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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Research & Other B*llsh*t



My dental visit went very smoothly.  The dentist and the hygienist both complimented me on how well I maintained my teeth and gums.  The hygienist said there was little for her to do other than giving them a gentle polish.  The dentist also was filled with accolades.  He even said that I had minimal gum recession, especially for a person with significant TMJ like I have had for decades.   He recommended I keep doing what I have been doing. 

My staying extremely busy yesterday *did* help with my melancholy. I feel more like my old self and started to feel that way early in the afternoon yesterday.  I am planning to stay acutely busy between final examinations by cleaning and organizing my laboratory and/or culturing some of the flies so that they will be safe during the Christmas break.  If I get those cultures set, all I will have to do during break is to come in and occasionally check on the rodents, a fairly quick and easy process.  Also on my hope-to-accomplish list is to get the final rendition of all the syllabi I need for my various classes next semester to my secretary so they can be sent off to the graphics center and then they are out of my hair as well. 

Walking and the gym both went well this morning.  I guess I just need to keep moving to keep having the opportunity to improve. 

I have a great idea for a novel, at least I think so.  It is sort of a science fiction, medical thriller type story that (at least to my mind's eye) has a similar profound impact as say "Brave New World".    If I could write anything even 1/100th as profound as I feel that novel by Huxley is, I feel I would have accomplished something pretty damn good.   I have a novel writing guidebook that purports how to outline the basic plot and characters, and I am going to see if I can find time to read that book and perhaps begin this next step.  I am not pushing myself, but trying to keep it fun, and flexible for me with the knowledge that it most likely will never pan out, but having the "fantasy" of the writing of a novel as a possibility is a bit exhilarating. 

Pipe cravings are rather low this morning.  If they stay this way, it should be a relatively easy day.  It is fun to think about the possibility of indulging in a bowl or two on Friday, and it feels especially good to feel like I am doing what I am wanting to do and that my damn cussed stubbornness is seeming to work. 

PipeTobacco

Today's (Wednesday's) Goal =0 bowls 
Yesterday's (Tuesday's) Goal = 0 bowls
Actual consumption (Tuesday) = 0 bowls

9 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

You're doing very well, keep it up.

My flies aren't very cultured.

Fucking flies.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

BBC:

What kind of pipe tobacco are you smoking at the moment? For the bulk of what I have enjoyed in the big 1 pound cans, it was Sir Walter Raleigh or Prince Albert. I have a number of small pouches of a variety of more "specialty" pipe tobaccos as well but typically always liked the simple SWR and PA.

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

BBC:

My flies aren't very cultured either... that's why I'm trying to learn'em sumptin here at the U.

[guffaw]

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

My tobacco is just cheap stuff, $14.99 for a six ounce bag. It's called THE GOOD STUFF. I guess it's okay.

I'll be out of it in a few more days and hopefully won't be breaking down and getting more.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

BBC:

Sounds a bit "pricey" to me [grin]... I can get SWR and PA up here for the big can for only $30, so it is a little bit cheaper. Might be just a difference in "sin taxes" however for your state.

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Correct, sin taxes are high here. Except for on the whores, the christians here don't want their daughters working in decent whorehouses so the poor gals are reduced to free lancing on the streets. And of course they don't collect any fucking taxes. :-)

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

We still have an old whore house above the shoe store, but now it's just a tourist attraction.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

On top of the price I stated for the tobacco and it's hidden taxes there is also a 8.5% state sales tax added.

The taxes here on hard booze has gotten to be ridiculous, a seven dollar bottle of schnapps checks out at over ten bucks.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012  
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Thursday, 13 December, 2012  

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