So, this post is really for business purposes more than anything. 1) I am finally ready to list all the random DVDs etc that need to be claimed by their rightful owners. These were items lent to Mike when he was at Jefferson. 2) With classes in full swing (200 student intro to Mass Comm course that I've never taught before and a 25 student senior seminar on media effects) I am in need of some help on the homefront.
DVDs to be claimed. Some of these may have been gifts to Mike. I don't know. Either way, I'm not going to watch them. So please take them:
- Arrested Development season 2
- Marx Brothers collection
- Decalogue collection - deke, i think these are yours.
- Clint Eastwood box set with 5 movies (the dirty harry series)
- Cary grant dvd collection with 5 movies
- Warcraft - reign of chaos video game
- Planet of the apes box set
- Battlestar gallactica season one
- Once and Again Season One - this was ours but I don't want it... We watched this show religiously over popcorn and Dr. Pepper.
- A bunch of comic books - which I think belong to Jason.
As for request #2: I'm already quite sleep deprived and March is going to be nuts. Bax is up at 6 every day. I teach MWF - leaving my house at 7:30 am, in my office at 9 am. I prep and teach my two classes, hold office hours leave campus at 4, get Baxman and am home around 5:30 pm. Bax goes to bed at 7:30 pm and I tool around - cleaning, laundry, bills, classwork - and yes, blogging - until 10 or sometimes 11. Time FO' Bed!
This is all fine, except now I have to do the final final revisions on the dissertation and prepare for my defense. Yes, the freaking dissertation defense is finally scheduled. Save the Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007. Danna defends the diss - in public no less. Oy yoy yoy. I'll return to this in a moment.
Point being: Between teaching, thinking about prepping for the dissertaion defense and Baxter's occasional moments of major TWO-ness. I'm starting to feel the burn. I'm going to crash soon. Instead of hitting a wall, I figured I'd ask for help.
I know I could ask Annie or Susan or Michelle, but though I'd put it out for other good samaritans: Is anyone able to or interested in coming over for a sleepover on a Fri or Sat night in March. I'll cook dinner (Yes, I cook now. One of the many fucked up ways that my universe had turned upside down since Mike died. Crock pot madness, chicken in a red wine marinade, stir fry, and many baked good from scratch out of his Cook's Illustrated Cookbooks - cookies, muffins, breads -- all egg free so bax won't go into anaphylactic shock). Anyhow: we have a nice visit in the evening, go to bed at a healthy hour, and YOU - you kind soul, you - get up with Bax and do the breakfast/hang in jammies playing and watching TV thing. And I sleep. That's it. I could also use that same help on a Mon or Wed night, too - in which case, you could get up with bax in the am and drive him to daycare.
Another form of help that I could use would be a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to come over so I can grab a little productive time in my office. like 1-5 or something.
Weekends I could use the help:
Fri/Sat March 2-3 (this friday-sat)
Fri/Sat March 9-10
Fri/Sat March 16-17
also Mon or Wed nights.
More info about the dissertaion defense: at 2 pm on Tuesday April 3, I make a public presentation of my arguments. Not sure for how long - maybe 30 -45 min? I'm guessing here. The defense will take place in a classroom at Annenberg. Then my 4-member committee gives the public audience the boot and grills me about my dissertation. Then, they give ME the boot. I wait and wait and bite off all my nails until they open the door, invite me back in, sit me down, and tell me my fate. Ta-Da. That's it.
Can you freaking imagine? April 4th I might just be Dr. Danna. And yes I will ask you to refer to me as such... ok... just for a day? please...?
love to you all.