Slept 2:00 to about

May 26, 2003


Slept 2:00 to about 7:30. Woke at 5:00 and, I think, 6:00. Made myself go back to bed at 6:00 and then did not want to get out of bed. I fear I may have jet-lagged myself this weekend.

Yesterday was a pretty good day.
Spent the morning cranking through chapter 4. Edited, made changes, checked what I found, revised some more. Completed a workable draft around 4:00 and put it aside. I will look at it again today or tomorrow before sending it off - there are two books I want to check for information that I am not sure about. One is on the shelves at BCC, the other is out but has been recalled to the local branch.

Spent the late afternoon and early evening catching up on other work. Graded homework, Thursday's question was "Why did the American colonists use slave labor?" I think I should have added the words "instead of free labor?" to the end.

Started reviewing a textbook for Bedford/St. Martins. So far it looks interesting.

Also made some time to cook dinner (sloppy joes), fluffle the dog's ears, and watch the rest of Legally Blonde. It was about the movie I expected it to be, I liked the smart-girl you-go-girl message, I was intrigued by the way there were a fair number of gay characters but they were all used for comic relief. For a movie about gender roles and gender expectations, I expected a little more. Am glad I watched it, not sure if I am interested in the sequel.

After shutting down I read a little, finished Crossroads of Twilight, the 10th in the series of Robert Jordan fantasy novels. It is an interesting world he has created, with a lot of compelling characters, but he has gotten bogged down. There are too many plot lines, too many names, too many conspiracies. At least this one was not full of bickering women hitting each other like a couple of the earlier ones. I started out liking these a lot, I was buying them in hardcover. He is down to library only, or perhaps $2 at a discount sale.

Got to bed late, and slept fitfully. Lay in bed for a while after waking, then made myself get going.

J comes home today, her plane is due in a little before 4:00. I will head out around 3:00 and bring a book, probably Franklin's writings.

And so to walk the dog.

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