Today is Wednesday and it's bizarrely warm, and overcast, and it just started pouring rain outside. I spent three hours in a seminar on leadership and public speaking at school (thankfully with a good speaker) and I have a to do list a mile long. I'm usually pretty good at keeping tabs on all things I need to remember, but I've finally reached the point where I can't tell up from down anymore. Also I bought some can of Indian lentil stew for lunch and didn't realize the serving size is 1/6th of the can, and now I'm afraid to eat all of it because all of the salt will probably kill me on the spot.
The three major things I need to figure out are: 1) get completed dissertation draft to advisor by the 1st. I have several things to do to do the document before then; 2) find a new committee alternate. Long story, but I need a new one and I don't know anyone who meets the specific criteria and until I find one I'm a bit nervous; 3) put together a job talk for my first campus interview (which is coming up sometime in next few weeks, date hasn't been set yet). Once I've got my dissertation draft in I also need to provide comments on a journal article I agreed to review.
This is boring, I'm sorry. I can't even think of an photo appropriate for this post. It's also my reality though. When I was walking away from some friends I overheard them jokingly say that they don't like talking to me because my productivity makes them feel bad. Oops. In more exciting news I just ordered a refurbished iPad 3 and I'm pretty excited about that if nothing else.