Friday, April 25, 2008

tightrope walker

It occured to me just now that I haven't blogged in a bit. There are a variety of reasons for that. The biggest one, of course, is the j-o-b; I've been marking for what seems like the last month solid, and that's been consuming all of my time, and a good portion of my will to live. Thankfully, I have finally finished, and submitted my marks, and gone out for my celebratory margarita (it was a strawberry kiwi and delicious, just so you know).

I have also been knitting up a storm, mostly for the various babies that seem to keep being born. My friends are a ridiculously fertile lot this year. I'm working on a pair of socks for myself, but I forgot them at my parents' the last time I was visiting so work has temporarily stalled in that area.

Speaking of work temporarily stalling, the school has decided to build a new wing beside the wing in which my office resides. (No word yet on when we'll finally start having actual separate buildings instead of just wings.) First, there was shaking. They broke the ground, still sort of frozen from the winter, and rattled my office around. Then, they took out my window. Don't get me wrong--I'm not actually cool enough to have my own window in my office, but there was a really cool window down at the end of the hall:

Now, alas, that window is no more. The construction crew took it out and drywalled over the hole of where it used to be. I am considering printing an 8x10 of that picture and putting it on the wall where the window was, but I can't decide if people would find that jerky. Oh well...even if it is jerky, I think I'll do it. I miss my window, after all. Now I'll never know what the weather's like outside.

I'm being evaluated in approximately 3 hours. Let's hope I can come back next year.