austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone

After determining to stay in bed at least till 11 I found myself fully awake before 9 am. Typical. So I ventured into the office mildly curious what I'd have to do to catch up on everything. Slipped under my door was ... nothing. In my e-mail the various letters were general notices and a reminder about a seminar I want to attend Saturday. In my mailbox was ... nothing. Nobody stopped in to see me, nobody had anything for me, no nothing. I may as well have stayed home.

The renovations of the bus stops outside have advanced, to the point that everything seems to be re-paved, although in lighter concrete and elevated a few inches from what it was before. I don't know how this is a safety measure. They're also renovating swaths of the hawker center nearest my office. I hope this all comes together.

There's a fresh batch of manuscript notes, but the light at the end of the tunnel is officially here; we're to start the index. I'm going to push for a lavishly overdone index, since I can't describe how angry it makes me to find a 700-page textbook has a 14-entry index, and I can't think of any time anyone has ever said a book would be great if only it didn't have such a detailed index.

Trivia: In summer 1406 English King Henry IV was forced to appeal for loans to raise the £4,000 to send daughter Philippa to her betrothed King Eric of Denmark. Source: Shakespeare's Kings, John Julius Norwich.

Currently Reading: Flesh in the Age of Reason, Roy Porter.


  • What more can we do?

    A bit of what we did next was exploring, getting to know the lay of the land better. This may sound like we weren't using our time efficiently but…

  • For me and for you

    Our first question for our first new amusement park in over three years was whether to buy per-ride tickets or a pay-one-price wristband. Somehow…

  • Protecting the new ways

    We got up and packed and I made the wrong decision not to snag the bottle of conditioner from the hotel room. Put together some breakfast --- I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.