The best part, hands down, about a new job that hasn’t yet started at an institution with plenty of resources has to be the new toys that you get for free just for signing up to work there! I found out today that my new Powerbook is in and ready for me to come get it, so that I can “play with it over the summer.” (So says my new department chair.) Yipee!! New expensive toys that I didn’t pay for! I better hurry up and finish this dissertation so that I can earn/deserve these new expensive toys that I didn’t pay for.
The worst part, hands down, about eating a whole mess of cookie dough is the remorse you feel later that night that forces you to do too many situps before bed, thereby damaging the already tenuous lower back situation and resulting in long-term pain the next day. Sigh.
Thus, work is going slowly — I’m having trouble finding a comfortable position to be in that isn’t flat on my back. But, I’m trying to take it a bite at a time. I bit off a little of the property stuff this morning, and am going to now attempt some composition on the issue of property rights and manhood. And yes, it sounds pretty bloody dull to me too.
p.s. I stumbled onto this post while procrastinating and laughed so hard I cried, got stuck in a laugh loop, and had to stop reading before I hurt my back even more because I couldn’t stop laughing and crying. Worth a look if you need a chuckle. http://finslippy.typepad.com/finslippy/2005/06/more_about_what.html