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How you know you’re home

27 July, 2012

You realize you haven’t managed to get done what you meant to get done for the last six weeks.

You remember that you have a couple of deadlines that you totally forgot.

You meet with a prodigal student for four hours.

Your dean has started to send information.

There are emails asking for permission to overload into your classes.

Your first interaction with colleagues comes close to erasing all feelings that the collegiality you feel at Leeds and the Zoo and online is just fantasy land.

Ok, maybe that last one is just me.

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  1. Dr. Crazy permalink
    27 July, 2012 6:12 pm

    Oh, ADM. Once again, we live parallel lives. Hang in there! Summer is not over yet!

    • 31 July, 2012 1:22 pm

      Crazy, I do hope one of these days we manage to meet up… and you’ve just reminded me I need to write something in response to your collegiality post!

  2. 27 July, 2012 8:14 pm

    What she said. Welcome back home–and good luck with the jerks. Just keep those photos from Leeds flashing on the screen saver of your computer. In my mind, it’s still June, and I’m still in the Huntington Library reading room. . .

    • 31 July, 2012 1:24 pm

      To be fair, I don’t know that it’s so much being jerks as people trying to be nice while defending their boundaries, without realizing it puts others in very difficult positions.

  3. 28 July, 2012 12:25 am

    I’m still living my summer fantasy. Don’t harsh my mellow.

  4. 1 August, 2012 1:40 am

    You met with a student for FOUR HOURS??? ouch!

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