microfilm.

    And before that, in June 2002, we visited Savannah (well, actually Beaufort) for a Milton conference. We liked Savannah, but I can see why you might want to get away from there… and U of Sask looks like a mighty fine U.

  3. champ

    Hope your exam went well.

    I also hope that rest of guest blogger follow the same format as you. Little intro always helps.

  4. becky

    Hey, thanks for the well wishes on my exam. I got 30/30 right on the written defintions, better than anyone else in the class. And I finished the exam in less than 5 hours.

    (I’m just glad it’s OVER.)

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