Tough times...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Blogging is kinda hard these days. Things are tough, and the "What should I blog about?" question doesn't always yield a topic that meets my "personal benefit outweighs depressing my readers" condition. I feel good overall, but this week it's like every day has been a week in itself. Everything changes so fast! I struggle to keep up. This week, I realized that my current schedule isn't cutting it, and I need to put in more hours over the weekend. Seriously, I'm doing a MILLION times better with productivity than I was this summer, but it's not quite enough for this semester. I'm going to the office tomorrow to get some work done. I need to make a to-do list for every little thing I have going on right now, from various work projects, to grad school applications, to class, to LIFE. That (and formatting a big fat data file) is what I hope to accomplish at the office tomorrow.

Why not a countdown? That requires minimal effort!

1 day til we grill steaks.
4 days til I try out a new volunteer position (you won't believe it...but it will make an interesting blog, so I'll save it!)
6 days til we leave for Sharkathon.

Intermission: Sharkathon is a fishing tournament at Padre Island National Seashore. We are tent camping the whole time. I am entered in the trout division, which is less of an investment than the shark division. This is my first year to attend. I plan to listen to my MP3 player and plow through some more of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (I'm on book 3). I am seriously looking forward to it even though I'll be deserted with a bunch of smelly boys for 4 days (Tom, Clint, Reade, and John).

11 days til my first exam of the semester!
15 days til my next conference presentation - this one's in Dallas, which is kinda nice.
About a month and a half until we lose an hour (daylight savings time) and the clock in the truck is finally in sync again. It's been off by an hour, but why change it? We're so close to having daylight savings time do the work for us! This is the same date that my grad school app is due...

And with that, I'll close. I sincerely hope everyone has a great weekend!


The O'Brien Family said...

what?!?!??!?! You're gonna leave us haning about that volunteer position? I sit in the morgue or are you doing someone's homework? tell all!

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