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Friday morning

Waiting for the coffee to cool and trying to figure out why my LJ Client still knows my login info after I trashed every preference file I could find relating to it. Maybe I should start up the older version; the new one keeps freezing while trying to log in, boosting my CPU temp and turning the fan on High you'd better do something before the motherboard melts. I'm updating via the web interface which is not so awful but if Firefox goes into one of its catatonic states then I'll lose my post. I guess I could take a screenshot every five minutes.



I have five hours to drink my coffee and go to Rainbow and get food and come back and edit a paper and then it will probably be time for a nap. I slept from 10am till almost 5pm but that won't be long enough I don't think. Not that it matters--have a look at my sleep pattern over the last week and you'll see why not.

I am starting to stress out about teaching and I need to make up a syllabus over the next few days. I think I am going to make a lot of the readings available as .pdfs--this means I can be flexible as the class goes on rather than lock us into a single trajectory. Not that I won't plan one out--I will, but this way I can add and subtract as needed. I have to go pick up my desk copy of the textbooks, though, before I can really say what we'll be studying when. I guess I can choose the main texts and put them in with a skeleton showing when the papers are due and then plug in actual writing topics after I get the books on Monday. I should have gone and gotten them this week but I got a little depressed and immobile.

It happens.

OK I'm going to cut this short and go get groceries while I still can. I won't lie though--I've been more than a little depressed. Pats on the head are welcome. :)

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daisydumont
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
i will gladly pat you on the head!

i've lost track, though -- is this course you'll be teaching at the art school? the .pdfs sound like a good idea.
eriktrips
Aug. 22nd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
yeah this is the class I'll be teaching at the Art Institute. school starts in ten days although I teach on thursdays so I have almost two weeks still to prepare. but it's never too early to freak out.

well, first one is in denial. then one freaks out. then one sits down and does the work and wonders why one freaks out every single damned time.

thanks for the pat. :)
expanding_x_man
Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Is Firefox, the new version, giving everyone problems? I have never had problems with it before, but after the latest upload to the new version, I have had weird things happen - like freezing.

Any way, consider this some encouragement - you are going to teach and -- your book is getting published and life -- well, that sounds good to me. I know teaching is not your favorite now, but in some ways, it must be interesting? Any way - take care and hope all goes well.
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