The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Sadly, I have been enormously busy with a sh*tl**d of paperwork since my last post. I have been getting up at 5:00am and walking, then getting to the U gym by 6:30am and then to my office around 8:00am.

Then, I have been working nonstop pretty much from the moment I get in my office until I leave utterly spent at typically 4 or 4:30pm. I really do not understand why things are SO utterly busy at this time of the semester this particular year. It is exhausting.

I get home, relax a bit, and on busy days like these, I would end up writing for a few moments from home before I go to bed. But, I still have not fixed the damn modem issue I have at home. It is not that I do not know how, nor is it that I do not have the equipment.... I know (or can figure out) how to do it, and I have the stuff. The problem is that I am annoyed as hell that I *have* to do this (the failure was not my fault, but an incompatability issue) and I am even more annoyed that I know it will take a few hours of fussing, fighting with the software, and just futzing around to get it to work right. Add to that fact that my home office is one helluva mess right now from a grant I worked on a few weeks ago right before the failure (papers everywhere, cups, other drink containers, ashtrays filled with pipe ashes, etc)... and you can see why I am avoiding doing the inevitable.

So, I know it is my own damn fault for not writing and for not getting the home office computer up to snuff again. I miss talking with all of you here, but I have not gotten up enough gumption to handle the jobs I need to do in my home office to make it work again.

I have got to figure out how to just "do it".



Blogger BBC said...

I told you to have a computer monkey fix the modem problem, stop being so stubborn, you can afford it.

I'm busy trying to kill myself on a job I shouldn't be doing at my age. Oh well, it's not like the planet will miss me.

Tuesday, 22 February, 2011  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Being busy beats th ealternative I guess. But I know it would sometimes be great if things evened out.

Wednesday, 23 February, 2011  
Blogger Dirk said...

Perhaps you should set yourself a deadline to complete the upgrade. If you fail to meet the deadline, hire the aforementioned computer monkey.


Wednesday, 23 February, 2011  
Blogger amelia said...

Hire 'the guy'!!

Wednesday, 23 February, 2011  

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