March 12th, 2006


to work or not to work

I have this thing rolling around in my head that belongs in my dissertation but if I open that file and start working on it then I will be working on my day off and that means either that I would need to keep working the rest of the day in order to earn a full day off later on or just consider this a "half day" and do another "half day" this week. thing is I hate half days. I prefer entire days when I do not expect myself to do a single productive thing.

well you should write when the spirit moves you so I guess I'll be getting dressed and writing now. later I can do something more fun like paint or something. the weather here is being the same strange weather it's been for two weeks now: alternating sun and downpours. so far it hasn't rained here yet but there are little green and yellow splotches all over the radar. I haven't checked the snow level yet but maybe I should get a car and drive down skyline drive.

no. everyone and his uncle will be driving down skyline drive to see the snow if there is any. I should paint. haven't done that in a while.
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    productive productive

day on

four pages.

my dissertation now tops 100 pages single spaced. it is true that about ten of those are an old Stein essay that needs to be thoroughly revamped to takes its place in the introduction, but most of it I think will appear in the form it is in, just not right where it is at the moment.

I can't believe I have written 100 single spaced pages on approximately one topic. on the other hand every paper I have ever written has only been a rehearsal of this one and a training exercise on how to get the most detail out of the barest of textual facts.

I guess my training is paying off.

so it is 1:30. I have a cat on my lap. I'm vaguely hungry. what now?
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