Things That Keep Me up at Night

A Short Kind of Long List, Specific to Tonight:

  • Not being able to breathe
  • Sinus headache / fuzziness
  • Unfinished conference presentation (getting there, though!)
  • Nearly complete ignorance of a few things for the last week.  Longer for some.  In every realm of my life (personal, academic, professional) (to quote a colleague, “It’s okay! No one’s dying!”).
  • Georgia State’s e-reserves and their legality called into question
  • Fair Use. Copyright. Contracts. Faculty needs. Budgets. Being only one person.
  • Hemineglect (so bizarre!)
  • A collection of Grace Paley stories called Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
  • Not knowing how to return a phone call to someone’s British cell phone from my office phone, feeling like I’m blowing her off (and her name is so cool! It would be such a shame!)
  • Pondering the difficulty of setting meeting times for four people
  • Googling my #1 high school crush to find out that a.) he is a pastor, and b.) his head seems to have grown, while his eyes have not, resulting in awkward beadiness
  • Realizing I haven’t seen him in about a decade
  • Realizing I’m much, much closer to 30 than 20
  • Feeling like a bit of a disappointment.
  • Generalized fretting
  • The BNSF trains and their insistence on blowing their horns all. the. way. through. town. (I know, it’s for the greater good).
  • Disappointment in the drowsiness effects of TheraFlu (or lack thereof)
  • Ooh — chatting with a long lost friend on the other side of the world (where it’s a reasonable hour!)

Notable things not keeping me up:

  • Flowers today from mom and dad! At work!  With little pussy willow branches!  Yes!
  • Spring is lovely and volatile
  • Rainy days ahead
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2 responses to “Things That Keep Me up at Night

  1. Great post.

    “Googling my #1 high school crush to find out that a.) he is a pastor, and b.) his head seems to have grown, while his eyes have not, resulting in awkward beadiness”

    This is my favorite part: a.) because it is funny b.)because it makes me feel less strange about my googling people from yesteryear.

  2. Seriously, anyone who resists the urge to google their past every now and then is either lying or not online or weird. That’s what I say, anyway.

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