July 25th, 2005

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Life's incompatibilities

I'm going crazy. I have adult ADHD, I'm an insomniac, I suffer from chronic migraines, I work 40-45 hours a week and I am a full-time grad student.

And today they've all hit me at once. Between my toddler-length attention span and a migraine tonight I've managed to get further behind in class because I can't concentrate enough to get an essay done for class that was a due a week ago. My school does their grad program with the accelerated schedule of classes - 5 and half weeks per class. You can imagine how far behind I am. I would love to take a day off work this week to get caught up, but my current project at work suddenly (i.e., found out today 2 hours before leaving) that the project ends on Friday and we need to get it to a decent, working stopping point. The functionality that my boss wants me to add should really take a week and half, but we don't have funding for that long, so I am going to have to scramble.

I've already called my best friend to have her wake me in the morning, I don't think I'll wake otherwise.
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Computer drama

My good computer was in the shop for 6 weeks due to a back-ordered motherboard. I fried the motherboard back in February and got it back near the end of March. Then I had to return it to the shop because it still didn't work right. Apparently I fried a disk drive, too. That took another two weeks to debug. I finally got my computer back in April. In the meantime I was using my old computer in which the motherboard battery is dying and screwing up the clock, causing it to run fast. So I was doing the mental arithmetic on the clock to tell time.

Between school and work, I did not have time to set up my computer again until last weekend, by which time the time arithmetic had become automatic. So looking at the clock now and seeing the time correct is a shock, especially since it seems to indicate that I've managed to get 1-2 hours worth of homework done in about 6 hours. Oi!
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