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Worst. Snow. Storm. Ever.

Ah, well…not like I had anything to play hooky from…..working on a cover letter for a PCC job that *actually mentions my majors* as qualifications. Rawk. [ buy cialis canada | buying viagra | buying cialis soft tabs 100 mg … Continue reading

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Restart?

It may be time to come back here….especially since my old PSU addy will be expiring soon, to be replaced by jim@ here. We shall seeeeeeee. Back to this cover letter. [ buy generic viagra | viagra sample | buy … Continue reading

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Long Lost

Wow…it’s been a while, hasn’t it?  yeesh. Still at PSU (future to be determined about 3/31, they say), trying to put my ducks in a row, and figure out what’s next, should things change. No relationships on the horizon…then again, … Continue reading

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It never changes

I’m working without a contract.  The union (I’m a member) finds out tomorrow, and I teach on Tuesday…my students need it, because it’s required to graduate, and I’ve got at least students have all the requirements finished except Diffusion In … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We … Continue reading

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Another Monday, another term

Weirdly, they didn’t give me my normal teaching slot (the ‘early’ one, 10-N), putting me in with the 2-4 krew.  No worries, there.  Also, Tuesday-Thursday, so we get Tgiving off, which is nice. So, I signed my halftime offer letter, … Continue reading

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Throwing hand grenades in a phone booth

So, I’m talking to the Department Head tomorrow…this whole contract thing has run on two parallel paths (since no one is talking to the MSE Head)…I asked a number of questions vis a vis using my research salary to make … Continue reading

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W-week?

Well, it looks like this week will be the one where people figure out what my contract for next year will look like; it appears I have a fallback minimum contract, but I’m not going to sign that until the … Continue reading

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ooooh…pictures!!!

So, had my ultrasound on my kidneys/bladder.  “Boy, that’s a big bladder” is all I got.  No clue whether the kidneys are fucked up.  Got my blood/urine tests, and I’m still too high on Creatinine and BUN, so there’s something.  … Continue reading

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They’re emissions-related.

So, I get all gooed up tomorrow so they can ultrasound my lungs kidneys…I hope at least one of them’s a boy. I’m wearing an XL shirt, to attempt to avoid Hospital Gown Inappropriate Male Reaction. And then the car … Continue reading

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