I'm a big, fat, stupid head

This weekend is meant to be a weekend filled with studying for a big midterm I have on Monday about…umm…about…well, something to do with liver enzymes and how Tylenol can be toxic…I think…

I started off pretty good.
Sort of.
I was at the university library this morning by 9am.
I hunkered down on the third floor where only the souls of fired librarians float through the stacks of dusty book shelves.

Creepy, right.

But for 3 hours without any kids, computer, husband, or phone to distract me, I was willing to put up with the horror movie scenario.

The problem, however, lies in the fact that I am a born procrastinator. So in between reading about pancreatitis riveting, I know! I was putting back bottles of water.
Just for something to do.
So there I am, drinking water, reading, blowing my nose, drinking more water, blowing my nose again, looking around I’m pretty sure I heard footsteps but nobody was there, I swear! trying to concentrate on the material for the exam, but of course, I have to pee.

But this is what I have to walk through before I make it to the bathrooms.

See the bathroom icons way down there at the end of the hall?
I have to cross that passageway before I can pee.
Sorry, but that’s just terrifying.
Look at those stacks. How do I know someone or something isn’t going to jump out of those and saw my head off or force me to read those ancient textbooks.
I wasn’t taking any chances.

So, wiggling in my seat, I turned my attention to sustenance. I figured that by now it was 9:15 , my brain had earned itself a little snack.

After scarfing nibbling on the muffin, I knew it was time to buckle down and get some work done.

I did as much as I could.

Tomorrow is another day filled with time, time I promise I will put to good use!
…I wonder if anybody  in the library would mind if I painted my toe nails?


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57 Responses to I'm a big, fat, stupid head
  1. Poppy
    October 24, 2010 | 1:18 am

    Thanks for the Tylenol link. You should have spent one day at the library and the 2nd day shopping, what were you thinking?

  2. MamaOnDaGo
    October 24, 2010 | 1:18 am

    Looks like me back in my college days. Only I only hung out in the scary area if I really needed to study. Other than that, I'd hang out in the "study" area that was more like a bar minus the alcohol. Did I mention I met my husband there? You can only imagine how much studying I actually did there.

  3. The Adorkable Ditz
    October 24, 2010 | 1:19 am

    LOL sounds like me and research papers. I hate doing them, but they have to get done. Like the other homework assignments.

    Good luck!


  4. Noelle
    October 24, 2010 | 1:27 am

    That looks like exactly how I studied whenever I went to the library!

  5. Ami
    October 24, 2010 | 2:12 am

    I so admire women who have decided to continue their education in the middle of motherhood and life and living and all that.

    You're amazing.

    So I was wondering if you've ever heard of astronaut diapers? Might save you some time/angst….

  6. SkippyMom
    October 24, 2010 | 2:26 am

    What? Did you move in? The only thing missing is a pillow. Then again doesn't look like you needed it.

    Good luck on the test. You'll do great. I am pretty sure osmosis was working in your favor on the last pic'. You are sleeping ON the book, right? Because that is the only way THAT is going to work.

  7. Lily Johnson
    October 24, 2010 | 2:35 am

    Hahhaha! I can relate to that. That is why i don't often go to libraries. I just put my head in the middle of the book and sleep off for no reason.
    Hilarious post.

  8. BeMistified
    October 24, 2010 | 3:30 am

    Reminds me of the library scene in the first Ghostbusters!

  9. Opto-Mom
    October 24, 2010 | 4:04 am

    I got my effin' wallet stolen while studying for my National Boards at a library. It totally sucks to have to spend the last day before the exam running around to try to get a picture ID so I could gain entrance to the exam. I coulda used that day for studying, LOL.

  10. Bouncin' Barb
    October 24, 2010 | 6:08 am

    Sandra you are hysterical. That pic does look like the Ghostbuster library scene. All this will be but a faint memory when you are a full fledged nurse taking care of your patients. I still don't know how you do it all. I couldn't without the assistance of drugs!! lol.

  11. Hazel
    October 24, 2010 | 6:40 am

    That library looked cool actually!

    But then again, I'm a sucker for anything spooky!

    Hazel xxx

  12. Kimberly
    October 24, 2010 | 6:54 am

    That library gives me the heeebies. Are you sure that the place was actually open? Maybe a ghost let you in? Maybe they can help you study. Better yet maybe you could con them into going with you to your exam and they can whisper the answers in your ear. I know, I'm a friggen genius.

  13. Semi-Slacker Mom
    October 24, 2010 | 7:12 am

    That would totally be me in the library. Are the chairs comfy?

