It’s 6:45pm, and I only have an hours-worth of focus/energy left for the day, so I’m going to gloss some vocab before going to bed at 8:30.

Rapidly approaching the point where I’ll finally be caught up on Stand Still, Stay Silent, so of course I’m already going back through old saved links to find my next webcomic to peruse slowly.

Time to rewatch Into the Spider-verse and crank through some more bibliography revisions.

On my lunch break, crying quietly over a short story about a robot librarian: www.nature.com/articles/…

What if I just check out a bunch of Mary Oliver’s poetry collections from the library?

I just need to be productive for 4 out of the next 5 hours, and then I can have a bit of downtime.

In the meantime, there’s a cat sitting on my lap and Zoë Keating playing in the background, so the morning’s not all bad.

Gourd.

pumpkins and gourds in an exterior display at the market

I think I’m due for a rewatch of Over the Garden Wall at some point in the next month and a half. ‘Tis the season, after all.

I do enjoy the quiet and solitude of a neighborhood run early on a Saturday morning.

After the rain

Woke up to the sound of rain tip-tapping gently on the roof.

Managed to make it through a section of Lucretius faster than expected, so I’m taking a slightly longer dinner break and finishing season 2 of Marvel and Stitcher’s Wolverine podcast. Up next: research.

Few things are more relaxing and wholesome than having a cat jump into your lap, knead a bit of bread, curl up, and start purring quietly.

Another day, another 3 ILL requests.

I think I have enough books to be able to make a decent start on each of these research projects.

the very full shelf of my office desk, filled eith books on archaeology, time, geography, ancient Greek drama, mobility theory, and Greco-Roman myth

Within the Wires is back!

I love some of the names you can casually encounter in academic articles, like: Carl O. Sauer, Fred Kniffen, Peveril Meigs, and Warren Thornthwaite.

Finishing up a bit of reading about map digitization before heading home, brewing some tea, and diving back into Catullus.

It’s about 4pm, and I’ve gotten enough done that I’m just going to call it a day, make some herbal tea, and read for about four hours until I go to sleep.

I really know how to party.

All right. I think I’ve planned out today well enough that I’ll be done with necessary tasks by dinner, and then can spend a couple hours reading before going to sleep early.

Fingers crossed.

Today is Wednesday, not Tuesday

There is something immensely calming about watching steam curl up from a hot mug of coffee or tea.

I know it’s very early in the semester because I’m being wildly aspirational about the amount of energy I’ll be able to put into meals.

I need to remember that it’s going to take me a little while to get back up to speed.