Saturday, August 28, 2004

A Big To-Do

Write syllabus for new course
Finish tweaking last year’s syllabus for two sections of second course
Photocopy second syllabus before Monday a.m.
• Send packet of rec letter info to four former advisers
• Draft job market letter
• Draft new teaching philosophy
• Revise article and send to journal
• Hit Sept. 30th submission deadline
Telephone colleague/friend rumored to be ill
• Write three letters to friends who recently wrote
• Write six seven emails to friends who recently emailed
(including one old friend who googled to find me, ending both 8-year friendship hiatus and mystery of his whereabouts)
• Learn Spanish
• Write novel in honor of my father’s 60th birthday
• Learn to crack an egg with just one hand
• Travel to New Zealand and Brazil
• Learn to sew own clothes
• Apprentice self to master carpenter
• Find new cello teacher
• Convert to Episcopalian(?)
• Read directions for our digital camera
• Get more sleep


At 10:01 AM, Blogger New Kid on the Hallway said...

Love your list!! Good luck with those. :-)

At 3:16 PM, Blogger What Now? said...

Quite a list! I noticed that converting to the Episcopal Church was the one item on your list that was followed by a question mark, which perhaps means that you're not convinced that it really belongs on your list. So I'll put in a plug for Episcopalianism. The national church has fabulous politics and policies, although things do vary at the local level. The wallpaper on my computer is the "holy huddle," an overhead photograph of the Anglican bishops gathered in a circle to consecrate the oh-so-dreamy +Gene Robinson as the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion; this photograph is my daily reminder to be optimistic about the possibilities of progress. Also, check out Anglicans Online, which calls itself "The online centre of the Anglican/Episcopal world" and is updated every Sunday.

And if the question mark on your list meant something altogether different, please pardon my Episcopalian enthusiasm! :-)


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