We'll see how this goes. Like most procrastinators I am pressure-prompted... to a degree. I would not say that I work well under pressure because I don't. These days I hurl myself under the nearest rock whenever pressure comes my way, clutching my anti-anxiety meds like a madwoman. On the other hand, I like to put things off until the work becomes unavoidable. This creates exactly the kind of problem one would expect.
This is why my husband and I have people over: so we can clean the apartment. We know when we need to have more guests when the sofa is covered in laundry and the table is invisible underneath unanswered mail. And my husband is a true pressure-prompted procrastinator who works wonderfully under pressure.
So I do identify with this, even though I'm not in grad school anymore:
* If you were ever in grad school, you should read PhD comics. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and when you think of friends still slugging through the mire you'll think "suckers."