Cookies are evil and so are timers and finals….
Caption: We revived my old homemade (thanks Mom!) Oreo costume from elementary school, out of the garage, over Christmas. Paloma is trying to eat me 🙁 This picture fits this post perfectly.
First of all, I have my patented amazing ” Dominatimer” method of helping others study. Basically I force my classmate to determine their goals for the night, prioritize them, assign each goal a certain amount of time, and then set timers. This has worked very well with many classmates, and it even works via online! A timer is a GREAT *OT* tool!!!!
Second, my diet has been abnormally poor lately. I’m normally the low-sugar low-fat high-fiber organic no preservatives kinda girl that drives everyone crazy by judging their cheetos and Pepsi as I eat my organic fruit leather or something. But lately I’ve turned into a sugar fiend and in all honesty, I have primarily been surviving on cookies and spoonfuls of peanut butter, for the last month or so. Oh of course the occasional piece of fruit, toast, normal protein is in there too, but seriously, there have been days where I have nothing to eat but cookies and peanut butter. And – this is horrible – I bought my friend Doug Samoas to send to England for his birthday, but I ate them tonight L So anyway, my OT student friends are ready for intervention.
Following Instant Message Chat has been SLIGHTLY edited to remove bad words, but I felt a need to share it so you could all see true OT sisterly love…
OTSAllison (10:04:41 PM): Okay..so can you do the timer thing, distance?
Karen (10:04:51 PM): yes i can. what do you want to do.
OTSAllison (10:05:05 PM): I’ll spend 10 more minutes going over MOHO and my paper..
Karen (10:05:47 PM): ok. then what
OTSAllison (10:06:24 PM): then 20 minutes for each chapter I have left..i still have 3 to go over one more time
OTSAllison (10:06:34 PM): is that enough time?
Karen (10:06:49 PM): i think so.
Karen (10:06:52 PM): are you ready?
OTSAllison (10:06:55 PM): Yes mam
Karen (10:07:07 PM): ok. Rev your engines. GO.
Karen (10:18:02 PM): times up!
OTSAllison (10:18:29 PM): already???urgh..I can’t do this anymore..I’m gonna go jump off the bridge over 240
Karen (10:19:08 PM): NO
Karen (10:19:13 PM): if i can eat doug’s cookies, you can study
OTSAllison (10:19:59 PM): I’m gonna study and still fail..
Karen (10:20:08 PM): no you arent you stupid #*(*#(*.
Karen (10:30:46 PM): timer starts now
OTSAllison (11:12:44 PM): I’ll bring you breakfast tomorrow (EDITOR’S NOTE: OTS KERRI HAS ALSO INFORMED ME WE WILL WORK OUT A SYSTEM SO THAT SHE CAN MAKE MY LUNCH EVERY DAY AS WE WORK TO RID ME OF MY SUGAR ADDICTION!)
OTSAllison (11:12:56 PM): DO NOT EAT ANY CRAP BEFORE WE MEET
OTSAllison (11:13:40 PM): okie?
Karen (11:14:11 PM): lol!
Karen (11:14:19 PM): what r u bringing me? what if i will promise to eat normal cereal?
OTSAllison (11:14:19 PM): timer started?
OTSAllison (11:14:40 PM): I’m bringing you a muffin or a kellogs breakfast bar- They r soo good.
OTSAllison (11:14:51 PM): the muffin is like the one you used to eat of mine
Karen (11:14:59 PM): ahahaah
Karen (11:15:04 PM): ill have normal cereal ok? u r sweet tho
Karen (11:15:06 PM): i promise
Karen (11:15:07 PM): no crap
OTSAllison (11:15:13 PM): yeah right
Karen (11:15:14 PM): now timer started. GO
Karen (11:15:16 PM): I AM SERIOUS
(11:15:18 PM): i don’t trust you at all
Karen (11:15:20 PM): i promise to you
OTSAllison (11:15:29 PM): that doesn;t mean ANYTHING
Karen (11:15:33 PM): yes it does!!
Karen (11:15:39 PM): i dont promise you STUFF, i just vaguely go along with things normally
Karen (11:15:49 PM): so a promise is big
OTSAllison (11:15:50 PM): Promise me you will not eat a cookie tomorrow
Karen (11:15:53 PM): i promise
Karen (11:16:01 PM): but what if one jumps in my mouth in a freak suicide attack?
OTSAllison (11:16:13 PM): our friendship will be terminated
OTSAllison (11:16:17 PM): permanently
Karen (11:16:20 PM): even if its the cookies fault?
OTSAllison (11:16:27 PM): most definitely..
Karen (11:16:33 PM): no fair. but ok.
OTSAllison (11:16:35 PM): I might even put a cookie in your mouth
Karen (11:16:40 PM): ill keep my mouth closed to avoid accidental suicidal cookies
Karen (11:16:42 PM): :O
Karen (11:16:45 PM): now that was mean!!
OTSAllison (11:16:49 PM): Please do
OTSAllison (11:17:06 PM): You deserve it cause you have been bad..
OTSAllison (11:17:11 PM): okay..going back to study
Karen (11:17:14 PM): ok. timer started.