April 16th, 2006


yeah. no.

when the alarm went off at 5:45 I heard the rain pounding against my window and thought well maybe not and went back to sleep for an hour.

altogether I got nearly 11 hours of sleep but it's still pouring like mad so I don't think today there will be laundry. it's ok cause the other day I ran to rei and got a few pair of socks with my member's dividend so they cost very little. soon I'll be out of boxers though and I don't need any more of those anymore than I really needed the socks.

once I get my own washer and dryer (an event nowhere on the horizon but just wishful thinking) I will have enough socks to last the rest of my life.

so I have to grade papers today as there is no more putting it off. how you do this with low morale I'm not sure but I guess I'll find out. I like my students, at least, and want them to do well. that's a good start. I can't think of anything to look forward to today but should come up with something besides sitting which I look forward to every day. perhaps if I get started early-ish on the papers I can then find something fun to do in the afternoon.

besides sleep. I do not want to sleep all day again. somewhere in the back of my brain I can feel the sleepy monster getting up a head of steam. more coffee to drown him with!
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    awake awake

long journey, single step

I've graded one paper and it's just depressing. the paper itself was fine. most of them write reasonably well and have some idea of what is going on in class but the plan to sit here and grade like the dickens is not appealing at all. but I have to get them done but on the other hand there are so few of them that I could conceiveably grade them all in one day. just not today. but if not today, what other day will appeal?

if I don't grade papers I should write dissertation but I'm just not feeling the spirit within me move, you know? this will pass but for right now the idea of working makes me vaguely nauseous. this could have something to do with the headache I woke up with. and my elbow hurts. perhaps a little ibuprofen could set things aright.

more coffee is indicated as well. as always.
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    blah flat

kernel panic

it's time to reboot this thing and see if we can't get a readout in the morning.

tomorrow there's cages to clean on top of papers to grade and I should go into berkeley and see about some things that I can't see about from here.

it doesn't take much just a middling one-two and I'm out for the count. tomorrow might be number 7. you have to get up by number 8, right? shit.
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    depressed depressed