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Showing posts 21 to 30 labeled Personal Life (39 total)

A Lot o' Lists (October 9, 2013)

Life has taken so many twists since my last post here that I don't know where to begin. It would be impossible (and boring) to cover it all in detail, so here's a brief outline. You know how I love brief outlines. More »

The Great Telephone Interview Disaster of 2013 (May 11, 2013)

On Thursday I had a telephone interview that will be sealed forever in my memory as one of the most mortifying experiences of my life, second only to that time in my freshman year of high school that I impulsively hugged my crush. More »

Big Spender (March 9, 2013)

Writing has been put on hold until my life goes down ten degrees of crazy. With the annual conference fast approaching, we're running around like headless chickens at work. I also have a big headache-inducing project for a faculty member on the side, I'm trying to figure out where we're going to live in three months, and I just got a call on Thursday for an interview out of town (apparently the Skype debacle wasn't as bad as I'd thought). More »

When Technology Makes Life Harder (March 6, 2013)

Emerging technologies have, without a doubt, made life much easier in many ways. I can transfer money from my savings to my checking account in minutes without hauling myself to the bank. I can order almost anything we need online, instead of driving all over town to look for a particular cable or type of battery at a reasonable price. More »

Life Changes (February 8, 2013)

You know those comedies where the protagonist encounters trouble after trouble, and when he hits rock bottom, he says, "Well, at least it can't get any worse!"...and at that very moment, he hears a clap of thunder and a flash flood pours down on his head? More »

2013 Goals (January 3, 2013)

I've never been big on New Year's Resolutions, for largely the same reasons that I'm not into NaNoWriMo. Just like there's no magical fairy dust floating in the November air that makes it the prime time to sit down and churn out a book, there's nothing particularly special about January 1 that makes sweeping life changes easier to accomplish. More »

Day Job Goings-On (November 18, 2012)

The university has basically shut down this week for Thanksgiving Break. Spoiled kids—when I was a student we had classes until Wednesday. I would be looking forward to a vacation too, but I get paid by the hour, and I need my 40 hours per pay period. More »

Workspaces (November 18, 2012)

My semi-professional workplace is pretty awesome. I work in an old house in the low-traffic eye of campus that has been converted into a casual office building. The family room is the secretary's reception area, the living room has been reconfigured for seminars and conferences, the upstairs den makes a cozy computer lab, and the attic has a suite of tiny offices for graduate students. More »

Thinking Happy Thoughts (October 28, 2012)

Lately, I've been hanging out a bit too often with my toxic friends Disappointment, Cynicism, and Melancholy. I was passed over for a job I was really hoping to get without so much as a mass email to let me know (methinks they wanted a student, as these things usually go), and then The Chaperone dashed my hopes of becoming an instant smash by only selling two copies this weekend. More »

Perking Up (September 20, 2012)

I've been in a funk for the past couple of weeks. A lot of stress was heaped on me all at once when my supervisor at work hurt her back, I got snagged in the inevitable web of approvals for my back end redesign, and the lab director threw the bulk of a big project at me when I already had my arms full. More »