#266 When a deadline is extended unexpectedly

Talk about a win-win-win-win.

If you’re already done! Brother, you just earned some breathing room. Sit back and smile as everyone sweats it up next week and pat your own back for being on top of your game. If you feel like it you can make improvements and hand in Version 2.0 of Your Masterpiece. Or you can simply make improvements to the amount of dancing cat videos you’ve watched online lately. Your choice.

• If you’re nowhere close! Then this is for you! Yes, you were drowning in deadlines when this one thankfully got moved so now you finally catch your breath and get organized. Take a deep breath and catch up to yourself.

• If you’re the teacher! Congratulations! You just enabled your own procrastination. Forget spending the weekend reading a pile of book reports or grading science labs. Nope — now’s the time to clean out the fridge, spend a day on the couch, and maybe even finally finish that Solitaire game that’s been taunting you. Watch out for falling cards.

If you’re the deadline! Why, you don’t mind at all either. This could be due to your lack of consciousness.

So listen up, teachers and bosses of the world: When you extend those deadlines we’re loving you lots. Life’s too short to stress out all the time so give us a break and we promise to pay you back with full-face smiles, cracking high fives, and great big screams of


— Email message —

“Every year my school hosts ‘Make a Statement Day,’ when everybody in the school gets a plain white T-shirt to do whatever they please on it. From inspirational quotes by world famous authors to passing thoughts, each shirt is a work of art and often the messages on them convey students thoughts and feelings about life and the world around us. My statement this year was to “Be Awesome” because there is something truly great about just being AWESOME!” – Colin from Massachusetts

Photos from: here

72 thoughts on “#266 When a deadline is extended unexpectedly

  1. When you are playing online Scrabble and your opponent grants you an extension = AWESOME! If only extensions applied to graduation…

  2. Haha! That first picture made me crack up! Ah, if only *sigh*

    But seriously – this is what I need right now (an extended deadline, I mean). I have an assignment to hand in tomorrow and still have so much to do. Argh!!!

  3. I loveee this, it’s one of those things that can make your shoulders relax, your stomach unclench, and 5 years of premature wrinkles (you were convinced existed )disappear in just 1.0s !

  4. Wishing this one had happened today. 2x assignments due + 1x in class exam. For three different classes. Gah. Oh well, mid-semester break now. AWESOME!

    Happy Easter!

    1. wow – this is the most minamilist avatar square I’ve ever seen.. you are four small blue triangles away from being a totally blank square! Wild..

      1. Or you could say that it’s a white sqare with four little triangles cut out of the edges away from being totally blue.

  5. the first awesome thing in a while for me. i love it.
    especially ‘congratulations! you just enabled your own procrastination!’

  6. Too true! If you ARE the deadline.
    Go easy on us underlings every now and then, K?
    Thanks for another awesome post!

  7. I love the shirt quote idea. Every school should do that.

    I’m a procrastinator, I admit it, so when dealines are pushed back a few days (or even hours sometimes) it allows me to breathe and not rush around so much.

  8. I love that t-shirt on the e-mail. I think I will get one made for me. Goes without saying, the post is so well written ( as usual ) & it is hilarious.

  9. I just got a deadline extended this week on a big paper. It was great because I hadn’t started yet. So awesome!!

    1. Yes! I love everything about Colin’s story. I keep thinking about how great it would be to walk around all day reading happy and inspirational t-shirts! What a lift!

  10. OMG, that totally happened to me today! It was such a relief and a joy. Now I can do an excellent job rather than just a good one.

  11. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh there should be an addendum to this one.

    when a deadline is extended unexpectedly… AND you haven’t done the work.

    otherwise i can’t imagine there’s anything worse than being responsible and doing things AS they are assigned only to find out that the rest of the people who procrastinated are now getting a pass and being rewarded.

    just so we’re clear, i’ve never been the type to have something done on time so this one is totally awesome!! for my life :)

  12. This happened to me today!! It was in fact truly AWESOME! I know have time this weekend to have a life :)

  13. This happened to me last week in my english class. It was AWESOME! since I never procrastinate and this is the first project of the school year I’ve procrastinated on so I was so stressed, but it was only for one day but it still gave me an extra night to catch all of the random mistakes I fixed and to improve everything.

