RBOC -- Saturday Edition
Hi all -- so I only have decent internet access in the BL, and really, since I'm supposed to be working there, it seems silly to waste my time posting -- or even reading. Evenings are spent with LDW or family, and really, I hate the idea of letting my family think I care more about blogging than I do them. So, expect a huge number of posts about my trip soon, but not yet, as I've just realised I'm leaving this place a day earlier than I thought. Until then ...
- Oi!! Windows users in the BL! Yeah, I'm talkin' to you! You can turn off the sounds that your computer makes on starting up and shutting down. It's easy, even if you don't have an external volume control. Please feckin' do it, because y'all are pissing me right off!
- Oi! Steve Muhlburger! Your book is really pricey. LDW and I were in Oxford yesterday and saw it in Blackwell's (Yes, folks, I went to Oxford, visited a friend who has a Visiting Fellowship this summer and saw her very posh digs, and otherwise spent the entire time in bookstores), but couldn't afford it :-(
- I have no idea who is doing the next Carnivalesque (this month!)-- Gillpolack and Tiruncula both offered, but I spaced out and didn't organise it. Help!
- I saw a book yesterday that I have to look at. 900 pages on proprietaty churches.
- I have done much work, but have made no progress. I am going to be so screwed this academic year.
- LDW bought me a copy of the newest Ward-Perkins.
- I have a date tonight
- I am spending Thanksgiving week in a fabulous European capital city where the weather will be shite. I have booked the ticket and will be
cancelling classesgiving an alternate assignment on the Monday. I am such a bad prof. OTOH, by then, with 5 classes/4 preps this fall (the Dean gave me an overload, but it's very small and really not a full new prep), I will deserve the break!
- I en't dead yet from derailed trains, bad terrorist plots, or muggers trying to take my computer. *touches wood*
- I have drafted about 20% of my pedagogical aricle
So, that's what's up with me. What's up with you?