Friday, March 10, 2006

Random Friday afternoon thoughts

It's Friday! Woo hoo! Time for random unrelated thoughts from the brain of Jane.

* During the summer, I'll often take a short "mental health walk" during the day--just something to get me out of my office, clear the cobwebs, etc. I took one today, for the first time in a long time. Man, it felt nice! Why don't I do this more often?

* Sometimes I'll "schedule" research tasks/self-imposed due dates on my calendar if I'm dragging my feet on something. If the day comes and goes and the task is not done, I usually am guilty of moving the due date (bad Jane!). However, today I looked on my calendar and saw that a research task was due, and I actually sat myself down and finished it! (Luckily, it's a task I've been working on all week, so finishing it was fairly easy.)

* Of course I have another research task with a self-imposed deadline of today too...and I will be moving the due date on that one, because there's no way I'm going to finish it.

* And now that I've finished that one research task, I have lost all motivation to do anything else today. And I can't go home just yet. Boo.

* Why is my dentist repeatedly calling Mr. Jane to remind him that I need to call and set up an appointment for myself? Am I three years old or something?

* Whoever started the vicious rumor that students should reward professors who write them letters of recommendation with small tokens of appreciation....should be sainted.


AiE said...

If you ever want to start a new blog, or change the name of your current blog, I vote for "The Brain of Jane."

Have a great weekend!

pjm said...

When I had finished extracting letters, I sent tea to all my recommenders... plus an extra tin for the department secretary for the department in which I'd been taking night classes. I think she had more to do with getting the letters out on time than anyone else.

Sparse representation at today's grad student open house, but I missed last year's so I won't take it too seriously.