Wednesday, November 08, 2006

50% chance of "clogs"

We're T-minus one month until the first exam, and T-plus two in terms of essays yet to finish. My current goal is to finish this Land Use paper, my terremoto thesis, by Thursday. Normally I'd follow up such a post on the weekend with startling news that the goal somehow didn't work out. But to my surprise, I seem to be on track.

I've discovered that the best place to write a 7,000 word paper is away from the keyboard. And the farther the better. As is often the case when you don't live at the school you attend, you have to walk between locations. It's on these walks where I've taken to writing an essay in my head, and rewriting it until I can remember it well enough to put it on paper. Why didn't I think of this before? Perhaps blogging on a regular basis for two years is part of it...

Of course, maybe it's something in the air. I've also taken to bringing my camera along with me, and I snapped this weathern pattern. I guess I like that the clouds can't decide if they're fog or not.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely, getting the hell out of dodge and doing something physical is a great way to solve problems or sort stuff out.

Of course, when we were in elementary, this approach was called 'fooling around' and didn't hold weight.

How far we've come.


Anonymous said...

This photo makes me want to visit Vancouver again. I can't tell you how many times I'd be walking across an intersection, do a double-take at the mountains in the background made visible by the absence of buildings, and nearly get hit by a car.


Lawyerlike said...

Ah yes, the ol' "Vancouver Welcome" as we call it. Some may say vehicular assault is a bit rough, but it really demonstrates the motto we're trying to get off the ground:

"Vancouver - our natural beauty will hit you like a speeding car."