Monday, January 14, 2008

Attractions and distractions

I promise that this blog, which I started out to ruminate about the first-book process, will not become a chronicle of my personal life. But indulge me for one post:

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that there had been some Interesting Developments in my life that were keeping me from blogging. As I write this post, one of those Developments is sitting three feet away, working on a writing project of his own.


With the exception of one protracted and very long-distance relationship, my entire academic career (including grad school) has been more or less as an unattached person, which was fine. I wasn't sure how I could have fit another person into my schedule anyway. That, however, appears to have changed at present. The distractions are manifold, and I won't go into them in detail. But I have to say, sitting at my desk and working while someone is near you doing the same thing has a nice, companionable feel to it, and I'm actually getting more work (though less blogging) done this way. It's strange, but who knows? I might just be able get used to it.

(Next post will return you to your regularly-scheduled non-personal stuff.)


hilary said...

Oh, but we boring people LOVE hearing about your Interesting Developments.
Okay, well I do, anyway.

Carry on.

squadratomagico said...

No apologies necessary. We're happy to hear about whatever you want to write.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

With an 11 year gap in our ages, am I still supposed to be an over-protective brother? I doubt it's necessary but I'm not sure about the proper etiquette.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Thanks, all. I'm happy to have Developments to share.

@ Michael: I think that Emily Post would say that you'd be well within your fraternal purview to dole out a beatdown on my behalf, should the need ever arise, and should I not be able to take care of it myself. I'll keep you posted.

Belle said...

Well, I'm glad Developments has been a reason for your recent absence. I was beginning to worry.

Yeah. I need a life. Or a Development of my own.