We control the horizontal... And the vertical...

Today has been a strange day.
An Outer Limits sort of day, even.

First, my sister is in town, but she's sleeping all day. I have no idea why. (I would have asked, but I only found out when she called my cell phone, and I could barely hear her for the terrible reception. I would have asked this morning, but she was sleeping.)

Then I realized that it was getting a bit too cold for motorcycling. Yes, summer has ended. The thermometer read 1.5 on the centigrade scale. Yikes.
Praise be to God for the miracle of silk long underwear.

When I got to school, I found that I'd been given a cheque in my mailbox, a cheque that was supposed to be deposited electronically last week so that I could pay for tuition. (Fortunately, I paid with my Mastercard...)

I also found that my paper on Eve and Sin in Paradise Lost has been accepted for reading at the upcoming Medieval and Early Modern Institute conference on Holy Women.
Yay!
I'm a real academic now!
...
*Waugh!*
I have to present a paper at a conference of graduate students from all over Canada (and some from the US!) And most of them will have a feminist (or at least post-modern) outlook on the topic at hand!
Oh well... I've got a few months to polish this paper to a bright sheen... A few months when I should be working on other, more important, papers...

To finish the afternoon on a positive note, I was delighted to find an actual, practical use for the tweezers on my swiss army knife (model 53401-"Executive".)


This should really teach me to stop using my old 512MB cruizer micro and switch exclusively to the 2GB drive that Rus gave me for graduation: the design of the newer drive has done away with the old metal casing around the USB connector, which makes it totally lint-proof.

The epitome of functional design in a USB connector.

The cruizer is a very fast little drive, though, and there's something delightfully redundant about keeping two USB drives on the same keychain. I use one for programs and one for files.

1 comment:

naomi said...

I was sleeping all day so I could stay up all night of course! Well, not just stay up, but drive all night. With fog & bears & deer & elk to keep me company. Yes, sleeping all day was helpfull.