Category Archives: Rant
I’m having a bad week for research. At least it feels that way. I guess I made a little progress today, but everything feels so slow… Also, it gets dark too early now. It’s depressing.
I’ve kind of forgotten to write things here, so I have a lot to catch up on. I’ve been having a hard time getting back into a steady work schedule, but I’m finally starting to feel better about it. There’s … Continue reading
Yup, one year ago today I arrived here with my parents and a lot of luggage. It still doesn’t really feel like that long, and I think I miss the east coast more than I realize. In other news, my … Continue reading
Apparently ‘upliftment’ is a word – sorry. I’m still not entirely convinced, though. The OED lists about 6 references to it throughout the 20th century, each in a magazine: 1926 Brit. Weekly 15 Apr. 46/3 Native women of the educated … Continue reading
With the last day of class this year approaching, changes for next year are already being planned. One of them involves me moving out of my office into the office next door, which I’m not happy about, since I’ve already … Continue reading
Tonight I heard three different made-up words used on TV as if they were real words: “efforting” as a verb, “protectify” being cute in a commercial (I guess), and “upliftment” (I don’t remember the context). What’s going on? Also, I … Continue reading
when all your dreams come true…right? I think lately I’ve been making myself more unhappy than I actually am, and I need to stop. There’s kind of a collective culture of stress among first years at the moment, and it’s … Continue reading
That has to be one of the worst acronyms I’ve ever heard of. It stands for “Planetary Interactive GIS-on-the-Web Analyzable Database.” Just throwing it out there.
Ahh the new admitted grad students arrive today and tomorrow – so weird! It doesn’t feel like a whole year since I was doing that…not at all. Too bad they put it right at the end of the term like … Continue reading