OCU students refer to “dead week” as “death week” because classes here are NOT cancelled, and it’s the busiest week of the semester. Even with the rapidly approaching final papers, projects and exams, students manage to find time to procrastinate due to a number of distractions.
- Your apartment MUST be cleaned RIGHT NOW.
Have you deep cleaned your apartment all year? No. But does that take precedence over your piles of impending deadlines? Absolutely.
- You feel a sudden urge to read for fun!
That self help book from Great Aunt Suzie has been sitting on your shelf since high school graduation, so it’s about time you read it! Who knows? How to Remember Your Roots as a College Freshman Virgin might change your life.
- The pizza in your fridge is just waiting to be eaten.
- You need to catch up with friends from high school.
You don’t care enough to give anyone a call, but you see that your old pals Jerry and Beverly updated their Snapchat stories with six hours worth of videos. You suddenly become interested in their lives and wonder what they’ve been up to.
- You discover the Tamagotchi app.
While reminiscing about old friends, you remember your childhood Tamagotchi game and discover there’s an app that lets you play the same game. After paying $0.99, you realize why the game died off in the first place, but now you’ve invested, so you have to play it for three hours.
- The bag of Dollar Tree peas in your freezer is just waiting to be eaten.
- You have to get a head start on your course for next semester.
The final history paper that you haven’t started is due tomorrow, but you already have the book required for Methods of Scientific Inquiry in the fall. You instantly become intrigued by your future class and feel the need to read the textbook for pleasure.
- You fall asleep.
You’ve been averaging four hours of sleep per night this semester, but your exhaustion finally catches up, and you suddenly need ten hours of sleep every night with additional naps.
- The small pile of spilled dry oats in your cupboard is just waiting to be eaten.
- You get distracted by a new release on Netflix.
Your jury pieces are violently underprepared, but Netflix just released “Blank Check,” an attention grabbing film about a kid who runs around spending money irresponsibly. The movie got a 13 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and looks too good for you to miss.
If you think of more death week distractions, comment them below!