But I haven't cleaned it, though there's still time--a little. That's because middlebrow taught me how to make new lists in the sidebar of my blog. Learning is more important than cleaning (words to live by). Also, I had to eat my lunch, which was ratatouille, but sans the polenta I packed last night, because I grabbed the wrong plastic container. And I had to have various conversations. And add pages to my website.
All of which leaves me with an office that contains a metric ton (I'm not sure what that really is) of
- old student portfolios,
- books I will never read or use again,
- piles of paper to file,
- old witty things I've posted on my door that have certainly outlived their amusement quotient,
- binders with material from old conferences (sample: "Integrated Learning: The School-to-Work Connection," from 1996--held in Beaver Creek, CO, which was a damn beautiful site, though I'm pretty sure nothing came of this expensive conference to which my place of employment sent a gaggle of faculty and administrators),
- assorted 'zines from my old creative writing classes . . .