Day 292: Redemption

There are so many things to look forward to in life that have yet to happen, from something as close as tomorrow’s talk with New York Times’ columnist and COM professor David Carr, to something as far as being a mom with a loving husband—optimistically speaking.

And yet it’s so easy to forget about life’s exciting moments to come when faced with immediate problems that seem so minuscule in comparison. What specifically comes to mind now is trying to remember how to compute customer margin using a hypothetical company’s activity-based costing system for my managerial accounting class.

Is it dangerous to think about the future at a time when I should try to complete some homework on “skills” I will definitely forget after this semester that have no application to any part of my future or career? How will knowing whether “visually inspecting CDs and placing them by hand into protective plastic cases prior to shipping” is a product- or unit-level activity have any valuable effect on my life? Other than a semester-long headache and reminder of how much I hate accounting?

This is productive procrastination at its finest. I have done nothing related to classwork all weekend but have managed to schedule a week’s worth of tweets for Greenhorn Connect and The Buzz Lab, edit the remaining print articles for The Buzz magazine, blog and reflect on life, and enjoy delicious food.

Ah, food. The trip to Chinatown for the second time this weekend, this time with my friends made in Shanghai, was totally worth it. Sunday dim sum is the best dim sum.

The best part about today? With less than an hour’s time to shop after our dim sum feast (my friend, who was my roommate in Shanghai, had to return to campus before 3), we shopped at Downtown Crossing.

It was as if the universe felt my pain from yesterday, because within five minutes of walking into DSW and trying on some more boots, I found the pair. Life is good.