What should one do when one has a very very important Spanish exam the next morning, an exam which, if one fails it, will prevent one from receiving one's lovely Ph.D.? (Granted, they will let me take it over and over again until I do pass it, but still...) Clearly one should get sick and tired of studying and then spend three hours compulsively handsewing a pretty bag out of scraps of sari fabric and Thai silk. It's actually a recovered black tote bag which had a boring MLA logo on it. I wanted something that I could take to conventions to carry around my books and such, and I find the standard convention totes that get given out both unattractive and confusing (since everyone has the same ones). So, now I have a convention bag in pretty spring colors. And three hours less of studying time. Sigh. Although my college days are long past me, I have clearly not forgotten how to effectively procrastinate.