It’s the end of the semester, and while that means very little to me in my current academic state, somehow last week and this week have been pretty full. Granted, I threw a party on Saturday (if only to give me something to do, since I haven’t been working very diligently on anything academic), but even outside of that, the calendar doesn’t have a lot of empty space on it right now.
Nevertheless, I shall accomplish one item on my to-do list today–purchase a flight to Chicago! Hooray! That’s the exciting news. The un-exciting news is that as I think about a trip to Chicago, well, I have a LOT of work to do if I intend for it to be a productive research trip. In even less exciting news, it’s becoming apparent to me that it might make the most sense to write the chapter I don’t really want to write first.
Let me be clear, I am fully aware that, in this context, “exciting,” “un-exciting,” and “less exciting” are extremely relative. As the Grand Master of Discourse has been known to say regarding academic work, “It’s better than digging ditches.” Indeed, it is. And I need to get on it (school work, not digging ditches).