Friday, January 23, 2009


So far today I have:

  1. Read half of the book I'm reviewing (the part I need to focus on most intently in the review, so the rest should be relatively quick going).
  2. Emailed the following: two students; a colleague in England; my dept. chair; a librarian about the fact that while they've purchased my book it's cataloged with the wrong name, i.e., a misspelling of my first name that turns me into a man, which I suppose is fine except I want my name in the catalog; a colleague in my department to rsvp for a social event.
  3. Had quality time with kittens.
  4. Made some notes for conference paper I'll give in just under a month's time.
I have also:
  • Thought in random ways about OCC.
  • Wondered why people don't do things when you have hounded them to do them and when it is their responsibility to do them.
  • Thought about how I'm going to frame my sabbatical application so that I get my sabbatical when the time comes (I'll apply next fall for the 2010-2011 academic year). I've got some Big Ideas. Hmmm.
  • Thought about my Revise and Resubmit.
  • Had lunch.
Now. I'm considering whether I should work out right now or whether I should postpone that until later. I'm also considering whether I should go to the grocery store/to get gas/to campus. I am also considering a nap. Hmmm.


Anonymous said...

You've 'accomplished a lot today. Go for the nap :-) I've enjoyed reading your blog.
Prof S

Dr. Virago said...

I'll apply next fall for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Me too! We should make a sabbatical meet-up plan once the *actual* sabbatical plans are in place!

MB said...

I'm oddly intrigued by your lists.As a tenure track prog, I think that there is much about the work I don't acknowledge, all the little details, all the ways in which work seeps into liesure time and erodes it. 14 hour days are routine for me. How do we maintain humane ways of treating ourselves and others in this overdetermined work environment?

ah but at least you have kitties. Must. Get. Kitties. It's on my to-do list.

MB said...

oops I meant prof. Isn't "prog" a word from the book 1984?