This has me thinking about the whole "editing a collection" possibility again, though I realize that I probably shouldn't think about that as, really, aren't I doing enough right now? Am trying to chant the following mantra to myself in hopes of not taking on such a huge project: "You do not teach at a research university. You have a 4/4 load. You already do too much. You need to have things in your life besides work."
The problem is, I think this would end up being a VERY cool collection and I think that it would make an important (at least in a minor way) contribution to my field.
In other news, I'm hungry, and dinner's almost ready (made a big pot of chili so I can get back on the "packing my lunch for school" program), so I won't be hungry for much longer. I'm going to have one crazy week this week - a week diametrically opposed to the craziness of last week.
This week will include:
- Important Committee Meeting.
- Receiving a stack of midterms, half of which I must grade immediately in order to submit midterm grades for freshmen.
- Receiving a stack of 4-6 pg papers from another class.
- Teaching a novel I've not taught in a couple of years.
- Annual performance review meeting with chair (awesomely, I've already achieved one of my goals that I had listed for 2007. I'm beginning to think that writing things down really can actually make things happen sometimes.)
- Telling pseudo-supervisor that I'm ditching the quasi-admin thing.
- Stuff related to the Book.
- Write a review that was due last week (fuck!)
Ok, dinner is served. Must go feed self before starve to death.