DOC: Missed ya last week.
LRE: I know, right? Must be rough having to go so long without seeing Larrie.
DOC: Tell me about it.
LRE: I just did.
DOC: Well, how did the surgery go?
LRE: Great. Why don’t you just read my blog yourself and find out?
DOC: Because I don’t actually exist.
LRE: Good to know that you’re finally grasping this concept.
DOC: Yup; I’m an old dog and that’s a new trick.
DOC: So I was thinking that we could talk about how you’re handling the stress of the holidays.
LRE: Stress? Are you kidding me?
DOC: Um, no. I think I was pretty serious.
LRE: Okay, fine. Perhaps I should be more stressed and that would force me to really sit down and get my final paper written already. Instead of doing it the night before.
DOC: So you’ll never not procrastinate?
LRE: Maybe; watch out with your double negatives.
DOC: Double negatives?
LRE: Don’t worry about it. Just being an English nerd.
DOC: An English nerd who hasn’t written her paper yet.
LRE: Well, it’s just a little bit difficult getting excited over a paper on XML and technical writing. I’ve done some research, but getting to the next step and putting together a first draft just hasn’t happened yet.
DOC: Isn’t it a bit difficult to write a first draft the night before it’s due?
LRE: Perhaps. It just means that the first is very similar to the final draft.
DOC: Good luck getting that published.
LRE: Gee, thanks, mister.
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