23 September 2010

Cloning Version 2.0

Blah. I am still busy. And a little sick too. I got down with a cold this past weekend, and I am still recovering. Last Saturday, my headache was so bad, I felt that my head was going to explode, and my sinuses were so clogged up that I couldn't even smell the cinnamon brooms that the supermarket had. Yesterday, I was able to smell them again.

I still feel like I need a clone: I need the clone to write a paper. But alas, that won't work, so I will be working on that the moment I finish this entry. I feel like I am so busy this semester, I have this idea that time is running out, that time flies like an arrow, and that I am so behind things but the time just zips by. It's already the end of the fourth week of the semester, and the semester only has 15 weeks, counting Thanksgiving Week. I even canceled some of my plans to be out of town.

Yeah, due to the fact that I am giving a talk in Pittsburgh in January, my grandiose plan to go backpacking in Guatemala was eventually canceled. My sister is kinda mad at me, due to the fact that it was my idea in the first place, but I have my priorities, and constraints change. Good thing that nothing has been booked yet. I would have loved to climb Vulcan Pacaya, paraglide in Lago de Atitlan, and visit Tikal, but my professional life comes first, at least in this case. I'll be in the job market soon, and it would be advisable to make my CV pretty.

Oh well, there's always a next time. In the meantime, I am going to concentrate on my work here, so I can make my future better. But I am promising myself that once I get this degree done, I will have a bigtime backpacking extravaganza, as a way to detox my brain. I should look forward to that.

(Ancient Room, from my Pisac Series)


  1. Ugh, I feel for your sinus pain, it makes you feel really uncomfortable.

    Traveling is important but so is your career and this is clearly the #1 priority right now!

  2. I sometimes have to pinch myself: I need to keep working so I can do more traveling.
    But there's the rub, work in America is stingy when it comes to vacations. Yay!

  3. TNP,

    I know, apparently, the USA has one of the lowest rates of paid vacation. That's too bad. Which is why I kinda like the fact that I am headed towards academia, since I basically control my own time, and summer vacations are plentiful.