Tuesday, March 25, 2008

different types of work

I'm right squat in the middle of a few weeks of switching back and forth between lots of different kinds of work. Holy Week was intensely busy, and I couldn't really find any energy to think about things other than singing, and finding the mental capacity to sit through service after service. In fact, I think the lack of mental engagement I felt from church overload translated to my inability to think about academic work last week.

This week I start rehearsals for a fun and weird concert with a group I haven't sung with before, and am particularly eager to make a good impression on. I'm also swinging by campus city for less than 24 hours to conduct the first round of interviews for grad students hoping to work at new TA training in the fall. Next week is the second round of interviews and the last of this year's lecture series that I'm organizing. In the midst of all this, I'm working (slowly slowly) on my actual dissertation (as opposed to the virtual dissertation, which is all done and was submitted last year).

Hope to be able to think luxuriously later. For now, it's write, eat, and run off to campus city this evening. And sorry if you've commented recently and I haven't responded -- attention will be paid, I assure you.


Sisyphus said...

wait, you have a virtual dissertation? Did it get you a virtual tt job?

Hmm, I'll have to look in to that.

JD said...

Holy Week always does that to me when I sing, and to everyone else I know. I don't even think the exhaustion is faith-based; it just IS.

Hope you find that luxurious thinking space before long. And luck with all the planning, interviews, etc.

kermitthefrog said...

Yes, I was so successful in my virtual academic job that I was promoted to virtual Dean this year.