50 thoughts we have during lecture

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  1. Okay, time to get to work.
  2. I’m here, so I might as well pay attention.
  3. I’m going to take such good notes!
  4. Hey, this is actually kind of interesting.
  5. Maybe I wrote this class off too soon?
  6. I’m nodding along and taking notes, but I have no clue what the professor is saying.
  7. Seriously, what is she even talking about?
  8. Okay, c’mon, focus!
  9. I take back what I thought before. This class is ridiculously boring.
  10. You know, it’s been a while since I’ve checked bCourses … might as well do that now.
  11. Oh, schedules for next term are up! I’m going to start planning that!
  12. This looks like such a nice schedule.
  13. Better make sure I’m following all my major requirements.
  14. Okay, now what can I do? I guess I could pay attention.
  15. No, I really can’t pay attention.
  16. Don’t fall asleep. Don’t fall asleep. Don’t fall asleep …
  17. I could really use a cup of coffee right now. Or food.
  18. Do I have a paper due this week?
  19. I guess I should start working on that.
  20. Okay, I got the introduction written! Go me! Productivity!
  21. I can’t do anything else without a book I forgot at home. So much for productivity.
  22. Why did I even come to this class?
  23. Oh right, iClicker attendance.
  24. I guess I could check bCourses again.
  25. Wow, nothing on bCourses has changed in the past 20 minutes.
  26. I wonder if anyone’s doing anything interesting on Facebook.
  27. They’re dating now? What?
  28. Why would you post that picture?
  29. Wait, it’s my friend’s birthday next week?
  30. I guess I should probably get her a present.
  31. How much money am I willing to spend?
  32. To Amazon!
  33. My friend would like this, right?
  34. Oh, I like that. It’s only $20.
  35. Oh, it’s Prime, too. I might as well buy it.
  36. I hope nobody noticed that I just bought something on Amazon instead of taking notes.
  37. Wait … people who bought this also liked what?
  38. That looks amazing, too.
  39. I can afford this, right?
  40. I should probably check my bank account.
  41. I really need to check this more often.
  42. I cannot afford that.
  43. I should probably get a job. I should check Callisto for some on-campus opportunities.
  44. I’m so unqualified for any of these jobs.
  45. What was I doing on my laptop again?
  46. Oh right, I’m supposed to be taking notes.
  47. I’ll pay attention to this part.
  48. Wait, the professor is done talking?
  49. I can go?
  50. Wow, that lecture flew by so fast. Or did it?

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