In case the students here thought it only happened to them, I have a bad case of procrastination right now. I have a seminar to give on Thursday morning, for a graduate level course where I'm supposed to be providing a "good example" of how to give a presentation, and I haven't even started putting my slides together. Ugh! I've been online about 2 hours, just NOT feeling like working on this thing and wondering why I agreed to do it (oh, right, because I THOUGHT I had more time this week, because I THOUGHT I was done teaching in one course as of last week, because I THOUGHT I had a current copy of faculty assignments in the courses...the other faculty in my department, including my dept. chair, also suffer from bad cases of procrastination, and these last minute changes in assignments are driving me nuts). I'm half considering walking in without any slides and telling them what my own mentor told me once...you should know your material well enough to give a talk even if you don't have your slides (that was from the days when we had slide projectors and sometimes the AV staff or volunteers at conferences managed to drop the whole carousel and all the slides in it moments before a talk, or would have them all loaded upside-down, and were scrambling to put them right-side-up as you were giving the talk). I guess that should apply to computer gremlins eating the powerpoint file too, right?