Everything really hit the fan for me yesterday. I’ve got a rough draft of my research paper for my sophomore research seminar due tomorrow, which I had known about for a while. I spent the weekend at home and banked on using today and yesterday to finish the bulk of the writing and polish it up. I also knew I had a presentation and a short paper for my Japanese pop culture course, though I had thought that the presentation dates were next Tuesday and Thursday. The professor asked for volunteers to present this Thursday, and I had thought my failure to volunteer was an indication that I could not present on that day.
I had it all worked out: I was going to finish my rough draft this today and yesterday, and I was going to create my Japanese culture presentation and write the paper for that class this weekend. I like having a basic idea of what I’m doing when.
Yesterday, because of a random assignment system, it fell upon me to present this Thursday. Suddenly my workload doubled, and I began to panic. Instead of having ten pages due in two days, I had fifteen and a powerpoint presentation, in addition to having to practice my presentation. I really wanted to do well on both of these things, but now it looks like I’m going to hand in two sub-par assignments.
Oh, and Halloween’s tomorrow. I’m going to spend it trying to raise Cthulhu from his slumber so he can end my pain.