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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Morning Murmurs That Should Be in Bullet Form

Posted by Seeking Solace |

It's one of those mornings where no matter how much coffee I drink, I just can't seem to function. My brain is clouded. And it's Tuesday, which means I have my quiet class. That so doesn't help.

One student asked me for an extension on an essay I assigned two weeks ago. His excuse? There was just too much material to read! Whatever these students are on, someone needs to change the dose.

I've been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd lately. Hmm.

On another note, I was asked to participate in a conference next semester. The chair of the business department has been pushing me to participate. I guess they need someone with a law background on the panel. OK, that's fine. But the topic of the conference is an area that I am vaguely familiar. The conference is not until next spring, so I could get educated in that amount of time. I am a fast learner and better still, I can tap-dance my way through any topic (It comes with the lawyer-training). I am waiting to hear from the person in charge of the program to see if this is something I want to do.

Truth is, I would like to do it, if I can. I have only one speaking engagement on my CV, but it was from my lawyer days. I was a panelist for a legal continuing education course. So, I would like to have more academic speaking and writing under my belt. One of my goals for next year is to get some publishing cred. I am learning that if I want to stick around, I will need to step up my game.

On a totally unrelated note, The Boy is invited to a doggie birthday party! GML's dog, Frankie, is celebrating his first birthday this weekend. GML is having a doggie party at the Boy's daycare. The owner lets people rent out the space for parties. So, Frankie will have all his doggie friends, plus his big brother, Eli, and the Boy to celebrate. How cute is that? Of course, there will be pics!

Well, I am going to try to get some work done. No more coffee because the stuff they make here tastes like mud!


Kai said...

I can't wait for the dog birthday pics! How cute is that idea!!!

Sorry about the lazy best friend is professor of theatre and she has stories frighteningly similar to yours. My favorite was "I can't turn in my paper, my computer got shot"

Hope your caffeine kicked in eventually!