So, in lieu of that, I bring you the odd news that, in the past week, just as I was coming up on about 96 hours of breathing room, several of my boomerang projects came whizzing back, all within a couple of days of each other.
We all know about the boomerang effect: You "finish" a project, send it out to someone else who needs to act on it, and wait for it to come back. Throw, wait, catch, repeat.
This often means that you can't really do much scheduling. You send out projects in one sequence, they come back in another. In the past 10 days, I have received:
- Grad student thesis: begun, 2006; last thrown, September 2009
- Journal of Excellent Studies article: begun, April 2007; last thrown, May 2008
- New Article Project: begun, September; last thrown, one week ago
If you're looking for me over the next two months, I'll be right here, juggling boomerangs.