So I was going to wait out the sinus infection I developed late last week because antibiotics make me nervous (like I’m not already neurotic enough) (that makes it sound like there’s something in the drugs that make me nervous, which isn’t the case — it’s just the fact of taking them, throwing everything off balance, etc.) (when did I turn into this person? Oh my god). Then I started reading about how a sinus infection can erode the bone and enter your brain. That doesn’t sound good. So I have a whole bunch of amoxicillin, now, and I’m just going to see what happens. Hopefully one result will be that my upper right jaw stops hurting.
The conference went so, so very well. I gave my first big presentation, and wasn’t really nervous about it by the time it rolled around finally. I messed up, but did so with relative grace (I think), and people asked good questions and seemed interested, AND (best) it’s over. The parties I planned with a colleague were a big hit, too, eliciting an e-mail from the editor of one of the biggest and best art library databases ever complimenting us on our successful planning! So that was exciting.
Also, I have some big new ideas for work, and I’m excited about those… Mostly letting people know what it is I do, and linking people to more information about what they’re seeing, which might not sound all that exciting, but is.
Not much else is going on. Or at least I’m not up to writing about much else? I’ve pretty much killed the shamrock I so loved last year, but it might be making a comeback. And I’m thinking of shifting towards succulents (given the environment around here, I think they’ll fare better).