Tuesday, December 26, 2006

everyone has a thing

so exam season started, and for the next month or so i "should" be busy. the reason i have the word should in quotations is that yesterday was my first exam, and you'd expect me to study for it at least for a day. my exam was at 8:00am, i started studying at 4:00am. the fact that the subject was an easy one is irrelevant...its a FINAL EXAM for God's sake. and i already failed 2 years, ya3ni mesh na2sa...ok, i'll walk you through my day and you can judge for yourself how irresponsible and lazy i've become.

the previous night i had slept at 11:00pm (much earlier than my usual bedtime) so that i could wake up early and therefore sleep early the next night (exam night). so far so good, right? well i woke up at 2:00pm...that's alot of sleep. after waking up i knew what kind of day it was gonna be. the lazy, irritating, and yet guilt-free kind.

i didn't start studying immediately because i always convince myself that i can't study while i'm hungry...so i had to wait for lunch which was at 5:00...after lunch ofcourse i had to rest because the food made me feel all heavy and stuff.

suddenly its 8:00pm.

i started fooling around with my new digital camera...its 9:00pm.

ok this is when my addiction started to reveal its colours. chess. like i said in a previous post i enjoy the game alot...i started playing online chess for almost 4 hours...yes FOUR long hours down the drain, playing a stupid game on an exam night.

no guilt, nothing.

..went down to walk Kiki(our pet dog - rottweiler) and then i started to feel a little bit worried that i might not finish the whole curriculum in the next 4 hours...yes, ridiculous.

thank God i started studying at that point, because it was just about enough time to finish up what i'd missed from lectures i attended throughout the semester.

funny enough, i did pretty good in the exam. it was just that easy i guess (not something i'm used to in this college).

ok so this incident supports my theory: everyone has a thing. every single one of us. there's mainly one thing that everyone spends time doing or thinking about more than anything else. obsession is too strong of a word, but its close to what i mean.

that thing could be your love life, outings with friends, watching tv, praying, blogging, or just your job. whether you like it or not, that thing has some control over your mind.

mine's chess....what's yours?


palo-girl said...

damn it. examz are killing me.
my brain is aching. my eyes hurt.
im getting back pains again.. i feel like a 60 yr old!

yeah i know i complain a lot.
and dude... study!! the only thing worse than studying is failing.

and my 'thing' is most definately blogging. it saps all the time from between my hands.

and just in case i dont pas ur blog before eid,
kol 3am winta bkheir

greyscale said...

thank you palo-girl, kol sana wenti tayeba :)

and yes, blogging can be very addictive.

Jannah said...

What a day!
Thank God till now my nerves are still in one piece...
I study all day, more than 10 hours, but every 15 minutes I MUST get up & do anything: check my email, chat, eat, talk on the phone, pray, read the newspaper, read a book, an article... for about 5-10 minutes then come back to my books. Never can I sit there for more than half an hour!

My thing is: not sitting still. I can never SIT a whole hour still! (not even in an exam, I get up and get a drink amidst an exam sometimes, or scribble or think of sth else that would lift my spirits up :)

greyscale said...

see i'm the opposite of that, if i know i'm gonna be getting up after 15 minutes i don't start until i finish that errand.

i can only take a break after 3 hours of studying or so, because once i start studying (if i ever do :p) i like to stay focussed.

also i'm guessing there's a big difference in our colleges, i'm studying architecture which is mostly drawings or work on the computer... we do have small subjects that require reading lectures and books etc.. but those are mostly easy subjects that don't require alot of studying. (like the one i took 2 days ago)

the reason i failed two years was because i wasn't studying architecture then. it my first year in engineering (e3dady - prep. year) and it required alot of memorizing and i hate that, so i studied very little and got distracted in other things like chess.

i'll probably be talking more about the 2 years i failed more on this blog in the future.

thanks for stopping by, jannah!

Juka said...

I was an econ major so we had to study for hours. I would say my thing was writing, stop by sometime let me know what you think of my amateur attempts.

greyscale said...

will do, juka.

Zee Puppette said...

lol. u got lucky this time but u never know how the next exam might look like.
At that point we're very different I guess. I'm a workoholic, which at this point of my life is a pretty positive thing. And because my work is highl related to computers and the web, they consequently play a big role in ruling my mind too. So here it is, work, computers, and the internet =)

greyscale said...

another workaholic...

well that's definitely better than being a lazy-a** like me:)

Deeeeeee said...

I love how you like chess, its one of those games I respect the game, might've played it 5 times collectively in the last 20 years!
I think the thing I tend to waste most time on during exams would be: taking photos.. in and out the house! Good luck studying though, I hope you ace!

greyscale said...

thanks deeee, that's very kind of you...

photography is an awesome hobby...i'm actually thinking of learning it as soon as i'm free.