Bucket List # 47 – Spend a night at the DUDE or Ugli (Almost not quite)

It was finals week obviously, and I was so close to tasting the freedom of the holiday. My last final which was a paper was due on the 18th at 12:30 pm. Prior to that paper I already had 2 group presentation finals, 2 papers, and 3 final exams; noon on the 18th could not come sooner.

The day before I had an exam in which I stayed up quite late studying for, so after the exam I fell asleep ( more like PTFO’d) for a few hours. I woke up at 6, made dinner and started my paper. I went to the Ugli to do my research and work. However the problem is at 7 p.m., the logic my brain is telling me is I have about 17 hours to write this paper, so there is no sense of urgency, I can take my time and work at my own pace.

No, my brain is a filthy liar because at 11 p.m. I only had one page, and not even all my research done. So, I began to feel a sense of urgency. I made good progress working on my paper from then on, only taking a few well deserved breaks. However at 4 a.m. in the morning, when my paper is becoming something I can be proud of handing in, I look around the Ugli and I see 4 people. 4 people on the 1st floor of the Ugli. You look at these 4 people and they are head deep in their books, or head down on the table, so they are just as screwed if not more screwed than you are. And that thought was just too.damn. depressing. I couldn’t get any more work done after, it was impossible. Usually the Ugli is a great place to work, but not at 4 a.m. I reluctantly packed up my laptop and material and started my walk back knowing full well there was more work to be done.

Now what is worse than being at the Ugli at 4 a.m. is walking back home from the Ugli at 4 a.m. The ONLY people you see if any are… I don’t even what those people are doing. But that walk in the cold, while the wind is blowing and the thoughts of my paper weighing me down… I get sad just thinking about it ( I play boulevard of broken dreams by Green Day on my iphone). I get home and I realize my bed is just 5 feet away, and there is nothing more in the world I want more than to fall on top of it and sleep till my hearts content, but I can’t, I have to write my paper. It was lose lose, I can’t work at the Ugli, I can’t work at home, It would take more than the 7 hours of time I had left, to finish up my paper which should only take maximum maybe 3-4 hours. The morale of the story is don’t leave your work to the last minute, I say this, people tell you this, but that is obviously not going to stop you from procrastinating, but that’s a whole other subject.

So this is my failed 1st attempt at spending the night at the Ugli,I would consider the whole night at the Ugli up until 8 a.m. when it would usually open (but not anymore cause its 24/7 Hoo-yah!). But worry not, I guarantee there will be more occasions in which I will need to spend the night at the Ugli, and when that comes I will rise to the occasion. But staying a whole night at the Ugli, not for the weak-hearted.


2 responses to “Bucket List # 47 – Spend a night at the DUDE or Ugli (Almost not quite)

  1. The whole thing that happened to you sucked, and I sympathize with the finals week mess. It reminded me of a class final I had in my junior year… I got food poisoning and spent the entire day before hating life. By the time I could actually sit down and write, it was 9PM and my paper was due at 11AM. Scumbag brain was a jerk, and I ended up finishing at 10AM. I drove, then ran to my class (got an A on the paper), but ended up losing a decade of my life due to anxiety and I missed my first class of the day.

    Of course, right before I graduated, my University made the student union 24/7 (Including the Subway!!!) and they opened All Knight Study. Ugh, could have used that like… two years prior.

    Even though your whole story was that of depressing and inconvenient college life, I’ll admit I laughed at your music choice (love Green Day) and at your thoughts about the other students. It is so depressing when it dawns that your procrastination has made your night a mess, but that you might actually be doing good compared to others. Rest assured that you are making your procrastination process very efficient… in the future, it’ll suck just as much, but at least you’ll know exactly what to expect! LOL

    Enjoy your break in between semesters! It sounds like it’s extremely well deserved. 🙂

    • Thank you so much. I’ve had a great break and am finally ready for school now! Hope you also had a great break. I have high hopes for my battle against procrastination.

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