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« Reply #51660 on: October 01, 2009, 12:44:16 pm »

Good morning!

Good morning, sweetcider, paddington, namazu, testing, wegie, norm and rowan! Octo has gone missing again!

Er, no. Just taking those very early American Airlines flights from Octoville to major hub to nice western city. Had to be up at oh-dark-thirty and out the door.

I have arrived in nice western town and already had a round with the Marriott folks.

"Where's my free internet? Nothing seems to work in the room" I ask.

"We don't have free internet." 

"Yes, you do, the conference website said,'Complimentary high speed internet is included in the hote group rate.' when I signed reserved the hotel room." 

"Oh no, we don't ever give free internet." 

"If you don't, then that is false advertising, is it not?" 

"Can you show us where you saw that?" 

"Of course I can, if you get the internet up and running on my computer in my room. I'll be happy to print the webpage to a PDF and email it to you." 

<engineer logs me on, I print and email> 

"Oh, yes, I suppose you do get free internet. You'll have to sign up each day and we'll have to remove the charges." 

"Yes, well, be sure you remove them..."

Hmph!

First flight was uneventful and empty. I had three seats to myself.  I sat on the plane between flights (same plane going on) since I figured it wasn't worth getting off and hauling my luggage just to get breakfast at McDonald's. Second flight was packed like sausages and involved turbulence that made me think I was on the Scream Machine at Six Flags.

I have not yet eaten, so I'm going to find a restaurant and eat something horribly unhealthy.
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« Reply #51661 on: October 01, 2009, 1:11:31 pm »

octo, I'm glad I'm not really in a field that requires me to have to lug around a laptop all the time.

Well, I didn't quite get the news from the doctor that I wanted. I still have to take secondary meds, but only for another month. Then I can stop them and see what happens. I'm counting the days!

I have a sinus headache.

~breakfast
~meds
~shower/get dressed
~doctor's appointment
~pick up dry cleaning
~get lunch while I'm out?
~home
~lunch
~work on essay assignment for class2
~do very minor dept. stuff
~read for class1
~other things
~read paper
~dinner
~TV
~meds?
~bed

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« Reply #51662 on: October 01, 2009, 1:26:48 pm »

Today I am going to grade 25 short essays.

I hope.
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« Reply #51663 on: October 01, 2009, 1:36:26 pm »

Go, Verbena, go!
Paddington, sorry you can't drop one. 
Hey, everyone else.

Time is crunchy!

Delayed by asthma attack and general not-wellness this morning.  I'm going to have to stop at home first instead of going straight from campus.

Today:
- wake up at 8AM
- check tire pressure to see if it held overnight (valve is missing cap; it's possible we lost air that way)
- if pressure is low, call car place
- and if they can work quickly, take car to tire place
(N/A)
- water plants
- put dirty dishes into dishwasher and run it (drained standing water, good enough for now)
- pack suitcase for Thurs.-Sat.
- take out trash
- remove bottles of tea and oil from trunk (good enough)
- pack suitcase, laundry into car
- drive to campus at 10AM
- class at 10:30AM
- reception for award at noon
- send e-mails

- drive 150 miles
- eat dinner w/MIL
- concert at 8PM!
- do several loads of laundry
- sleep by 1AM
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« Reply #51664 on: October 01, 2009, 1:51:50 pm »

Middish Day check-in:

To Do:
  • exercise
  • grade quizzes for class 1, class 2A and class 2B
  • deal with those other quizzes for class 1!
  • record grades for class 1, class 2A and class 2B and class 4
  • deal with letter
  • deal with that proposal
  • deal with schedule
  • prep class 1, class 2A and class 2B, class 4 and extra class 4
  • and let's not forget Abstract / Invited Paper project
  • grocery store
  • family dinner
  • laundry (in progress); and fold that laundry that's been sitting around for too long now
  • tidy disastrous kitchen
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« Reply #51665 on: October 01, 2009, 2:00:11 pm »

Time is crunchy!

I think this may be my new favorite cosmological observation.

Would a true friend -- knowing that I have a paper due Monday and one due Tuesday and a number of research obligations brooding about me like grim mountains -- have pressed a Georgette Heyer novel into my hands?  It is currently locked in my locker while I continue to try to generate prose.
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« Reply #51666 on: October 01, 2009, 2:05:49 pm »

Good afternoon, gennimom, malcha, scampster, norm, wegie, testing, erictho, namazu, paddington, and octo.

My list is a bit vague, but will have to do for now.

The weather here is dreary today.  <puts chocolate cake in PA kitchen for grouchy, cold, and otherwise-in-need PA'ers>

Thursday
email/fora
shower, breakfast, etc
work on article
lunch out with Husband
return home and put coffee on for afternoon writing

throw laundry in - towels, etc.
pour cup of coffee
work on article
move laundry to dryer
work of some sort
dinner
fold laundry
a little more work, if I'm not too tired
 
Soon:
LOR for D
write notes/summary of book on D/put in Endnote
read book on P & write notes/summary, put in Endnote
update cv
outline article into new format so it makes sense and has a worthwhile argument in progress
rewrite article
sort lots o' notes into chapter piles a lengthy project, in progress
start continue outlining chapter O of book
tidy coffee table started
dust
submit conference abstract
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« Reply #51667 on: October 01, 2009, 2:08:46 pm »


Oh look! Chocolate! Yummmmmmmmmm!


octo, I'm glad I'm not really in a field that requires me to have to lug around a laptop all the time.

Well, if I had prepared both presentations before I left, I could have come without the laptop, I suppose. But I do like to be available by email to my students. I could use an iPhone but I'm too cheap and my eyesight isn't really good enough to do much on such a tiny screen.


