There are all the annoying sundry tasks that we all have to do, of course. (Organizing the unholy mess of papers littering the corner of my
There's also looking for a summer job, so that I needn't burn all the way through my savings. I thought applying for unemployment benefits might ease this burden a little, but since I managed to fill out the forms wrong, I now have a freeze on the benefits until my hearing (!) later this month. Nothing could put me back in my place so well as the realization that I'm too stupid to fill out a government form, and the corollary realization that I need to explain this fact to an investigator who, by the look of the scary 'appeals packet' sent to me, can barely write English. Back to Craiglist I go!
In more professional matters, I suppose there's no time like the present to start revision work on my
In kinda-sorta academic but mostly fantasy matters, I could also try to figure out exactly where I'll be moving to in Research City. But, since that won't be for some months, that activity is only slightly more useful than dreaming of unicorns. There are more immediate questions to answer for my research prep, but only my colleagues can answer them, and we all know how available our colleagues are when we need them to spit out an answer.
And, now that I no longer have an imminent life-determining paper to complete, I'm curious to explore this new activity I've heard about: "dating." Apparently, people pursue sexual and/or emotional needs by going out on "dates," during which they form and test a number of sociological and psychological hypotheses about their fitness as a couple. I would like to try this out. Anyone know how I should start?