Thursday, August 24, 2006

Dr. Crazy's Dirty Little Secret (Secret Even to Myself Until a Minute Ago)

Ok, it's not that kind of dirty little secret, my pervy readers (and pervy googlers, too, I'm certain). No, it's this.

Right now, I am sitting here meticulously editing and re-organizing The Notebook. I was chatting with my work-BFF about this project, and she looked at me like I'm insane. (A. The Notebook isn't due until next month, B. We both kind of doubt anybody actually reads the thing.)

So why am I doing this?

Well, I didn't realize it until just a minute ago. I'm doing this because if I'm going to stay here I want to win the outstanding award for junior faculty. I'm such a nerd. And a little bit of an over-achiever. And maybe even I have some secret desire to take over the world. Though how fucking around with this book will achieve that I'm not certain.

8 comments:

Hilaire said...

I totally get that. For me, it's a need to stay really, really on top of just one thing. So, for instance, I am in the middle of designing a course that starts in January - I aim to have the whole thing done, syllabus and all, by September 15. Just to *feel* like an over-achiever, even though I'm really not.

I'd be into you taking over the world. All hail Dr. Crazy.

kfluff said...

And what do you plan to do tonight, Dr. Brain? :)

Cats & Dogma said...

EXTRA CREDIT: So if two academics, Dr. Crazy and Cats & Dogma, start taking over the world from municipality x and municipality y, at what point will their spheres of domination clash, and on what date?

I am so obsessively tooling around with my annual report, too. So far, 75 supporting documents from the academic year for me.

Dr. Crazy said...

Wow, you COUNT yours? I think that you may be even nerdier than I am, thus making you incapable really of taking over the world because you'd be too busy taking censuses and things over your sphere of domination. :)

Cats & Dogma said...

Alas, not only MUST I count and number them on an inventory, I also cross reference the individual documents via footnotes in the narrative section of the file.

Alas, another example of bureaucracy stifling greatness...or tyranny. Hard to tell which.

Dr. Crazy said...

That is insane that they require you to do this. What, do they award tenure or raises or whatever on quantity?

Alice said...

Wishing you luck on winning the award! :)

Wiccachicky said...

lol. That sounds like something I would do. :)