BlogDecember 15, 2004 12:52 PM ET

A for irony

Some weeks I'm more inspired than others to write for this thing. As you may have guess, I've been rather uninspired as of late. For that I apologize. Oh well. I'll make an effort to improve at some point.

I'm reminded of my junior year in high school. In English class we were required to complete a large presentation based on a topic of our own choosing. Our grade for the presentation would comprise 25% of our total grade for the class. This was important. So three weeks before the presentation day, our teacher called upon each one of us to state the subject matter of our presentation. I proudly called out, "procrastination." Everybody else had chosen mundane topics, such as 17th Century writing techniques, Billy Joel lyrics, and Indian literature. So the teacher seemed interested by my choice. One week rolls by. I've done nothing. Two weeks roll by. Nothing. Two and a half weeks... ok, I'd better start working on this thing. Oops, there's a party tonight that I must attend. So the day of the presentation arrives and I literally haven't lifted a finger. Luckily, I wasn't called upon during the first day of presentations, so I had an extra evening to prepare. Damn, my friend just brought over a bottle of Bacardi, which I'd better consume. Nothing done. The second day of presentations arrives and I'm called first. Without getting up, I sheepishly told the teacher that I didn't have anything to present as I was behind schedule. She looked at me with Medusa eyes. Ouch. The other kids looked at each other in horror. A few weeks later I got a big F for the presentation, and a D- overall in the class.

I was disgusted at myself for being so lazy. However, after pondering the situation at great length, I came to the conclusion that I had made the ultimate statement. I had procrastinated, therefore not completed my project on procrastination. How much more effectively could I have communicated the concept of procrastination to my class? Exactly. I was fucking robbed. I'm still bitter to this day.


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subject213_ 12/15/2004 10:26:04 AM

Did you go to school in Florida?? Because that is the mentality of most kids I went to school with down here. Man I hate this place

d4n_ 12/15/2004 11:06:29 AM

thats pretty dope. procrastination is awesome. i once procrastinated on a sociology paper that we had all semester to do... i started it at 3 am the day it was due, and class was at like 8 or 9 am... i think i got a B or B+ in that class.... looking back at it i totally pwned that class

xadfx_ 12/15/2004 11:40:40 AM

I have a project worth 50% of a class due tomorrow, and haven't started. Yay for a long night ahead.

fuk_ 12/15/2004 12:45:09 PM

I wish there was profession for procrastination. I'd make mad money.

frenetic_ 12/15/2004 1:26:06 PM


jedstylesux_ 12/15/2004 3:53:37 PM

i'm a gay

jesuschristsuperstar_ 12/15/2004 4:52:12 PM

you sure seemed to party a lot in high school

Hawkin_ 12/17/2004 5:16:17 PM *gang shout* YEAH!

ugly_old_guy_ 12/17/2004 6:03:28 PM

i'm the champion procrastinator. i got a 3.5 this term and didn't even study for finals until the day before each of them.

yousuck_ 12/18/2004 10:53:06 PM

i think everyone that had a life partied a lot in high school my friend

xSHAT_CREWx_ 12/19/2004 10:26:28 AM

god this sucks ass

longcoldstare_ 12/20/2004 1:53:35 PM

My B.A. was built on procrastination.

curse_ 12/23/2004 7:04:14 AM

One week later, I still await a new blog entry, inspiration to write, yeah, my fat, white, pimply ass.

swanswing_ 12/26/2004 10:33:33 PM

i have a huge video project due in English in March, i probably won't get going on that until like a week before it's due.

????_ 3/10/2005 11:17:30 AM