In My Head: I REALLY wish the election were over. The campaigns are barely underway and I’m already so tired of the nastiness and trash-talking and half-truths and barely-truths I can hardly stand it. I think I’ll plead “I just can’t keep track of it; I’m in a doctoral program” whenever politics crops up in discussion, just to keep out of the whole thing.
In My Cup: Green juice
Currently Playing: NPR
Daily Run: No run – cardio (elliptical) and stretching + abs today.
On the Desk: Female Biography Project edits; abstract draft for Kalamazoo.
On the Nightstand: They Say/I Say with readings, prepping for class.
BPAL of the Day: Lyonesse
First day of the doctoral program – so far, so good. I was deeply amused to get into my classroom this morning armed with a dry erase marker and congratulating myself on thinking ahead and realizing there probably wouldn’t be one unless I brought it… only to find I was in one of the few rooms left on American campuses today with nice, long, freshly-washed blackboards! It took a bit of scrambling and a quick-thinking grad TA from the History department to locate some chalk for my 9:00 a.m. class! Needless to say, my new students and I had a great laugh about how they’re just trying to make me feel comfortable by kicking it up Old School. Honestly, if that is the worst thing that happens today, I think we can safely call it a roaring success.