Saturday, July 12, 2008

The time has come the walrus said....

to pull out the big guns. And by big guns I mean hard core bribes. I finished my PhD almost a year ago, and I still have 2 chapters that need to be turned into manuscripts and published. I'm having a really tough time getting this little job done what with a birthday party to plan and laundry to do and postdoc research to get done. I've tried gentle encouragements and I've tried threats (I may get scooped if I don't get my ass in gear), but neither of these seem to be providing the motivation I need. Therefore, I've decided to try a new approach. Bribery. For every hour I put in on said manuscripts I'm goi to give myself a credit for one music download. And for finishing the manuscripts I'm going to buy an mp3 player of some form (exact type to be determined)to play earned downloads. Think it will work?

3 comments:

Academic said...

It's definitely worth a shot! I need to restrict my internet access if I ever want to get anything done.

acmegirl said...

tag!
Well, maybe after you've earned a few songs, first.

ScienceMama said...

I don't know if those bribes are luscious enough. I might need chocolate.

Good luck!