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.