I got through my essays --- I'm missing several and lots of peer reviews from people who just didn't show up Fri, which is good except it makes grading their peer reviewers tougher --- and now I have to tally up all the homework and attendance and whatnot.
Sheesh. I'm "caught up" in terms of today's quota and yet still so far behind. Tomorrow I need to grade my entire Stripey class's pile of big essays (35 OMG!) and administer a comp final. Then Tues I need to go through one of the two big assignments from Fruit Studies and administer another comp final. Then there's the added class too. Yeeek!
I guess all this work is distracting me from wiki-watching, but if any search committees want to interrupt me tomorrow and ask me to the MLA, I won't complain.
Also I've only barely started my Christmasgift shopping. Aiiiigh! What should I get my dad, people? He's old and doesn't want anything and isn't really doing hobbies any more. I need to brainstorm. Eh, I need to do a lotta things.
UPDATE: I have compiled two of the classes, and I went and did all my bills instead of another class --- numbers, so it counts, right? I might go back and do the attendance for Stripey class, or I might go to bed early cause it's cold.
And in other news, I suddenly had the urge to check the Penn CFP list. Should I do a conference next year? I hadn't been planning on it. I did one last spring/summer and it cost me a lot of money I didn't have. If I didn't mess things up I might be able to get a little money from the dept. this year (forgot and missed the deadlines last year), but that still probably wouldn't cover much. Hmm.
I mean, I might be running around crazily accepting a job and moving and all that ... or I might be sitting around going WTH? What sort of career am I going to switch to now? while planning on moving back west to my parents' basement. In fact, I'll be moving *somewhere* either way, so maybe a conference just isn't a good idea. Hmm. Can't weigh the options too long, as deadlines for stuff are probably pretty soon. I hate this whole up-in-the-air job search bullshit. Meh.
I must need chocolate after all those depressing thoughts. Off to munch on things!
Congrats on being caught up!
As for what to get your dad... That's tough. Is there anything you did together when you were a kid that was special? You might be able to get him a book about that thing. In my case, I got my dad an astronomy book a while before he died because we used to star gaze together when I was a kid. He adored it, especially because of the connection to "our special thing" when I was a kid.
If you've done something like that before, I always recommend coffee cups or calendars. You need both, right?
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