Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lightning Update

  • I have a place to live come August. I am grateful to the person who responded to my plea, and went to check out the apartment on my behalf to make sure there were no bugs, dead things, or other reasons I shouldn't take it. Yep, I've not yet seen the inside of my new digs; but the building looks good, and the lease is signed.
  • I'm no longer an adjunct. Feels........ weird. I've described this transition from working archaeologist/adjunct/married person to student/single as "between lives." It totally is. And as much as I'm a fan of writing about liminal places/spaces, living in one over several months is losing it's lustre.
  • Wrangling a conference session seems pretty straightforward. Until critical email to one of your presenters bounces with no forwarding address, one presenter hasn't given an abstract nor responded to pleas for same, and the conference registration software does weird shit. And somewhere in there, I need to find a laptop that's running MS Powerpoint 2007, because I'm using Open Office on my machine, but I need to bring the hardware.
  • Friends rock.

Friday, May 6, 2011

What is history?

I'm in Grading Jail. And I've been procrastinating, so it's off to solitary for me tomorrow...

In the mean time, I ROFLMAO'd to Shit My Students Write. Did you know that "Through out history there have been various events that took place to shape the world in which we live in today"? Srsly!

(h/t More or Less Bunk)