So, I just dropped off A & E at the airport, so that they can fly off to an area she calls “the suburbs of Green Bay” in order to watch her niece, E’s cousin, be christened. (On Easter Sunday! No pressure or anything . . . ) That leaves me by myself until quite late Sunday night. As far as I can tell, I have four very middle-aged fantasies about what might happen over these next several days:
- A maelstrom of research productivity, to make sure I get as many things close to completion as possible. (Of course, the library’s closed for 3 of the days . . . )
- A burst of grading & service productivity, to help the rest of the semester wind down gracefully.
- It’s my understanding that a major sporting event starts in a few minutes . . . I could watch without having to explain to the 4-yr-old that you can’t change who you’re rooting for every time the score changes.
- I could sleep . . . s-l-e-e-p . . . SLEEP!
What will probably happen is that I’ll do just enough of all 4 of these things to feel stressed about them all, plus screw around with this cool new semantic web tool that I got a beta invite for yesterday, plus random web time-wasting. *Sigh.*
What would you do if you were stranded without family for the last 4 days of spring break?