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Spring break

It’s spring break. It should be a time for me to relax, enjoy time with my family, get some extra sleep, catch up on work a bit, and more. I was going to write about all of the things I planned to do during break, such as finally reading Getting Things Done, finishing grading the second exam in CSC 151, writing a proposal for a tenure-track position, and more [1]. I was particularly looking forward to avoiding the shit I’ve been dealing with this past week. I knew I’d have to come back to it after break, but a break would have been good.

However, to paraphrase one of my Iowa friends, If you try to put ten pounds of manure in a five-pound sack, something’s gotta give. I got to deal with things tonight, when I could have been relaxing or writing an essay. It sounds like I am going to have to spend at least one day of break [2] dealing with overflow, as it were. It might not be so bad if I knew everything would be done by the end of break, but there are things that can’t be done until after break. So I’ll be dealing with the overflowing sack for a few weeks after that. And I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t have more horses [3,4] adding to the bag.

I hope that I can get it all cleaned up before Jerod becomes chair.

[1] You can see some of my plans in my essay on mid-semester planning.

[2] Probably more.

[3] Or portions thereof.

[4] By the way, good luck to our Equestrian Team during break [5]!

[5] Good luck to Ultimate, Baseball, and other teams, too [6].

[6] Also Grinnell Singers, who are touring the midwest. See their show if you can!

Version 1.0 of 2017-03-17.