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Almost afternoon (at 2 pm)

The morning has dragged on and on. I had to submit my recommendations for the English Department Digital Media Studies Undergraduate award — read some cool iBook projects and watched some movie projects. I went out to lunch with a colleague who needed a recharge and peptalk. Some other colleagues are hanging out here in the DMP space with flowers and champagne waiting for another colleague to surprise a just surprised the freshly defended Dr. Horrigan, who will be doing a post-doc at Indiana next year. IMAG0186

And now I’m switching to an errands afternoon, which means I’ll postpone any primary research for the day. On other days of the week (Tu/Wed/Th), I make my research/writing the primary objective and begin my day with it, but Mondays I generally work it in if I can. I have a class at 7pm (more on this later), so in the next five hours I need to:

  • pickup prescription
  • build a backyard compost bin
  • take out the trash
  • buy groceries
  • schedule gas meter reading
  • pay rent
  • run two miles
  • cook dinner

5:58 pm update edit: came back to use this post as a live todo list. I was prompted to draft this by someone else’s more work focused todo list earlier. I’m not going to get to that run, but that’s ok. I’m just about to leave out to knock out the rest of those things on the todo list.

IMAG0187This was what resulted from afternoon step-away-from-the-computer break. I used a battery powered circular saw and power drill. Those were my digital dangerous tools of the afternoon.