Monday, October 16, 2006

Introducing Archeobot

No, don’t ask where I got that little gem… just don’t.

After my last post, I’ve found that I am just too attached to this thing to delete it. Following some suggestions I’ve tried to sanitize it of my identity so I can happily continue to blog about my sometimes ridiculous existence. Wednesday, for instance. The day of my midterm. I actually got up, and out of the house much earlier then usual. All seemed well. WRONG! Got halfway to school when the coolant light in the Saturn started blinking and the temperature spiked. Pulled in the gas station and the car was hemorrhaging coolant. Um, I don’t think topping it off is going to work, HELP!!! Poor Dan, he drove out to rescue me. He turned the car on with the hood up and a stream of fluid shot out of the engine compartment in a perfect parabolic arc. Not good. I ended up going on to school with the Jeep as he attempted to get the Saturn home, stopping ever so often to refill the tank with water. Of course the consequence of this little jaunt was that he got really behind at work and had to stay past Midnight. My hero.

The last week had totally gone by in a blur. Amazingly I’ve gotten quite a lot done. I got the first draft of my introduction chapter written. I’m nearly finished with my applications for about 12 different teaching positions. Work continues on the revisions of my paper to be submitted to the journal in a few weeks. Gave my midterm exam and got them all corrected. All and all not bad, considering. Well, I’m off to buy a ream of resume paper (now isn’t that just scintillating news).

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I think I have to do it…

Well I’m finally sending out my C.V. and trying to get a job lined up for next academic year. The final push is on. But what this really means, is that I think I’m going to have to pull down this blog. I’ve really enjoyed this, it’s fun and it’s been a great way to share with my friends that are scattered across the continent. However, search committees are thorough, and I really don’t want my prospective employers seeing me on top of a pyramid of my friends at the end of a night of beer drinking, or telling stories about my less then desirable neighborhood. I hate the fact that I have to care what other people think of my blog, but after 10 years of college (and being poorer then dirt) I’m not about to take any chances. I wanted to just password protect this blog, but that is not possible. I have a myspace account, which has a blog feature. So I will probably keep blogging there for now. I have set it to be a private profile, so you will have to add me as a friend to see it. This way at least I have a little insulation from prying eyes. I hope I won’t loose the only two people who actually read this blog….Mary (I know you have an account)… Jenni…

hmmm me thinks this is going to generate some comments...

Friday, October 06, 2006

Famous Last Words

This neighborhood has been suffering a plague of roofers for the last five months. First it was just opposite my office window were I was blessed with guys throwing large objects off a three story roof while happily singing along to the radio, ROOOXXXXANNNNNE.

Then it was house on the corner, then down the hill, and now… next door. I really should have seen it coming. As the house next door was painted and renovated over the past several months we have remarked several times how what the house really needed was to have the roof done. There is no use replacing carpets if the roof leaks! We should have kept our mouths shut, because now I’m listening to the less then melodious sounds of nail guns, air compressors and large objects being hucked off the roof. I’m wondering if I should start parking on the street…

There are many nice things about working at home, if only home were somewhere else…