Food has been eaten. My tummy is now happy, though I was disappointed that when I'm this close to Mexico the chicken quesadillas aren't as good as at home.


OK, should I finish the slides for OM#9 (presentation in the morning) or start some new data crunching (just got a new idea at lunch and I have all the data but it ain't all in one file so requires some merging and suchlike) for something that will fit into OM#10 (presentation tomorrow afternoon)? Hmm?

Time is crunchy!

Au contraire!  Data are crunchy!
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« Reply #51668 on: October 01, 2009, 2:26:28 pm »

Done done done (unless the others come back with corrections!)

accred writing continues - tomorrow is the drop deadline - must be to print shop to be sent out on Monday.

so list

* coffee
* boyo to school
* finalize section II, Accred report -
   - rewrite assessment section
   - put pg # on table of contents
   - cross check ref to section IV and Appendix
   - last spell/grammar/continuity check
* check section IV, Accred report
   - put pg # on table of contents
   - cross check ref to Appendix
   - last spell/grammar/continuity check
   - print documents that need to be inserted into this section
* check Appendixes
   - put pg # on table of contents
   - last spell/grammar/continuity check
* send off to chair and colleague for last check

* finish grading for class #3 assignments
* get directions for adjudication visit for tomorrow (I don't know how far of a drive it is yet)
* start on class #1 & #2 assignments
* class #3
* last minute work on accred report based on chair and colleague's comments
* send to print shop today if at all posisble
* get comp tickets set up with driecto fo theatre
* send out invitation email to faculty for show
* check in with PR students
* go home

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« Reply #51669 on: October 01, 2009, 2:33:35 pm »


Oh look! Chocolate! Yummmmmmmmmm!


octo, I'm glad I'm not really in a field that requires me to have to lug around a laptop all the time.

Well, if I had prepared both presentations before I left, I could have come without the laptop, I suppose. But I do like to be available by email to my students. I could use an iPhone but I'm too cheap and my eyesight isn't really good enough to do much on such a tiny screen.


Food has been eaten. My tummy is now happy, though I was disappointed that when I'm this close to Mexico the chicken quesadillas aren't as good as at home.

"This close to Mexico" means San Diego? (Sigh.) Or Orange or LA County? (Half-sigh.)

I can't believe that I actually came up with a good essay assignment relatively quickly. Now it's on to reading for class1, I guess. Which will probably be followed or interrupted by a nap.

~breakfast
~meds
~shower/get dressed
~doctor's appointment
~pick up dry cleaning
~get lunch while I'm out?
~home
~lunch
~work on essay assignment for class2
~do very minor dept. stuff
~read for class1
~other things
~read paper
~dinner
~TV
~meds?
~bed

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« Reply #51670 on: October 01, 2009, 2:36:53 pm »

Oh, and accreditation reports are also quite crunchy.

Food has been eaten. My tummy is now happy, though I was disappointed that when I'm this close to Mexico the chicken quesadillas aren't as good as at home.

"This close to Mexico" means San Diego? (Sigh.) Or Orange or LA County? (Half-sigh.)

I'm not that far west. You can't get from Octoville to CA by this time of day, or at least not without your own private jet, I suppose.
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« Reply #51671 on: October 01, 2009, 2:39:18 pm »

Oh, and accreditation reports are also quite crunchy.

Food has been eaten. My tummy is now happy, though I was disappointed that when I'm this close to Mexico the chicken quesadillas aren't as good as at home.

"This close to Mexico" means San Diego? (Sigh.) Or Orange or LA County? (Half-sigh.)

I'm not that far west. You can't get from Octoville to CA by this time of day, or at least not without your own private jet, I suppose.

Ah...I predict somewhere in Texas, NM or AZ, then. I am no longer jealous. (Even though you did describe it as a "nice western city.")  :)

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« Reply #51672 on: October 01, 2009, 4:09:03 pm »

Good afternoon testing, wegie, norm, namazu, paddington, gennimom, scampster, erictho, wanna, octo, verbena, malcha and rowan.

Today seems to be one of those days when my brain refuses to work well.  I hope it's not also one of those days when everything goes wrong in lab.

Thursday
get up etc.
work on some writing task
run errands
email
go to work

work up reaction, step three
lunch
outreach event

work up reaction, step four
go home
make snack for choir
eat something healthy
choir
bed
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Exactly!  Well-stated, sweetcider. 
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« Reply #51673 on: October 01, 2009, 4:10:19 pm »

I am still hoping that

Today I am going to grade 25 short essays.

Crunch, crunch, crunch....
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« Reply #51674 on: October 01, 2009, 5:20:31 pm »

Good afternoon, rowan, gennimom, malcha, scampster, norm, wegie, testing, erictho, namazu, paddington, and octo.

My list is a bit vague, but will have to do for now.

The weather here is dreary today.  <puts chocolate cake in PA kitchen for grouchy, cold, and otherwise-in-need PA'ers>

Thursday
email/fora
shower, breakfast, etc
work on article
lunch out with Husband
return home and put coffee on for afternoon writing

throw laundry in - towels, etc.
pour cup of coffee
work on article
move laundry to dryer
work of some sort

call Mom
sort notes 1 hour
work on article one more hour (either before or after dinner)
exercise?
dinner
fold laundry

 
Soon:
LOR for D
write notes/summary of book on D/put in Endnote
read book on P & write notes/summary, put in Endnote
update cv
outline article into new format so it makes sense and has a worthwhile argument
rewrite article in progress!!!
sort lots o' notes into chapter piles a lengthy project, in progress
start continue outlining chapter O of book
tidy coffee table started
dust
submit conference abstract
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