THIS is (more) what summer should be like.
Laura and I grabbed a late lunch, and it was actually nice out (mid-70s, apparently, and didn't feel humid) so I got a book
and ate outside.
When I got back to the office, a bottle of red wine was being opened (a Mettler 2004 Petite Sirah). For Prof.D's birthday, it turned out. I had three servings (for values of "serving" that equal maybe two mouthfuls).
In other news:
Scott K. stopped by late this morning, in between Math Camp stuff. On Friday he had said he would stop by on Monday or Tuesday, and lo he kept his word :)
At Harvard T after work, I stopped and chatted with Antonio (spray paint artist) for the first time since, I dunno, spring?
I stopped at Shaw's and picked up some groceries (by which I mostly mean cereal).
Walking up Elm Street, I saw a woman in running clothes with a dog on a leash. She asked me if I had a cell phone; she had found the dog just wandering. (Heh.
) As I started to explain who I was to the guy on the other end of the phone, a woman showed up and took back the dog (Kayla).
I stopped at the library on my way home, shortly before closing. Ordering ~2000 pages of ILL books seemed like a good idea ... when I hadn't actually looked at the page numbers on all those anthologies, yeah. I'm excited to read them
in my nonexistent free time
* Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism
(published in 2002)
* Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality
* Go the Way Your Blood Beats: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Fiction by African-American Writers
* Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
... And I am going to bed soon. We have the windows open again tonight, but I didn't have anything for dinner besides yogurt and fruit. Weather.com predicted high/low temps for the next two days:
Wed: 89F / 62F
Thurs: 74F / 57FEdit:
Oh, and I forgot to mention this email which went out to all Staff and Faculty from the Dean:
Please join me in the Dean's House Garden this Thursday, 27 August 2009, 1-2:30 p.m. for make-your-own-sundaes, beautiful weather (really – I'm guaranteeing it), and an opportunity to catch up and relax with your colleagues before we're fully immersed in the new academic year. It's a small way of saying thank you for your many contributions to the School.