What's the oldest joke on this blog?
I'm writing a paper right now. No, I'm not! I'm avoiding writing a paper!
I know that I ALWAYS say that whatever assignment I'm working on is the most beastly assignment ever foisted upon a hapless undergraduate, but this one really is. And I know that I ALWAYS say that whatever I've written is utter bilge, but the current draft of this paper really is utter bilge. Finally, I know that I always tell 8yo that it's better to just sit down and do your work, rather than indulging in 45 minutes of woe-is-me drama and stallling tactics, but you can file that right under the heading of do as I say and not as I do. The spirit is unwilling, and the flesh isn't all that cooperative either.