Archive for May, 2006

Car keys? Where are you?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Lost, sometime between four p.m. last night and eight this morning, my car key. It sits on its own keychain and resides either in my purse or in my pocket. It being in neither of those places, nor on my dresser, nor on the counters, nor on my desk, appears to be well and truly […]

How to Nourish Geekiness

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

1) Prepare the bait: I received 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons and Dragons for my birthday. Fun book, if a bit heavy emphasis on the story books published in the D&D worlds, and boasting an entertaining foreword by Vin Diesel. Girls wanted to look through this.
2) Sweeten the pot: I went downstairs […]

Bad Pennies

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Came home from nearly a week away (didja miss me?) to a new email, received today, from a student account:
Dr. Ancarett
It Student, im in your Directed readings course in envision, but havent recived anything for it yet. I just wanted to know what to do about it. Is there a package or anything […]

Cleared the decks

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Despite freezing temperatures in the office, I pushed through the last two days and left a 50 page manuscript ready and waiting for tables to be inserted: the self-study report is complete! Well, except for the dean’s changes, whatever the committee decides to tweak and allowing for whatever whimsical changes come down the pike in […]

Empathy is Boundless

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

As a longtime horsewoman, I’m thrilled to know that Barbaro continues to recover as well as could be hoped from his complex and arduous surgery. Horse-racing is a sport that rips your heart out with the high rate of injuries to horses and jockeys. That said, this attitude really irked me:
Regardless, as one person noted, […]

May snow?

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

The precipitation outside our windows this morning is white and fluffy.
That’s simply unfair!

Chinese in Cape Breton?

Friday, May 19th, 2006

This kind of speculation is why it took so long for people to give much credence to the medieval Norse stories of Vinland, because they’re busy wildly theorizing a Chinese discovery of and settlement in Canada as in The Island of Seven Cities.
There are a few voices of skepticism in the discussion (this from the […]

How much?

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Gacked from Lifehacker: Leapfish’s Domain Name Resource Center suggests that this little domain could be worth as much as $37,922.00.
Okay, who’s interested? For that price, I’d definitely sell out!

One step forward

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

So, today we had our intake interview with the CCN regarding youngest. The good news? She’s eligible and her files will be processed without delay. The bad news? Even with all of that, nothing will come together in time for her to sign up for the drama day camp at the Y.
It’s discouraging: this was […]

Missing Out

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Also known as “Ancarett plans to do bugger all around the department office next month” to make up for what I’m missing out. Right now, I’m stuck, nose to grindstone, working on this damnable report, detailing such thrilling issues as:
[Describe the general arrangements that exist in the academic unit to foster the development of graduate […]