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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

RBOC: I Can't Believe It's Been 10 Days Since My Last Post And All I've Got Is Another RBOC Post Edition

  • Non-stop meetings have continued.  I no longer have time between meetings to prepare for meetings and I certainly don't have time to do any real work.
  • I'm instituting new policies: (1) I won't schedule a meeting that is less than 2 weeks away; (2) no more than 6 meetings a week that are not directly related to my research agenda; and (3) at least half an hour between the latest possible end time of one meeting and the beginning of the next meeting.
  • I did manage to do one social activity this past weekend: BB&B.  This month we read Guyland by Michael Kimmel.  Attendance was light (I'm not the only one having a hellish semester) and none of us liked the book.  However it was very interesting unpacking exactly why we didn't like about it.
  • There was also a lot of pet talk.  I seemed to have assembled a group of pet-fanatic feminists.
  • Next month we're discussing our first novel.
  • I sometimes think my son is the most earnest young man in the world.
  • I miss him.
  • My classes continue to go well.  I am particularly enamoured of my undergraduate class.  This past week we discussed women's sexuality and I somehow took the conversation down the pornography road.  They were happy to go with me and suggested a field trip to Chippendales.
  • Does Chippendales even exist anymore?
  • The healthy lifestyle experiment has continued in full force.  While it is not about the weight, that doesn't stop us from weighing ourselves.  b has lost a gagillion pounds (by my estimates) and I have lost 3 (on a good day).  I find this most unfair.
  • However the muscles are coming back and, when I'm not completely exhausted, I have a lot more energy.
  • One of the reasons for the exhaustion is that our nights are filled with vomiting cats and a dog that needs to inspect all cat vomit.
  • The Brute has developed a new habit of pooping in the kitchen sink.  We are not amused.
  • So there you have it, after 10 days of silence you get pornography, poop and cat vomit.  


Annie said...

Well, you made me laugh! And I needed to laugh. Thank you. And I hope things get under control soon. Your book discussion group sounds interesting- analyzing why you didn't like a book can be stimulating, too.

Catherine said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! We missed you. And congrats on the new health/diet plan. It's very unfair that men should lose weight so easily when women have to struggle to get rid of a pound or two!

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Drax said...

Pornography, poop and cat vomit. And I thought this site was unique.

Julie said...

Even in the middle of all you have to do, you made me laugh out loud. Thanks for that. I needed it today. But I hope your life gets some peace soon. Meetings give me the hives. Non-stop meetings are hell!

Don't worry about the posting. I'll keep checking when I'm at home. I hope you get to rest and have some fun this weekend.

Seeking Solace said...

Thanks for the laugh!!! Glad you are doing well. :)