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To-do list redux

14 September, 2005

To-do list redux

  • Syllabus for Ancient/Medieval Civ (by 16 Sept)
  • Syllabus for Early Modern Europe (by 16 Sept)
  • Syllabus for World War II, a class I have never taught and for which the text only arrived last week (by 16 Sept)
  • Kazoo paper abstract (which needs to be Really abstract at this point) (by 14 Sept)
  • more reading and writing for the kazoo paper which really needs to be written as an article and then hacked to pieces for the paper
  • Did I mention that I need to also put the syllabi on Blackboard? What do you want to bet I will not be posting assignments by week, but just link to the document?
  • find a place to live (end of Sept, but I can stay where I am longer if I fancy commuting 3 hours a day) I have a house! I am renting a colleague’s “cottage” (built 1917, 3 very small bedrooms, smallest bathroom ever) for a really amazing price — the most I can afford, but about $200 less than they wanted. It needs work — paint, etc., but it’s got charm and most importantly, is not an apartment!!
  • feed my katzes 2x a day
  • feed the Economist’s cat at alternate location 2x a day Changing of the cat sitters! I only have to come by and go through the mail every cople of days to pay bills if I need to. Some people should have online bill pay …
  • water the Geographer’s plants at third location every other day Geographer is due back today!! No more plant watering!
  • prepare actual lectures in hopes that that will remind me that I know how to write (19 Sept)
  • Prepare document discussions (19 Sept)
  • Review new edition of textbooks, because They Have Been Changed
  • Get started on this year’s job applications (First one due 1 Oct)
3 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 September, 2005 8:26 pm

    Yay for the cottage! It sounds wonderful. Here’s hoping your remaining syllabi shape up nicely.

  2. 15 September, 2005 10:11 pm

    Oooh! A house! I’ve never had one of *those*, not even to rent. Yay for you!

  3. 16 September, 2005 3:51 am

    I’m pretty excited. Also pretty stressed. I think I’ll be jamming on stuff for school all weekend. On the other hand, I don’t have to come up with a complete syllabus for WW II, because the book isn’t here yet!

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