    Thanks for the Tylenol stress. Let me go read that. I wish you were our nurse right now. :)

  14. MissEmy
    October 24, 2010 | 7:27 am

    I hate when stuff like that happens. It will be the night before an exam and I know I still have material to go over but I can't!! I find myself completely unable to open the book…. Hope tomorrow goes better for ya! :)

  15. Portia
    October 24, 2010 | 7:27 am

    Ahh studying. I almost remember doing that in college thirty years ago. I met my husband my first week there so I had four years of being together and a little studying thrown in there to pass and get my degree.

    I cannot imagine going back to school with the responsibilities of kids, husband,house and just life in general. Kudos to you!! You'll do fine on your test!

  16. Jane
    October 24, 2010 | 7:32 am

    Those library stacks look like the ones at my university, and you are right – they can be creepy. I usually dash in and dash out when I have to go to the library, and use the home office for studies! Good luck with your exam,


  17. Canadianbloggergirl
    October 24, 2010 | 7:42 am

    You know, it took me years to figure something out about studying. As long as I attended the classes (and paid attention) I didn't have to study for exams. If I did study…..I'd flunk and not just by a little bit, by a landslide! I hope this is the case for you!?


  18. Farmers Wifey
    October 24, 2010 | 7:43 am

    That is classic horror movie fodder…..there is something uber scary about libraries and old mental hospitals…

  19. Kerrie
    October 24, 2010 | 8:03 am

    Thought I would pop over and see you after you visited me and my blog. I love what your doing here.
    I think the last question depends very much on what colour you were thinking of, it would have to be a library approved shade.

  20. ms. caboo
    October 24, 2010 | 8:46 am

    I hated studying at the library–the minute I sat down, a wave of sleepiness would hit me, and I couldn't stay awake. I would stay home, shut my bedroom door, turn on classical music, and study at my desk. Of course, this was without any children or a husband to interrupt. It was the only way I could study. And I was close to a bathroom and sustenance!

  21. Matty
    October 24, 2010 | 9:07 am

    You take procrastination to a new level. Bravo!

  22. Mamma has spoken
    October 24, 2010 | 9:19 am

    Your pictures made me glad that it's you and not me having to study. I don't miss those days of studying until you think your head will explode. Hyped up on caffine and other crap that I won't meation here. wondering if I'd ever use all the stuff in real life. Nope, don't miss those days at all….

  23. Jayne Doe
    October 24, 2010 | 9:50 am

    Those shots reminded me of that movie "The Box."

  24. Snuggle Wasteland
    October 24, 2010 | 9:53 am

    LOL! I'm a procrastinator, too. Right now I'm supposed to be writing reports for work but I'm reading blogs instead.

  25. Kristina P.
    October 24, 2010 | 10:46 am

    I think I went to the library once during my entire 4 years of college.

    I think your fears are sound. There was a "24" episode where they kidnapped a girl from between the stacks.

  26. bluzdude
    October 24, 2010 | 10:55 am

    If I didn't know better, I'd swear you went to the library for the sole purpose of creating this post!

  27. Sparkling
    October 24, 2010 | 11:28 am

    Nothing makes me feel smarter than a college library. Getting the work done in it is a completely different story. That is a mighty big book next to your muffin.

  28. Another Day of Crazy
    October 24, 2010 | 11:51 am

    Oh I don't miss those days at all! The size of your book makes me cringe.

  29. Julianna
    October 24, 2010 | 12:02 pm

    The Boston Public library has a top floor where the ancient maps are kept. It is an absolutely beautiful building, and the top floor has georgeous alcoves with antique busts of famous people, hand carved details, etc. Going up the grand staircase, all I could think about was how it was like a scene out of Ghost Busters. Haven't been back since. -J

  30. Uncle Rob
    October 24, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    Do you study with a photographer? Or is the last pic taken by the paparazzi?

  31. Debby@Just Breathe
    October 24, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    Sounds like something from Ghost Busters in the library. I would have been scared too!

  32. Ameena
    October 24, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    I was never a very diligent student, hence why I could never go back to school! I need a boss breathing down my neck to make me productive. :)

  33. Stacey
    October 24, 2010 | 1:12 pm

    This so reminds me of my days as a college student. (As short-lived as that may have been!) I eventually opted to study in the cafeteria. The library was too dang quiet!

  34. Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy
    October 24, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    There's something so unnatural about the quiet of libraries…like the quieter the library the louder the thoughts in my head making me feel like I will surely get kicked out for being disruptive.

    Hope things go well on your exam!!

