August 30, 2009

A case for how fucking early I’m waking up.

So this first week had me pretty exhausted. Not because school was particularly draining or anything. It was simply because I was waking up really, really fucking early, and I am simply not used to that.


I have been getting up early, and going to my office, and working on stuff. I’ve graded papers, done some planning, did some homework in my classes. I did stuff!
But on Thursday, I got distracted with certain nice conversations with certain nice people. So by the time I got to my office, it was already 8. I didn’t have time to get everything done! There were 3 papers left ungraded! Gasp! So I swore I’d come back around noon, and headed to the university press.

When I get back, instead of the completely empty office I am used to, I was greeted with an office with people in it. An office filled with people who are social.
Now, I’m glad that people want to talk to me. That’s neat. I’m happy to help people out with their computer issues and such. That is also neat. But goodness, it took me 45 minutes to grade those three papers. I had some nice conversations, but I wasn’t getting anything done.

So that’s why I’m going to keep waking up early, I suppose. I really don’t want to have to do that kind of work at home. It’ll help me relax better if I don’t. And I’m not going to get much done while visiting with people. So I’ll get there early when I’m the only one there and bang it out.

It is interesting, actually being in a real office enviroment like that, though. I’d love the visiting if it was just a matter of “work X hours and you’re done.” For better or worse, though, teaching does not work like that. So, you know, what are you gonna do. Gotta get my shit done.

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