A Cautionary Tale for you….
Once upon a time at the beginning of a semester long ago in a far away land called Boston, there was a Lady Knight deeply embroiled in battle with the Homework Dragon.
It was one of three beasts of its type which she knew she would be facing this semester (as she did every semester). It was of the genus “Classius Presentationus” and had a knack for being a time-consuming creature which often required creative tactics in order to properly finish off.
Just as she was reaching the peak of her epic fight, the moment that would make or break
her, she was given a choice as to when she would like to face the other two of its kind which inevitably awaited her down the path.
Between dodging its razor-sharp fangs and neatly avoiding the swings of its sinewy tale, the Knight uttered from between gritted teeth “as far away from now as possible”.
Of course, as often happens when entrenched in a fight for one’s very life, the Knight made one key oversight: there was a chimera lurking at the end of her current journey which she would also need to, inevitably, face.
In putting off the second two Dragons, she had created a situation in which she would be mercilessly torn at by all five adversaries at the same time.
In other words: check your calendars before you commit to class presentations, folks. Don’t make my mistake. Due to my own stupidity, I’m currently drowning in three papers, two and a half presentations, and the usual weekly dosage of class reading in addition to some personal projects and a conference paper which has been requested for submission to publish.
My white board is at critical capacity.
So is my brain.
So is my schedule.
Oh, and I’ve managed to incubate the finals plague again, once more baffling medical science with my body’s ability to creatively re-arrange contagion in ways that may even make Dr. House cry.
It’s going to be a long month.