Thursday, May 15, 2008

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

Also, I have filled out Time and Effort Logs for my service as the leader of English 2010.

I know, I know, I shouldn't complain about reporting "0.5 hours e-mailing X, Y, and Z" or "1.5 hours preparing self-teaching artifact," when the return on my time is actual money. But I am nothing if not a complainer. I did briefly think about reporting the hours--hours!--I spent filling out the forms on the form itself, but then thought the better of it. It seemed, somehow, counterproductive if my goal was to get paid for those hours (measured out with coffee spoons). And to get paid was, is, and remains my goal.

But never mind. Once I griped, filled out the forms, and griped some more, I had a great day, including finding charming little cups and saucers at the World Market, having lunch with my darling friend Ann, whom I have known since before either of us was a mother, and visiting the new baby in the hospital again. Also, the weather is divine. Also, there are blue flax growing in our lawn (aka the meadow). Also, the season finale of The Office is just about on. And before long, there will be sizable checks winging their way in a postal fashion to my mailbox. They get their eye-straining accounting of my Time and Efforts; I get some-a their money. I guess that's okay.

Jim and Pam, if you are not engaged before the episode is through, I will be very, very disappointed.

3 comments:

Middlebrow said...

Since I'll be taking the course release, I will not be filling out the time and effort log. Neither time nor effort will be logged. It will simply exist.

Counterintuitive said...

Well, we are both sorely disappointed about Jim and Pam. That son of bitch new/newer guy and Angela!!! But a great season finale I think.

Dr. Write said...

I, too, am disappointed about Jim & Pam. Also, I want Jim to get Ryan's job and move to NYC with Pam. But first they need to get married. Also, love the ending twist with Angela. I also like how she said, "Okay." Also I love the new HR person.
None of this is directly relevant to your post, which was great.
I have measured out my life in coffee cups. Also, I used to have a t-shirt with that Eliot quote on it. But it faded and I think I threw it away. Sad.

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