Sunday, July 10, 2011

Research Support

So far, my research summer support has paid for the following accomplishments:

  • I have watched every episode of The Office.

I never watched it originally because it made me SO uncomfortable. I get embarrassed by characters on television. I have to turn away or change the channel. I watched on HULU and when I needed a break, I would switch to something less stressful for me, like Law & Order: SVU.

  • I have mastered all crops (except for one) on Farmville.

  • I have committed to THREE new research projects.

  • I have committed to teaching an extra course this Fall, which needs to get prepped.

  • I have spent 18 days at the beach.

  • I have seen: Super 8 (Twice. I loved it.), Hangover 2, Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses, Transformers 3.

  • I got all the way through Couch to 5K week 7, then regressed back to week 4. I wanted to run a half in November, not looking that good.

Now the time is starting to get REALZ. I have 5 weeks until my Fall semester starts and I will be teaching two master's courses (same course, two sections) and a freshman course. In the mean time, we are going to Texas for 6 days and Denver for 5 days. Plus I will certainly spend a good deal of time celebrating my birthday and I am going to Biloxi to see Kathy Griffin. I still need to get significant work done on some research, but instead of working on that tonight, I decided it would be MUCH better to bake this cake and watch Toddlers and Tiaras on Netflix.

Looks like I will be teaching every summer from here on out since I took this summer way more OFF than I really should have. DAMN.


Tammie said...

i get embarrassed for tv people too, but usually only those on reality tv. reality tv for me is beyond stressful.

i love L&O SVU but if i watch it at night, i must watch a cartoon afterwards or i cant sleep. so i usually have to find some King of the Hill rerun or something.

--V said...

Oh, I thought that embarrassed-for-fictional-characters thing only happened to me! I have never watched a full episode of Seinfeld because of it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear. I can relate, though, because I set aside EVERY Tuesday & Thursday to work on a project this summer and it's so far from done it isn't even funny.

American Office or Office UK? I can't watch the former because the latter is so brilliant. It would also be better if you meant the latter because it only had two seasons.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Sometimes you need a good break to truly feel that kick in the pants. I'm sure you'll get this Fall in order ... hopefully you look back on this summer glad you made the choices you did, instead of being full of regret.

Shelley said...

LOL, my husband cringes when he watches the Office because he is so embarrassed for the characters! Good to know he has company.

Oh, and Toddlers and Tiaras is my guilty pleasure show.

Alice said...

i think a nice summer COMPLETELY off was a good call! i need one of those some time.. :)

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