November 14th, 2002

Fishy Circumstances

Hurray!

Congratulations to Jenene on passing her specialist exam! It was rather satisfying to hear her sounding so enthused about her academic work for the first time in ages. She's all prepared to go and write her dissertation immediately. I'm impressed!

The Harry Potter dilemma resolved itself - Cat wasn't going to the late showing after all, so I can join nearly everyone at the 7pm showing. Yes, this does mean I miss UTARPA yet again. Oh well. The LOTR is $20 cheaper if I buy it online - and it comes with free shipping. It starts to sound like more of a bargain when I think of it this way.
Fishy Circumstances

Packages and Professionalism

My day was a pleasantly useful one. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, however, when I can return to doing real work and spend my afternoon in Fischer, pursuing sixteenth-century editions of Polydore Vergil with appendices. What follows is my day in highlight form...

- I filled in for my advisor on his early tech class. This would mean more if I'd given a lecture. Instead, I merely pressed play on a video tape. Still, the concept made me feel as if I'm working in the right direction.

- I received a package in the mail at school. It was a book I really didn't need, but more importantly, receiving it means that HSS has my check - so I'm now a member of the History of Science Society. Hopefully I'll soon be receiving the more interesting things which come with the membership.

- Indeed, some of it may have already arrived. I have email saying there's an oversize envelope for me in the office, the next time I'm in to pick it up.

- And in fact, I was there when Denise tried to put it in the mailbox, only I didn't realize she was putting it in mine and she'd forgotten my name entirely, obviously. She asked us what she should do, and we recommended keeping it and leaving the person a note. Thus the email in my previous bullet point. Ironically, the only other person in the common room also received a package (desk copies!).

- I've done my work hours for the week and caught up on my overdue hours!

- We're reading through the intro to the Vulgate faster than I was expecting. I'm having trouble telling how much of this I feel comfortable with or could handle without glossing.

- I've redirected most of my email to our new all-pupose web host. It's a new era!

- I ran into a committee member and we stopped and chatted for five minutes while he found out how the police lead their horses into the horse trailer. It was good to catch up.

- Harry Potter movie tomorrow night! With many people!