    1. Yeah, I agree, the sell these t’s and I’d sure buy one. I love it! I could use one right now as I have NOT had any surprise extensions. arg!

  14. I remember when our English teacher gave us an extension on three big assignments at once in grade 10. Triple Awesome!!!

    Us IB kids are the best at getting deadlines extended. We all start complaining about all the other assignments, tests, and homework we have and our teachers usually take sympathy on us. If, however, the deadline is determined by the IB Overlords, you may as well spit at Pluto.

  15. OMG YES.
    I was freaking out over my term paper that I had not even started researching for, when my professor declared that we had an extra two weeks to work on it. Best news ever.

  16. I was beginning to doubt that it was possible to find decent content for once, I was getting tired of the never ending drivel I come across daily, thank you.

  17. It is possible to find CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) courses
    online, but it is important to know that some of these so called
    CNA courses offered online can be pretty misleading.

    You probably didn’t know, but the American Red Cross has provided nursing assistant training classes
    for more than two decades. Phlebotomists can work at hospitals, plasma centers, blood labs and doctor’s offices.

  18. 10 to 15 (multi-exercise movement)- rest 90 seconds.
    Doing these physical exercises will help reduce your cravings and the stress
    associated with them by refocusing your consideration on the breathing exercise, not your cravings.
    Vegetables and fruits are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and

  19. Enhance the effect of an elliptical machine as a 24hr fitness trainer, by
    deciding upon a machine that also capabilities handlebars for a incredibly effective total human body exercise.
    Consult with your physician about doctor prescribed
    medicines and put together a support group. You need
    to find a way to change the way you think about food, in order to avoid the bad habit of overeating.

  20. Mas si bien el equipo ganase la Champions, ello no esconde que en Premier el
    equipo fue en esos 11 partidos en los que se jugaba la vida (clasificarse para la Champions) a
    ritmo de 62 puntos por temporada, 1.6 goles a
    favor y 1.3 en contra, claramente insuficiente
    para un club de sus aspiraciones y presupuesto.

  21. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same
    comment. Is there any way you can remove me from
    that service? Thanks!

  22. These expenses range from tuition, books and room and board.
    Federal student loans are not according to
    income or credit guidelines. Through all with
    the ups and downs of applying too college there’s one truth
    you should remember:. Interlink this with the travel industry, that’s considered along the same lines of hospitality so
    you can see an economic turnout toughing not billions but trillions of dollars worldwide annually, with millions earning their livelihood and massive numbers of
    jobs being created annually as many nations now begin to explore into this vast, only partially tapped market.

    That’s not very surprising because government ministers have consistently pushed
    the advantages of an excellent education and still have never
    because of the same weight to vocational qualifications.
    At the rate things are going now each student could be paying on this loan for your
    rest of his life. The professor unlocks students’s
    access code with the appropriate time, as well as the student can log on for the testing material at any point after
    the test may be released to the class. Department of Education, a number of other financial aids including tax benefits for education, aid for serving
    inside military or being a youngster or spouse of your war veteran and scholarship and loan repayment through
    the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service,
    National Institutes of Health, and National Health Service Corps is additionally available.
    It is our turn to assist others “self educate”
    and provide back. One doesn’t have to be traditionally
    employed as a way to put the information to use.

  23. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz reply as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.

  24. Therefore, a lot of are created obtainable around
    the world. If you think something will work and you thus believe in it you will find it a
    lot easier to do. I’ve had a customer of mine decide to give up his long time love of chocolate,
    and decide to just focus on calorie counting, minor exercise, and portion sizing.

  25. G cpntains the best pet food is bwcause of the distinction off itts
    founder. My point here will not be to defcend unwholesome
    or dangerous meeats but to provide some perspective. When you start ouut giving your dog oranic canine, youu will find
    that it may help to reduce allergies and skin problems that your furry friend may
    be dealiing with.

  26. I used to be suggested this web site via my cousin. I am now not positive whether or not this publish
    is written by means of him as nobody else know such unique about my trouble.

    You’re incredible! Thank you!

  27. This is the right web site for anyone who wants to understand this topic.
    You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic which has been discussed for ages.
    Great stuff, just excellent!

  28. That is very interesting, You’re an overly professional blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and stay up for in search of
    more of your fantastic post. Additionally, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks

Comments are closed.