Professing * Reflecting

Sunday, October 08, 2006

This blog has been interrupted . . .

. . .by nothing major at all--a nasty cold, a bullshit service workload (watching time for research freed up by my only pre-tenure course reduction being sucked right down the drain), and the seemingly endless tasks associated with writing and compiling necessary documents for the dozen or so job applications I am sending out within the next four weeks.

Just wanted to let ya'll know that I am not pulling another Medusa disappearing act. The job search, whether or not it results in even one interview, is a positive move for me and I am going to be pouring all of my available energy into it.

I'll still be reading blogs, and I'll be back here soon. Send me some good TCB vibes.


Monday, October 02, 2006

Tell me I can stay in bed

I am sniffly, achey, and I have chills. I do not have to teach today, but I have a ton of work to do including pages and pages of reading and the drafting of application letters.

(I have decided to apply for about a dozen jobs, despite Jackass Prickface's attempts to squash me like a bug. Even if I do not get any interviews, it will at the very least be a good exercise that will allow me to think very clearly about where I am and where I want to be--including the very real possibility that I want to stay here and in fact go up for tenure next year.)

Anyway, back to today. Today is the only day this week I am not going to be crazy busy with teaching, meetings, etc. I could get up, shower, take an invigorating walk to a café and do work. Or I could stay in bed and read and nap and drink tea and read and snooze and read and watch QVC (someday I am going to explain this bizarre addiction that has nothing to do with shopping as I have never made a QVC purchase) and read and eat soup and relax and read. . . .

Desperately want option two but would probably have more energy if I went with option one, in case I really am coming down with something in which case I will be sniffly and miserable in some café .