If I could lay down my life for a personified multi-tasking, I would seriously entertain the idea. Modern technology is genius, of course, and allows such feats to be possible, and here’s how: Without modern technology, I couldn’t be blogging, listening to Sherlock Holmes on my iPod, IM-ing my little brother, and googling (thank goodness that’s a verb) all at once. To anyone thinking, “well, those are all pathetic, less than productive ways to spend your time”, I say “Nay!” You clearly under-appreciate mystery stories. Agatha Christie? I’d marry her. Or her character Poirot; he’s got a little mustache and everything. Quite the detective.
But back to the point: Multi-tasking. It weighs heavy on the mind right now, what with the end of the semester hurtling ever closer.
Soon, we (Kourtnei, Julio, Kayla, and myself) will be back in the homeland. I have to hit the ground running. End of year reviews, FAFSAs, taxes, the list goes on, and I’m thinking Neverland is looking better and better, wayward pirates and all. For now, though, there are end-of-the-semester trouble’s a-brewin’ right here. You know the feeling: the one that you get when you wake up at 8:25 and class starts at 8:30, so you spend 5 minutes trying to decide if you have time to brush your teeth, or should you just gargle and keep mum during the crit? So here we are, just knowing there’s more work to do than there is time to do it, and instead of actually making a dent in the work, we’re trying to figure out how fast we can solve this pesky time-travel problem, and do we have time to brush up on our quantum physics.
BUT, I am determined to change my ways. I can listen to Doyle and work on a drawing for Batik at the same time.
*Tangent: Do you ever hear someone mention a book that you’ve heard of but never did actually read in the 8th grade because, well, watching paint peel just seemed so much more appealing? I call them all “Old Man and the Sea #(blank)”. Well, I made a list of all of those books, and let me just say that it’s going to be YEARS before I get any literary references. I’ll probably get around to Moby Dick sometime in my mid 40′s if I go in alphabetical order. *End Tangent*
That’s relevant because I’m starting this list now, in my prime, so that I can have gotten most of them covered before I die, and the rest I’ll just finish up later. Sherlock Holmes is the most favored on the list, so I started there. And while I’m blogging, I’m thinking about the elements needed to complete this batik drawing, my graphic design Branding system for “Vespamerica”, and the three paintings I have to start/work on/finish at 9am (let the all-nighters commence), but I feel better about it because I am simultaneously working on a much bigger problem (that’s the literary ignorance one). So bring it on, Father Time, we’ve got multi-tasking as an ally.