Thursday, May 08, 2008

Curriculum vitae.

Just for today--it was a day full of accomplishments.

7:15 a.m. Woke with a headache, but forged on.

7:20 a.m. Fetched newspaper.

7:30 a.m. Decided I was too demoralized about last night's Jazz game to read the sports page, or really any part of the newspaper. But I did eat breakfast: plain yogurt with blackberry jam and granola, all homemade (except for the yogurt).

8:00 a.m. Checked blog, e-mail. Unsubscribed to several retailers who send me e-mail. Listened to the new Madonna (and Justin Timberlake) song (also viewed the video) "4 Minutes." College daughter has been nagging me for weeks (weeks!) to watch/listen--and she was right--it's a very catchy song. I also heard it later in the day when I was picking up the Camry of Power from the body shop--still catchy!

9:00 a.m. Showered.

9:20 a.m. Cleaned my study! This involved a large bag of refuse, another large bag of give-away stuff, and a much tidier, more navigable workspace. I vacuumed up lots of dust and dust bunnies. I located the adorable birthday card I bought somewhere (where?) for my grandson's birthday (today--happy birthday, Deacon!). Like Dr. Write, my desk isn't quite clean enough to work on, but it's getting there. And I officially have too many books.

1 p.m. Drove to Trax station and took the train downtown where I met Dr. Middlebrow, Ph.D. at Stoneground. Remarkable because: (a) took the Trax and (b) ate at a restaurant I hadn't visited before. Both very satisfying. I also feel satisfied that I have had my last say about English 2010, which mb will be chairing and ruling with an iron hand/velvet glove approach. At least that's how I imagine it. I took the book I'm currently reading--Writing at the End of the World, by Richard E. Miller--and read an entire essay on the train on the way into town and made a dent in another on my way back home. So productive!

4 p.m. Picked up car from body shop. It was bloodied but unbowed, and now it looks excellent. Shiny. Undented. Newly painted, and no doubt more potent.

Well, possibly tedious to read, but it was a splendid day, in my opinion. Tomorrow I tackle the kitchen and the open filing system that is our dining room table as well as the adjunct cupboards that are the various countertops. Clutter be damned.


  1. Sounds like an awesome day. I am so happy for your sabbatical

  2. You accomplished quite a bit. Maybe I should take Trax down to your hood to meet you for a movie? And then I could read on the train too. We need to see a movie. Any movie.

  3. It was an excellent lunch. Good good and conversation. A beautiful day.

    I was thinking I would rule with a hand coated in iron but with a soft velvety middle. But your idea is probably better.

  4. its true. i am so right about that song!! :D i love you!! and yeah, congrats on the sab!

  5. Re Madonna song. Just seen video, finding the biege corset thingy sort of disturbing. Have picture of 50 year old girating Madonna in old lady corset stuck in head. Not good. Sorry needed to get that out....



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