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Archives for August, 2009

I just had my 2nd “Sunday meeting with myself.” I looked back at my list from last week, and was thrilled to be able to cross almost everything off. It helped to map tasks onto my available schedule, although I completely underestimated how much time I needed for class prep this week. I’ll get better…

Whew, we’ve survived the first week of school. Only 1 week in, and I’m already overwhelmed: 25 things on my Omnifocus list of things to do, and one of them, due Wednesday, is “revise paper.” Yikes. No wonder I’m blogging first. I decided during our road trip that I was giving short shrift in my…

Work with fab Pat Campbell!

A missive from FairerScience blog guru Pat Campbell: Want a job? This is not a title you see much in this economy; but we and our partners at Northwestern have two job openings: Social Science Research Associate (5 years). and Social Scientist Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 years). I am so excited about this study– we…

The September Scientiae announcement is up, to be hosted by Academic (w00t! another engineer blogger!) over at her place, Journeys of an Academic. She has announced the theme: “Inspiration or Desperation?” with a submission date of September 4, so really you have no time to procrastinate. Just submit something fabulous, as you usually do. Ta.

A realization had over dinner, looking up “cream cheese” and “fromage frais” on our new iPhones: the iPhone is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. At least while attached to Wikipedia. That’s got to be work an app — something with “Don’t Panic” in large friendly letters on the front. I’m not sure this counts.…

skookumchick revealed

One of the things I thought about on our road trip was the role that blogging plays in my life. In case it hasn’t been totally obvious, I have not had much of a blogging groove over the summer, despite the appearance of more time. I realized that I need to actually build in blogging…

Sunday meeting with myself

As usual, I find myself at the beginning of a semester trying to figure out how to balance my life a bit more better, and perhaps contradictorily, how I can structure my days better to be able to find time to recharge.

Alice’s summer road trip

Okay. I’ve been back a week now, and am getting myself a little recombobulated, so now it’s time to jump back in to blogging. Thanks for your patience while I’ve been offline. Our trip out west was phenomenal. As I’ve mentioned, my parents have a cabin north of Vancouver, and it’s really the place we…

I’m back. In person, and online. And not all that thrilled about it, but I’ll cope. I’ll regale you with updates on our fab trip out west, and on how my fall is shaking out, including teaching and research plans, but I first have to finish reading a dissertation that is being defended tomorrow, and…

Dear asshat, When you are only carrying a small garment bag and attache case, and you encounter a mother struggling into the airport parking deck elevator with a toddler in hand, giant carseat over one shoulder, suitcase rolling behind and attache case over the other shoulder, the correct thing to do is NOT to say:…