madclarinet (madclarinet) wrote,

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Something is telling me to slow down

First things first.

Check out this story from johnhummel. Maybe someone in the media will spot it.

Also - Gloved from [info]mszola

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Okay, now for the boring part.

My body is now ordering me to slow down. Basically, I'm coming down with a cold. I know that sounds stupid, the colds are going around work and several staff already have been staggering around so its not usually surprising if other people in the department come down with the same thing.

For me, its unusual. I seem to have a decent immune system, I usually blast straight through all these illnesses going around. Working at a university exposes me to these things regulary anyway. Problem is that I've been running on overdrive for far too long. Jobs piling up and me rushing around at 120% is a sure fire way of burning myself out. Coming down with a cold is a big hint that I should slow up.

Slow up - the simple question is HOW. Next week is a week without lectures, except we have a few students in for a 'residential course'. Its the online degree - to get the 'full' degree students have to attend a week worth of stuff at the university itself.

Thats great - except how on earth am I going to re-image all the labs when there are people using the damn things. Maybe I need to break out the emergency vodka and/or real ale/bitter and consider various plans.
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