Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Time Suckage...

I've lately been caught up in two (well, three) things that have sucked my mind and my energy.

1) The presidential campaign - I'm a CNN/Poll Junkie and it must stop. I have already voted and I'm canvassing for Obama this weekend; I've done enough. I need to STOP obsessing (although his infomerical tonight was awesome. Damn, that man rocks).

2) Department crapola - I allow myself to be baited by spiteful annoying colleagues - we're doing curricular revision (the horror, the horror) and also dealing with potential budget cuts. I have to STOP obsessing.

3) I have tons of students this semester and I spend a lot of time prepping and grading. I have to STOP obsessing. I'm not fresh off the boat - I can wing a few classes - I know what I'm talking about.

So, in an effort to stave off the mental suckage, I'm giving myself 3 BLISSFUL DAYS of uninterrupted work on my book manuscript. It actually feels like I'm going on vacation. I'm all excited. I've set out my special sweatshirt and slippers; I've stocked up on Coke Zero and ginger peach teabags. I have enough halloween candy to overdose my entire band of job market gnomes (if only they knew where I hide the candy). TD is in Dutchmanlandia until the end of the week. I'm not teaching anymore this week either.



Bardiac said...

The good thing about really putting in the prep time, is that next year (or next semester, whenever), those notes will help you spend way less time. At least that's how it works for me. And now, I can teach a couple new, high prep, works in a class, and other previously prepped works, and it balances out helpfully.

Good Enough Woman said...

Ah, I love days at home, alone, researching/writing in cozy clothes with tea. Then again, I love all days at home alone in cozy clothes with tea.

Hilaire said...

I hope your 3 days is going's a great image, you all holed up and cozy!