Monday, April 14, 2008

Busy, busy, busy...

Okay, so it's Papa John's for dinner *again* tonight. I know, I'm killing myself slooooowly.

But I gots a lot on my plate.

Met with the thesis plagiarist today who 1) cried, 2) had a bogus excuse, and 3) finally signed the papers so I could report it to the Dean. I was a cream puff with the sanction and didn't fail the student for the whole paper, but I've made them write the thesis again and given a grade-based sanction.

The next 3 days are crazy busy: faculty meetings, strategy lunches, two talks to attend, classes to teach, grad student precis and biblios to read and grade. Blech.

And, I leave at 6!A!M! on Friday to fly to Dutchmanlandia for the weekend. It's still pissy cold there, joy. But then the very next weekend he will be here for the rest of 2008!!!!!!! JOY!

Best of all, next weekend, we will attend the Def Leppard, Styx, REO Speedwagon concert in Detroit (neither of us live there, so it's safe to say where it is). Oh yeah, I haven't looked forward to a concert this much since New Kids on the Block came to my hometown in '88. I envision myself with teased bangs and my leather jacket screaming "pour some sugar on me...." at the top of my lungs.

TD will be very nonplussed at this tidbit of Americana, but he bought the tickets for us, so he's committed.


heu mihi said...

Wait--he's going to be there all fall? I'd forgotten! Hooray! That's wonderful!

And an upside to my breakup is that I don't feel jealous. Huh. Funny how things work.

Sisyphus said...

Yay for short-distance relationships --- like the distance from the living room to the kitchen!

And I admire your bravery for admitting your love of 80s hair metal out loud. :)

What Now? said...

I didn't remember that TD was going to be with you for the rest of 2008 -- that is wonderful! I'm so glad for you both!

Belle said...

Oh, have a great trip! And it's going to be a quiet summer for your blog, having TD around, isn't it?

Good for you. But I'll miss you!

Notorious Ph.D. said...

You know, there's been a lot of Trader Joe's semi-instant cuisine at casa notorious lately. Must be something about the end of term... or maybe the end of days.

Are you going to k'zoo? There's a bit of a blogger meetup in the works.