So is the Gadlet. So much for sneaking out of bed and getting to work early. I got up at 6:00, but then so did she. Doh!
Yesterday I got through 3 days of Congressional debate. Talk about boring. At one point in my life I got really excited reading this. I can actually remember a moment in the bowels of the library when I had the Congressional Globe in my hands and I was so interested in what I was reading I thought with great glee, “Wow, maybe I could do this for my dissertation!” It was a pivotal moment in my graduate career. Fast forward to a decade later and boy do I not give a shit. Let me tell you that after 10 years of reading political posturing by Congressmen in the 1860s, the magic has gone out of the relationship. But I did it and I got through 12 lengthy speeches.
It was good because now I have a sense of what the fault lines are in the debate so I think I can breeze through the next 6 days of argument a bit more quickly. But that is my next step. So, I kind of accomplished all of my limited goals for yesterday. Horay?
Today I’ve got a lot going on and since the Gadlet is awake, I don’t think I’ll get much done this morning. But, my new goal is to finish the reading by Saturday and start the writing on Sunday with high hopes (perhaps unrealistic) to finish the writing on Monday. We’ll see how it goes and I’ll keep you all posted. Heh heh … get it… blog posting… posted…Oh, I’m killing myself here… Man, is it way too early for puns. Sorry, guys. On that ridiculous note, I’m off…