How to avoid finishing your paper in three easy steps.

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Step 1: Go to Beadworks after class “just to look around.” Classify this as social experiment: people who frequent bead stores are farrrr stranger than yarnies. Noted.

Step 2: String tiny seed beads onto 2 yards of fine wire intermittently, for approximately 20 minutes total.

Step 3: Use pliers to crimp everything into place, and spend a solid 10 minutes staring at a new, very satisfying creation that took little time to make, in comparison to the never-ending knits dominating the house. Contemplate switching hobbies and becoming a beader, which is a far less expensive pursuit, in addition to being more economical space-wise. Mull this over for a while, then get sucked into the vortex that is the world of knitting blogs, and spend hours cruising other people’s beautiful finished knits and queuing them up in hopes that someday, you, too will be a fastidious, product-driven knitter. And actually finish things. Like that paper you started hours ago! You know, the one that is due in a mere two days?

Promptly run over to WordPress for a last bout of procrastination, and finally, at least pretend to try and finish up your final paper of the semester. Right after you download that free pattern you saw…


5 thoughts on “How to avoid finishing your paper in three easy steps.

  1. Wow… I can totally relate to this type of school-related procrastination… it’s the best kind because (really), you’re still being productive πŸ™‚

    1. We all tell ourselves that πŸ™‚ But I think that, ultimately, happiness trumps productivity. Everything always works out in the end–it usually just means a little more stress as the deadline nears. Oh well!

  2. I just tried beading and chainmaille making out too. It’s fun, but I like the “think time” that knitting allows me since the projects are so time consuming.

    Additionally that is pretty much a description of my favorite means of procrastination.

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