Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It is because I have an underactive prefrontal cortex

At least that is what I have read is one of the supposed physiological roots of ADHD. I don't know for sure because I just don't have the attention span to read all that medical and psychological mumbo-jumbo to really find out.

But see, unlike most of you slack asses, I actually have a doctor's note for my inherent procrastination.

I really can't help it.

It is a symptom of a disorder.

What can I say?

I's got a free pass.

But really, I am thinking I won't need my free pass.

Sure I just got the book last night--A Thousand Splendid Suns and the book club meeting is Friday but I am already 130 pages in; only 280 some odd pages to go!

At this rate I should be done by Thursday at lunch at the latest. Plenty of time to still write a paper comparing the novel with Milan Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being. I will title it something like The Unbearable Suffering of a Thousand Soviet Oppressions. Of course I will cite examples of existentialism and quote Nietzsche and have a short paragraph on Mikhail Bakhtim's theory of dialogism to tie the discourse between the novels together.

Ah, I knew all those semesters of reading 5 novels a week and endless research papers would come to fruition at some point.

And you see, this is why, for the most part, I stick to only reading Comso and Glamour these days. Nothing like a degree in literature to ruin you on the pleasure of reading.

Sigh, off to use my brain. Feel sorry for me. No good ever comes of that.


  1. lol. We ADD folks tend to be quite intelligent and creative, so take heart! A Thousand Splendid Suns is fantastic, but, in my humble opinion, not as good as its predecessor, Kite Runner. Enjoy!

  2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being?! YUCK. I had the esteemed misfortune of both reading and seeing the soft core porn "movie" and wow am I glad THAT's over. Pick more exciting books! Like Dearn Karnazes' Ultra Marathon Man, can't recommend it enough!

  3. A book club! How do you find time for a book club??? Your an active mother, train in three different disciplines (swimming, biking, and running) help your hubby with his business, etc. No doubt about it you're "Wonder Woman!!!"

    I agree with Mehorselady, strive to improve your motivation with running magazines, bike magazines, tri-magazines, Karnazes books, Lance Armstrongs books, body building books, etc. AND needless to say, staying current with all those blogs that specialize in your passions.

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  5. Relax people. I have read Karnazes book and Pam Reed who beat Karnaze at one of those ultrathons (Badwater I think) and I do read running stuff too. I don't like the bike mags though. I find them boring.

    And I was at one point a huge Kundera fan and read all of his books. But Igo through phases of what I like. I've been in a Vonnegut, Beat Writer, Tom Robbins, Southern Lit, Margaret Atwood phases and many others too. I pretty much like to read anything but technical manuals, self help or the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

  6. 1. I cannot believe you did not open the chamber of secrets. I always look in the cabinets at the doctor's office. It gives you something to do when the magazines are crap.

    2. Post a review of this book after you are done, please.