Just like the night before, last night when I should have been working on my Linguistics midterm, I was instead procrastinating like crazy. Here were the three most interesting things I read last night, amongst innumerable others.
- Unspooled, a sadly nostalgic article about the death of the cassette tape, with a moderate focus on the art of the mix tape.
- On, Off, or Asleep? an article about the interface of power buttons.
- Dan Shafer on Baseball in response to Dave Winer on Baseball. I thought both of these posts were insightful, and I may have something to say of my own on this subject by the time it’s baseball season again. ;-)
As it turns out, I was so effective at procrastinating last night, that by the time I fell asleep, I’d only written an outline for two of the three questions, which left me with about 4 hours to write 3000 some odd words of prose today before the midterm was due. It came out well enough, considering the rush.
However, it occurred to me that I probably shouldn’t listen to my favorite blood pumping music when I’m rushed and stressed out of my mind. Though the music succeeded in getting my adrenaline flowing, when I listen to it in the future, it will just increase my stress levels in memory of this morning, which probably isn’t what I want some of my favorite music to do.