Thank you both! As you probably know, I make a point to read each of your posts on this forum and others (if I can recognize the nick, heh).
The secret to getting stuff done, in my view, is this: never lose momentum. 20 minutes between classes -- something can be done. 20 minutes between jobs at work -- something can be done. Waiting for something to compile, or a phone call? Something can be done. Life is short and most people just jerk around because they're depressed. When I realized how arbitrarily short life is, I think something in me snapped and since then I've been a war machine, even when I'm bored.
"The life of a repo man is always intense." (This should be an ideal, if you ask me.)