Frankly, I think procrastinators get a bad name.
I was the kid growing up who would always wait until the night before to start that term paper, the one who would set his alarm clock a mere 5 minutes before he needed to leave for school in the morning, the one who would wait until 10 minutes before we needed to leave for vacation to pack his suitcase (OK, I still do this one).
I mean, why finish today what you can get put off for tomorrow? Who wants an perfectly-written A+ paper that you slaved over for weeks and weeks when a slapdash B+ effort written in 90 minutes will suffice just fine?
Procrastination allows you to develop those EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY skills, the ability to focus and work quickly under tight deadlines, the talent to be cool and calm under pressure.
And so today, fellow procrastinators, is your day! That email you wrote in your head to your professional friends and colleagues with that idea for a CMEpalooza session can be sent. That amazing idea for an entire presentation in pig Latin can be formalized (OK, maybe not). And most importantly, that brilliance you have tucked away can finally be put onto paper for the esteemed CMEpalooza abstract selection committee to review.
The abstract submission deadline for CMEpalooza Spring is indeed today. Click here for all of the details, including a link to the basic form you’ll need to submit your idea. Unlike some of those lesser meetings, you won’t be getting a blog post from us tomorrow morning saying, “Guess what? We decided to extend the submission deadline.” We said today, and we mean it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, my flight is boarding. Where is that damned sunscreen?
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Just going to leave this here for fellow procrastinators and last-minute packers:
(I’ll read this later)