Monday, March 26, 2012

Sheltering in Place; or: Come along for the ride on the world's most boring spring break!

As I noted in my previous post, I managed to screw up my first vacation-vacation in years. I'm not going to dwell on that. Instead, I'm going to focus on what I am going to use this unexpected unclaimed week to do:
  • Finish the final (penultimate?) revision of an essay for a collected volume, one week overdue
  • Write a book review, one weekend overdue
  • Grade a stack of midterms
  • Grade a stack of proposals
  • Go to the office and do some prep for students on a paper project
  • Go through the e-mails
  • Get back on the regular yoga schedule
  • Do a couple of social things, long delayed
  • Take some pictures
  • Get started on the damn conference paper

Sounds almost as much fun as strolling the beach in Rio, doesn't it? Okay, not so much. But it's basically getting myself back on track for the two goals ("prepare the foundation" and "health") that I've got so far this year, and that March has allowed to slip away from me. And you know what? Just for the hell of it, I'll blog one of them every day this week, too. How 'bout that? You all get to come along with me on the world's most boring spring break! Whoo-hoo!


Dr. Koshary said...

As your loyal reader, I advise you to drink two glasses of wine a night before posting on the blog. :D

Janice said...

I hope that some of the fun activities are higher on your priority list than they are on the list here. Catch up on social obligations. Go out and have a little fun, here and there, as well as mark and write!

Comrade Physioprof said...


Historiann said...

I had the world's most boring spring vacation two weeks ago, and it was actually very relaxing. I read loads of books, some of which are actually job applicable, and I had wine and benadryls before bed every night.

(Don't knock it until you try it.)

Susan said...

I'm having the same boring spring break, just adding jury duty into the mix. So I'll update you daily. Big goals:
1. get proposals for conference out to committee
2. Overdue book review
3. Draft grant proposal
4. Read two book proposals

Also, a student must submit her diss. this week, so I'll be reading that.

I think I need a two week break.