Thursday, January 22, 2009

Colony of Ants in My Pants


The past 24 hours has been filled with lectures and meetings, and I am just squirming with excess energy. Wednesday evening was the mandatory pre-student teaching meeting, which lasted 3 full hours. The meeting primarily consisted of reiterating requirements and deadlines to remember. Thrilling. Today consisted of another meeting and several lectures, and the last of the day was 2.5 hours long. As the lecture neared its end, my well of concentration was in danger of running dry and I was becoming super fidgety. Major case of ants in the pants! I have always struggled with sitting still for long stretches of time.
I think it will be in my best interest to go for a long run in the morning. A good energy-burning run will grant me a glimmering chance of staying focused during the 3 hour Marriage of Figaro rehearsal scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Rehearsal time is precious, and I owe it to my wonderful colleagues to be in top form. I feel like I have enough energy to run to Chicago!

What do you do to help you focus- especially when you have oodles of excess energy?


  1. Sounds like a hectic schedule! Energy and focus are key indeed. A run is great. :)

    I walk. I write. I sit and ponder the sky. :)

  2. Exercise is a great thing to do with excess energy, I wouldn't know because that phenomenon eludes me, LOL.

    Thanks for the bday wishes! I will definitely indulge tonight at the restaurant. I can hardly wait!

  3. Hmmm--what do I do? I like to go dancing! Or go out with my ladies! When I'm alone and have ants in the pants--I rearrange my furniture. :)

    See you this weekend, Love!
    All the Bestest!~*

  4. When I have too much energy I clean the apartment, but lately I've been very tired and drained, not a good way to start the semester.