wishful thinking.

November 9, 2011


no longer my concern.

August 29, 2008

(or, at least not taking up precious room on my desk – and to do list – any longer).

My renewal packet is submitted!

I think I’ll hold off, though. I don’t need this book so desperately that I can’t hold out for inter-library loan.

(and yes, I realize this is the library binding and that I can get the paperback used for $30, but I almost had a heart attack when this was the first thing that came up from my search)


June 28, 2008

I work in a building that’s falling apart. Well, actually the building is just fine, but the “name plates” (I use that term loosely, as it’s really a little bulletin board thing where they pin a laminated card with our name) are a disaster. This last week two separate plates on my floor have fallen off. Mine is still on, and on tight, but as crooked as can be.

I’m sort of hoping it falls so someone can put it up again, but level this time.

fed up.

June 27, 2008

I forgot to pack my camera today, so there’s no image to go with this one, but I am absolutely and completely fed up today. To mix it up, I’ll write this in red:

I wish I lived in a world where a Friday was a Friday, but tomorrow’s a work day like any other and Sunday is far from a day of rest, particularly when you’re figuring out how to turn a paper around – once again – and particularly when said paper has been floating around with R&Rs at a number of journals and every time it looks like it’s just about to see the light of a binding there’s some “new” set of eyes waiting in the wings that the editor sends it to who brings up all new issues (many of which are what they are because you pacified other reviewers) and whose comments results in the editor sending the paper back to you and asking you to substantially revise it, again.

six weeks and counting.

June 24, 2008

I bought myself a voodoo doll (to pamper, of course, because I believe in positive reinforcement).

goodbye marilyn.

June 17, 2008

Ever since I started here two years ago I’ve had the same desktop image – B being Marilyn Monroe. Today I decided to mix it up. I use the Cozi family scheduling tool and part of it’s very cool features is an automatically-generated, constantly changing, collage of photos and when one strikes you as particularly cool you can click “s” and send it to someone. So I sent myself this one and made it my desktop image:


June 15, 2008

I don’t get over to the library often enough because of a beautiful little tool called “document delivery” here (which included books). But sometimes I need something right away and I’ll walk over and pick it up. It always reminds me of just how little I know of all there is to know in the world.

celebrate good times.

June 11, 2008

Omar’s idea of celebrating:

And mine:

Here’s a picture to express said panic: