If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, September 5, 2008

RBOC: Updates

  • The fallout of office politics has started 2 weeks into the new semester. We have a new Department Head, who has brought 3 new hires with him. We are experiencing a major change in management style and people are getting nervous. I'm way too busy to be concerned.
  • I'm halfway through the next series in my Octavia Butler marathon. I've read Wild Seed and Mind of My Mind. Will start on Clay's Ark after this post.
  • Angel has joined a fraternity. He had to make a very difficult decision between joining a brand new chapter or a very established one. He really liked the idea of leadership in the new frat but has decided it will be too much work and needs to concentrate on his studies.
  • I have 1 paper this close (imagine two fingers held about an inch apart) to being ready to go out the door; 1 paper with the results and analysis written up; 2 papers still in the analysis phase; and more ideas for papers than I can count on 2 hands. I actually got to work on one of these papers today after a week of trying to find the time.
  • b has started going to the dojo with me on Friday nights (my favorite class). We do a vigorous and intense workout and then go across the street and kick back a beer or two.
  • Angel and I IM almost daily. Yesterday he told me he didn't miss home at all and today he invited his father down for Family Weekend (sigh). I know this is only fair as his father has never even been to see the University and we dropped him off but still...sigh.
  • I need to spend all weekend prepping for my classes.


Deb said...

good that work is going well save for the office politics nonsense, but what're ya gonna do?
glad Angel is doing so well and it's nice that he and his dad will have a visit. next one will be for you though.

Nit said...

I am glad to hear Angel is doing well & seems to be adjusting. Don't believe him when he says he doesn't miss home, he probably thinks that is what will keep you from being worried about him!