Friday, January 12, 2007

meanwhile, you never hear anyone say 'the grant proposals practically write themselves.'

section from uw libraries electronics resources

Back in Madison for a brief visit to work on a grant proposal. Just now procrastinating by using the UW libraries to look up this Psychological Bulletin article on procrastination that has been in the news. When looking for PsycArticles on the e-resources list, I saw another entry in the P's that surprised me. An unfortunate thing about the phrase "the jokes practically write themselves" is that this does not mean the jokes actually write themselves. And I certainly do not have time for such timefoolery today. Still, if you click on the partial screenshot above, you can see if you can guess which electronic library resource caught my Beavisish bloggerly eye.

I might have more to say about the procrastination article, if I get around to it. For now, back to work! (Well, I mean, after I check my e-mail again.)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So I check out the AP article on procrastination, and right under the bad news that procrastination makes people "poorer, fatter and unhappier" is a picture of a giant ice cream sundae. Imagine all the procrastinators who read that and think to themselves, "Mmm... ice cream sounds good. Time for a break!"

Meanwhile I'm finding that the "top o' the hour program" is working wonders for me - except that I always seem to get so engaged in work I miss the top of the hour and get about 2 minutes of blog time.

eszter said...

I would guess the popular sheet music collection if one could get a JFW virtual kewpie doll for guessing.

Anonymous said...

Heh heh heh...

You said "pornography."

Anonymous said...

Shut-up Butthead.

eszter said...

If I'd known pr0n would get through Blogger filters, I would've picked that. But in any case, no doll, no point. *sniff*