twenty-four

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Egads. In twenty-four hours I’ll be defending The Dissertation.

Mind you. I’m not worried. Okay. That’s a lie. Of course I’m worried. I’m not worried because I think I’m going to fail. It’s a more vague and general kind of worry that if I put too much attention to my mind will just make up excuses to worry, so I’m not going to do that. But, can you blame me for worrying? For three hours I’m going to be stuck in a room with three well-established scholars who’s ideas I generally admire and respect. And we’ll spend that whole time talking about my work. Whew. It’s sort of a big deal.

I think I might wear a tie.

And I may have made a tactical error here today. I decided not to go into the office but to stay home and “relax” instead. But Dana’s got her night-school class tonight which means I’m sitting around at home for the next twelve hours trying to think of things to do to take my mind off what’s coming tomorrow.

It is a freakin’ beautiful day out there. Maybe I should go out or something.

In other, completely unrelated news, it occurred to me last night that since I made the switch to the new blog management system, server, etc., a lot of links to this site aren’t going to work anymore. I’ve tried to add in as many redirects as possible, but there’s bound to be some I’ve missed. Also, if you’re subscribing to the RSS feeds, they’re all different, too. Sorry for the inconvenience!

In other, other, news, today is yet another primary, one that the media has conveniently labeled “the Potomac primary.” (To paraphrase Kent Brockman, it’s a crisis so big it’s got its own title and theme music! Trapuccino!) If you live around there, hey, why don’t you go out and vote? And while you’re at it, why don’t you go out and vote for Obama?

In other, other, other, news, once the Dissertation has been defended, I expect everyone to call me Dr. Scott. No wait. That’s not what I was going to say. Once Thursday rolls around, I’ll be posting something more, oh, I don’t know, Buddhist. Unless of course my Radiohead boxset ever shows up. In which case maybe I’ll talk about the difference between digital downloads, CDs, and vinyl. I don’t know. But I do know this: maybe I’ll be just a little be less distracted.

At any rate, think good thoughts for me, will ya?

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One thought on “twenty-four

  1. I hope Obama can keep the momentum going. It is looking like the Texas and Ohio primaries could be the huge one to make or break Clinton.

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