  35. Busy Working Mama
    October 24, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    I am not going to disclose what I've done in the dark stacks of the library to stave off boredom of studying. Tomorrow will be a better day!

  36. Nicole
    October 24, 2010 | 1:50 pm

    Dead librarians tell no tales. I say bring the nail polish and have a pedi!

  37. Yandie, Goddess of Pickles.
    October 25, 2010 | 9:37 am

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who made the Ghostbusters connection.

    Enjoying the new layout, btw.

  38. Blasé
    October 25, 2010 | 9:41 am

    As long as you can paint your toenails quietly…you should be ok.

  39. blueviolet
    October 25, 2010 | 9:58 am

    You've got to pull yourself together!

  40. Gigi
    October 25, 2010 | 10:02 am

    I am lovin' the look of your blog!! Wow!

  41. Brandy@YDK
    October 25, 2010 | 10:43 am

    Thank you for reminding the parts of college I hated.

  42. Mommybreath
    October 25, 2010 | 11:20 am

    Thanks for visiting! I guess a narcissist doesn't need to hear this but I think you are funny and like to read your posts. Looks like I will be following! LOL
    Have a great week.

  43. marie
    October 25, 2010 | 11:37 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Sandra, and leaving a comment! You have the honor of being the SECOND one to comment(I don't count). Love your blog! I have to say, though, that you must be watching waaaaayyyyyy too many horror movies. I love libraries. Until the advent of the internet, they were my home away from home. I think libraries must have been a lot safer back then, though. Many, many, (sigh) MANY years ago.

  44. the chirpy bird
    October 25, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    Genius!!!! There's nothing worse than brain fog after trying to cram in too much information! And you're right, if I studied in their I'd for sure leave with a bladder infection after holding it in all day… Way too terrifying!
    Thanks for stopping by too!
    ox tash

  45. CkretsGalore
    October 25, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    Zowie! Digging the new look.
    The place I used to enjoy studying with my cousin is the Strippers.

    We're just classy like that.

  46. Kristy
    October 25, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    Do you by chance have difficulties with distraction? :) Hope the next trip is more fruitful – maybe you can take pics for a blog post, paint your toenails AND get in a nap.

  47. HulaBuns
    October 25, 2010 | 3:15 pm

    Ooooooo! Scaaarrry! I would have ran down the hallway of books as fast as I could – then laughed hysterically at myself. :D

    Love the new look – it looks good on you! Looks like you did more than I could (or would) have done! ;)

  48. Jill
    October 25, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    HOLY new design Batman! Love it. Girl, you do TOO much. Give yourself some credit. I don't know how you fit it all in!

  49. GrammyMouseTails
    October 25, 2010 | 5:31 pm

    huummm, did you happen to watch a horror movie marathon the day/night before said library day? Esp the ones with lots of dead teenagers getting sucked in & out of dreams? I never went to a library to study. I would pick out my books & boogie. that is until I had kids I need the silence… that may be the problem here, to quiet?? ahh, peaceful, no one crying 'mooooommmeyyyy' every 2 seconds, pulling on your legs or begging for food.
    I never would of gotten away w/food or drink (other than bottled water) in my library, either… Next time sit closer to the rest rooms, and don't think about using them for "rest"! Good luck on the test!
    Loving the new header & look, too.
    Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

  50. kittycat
    October 25, 2010 | 5:39 pm

    Love the new page look! Its awesome.

    AS for your day, glad to see you had all the proper nutrients there to help you study.

  51. Jana
    October 25, 2010 | 8:05 pm

    Those snacks just look too nutritious. Do you have some sort of special soy latte there, too? Eat some chocolate and you'll feel better wading through those haunted halls!

  52. mintifresh
    October 25, 2010 | 9:42 pm

    That is my kind of studying!

    I swear there was a horror flick filmed in that very library where someone is being stalked through those spooky shelves! Next time wear some adult diapers just to be safe!!

  53. Paige
    October 25, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    oh god… i will never miss those days in the library…

  54. Paige
    October 25, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    oh god… i will never miss those days in the library…

  55. King of New York Hacks
    October 26, 2010 | 12:07 am

    just stay out of the self help aisle and you'll be fine lmao !

  56. Stacia
    October 26, 2010 | 12:18 am

    The college I attended had old, plaid, comfy couches in the basement of the library that I frequented. I spend many an afternoon between classes napping down there … Mmmmmm, I can almost smell the mustiness now!

  57. Melissa {adventuroo}
    October 26, 2010 | 9:47 am

    That's hilarious! I never thought of myself as a procrastinator but truth is, I am! Concentration has gone to zilch since having kids too. In fact, I should be working but look where I am!

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