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Oct 16 2013

Getting too old for this stuff

On top of my usual horrible Wednesday class load, which means I don’t emerge from non-stop working with students until 5pm, my division has scheduled a major meeting for 3 hours from 6pm to 9pm. Goodbye 16 October, I think I’ll just deny your existence until the calendar rolls over to 17.

It would be nice if I could just go back to bed right now.

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  1. 1
    karmacat

    3 hour meetings are just sadistic

  2. 2
    chigau (違う)

    I hope they feed you.

  3. 3
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    All this, straight after being ill. Not good.

    Take care of yourself Oh Ebil oBerlawd.

  4. 4
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    3 hour meetings are just sadistic

    I had one of those yesterday. Ugh, they are usually boring, and could be covered in half the time if some people didn’t like hearing the sound of their own voice.

  5. 5
    PZ Myers

    Oh, jeez. Roofers have arrived. We’re also getting our roof replaced now (and maybe getting new siding put in, if the timing can beat the weather), so today is going to be one great big mess of distractions.

  6. 6
    NelC

    Anything beyond 90 minutes in a meeting is wasted, unless you’re the Machiavelli who hid the vote on world domination as the penultimate item in the agenda.

  7. 7
    PZ Myers

    It’s our tenure and promotion meeting. We’re going through all the untenured faculty in the division, which is why we have to suffer for three long hours.

  8. 8
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    @NelC:

    “And now item 145b, naming me supreme overlord of all mankind. All in favor?”

  9. 9
    Pteryxx

    PZ:

    We’re going through all the untenured faculty in the division, which is why we have to suffer for three long hours.

    aaaand using judges as precedent, that likely means worse outcomes for the candidates that get considered last. Hope y’all at least get some five-minute breaks or snacks for recalibration.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=lunchtime-leniency

  10. 10
    rowanvt

    I’d rather be at a 3 hour meeting, than discovering the myriad joys of a thrown back. I must say that a 4 am wake up from your body going “I hate you!” is fairly undelightful.

  11. 11
    Sili

    3 hour meetings are just sadistic

    How else would you know that Big Decisions have been made, if not by the length of the meeting?

  12. 12
    =8)-DX

    Isn’t falling asleep tolerated? I mean our minister of foreign affairs regularly fell asleep during session..

  13. 13
    David Marjanović

    I think I’ll just deny your existence until the calendar rolls over to 17.

    And then you crash into the debt ceiling!

    “And out of the chaos, a voice spake unto me, and said: Smile and be happy, it could be worse!
    And I smiled and was happy, and it got worse.”

  14. 14
    PZ Myers

    Just got home. It turned into a 4 hour meeting.

    Gaaaaaaaah.

  15. 15
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Just got home. It turned into a 4 hour meeting.

    Gaaaaaaaah.

    Time for some grog flavored tea.

  16. 16
    chigau (違う)

    Or (obviously) tea flavoured grog.

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