I hate finals because I get no sleep and still have to go to work and care about people and not sleep on the floor or otherwise embarrass myself.
But mostly, I like the single-minded focus about it. Obviously I'm procrastinating, but spending days obsessing over one paper or major idea has such an appeal. I've written before about how great it is to really focus and relish in an activity, even if it's kind of unpleasant. I think that this kind of concentration and mindfulness leads to creativity, the state of "flow" that you always hear about. Sometimes paper-writing is like pulling teeth, but its ok to let that happen too.
Scope out my 1 am lifestyle!
Pretty awesome, huh? Bet you wish you were here too!