Sunday, October 18, 2009

Week of Doom

Then we had the Week of Doom at work. Meaning it was a whole bunch of big events happening all at once.

1) Thankfully no current faculty members won Nobel Prizes. Otherwise my week would have been even crazier than it already was.
2) I drove to work almost every day this week. The office rented me a car two days in case a faculty member did win and then I would have had to drive to their house at 6 AM to interview them. Driving frequently made me glad I don't own a car and drive on a regular basis. Parking is obnoxious.
3) I'm excited for Epic Mickey the concept art is really what does it for me.
4) One of the Nobel prizes made me rediscover this awesome protein synthesis video (you might want to skip the first three minutes - just boring ol' science)
5) I think I had dinner at Paul and Stephanies and it was broccoli chicken which I haven't had in ages and is delicious and we watched the Wire. But the week is mostly a blur.
6) Oh yeah, I guess we had the last wednesday night dinner with Tiffany, Seth and Krista at my place. We ate "Ithaca Artichoke Medley," sweet potato wedges and chicken piccata. Delicious.
7) This week's Dollhouse episode was great. Whoops! Accidental personality swap! I watched it while on vacation, but this week has so little going for it I will put it here.
8) I guess nothing went terribly wrong with the Week of Doom. So I guess it was the week of running around a lot, but not really Doom.
9) Sleeping Friday night after getting home from work. I was going to hang out with Robert, but then my 1 hour nap turned into a 5.5 hour slumber. I woke up confused in the middle of the night and began frantic packing.
10) Getting out of Chicago. Look for my recap of vacation coming soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Way Behind

This week (which happened almost a month ago) was crazy. I worked long hours at work, worked on my laptop on the train to and from work and worked sending e-mails when I got home.

1) Much of my week was spent conducting interviews for our potential new student employees. Those are fun, although I always have a hard time choosing because I feel bad about not being able to hire all the qualified people. Tiffany helped me whittle it down though.

2) We had some cool videos go up this week. South Campus Residence Hall Tour, Color Vision, Chicago in 60 Seconds Promo.

3) One night I managed to get away from work and went to a networking event called: Let's create New Media in Chicago. It's a cheesy title, but I handed out a bunch of NNN cards and heard about what other people are doing (though, there were less video producers than I expected) and collected a fist full of business cards.

4) Another night I had dinner with Max at Leona's. I was a little incoherent from the work week, but we had a good conversation. He had just started his job. We also talked about a time-weighted conception of self.

5) That Friday I wanted to reward myself for getting through the week, so I stopped at the Lego store on the way home and picked up Winter Toy Shop. It's totally awesome.

6) Watched the new episode of Dollhouse. That one was probably the weakest of the season, but it was still good. Unlike last season, there's no need to skip episodes in season 2.

7) Then I went shopping to three stores I've walked past many times in the last year and thought about going into but never have. Uncle Fun is a kitschy toy and novelty shop. Paper Boy has cards and notebooks and journals and wrapping paper and origami paper and all other paper things. Candyality has big bins of candy to buy by the pound. I bought presents for Jenny, Leo and Mom and then delights to share with all. I got a wind up walking brain for my desk at work.

8) Then I went and got a haircut & bought some stuff at Gap.

9) Robert and I had dinner at a so-so mexican place but then we went to Yogen Fruz, which is always awesome.

10) Then we went back to my place and watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which I had never seen before. Oh my, Tim Curry!