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.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Cyborging Away the Day

In preparation for the start of the new semester, I have again become a cyborg.  However, I am *hoping* this cyborg effort is really just through this week, as my goal/plan/hope/aspiration is that *IF* I can get all the LMS's (Learning Management Systems.... the gizmo-ey phrase for the electronic classrooms) up to snuff through damn-dogged determination and hard-as-hell work this week through Saturday, I should be able to open the classrooms to students on Sunday, so they have a chance to explore for the start next week.  

And, if I can muster up the stamina to keep at it through Saturday, I *believe* I may be in a position thereafter where I can work at cyborging in a much more "normal" only eight hour-a-day of work format for the remainder of the semester.  Even though part of me worries my aspiration here may only be a pipe dream, it is a pipe dream that is keeping me going at the moment.  

Wish me luck!  

I have had an open pouch of my Sir Walter Raleigh cube-cut pipe tobacco open on my desk by my office rack of pipes to give me a pleasant aroma while I work. The smell is enticing even without smoking. But, smoking it *would* be even better, of course.  

Besides cyborging, the only other things I have done are a) I ran 9 miles on the damn treadmill this morning at 4:45am (dull as hell to run on a treadmill, but I am glad I have it), and because I saw that the trail had melted and did not have any slippery spots by late afternoon, I also ran an additional 4 miles OUTSIDE!!!!  Running outside is so much nicer.  And, that means I will have fewer additional treadmill miles to reach my weekly goal of a minimum of 52 miles (~84 km) a week.

So, other than the two runs and eating food while I worked, I have just been cyborging away.



Blogger Anvilcloud said...

School kids in this province are currently cyborging and will until the 25th. I would be surprised if it weren't extended when we approach the date.

Thursday, 07 January, 2021  
Blogger Ol'Buzzard said...

The wave of the future. You are there.

the Ol'Buzzard

Friday, 08 January, 2021  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I hope you have some time soon to get back to your music.

Saturday, 09 January, 2021  

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