I don't know what's happened to my alarm clock ---- most days the time I get up isn't an issue, but I like to get up at a consistent morning time to feed the cats and at least pretend to get right down to work --- but for some reason I woke up on my teaching day this week with 30 minutes until section started.
Don't forget I have to drive and park on campus too. I don't know how I managed to get dressed so fast and still look ok, if perhaps a little too clubby for teaching (think black mini and boots), but I got in there in time to throw all my stuff down on the table and announce I was going hunting for coffee. And I made it back before the bell rang. Whew!
Of course, I was starving and unwashed and with the remains of the day before's eyeliner that hadn't come off completely made me look somewhere between sexy rock star and rock- star- trying- to- make- a- comeback-out-of-rehab- but-actually-headed-straight-for-late-night- infomercials, but it all worked out ok. Thank god I tend to pack up my bag and stuff the night before! The lesson from this little adventure is that prep is totally overrated. At least, when you're TAing ("Ok, what was the most important point from Prof. Wonderful's lecture last week?" is always a valid discussion opener. And you can always remember more without rereading than they can pick up when they're prepared.)
Unfortunately I came home and couldn't find one of my cats. Turned out I had shut the door on poor Loquito when he was investigating the shower drain and had run out before noticing. They're not allowed in the bathroom because they want to try and climb the shower curtain, but when I finally found him, there was no evidence of destruction. Poor kitty! But it's all good.
That's all I have to report for this week. I'll go double-check my alarm, that's for sure. I'm treading water on the grading and able to breathe through my nose again, but haven't worked on the diss in a while. I need to dive back into that crap. I hope that the couple weeks away from it will give me a fresh perspective for how to quickly and easily revise away all the problems.
*Ok, while theoretically I love this look, I find it too much work to keep up. Usually I dress as boring Gap-preppie as possible, because I don't have to think about it and I don't get crap from people and in lots of situations I just don't want to be looked at. The chinos and fuzzy sweater I'm wearing right now are the sartorial equivalent of wallpaper --- I don't have to think about matching or appropriateness and don't get shit from my students. Just remember that on the inside I'm dressed like Vivienne Westwood, The Banshees, or the members of The Slits.