Thoughts you have while working in the Rock computer lab

7:30 p.m. Such a good level of silence here! I can eat chips without dirty looks (unlike some places) but also no loud talking.

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7:35 p.m. Desktop computers are so beautiful. Look at this screen! I’ve pulled up my assignment sheet, a clean word document to type my essay in, and there is even extra space for quick internet time. These computers are  just so fancy and cool. Remember that interview with that writer I read where he/she was like, oh, I can only write my novels on my desktop? If I had my own personal desktop I could write a novel, too. But right now I’m going to do this essay.

7:45 p.m. White spaces are so intimidating.

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8:02 p.m. [After spinning in chair a bit.] Why a painting of peppers, though?

8:20 p.m. Okay I’ve done a good job setting up; I’m here, I’ve pulled out all the important materials, I’m thinking. So I should pause and do a bit of Facebook. Plus that’s relevant for extra-curricular stuff so really I’m being productive in a different way.

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8:45 p.m. That was a fun break! Now it’s time to write. Write. Right? Ha, ha. Okay, gonna write now.

9:15 p.m. I never know whether I should double space from the start or do it at the end. It feels so good when you have this chunk and then boom, it takes up double the space, but then sometimes I don’t know how much space I have left. [Mess around with spacing for a few minutes.] Okay this is dumb I’m going to keep it single-space till the end.

9:35 p.m. Omg, my stomach is making such weird noises. I really shouldn’t have eaten Mama Kim’s for dinner. Okay, probably no one can tell it’s me.

9:38 p.m. Kid next to me def knows it’s me.

9:40 p.m. Woah, kid next to me has so many emails to send. I feel unimportant. Maybe I should send some emails for a bit.

10:15 p.m. Great job me! 300 278 words is a really respectable way to spend two (and a half) hours. Even if you could have done more without Facebook/email/spinning time, those are 300-ish really good words and breaks help you think more about what you’re writing, so then it’s better. Good, good. Good use of time. Good.

10:45 p.m. I had to stop and read this article because how did I miss Ben Affleck’s you-know-what? I paid SUCH good attention in Gone Girl! Now I must quickly message everyone I know about whether they saw the penis. [This thought applies to any fill-in-the-blank trending pop culture new story of the day. For example, I could have just as easily gone with Renée Zellweger’s new face, but that’s too sad.]

11:00 p.m. AH WHY IS IT ELEVEN PM?!? Okay, focus. Focus now.

11:02 p.m. Is the cafe cart still open? I’ve worked a lot, I need coffee.

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