Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Be it resolved

WHEREAS Flavia's leave semester ends in mid-May; and

WHEREAS her summer will involve teaching a two-week Shakespeare course, moving two households, going to Europe, and planning a wedding; and

WHEREAS she will be teaching a new senior seminar, getting married, and going up for tenure in the fall;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
  • That she will complete revisions on her book manuscript
  • That she will send said manuscript back out for review
  • That she will research and write an SAA seminar paper from scratch
  • That she will read the book she promised to review for a journal lo these many months ago
  • That she will work her way through a buttload of primary and secondary texts she should have read in graduate school
  • That she will read novels
  • That she will catch up on good t.v.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
  • That she will go to the gym every morning, five days a week
  • That she will meditate for 20 minutes every morning, five days a week
  • That she will not use the internet between the hours of 1 and 8 p.m., five days a week
  • That she will not bore the living shit out of her blog readers with too many lists like these.

8 comments:

Doctor Cleveland said...

So let it be written. So let it be done.

Psycgirl said...

That's a pretty big deal - good luck!

Jennifer said...

clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!

Susan said...

I think you should allow *bad* TV, and *bad* novels...

What Now? said...

Wow, that is quite the list of resolutions. Good luck!

CattyinQueens said...

Wow, I'm totally floored by that internet one. I can't even imagine...but I guess being on leave makes that one sort of imperative. I will consider it when I'm on leave in the Fall of next year. I am looking forward to hearing how this works for you! I often wonder what I could accomplish simply if Gawker.com went under. I can't imagine having no internets at all for that many hours (would probably mean I'd just tack them on at the end of the day into the early morning!)

I need to write my SAA paper from scratch too--second thing I've had to write from scratch since December. Fun and scary.

Flavia said...

Susan: the sad truth is that I don't like bad novels or bad t.v. (though I enjoy trashy magazines in limited doses). I have relatively mindless pleasures, like rewatching or rereading old favorites that I don't have to pay much attention to (Sex & the City or Evelyn Waugh's novels), but that's not quite the same thing.

Catty: Dr. Virago introduced me to LeechBlock, a Firefox extension that blocks specified sites for whatever hours you program. It's awesome. (And/but I've now realized how much of my internet behavior is predicated upon intermittent surfing, all day long--it's really not that much fun to hang out on the internet for an hour or two, all in a block, early and late in the day. Nothing happens!)

medieval woman said...

awesome list - go for it!