Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #92346 posted on 06/16/2019 2 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What did you just stop doing right now in order to answer this question? Are you procrastinating by checking the Board inbox, or did you set aside time to answer questions?

-Curious

A:

Dear Curious

I was editing a chapter for an essay collection on the Black Panther comic books.

Yes, I was absolutely procrastinating when I came to the Board. It's one of the reasons I had to retire, this thing can suck all the time out of a writer's life. And WE LOVE IT.

-Humble Master

A:

Dear curious,

I stopped answering another question. I'm procrastinating sleep, even though I know it's a terrible idea.

That said, this Alumni Week has probably been my most responsible period of writing for the Board. I've mostly slept at night; I've mostly kept up with my other responsibilities; I mostly haven't used the Board to procrastinate or avoid anything significant. I haven't even kept a question over hours. I like it. I wish I’d done it about seven years sooner.

-yayfulness

A:

Dear, 

When you say "right now," do you mean "when you started looking at questions?" Because I've been doing this for several hours, now.

At first, it was getting a head start on my homework due Sunday, after having submitted my homework due last Sunday late, then it was playing the video game I want to play (it's The Long Dark, for anyone interested), and now it's going to bed at a reasonable hour so I can be fresh for my (personal-choice PD teaching course) bright & early tomorrow. (Hi, yayfulness! I'm also being more responsible than usual, but that's more because Alumni week came later, this year, and isn't overlapping with grading crunch time). 

-Uffish Thought

A:

Dear Fred,

Actually, I just took a heavy dose of narcotics after getting back into bed by myself and now I’m going back to sleep until the nurse has a shift change and comes to wake me up and take my vitals. Night night!

-Az

A:

Dear Curious,

I'm in the middle of watching the Nadal vs. Federer French Open Semifinal. Surprise, surprise, it's not going well for my man Federer. I'm not really procrastinating anything, just biding my time before I have to get up and take care of kids.

--Maven

A:

Dear Curious

I just got to work, and instead of doing anything productive, the first thing I did was check for unread Board questions.

-The Entomophagist

A:

Dear Curious,

It's 8:46 a.m. I woke up fifteen minutes ago to the echoes of a baby babbling in his crib upstairs. Mr. Mico got up to get a bottle of milk ready and I started pumping what's left of my dwindling milk supply. Any minute now they'll both be down here, Mr. Mico holding the baby while he drinks, baby staring at us. Then we'll all rush around as I get ready to go to work while talking the baby through my morning and making sure he doesn't put an entire roll of toilet paper in the toilet again.

-Mico

A:

Dear Curious, 

I'm at work. I hold office hours for my team, in case anyone has anything on their mind or wants to hear what's on my mind. I announced a reorg earlier this week, a time I'd expect to field a lot of questions, and yet I'm sitting alone in my office hours with no one signed up. I'm just hoping that means that people are talking to their managers instead. (I'm a manager of managers.) And I'm really really hoping that the managers are sticking to our talking points. (I believe 3/4 are and the other 1...I never know with him.) 

- Petra 

A:

Dear Aziraphale,

I’m in the last minutes of my break, and don't want to start a new chapter of my book only to have it be cut off. So instead this answer got cut off, and me being the horrible procrastinator that I am, it's now overdue. Sorry everyone.

~Anathema

A:

Dear George,

Cleaning the kitchen.

-El-ahrairah

A:

Dear Curious ~

Unpacking my car after my Moab trip. Shhh. Don’t tell Yellow. [wink]

~ Dragon Lady

A:

Dear friend,

Just finished prepping some Crock Pot hot fudge brownies that should be done in around... three-ish hours. So I'm killing some time in these last hours of Alumni Week.

-Van Goff