Monday, November 28, 2005

You're a Strange Animal

You may have noticed in an earlier post I mentioned how a study of people using iTunes over a work network found a lot of them second-guessing their music collection. Well, I may second guess myself but I'm still listening to Gowan so I haven't changed my tastes so much. Oooh, here comes Criminal Mind. Here is much more than you could ever want to know about my man Larry.

Maybe that post title is actually applicable to what I've got to say, in reference to my brain. I found near the end of my undergrad that I was having particular trouble staying focussed on my work. It was particularly frustrating when trying to finish my readings because I found myself reading content over and over and over without actually picking-up what was there. Well, I felt the same way today. That doesn't make me too happy as you might imagine. The important thing is for me to work with it rather than let it dictate my future (ie. Learn strategies to get around it rather than forget about reading when I am having trouble focussing). Of course I'd never forget about reading but you get the idea.

I'm doing an on-line course through UBC and there are assignments each week. It means that I feel like I'm procrastinating any time I post because I "could" be completing the next assignment. I guess that means it's time for today's FPP. Again, brought to you by Arianne and Dave's wedding. You might be able to guess who the two kissers are.

4 comments:

Nic said...

I think you beat yourself up too much. How much time did writing that post really take away from your assignments? Judging by the quality of it....kidding *wink* Seriously, sometimes it's better to write those thoughts out so that they're not clogging your brain space anymore.

Nic said...

p.s. A guy I dated in high school took me to see Gowan in concert...he was opening for Burton Cummings. Seriously, what kind of guy was I dating!?!?!

justin said...

You may have just been dating the coolest guy ever! Did you know you can still go see Gowan perform? He's now the lead singer of Styx! I bet you didn't know that you could see them perform too.

les said...

Reading and understanding only works for me when i engage with the work, like underlining, writing questions or taking short form notes. I usually circle my work ahead like a plane in a holding pattern with a full tank! I'm getting better. I haven't screamed injustice at the sky, my wife, god or anything now for a few weeks. I must break away to complete my next assignment! Good luck Justin...